COVID-19 Updates

 Golden Bell Camp & Conference Center is open as of July 1st for business. We look forward to having you here as soon as possible, but our main priority is making sure everyone is safe and healthy during this time. We are taking the necessary precautions to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

**Day Camp is open. For more information click here.**

**Residential overnight camps will be allowed to reopen July 1st. For more information, see the post from June 25th below.**

The RV/Tent Park is the only part of our camp open,

with the pool and mini-golf available as activities.

You can make your reservation at https://www.goldenbellccc.org/rv-park

We sanitize all areas 3 times a day, including equipment after use.

**COVID-19 Update- June 25, 2020**

We have exciting news to share with you!

As most of you are aware, Governor Polis made an announcement last week regarding residential summer camps opening in July and August.

The guidance that was released is: https://covid19.colorado.gov/safer-at-home/residential-camps

We have recently been commended by our local health department for our COVID-19 response plan and how we are taking every precaution as we run Day Camps and prepare to run residential camps.

We run daily health assessments on our staff and campers.

You can read our COVID-19 response plan below.

I want to highlight a few specific things that you will find in the lobby of the Lodge and in the Dining Hall.

​-The lobby in the Lodge is reconfigured to encourage social distancing. We have removed the pads on the furniture in the lobby and marked them off to encourage social distancing.

-The lobby and surfaces are sanitized multiple times a day.

-Orange tape has been placed on the ground, 6 feet apart, where you will stand in line for meals.

-Dining Hall is reconfigured to encourage social distancing.

-Our staff will be serving the food and drinks. We ask that you allow them to do this. A divider has been installed on the food lines to prevent anyone from touching the food.

-Kitchen equipment and surfaces sanitized multiple times a day.

-Tables are sanitized by staff after being used.

We will be doing a Facebook live walk through for you to see this virtually next week.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

**COVID-19 Update- June 19, 2020**

As most of you are aware, Governor Polis made an announcement this week regarding residential summer camps opening in July and August.

The guidance that was released is: https://covid19.colorado.gov/safer-at-home/residential-camps

We are processing this guidance and will provide an update soon with what residential camps in July and August will look like this summer at Golden Bell.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to process all of this information and our plan for the summer.

**COVID-19 Update- May 27, 2020**

Golden Bell is committed to offering summer camp! 

With the recent decision by the Colorado Governor to close June residential camps, we are choosing to move the Velocity Camp to July 6-10.

Itch-ee-Ow-ee Camp #1 has been combined with Itch-ee-Ow-ee Camp #2 on July 20-24, 2020. 

We have also sent this information to all of the parents of campers that have already registered.

**COVID-19 Update- May 25, 2020**

As most of you are aware, Governor Polis made an announcement today regarding summer camps. We are processing this information and we will provide an update soon.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to process all of this information and our plan for the summer.

 

**COVID-19 Update- May 12, 2020**

Governor Jared Polis announced in a statement yesterday that "he will decide by May 25 if and when restaurants can reopen, if and when children’s summer camps can operate this summer, and whether spring skiing will be allowed."

We are continuing to make contingency plans for this summer in case we are not allowed to be open for summer camps. We ask that you continue to join us in praying that summer camps will be allowed to operate this summer.

We will continue to provide you with updates as soon as we have them.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers for Golden Bell during this time!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Q&A's

What does this mean for summer camps?

We are monitoring the Colorado mandates and requirements daily. We are planning on having summer camps and will provide an update as soon as we learn more information from the State. If we have to cancel one of our camps, we will provide at least two weeks notice.

Can I stop by the camp for a visit or still spend time on the property?

No. Due to the Colorado mandates and requirements as well as our insurance requirements, we are currently closed for anyone, except for our staff.

What are we doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Sanitizing

-Golden Bell uses an upgraded sanitizer which kills all viruses including COVID-19.

-Common areas will be sanitized 3 times a day in addition to the regular cleanings.

-Counselors will sanitize their cabin, tent, or tepee 2 times a day.

-All activity equipment is sanitized before and after use.

-Several hand-sanitation stations, along with portable stations, have been set around camp.

-Hand-washing instructions posted in every bathroom.

-Staff have been trained to recognize symptoms of COVID-19.

Check-in Process

-Large tent will be set up for Check in/check out.

-Golden Bell Staff will ask the leader or parent for number of campers to check-in along with a cell phone number. A text will be sent when it is their turn to check in limiting the number of persons inside the tent.

-“Partitions” will be added to give campers privacy during health screenings.

-Golden Bell has updated health forms that are filled out when campers arrive.

-Nurses will be wearing PPE during health exams.

-Staff and volunteers will have regular health checks by our nurses to monitor for any symptoms.

-Temperature will be taken and documented of all guests. Guests will be asked to leave, even with a low-grade fever.

Lodge

-The lobby in the Lodge is reconfigured to encourage social distancing. We have removed the pads on the furniture in the lobby and marked them off to encourage social distancing.

-The lobby and surfaces are sanitized multiple times a day.

-Orange tape has been placed on the ground, 6 feet apart, where you will stand in line for meals.

Dining Hall

-Dining Hall is reconfigured to encourage social distancing.

-Our staff will be serving the food and drinks. We ask that you allow them to do this. A divider has been installed on the food lines to prevent anyone from touching the food.

-Kitchen equipment and surfaces sanitized multiple times a day.

-Tables are sanitized by staff after being used.

-Orange tape has been placed on the ground, 6 feet apart, where you will stand in line for meals.

Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation

-The best place to be is outside in the fresh air with a breeze and lots of sunshine. As many activities as possible are being scheduled for outside. We will be utilizing the playing fields, amphitheaters, and other outdoor venues.

-All cabins, tents, and tepees will be limited to 10 campers to promote social distancing. Each group is encouraged to keep 6 feet apart from other cabin groups.

-Social Distancing, Sanitizing of Cabins, and Hand-washing have been added to the “point system” in camp to help encourage guests to uphold all of these practices!

-A specific building is designated as a quarantine place for anyone showing symptoms.

-Golden Bell would call and inform parents that their child is showing symptoms and that the child must be picked up.

-The camper will then be given a mask and be quarantined with a student nurse.

-Activities and meals will be delivered.

-If a camper from a cabin group shows symptoms, the camper will be quarantined with a student nurse.

-Everyone else in the cabin group will be socially distanced and isolated from the rest of the camp.

-Parents will be notified that someone in their child’s cabin group has symptoms and is now quarantined.

-The parents will have the option to come pick up their child. Games, food, and activities will be delivered to the cabin.

-Staff members who come in direct contact with a quarantined camper will be monitored for symptoms.