2021 Mask Policy
Cedarbrook Families and Staff, We recognize that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created plenty of challenges and obstacles for everyone both on an individual and community level. Despite all the difficulties that have been presented over the past year or so, we have come together as a camp community to ensure that we can continue to serve our campers and families. We continue to lean on God’s provision and grow in our perseverance. We are so excited to be planning camp in person for this summer with the spiritual theme: Fearless. That being said, there are a few things to make sure that we can have camp safely, as there is still a pandemic going on. We have compiled a health committee full of highly qualified healthcare professionals and have been closely following CDC guidelines to ensure that we operate camp as safely as possible this year. We have determined that based on what we currently know, there must be masks and social distancing during camp this summer. It has been decided that all campers and staff will wear masks at all times with few exceptions. In the cabins, masks may be taken off when a camper or staff member is on their bunks alone, brushing teeth, or showering. Masks will also be removed to eat and while swimming- specific guidelines for dining hall/pool to follow. To ensure everyone’s safety, we ask that everyone packs enough masks to have a clean one for each day of camp. Please make sure that your camper is comfortable wearing a mask that fully covers their mouth and nose for long periods of time. We will not require specific types of masks- but we encourage families to choose masks that are comfortable and effective for their campers. The health committee is working on more mitigation guidelines that will be released as soon as they are finalized, but we felt that it is important for our camp families to be aware of the mask policy as soon as possible so that they can plan accordingly. That being said, as we all know, everything is subject to change. We will be continuing to closely monitor the CDC guidelines for youth gatherings, and will update our decisions as needed. We know that the potential for masks during camp might feel like a big difference from camp as “normal”, but camp is still camp. Face coverings and social distancing will not keep us from sharing the joy of Christ and the excitement of camp. Our mission is the same, even when everything feels different: Cedarbrook Camp in Pennsylvania exists to challenge youth to discover the excitement of a Christ-centered life through an overnight camping experience. We want to do everything we can to maintain this mission and provide another incredible year of camp, and we so look forward to being together again this year.