Camp Orchard Hill's Plan:
Winterblast weekends will include structural changes designed to reduce exposure for each individual. Structural changes include cohorting, meal rotations and A/B scheduling of space and activities, timed entry and multiple entry points in order to reduce potential exposure of each individual.
Capacity: The overall weekend capacity and capacity for each space will be determined by current PA Department of Health guidelines as outlined for conference facilities.
Common Spaces: In accordance with PA Department of Health guidelines, all participants will be required to wear face coverings when in common indoor spaces like The Lakeview Terrace, the Apple Tree Café, the Gym and Game room. Participants will be able to remove face coverings while they are seated at their tables in the Lakeview Terrace and when they are seated in their assigned group location for sessions. Participants may remove face coverings when they are able to maintain social distance in outdoor settings. Our staff team will wear masks when they are indoors and when they are outdoors and not able to maintain social distancing measures.
Cohorts: Each church, youth group or organization will be considered a cohort and will have common housing and bathroom assignments, meal and session seating and will be grouped together for activities. The weekend will be structured to create space between cohorts and to limit mixing. Participants will be asked to maintain physical distance with other cohorts.
Worship Services: Daily worship services will be moved to our 12,000 square foot gymnasium in order to provide ample distance between each cohort. Participants will wear face coverings while they enter, exit and during singing/worship. Participants may remove face coverings during teaching when they aree sseated in the assigned cohort location.
Scheduled Activities: Campers will continue to have a wide variety of activity choices each weekend. Cohorts will be scheduled for activity zones with an emphasis on outdoor activities. When weather requires, and to provide variety, cohorts will be assigned to indoor spaces and activities.
Meals: Chef Steve will continue to provide delicious meals with a modified buffet. Staff will fill plates and participants will wear a face covering when they are in the buffet line. Participants will be able to remove their face coverings when they are seated at their assigned tables in The Lakeview Terrace.
Handwashing and Sanitation: Participants will be required to sanitize their hands regularly, especially before and after use of shared equipment. Campers will also be required to wash their hands at regular intervals throughout the day using correct hand washing practices with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Snack Shop: The Apple Tree Café snack shop will be open to purchase snacks, prepared foods, drinks and souvenirs. Cohorts will be assigned a specific time to enter the Café to purchase snacks. One cohort will be scheduled at a time and the Café will be cleaned and sanitized between use by each cohort group.
Drinking Water: Drinking fountains and drink machines will not be in use. Instead, drinks will be available on tables in The Lakeview Terrace and a supply of sealed, disposable water bottles will be available for participant use throughout the weekend.
Cleaning: A dedicated cleaning team will be responsible for sanitizing bathrooms and common areas throughout the day and between uses by each cohort. Our program team will regularly disinfect shared program equipment in between camper and cohort use throughout the day.
Cabins: In cabins, masks are not required. Students will be spaced out as much as possible.
Refunds related to illness: Our normal policy will remain in effect, that deposits or final payments made toward Winter Blast will be non-refundable. We will make an exception to this policy for participants who are turned away for a fever of 100.4 or greater, or who develop a fever or multiple symptoms of COVID-19 prior to their weekend. We encourage parents/guardians and youth leaders to evaluate participant’s health before arriving at camp. Please see our Communicable Disease plan for further details and contact the camp office with any questions.
Communicable Disease Plan: Camp Orchard Hill will follow CDC and PA Department of Health Guidelines meant to prevent the spread of communicable disease. Our plan includes daily health screenings, recognition of symptoms related to COVID-19, careful treatment and isolation of participants who present symptoms and appropriate communication and action for participants who demonstrate multiple symptoms of COVID-19. For detailed information on our Communicable Disease Plan, please refer to that document below.
If someone gets sick: That student/leader will be isolated from others and their parent/guardian will be asked to come pick them up as soon as possible. These procedures are in place to protect us from other groups, however, at meals and in cabins, members of our group may not be socially distanced at all times.
This means that each member of our group is committed to each other. Because of this, we as a group are adding some extra precautions.
Our Added Precautions:
Before camp: Students will be asked health screening questions and have their temperature checked.
During camp: We will perform daily temp checks, morning and night.