Safety is paramount to Chautauqua – always has been, always will be. For the continued protection of our campers, guests and staff we wanted to share a list of initiatives we are committed to. Some of these are things we have always done and will continue to do; some are things we are enhancing to reduce risk; and a few are newly implemented as part of our COVID-19 response. We understand ministry and fun cannot happen without the firm foundation of safety!
As our team works diligently to meet and/or exceed the CDC recommended standards and local health department requirements, we are committed to communicating these to you – our valued camper families and parents. We know it is critical to keep you updated on what we are learning, improving and implementing as we learn more about COVID-19. We want you to understand and feel confident in the steps we are taking to minimize risk for our campers and families. Our team is here to answer any questions you might have and assist you in any way.
To best protect our staff, counselors, and campers we will be implementing screenings at registration, a preboard screening before arrival, and screenings upon arrival at our campus. This will include a temperature check and questionnaire, along with medical assessment as needed. By screening for illness, we are creating the healthiest environment possible so our campers can have the best week of their summer!
Chautauqua has always maintained high standards for cleanliness of our facility. We are now adding to those high standards CDC recommendations routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces around camp. We also will be adding hand washing/sanitizing stations around campus to limit the spread of any germs.
One of the areas we are taking extra measures is in service of our food to protect our campers. We are working with local and state health departments, following CDC guidelines, and adhering to and /or exceeding industry best practices for safety and cleanliness in our food handling areas. Campers and families can have the upmost confidence in the preparation and delivery of our meals.
The staff at Chautauqua is doing everything we can to prevent and limit the spread of communicable disease at camp this summer. We understand the need to do everything we can and having done that, we PRAY. We believe The Lord has blessed our ministry and allowed us to be here for such a time as this. We lift up your campers and our staff – trusting The Lord will guard and protect us as we continue to pursue the mission of Inspiring Generations To Know, Love, And Serve Christ.