COVID-19 Information

Protocol and Procedures

Summer Camp

Make summer 2021 the best summer ever…  

GO TO CAMP!

We are continuing to work with Virginia’s mitigation board to implement policies and procedures to host overnight summer camp 2021.

Before arriving at camp:

*All persons in the household must have been symptom free (including cough, fever or chills, headache or body aches, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, vomiting, or diarrhea, rashes) for 14 days OR  have had a negative molecular Covid test within seven days of the camper attending camp.

*All individuals in the group must be free of any symptoms of illness (including cough, fever or chills, headache or body aches, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, vomiting, or diarrhea, rashes) 14 days prior to arrival and through the entirety of your stay. The group leader is expected to monitor this daily. (See cdc.gov for more information.)

* Anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days or is awaiting results of a COVID-19 test should not attend.

While at camp:

* Each person will be screened during registration. This will include a list of health questions and a temperature check.

*Please bring your own face masks (you may want to bring a couple per day). We also have face coverings available for purchase in our snack shop.  Currently, the Commonwealth of Virginia has ordered that masks are to be worn at all times in all public buildings unless actively eating or drinking or when a person may be within 6 feet of another person outdoors unless an exemption applies.

* Due to restrictions we are requesting no visitors during summer camp.

*Under current mandates, we are limited in how many campers we can have in a building. This will limit the number of campers we can have for summer camp to 150 campers and counselors.

* There will be adjustments to seating during meals and services.

* There will be adjustments to sleeping arrangements in cabins.

* Guests will be encouraged to be outside as much as possible to further reduce potential risk of exposure.

* Staff and campers will be screened daily.

* We ask that only the group leader come to the front desk when registering campers; the rest of the group should remain outside with their group or in vehicles until screening can take place.

* As we have availability, we will offer extra cabin space to promote distancing.

* All guests should wash or sanitize their hands before food is served.

* There will be frequent hand washing throughout the day and hand sanitizer stations throughout the camp.

* We will offer activities that can either be cleaned or rested long enough between uses to properly disinfect.

After attending a great week of camp:

If you or anyone in your group develops symptoms of COVID-19, and/or tests positive for COVID-19 within 14 days after your visit to Rapidan Baptist Camp, please communicate this information to our Director, Mr. Kelly Earles (540-672-0426). We consider informing others as an act of courtesy and kindness out of care for their health.

We are continuing to monitor state guidelines so safety protocols may change. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding to observe these protocols for the safety of yourself, other guests, and our staff.

Retreats

Retreat with Confidence: The health, safety, and welfare of our guests and staff is of utmost importance. During this time of heightened public health concern, RBC has implemented enhanced cleaning, sanitation and social distancing processes pursuant to guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health.

*All individuals in the group must be free of any symptoms of illness (including cough, fever or chills, headache or body aches, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, vomiting, or diarrhea, rashes) 14 days prior to arrival and through the entirety of your stay. The group leader is expected to monitor this daily. (See cdc.gov for more information.)

* Anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days or is awaiting results of a COVID-19 test should not attend.

* Each person will be screened during registration. This will include a list of health questions and a temperature check.

*Please bring your own face masks (you may want to bring a couple per day). We also have face coverings available for purchase in our snack shop.  Currently, the Commonwealth of Virginia has ordered that masks are to be worn at all times in all public buildings unless actively eating or drinking or when a person may be within 6 feet of another person outdoors unless an exemption applies.

* There will be adjustments to seating during meals and services.

* Guests will be encouraged to be outside as much as possible to further reduce potential risk of exposure.

* All guests should wash or sanitize their hands before food is served.

* There will be frequent hand washing throughout the day and hand sanitizer stations throughout the camp.

* We will offer activities that can either be cleaned or rested long enough between uses to properly disinfect.

After attending a Retreat:

If you or anyone in your group develops symptoms of COVID-19, and/or tests positive for COVID-19 within 14 days after your visit to Rapidan Baptist Camp, please communicate this information to our Director, Mr. Kelly Earles (540-672-0426). We consider informing others as an act of courtesy and kindness out of care for their health.

We are continuing to monitor state guidelines so safety protocols may change. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding to observe these protocols for the safety of yourself, other guests, and our staff.

Prayers & gifts appreciated:

While the challenges of not having retreats and a full summer camp created a loss of income in 2020, God blessed Rapidan Baptist Camp.  Many churches and friends gave financially through a matching gift fund to help us through this time. We continue to trust God and look forward to His marvelous works. If you or your church would like to donate funds to help meet the ongoing deficit needs, please click here.

If you have other questions, please contact us directly via email or call us at 540-672-0426.