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
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.