Health and Safety Guidelines…

Camp Lee Christian Retreat Center has been blessed to serve our Church Partners and Group Leaders for over 55 years.  During this time of Covid-19, we want you and your group members to feel safe and secure on your next retreat to Camp Lee.  We have set up the following guidelines to ensure that Camp Lee and our Partner Churches/Groups are doing all we can do to protect each visitor so that we can fulfill our mission to “Providing a place where young people and adults may experience God in a natural setting.”  By working together, Camp Lee is ready to provide you and your group a place set aside for worship, recreation, and Bible Study.

Camp Lee and User Group Leadership will adhere to the following protocols for hosting events at Camp Lee Christian Retreat Center in Anniston Alabama:

User Group Protocols

  • Prior to Camp Lee Arrival…User Group Leadership will be responsible for screening all participants and checking temperatures before departing to come to Camp Lee Retreat Center.

 –Have you been sick in the past two weeks?

–Have you been in meaningful contact with anyone that you are aware of who has COVID-19 in the past two weeks?

–Have you had a fever in the last 24 hours?

  • User Groups are required to conduct temperature checks throughout each day of their retreat event.  If camper presents a temperature of 100.4 or greater, group leader is required to send camper home.
  • User Group Leadership teach and reinforce washing hands and covering coughs and sneezes among all participants and their staff. Camp Lee Staff will reinforce washing hands and covering coughs and sneezes with all staff and campers during orientation and at activities.
  • User Group Leadership must follow Alabama State Law and beyond those requirements can use discretion in deciding if face masks for participants should be worn and at what time and location on Camp property.
  • User Group Leadership if possible, will conduct conferences/breakouts to include same group each day and will limit the mixing of participants and will stagger groups to minimize mixing participants as much as feasible.
  • User Groups Leadership will allow time for cleaning in between activities.   
  • User Group Leadership will keep each participants’ belongings separated.
  • User Group Leadership are solely responsible for the medical care of their campers, to include access to medical care as needed. User Group Leadership will provide procedures to safely transport sick people home or to health care facility.
  • User Group Leadership, if notified from home that someone in their group has had direct contact with a confirmed individual diagnosed with COVID-19, should send that participant home to stop the spread of COVID-19. User Group Leadership should notify participants immediately of any illness. Rooms and materials used to care for sick participants should be thoroughly disinfected and out of use for 24 hours.
  • After Camp Lee Departure: User Group Leadership will notify Camp Lee Camp Director of anyone with a COVID-19-positive test after leaving Camp Lee within 2 weeks. 

Camp Lee Staff

  • Camp Lee will post signage and messaging to remind everyone about social distancing.
  • All staff will have temperature checks upon arrival and complete a questionnaire of any COVID-type symptoms.   Any staff member who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 or has a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit will be asked to return home immediately and will not be allowed to work until their condition can be further evaluated.
  • Camp Lee Staff are to repeat health screenings throughout the day checking for any development of new symptoms. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or above should not be permitted to attend any activities and should be immediately sent home.
  • All staff will be given instruction regarding the CDC guidelines and recommendations.  Training will include effective personal hygiene; available preventative measures; steps to protect themselves, co-workers and guests; and cleaning protocols and requirements throughout Camp Lee.
  • Camp Lee will intensify cleaning, sanitation, and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces (for example, staffed recreation equipment, sporting equipment, door handles, sink handles) multiple times per day.
  • Staff who are directly engaging with guests in close proximity are required to wear a face covering.  
  • Camp Lee Staff will deep clean and sanitize the facility prior to the start of a new event.
  • Procedure checklists will be implemented and completed per shift.

Dining Hall

  • Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting procedures and protective measures will be modeled after CDC guidelines.
  • Where appropriate, sneeze guards or physical barriers will be used.  All service equipment, common surfaces and high-touch areas will be frequently sanitized.
  • Food preparation stations will be sanitized before and after each use.
  • Dining room capacities will be reduced to comply with local ordinances and guidelines. 
  • Dining room tables will be placed a minimum of six feet apart.  Seating capacity per table will also be reduced.
  • When practical, all condiments will be single-use and individually wrapped (e.g., salt and pepper packets, jelly, etc.)
  • Our self-serve buffet style line will be replaced temporarily with a staff-served buffet line or with individually plated meals. 
  • Our self-serve beverage station will be replaced with our staff serving drinks. 
  • Camp Lee will allow groups to have the option to eat in designated outside dining area and/or take their meals back to their own meeting spaces or outside picnic areas.
  • Campers will be instructed to wash hands thoroughly before coming to meals with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.  In addition, everyone will be required to use hand sanitizer stations on porch of dining hall before entering.

Lodging and Meeting Spot

  • Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting procedures and protective measures will be modeled after CDC guidelines.
  • Lodges will be cleaned, sanitized and disinfected prior to each group.  Groups are responsible for cleaning bathrooms and high touch areas in their assigned lodging and meeting spots during their stay.   Cleaning agents are provided in each area. 
  • Camp Lee Staff will space out seating and bedding as much as possible.
  • Beds will be placed a minimum of six feet apart.  No top bunks will be used, and campers will be instructed to alternate heads and feet between beds to assist with the 6 ft. distance.
  • Tables and chairs are provided in meeting spots and will be sanitized between each group.  Upon orientation, groups will be instructed to maintain the 6-foot social distancing guidelines for setting up chairs and tables during meetings. 

Recreation Activities

  • Harnesses and lanyards used for zip lines will be disinfected between each use using the disinfectant, Sporicidin, that is recommended for our adventure challenge equipment.
  • Lifejackets will be used one per camper.  After each use, lifejackets will be cleaned with soap and hot water and left to dry for 36 hours before being used again.
  • Paddles and canoes will be disinfected between each use. 
  • Procedure checklists will be implemented and completed per shift. 
  • The Climbing Wall and Canopy Zip line will not be available at this time.
  • Team building activities on our course will only be used when social distancing is possible. 
  • Recreational equipment (e.g. basketballs, volleyballs, gaga balls, etc.) will be sanitized between each group. 

Note:  A COVID surcharge fee of $20 will be added to group bill to cover extra expenses for additional cleaning, special disinfectants, and paper supplies.

Updated…December 2020