IPoint COVID-19 Guidelines and Pre-Arrival Information

I'M REGISTERED...NOW WHAT?

We're so glad you've registered for camp and we are looking forward to a great summer at Inspiration Point! The information below will help you make plans for your time at camp. Additional information specific to your stay will be sent via email in the weeks leading up to camp starting. If you have questions please email us at office@ipoint.org. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Need to complete or update a health form?

If you haven't completed a health form or need to update your camper's information, click here to download a camper health form. You can also complete your health form online by signing back into your online camper account. Completed health forms can be emailed to office@ipoint.org or mailed to 16157 Co Hwy 65 Vining, MN 56588

Medication Form

If your camper is bringing medication to camp, they will need to fill out a medication information form. To streamline the registration process, we ask that all forms are completed prior to arrival at camp. Please put completed forms, along with all medication, in a ziploc bag with the camper's name on it. At registration, the ziploc bag will be turned in to the Camp Nurse who will store and administer medication as indicated on the form. At the end of the camp week, any leftover medication will be returned to the camper.
***ALL Prescription MEDICATIONS NEED TO BE IN THEIR ORIGINAL BOTTLES.***

Ride Home Permission Form
Please update the ride home permission form on your camper's online account. If you choose to put a list of people approved for pick-up on the form, make sure that parents/guardians are on that list as well. If nothing is specified on the form, the camper will be allowed to go home with anyone they know.

Camper Balances

In order to avoid long lines durring registration, we ask that all camp balances be paid in full two weeks prior to arrival. You may complete payment online by logging into your online camper account or by calling our office at 218-338-5379.


Items to bring to camp:

  • Bible and pen
  • Modest clothing/swimwear (seasonal)
  • Tennis shoes & sandals (closed toe shoes are required for certain activities)
  • Sleeping bag or bed linens and pillow
  • Towels, soap, shampoo and toothbrush
  • Jacket or sweatshirt
  • Bug spray & sunscreen
  • Disposable film camera
  • Any medications needed (must be in their original bottles)
  • Money for the camp store 

* Please mark all belongings with the camper's name. Inspiration Point will keep all lost and found items for 14 days before donating them to needy individuals. All claimed items will be returned at the owner's expense.

Items to leave at home:

  • All electronics...iPods, cell phones, tablets, laptops, smart watches, etc.
  • Digital camera - for the camper's safety 
  • Snack food, candy, or beverages (These items attract insects and little critters.)

How Do I Get to Camp?

From Parkers Prairie (which is north of Alexandria on Highway 29: North on Hwy 29 for one mile out of town. Turn left (west) on Cty Hwy 138 and continue 4.5 miles. Turn right (north) onto Cty Hwy 65 for 1.2 miles. Destination will be on your left, just past the Octagon Building.

From Fargo: East on I-94 to Fergus Falls. Exit on Highway 210 East. Follow 210 East for 26.2 miles to Vining. Turn right on County Road 40 and travel 5.4 miles to County Hwy 65. Turn right (south) and follow 3 miles. Destination will be on your right, just before the Octagon Building.

Using a Navigation App? Enter our address: 16157 Co Hwy 65, Vining, MN 56588

Youth Camp Policies

  • We place high value on safety, the following are prohibited: knives, weapons of any kind, and fireworks.
  • Camp activities are planned for maximum benefit to each camper, regular attendance at camp functions is mandatory.
  • We believe our body is a temple, the following are prohibited: drugs, alcoholic beverages, tobacco.
  • We place a premium on safety and proper supervision, sneaking out after lights out is prohibited.
  • We believe God created each camper perfectly, emotional, physical and other forms of abuse or bullying to fellow campers will not be tolerated.

Infraction of any of these policies may result in immediate dismissal

COVID-19 Guidelines:

We are thankful that we have the opportunity to offer camps and retreats, but in order to do so, we must comply with mandates from our government. Thank you for understanding.
 

Updated August 25, 2021

MASK POLICY
Inspiration Point has been diligent in following regulations and mandates handed down since the beginning of the pandemic. It is important that we continue to operate with that in mind. Therefore, since the State of Minnesota lifted its mask mandates on May 13, 2021, we will no longer require masks to be worn at camp. As always, Inspiration Point values safety as a top priority at camp and will maintain measures to provide a safe experience while campers are here. We will continue the thorough and regular cleaning standards for which IPoint has long been known.

COVID-19 SPECIFIC PROTOCOLS

Check-In Process:
All campers will need to fill out a health survey and have their temperature checked. If any of the questions they answer are 'yes', or if they have a temp of 100.4 or higher, we regret that they will need to return home. They will have the opportunity to either receive a refund or transfer their registration to an upcoming camp program. If a camper is sick prior to coming, we ask that you please inform us by calling 218-338-5379 and remain at home. Parents need to have a plan for picking up their child if he/she becomes ill during their time at camp.

Cleaning and Disinfection Protections and Protocols:
Regular housekeeping practices are being implemented, including routine sanitizing of the camp and frequent sanitizing of high-touch areas. Appropriate and effective cleaning and disinfectant supplies have been purchased and are to be used in accordance with product labels, safety data sheets and manufacturer specifications, and are being used with required personal protective equipment for the product. Staff members are trained on cleaning procedures and will use laundered rags and premixed sanitizing spray throughout the camp. All common use areas, including but not limited to doorknobs, light switches, railings, handles, etc. will be sprayed down and cleaned regularly.

Meal Times:
Cabin groups will have assigned tables for the time they are here. Before going through the serving line, everyone will be asked to wash/sanitize their hands and meals will be served by IPoint staff. Our dining room and kitchen are regularly cleaned in compliance with Minnesota Department of Health standards.

Handwashing:
Basic infection-preventing measures are expected to be maintained at all times while on site. Staff and guests are expected to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds frequently throughout the day, but especially before mealtimes and after using the restroom.