MEMO: Nipgen Youth and Teen Camps 2021 Health and Safety Protocols
Dear Parents, Youth Leaders and Pastors:
We want you to know the health and safety of your children is our utmost concern as we prepare for the 2021 Nipgen Youth Camps. We want everyone to have a safe and healthy camp season while they worship, praise, learn, and grow in their spiritual walk with the Lord. We have consulted with the Ohio Department of Health, Ross County Division and they endorse the measures we plan to take in operating youth and teens camps this summer.
The health and safety protocols for 2021 Nipgen Youth Camps are as follows:
1. Temperature Checks and Overall Health:
Temperature checks will be performed on the camper when they check into camp and every morning during breakfast.
If a camper starts feeling ill, they are to immediately report to the nurse and/or camp director to be evaluated. The parent(s) will be notified that the camper is not feeling well and will be asked to come pick up the camper.
2. Mask Wearing and Social Distancing (6 feet)*
During indoor activities (dorm rooms and tabernacle), campers will be required to wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose and they need to social distance the best that they can. Masks will not be required during outside activities or free time spent outside, and they are not to be worn while sleeping or showering.
*NOTE: If the State of Ohio moves to eliminate mask mandates or other requirements before camps begin, we will do the same at Nipgen.
3. Handwashing and Sanitizing Hands
We will ask that the campers wash hands and sanitize after using the bathrooms and before eating. Sanitizer and hand soaps will be freely accessible throughout the camp grounds. Reminders to wear masks, wash hands and social distance will be made throughout the day, however staff are not expected to be mask police. That is not our purpose.