You may be wondering…
How is Twin Rocks keeping campers safe and healthy?
Twin Rocks places the highest priority on the safety of campers, staff, and our community. See a Word to Parents of our summer camps to read about high standards we set each and every year.
That looks great, but isn’t this year different?
Yes! The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to place even more focus on the health and safety of our campers this year. Measures we are taking in response to COVID-19 include:
- Small camper groups that remain physically separate from all other camper groups.
- Additional health screening measures.
- Increased sanitation protocols.
- Enhanced measures for food safety.
- Changes in programming to support learning, enriching activities, and safety for small groups of campers.
- A new drop off and pickup process to maintain physical distancing and limit exposure.
That is a lot of changes! What will a day at Day Camp look like?
It will be very similar to previous Twin Rocks Day Camps. Campers will spend the day experiencing our 120 acres of God’s glorious creation on the Oregon Coast. They will sing songs, hear stories, play games, and learn through enriching activities led by our counselors and staff. Archery, swimming, nature classes, hikes, crafts, and Bible stories will fill their day from beginning to end. Trail talks and cabin circles will encourage them to reflect on what they have learned, and how they are loved by God in myriad ways.
By strict adherence to the State of Oregon’s 2020 Day Camp safety procedures (see below) in addition to our usual rigorous standards, we can ensure a safe, fun, and meaningful summer for all our campers. We also believe that now more than ever we all need the beauty of creation, the joy of making new friends, and the story of Jesus’ love for us. It is why we do camp.
We look forward to seeing you this summer at Twin Rocks!
— Your Caring Twin Rocks Staff
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Program Directors: Mark & Lauralea Franklin (Mark@Twinrocks.org, Lauralea@Twinrock.org)
Twin Rocks will strictly follow the Summer Day Camp Guidelines set forth by the State of Oregon, which include the following:
10-CAMPER STABLE COHORTS. These 10-camper groups will function similar to how our cabin groups usually do, but will operate independently of one another. Each group will rotate through camp activities maintaining distance from other groups. Use of indoor spaces will be limited, and those spaces that are shared (such as the dining hall) will be meticulously cleaned between groups.
PROGRAMMING FOR PHYSICAL DISTANCING: We will avoid large group gatherings. Games and activities that would involve close physical contact will be eliminated or significantly altered. We will spend almost the entire day out of doors, where research shows spread is much less likely. Indoor spaces and equipment will be meticulously cleaned and sanitized.
ENHANCED CLEANING & SANITIZING. We want to be sure our campers can both have fun and be safe. To facilitate this, one additional staff member, beyond our regular counseling staff, will accompany each 10-camper stable cohort. This staff member will be focused on cleaning, sanitation, and good health practices.
CONTACT LOG TRACING. We will carefully monitor who each camper has contact with during our program throughout the camp week. This information will be kept for four weeks. It may be requested by the Health Department to assist in contact tracing efforts.
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 camper’s parents and the Tillamook County Health Department 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.
What does drop off and pickup look like?
You will receive direction to a drop off point prior to the start of camp. When you arrive with your camper, drive to the drop off point and wait for one of our staff members to come to your vehicle. Please do not get out of your vehicle. You will be asked a few health questions about your camper and their temperature will be taken. Then your camper’s fun will begin!
Camp pickup will be similar to drop off. Please come to the same place you came for drop off with your photo ID ready. Once again, our staff will meet you at your vehicle, check your ID, and call your camper’s counselors to bring them to you. Your camper will be delivered right to your car door.
Will my campers have to wear masks?
Thankfully, campers will not be required to wear masks, nor will the staff in their immediate cohort. However, any staff that interact with multiple cohorts will wear masks and maintain social distance from each cohort.
How are meals being served?
Our day campers will receive a daily snack bag early in the day, and sack lunch prepared for them by the camp’s kitchen at lunchtime. Campers will eat with their cohort group.
Are these campers from Tillamook County?
As an added precautionary measure during the initial weeks of re-opening, the two June weeks of Day Camp will be reserved exclusively for campers who reside within Tillamook County. Similarly, all camp staff with direct camper contact those weeks will also be Tillamook County residents, or will have quarantined in Tillamook County for the previous two weeks.
What if I have more questions?
Please ask us! You can call the camp at 503-355-2284 or email: