Like you, we’re keeping close tabs on the Coronavirus. We recently sent the following letter to all group leaders and other guests registered for this summer regarding our preparation for and response to COVID-19, and shared it with the larger camp community on Christikon’s Facebook page. With over 3 months before our first guests arrive, if you’re wondering where Christikon is in the process, read on, and as always feel free to contact us with any questions.

Hi, Friends:

A quick note to address potential questions and concerns regarding the Coronavirus and how we are responding as of now.

Like you we are following the news and note how quickly developments change at the local, state, national and global level. We also follow the guidance of the CDC, American Camp Association, and Christikon’s consulting physician (Dr. Ashley Quanbeck) to insure we are doing everything possible to support efforts to slow and stop the spread of this illness.

As you likely know, Christikon does not operate in the winter months and the camp is currently still under 3+ feet of snow. Because our first guests do not arrive for more than 3 months, and the majority not until July and August, as of now we are reviewing and updating policies and procedures connected to our healthcare, on-site cleaning and support of guests who have concerns. Through our accreditation with the American Camping Association, Christikon has long had a series of very detailed plans and procedures regarding community health and camp cleanliness, and we take both very seriously.

We anticipate the situation will remain fluid in the coming days and weeks, and continue to monitor it closely and follow the advice of our local and national agencies in regards to further response. We keep all affected by this illness in prayer, and trust efforts put in place now and upcoming warmer weather will halt its spread.

If you have additional questions, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Mark Donald
Executive Director