Summer Youth Camp COVID-19 Guidelines and Pre-Arrival Information

COVID-19 Guidelines:

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

Updated May 11th, 2021

MASK MANDATE

The State of Minnesota has mandated that masks are required to be worn in all indoor public spaces. Because of this, all guests (ages 6+) will need to bring masks to be worn in these spaces during retreats until the State of Minnesota lifts its mandate. Unfortunately, we are unable to make exceptions. Thank you for your understanding.

COVID-19 SPECIFIC PROTOCOLS
Check-In Process:
All campers will need to fill out a health survey and have their temperatures 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.

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 Minneosta 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.

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 this summer. Additional information specific to your week of camp 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 this summer!

Need to complete or update a health form?

If you haven't completed a health form for this summer 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.***

Check-In:

Registration is open on the first day of your camp from 3-5 PM. We recommend arriving by 4:30 PM so you have time to settle in.

Check-Out/Closing Program:

Parents are encouraged to attend the Closing Program which will be at 10:00 AM on the last day of camp. All campers must be picked up by 10:45 AM. Campers must be signed out by an approved adult before leaving. You can complete a "Ride Home Permission Form" by logging into your online camper account. Campers without a completed ride home form will be approved to leave with any adult 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. Store deposits can also be made over the phone or online.


Items to bring to camp:

  • Bible and pen
  • Mask
  • Modest clothing/swimwear
  • Tennis shoes & sandals (closed toed 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 (Campers spending money will be deposited in their "store account". Purchases made at the camp store will be charged to the camper's account and unused portions will be returned on the last day of camp.)

* 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 (Photo Flashdrives with highlights throughout the week will be available for $12.00)
  • Snack food, candy, or beverages (These items attract insects and little critters.)

You Got Mail!

Campers love receiving mail, so please write! If you write your letters ahead of time and mark which day they are to be given to the camper, bring them with you to registration and our staff will deliver them accordingly. If you wish to send letters or packages to camp by mail, use the address 16157 Co Hwy 65, Vining, MN 56588 (remember to include the camper's first and last name and a return address on the outside of the envelope or package). Please do not fax or email campers letters. Phone calls may be made and/or accepted only in cases of emergency.

Parent Updates

Wondering what your camper is up to? Follow us on social media and/or sign up for text message updates:

Facebook: facebook.com/inspirationpoint
Instagram: @ipoint63

How Do I Get to Camp?

From Parkers Prairie (which is north of Alexandria on Highway 29: North on Hwy 29 for one-half mile out of town. Turn left (west) on Cty Hwy 6 and continue 4.1 miles. Turn right (north) onto Cty Hwy 65 for 2.2 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.