Covid Info for Parents
Covid Info for Parents
First and foremost, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We have received questions from parents about if and how COVID-19 will affect Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Indiana-Kentucky (LOMIK) and our three camps sites: Lutherwald, Lake Luther, and Lutheran Hills. We know this pandemic has been stressful to many and recognize that socializing and interacting with peers can be a healthy way for children to cope with stress and connect with others, particularly after spending quite a bit of time at home. After careful thought and planning, we are excited to let you know that we plan to resume in-person camp programs this summer will be following CDC considerations to protect campers, families and our community.
The health and safety of our campers and staff remain our highest priority. Below you will find a summary of actions we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk factors as much as possible.
- Intensifying cleaning and disinfection practices
- Keeping campers is small groups
- Limiting number of items that are shared or touched between campers and staff
- Promoting healthy hygiene practices
- Requesting that staff and campers wear a cloth face covering as feasible, and in times when physical distancing is difficult.
- If a child does get sick at camp, we will work with our camp doctor and communicate with parents directly
We ask that you help us protect the health of campers this summer. Anyone who is sick or was sick with COVID-19 or recently in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days – including staff, campers, and families should not come to camp. Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle plain, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell. Call your doctor if you think you or a family member is sick.
If you have specific questions about this plan or COVID-19, please contact Chris Miller, Tech & Admin Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or Rev. Stephen Flynn, Executive Director, 260-667-7750. You can also find more information about COVID-19 at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus or on CDC’s website for youth and summer camps (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/summer-camps.html).
We look forward to seeing you this summer.
Thank you and stay healthy,
Steve Flynn, Executive Director
Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Indiana-Kentucky
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