HIGH HILL COVID-19 UPDATE - MARCH 18, 2020 (Most Recent Changes Made 7/06/20)
The health and safety of everyone who comes on to our campus is very important to us. We are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are making decisions based on the most up-to-date information available to us. Please be gracious with us as we navigate these circumstances that are new to all of us. We are making every effort to ensure the safety of our guests – including, but not limited to, assessing and reassessing our policies and protocols. We want you to be aware that we are facing these trying times from a position of faith, not fear as we are confident that God is in control.
We would like to share with you what High Hill is currently doing about the COVID-19 situation as it relates to our summer programming. Click on any topic below for detailed information.
**PLEASE BE AWARE: As much as we love to have plans in place, and have every intention of implementing all of the following, we need you to understand that camp is still camp, and as such we do not always have complete control over the way people interact with others on the grounds at all times. By sending your camper to camp, you are acknowledging that you understand that social distancing IS NOT feasible 100% of the time, and your camper will most likely interact with campers that are not in their assigned groups. If you have ANY reservations about sending your camper, it may be best to wait until next summer, as nothing is a fool-proof guarantee of safety while at camp.**
SHIFTING all Early Bird dates
ALLOWING deposits to be transferred
(A) issue a refund up to the deposit amount
(B) transfer some or all of the amount paid to another camper, a different session this summer, OR transfer to next summer. This can include the deposit amount that is non-refundable
(C) donate some of or all payments you’ve made to our operating budget or scholarship fund so that we can continue to minister to future campers.
(Although we will offer a refund of your missions giving or scholarship donation, we would encourage you to keep those donations in place as they are still beneficial to our missionary and to future campers.)
Because of the fluid nature of the situation our community and country are in, we understand if your concern over the safety of sending your child to camp wavers; however, we would encourage those already registered to take a “wait and see” approach and let us get closer to camp before canceling or transferring your camper’s registration. Additionally, we have discussed a few courses of action should this situation overflow into the summer months. One such solution would be to possibly reschedule some of our early camps to later dates if necessary. We will do everything we can before canceling any camp sessions (see next section).
If your camper’s session is rescheduled, we will let you know, and you will have the options listed in the section above. If the new dates don’t work for your new camper, we encourage you to shift your deposit to next summer.
If High Hill has to cancel any sessions completely, a full refund of any amounts paid will be refundable (including deposits) or you can use the options A, B, or C listed in the section above.
ADDING hand sanitizing stations
ADDITIONAL policies and changes in protocol for 2020
Starting Now/Before Camp
- Not Allowing out of state Camp Teams to Attend – these teams are from Bible colleges around the US and will have been traveling for the summer. We feel it is best to not have that possible level of exposure to our campers.
- Restricting Out of State Campers – As of right now, we are limiting registrations to Missouri residents only. We will be reevaluating this as we draw closer to camp.
- Obeying Local Governments – If the county the camper resides in has not been deemed safe to “open up,” that camper can’t attend– camp WILL refund these cases.
- Encouraging campers to “shelter in place” the week leading up to their session.
At Check In
- Signed affidavit that camper has not had a fever or interaction with infected person in the last 2 weeks and an updated waiver – this form will be available at check in and an online link will be emailed to you for those who will not be bringing their camper to camp (i.e. those riding a bus or coming with a friend). Campers who do not complete this affidavit will not be allowed to check in.
- Temperature check – These will be conducted as a camper arrives on campus and each morning at breakfast. We reserve the right to do random temperature checks through the camp session.
- NO PARENTS will be allowed into the dorms/rooms – this is to limit the amount of exposure to the sleeping areas for the campers. Our faculty will be on hand to assist your camper as they move in.
- Once campers are on campus, they will not be permitted to leave and come back.
- Summer staff will not leave campus during the session.
- We will be implementing extra cleaning during sessions/between sessions.
- Food Service will no longer be self-serve.
- We are being intentional about the games we play to limit the risk of infection.
- Our medical staff will have authority to send campers home who exhibit any signs of illness. In the case of a camper being sent home, a pro-rated refund will be offered.
- If we have report of someone sick after camp, we will treat the camp immediately with high heat.
ASKING for support
CONTINUING with We Believe Projects
TRUSTING God in all things
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our director, John Hancock at firstname.lastname@example.org.