COVID-19

General Policies & Program Details

Updated February 25, 2022

General Policies Related to COVID-19

The safety and health of campers and staff is always the highest priority at New Life Camp, and camps have a long history of planning for and managing communicable diseases. With the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), New Life Camp regularly reviews our health-related plans and procedures.

  • We pray for God’s wisdom and guidance as we pursue the utmost safety for our campers.
  • In general, we ask that parents do not bring their children to camp who are ill. We also ask our staff not to come to camp if they are ill.
  • New Life Camp reserves the right not to admit people who pose a communicable disease risk to others.
  • We are monitoring and following the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and the Wake County Department of Health and Human Services.
  • We continue membership in the American Camping Association (ACA), who provides support to camp professionals and proactively surveys for emerging threats.

Screening at Home Before Attending

All participants, staff, and volunteers are responsible to check themselves at home for the following symptoms before attending an activity or event.  If any of the following are true at least 5 days before they attend an activity or event they will not be able to participate:

  • Have had a fever of 100.4° F. or greater.
  • Have had a persistent cough, shortness of breath, congestion, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, runny nose, muscle aches, nausea, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, or vomiting.
  • The individual tests positive for COVID-19 regardless of vaccination status.

Our Health Precautions

Some of the general things New Life Camp will be doing to keep participants, staff, and volunteers safe and healthy are:

  • Face masks are optional for all staff, participants, and volunteers while at New Life Camp. There may be face mask recommendations/requirements depending on the program and circumstances. See each of our individual program details below.
  • Promoting healthy hygiene practices
  • Limiting sharing
  • Training all staff in communicable disease risk mitigation
  • Health monitoring and screening

Quarantine Requirements for COVID-19

New Life Camp will follow the quarantine requirements as follows:

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • We recommend wearing a mask around others for 5 additional days, unless you have a medical exemption.

If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)

Exposure is defined as being less than 6 feet away from an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes). New Life Camp also considers someone who sleeps in the same room as an infected person as exposed.

  • If you have been exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19 but you are asymptomatic, you may continue to attend activities at New Life Camp. We recommend wearing a mask for 10 days after exposure while around others, unless you have a medical exemption.
  • If you have been exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19 and have symptoms or symptoms arise, get a test and stay home.

Program Requirements and Policies

The sections below give specific details for each of our programs and what you can expect as a participant.

Athletics

  • Face masks will be optional for all players, coaches, staff, volunteers, and spectators while at New Life Camp.
  • Special Note for Storm Athletics:
    • There may be some opposing teams and some game officials that will enforce all players and/or spectators to be masked.
    • We will endeavor to communicate well before each indoor Storm contest and see if a given game is viable.
    • Once we are given the information from the opposing teams or game officials, and we agree to play the game, we will abide by the terms given.
  • Please email our Athletic Director with any questions concerning New Life Camp Athletics.

Camps, SN@C, and High School Hangout

  • Face masks will be optional for all campers, staff, and volunteers.
  • If a camper, staff member, or volunteer develops symptoms of COVID-19 while at camp, that person will be sent home.
  • If a camper, staff member, or volunteer tests positive for COVID-19, they will be sent home, and we will monitor any individuals who may have been exposed. Any individuals exposed may remain at New Life Camp as long as they are asymptomatic.
  • Please email our Director of Programs with any questions concerning Camps, Retreats, SN@C, or High School Hangout.

LEARN Home School

  • Face masks will be optional for all students, staff, and volunteers.
  • Please email our Director of LEARN with any questions concerning LEARN Academics or Clubs.