Family Camp Guidelines:
Please read through these details for Family Camp 2020. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone! Family Camp this year will be a little different with COVID-19 precautions. Hanging Rock is a treasured place where people establish and strengthen their relationships with Jesus. Don't miss out on this grand opportunity to experience Jesus in a whole new way with amazing worship, messages of hope, good times, and family memories that will last a lifetime.
Underlying Health Conditions
Currently, information indicates that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Those at high risk are people aged 65 years and older and people who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility. Those at high risk include people of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:
Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
Serious heart conditions
Compromised immune systems
Severe obesity (body mass index of 40 or higher)
Chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
Hanging Rock recommends all Family Camp participants obtain medical clearance to attend camp by your primary care provider if you are concerned about an underlying health condition.
Before Family Camp
Hanging Rock suggests all participants pre-screen by self-monitoring before arriving at camp.
Take your temperature before arriving at Hanging Rock. (Will also be taken upon arrival at Family camp)
Self-screen for the presence of symptoms (fever 100 ℉ or greater, cough, shortness of breath, or loss of taste or smell)
Determine if, within the past two weeks, the participant has traveled internationally.
Determine if the participant has been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with, tested for, or quarantined as a result of COVID-19.
COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily through person-to-person contact. Federal and state authorities recommend social distancing as a means to prevent the spread of the virus. Participating in Hanging Rock programs or accessing Hanging Rock facilities could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. Hanging Rock in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur through participation in Hanging Rock programs or accessing Hanging Rock facilities.
Each participant will be required to complete an additional COVID-19 related Participant Waiver, Release, Indemnification of All Claims & Covenant Not to Sue.
Camp Arrival and Check-in
All participants proceed to the Office area/check in station. ALL participants must have their temperature checked and then be given a bracelet indicating you have checked-in and do not show a fever or any symptoms.
Anyone found with the following symptoms or situations will be asked to exit the Hanging Rock grounds:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
Loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Have traveled internationally
Been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with, tested for, or currently quarantined as a result of COVID-19
Cleaning and Disinfection
The purpose of Hanging Rock cleaning and disinfection plans is to minimize the transmission of viruses and provide a fresh clean environment in buildings and common areas. Cleaning entails a disinfecting spray. Cleaning schedules include procedures for two-stage cleaning and disinfection. The following locations and equipment are included in daily cleaning plans:
House of Eve
House of Adam
All recreation areas – After playing gaga, mini golf, human foosball, basketball, volleyball and on the playground we encourage you to use hand sanitizer or wash your hands.
Participants are encouraged to wash their hands thoroughly and often. Hanging Rock has hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the camp and located at every entry to buildings.
Face Coverings and Social Distances
The State of Indiana and our local health department require social distancing. At times when social distancing is not possible, face coverings are required for people ages 8 and up.
Games and Adventure Element Activities
Games and adventure element activities occurring at Family Camp may have some modifications to help in spreading out participants as much as possible. Areas will be cleaned and sanitized, using EPA approved disinfectant.
Worship and Teaching
Family Camp worship and teaching will occur outside this year. Efforts will be made to spread out as much as possible and you should bring lawn chairs or blankets for maximum comfort.
We will be offering youth sessions on Saturday for elementary grades 1-6 at the LDC and grades 7-12 in the front section of the retreat center. We do ask that your youth have face coverings for these locations.
Sunday morning worship for grades 1-6 will continue in the LDC, grades 7-12 will join outside with the adults.
Sunday night everyone will be outside for our talent show.
Sleeping areas in our dorms will consist of 14 beds in the house of Eve and 12 beds in the house of Adam. Bunks will be marked. We are asking that 1 person per bunk and participants sleep head to toe.
Local families are encouraged to find alternative sleeping arrangements.
Tent and RV camping are available.
In an effort for Hanging Rock to provide the most streamlined procedures in offering food service, we have established the following guidelines:
Meals served will be pre-packaged “grab and go”
Families are encouraged to find a picnic table around camp to eat meals.
Limited seating in the Dining Hall will be available for those that cannot grab and go.
In between mealtimes, each seating area in the Dining Hall will be cleaned and sanitized, using EPA approved disinfectant.