Camper, guest and staff safety
has always been of utmost importance to us here at Camp
Lone Star. We want to make you aware of how we are protecting
you, your camper, and your group as you visit Camp Lone
Star. Many of these procedures we have always been, and
will continue to be, committed to; some procedures we are
enhancing to reduce risk; and a few are newly implemented
in an effort to be a part of the solution to COVID-19. Camp
Lone Star will continue to follow the recommendations of
the Governor’s office and our Texas state health officials,
we want you to understand and feel confident in the steps
we are taking to minimize risk and be a part of the health
NOTE ABOUT EXPOSURE
Despite all our best laid plans
and mitigation tactics, we cannot guarantee you, your camper
or your group will not be exposed to COVID-19. There is
inherently a risk of exposure; however, we are committed
to high standards of health & safety.
We believe that now more than
ever, campers and guests need what camp offers: to experience
Jesus and the opportunity to disconnect from screens and
engage in adventurous Christ-centered experiences. If the
risk does not outweigh the outcomes for you and your family
at this time, then we
completely understand and encourage you to wait until you
are ready to come to Camp.
TOGETHER PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
The key to preventing the spread
of illness is stopping it from even entering camp. We ask
all campers & guests monitor their health any symptoms
prior to arrival. Questions to ask yourself include:
- Have you or anyone in your
household experienced COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14
- Have you or anyone in your
household been in contact with someone who has tested
positive or is waiting for results for COVID-19 in the
past 14 days?
- Have you been sick in the
last 14 days?
- Have you been around anyone
that has been sick in the last 14 days?
This will help us mitigate
the risk of illnesses while walking alongside families to
determine the right course of action for everyone’s
health and safety.
We recognize that the decision
to vaccinate or not is a deeply personal decision. We firmly
believe that everyone is able to make their own health decisions.
Therefore, we will not require staff or our guests to be
vaccinated. We strongly encourage all campers and guests
to make a prayerful decision for themselves regarding being
vaccinated for COVID-19.
COVERINGS AND MASKS
We remain committed to following
our Governor’s executive orders. At this time, there
is no mandate requiring the use of masks and as such, Camp
Lone Star will defer to each individual group regarding
their preference for mask usage for their own group.
We want to honor and respect
each group’s decision regarding their own health and
safety. Our staff will happily wear a mask while serving
your group if your group decides to wear masks during their
time at Camp Lone Star.
& TRAINING FOR VICTORY
We will continue to educate
and train our staff with proper hand hygiene, respiratory
etiquette, and practicing home isolation if ill. For our
guests we emphasize covering mouths when sneezing or coughing,
avoiding unnecessary physical contact, and not sharing bathroom
- Home Isolation:
Stay home when you are sick, especially with respiratory
disease symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath
or difficulty breathing, and chills
- Respiratory Etiquette:
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw it
in the trashcan. Camp Lone Star provides tissues in all
guest accommodations, bathrooms, and meetingrooms
- Hand Hygiene:
This is the #1 defense against any infection. Wash hands
often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Camp
Lone Star provides hand soap in all guest accommodations,
bathrooms, and meeting rooms
We’ll say it again, the
#1 defense against any communicable disease is clean hands.
Guests are encouraged to wash hands often with soap and
water for at least 20 seconds. They will wash hands before
and after each meal, activity, and throughout the day.
- All accommodations and
bathrooms are fully stocked with hand soap.
- All campers and staff are
to thoroughly wash their hands before and after each meal.
- All hand washing will utilize
soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Hand sanitizing dispensers
are readily available in all meeting spaces.
- All summer staff will have
a mini hand sanitizer for their cabin group 24/7.
- All are encouraged to use
hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting any area of camp.
- Guests are to use hand
sanitizer before and after each camp activity when handwashing
is not possible.
- Our hand sanitizer is an
alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol as recommended
by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
While we have always had stringent
cleaning and sanitation procedures in place, we are taking
additional precautions to keep guests and team members safe.
- CDC-approved quad-sanitizing
disinfectant used on all high-touch surfaces such as mattresses,
bed frames, cabinets, broom handles, doorknobs, light
switches, desks, water fountains, bathrooms and showers,
and everything else where we are able.
- CDC-approved quad-sanitizing
disinfectant used to mop floors and clean carpets.
- After each summer camp
session and after each retreat group departs, a deep cleaning
of camp is performed before the next group/campers arrives.
- Hand washing procedures
are posted in each cabin bathroom and staff will have
hand sanitizer with them.
Our Kitchen Team is trained
to used enhanced sanitation procedures during mealtimes
in order to ensure the cleanest and safest environment possible
to protect the guests and staff.
- All guests are expected
to wash their hands prior to entering and upon exiting
the Dining Hall.
- In addition, hands sanitizer
dispensers are available to be used prior to entering
the serving lines and salad bars if desired.
- Kitchen Staff serving food
will continue to wear gloves and masks while serving guests.
- Table and Dining Hall cleaning
and sanitization is done before and after meals by Camp
Lone Star staff wearing gloves and masks using an Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) commercial grade disinfectant,
Purell FoodService Surface Sanitizer and Array Comprehensive
Camp is all about being together
and leaning on one another for support. To best keep campers
and guest safe, we will put in place procedures and training
for our staff to educate guests on how to safely participate
in our camp activities. We will also sanitize all equipment
before and after use. As a rule, we will employ the following
general procedures for all program activities:
- Sanitize all program areas
- Sanitize equipment before
and after use
- Wash hands or hand sanitize
before and after activities
- Only one group at an activity
area at a time
Health & Safety Plan was last updated 09/03/2021 and
is subject to change and/or revision. For any
questions regarding your upcoming visit to Camp Lone Star,
call the Camp office at 979-968-1657.