Camper, guest and staff safety
has always been of utmost importance to us here at Camp
Lone Star. We want to make you aware of how we are protecting
you, your camper, and your group as you visit Camp Lone
Star. Many of these procedures we have always been, and
will continue to be, committed to; some procedures we are
enhancing to reduce risk; and a few are newly implemented
in an effort to be a part of the solution to COVID-19. Camp
Lone Star will continue to follow the executive orders and
recommendations of the Governor’s office, the Center
for Disease Control, our local Fayette County & Harris
County officials, and our regional health department.
& Specific Guidance:
People come to Camp Lone Star
for a variety of reasons and we are committed to doing everything
within our abilities to keep you safe. We’ve put together
a few documents outlining the most Frequently Asked Questions
with some guidelines for each type of event.
Our full-time staff will unwaveringly
hold to the executive orders and guidelines set forth by
our state and local officials, the CDC regarding communicable
diseases, including COVID-19. Our staff are actively updating
our health care procedures based on the most recent guidelines
to care for our campers and guests. As a result of all of
these documents, we have been able to create a Health &
Safety Plan that meets and exceeds all regulations and expectations.
We want you to understand and feel confident in the steps
we are taking to minimize risk and be a part of the health
care solution. Our team is here to answer any questions
to might have and assist you in any way.
Together Prior to Arrival
The key to preventing the spread
of illness is stopping it from even entering camp. We
ask all retreat guests to fill out the Pre-Camp
Self-Screening Form. This will help us mitigate
the risk of COVID-19 and other illnesses while walking alongside
families to determine the right course of action for everyone’s
health and safety. Guests are encouraged to come equipped
with hand sanitizer and masks.
& Training for Victory
We will continue to educate
and train our staff with proper hand hygiene, respiratory
etiquette, and practicing home isolation if ill. For our
guests we emphasize covering mouths when sneezing or coughing,
avoiding unnecessary physical contact, and not sharing bathroom
- Home Isolation:
Stay home when you are sick, especially with respiratory
disease symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of
breath or difficulty breathing, and chills
- 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:
This is 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
We’ll say it again, the
#1 defense against any communicable disease is clean hands.
Guests are encouraged to wash hands often with soap and
water for at least 20 seconds. They will wash hands before
and after each meal, activity, and throughout the day.
- All guest accommodations
and bathrooms are fully stocked with hand soap.
- All guests and staff are
to thoroughly wash their hands before and after each meal.
- All hand washing will utilize
soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Hand sanitizing dispensers
are readily available in all meeting spaces.
- Guests are encouraged to
use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting any area
- Guests are to use hand
sanitizer before and after each camp activity when handwashing
is not possible.
- Our hand sanitizer is an
alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol as recommended
by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
While we have always had stringent
cleaning and sanitation procedures in place, we are taking
additional precautions to keep guests and team members safe.
- CDC-approved quad-sanitizing
disinfectant used on all high-touch surfaces such as mattresses,
bed frames, cabinets, broom handles, doorknobs, light
switches, desks, water fountains, bathrooms and showers,
and everything else we where we are able.
- CDC-approved quad-sanitizing
disinfectant used to mop floors and clean carpets.
- After each summer camp
session and after each retreat group departs, a deep cleaning
of camp is performed before the next group/campers arrives.
- Hand washing procedures
are posted in each cabin bathroom and staff will have
hand sanitizer with them.
- Guests in cabins will sleep
head to toe in upper and lower bunks.
Our Kitchen Team is trained
to used enhanced sanitation procedures during mealtimes
in order to ensure the cleanest and safest environment possible
to protect the guests and staff.
- We will work with you and
our other guests to coordinate socially distanced meals.
- All hands are washed prior
to entering and upon exiting the Dining Hall.
- In addition, hands sanitizer
dispensers are available to be used prior to entering
the serving lines and salad bars.
- Buffet, Salad & Deli
Bar will be served by Kitchen Staff wearing gloves and
- Table and Dining Hall cleaning
and sanitization is done before and after meals by Camp
Lone Star staff wearing gloves and masks using an Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) commercial grade disinfectant,
Purell FoodService Surface Sanitizer and Array Comprehensive
Camp is all about being together
and leaning on one another for support. We recognize that
some of the social distancing standards are not conducive
for some of the staple camp activities. As a result, we
will be modifying or temporarily discontinuing some of our
closer-proximity activities while maintaining an adventurous,
fun and safe experience. We will put in place procedures
and training for our staff to educate guests on how to safely
participate in our modified camp activities. We will also
utilize personal protective equipment when appropriate and
sanitize all equipment before and after use. As a rule,
we will employ the following general procedures for all
- Sanitize all program
- Sanitize equipment before
and after use
- Wash hands or hand sanitize
before and after activities.
One of the staples of the Camp
Lone Star community is prayer. We know that at this point
there is a lot of fear, trepidation, and uncertainty; however,
we do know one certainty: God is on the throne. Know that
wherever you are on this journey, we are praying for you.
We are also praying that God would continue to give us wisdom,
that He would protect this ministry, and that He would bless
all the campers and guests who come this summer. We are
clinging By Faith to Jesus—trusting that He is guarding,
protecting, and helping us as we pursue our mission to transform
lives through adventurous Christ-centered experiences.