Junior COVID-19 Plan

As we plan for camp this year we need to make a few adjustments. While we all know that all  risk can not be avoided, we wish to be prudent about providing a camping experience that does not expose campers to undo risk. We will outline some of the changes needed below but there may be some that we cannot anticipate so please prepare yourself and your camper for the unknown and be gracious with us.

Pre-Camp Differences:

  • All campers must pre-register. We will not accept walk-ins on registration day.
  • We ask that in the weeks before camp all campers limit activities that may expose them to Covid-19.
  • As we will need to change the registration line, we ask that registrations and canteen deposits be prepaid through the online registration or by mail in check.
  • A director will be calling you to arrange an appointed time for registration and pick up.
  • Sign statement of risk acceptance

Registration Day Differences:

  • Those dropping off campers will not accompany campers to their cabins.
  • Those dropping off campers are expected to say goodbyes and depart immediately after finishing their child’s registration.
  • Restroom use for those dropping off campers will be limited to the Dining Hall restrooms.

At Camp Differences:

  • We will be providing environments that allow for 6ft distances between cabin groups, this will affect our regular events like classes, cabin activities, chapel, and camp activities.The differences will be decided on a session level and we do not have details to provide at this time.
  • Campers will have a health check to monitor temperatures twice a day (once in the morning, once in the evening). If a camper has a temperature of 100.4 or higher, they will be checked a second time 10 minutes later. If the camper has a sustained temperature of 100.4 or higher, parents will be contacted and the camper will be asked to return home. 
  • If a child displays typical Covid like symptoms at the session we will be contacting parents and the camper will be asked to return home.
  • We will be using outdoor venues as often as possible. Campers may wish to bring a camp chair or ground blanket to use in these situations to be more comfortable.
  •  We will be using scheduling to reduce the number of people present at the same time in locations like restrooms, gameroom, and eating areas.
  • For safety, we ask that campers stay for the entire session. If campers leave for a sporting event or other reason, they will be asked to stay home and not return. 
  • Cabins will be in family groups. Members of one cabin should not visit members of a neighboring cabin.  
  • Classes will be arranged in cohorts based on cabin groups to limit group sizes.

End of Session Differences:

  • We will not hold a closing chapel 
  • If a child tests positive for Covid within two weeks after the session we ask parents to contact us, in addition to the local health department.

I understand that while Nebraska Youth Camp is taking steps to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19 at the camp session, there will be some risk involved in my child attending the session. I am assuming that risk in sending my child to camp.