our commitment to your child's health

this page is for you, our parents.

First let us thank you for patiently walking with T Bar M as we learn how to manage and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

We believe kids need camp more today than ever before. We are working hard to keep our camp gates open for Christ-centered ministry to happen for your child.

We created this page to keep you posted on the latest COVID-19 exposure within our three separate camps: Day Camp, Sports Camp and Camp Travis.

As we keep camper’s safety as our top priority, please know the CDC and State government protocols are leading our efforts. We are committed to following all guidelines to prevent the entry of COVID-19 into camp and mitigate its impact according to the Governor’s Texas State Health protocols when it does enter.

Our current operation status is as follows:

Day Camp – Open
Sports Camp – Open
Camp Travis – Open
Family Camp – Open
Guest Groups – Open
(Guest Groups do not interact on the same side of the property as any of our camps. Visit here to see our COVID response specifically for Groups.)

Doing this together

Social Distancing 14 days before and 14 days after: Practicing good social distancing and wearing masks when social distancing is not possible, is a safety practice we encourage 14 days BEFORE your camper’s camp session AND 14 days AFTER your camper’s camp session. Following these guidelines are all in accordance of the Governor’s Health Protocols for families sending their children to overnight youth camps. And a special thanks to those parents who wisely chose not to bring their campers due to symptoms or exposure to COVID-19 in their hometown. It is important to know, if your camper has a pending COVID test or someone in their family has a pending COVID test, they will not be admitted to camp without a negative test of their own.

At this time, we have had COVID-19 incidents on our New Braunfels property and we have had to turn away some campers in order to head off any potential spread. We are reporting these cases and working alongside the Comal County Department of Health. They are fully aware of the COVID cases at camp, providing counsel, and are pleased with the procedures we are following to mitigate the virus, which is in accordance with the Governor’s Texas State protocols for youth camps.

When a camper or staff member is identified through our daily health screenings as having COVID-19 symptoms, they along with their belongings are immediately isolated, tested, and quarantined according to the Governor’s Texas State Health protocol for mitigating the virus when it enters camp. Campers are sent home immediately. Coaches are isolated immediately. Thankfully, the Coaches in our care are feeling better within 2-5 days and for that we are very grateful. Of course, these Coaches stay in isolation for the period of time recommended by the guidelines.

Family Groups

We want to highlight and explain Family Groups (what the state calls cohorts) as this is the method put forth by the State of Texas for the operation of Summer Camps. Family groups are a strategic part of the CDC’s protocol for summer camps. Family groups allow us to quickly and methodically contain and/or limit the potential exposure of COVID-19 among staff and campers. Once campers are medically cleared to enter camp, cabins are combined into large family groups. During large group gatherings, campers are required to stay within their family groups where they can interact with one another as usual, but will practice good physical distancing from other family groups.

Exposure Communication

If an individual (camper or staff) tests positive for COVID-19, we notify all parents or guardians of campers in the family group by TEXT. These text messages are sent to ALL cell phone numbers listed in the camper’s online account. Because of the isolated nature of family groups, if your camper is not within the affected family group, they have not been exposed. We do not inform the entire session out of caution for the medical privacy of the person who has been infected. The parents or guardians may decide to either pick up their child from camp or leave their camper in camp and trust T Bar M to take appropriate safeguards. T Bar M will keep the family group containing the individual who tested positive for COVID-19 isolated from other family groups at camp for the remainder of the camp session.

It is important to note: even if your camper’s Family Group color is not on the list below, there is risk associated with any group or social gathering. Your camper should practice good social distancing for 14 days after camp especially around people over the age of 65 or people who have compromised health issues.

Post Exposure Cleaning

Once a Family Group is exposed to COVID-19, cabins and belongings are quarantined and go through added multiple cleaning and disinfecting policies and procedures outlined in CDC guidelines. We also allow quarantined areas to sit for 48 hours as an added safety measure. This cleaning is on top of our daily sanitization of all cabins, camp buildings, restrooms, high-touched surfaces, and more.

If you have any questions concerning your camper before or after camp, please email [email protected]


Exposure Timeline as of August 8, 2020

Below is the date each Family Group was notified by text. Because this situation changes daily, this website page will contain the most current information about COVID-19 exposure.

Day Camp

Session 3: (June 15 – 19)

  • No COVID incidents

Session 4: (June 22 – 26)

  • One Support Staff member tested positive for COVID-19 (does not interact directly with campers and is masked whenever near them).
  • July 6: Green Family Group (happened within 14 day exposure window post-camp)

Session 5: (June 29 – July 3)

  • June 30: Yellow Family Group / family group not allowed to return to camp
  • July 1: Closed remainder of session because Support Staff team became symptomatic. Tests still pending.
  • No known exposure to all other family groups

Sessions 6 & 7: (July 6 – 10 and July 13 – 17)

  • Closed to allow for a 14-day quarantine period for our leadership team and to deep clean and sanitize the property

Session 8: July 20 – 24

  • No COVID incidents

Session 9: July 27 – 31

  • No COVID incidents

Session 10: August 3 – 7

  • No COVID incidents

Sports Camp

Session 3: June 14-20

  • No COVID incidents

Session 4: June 21-27

  • June 27: Orange Family Group
  • June 29: Green Family Group
  • June 30: Yellow Family Group
  • July 1: Purple Family Group
  • July 5: Pink Family Group

Session 5: June 28 – July 4

  • June 28: Session Cancelled due to pending staff tests (based on the dates listed above in Session 4, you can see communication timeline as these tests came back positive).

Session 6: July 5 – 11

  • July 1: Session cancelled to allow for full 14-day quarantine of our Sports Camp staff

Session 7: July 12 – 18

  • No COVID incidents

Session 8: July 19 – 25

  • No COVID incidents

Session 9: July 26 – August 1

  • No COVID incidents

Session 10: August 2 – 7

  • No COVID incidents

Camp Travis

Session 3: June 14-20

  • No COVID incidents

Session 4: June 21-27

  • No COVID incidents

Session 5: June 28 – July 4

  • July 2: WOG2 Family Group
  • No known exposure to all other family groups

Session 6: July 5 – 11

  • No COVID incidents

Session 7: July 12 – 18

  • No COVID incidents

Session 8: July 19 – 25

  • No COVID incidents

Session 9: July 26 – August 1

  • No COVID incidents

Session 10: August 2 – 7

  • No COVID incidents