UCCI Covid Policy
United Church Camps Inc. (UCCI) Covid Policy
The top priority for United Church Camps, Inc. (UCCI) is the health and safety of all guests, volunteers, staff, and the community at large. Each of our outdoor ministry campuses–Cedar Valley, Daycholah Center, and Moon Beach–is working hard to protect our community from exposure to Covid-19. UCCI will comply with all applicable laws and follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities. Because this is a dynamic situation and recommendations and policies may change, please check back often for updates.
Our Mission Statement guides every decision we make; it is with care, respect, and compassion for each other that we adhere to the following policies:
UCCI continues to support and emphasize the importance of being up to date with Covid-19 vaccination to protect guests and staff against serious illness, hospitalization, and death. Vaccination is not required to participate in a UCCI camp or event.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or other flu-like illnesses, please stay home and follow CDC guidelines for testing and isolation.
In the event a guest, volunteer, or team member becomes ill or shows symptoms of Covid-19 we will administer a rapid test on-site and follow health guidelines for isolation and further testing. Guests will be responsible for the cost of their tests.
Mask Friendly Environment
A mask-friendly environment means that anyone may wear masks at any time at any of our sites, but masks are not universally required. This means that some staff and guests may choose to remain masked, and some may not, and we support those individual decisions.
There may be situations where all guests will be asked to wear a mask. Expectations will be clearly communicated by signage and staff.
The recommendation for those choosing to wear a mask is to select high-quality masks, including 4-ply masks, KN95s, and/or N95s.
Apart from Covid-19, gathering outdoors is central to the UCCI experience. We will continue to be outside as much as possible for all programming and activities.
Maintain a Loving Distance
Physical distance is one component of how to protect yourself and others. When gathering as a community, we acknowledge that individuals have varying comfort levels and preferences for closeness and physical contact.
Cancellation due to Covid-19
If Covid-19 infection causes an individual or family to need to cancel their registration, please contact the managing director of the site hosting your event.
UCCI’s goal is to create a safe environment to gather and to clearly communicate our policy. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust as needed. Please reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your continued understanding and support as we do our best to provide sanctuary, hospitality, and ministry.