COVID-19 Health and Safety Intro Video

The changing status of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Though we recognize COVID-19 is still a reality, we also acknowledge that the pandemic is diminishing here in Iowa. We thank God for this opportunity to return things back to normal as much as possible, but we are ready to implement stricter mitigation tactics as needed. Over the course of the summer, we may further alleviate our health and safety plan from some of our current mitigation tactics, or we may need to implement more if the pandemic worsens. Statewide regulations have changed much over the course of May, and trying to find the shifting balance between regulations, safety, and customer expectations has not been easy. Our hope is that Camp will feel as normal as possible for our campers so that they don’t notice the behind-the-scenes changes that help mitigate COVID-19. Please see the video below and read our health and safety plan. Please email us at office@iodiseca.org or call 319-848-4187 for any questions or concerns.

What will I need to monitor before arriving to camp?

We will require you to monitor your camper’s health for 14 days before their camp session begins. This will include daily temperature checks and symptom checks. As always, there is a health check on the first day of overnight camp as well.

How will camper check-in and pick-up be different? (Subject to Change)

People will be asked to wait in their vehicles upon arrival until they are escorted to begin check-in so that registration is not a congested line. We request that limited persons be brought in dropping off your camper and prefer that only one adult drop-off a camper(s). We also encourage mailing in health forms and canteen deposits prior to reduce check-in wait times. The closing program will be for campers only this year, and pickup will function in very much the same way drop-off does, where parents will wait until a Camp staff person escorts a camper to the parent/guardian.

What changes have been made to the program?

As always, we’ll be spending as much time outside as possible. There won’t be any large cabin groups this year. There will never be more than 8 campers per cabin group. We’re also giving campers flexibility to eat outdoors with their cabin group whenever possible. Our current plan is that face coverings will be worn in any large-group indoor gatherings. We’re going to focus our activities on doing as many cabin group activities as possible.

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