What are the dates and topics of these weekends?
The dates are:
- July 17-20,2020 – The Work of Faith
- July 24-27,2020 – The Labor of Love
- August 7- 10, 2020 – The Endurance of Hope
Each weekend starts Friday evening after supper and ends Monday morning after breakfast.
Steve Campbell will be sharing these topics during the three scheduled weekends.
What will be the cost?
- Adults: $120
- Children 8-12: $100
- Children 4-7: $80
- Children 0-3 free
An optional “Family Rate” for those needing a little help during this time of life: $350
Each weekend includes up to 3 nights, up to 7 meals and up to two snacks. We are sorry that we cannot offer further discounts for late arrivals or early departures.
How will lodging be arranged?
We are thankful for our newly built, air-conditioned duplexes. Each family will have their own room with a private bathroom. There will be no shared bathrooms with other families. There will be public restrooms near the pavilion and pool for emergency use only.
How will meals be served?
Meals will be “take-out” style, individually packaged, to be picked up near the kitchen and eaten at your “designated” picnic table in the pavilion.
What about food allergies?
If you indicate in your registration beforehand that someone in your family has certain food allergies or dietary restrictions such as gluten, we will do our best to adjust that person’s menu. Please contact Sam Bishay at 570-540-7561 at least 2 weeks prior to arrival to discuss meals for specific health needs.
What activities can we do at camp?
Since the CDC recommends the great outdoors to be the best option while practicing distancing, we plan to do everything outdoors or in our open air pavilion. There will be daily devotions for families as well as family Bible sessions. During the afternoons and evenings there will be opportunity to swim in our pool, go fishing at our pond, play Frisbee golf and miniature golf, and enjoy hikes, scavenger hunts, campfires, “drive-in” movies, and other outdoor activities.
Bring your own fishing rods, marshmallow sticks, sports equipment, cornhole games, etc., if you have them. If you have younger children, please bring toys to help keep them occupied. Since activities will be outside, please bring lawn chairs, rain gear, and board games. The Sugar Shack will be open briefly during Saturday and Sunday to give the opportunity to buy packaged snacks, candy, drinks, and T-shirts.
Will any indoor buildings be open?
Our main building, pool changing rooms, and activity center will be closed. We also ask that you do not enter anyone else’s sleeping area or bathroom.
Will “social distancing” be required?
The CDC recommends that families stay 6 feet apart from other families. This does not mean, however, that you cannot interact with others or socialize. Parents are responsible to supervise their own children and ensure that their children are following the recommended guidelines.
Will campers be required to wear masks?
Masks will only be required for campers (over the age of 2) when they are inside a common building or are not able to maintain 6 feet of distance from others.
What else are you doing to minimize the possibility of virus spread?
The following are some examples of how we take measures to prevent the spread:
- We thoroughly clean all sleeping areas and bathrooms with approved cleaning supplies during the five days between sessions. You need to bring your own bedding, pillow, towels, toiletries and hand sanitizer.
- We will have hand sanitizer stations at strategic places on the property.
- Our food service will be take-out style. You will have your designated picnic table in the pavilion for eating, sessions, etc.
- We recommend 6 feet of distance between families and masks to be worn when necessary.
- All common areas will be regularly cleaned.
- We recommend you bring your own lawn chairs for personal use at campfires, pool times, and just relaxing. Please bring your own fishing equipment if you have it. Other shared equipment such as Frisbees, golf putters, etc., will be disinfected between uses.
- As is usual with family weekends, we expect families to be responsible for their own health. We expect to have a nurse on call with procedures in place to deal with medical concerns. Urgent care clinics as well as an emergency department and hospital are within a 15-minute drive from MVBC.
What can I do in order to prepare to come and minimize the spread?
- Watch for any Covid symptoms or other illnesses, such as fever, before you come. If you do not feel well, do not come. We will refund your fees or help reschedule your planned visit.
- If you are health compromised in any way, please stay home.
- Check your health every morning when you are here, just to make sure.
- Bring your own bedding, pillows, towels, toiletries, and personal belongings for your stay.
- Bring hand sanitizer for use as needed.
- Bring your own sports equipment, games, picnic blankets, lawn chairs, and fishing rods if you plan to fish.
- Bring your own refillable water bottles.