Regional Summer Camps for Faith Communities
Ross Point opens fully following protocols
Ross Point Camp and Conference Center on the Spokane River in Post Falls will open fully with protocols, particularly related to food services.
Staff who serve food will wear masks. Campers will not be required to wear masks.
Staff will keep activity stations clean and sanitized. There will be hand sanitizer stations throughout the buildings and grounds, and sanitizing spray for campers to use in cabins, said Marta Walker, administrator.
"We will send campers a form to track their health and temperatures 14 days before they come. Campers will do activities with their cabin groups," she said.
"Ross Point has not spoken to the vaccination issue, leaving it to parents to choose," she said.
Along with offering its usual activities, Ross Point added three elements to its high ropes course.
The volunteer-led programs are using the theme, "Grace Upon Grace," from John 1:4-18.
"With our American Baptist camps, we do not usually reach capacity, so we should have space for as many campers who want to come," Marta said.
Cabins are set up to be conducive to physical distancing. Rather than being on top of each other, bunks are in an L set-up with campers distanced. Windows will remain open with a fan running to allow good air circulation, she said.
With other groups renting the site, Marta expects a full summer. Rental groups set their own criteria related to masks and physical distancing. Those groups include youth camps from other churches, including some from Western Washington. Groups coming include nonprofits and universities.
There are two weeks of Ross Point youth camps, one week of family camp and one week of Ross Point's Camp Journey Cancer Camp. Last year the youth camps and family camp were held with reduced numbers. Camp Journey was canceled. Far fewer people came.
"This year we have groups from June through October, with just a few open days," she said.
For information, call 208-773-1655 or visit rosspoint.org.
Copyright@ The Fig Tree, June, 2021