Christmas Retreat 2021  |  Health & Safety

The pandemic remains top of mind for everyone and we want you to feel confident that we are working hard to keep your camper safe and protected. Please read the following information and reach out to us if you’d like to talk more about our safety protocols and program design.

We run small-group camping at Cedarkirk, which means each camper is placed into a small group typically comprised of a female counselor and a male counselor, each with a small number of campers under their care. That group comprises a small group and acts as your camper’s family unit for the weekend. Each small group will be distanced from the other groups while at camp. Large meetings (like worship or campfires) will be limited to open, outdoor spaces, and masks will be required. Each group will also be distanced when eating meals. Campers will not be required to wear masks when in their small groups for sleeping or when their group is alone at an activity. We are limiting interactions between these small groups more than is typical for our programs so that in the event someone does become ill, it will be limited to that small group.

Upon arrival, each camper and staff member will undergo a temperature check and answer some health screening questions. The health of each camper will be monitored throughout the weekend by our healthcare staff person.

We feel strongly that it is our responsibility to respect one another during these unusual times, and we ask that any participant in the Christmas Retreat take extra caution for the two weeks prior to their retreat. We also ask this of every staff member.

After you register, we will provide you with information about how our check-in and pick-up processes will work for this retreat.

We look forward to safely providing a time of retreat for your camper – and to provide a time for our campers to be emotionally and spiritually fed as they prepare for Christmas!

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Orendorf: mark@cedarkirk.org or 813.685.4224 x4.