Village Creek Bible Camp
CAMP AND COVID We made it through an amazing summer of opening, closing with a few weeks of quarantining, and reopening with more great weeks to complete our summer. We have been so blessed and have learned so much. Our Current Policies : Cleaning Procedures – Our staff clean and disinfect our bathrooms and buildings during events, and in between events. We took this cleaning seriously before Covid and we have added additional cleaning during this season. Food Service – As an organization we are responsible to adhere to all of Iowa’s Food Codes. This includes cleanliness, food service, food storage, and more. We are grateful for our well-educated kitchen staff that have enabled us to easily pass our annual inspections. We are presently serving food cafeteria style and for family events - family style. Hand Washing – All of our campers and staff are required to wash their hands before meals. In addition, we have hand sanitizer available in each cabin and building. Additional Policies for Fall 2020: The CDC and other organizations have made recommendations and guidelines to help enable camps to run safely. As a result, here are some protocols we are adhering to. Health Assessments – Each camper will need to complete a brief health questionnaire and a temperature check upon arrival. If they show signs of illness or have been around people who have been ill, they will be asked to not attend camp. We will be asking daily about new symptoms for events longer than a weekend. Cleaning Procedures – We will be disinfecting frequently touched surfaces (doors, switches, faucets) additional times during the day. Windows will be opened to allow for fresh air as much as possible – and of course we will encourage campers to be outdoors much of the time! Activities –We will limit the number of campers at each activity to enhance their safety and to enable our staff to give them the best experience possible. Air Flow - we have fans and open doors in many areas, to continue to bring in fresh air. With cooler temperatures on the horizon we will continue to do as many outside activities as possible. Food Service – Food will not be served buffet style. Tables in the dining hall will be more spread out. Cabins – We will be encouraging campers to sleep head to toe (no heads close together). Cabin Leaders will also help campers use hand sanitizer and wash hands more regularly. Masks – We will encourage the use of masks if social distance can not take place. *Disclaimer – Due to the ever-changing guidelines and recommendations, we will continue to update and make necessary changes to help prepare for great events this fall. We are excited to welcome you to camp and prayerfully anticipate God working in the lives of every camper and guest.
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