Additional Health & Safety Protocols for 2021

We are excited for Camp Vertical to return to our full-summer, full-day programming for the 2021 season. As you might expect, there are several changes we’ve made to our programming for this summer to help maintain the safest environment possible for our campers and families.

 

Update as of June 1, 2021

Before arriving, parents are asked to monitor their child’s health and keep them home from camp if:

  • Their child has a temperature above 100.4 degrees,

  • Their child has a cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills, or muscle aches, gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite) or loss of taste and/or smell,

  • Their child has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 10 days.

  • Please also keep your child at home if anyone else in the house is awaiting test results for COVID-19.

 

If you need to keep your child home for any of the above listed reasons please call the camp office. We will gladly refund you for any days your child has to miss at camp. We are able to refund for an entire week or any partial week your child has to miss.

 

LIMITED CAPACITY & SMALLER GROUP SIZES

This summer we are reducing our overall registration capacity to about 50% of prior years. We have also capped each activity group so they will not be as large as in years past.

 

In addition to the overall reduction of kids we will be dividing the Brookfield camp into two pods throughout the building. Each pod will be composed of 4-5 Activity groups. This means that at no point will all of the campers be together in one space. This will allow for better social distancing and a reduced number of campers in any one location.

 

FACE MASKS (UPDATED!)

Wearing of face masks will be optional at Camp Vertical for all kids, volunteers, and staff in alignment with the Elmbrook Church policy.

The Elmbrook Church Council of Elders approved that wearing face coverings is optional for all church attendees, volunteers, staff, and elders for all activities, including worship service, ministry, and serving. Furthermore, in keeping with the actions of local school districts, the wearing of face coverings is optional for kids, students, and family ministry leaders/helpers.

If you choose to send your child in a mask, we will provide a lanyard to any child who is interested. They will be able to attach their mask to the lanyard they are wearing while outside or eating.

PERSONAL ITEMS

We suggest that every child should bring their own water bottle in a small lightweight backpack. Elmbrook Church now has water bottle filling stations at most bubblers.

HAND WASHING & ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS

Additional restroom breaks or stops at sanitizing stations will be built into the day to allow for handwashing/sanitizing before lunch and after using common equipment.

We have created “The Crew” made up of leaders and volunteers that will assist in cleaning spaces throughout the church after they have been used by activity groups.

 

We are looking forward to a fun & safe summer for everyone.