Hilltop Christian Camp COVID Policy Summer 2021
Hilltop Christian Camp has been coordinating with our local and state Health Departments to develop our COVID plan for this summer. We have put several steps in place to help ensure that we are making our best efforts to provide a great summer experience for our campers while also trying to reduce risks for campers, staff and volunteers. Even with these best efforts we know that there is still a risk for our campers, staff and volunteers to become infected with COVID-19 this summer. We want to make sure that campers, parents, adults, staff and volunteers know that this risk exists. Because of this risk, Hilltop Christian Camp’s leadership has adopted the following policies for this summer. Please note that these guidelines may be adjusted depending on revised state and local government mandates and requirements.
- Everyone coming onto camp will be required to complete a health screening including a temperature check at the lake before being allowed to proceed through the camp gate and exit vehicles. *We respect your choice to decline a temperature check and we believe the safety of all our campers, staff, & faculty is of the utmost importance. Anyone declining a temperature check will NOT be admitted to main camp and will be asked to wait lakeside for their ride to return.
- During check in, 1 adult guardian should accompany their child through the registration process and help them take their items to their bunk. The accompanying adult will be required to wear a mask when inside any buildings.
- As long as Brown County is Blue or Yellow, masks will be considered optional for all campers, staff and volunteers.
- When inside confined spaces where adequate airflow and space between campers can not be maintained, masks may need to be worn.
- Every effort will be made to avoid this situation, but if needed, masks will be provided. For example: in case of a severe storm that requires sheltering in storm safe areas.
- If Brown County is Orange or Red:
- masks will be required in the dining hall while campers, adults and staff are in the serving line or moving about the dining hall. Masks may be removed when seated at table.
- Masks will be required in all indoor group settings (i.e., worship, mission times, etc.)
- All beds have been spaced out as much as possible and a clear plastic barrier has been added at the head of each bed. Campers may sleep on top and bottom bunks.
- Access to camper dorms will be limited to those staying in that dorm and Hilltop cleaning or maintenance staff.
- In indoor spaces such as the chapel, seating capacity will be reduced to allow additional space as needed for social distancing. This will help avoid mask wearing when required to be indoors.
- All food will be plated and served by camp staff and volunteers who will be required to wear a mask and gloves when serving. Drinks will also be poured and served at all meals by designated staff and volunteers who will be required to wear a mask and gloves.
- All campers, adults and staff will have their temperature checked each morning before breakfast.
- Hilltop has designated a room as a quarantine room to be used if needed this summer.
While masks are not required for most of these policies, campers may wear masks as often as preferred. Our goal is to provide a great experience for all our campers, adults and staff this summer. If any of these protocols have to change due to changes in State and local mandates and regulations, we will notify everyone registered for the next session of camp effected via the email address used when registering your camper.
If you have any questions, please contact the camp office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-812-988-4991.
- UPDATE: Campers will be required to complete a health screening including a temperature check at the outside Canteen porch to proceed through check-in. *We respect your choice to decline a temperature check and we believe the safety of all our campers, staff, & faculty is of the utmost importance. Anyone declining a temperature check will NOT be admitted to main camp and will be asked to wait lakeside for their ride to return.
- UPDATE: During check in, an adult guardian should accompany their child through the registration process and help them take their items to their bunk. The accompanying adult will follow masking guidelines as they are posted for campers.