After a year that has brought such heaviness and isolation, our team is praying expectantly for the Lord to move in a mighty way this summer. As the countdown to camp ticks away a little faster, we feel the anticipation building, and we’re reminded that thousands of students/kids will experience Jesus in a new way at camp this summer. We continue to be hopeful as we take a preventative approach that we will be able to run a full summer of camp and that churches will continue to be served well.
As we continue to monitor and adjust our plan for this summer, we want to make sure you have the most recent updates. You can see the May 7th updates summarized below, but we do want to emphasize and share that we will no longer be requiring masks to be worn outdoors, unless local guidelines state otherwise. Participants can choose to wear a mask at any time, even if it is not required. In the event that local guidelines will require you to wear a mask outside, you will be notified. At this time, the only location we are aware of requiring masks to be worn outdoors are camps hosted in the state of New Mexico. This is a requirement enforced by the New Mexico Governor’s Office.
Here is a summary of the updates we’ve made to the guide since the April update was released. Please download and view the guide in its entirety to be fully informed of our plan and expectations.
MAY 7th UPDATE
The following updates have been made since the March and April releases of this guide.
//Pages 2 & 6: no longer requiring face coverings to be worn if outside, unless required by local guidelines. The full policy and statement can be found on page 2.
//Page 5/: removal of “Water stations will be coordinated by camp staff, volunteers, or adults wearing gloves and face coverings.”
Here is the full COVID-19 update from March 5th.
Camp is on, and we missed you last summer! We are so excited to celebrate that camp is happening this summer. To help you prepare and answer questions your parents are likely asking, our team has been creating a comprehensive 2021 FUGE Camps COVID-19 Guide. This detailed guide is to help church leaders know what to expect when they come to camp. In this guide you’ll learn what precautions we are committed to taking, as well as our expectations for participants. Prevention is our preferred strategy for COVID-19, rather than reacting to it. Working together is what will allow for a successful and transformational summer. The reality is that camp will look different, and that is okay. However, the things that are the most foundational to camp will still be there. We remain committed to providing the camp experience you have come to expect from us.
The health and safety of our participants, summer staffers, and location staff is our utmost priority. We will continue to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19 and its potential impact on camp. This plan is subject to change as we receive more guidance from local authorities and medical professionals. Where not specified in this packet, our policy is to follow CDC, state, local, and location guidelines for COVID-19 safety in camp settings.
April 9, 2021 (published) // May 7, 2021 (published) // June 4, 2021 // July 9, 2021
Section 1: Participant Responsibilities for COVID-19 Prevention
Section 2: COVID-19 Response
Section 3: Cleaning and Safety Procedures
Section 4: FAQs
As you prepare for camp, or consider registering, we suggest sharing this guide with church leadership and parents to help them understand the precautions being taken to make camp safe this year. As a reminder, we’ve updated our financial policies to provide more flexibility to your church. You can find the full policy here.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org