What are Safety Protocols at Twin Rocks?
PLEASE NOTE: Guidelines for 2021 have yet to be released by the State of Oregon. Below are health and safety guidelines from 2020. Thankfully, 2020 was an enormous success. Twin Rocks enjoyed a COVID-free summer, and families rated their Family Vacation Adventures experience at 9.6 on a 10-point scale.
Twin Rocks Friends Camp enjoys a long history of camper health and safety, highlighted by 20 years of accreditation with the safety-minded American Camp Association. The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 further heightens our camp’s safety vigilance.
Specific measures being taken in response to COVID-19 include:
- A new model for camp activities, utilizing cohorts of 10 or fewer campers.
- Additional health screening measures.
- Increased sanitation protocols.
- Enhanced measures for food safety.
- Changes in programming to support learning, enriching activities within safety protocols.
- A new arrival process to maintain physical distancing and limit exposure between groups.
Twin Rocks asks campers to comply with the State of Oregon’s Outdoor Recreation Guidance safety procedures (see below) in addition to the camp’s usual rigorous standards, thereby providing a fun and meaningful summer for all our guests. We also believe that now more than ever we all need the beauty of creation, joyful and relaxed time with family, and the story of Jesus’ love for us.
We look forward to seeing you this summer at Twin Rocks!
— Your Caring Twin Rocks Staff
Twin Rocks will strictly follow the State of Oregon’s Phase 2 Outdoor Recreation Guidance, which include the following:
10-PERSON STABLE COHORTS. All of the week’s activities will be personalized, taking place within individual family units. If families so choose, they may voluntarily partner with other families to form a cohort of up to 10 people, within which they collectively enjoy camp activities. These cohorts must remain stable throughout the camp week. Each cohort must maintain at least 6 feet of distance from other cohorts or individuals. (At times, multiple cohorts will congregate somewhat near one another for larger group “gatherings,” but at no time will these cohorts approach one another.)
ENHANCED CLEANING & SANITIZING. We want to be sure our guests can both have fun and prioritize safety. We will follow Oregon General Employer Guidance regarding cleaning and hygiene practices. In addition, Twin Rocks staff will clean and sanitize each activity between cohort uses.
HEALTH SCREENING PROTOCOLS. Twin Rocks has developed a detailed communicable disease plan, a part of which involves a health screening for each camper on site. We will send this screening to you prior to arrival, then ask you to confirm your answers when you get here. We will also take the temperature of everyone in the party.
FOOD SERVICE PRACTICES. Twin Rocks will carefully follow the Restaurant guidance for Tillamook County, which is currently in phase 2.
COVID-19 SYMPTOMS. If a camper or a member of their household becomes ill with Covid-19 type symptoms during the week of camp, Twin Rocks will immediately contact the Tillamook County Health Authority and follow their detailed instructions. Twin Rocks will assist the contact tracing process by notifying the Health Department of anyone the sick party had contact with during our programs.
“HIGH RISK” CAMPERS. Please be advised that the Oregon Health Authority strongly recommends that campers in higher risk groups not attend camp, and defines high risk individuals as:
- People 65 years and older;
- People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma;
- People who have serious heart conditions;
- People who are immunocompromised
- People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher);
- People with diabetes;
- People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis;
- People with liver disease; and
- Any other underlying conditions identified by the OHA or CDC
Campers in higher risk groups who attend Family Vacation Adventures must do so with full knowledge of the inherent risks. All campers agree to hold Twin Rocks Friends Camp harmless.
If you are traveling from outside the United States, you must verify you have been in the United States without symptoms for 14 days prior to the beginning of the camp program.
What will happen when I arrive?
You will be greeted at our kiosk and given directions for where to park. Our staff will come to your window and ask you some health questions, and we will take the temperature of each person staying at the camp. Then you will be directed to your cabin!
Will we have to wear masks?
Campers and Twin Rocks staff will adhere to the Oregon guidelines for face coverings, which require face coverings when indoors, or outdoors within 6 feet of others. Thankfully, nearly all Family Vacation Adventure activities occur outside (weather permitting).
How are meals being served?
Meals will be served family style in our dining center to your family groups or cohort of up to 10, with tables safely spaced to eliminate interaction with campers outside of your cohort.
What if someone doesn’t follow the physical distancing rules? I don’t want my family at risk!
It is our desire that everyone be able to enjoy their camp experience. We have designed an experience that can be enjoyed while following measures intended to keep everyone healthy. We will require health screening, and we will enforce physical distancing rules. If a guest party violates these standards, we will ask them to leave in order to allow others to enjoy their camp experience.
What if I have more questions?
Please ask us! You can call the camp at 503-355-2284 or email:
Twin Rocks Executive Director: Ken Beebe