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The following information was referred to in crafting Camp River Ridge's "special coronacamps" procedures.
- Parents need to read the pre-camp questionnaire before signing up their children for camp. They can be found here: Pre-Camp Questionnaire.
- A staff member will be assigned full time to camp cleanliness.
- Camp facilities will be cleaned with disinfectant and/or powerful UV lighting as necessary, before and during every camp. This applies in particular to the bathhouse, platform tents, dining room and kitchen.
- Reduced length of overnight camps (2 nights) and most other camps are just day camps.
- Camp cancellations in the case of heavy storms predicted for the majority of the following day.
- A quick, non-contact temperature check will be done when you check-in at your day camp. For overnight camps, we'll do a simple check during meal time. Staff will be checked daily.
- Staff will explain the procedures to campers in the introduction.
- "Sealed camp": Campers, volunteers, and staff need to stay on site for the day camp or for the overnight camp. There will not be any field trips this summer, such as: horseback riding, canoeing, zip lining, or trips to parks.
- Campers within a team for day camps or overnight camps are allowed normal physical contact. They are encouraged to keep socially distant from campers in other teams. Siblings need to be in the same team for overnight camps. Distancing will be encouraged and promoted in a natural way with a staggered and fast paced schedule; it will not be enforced strictly.
- Campers are not required to wear a mask. We leave that decision up to each camper and staff.
- We will encourage hand washing and discourage touching one's face. Hand washing should occur: after wake up, before and after every meal, before major activities, before and after using the restroom, and, before going to bed.
- The celebration of Mass, adoration, and confession will follow the guidelines provided by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
- A staff member will be assigned full-time to cleanliness and these procedures. He will publicly check off the daily cleaning assignments and routine on a clipboard, keep a record of camp cleanliness, and look for ways to improve.
- All activities will happen outside as much as possible, such as: games, Mass and adoration, meals, prayer, etc. Assigned seating by teams will be provided for group events.
- Disposable plates, utensils, cups, and napkins will be used.
- The restrooms with toilets, showers, and sinks will be available for all our summer camps. The building will be separated by staff and campers, and by gender.
- Each team of 6 or so campers for overnight camps will have their own large platform tent. The box fan will be on at all times during the summer to circulate air. But any camper is welcome to bring their own tent. High School leaders are required to bring their own tent for overnight camps. Staff will have their own personal tents. Female volunteers/cooks will stay at the St Joseph Lodge.
- Only staff and volunteers are allowed in the dining room and chapel.
- The gym can be used for moments of lightning, storm, or heavy rain.
- We will have health stations in strategic locations throughout the camp, both outside and inside, comprised of: antibacterial soap or hand sanitizer, sun tan lotion, instructions, and if possible access to water.
- The water mattress (which makes for a lot of physical contact) will not be used this summer. The slip and slide is allowed.
- If a family reports COVID-19 in their child or immediate family within 14 days of their child's camp, they should contact the Camp Director immediately.
- The Camp Director will communicate this information to the staff, volunteers, and other families, as necessary, but also maintaining due privacy and discretion.
Registration, Calendar, and More Info:
Click here for the "coronacamps 2020" registration, calendar, and more info.