Catholic HEART Workcamp is committed to minimizing the risks associated with COVID-19. Our aim is to make your trip both life-giving and safe. As policies throughout the country continue to change, CHWC will adjust policies based on the recommendations of the CDC/state governor.

  1. We are requesting additional space each host site while also limiting capacity.

 

  1. All campers and staff members will be urged to get tested and vaccinated before coming to camp. We are extremely interested in requiring some type of testing method to ensure participants arrive healthy. Because testing methods and recommendations from the CDC will likely change between now and summer, we anticipate having more clarity on this in the coming months.

 

  1. Groups will stay together with those that they traveled with to the worksites, during program, in their rooms, in small groups, and during meals.
    • Work teams will use the same vehicle they traveled to camp with all week for transportation.

 

  1. Contact with other groups will be limited for safe practices. Social distancing will be the rule of thumb. Youth groups will be encouraged to maintain at least 6 feet of distance among themselves to reduce the risk of infection.

 

  1. Mealtimes will be organized in shifts with social distancing in mind and will be offered outdoors whenever possible.

 

  1. Masks will be required indoors. When outdoors, they will only be required when social distancing is not possible.
    • YM’s will be asked to regulate their own youth groups in the wearing of masks.

 

  1. We are still planning on offering a variety of projects, but managers are working tirelessly to organize them outdoors whenever possible.
    • Campers will be encouraged to be cautious when visiting with residents and encouraged to do so outdoors.

 

  1. Program and Mass will be organized with social distancing in mind. We are also looking into having these outdoors where possible. Resident night will also most likely be different.

 

  1. Should circumstances warrant it, CHWC will retain a medical professional for each week to monitor and respond to any concerns regarding COVID.

 

  1. We are considering a plan to implement daily screenings of all campers and staff, including temperature checks and screening for new symptoms. Youth Groups and staff are encouraged to bring a digital thermometer to camp to assist with this plan.

 

  1. We will be routinely disinfecting frequently touched areas/surfaces/objects.
    • We will put additional measures in place to ensure that shower and bathroom facilities are routinely cleaned and disinfected.
    • CHWC will work to minimize the transfer of supplies and materials between people. However, it not possible to guarantee 100% contact-less exchange of materials and supplies.
    • Hand sanitizing stations will be available for campers to clean their hands.

 

  1. Youth group leaders will be asked to bring an extra box of masks/sanitizing wipes for the use of all campers at camp.

 

  1. Those exhibiting symptoms of the virus will be encouraged to be rapid tested for Covid at a local testing site.

 

  1. Anyone testing positive for Covid-19 may be asked to self-isolate.
    • Parents and church pastor to be contacted.
    • Relevant local public health authorities may be contacted.