Camp Chinquapin
Session 3 Family Camp Guidelines

Our desire and purpose as followers of Jesus are to honor God, love others, and maintain our faithful witness to the community around us. Due to the unique and special nature of summer camps where we live, eat, sleep, and play in close proximity to one another, the state and local health departments require the implementation of multiple prevention strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19. We will be operating under the following procedures and ask for compliance from all camp guests during your stay at Camp Chinquapin.

Though this season at Camp Chinquapin may not look or feel the same, we are certain that God is faithful and at work! If you feel you cannot adhere to these guidelines, please do not come to Camp Chinquapin at this time. If we feel that someone’s health and safety is being compromised while you are at camp, you may be asked to leave and forfeit your stay. As we are able, these guidelines will be adjusted.


Before coming to camp, please read and acknowledge your understanding of the following guidelines:

• In the last 14 days, if anyone in your household has been sick, or has been around anyone that has been sick, please do not come to camp at this time. If you have any symptoms of illness while you are at camp, please immediately communicate this to the camp staff, and prepare to leave camp at that time.

• In the last 14 days, if anyone in your household has exhibited COVID-19 symptoms or been in contact with anyone exhibiting those symptoms, please do not come to camp at this time.

• We encourage same-household cabin rentals and camping. If coming with other households, please rent multiple cabins or campsites.

• To keep a safe environment, only registered family campers are allowed on the camp property. Please be wise when you are off property and consider physical distancing and proper hand washing.

• To maintain sanitization plan to bring everything you will need for your time here which includes: Bedding, Pillows, Towels, Toiletries, Dishes, Dishwashing supplies, etc.

• It is safest to recreate with your own household. When recreating with others, please maintain physical distance.”

• When enjoying camp activities, maintain physical distance with other households, wash your hands frequently, and come back when the activity is not crowded if needed.

• Parents will need to be sure your family is following the guidelines by supervising your children.

• The Dining Hall will be closed unless we are preparing and serving a meal there. Masks will be required while in the dining hall unless actively eating or drinking. Food will be served to campers in a modified buffet line, by Camp Chinquapin staff or volunteers. Seating will be assigned per family and tables physically distanced.

• There are several outdoor gathering areas for your use. The picnic area is outfitted with a sink, charcoal grills, picnic tables and outdoor lighting. Please use physical distancing when gathering with other households.

• Soap/water and/or hand sanitizer will be available in all buildings and main outdoor activity areas. Protect yourself and others by using them often.

• Please primarily use your own cabin bathroom. If you need to use other camp bathrooms, remember to use physical distancing around others and wash your hands.

• Masks are required indoors at all times, unless with your own household, or eating/drinking. Masks are required outdoors when unable to maintain physical distance from others. Masks are NOT required if you are fully vaccinated and recreating with others that are also fully vaccinated or if you have an applicable exemption.

• 24-hours before your arrival at Camp Chinquapin, each guest is required to fill out a health wellness screening. A link will be emailed to you with your registration confirmation.

If someone gets sick during camp:

• Camp Chinquapin will have an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) in place in the case of COVID-19 symptoms, exposure, suspected, or confirmed cases. This will include managing any cases, isolation, and quarantine.

• Cabin #3 will be kept vacant and available for isolation and quarantine in the case of any camper exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.

• Transportation away from camp of the person in question will need to be arranged within the first 24 hours of symptoms.

• Any area(s) that the sick person has used will be closed off until after thorough cleaning and disinfecting.”

• Camp Chinquapin staff will notify local health officials, staff, and families immediately of any suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19, while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with state and local laws and regulations following the school guidance for dealing with a suspected or confirmed case.

• All close contacts with the camper diagnosed with COVID-19 will be advised to quarantine, self-monitor for symptoms and follow health department guidance if symptoms develop following the school guidance for dealing with a suspected or confirmed case.

• If there are any confirmed cases of COVID-19 before your registered stay and we are required to close, you will be notified as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Email: esandberg@cpmodesto.org or call 209-965-3223.”