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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement
At Hume, we are praying and planning to continue sharing the gospel through life-changing camps and retreats throughout 2021. We prioritize our staff and guest’s health and safety, and we are closely monitoring COVID-19 as it continues to develop. Our team consists of health professionals, facility management, program management, and guest service management. We are continually reviewing the evolving recommendations from the CDC, state, and county health departments. As guidelines are released, we use that information to inform our policies to reduce disease transmission while maintaining a meaningful guest experience.
Although we do not yet have state health department guidelines specific to overnight youth camps, we have already put new policies into practice at our Hume Lake campus in anticipation, and our Hume SoCal and Hume New England campuses will abide by the same policies when they open. Our Health Center team conducts a health screening and temperature checks upon the arrival of each guest. The Health Center has protocols to manage guests and staff that show signs of any communicable disease, including COVID-19. We have implemented enhanced and more frequent cleaning measures in guest and staff areas. These areas have been outfitted with more hand hygiene stations, increased ventilation, and modified layouts to promote social distancing. Our food service team has worked to stay current with the COVID-19 food industry guidelines for safe handling and serving. We are creatively maximizing the use of outdoor areas for guest activities and meetings.
We ask our guests, campers, and parents to partner with us in promoting behaviors that reduce the spread of any communicable disease. If you or your camper develop symptoms or are exposed to a communicable disease before arriving, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a possible arrival plan. We require all guests and staff to wear masks and social distance according to health department guidelines, and we encourage frequent handwashing before and after eating or touching your face.
We look forward to what God will do this year through the ministry He has entrusted to us! We look forward to seeing you, your family, or your campers soon!
May We Pray for You?
Prayer is one of the pillars of everything we do—and in these trying times, we have unceasing faith in the Creator of the universe. He encourages us to bring our troubles and praises to Him. In that same light, we would love to pray for you. The Hume staff brings every single request before the Lord.
Please pray that we will be able to resume camp operations as soon as possible and that God will use us at this time to point people to Him.