Covid-19

COVID-19 safety policies and procedures are being continually evaluated to stay up-to-date with the ever-evolving best practice recommendations.

 


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Changes to Impact 2818’s Programs

*Note: The following is a general statement of intent based on current conditions and recommendations. Our detailed plans are currently being reviewed by local health officials and other professionals. Some details will change as we get closer to the camp season. Specifics for your program will be included in campers’ info pack mailing mid-May.

Impact 2818 holds the safety of campers, volunteers, and guests as our top priority. For summer 2021, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are responding in the following ways:

  • Pre-Camp Screening. Campers, Staff, and Volunteers will be required to monitor symptoms for 14 days before arriving to camp. Upon arrival everyone will be given a questionnaire and temperature check. Check-in will be a 2 hour window, drive-thru style, with requested arrival times based on last names. ***If anyone in a vehicle fails the health screening, everyone in the vehicle will be required to return home.***
  • Pods. Campers will be assigned pod groups for the duration of the event. In cabins, campers will follow a head to toe sleeping method to ensure 6 feet of distance.
  • Masks and Distancing. We ask all campers and volunteers bring at least one mask per day for their event. In the event that pods must be indoors together, distancing and mask policies will be in place.
  • Outside Mentality. Weather permitting, we will be outdoors! Be sure to check the weather and send your camper with bug spray, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and water bottles. If campers are inside, masks, distancing, and ventilation will be in place to keep your camper safe.
  • Disinfect. Our sites are ready with EPA approved cleaners to prepare and follow up all meal times, bathroom use, and activity materials with disinfectant.
  • In the event of a sick camper. If a camper becomes ill, will be immediately quarantined in our medic’s office until parents/guardians can be contacted to pick them up. Next steps and contact tracing will begin immediately.
  • After camp. We will send information home with every camper on safe next steps for appropriate re-enter to the general public.
Answers to Common Questions
  • How can I make a gift? Make a gift online at impact2818.org/donate. Send a check: please make out to INUMC and write: “Impact 2818” in the memo line. Mail to: Attn: Impact 2818 INUMC 301 Pennsylvania Parkway; Suite 300, Carmel, IN 46280. Call (888) 628.2818 with any questions.
  • Will retreats continue to run at any of the camps? – Yes. With an abundance of caution, our facilities can still be utilized with limited staff support. We will continue to run some smaller events in coordination with guidelines and limitations. We will not be hosting or operating events that resemble a camp experience.
  • Are volunteers still needed or welcome? – Yes! We are eagerly accepting volunteers who would like to serve alongside our teams on summer projects. Start serving at: impact2818.org/serve or call (888) 628.2818.
  • How do I keep up to date on what happens next? – Please join this email list and our team will keep you connected to our next steps, needs, and continued response: impact2818.org/follow.

 

Health & Safety Preparedness For Our Guests

The safety of our campers and staff has always been, and will continue to be, our top priority.  We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following the recommendations of the CDC and Indiana State and County Health Departments.  
 
In Indiana, the State Department of Health establishes the laws and regulations for Camp Facilities, including rules for health and safety.  Our existing housekeeping procedures include a thorough cleaning and disinfection of facilities after the departure of each group using EPA registered products approved for use against COVID-19.  At this time, we are increasing the cleaning of high touch surfaces (handles, light switches, faucets, etc) to multiple times a day.  Additional hand sanitizing stations will be added throughout the facilities.
 
When enjoying our food service, rest assured that our kitchens are supervised by Servsafe certified cooks.  This certification includes the teaching of safe food preparation and handling.  All kitchen utensils and equipment are washed and sanitized according to department of health requirements.  Dining room tables, chairs, counters and other surfaces will be sanitized frequently.  Food service staff wash hands frequently, wear gloves and prepare and handle food meeting all department of health regulations.
 
Our existing wellness policy includes campers being sent home for…

One or more of the following:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Pink eye
  • Unidentified rash

OR at least two (2) or more of the following symptoms:

  • Chills
  • Shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Fever of 100.4 or greater
 
Our existing wellness policy includes all campers undergoing a health check during Camp Check In.  This summer our health check will include taking the temperature of each camper and those in their vehicle and a questionnaire covering symptoms, recent travel history, and potential recent exposure to COVID-19.

 

Updated Retreat Cancellation/Transfer Policy

Effective March 13, 2020-March 31, 2021

We are temporarily adjusting our policies to allow retreat groups to reschedule their stay without penalty if done so up to 7 days before the beginning date of the retreat. All deposits will be applied to a rescheduling of the retreat within one year of the original date.

Through October 31, cancellations with at least a 7 days notice can reschedule for a future date of up to 12 months with no penalty. If no rescheduled date is chosen, all payments may be returned excluding 50% of the total deposit*.

*A retreat deposit consists of the two initial deposits totaling 30% of the contracted minimum.

Our camps have been here for almost 100 years and we trust that God is not done serving your churches and families here. We invite you to consider the following option as it is a possibility for your family or organization:

The camp and retreat ministries rely upon the income of summer camps and retreats as their primary funding source. In order for the camping ministry to exist through what may be a very tough budget year, it will require the generosity and partnership of supporters continuing to resource the present and future in difficult times. We invite you to consider converting some or all of your deposits and payments into a generous tax-deductible gift to the camp site.

 

PDF Announcements

February 4, 2021 Statement of Summer Safety

May 21, 2020 Cancellation Announcement

May 4, 2020 Camp Schedule

May 1, 2020 Announcement

April 7, 2020 Announcement

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