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July Camp Update!

In regards to the Governor's new guidelines on July 9, 2020, masks are mandatory for summer camp activity. The exceptions are for those that are not able to wear a mask and when doing an activity that it is deemed unhealthy for the participant to wear a mask. The medical professional that we have onsite and on staff during summer camp 2020 has looked at our schedule and has deemed most of our activities as non-mask activities. We have changed our whole camp program to an all outside week of camp. There are no group gatherings inside of a building during the camp week.

This document will outline the upcoming events and plans that Camp Kanesatake is implementing. This document will be Camp Kanesatake’s process and procedure for running camp. If new information becomes available and state regulations change, we will update this document accordingly.

We are in the middle of our 2nd week of camp. It has been a lot of work but definitely worth it. All of the processes and procedures for cleaning and keeping campers safe have been implemented on our camp site and outlined in our explanation below. We hope to see your child at camp in the upcoming weeks.

Who should come to Camp K this summer 2020?

  • Every teen and child that is healthy, wants to be outside, and learn about God’s word.

  • The guardian feels confident that camp is important for their child's development and understands the circumstances and risks of the year and will sign our camp waiver.

  • Will fill out the camp 7 day health screening form prior camp and bring it to the camp site for registration.

Who should not come to Camp K this summer 2020?

You should not come if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with Covid-19

  • Are waiting for results from Covid-19 test

  • Have a cough, fever or shortness of breath, or other symptoms of Covid-19

  • Recently had contact with a person testing positive for Covid-19

  • Have any pre-existing health condition that being in a camp environment could aggravate

  • Have a weak immune system

  • Are fearful, apprehensive, or unsure about spending a week at camp.

If any of the above applies to you, please do not come to camp this summer. If you would like to talk to a staff member for clarification, please contact the camp office. If you have already registered for camp but any of these points apply to you, contact the camp office and we can give you a full refund for your registration.

Camp Kanesatake is making significant changes to ensure the health of our campers and comply with state regulations. We are requesting that parents, guardians, and pastors do their best to register and bring healthy children to camp. Most of you realize that a camp environment makes it difficult to practice social distancing; therefore, we will be putting much effort into a process that ensures a healthy population is being admitted to camp. Based on the recommendation of health organizations, campers with pre-existing conditions may be labeled as high risk and therefore admittance to our programs will require further review. 

Camp Kanesatake will be making changes to different parts of the camping week and process that will ensure health and safety compliance but will not distract from the life changing message, the good news of Jesus Christ!

Sunday Check-In

  • All campers and staff must complete a Pre-Health Screen for an entire week prior to attending camp. The Pre-Health Screen document must be brought to camp and submitted to the medical professional.

  • Campers will be driven to the top of the hill at camp, 13 cars at a time. 

  • Registered campers accompanied by a guardian will be health checked by a medical professional and then moved into their cabin. 

  • All campers' temperatures will be taken upon arrival and must not have a fever. Any camper with a fever will not be allowed to stay as a camper that week.

  • Guardians will be getting a specific arrival time. Please be patient as our new system will take a little longer than normal.


Chapel services will be held in the open air at our vespers area or at our pavilion.


Meals will be held in the open air at outdoor picnic tables or in the campers cabin.

Hand Sanitizer and Cleaning

Hand sanitizer will be available at all events and locations. Cleaning will be done in the bath house, all living quarters, and event locations two times each day. Cabins are using one main space at a time, and counselors are disinfecting after their cabin leaves.


  • We will maintain the 1:10 or lower staff to camper ratio as recommended by the state of Pennsylvania.

  • In the camper cabins, we are making sure that campers are sleeping head to toe in their camper bunk beds.

  • We will be opening the pool with a group limit of 25.

  • Bandannas will be provided for all campers and staff for team spirit as well as health and safety.

  • All staff will be wearing bandannas during the camp week.

  • All campers and staff will have their temperatures taken every morning to monitor health.

  • Any camper or staff member who exhibits symptoms for Covid-19 will be quarantined.

  • We will not be having a closing program for parents. We will be filming the final scoring and an end of the week video that you will be able to enjoy at home. 

  • Friday Pick up will be the same as Sunday Check-In. We thank you in advance for your prompt arrival and quick departure.

We look forward to an exciting summer of reaching kids and teens with the good news of Jesus!


Seth Hoffman

Camp Kanesatake Director

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