Coronavirus Update

    UPDATE       as of Mon., June 29, 10 a.m.

Youth Outreach Ministry camp leaders continue to monitor information from federal, state, and local public health officials regarding the coronavirus COVID-19. Camps are operating with reduced camper capacity due to local health department directives and public safety guidelines.

Below are some additional steps that we are taking to provide a safe, healthy, and fun camp experience:

  • Health screenings are conducted on all camp campers, sponsors, and guests before admittance to camp facilities.
  • To allow for greater social distancing, limited number of participants are in each room.
  • Face masks are required for all camp staff, and encouraged for campers.
  • To ensure a more contactless check-in experience, payments must be made online or by phone prior to check-in.

A healthy environment is always our primary goal through practices designed to prevent the spread of germs. If you have questions, please contact us. Our staff is eager to help you during this time.

We realize there is a great deal of concern right now about the coronavirus; you likely have questions about Summer Camps and efforts to manage it. We want you to be assured that the health of our campers and staff is our highest priority.

No. At this point, we are planning to make the scheduled camp programs available for this summer. We are continuing to monitor this rapidly changing situation and will update here as needed.
We are attentively working with local public health department agencies and following recommendation from the CDC. Preventative measures, including heightened disinfecting and sanitary procedures, have been taken to promote a healthy environment on our campus.
We do ask that all potential campers be symptom-free of fever and respiratory illness for at least twenty-four hours before arriving at camp. Thank you for working with us to ensure the health of our campers, staff, and community. We look forward to seeing you this summer.

Camp fees for any coronavirus (COVID-19) related cancellation will be refunded upon request. If you have other questions, please contact us. Our staff is eager to help you during this time.

View the steps we are taking to make sure your campers have a fun, exciting, and safe experience.

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Limiting capacity to 50%

Due to local health department directives, we will be operating at a reduced participant capacity of 50% this summer.

  • We are accepting participants in order by date of registration.
  • Some campers and groups may be placed on a waiting list or asked to attend a different week.

Conducting routine health screenings

With adherence to local health department advisement, our medical team is working to develop proper screening techniques for campers and staff.

Before You Arrive

Fourteen days before you arrive, begin monitoring your campers and sponsors for symptoms of COVID-19.

  • 100.4℉ or greater
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle aches
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat

Determine if anyone has traveled nationally or internationally in the last two weeks.

Determine if anyone has been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with, tested for, or quarantined as a result of COVID-19.

When You Arrive—Check-In

As you check-in, you will go through a health screening process before receiving your welcome packets or entering a camp facility.

To help protect our guests and staff, check-in will be as contactless as possible.

This screening will include:

  • Temperature check
  • Questionnaire (to ensure no risk or exposure has occurred to the attendee’s knowledge)

Screening will be conducted by trained camp staff.

Once you have been screened, you’ll receive a dated sticker indicating screening has been completed.

While You’re at Camp

Daily screening for all campers and sponsors will be conducted in the Residence Halls by team leaders beginning at 7:15 a.m.

This screening will include:

  • Temperature check
  • Health Questionnaire

Once you have been screened, you’ll receive a dated sticker indicating screening has been complete.

If a camper shows symptoms of COVID-19, isolation rooms will be provided for the camper.

  • If their sickness improves and they have no new symptoms, the camper may return to camp operations the next day.
  • If their sickness does not improve, it would be best for the camper to go home.
  • If the camper cannot go home, it will be recommended for the camper to be tested.

    The camper can also stay in isolation for the rest of the camp week.

  • The camper will be monitored throughout the duration of their stay.

YOM’s camp nurse will discuss further emergency medical help if needed.

Implementing increased cleaning

Our cleaning procedures are in adherence to local health department advisement, and we will continue with the directed protocol and increase cleanliness of high traffic and touch points throughout each day.

What You Can Do

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Especially after blowing your nose, sneezing, going to the bathroom, and before eating or preparing food.

  • Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

    Cover the entire surface of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Disinfect pens or any small things that are frequently used.

Facility Cleaning Care

  • Sanitation/cleaning stations
  • Cleaning routines for stairwell and door handles on all entry and exits.
  • Appropriate doors will be left open at scheduled times.
  • Regularly clean/sanitize frequent touched surfaces and objects

Practicing appropriate social distancing

Due to local health department directives, we will be implementing appropriate social distancing guidelines throughout all areas of camp.

Check-In

We are making check-in as contactless as possible.

To help make this possible, please ensure all of your cancellations, additions, or changes to your registration have been submitted before your camp week begins.

Email Reservations@youthoutreachcamps.com

Call (850) 969-1555

Please have your group paid in full before you arrive at check-in.

When you arrive, follow guidance from camp staff.

Sports Center

Paths to enter/exit the Sports Center will be communicated.

There will also be visible signs.

Activity equipment will have a sign-up/pick-up and return process.

Instructions will be communicated vocally and through visible signage.

Field House, Sports Center Arena, and Field Game

Seating will be in a staggered form.

Verbal communication/visible signs will show the campers where to sit.

Game operations will allow for smaller gatherings.

Two teams competing against each other at a time.

Entering and exiting these facilities will be staggered and announced so there are less crowds.

Doors will be left open for less contact and ventilation.

Residence Halls

Only two campers will be assigned to each room.

Dale Horton Auditorium

Entering the DHA

  • We will be utilizing all doors that are available.
  • Verbal communication/visible signs will show campers where to enter the DHA.

In the DHA

  • Seats cannot be reserved to ensure social distancing protocols.
  • Seating will be in a staggered form.

During the invitational

  • To ensure proper social distancing, Cabin Leaders and Team Leaders will assisting to help campers follow distancing guidelines with the campers.

Exiting the DHA

  • Campers will be dismissed by section.
  • Verbal communication/visible signs will show campers where to exit the DHA.