says, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future,
nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else
in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love
of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” We are confidently
clinging to this promise during these difficult days. It’s
our hope and prayer that Camp Lone Star will be a source
of comfort and hope to others. As a partner in ministry,
and as people we care deeply about, we would like to inform
you how Camp Lone Star continues to be proactive and aware
of the COVID-19 situation. It is our desire to be a part
of the public health solution, working together with those
all around to reduce transmission while promoting a spirit
of encouragement and hope.
order to be a part of the solution, the Camp Lone Star Board
of Directors has moved to cancel all camp and retreat guest
groups and programs through April 15th. We want
our guests and campers to know these decisions are not made
lightly but were made because we are committed to ensuring
the safety and well-being of our campers, guests and team
members. Outdoors ministry is relational and that makes
it very difficult to do 6 feet apart. Camp Lone Star staff
and Board of Directors are closely following daily recommendations
of the CDC and our local health department.
Group & Retreat Information
If your group is planning a retreat or event,
please contact us. We will be happy to work with you to
help you and your group navigate your specific questions,
timeline, and concerns.
All groups scheduled through April 15th should call the
camp office to help reschedule or cancel your current
reservation. All guests and individuals of a canceled
retreat will be offered a full refund.
Groups wanting to reschedule or cancel because of coronavirus
concerns may do so, without a penalty. We will be happy
to rollover their deposit to a future/rescheduled retreat,
even if it’s not until next year.
For those groups scheduled through April, we strongly
suggest groups from higher infected areas, or groups with
higher risk populations, consider postponing or canceling
Our Lifequest retreat is currently scheduled
to continue as planned on April 24-26.
We are still
excitedly preparing for summer camp 2020 at Camp Lone Star!
Our theme this summer is “By Faith” from Hebrews
11:1. We cling to the faith during this time of crisis and
hold fast to the truth that God is in control and that,
with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can move forward by
faith. We will continue to watch the development of this
crisis as it relates to our summer camp ministry.
parents of campers:
Your family and child’s safety is our utmost priority;
please see our cleaning procedures below to see the steps
we are taking to ensure our campers will be coming into
a clean & sanitized environment at camp.
If you decide to cancel your registration for this summer,
we stand by you and respect your decision. We will honor
your decision with a full refund.
We desire to continue to partner with you, your children
and youth, and your church as you prepare for the summer.
• If you decide to cancel, we will also honor your
decision with a full refund.
and Sanitation at Camp Lone Star
We are using
the next two weeks to deep clean and sanitize our campus
and buildings. While we have always had stringent cleaning
and sanitation procedures in place, we are taking additional
precautions to keep campers, guests and team members safe.
With the rise in concerns over COVID-19, we want to assure
you we are doing our very best to make sure our facility
is clean and safe. In order to do this, we are taking the
following sanitizing procedures:
We are diligently
using a quad-sanitizing disinfectant on all mattresses,
bed frames, cabinets, broom handles, doorknobs, light switches,
desks, water fountains, bathrooms and showers, and everything
else we can. We are also mopping floors and cleaning carpets
with a quad-disinfecting cleaner. We are also increasing
our regular dining hall and kitchen and equipment cleaning
and sanitization. We have also increased the amount of hand
sanitizer we have throughout camp. However, soap is still
the best solution.
recommendations for Camp Lone Star staff, guests, and volunteers:
Voluntary Home Isolation: Stay home when you
are sick with respiratory disease symptoms. These symptoms
are more likely due to flu or other respiratory viruses
than to COVID-19.
Respiratory Etiquette: Cover coughs and
sneezes with a tissue, then throw it in the trash can.
Camp Lone Star provides tissues in all guest accommodations,
bathrooms, and meeting rooms.
Hand Hygiene: The #1 defense against
any infection. Wash hands often with soap and water for
at least 20 seconds. Camp Lone Star provides hand soap
in all guest accommodations, bathrooms, and meeting rooms.
Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95%
alcohol: Camp Lone Star provides hand sanitizer
in all public spaces, bathrooms, meeting rooms, and in
the dining hall.
Routine Cleaning: Routinely clean frequently
touched surfaces and objects. Camp Lone Star follows established
cleaning and sanitization protocols when cleaning camp
and provides sanitary wipes for guest use in all guest
accommodations, bathrooms, and meeting rooms.
We, as a ministry
team, are tirelessly working on resources to bring to parents,
congregations, and individuals during this time of social
distancing and potential quarantine. We know that God made
us to be relational and has positioned outdoors ministry
to help facilitate growth. Stay tuned…we are with
Lone Star will continue to work closely with federal, state,
and local health officials so that timely and accurate information
can guide appropriate responses specific to our communities.
We believe Jesus' words that he speaks to Peter in his fear
as he walks on water: "Take courage! It is I. Be not
afraid" (Matthew 14:27). We recognize that these are
turbulent times in our world and yet we also recognize that
God is on the throne and that He has power over fear, anxiety,
and viruses. We need not be afraid for He is with us.
If you, or
any member of your group, has questions or concerns, please
do not hesitate to reach out the Camp office at 979-968-1657.
We will continue to keep you informed with any other changes
we are making as we seek to follow best practices as this
event unfolds. Thank you again for your continued support
In Christ Alone,
Aaron Littmann | Chief Executive Officer