Updated March 22, 2020
At Lake Aurora, your health and safety are important to us.
We are closely monitoring developments around COVID-19 and are following guidelines provided by government agencies in safeguarding the health and well-being of our guests, campers, staff, and volunteers.
We are making decisions regarding future programs in two week increments with our next evaluation on March 30. Currently 10 retreat group leaders have cancelled their programs in March and first of April. Currently, the Women's Retreat program scheduled for April 24-26 is still on. Should it need to be cancelled or individuals decide to not attend, refunds or rolling deposits to future events will be offered.
We are making every effort to continue our policies intended to ensure the health and safety of our guests.
Our protocol is to disinfect and sanitize all surfaces in all buildings, including mattresses, after each group we host.
We also provide a disinfectant solution, sanitizing solution, and hand soap in each building for our guests to use throughout their stay with us. Alcohol-based sanitizers are available at each hot food bar. We have always had cleaning supplies and sanitizer in the housing units and encourage our guests to use as they are able.
Following American Camping Association guidelines for over 20 years, we have screened campers about their health the previous two weeks and recommend our guest groups screen their participants before arriving on campus.
We take our responsibility very seriously, and we will make decisions based on current recommendations, as well as in response to changing local and national conditions.
We recommend you and your family and organization continue to take steps to prevent illness, including frequent hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes, to avoid the spread of any sickness. Any person who is experiencing any cold or flu symptoms, or who is not feeling well, is encouraged to stay home.
Please feel free to email Phyllis Bornemann or Steve Bornemann with any questions or concerns.
Lake Aurora considers you family and are praying that you remain safe and healthy.
We are grateful for your ongoing support for the ministry at Lake Aurora and we trust God for all things, especially those we cannot control. John 14:27.
Our current response plan regarding summer camp is as follows:
- All summer camp sessions will proceed unless the virus impact becomes a threat to our community.
- If the virus impact forces the closure of summer camp sessions, full refunds will be offered.
- As always, medical forms are required for all camp sessions.
- Health screening will see additional questions regarding travel history two weeks prior for both campers/staff. Health screenings may happen mid-session and may be required of any camp day visitors.
- For the protection of our campers, staff and families, Lake Aurora reserves the right to restrict, disallow, or reschedule a camper's program if needed.
- As part of check in day orientation, best practices for not spreading germs will be presented and strongly encouraged for all campers/staff.
- Lake Aurora will stay in contact with parents/guardians in the event of a suspected COVID-19 diagnosis and within HIPPA regulations.
For all campers/staff/volunteers
- Camp is active and challenging. Before arrival, be sure that each participant is well rested, nourished, hydrated, and healthy.
- We cannot accept anyone into the camp session that is ill or has a temperature of 100 or above. Please delay sending a camper to camp until fever/symtoms have subsided without medication for 24 hours. If you wish to discuss your camper's specific symtoms, please contact us at (863)696-1102 or contact us here.