all about summer
We can’t wait to welcome you to Family Camp!
Below you’ll find all the information you’ll need to get your family ready for the best week of summer!
What to packFamily Camp Packing List
Where to goGoogle Map to T Bar M
What to fill outHealth Screening Form
Our goal is to stop COVID-19 BEFORE it starts at camp. To do that, we are partnering with YOU, the parents! The information below will give you insight to adjustments made to help make Family Camp a healthy and safe environment for everyone.
We are asking all families to participate in a 14-day increased social distancing and a 7-day temperature check BEFORE family camp begins. Every family will be asked to complete a Health Screening form showing they have met these requirements.
Upon arrival, the state requires our staff to conduct an onsite Health Screening and temperature check in addition to the completed Health Screening Form. You will also be asked if any family member has been tested for COVID-19 within those 7 days or been exposed to anyone with a positive test.
If you have any questions about this, please email [email protected].
What does practicing good social distancing look like?
By practicing good social distancing, we mean avoiding large crowds/gatherings and limiting unnecessary travel. When unable to social distance, we ask families to wear a face mask per CDC recommendations.
Approved activities: sports, bike riding, hiking, other outdoor activities and kids attending Camps following CDC guidelines.
Mask Recommended and/or Required: indoor activities where social distancing isn’t possible, traveling and prolonged close contact with people outside your household.
All participants and staff over the age of 10 yrs old will be required to wear face coverings when social distancing is not possible at Family Camp. This is a mandate by the Texas government. Although this is not ideal, it will not keep us from having fun!
For those required to wear face coverings, there are times where masks are NOT required to be worn:
• while actively eating or drinking in the dining halls or on breaks
• outdoor activities where we can control physical distancing of 6 feet apart
• engaged in swimming activities
• while in guest rooms with family members
• staff who speak from the stage where others are 6 feet away from the stage
• if a person has a medical condition or a disability where a mask is not able to be safely worn
Once families are medically cleared to enter camp, families will be divided into larger FAMILY GROUPS (the state calls them “cohorts”), identified by colored wristbands. During large group gatherings, families will be required to stay within their family groups. Family groups allow us to quickly and methodically contain and/or limit the potential exposure of COVID-19 among staff and campers. Our programming will make it easy for you and your family to stick with your FAMILY GROUP while still having an awesome camp experience for your family.
Even though families are medically cleared before coming to camp, you will still notice some adjustments in our programming.
First, no off-property excursions: We love showing off our little town of New Braunfels with it’s beautiful rivers and historic districts; however, we will be programming all of our events on our beautiful property. With this change we also ask our families not to leave property once they have been medically approved. If you need anything, please let us know and we can help you get what you need. One of the keys to preventing an outbreak at camp is keeping our guests “quarantined together” which also means not allowing outside guests to visit our families while camp is in session. We look forward to lifting these restrictions next year along with adding these excursions back next summer!
Secondly, added margin for keeping things clean: Who says good hygiene has to be boring! Come and see how we keep things clean and sanitized … your kids may pick up some good habits to take home with them!
Last, theme night classics: Our Theme Night lineup is sure to make the memory books while also allowing good social distancing between family groups. Despite these adjustments, these nights are going to be a BLAST! There’s more information about our line-up below so you can come prepared to take full advantage of these fun family nights!