to start by thanking you for continuing to value the outdoor retreat and
camping experience for your group and campers. Camp has always been a safe
space and it is important we continue to ensure the safety of our camp
I know we here at John Knox Center are looking forward to our 60th summer. After months of uncertainty, prayer, preparation & planning we are excited to announce our Summer Camp program will proceed as scheduled! We are so excited and blessed to be able to welcome campers this summer.There will be new traditions in our 60th year all in an effort to keep our camp community safe. We know that kids need camp more than ever and we are prepared to provide a fun experience with memories they will never forget!
There will be modifications to the check-in & check out process. We are asking only one adult come with their camper to check-in. Parents will stay in their cars at all times & NO PAPERWORK will be accepted at Check-In. Parents are asked to pre-screen campers prior to arrival. Daily temperature checks, frequent hand washing & cleaning, & limiting shared equipment and number of session participants are part of the new procedures. At no time will the number of campers exceed 48.
There will be new traditions in our 60th summer. We believe kids need camp more than ever right now. Our goal is to keep campers as safe as possible while giving them memories that will last a lifetime.
and Future Guest Rentals
guest groups with reservations between now and July 15th, we are working
with groups to rebook their event any time this calendar year. We understand
and appreciate that individual groups and congregations are navigating
decisions and setting guidelines that may affect your upcoming event with us.
We will continue to monitor the situation, evaluate going forward, and update
this policy as necessary.
environmental education program has always been a partnership with schools and
that is never more true than now. Each school system is making decisions that
are best for their community and if those decisions impact their spring
reservations we will work with them to rebook so their students do not miss
this experience. All spring schools have been moved to dates later in the year or 2021. As of this point, fall schools remain in place on our calendar. We are currently reviewing our activities for each class to
make sure we are inline with Health Department and CDC recommendations limiting
close contact and disinfecting supplies.
& Cleaning Practices
always, we are committed to upholding the highest standard of cleanliness and
sanitization by working closely with our Ecolab provider and Health Department
to provide best practices and products to our staff. Disinfecting all spaces
used by a group or campers is always done as they depart. We are increasing our
frequency of disinfecting common surfaces like door handles and light switches
during a guestís stay. For the immediate future all foodservice will be served
cafeteria style, limiting the common surfaces touched in serving ware. We are
asking all groups to encourage frequent and effective hand washing during their
stay and we have posted directions on how to do this in each bathroom.
these times of uncertainty, we want you to know that the safety and health of guests
and campers are always a top priority. We will continue to monitor and follow
recommendations of the American Camp Association and CDC as we navigate these
challenging circumstances. While large group gatherings being in close
proximity is inadvisable for the moment, we want to remain in community in
other ways. Follow John
on Facebook and Instagram. We post daily
sharing helpful tips, nostalgic pictures and other things that encourage,
uplift and share Godís love, creation, and the camp experience. It will also be
a way we share steps going forward in this process.
forward to sharing this place again with you soon.
Bri Payne, Executive Director