COVID-19 and Camp
Updated as of March 24th @ 12:00 PM. Check back regularly for more updates as we get closer to summer.
As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) public health situation continues to play out, we know you’ve probably wondered about how its spread will impact your camper’s experience this summer. Believe us when we say we have too! As we move forward in faith and wise caution, we’re still planning for this to be the Summer of a Lifetime for your camper.
To do our part in making that possible, we’re continuing to focus on our number one priority – your camper. We’ve always had rigorous practices in place to ensure campers’ health and safety, but we’re taking it to another level to address all of the concerns that have come with the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S.
Below are some things we have in place and will be training our Summer Staff on with added intensity leading up to summer:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was identified in late 2019 and has since spread throughout the world.
WHO and public health authorities around the world are taking action to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we are committed to keeping you informed with updates. WinShape Camps is taking action and putting precautionary steps into place to ensure the safety of campers this summer.
Your camper's medical safety is extremely important to us! At each of our overnight locations, we have a 24-hour nursing staff available if needed. Each campus is staffed with licensed RNs, LPNs, or RRTs who are assisted by nurse’s aides. Watch the video to learn more about how we care for your camper's health.
- 24-Hour Nursing Staff On Site
- Nut & Allergy Awareness
- Emphasis On Hydration Each Day
Pre-Camp Screening and Testing
As part of new camp safety protocol, we will enforce mandatory pre-camp screening and testing to ensure the safety of all campers through the use of an online survey prior to camp. Upon arrival, there will be screening in place including temperature checks at check-in. Campers who have a fever at check-in will be sent home, and each situation will be carefully evaluated to determine if/when they can return to camp. If a camper displays symptoms of or is suspected positive for COVID-19 during camp, we will immediately isolate and coordinate care with local health facilities to obtain testing and treatment.
- Mandatory online pre-camp survey
- Family Screening on Arrival and Closing Day
- Temperature check for every camper at check-in.
- Isolation if displaying suspected symptoms
Campus Cleanliness & Sanitization
Each cabin is cleaned daily by campers & staff. Our staff are thoroughly trained on cleanliness protocols, and they follow daily checklists to ensure that bathrooms are sanitized, floors are mopped, and surfaces are disinfected.
- Regular disinfecting of each camp’s infirmary
- Disinfection of all high touch areas on a frequent basis
- Intensive disinfecting & sanitizing between sessions
Camper Cleanliness & Sanitation
We want to assure parents, campers and staff that we are taking steps to make sure campers have good hygiene during the summer. There will be use of hand sanitizer with both "squirt in" and "squirt out" when entering & exiting each building. We'll be giving extra time for thorough hand-washing with soap & water prior to each meal & snack breaks. Finally, there will be collaboration with food service to use best options for dining ware and utensils.
- Hand Sanitizer on Entrance and Exit
- Thorough Hand-Washing at Mealtimes
- Sanitary dining-ware and utensil practices
We make a fuss about safety, so your kids can make a fuss about fun.
Safety isn't a focus just because of COVID-19, but it's a top priority every summer. We take the physical, spiritual, and emotional safety of your kids very seriously. We partner with the pros in kid safety to make sure we create space for campers to flourish. Our Summer Staff are trained on well-thought-out safety policies and work to ensure that each camper that attends WinShape has a fun and safe experience. Click "More About Safety" below to learn more about all of our safety practices or watch the video series.