how we are adapting to the
Staying Safe at Morning Star Bible Camp
All of our overnight camps have been cancelled and replaced with Day Camps that have been greatly reduced in size. Each Day Camp will run from Monday to Friday, from 9:00/9:15am to 4:00/4:15pm.
We ask that any families who have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 or have had fevers in their home in the 7-14 days leading up to camp, do not come. You will be given a full refund. We also require our staff to stay home should they be sick or exposed to someone with the virus.
All campers need to bring a clearly marked water bottle with them to camp. This will be their primary drinking vessel throughout the week. See below for more information on What to Pack.
In the weeks leading up to your camper’s arrival, you will be asked to provide the names of the adults who are authorized to pick up your camper.
COMING TO CAMP
Registered campers will have selected one of two staggered drop-off/pick-up times. Please do not arrive before your scheduled time.
Upon arriving, only ONE adult and the Day Camper are to exit the vehicle and we ask that only ONE adult exits the vehicle at Pick Up. Campers will be assembled in the open, grass area next to the parking lot to make it easier for parents with young non-campers in the vehicle. Parents are asked to bring their own pen to sign their camper in and out each day.
All campers will be screened by their Team Leader upon arrival each morning. Their parent/guardian will be asked if the child has…
- Recently developed a new cough
- A fever
- Aches or fatigue
- Loss of smell or taste
- A sore throat
- Been around someone within the past 7-14 days who is known to have or is suspected of having COVID-19
Day Campers can expect to wash their hands often: before an activity and immediately following.
Day Campers may or may not be fully engaged in physical distancing at all times. If physical distancing is critical to you, we ask that you help your child to practice physical distancing. There are many ways to do this: play games together while maintaining distance, practice staying at an appropriate distance from one another, and also teach your camper verbal statements that they can use to politely ask someone to allow them more space. Public schools are not expected to enforce strict distancing measures, however, we are building the expectation of social distancing into our programming.
We are excited that we will still be able to welcome your camper this summer! The Lord has provided for the needs of Morning Star for well over 50 years and we look forward to seeing His provision this summer. As always, we will apply safe thinking to our methods, but above all else, we continue to trust in the Lord our God.
WHAT TO PACK
- running shoes
- modest swim suit and towel
- waterbottle and sunscreen
- change of clothes
- prescription medication that your camper will need to take while at camp (see note below)
PLEASE DON’T BRING
- Cell phones, iPods and other MP3 players
- Gaming devices, laptops or tablets
- Alcohol or narcotics or non-prescription medications
- Pocket knives, blades, etc.
- Any other material which might be inappropriate for a children’s Bible camp
Please label EVERYTHING that comes to camp so they have a better chance of returning home with your camper or so that we can get it back to you if anything gets lost. Commonly left-behind items are towels, hats, shoes, flashlights, and Bibles.
If you need to send medication, it MUST be sent in pre-packaged blister packs or in the original container.