Coronavirus Information

    UPDATE       as of  Friday, June 26, 9 p.m.

Today we were notified that a camper who attended the week of June 14 has since tested positive for COVID-19. The Escambia County Health Department has been consulted and advised appropriate actions to take. Parents of campers who attended the past two weeks have been notified. Cabin workers who may have been exposed are under quarantine. A strict protocol for cleaning and disinfecting Camp continues to be followed.

Youth Outreach Ministry camp leaders continue to monitor information from federal, state, and local public health officials regarding the coronavirus COVID-19. Camp is operating with reduced camper capacity due to local health department directives and public safety guidelines.
Below are some additional steps that we are taking to provide a safe, healthy, and fun camp experience:

  • Health screenings will be conducted on all campers, family, and friends before admittance to camp facilities.
  • To allow for greater social distancing, fewer campers will be in each cabin and extra spacing between campers will be provided.
  • Face masks are required for all camp staff, and encouraged for campers.
  • To limit the use of shared serving utensils, food will be pre-plated for all campers. A self-serve buffet line will not be used this summer.
  • To ensure a more contactless check-in experience, payments (including spending money) must be made online or by phone prior to check-in.

 A healthy environment is always our primary goal through practices designed to prevent the spread of germs. If you have other questions, please contact us. Our staff is eager to help you during this time.

We realize there is a great deal of concern right now about the coronavirus; you likely have questions about Camp o’ the Pines and the efforts being made to manage it. We want you to be assured that the health of our campers and staff is our highest priority.

We are planning to make the scheduled camp programs available for this summer. However, we will be operating with reduced camper capacity and are taking additional steps to safeguard the health of our campers and staff. We are continuing to monitor this rapidly changing situation and will update here as needed.
We are attentively working with local public health department agencies and monitoring federal and state guidelines. Preventative measures, including heightened disinfecting and sanitary procedures, have been taken to promote a healthy environment on our campus.
We do ask that all potential campers be symptom-free of fever and respiratory illness for at least twenty-four hours before arriving at camp. Thank you for working with us to ensure the health of our campers, staff, and community. We look forward to seeing you this summer.

Camp fees for any coronavirus (COVID-19) related cancellation will be refunded upon request.

View the steps we are taking to make sure your campers have a fun, exciting, and safe experience.

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Limiting capacity to 50%

Due to local health department directives, we will be operating at a reduced capacity of 50% this summer.

  • We are accepting campers in order by date of registration.
  • Some campers and groups may be placed on a waiting list or asked to attend a different week.

Conducting routine health screenings

With adherence to local health department advisement, our medical team will be implementing the following health screening for campers and staff.

When You Arrive—Check-In

Once you have arrived at camp, you will go through the following health screening before going to your cabin to check in.

To help protect our guests and staff, check-in will be as contactless as possible.

This screening will include:

  • Temperature check
  • Questionnaire
    • Does your camper have any of these symptoms?
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath
      • Difficulty breathing
    • Does your camper have at least two of these symptoms?
      • Chills
      • Repeated shaking with chills
      • Muscle pain
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • New loss of taste
    • Has the camper traveled to NY, NJ, CT, or internationally in the last two weeks?
    • Has the camper been in contact with anyone with the COVID-19 in the last two weeks?

While You’re at Camp

Daily screening will be conducted for all campers.

This screening will include:

  • Temperature check
  • Questionnaire
    • If a camper is sick or shows symptoms of COVID-19, isolation rooms will be provided for the camper.

Implementing increased cleaning and Disinfecting Practices

Our cleaning procedures are in adherence to local health department advisement. We will continue with the directed protocol and increase cleanliness of high-traffic and touch points throughout each day.

Facility Cleaning Care Procedures

  • Disinfecting high-touch services.
  • Disinfecting game equipment between uses.
  • Propping doors open at high volume times.
  • Inspecting cabins daily.

Personal Hygiene

  • General practices and guidelines will be posted.
  • Masks will be provided for staff.
  • Hand sanitizer available for entry/exit locations.
  • Increased hand washing will be encouraged.

Practicing appropriate social distancing

Due to local health department directives, we will be implementing appropriate social distancing guidelines throughout all areas of camp.


Payments must be made online prior to check-in.

Limiting Campers per Room/Cabin

Cabin capacity will be limited to 50%.


Each meal will be pre-plated (except for those with food allergies).

Campers will be spread out in the Skillet to ensure social distancing.

Services and Activities

Campers will be spread out to ensure social distancing.