Updated October 21, 2021
Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate everchanging times around COVID-19. Camper and staff safety remain a top priority. As information around COVID-19 changes, how we manage COVID-19 at camp may also change.
Please continue to check this page often for the latest updates.
As parents, we want you to understand the rigorous efforts Pine Cove is taking toward protecting the health of your child.
Since 1967, Pine Cove has existed to be used by God to transform the lives of people for His purposes and His glory. This purpose is no different today. Thus, in order to continue effective ministry, we have taken enhanced health and safety measures. However, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.
First and foremost, we will rely on expert guidance for COVID-19 provided by state government and health professionals with the goal of providing a safe and fun environment for campers and staff.
Parents should use their best judgement regarding sending their child to camp and seek to protect any vulnerable persons who are members of the same household or come into frequent, close contact with infants, children and youth who attend camps. Campers returning from an overnight camp should minimize in-person contact with any person 65 years of age or older, especially those with pre-existing health conditions.
We are prepared for and have the ability to implement the following measures during your child’s weekend Winterfest experience.
Hand sanitizer is available at every meal table and passed around to each camper as part of a sanitize cheer. We also have hand sanitizer in each building, including cabins, and at our activity class locations. Sanitizing our hands (and staying hydrated!) have always been important parts of our camp culture. Check out this fun video that the Pine Cove Ranch made to remind our campers and staff how important it is to be hydrated and sanitized—and to have fun while doing it!
Drop-off and pick-up information will be emailed out starting a month before Winterfest.
Training our staff and our campers is super important. We train our staff on how to properly sanitize, wash hands, and how to monitor campers to prevent behaviors that spread illness. For our campers we emphasize covering mouths when sneezing or coughing, avoiding unnecessary physical contact, and not sharing bathroom products.