We are thrilled that you are registered to be a camper, or thinking about being a camper at Camp Cherith this summer! What a whirlwind it’s been. We’ve planned and advertised a family camp, day camp, and horsemanship lessons, and have good numbers signed up for each program. Registrar Gerri Wilson has been busy switching campers to other weeks of camp, and registering new campers. Glitter and Squirrel are training our all-summer staff, and we are just about ready to go with regular overnight camp!
Please note the following information regarding our COVID-19 plans for camp.
1. We will be calling all camper families 1-3 days before they leave for camp and asking if the camper has any symptoms that could indicate a COVID-19 infection, or has been exposed to or potentially exposed to COVID-19. If there are any red flags, our nurse will contact the family.
2. Informative COVID-19 related links:
Parent Letter outlining important changes to our program due to COVID-19 guidelines
COVID-19 Waiver for campers: If you won’t be dropping off your own campers at camp or at the bus, please print and sign the waiver, and send it to camp with your campers.
3. Check-in/check-out changes:
Check-in is on Sunday from 1-3 P.M. Check-in will be drive-thru style, with staggered arrival times this year due to COVID-19. If possible, please arrive within the following time frame based on the first letter of the camper’s last name. If you are transporting campers with different last names, choose the time for one of their names.
Check-out is on Friday from 3:00-4:00 PM. Due to COVID-19, we are staggering pick up times. Please pick up your campers at the following times if at all possible:
4. Extra items to pack for 2020:
Because we will be taking daily temperatures, you may want to send a thermometer with your camper. We will have a forehead thermometer for each age group, but it will speed things up if some campers have their own thermometers.
We have been stocking up on hand sanitizer and will have it in every area of camp, but we’d love it if campers had their own hand sanitizer as well!
5. Activity Notes: Because of the need for kids to mix less with other age groups this summer, activity choices will be more limited than in normal years. We apologize in advance that some campers may not be able to participate in their first choice activities due to this COVID-19 requirement.
We will modify plans throughout the summer as guidance changes, and as we see what is, and what isn’t working well. Ultimately, I’m believing God for a quick end to the state of emergency, and an end to COVID-19. I’m trusting that God will help campers grow in amazing ways this summer–spiritually interpersonally, and in their skills.
Kendra “Kenfish” Mohn