2022 Covid-19 Safety Protocols


To create a safe and healthy environment and a positive camp experience for as many campers as possible this summer so that they may encounter God and be renewed to live a life of love.


  • Pathways must always be in compliance with guidelines from federal, state and local health departments.
  • Pathways must maintain stringent cleaning protocols for all camp housing, equipment, and common spaces.
  • Pathways must continually monitor the health of all staff and campers throughout the camp programs with temperature and symptom checks at the beginning of each camp session and throughout their time on-site.
  • Pathways must continually monitor the situation, and if it changes, we will change our summer plans.

Key Protocols

  • Pathways is following the suggested guidelines from the American Camp Association as well as national, state, and local health agencies.
  • Campers will stay in cabin groups of 8-10 and all efforts will be made to keep campers from certain geographic regions in the same cabin where applicable.

Check-In (Registration)

  • In an effort to reduce the number of people on-site and the exposure for our staff and campers, at Check-In we are doing a drive-through check-in process. (See Parent Letter for more information)
  • In order to have drive-through check-in be successful, it is imperative to have all forms and payments turned in ahead of time.
  • Pathways is asking campers to screen for symptoms including a temperature of 100.4°or higher for 7 days prior to their camp session.
  • Campers will have their temperature taken as part of the on-site health screening at check-in.
  • An email will be sent out 16 days prior to your arrival telling you your designated registrationtime.
  • In assigning time slots, we are hoping to reduce the number of people on-site at any given timeand the time parents and guardians are waiting to check-in when they arrive at camp. In the interest of honoring camper buddies, camper’s cabins and beds will be assigned and details will be issued at the time of arrival (as per normal).
  • Prescription medications should be readily available to give to the Camp Emmaus Health Care Coordinator, preferably in a zip lock bag. We have over-the-counter medications on hand.
  • To maintain a clean and sanitized cabin, we will not be allowing parents or guardians to take campers to their cabins.

Health Care

  • Daily temperature checks will be conducted throughout each session.
  • In the event that a camper or staff is found to be symptomatic, including a fever of 100.4° orhigher, they will be quarantined on-site and evaluated for further sickness. The person’s temperature will be retaken after 30 minutes. If a fever is still present, the campers’ parents/guardians will be called and pick-up arrangements will be made as soon as possible.
  • Quarantine and Isolation rooms will be available and be separated from the Health Care Office.
  • If a camper or staff in your camper’s cabin is suspected to have COVID-19 symptoms and is senthome, parents and guardians will be notified. The remaining campers will move to a different cabin that has been cleaned and disinfected.

Cabin Life

  • Cabins will be treated like households and campers will be able to mingle within their cabin group, but will continue to physical distance from other cabin groups.
  • Campers will be spread out in the cabins as much as possible, and direction will be given for physically distance sleeping arrangements, as guided by the American Camp Association.
  • Pathways will allow for adequate time to clean and disinfect cabins between groups, and allow for adequate time for cabins to sit and self-disinfect before the cleaning crew goes in to disinfect it.
  • Daily cleaning will include disinfecting beds, doorknobs, light switches, and any other commonly touched areas supervised by staff.

Check-Out (Pick Up)

  • Camper’s luggage will be brought to a central location.
  • We will not be able to accommodate campers being picked up in the middle of a session anddropped back off at camp again.
  • Please contact camp if your camper(s) is/are symptomatic within 14 days after leaving camp.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • Recommended methods for typical cleaning procedures include two-stage cleaning and disinfecting. “Cleaning” entails washing with a detergent and water to remove soil, organic matter, and some micro-organisms from a surface. Following a detergent and water wash, “Disinfecting” entails the use of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved disinfectant that must be applied in accordance with product manufacturer guidelines.
  • Communal Spaces – Cleaning and disinfecting communal spaces at least daily, and when possible cleaning and disinfecting of communal spaces between groups.
  • Frequently Touched Surfaces – Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and common spaces at least daily, and when possible cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and common spaces multiple times daily.
  • Toilets, Showers, and Restrooms – As with other frequently touched surfaces, toilets, showers, and restrooms are cleaned and disinfected daily, and when possible more than once per day.

Download a PDF of the 2022 Covid Safety Protocols