2021 Camp Roger & Camp Scottie COVID-19 Guidelines & Procedures
We are incredibly grateful to have access to God’s beautiful creation and a mission that drives us to live life outdoors! We cannot wait to have campers back this summer at Camp Roger for Overnight Camp and Wilderness trips and at Camp Scottie for Day Camp.
Each summer, our top priority is to keep campers and staff safe and healthy while we encounter and celebrate God’s love through relationships and experiences in creation. This includes guidelines and procedures related to COVID-19. Note that we will update this document as best practices and new research emerge.
We understand that people have vastly different views and approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially when it comes to children. We recognize and respect each view. For Camp Roger and Camp Scottie, we will continue to use the guidance of our Health Advisory Committee, Camp Roger Board of Directors, the State of Michigan, and the Center for Disease Control. We will use personal prevention practices (staying home when sick, handwashing, daily health/wellness checks), environmental cleaning and disinfection, and ventilation to help lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure and spread during camp sessions and activities.
**Please note: For the last session of Overnight Camp, Session 11, August 16 – 21, we have been asked by our Health Advisory Committee to make adjustments to our camper health screening procedures in response to the continued uptick of COVID-19 rates in our community, driven by the Delta variant.
We will be requiring COVID testing (with proof) for all campers and staff entering camp for Session 11. We will be requiring testing for campers and staff regardless of their vaccination status.
We are highly encouraging you to seek testing 2-3 days prior to your camper’s arrival to camp. If you choose this option, we will ask you to bring proof of a negative test within those dates. You can show your camper’s results from your mobile phone or a printed copy. We will ask to see the results during our camper check-in process.
If you are unable to get your camper tested prior to arrival, or unable to provide proof, we will be requiring an on-site, non-invasive, rapid COVID test for all campers. For this session, our on-site rapid COVID tests will be free of charge.
As an additional safety/health assurance, we’d like you to be aware that our entire overnight camp staff has been fully vaccinated, and we will all be tested before campers arrive on Monday. We will continue our daily health screenings for all campers and staff throughout the session and will be COVID testing campers and staff if they show symptoms while we are at camp next week. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this challenging and ever-changing pandemic. We are working hard to keep our campers and staff safe and healthy so we can continue to do our mission to encounter and celebrate God’s love for His children through relationships and experiences in creation.
Read through our FAQ below or click here to download the complete 2021 COVID-19 Guidelines & Procedures.