In this uncertain time, making decisions about what will be safe/unsafe to do in a few months can be a daunting task. At DuBois Center, we want to take some of the anxiety and stress off of parents making these decisions. As such, this summer DuBois Center will be opening under the strict safety protocol recommendations of the Outdoor Ministry Association, the American Camping Association, the Center for Disease Control, and State of Illinois guidelines and restrictions. We will be closely following the guidelines and adjusting our procedures as new information becomes available.
While our plans are being finalized for each aspect of camp, from check-in, cabin groups, activities, food service, through pick-up, we can say they will closely follow the guidelines set forth in the Field Guide from the American Camping Association. These guidelines suggest that most activities occur outside and physically distanced, with masking when those two components cannot be maintained.
Understandably, there are mixed opinions when it comes to making a decision about sending kids back to camp, and as such we are offering some additional options. We are providing one in person “family camp” during July in which families are welcome to come to camp and enjoy some of our activities together – while not sharing sleeping space with people outside of their family group. We are also piloting our “DuBois Delivered” option – can’t make it to camp? We’ll bring some camp to you! We hope that by offering these two alternatives, more families can get a taste of what makes DuBois Center special.