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 recommendation. The document is too lengthy to post here but can be found at the health department website:
Manyh of the same protocols will remain in place for summer camp 2021, but others will be eased or eliminated.
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 have been tested for COVID-19 at the Conway County Health Department. All staff are trained and certified in CPR and first aid through the American Red Cross. Staff are also trained in health protocols.
CHECK-IN & PICK-UP
Parents of campers will be asked to cancel registrations for children who have shown respiratory symptoms within two weeks of the start of any camp event. Parents will be 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.
We recommend but do not require mask wearing for staff and 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 will be sanitized daily. Sinks, countertops, toilet seats and handles, doorknobs and other frequently touched surfaces will be sanitized three times daily. Bunks, mattresses and furniture will be 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.