May 28, 2021 Camp Sumatanga is excited to invite campers to draw close to God’s heart this summer. However, we feel it is important to create a safe environment for camper’s hearts and bodies. We have assembled a team of pediatricians and internists to advise us and help us implement strategies to stop or slow the spread of COVID-19 in our summer camps. Luckily our schools and health care experts have mapped out best practices which we will adopt and adapt for summer camp. Our COVID-19 plans include:
Masks will be required inside with the exception of eating and sleeping, however no masks will be required outside.
Campers with proof of a negative COVID test within 2 days of arriving at camp OR proof of vaccination will not need to wear a mask indoors.
Keeping kids in small groups or pods to limit exposure. For overnight campers, one side of the cabin will serve as a small group. This group will lodge, eat, and sit together in any public setting. For day campers, they will have a consistent small group throughout the week as well, doing our best to group church groups together to limit potential risk.
Should a camper become ill, have a fever of 100+, and test positive for COVID19, the camper and their small group will return home to quarantine. We will apply a portion of your week’s registration cost to next year’s summer camp registration fee, depending on how many days were spent at camp. After Tuesday, no refund will be given.
It is strongly recommended that all volunteers and staff members are vaccinated before coming to camp.
Modified drop off/pick up procedure that will limit the drop off/pick up to one adult, with a strong preference for allowing camp volunteers and staff to help settle kids into their cabin. If the adult would like to help settle their camper into the cabin, we will provide a scheduled structure for those requests for Elementary students. Mask wearing will also be required of any adults that are present at drop off/pick up.
Should any of these updates to our policy make campers or their families uncomfortable, they will be eligible for a refund, less the registration fee.
We hope these efforts will allow us to praise God with healthy bodies for your camper’s week at Sumatanga. Thank you for being mindful of these plans as you register your child for an awesome week at camp
In light of COVID-19 and our desire to keep our campers safe, if your child tests positive for COVID in the 2 weeks before camp and you can provide evidence of this positive test, we will be happy to refund your registration (less $50 registration fee) or apply it to a camp next year.