Camper, guest and staff safety has always been of utmost importance to us here at Camp Lone Star. We want to make you aware of how we are protecting you, your camper, and your group as you visit Camp Lone Star. Many of these procedures we have always been, and will continue to be, committed to; some procedures we are enhancing to reduce risk; and a few are newly implemented in an effort to be a part of the solution to COVID-19. Camp Lone Star will continue to follow the recommendations of the Governor’s office and our Texas state health officials, we want you to understand and feel confident in the steps we are taking to minimize risk and be a part of the health care solution.
A NOTE ABOUT EXPOSURE
Despite all our best laid plans and mitigation tactics, we cannot guarantee you, your camper or your group will not be exposed to COVID-19. There is inherently a risk of exposure; however, we are committed to high standards of health & safety.
We believe that now more than ever, campers and guests need what camp offers: to experience Jesus and the opportunity to disconnect from screens and engage in adventurous Christ-centered experiences. If the risk does not outweigh the outcomes for you and your family at this time, then we completely understand and encourage you to wait until you are ready to come to Camp.
WORKING TOGETHER PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
The key to preventing the spread of illness is stopping it from even entering camp. We ask all campers & guests monitor their health any symptoms prior to arrival. Questions to ask yourself include:
This will help us mitigate the risk of illnesses while walking alongside families to determine the right course of action for everyone’s health and safety.
We recognize that the decision to vaccinate or not is a deeply personal decision. We firmly believe that everyone is able to make their own health decisions. Therefore, we will not require staff or our guests to be vaccinated. We strongly encourage all campers and guests to make a prayerful decision for themselves regarding being vaccinated for COVID-19.
FACE COVERINGS AND MASKS
We remain committed to following our Governor’s executive orders. At this time, there is no mandate requiring the use of masks and as such, Camp Lone Star will defer to each individual group regarding their preference for mask usage for their own group.
We want to honor and respect each group’s decision regarding their own health and safety. Our staff will happily wear a mask while serving your group if your group decides to wear masks during their time at Camp Lone Star.
EDUCATING & TRAINING FOR VICTORY
We will continue to educate and train our staff with proper hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and practicing home isolation if ill. For our guests we emphasize covering mouths when sneezing or coughing, avoiding unnecessary physical contact, and not sharing bathroom products.
We’ll say it again, the #1 defense against any communicable disease is clean hands. Guests are encouraged to wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. They will wash hands before and after each meal, activity, and throughout the day.
CABIN/HOUSING HYGIENE PLAN
While we have always had stringent cleaning and sanitation procedures in place, we are taking additional precautions to keep guests and team members safe.
DINING HYGIENE PLAN
Our Kitchen Team is trained to used enhanced sanitation procedures during mealtimes in order to ensure the cleanest and safest environment possible to protect the guests and staff.
PROGRAM ACTIVITY PLAN
Camp is all about being together and leaning on one another for support. To best keep campers and guest safe, we will put in place procedures and training for our staff to educate guests on how to safely participate in our camp activities. We will also sanitize all equipment before and after use. As a rule, we will employ the following general procedures for all program activities:
This Health & Safety Plan was last updated 09/03/2021 and is subject to change and/or revision. For any
questions regarding your upcoming visit to Camp Lone Star, call the Camp office at 979-968-1657.