our commitment to your child's health

experiencing a safe and fun camp!

T Bar M has been delivering unforgettable camp experiences to campers for nearly 40 years.

Your child’s health and safety have always been our top priority.

In light of the current circumstances, we are taking additional steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our campers.

We are working hard every day and doing everything within our control to ensure campers get the unmatched, Christ-centered experience that defines T Bar M Camps.

We want you to have all the information possible, so you can make the best decision for your family.

 


Below is our 8-step response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

1. following government guidelines

We look to the CDC, national, state and local government authorities for guidance.

Summer camps across America have been recognized as a valuable resource for kids and families alike instilling positive growth in Americans. This recognition led to a special CDC task force looking into the unique situations presented in our industry. On May 18th, the Texas Governor’s Strike Force published the health protocols required to operate overnight and day camps. We can say with confidence we will be able to abide by the new checklist along with an “excel still more” attitude in the staff that delivers it. As always, your camper’s health and safety will continue to be our top priority.

2. upgrading cleaning protocols

T Bar M is upgrading our already high standards of cleaning.

Our cleaning practices already include the recommendations from the CDC. We are adding an “excel still more” attitude to our disinfection practices especially in high traffic areas. All areas of cleanliness will include more rigorous practices and increase in frequency throughout the day.

3. screening campers and staff

We are working with the CDC and our Medical Director to develop proper screening techniques for campers and staff.

Screening will start with YOU two weeks before your camp session. We will be screening staff during that time frame as well. Additionally, campers and staff will be given a health screening and temperature check to ensure everyone is healthy upon arrival. These extra measures help create the healthiest environment possible so our campers can have the best week of their summer.

4. emphasizing personal hygiene

Campers will know that personal hygiene matters, even at camp … especially at camp.

An abundance of hand sanitizer, good ol’ fashion soap and water and all the recommended hygiene practices will be generously woven in our daily schedules. Parents, your heightened cleanliness practices at home will be supported at camp. When the Coaches do it, your kids will see keeping clean is the cool thing to do!

5. keeping a healthy kitchen

We are taking extra measures in our food service area to protect our campers.
  • Preparation: Specific attention will be given to stringent protocols for practicing food preparation safety.
  • Serving: There will be limited cross contamination opportunities with new procedures in place for campers to receive food individually.
  • Consumption: Campers will each have everything they need to enjoy their meal independently.

Notice: Day Camp campers are required to provide their own lunches during summer camp. While this decision was made pre-COVID-19, it brings us one step closer to eliminating cross-contamination opportunities in our dining spaces.

6. staying at camp

Overnight camp staff will be following recommended social distancing practices in their limited time off property.

Historically our coaches and campers have enjoyed excursions into our local community. The number of times our staff or campers leave property will be reduced. When leaving is necessary, they will follow recommended social distancing practices.

7. adapting opening & closing days

We all want what is best for kids to be able to enjoy the safest and most fun time at camp.

This means Opening and Closing Days will look different. One of the keys to prevent an outbreak at camp is limiting outside guests to a minimum. We realize this will be a challenging adjustment for us all. Rest assured we are committed to Opening Days being a welcoming and reassuring experience while Closing Days will be rewarding and memorable for parents and campers alike. Thank you for being willing to partner with us to create the safest environment possible for your kiddos.

8. responsive isolation protocol

We are working with the CDC and our Medical Director to have the proper response protocols in the event someone should show symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive.

We have isolated areas available in the event anyone has a communicable disease. We will follow the latest government guidelines throughout the summer as to our policies for sending a camper or staff home due to illness and we will enact our COVID-19 response protocol.

 


 

If you have further questions about our COVID-19 response, please email us at [email protected]