Camp Trinity Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
God did not give us a spirit of fear but of love and power and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7
Camp Trinity held nine on-site sessions of summer camp in 2020 following the Arkansas Department of Health's Directive Regarding Summer Residential Camps. The directive was lifted in April 2021, replaced with a list of recommendations. The document is too lengthy to post here but can be found at the health department website: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/novel-coronavirus
Most of the same protocols remained in place for summer camp 2021, but others were eased.
HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Your family’s safety on site is a high priority, second only to their spiritual well-being. We are taking extra measures to ensure a healthy, clean and sanitized environment at camp following protocols developed by the Arkansas Department of Health, the American Camp Association, and the CDC.
STAFF TESTING, TRAINING & QUARANTINE
All staff were screened and quarantined for two weeks prior to the first regular session of camp. They also took their own temperatures and the campers' temperatures daily. Any staff displaying symptoms consistent with COVID infection were tested at the Conway County Health Unit (no positive tests). Staff are all trained in health protocols.
In addition, all staff are trained and certified in CPR and first aid through the American Red Cross.
CHECK-IN & PICK-UP
Parents of campers are asked to cancel registrations for children who have shown respiratory symptoms within two weeks of the start of any camp event. Parents are required to sign a form stating that their children have not exhibited any symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days prior to camp and have not knowingly come into contact within anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 during the same period. We recommend but do not require that families quarantine their children at home for one week prior to the start of camp.
Parents were not allowed to enter camp at check-in but dropped off their children at the gate, where staff helped unload luggage.
We require staff to wear masks during check-in. Parents were encouraged but not required to wear masks at check-in. We recommend but do not require mask wearing for campers at check-in and for off-site visits, such as the petting zoo and Visitor Center at Petit Jean State Park.
CLEANING & SANITIZING
We have deep cleaned and sanitized all camp buildings. While we have always had cleaning and sanitation procedures in place, we are taking additional, more stringent precautions to keep campers and staff safe. Shower stalls are sanitized daily during summer camp. Sinks, countertops, toilet seats and handles, doorknobs and other frequently touched surfaces are sanitized twice daily. Bunks, mattresses and furniture are sanitized between events. We have strengthened our regular procedures for cleaning and sanitizing the dining hall and kitchen. We have increased the amount of hand sanitizer placed throughout camp (every cabin has a hand sanitizing station). We encourage frequent and thorough hand washing.
Camp Trinity will continue to follow directives from federal, state, and local health officials regarding coronavirus protocols.
For more information, call the camp office at 501-652-6304.