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Health & Safety Plan

 

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 care solution.

 

A 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.

 

WORKING 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:

  1. Have you or anyone in your household experienced COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days?
  2. 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?
  3. Have you been sick in the last 14 days?
  4. 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.

 

VACCINATIONS

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.

 

FACE 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.

 

EDUCATING & 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 products.

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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

 

HAND HYGIENE

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.

Hand Washing

  • 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 Sanitization

  • 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).

 

CABIN/HOUSING HYGIENE PLAN

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.

 

DINING HYGIENE PLAN

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 Cleaner.

 

PROGRAM ACTIVITY PLAN

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:

  1. Sanitize all program areas
  2. Sanitize equipment before and after use
  3. Wash hands or hand sanitize before and after activities
  4. Only one group at an activity area at a time

 

This 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.

 

 

Camp Lone Star

La Grange Campus:
2016 Camp Lone Star Rd, La Grange, TX 78945

Pines Campus:
22610 Tuwa Rd, Tomball, TX 77375

phone: (979) 968-1657
fax: (979) 968-1658
email:
lomt@lomt.com

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