retreat at T Bar M

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Accelerate relationships and growth in a safe and healthy environment.

Come gather your students for a retreat experience full of face-to-face connections, fresh air and lots of room to explore. Our kids need it now more than ever. The clock is ticking when it comes to developing our youth.

At T Bar M, we’ve always boasted the benefits of gathering your students together in an environment outside of their normal. Either through your own creative programming or a T Bar M programmed retreat, it’s an opportunity to grow character, build relationships, and inspire learning. Even in this COVID-19 world, this opportunity is still available for our kids.

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Navigating COVID-19 this summer made us experts quickly!

After delivering seven weeks of summer camp programming with over 4,000 kids on our properties, we are confident we can safely deliver an exciting program for your students!

We know there could be some fear and caution about coming to camp, but be assured; we are prepared and ready to serve your students in a fun and safe manner. Here’s a look at how we are mitigating the risks of COVID-19 on our property and helping leaders confidently prepare for their retreat.

I wanted to say thank you so much for everything you did to make our camp happen. The athletes and coaches had a blast and the parents are so grateful for the precautions you all took with the COVID situation. Our campers are still talking about how much fun they had and how they can’t wait to go back.

– Andy O’Hara, Peak Performance Athletics


COVID-19 adjustments

Our goal is to stop COVID-19 BEFORE it starts at camp. To do that, we are partnering with YOU, our guests! The information below gives you insight to adjustments made to keep your group healthy and safe.

 

Health Screening

Health Screening Questionnaire

For everyone’s safety, we are asking all participants to practice good social distancing prior to their event at T Bar M.

Upon arrival, the state requires our staff to conduct an onsite Health Screening Questionnaire and temperature check for all guests. In addition, every group will participate in a brief orientation with T Bar M staff to explain procedures we have in place. This will also be a time where guests may ask questions.

If you have any questions before your event, please email [email protected]

Face Masks

All participants and staff will be required to wear face coverings when social distancing is not possible during their event. This is a mandate by the Texas government. Although this is not ideal, we were pleasantly surprised at how well our summer campers responded to wearing masks. No fun was wasted!

Although everyone will be 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 sleeping in guest rooms or bunk cabins
• if a person has a medical condition or a disability where a mask is not able to be safely worn

To provide an extra layer of caution and comfort, our staff will be wearing face covering as they interact with guests.

Large Group Gatherings

Depending on group size and programs, there are multiple ways we can help you plan a safe retreat utilizing the experience we gained this summer.

Our Groups & Retreats Coordinators can help you plan the best strategy for your group. (*see Leader’s Guide)

Programming Changes

If your group is scheduled to participate in T Bar M programming, you will notice these adjustments in our offerings.

Group Games: we have rethought many of our popular games and themed activities to make them more COVID-friendly. This means more activities outside, more games spaced six-feet apart and high-fives replaced with elbow bumps.

Team Building Exercises: Problem-solving activities and team challenges have been reinvented to minimize close contact. We will also be spacing out debrief-sessions following every activity. These changes still encourage the same growth and learning gained by participating in team building exercises.

High Ropes: We have added an increased method for cleaning and sanitizing equipment before your group arrives. All staff will be wearing face masks and hand-washing will be required by participants before entering the course. With these new procedures, all High Rope elements are available for your group to choose from.

Hand washing and sanitizing stations are conveniently located near all of these activities.

For our Leaders

We have a Leader’s Guide to help you plan a successful retreat in this COVIID-19 world. Click here for your free guide: Leader’s Retreat Guide for COVID-19

For more details on how T Bar M is responding to the pandemic, click here: Groups COVID-19 Response

 

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Health Screening Information

This document explains our health screening process required to be on T Bar M property.

Health Screening

 

Individual Release Form

This document gives permission for any guest to be on T Bar M property.

Individual Release Form

 

Medical Questionnaire

This document must be completed by those participating in teambuilding or high ropes course activities.

Medical Questionnaire

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Thank you for giving us an opportunity to help you plan your event. We would love to speak to you in person at 800.292.5469, email us at [email protected], or you are welcome to get started by completing the form below. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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