Frontier Camp’s Summer COVID-19 Response

What do I need to do before camp?

  • Sending your camper to FC indicates you “self-certify” that, as far as you know, your camper has not been exposed to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case in the 10 days prior to their camp session.
  • Please monitor the health of your camper and do not bring them to FC if they exhibit any new or worsening symptom of COVID-19 (including but not limited to cough, shortness of breath, chills, fever, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, muscle pain, or diarrhea) in the 10 days prior to their camp session. We encourage you to check your child’s temperature daily for the 10 days prior to camp.
  • For additional details on how to prepare for your camp week, please see our Junior Camp Information or Teen Camp Information.

Health Screenings

  • Upon initial arrival as well as daily while at camp, all staff and campers will be screened for any new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19, including having temperatures taken.
  • All non-immunized Frontier Camp staff will receive a rapid COVID-19 test prior to camper arrival each week. Any staff who test positive will be removed from the camp program and will quarantine off site for the duration of the CDC recommended isolation period.

Camp Groups & Social Distancing

  • Frontier Camp is naturally split between two main groups, Junior Camp and Teen Camp, which works well in our favor. This year, we are enforcing separation between the two camper groups and will discourage any mixing between the two camper groups. 
  • Anytime campers are indoors (such as meals, Bible Drama/Seminars, etc.), they will stay with a small group of two or three cabins called a cohort. Each cohort will be kept at least 6 feet apart while indoors.
  • Although we will be conducting more of our camp program outdoors and by separate cabin groups this summer, we cannot strictly practice social distancing at camp due to the nature of our program. Many of our camp activities occur in close proximity to others. If your camper is immunocompromised or at an increased risk for coronavirus, we encourage them to stay home and skip camp this year.

Masks & Vaccines

  • In light of Governor Abbott’s repeal of the Texas mask mandate, we will not be requiring campers to wear masks at any time this summer. That said, we are going to leave the decision about whether or not to wear masks entirely up to you! If you or your campers would feel more comfortable wearing masks while at camp, we welcome that choice! With or without a mask, all of our campers will experience a fantastic week full of fun activities and new friends.
  • The State of Texas encourages everyone 12 years of age and older to get fully vaccinated before attending camp. We recognize that getting vaccinated is a personal choice. Thus, the decision to vaccinate your campers is entirely up to you. Vaccinated or unvaccinated, all campers are welcome!

Sanitation & Hygiene

  • Frontier Camp staff will be trained on appropriate cleaning and disinfection, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette as described by the CDC. Staff will follow and supervise our Cabin Hygiene Plan, Dining Hygiene Plan, and Program Activity Plan which include (but are not limited to) the following:
    • All cabins will be sanitized at least daily by FC staff.
    • All multi-use facilities (Dining Hall, Chapel, Quarry, etc.) used by large groups will be sanitized daily after each large group setting.
    • Bathrooms in high traffic areas will be sanitized daily.
    • Campers will sleep in a head-to-toe bunk sleeping arrangement in their cabin.
    • Hand hygiene will be encouraged upon entry to any facility/cabin. If hand washing stations are not available, hand sanitizer is an acceptable replacement.
    • Hand hygiene will be encouraged before and after each recreational activity. 
    • Items used by campers and staff will be disinfected to the extent feasible after each use.

What do I need to do after camp?

  • For the 10 days after camp, please monitor the health of your camper for new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19. If your camper presents with any COVID-19 symptoms after camp, we encourage you to get them tested. If a COVID-19 diagnosis is indicated, please contact the FC office immediately.
  • Please keep in mind that individuals ages 65 and older are at a higher risk of COVID-19. Parents should protect any vulnerable persons who are members of the same household or come into frequent, close contact with your child after camp.

What if Frontier Camp has a case of COVID-19?

  • If at any point while at camp, our healthcare team suspects a camper has COVID-19, the camper will be isolated from our program and their parent/guardian will be contacted and asked to come pick them up. If the parent/guardian chooses to take their camper for a COVID-19 test, we ask that they inform us of the test results as soon as possible.
  • If our healthcare team suspects a staff member has COVID-19, the staffer will be taken for a COVID-19 test and kept in isolation from our program until the test results are in.
  • If we learn of a confirmed COVID-19 case that is/was present at Frontier Camp, we will contact and inform any camper families and all staff who may have been in contact with the infected individual.