Current Health Updates
Updated July 20th, 2020
Updated July 20th, 2020
Dear Miracle Camp and Retreat Center guests and constituents,
As many of you are aware, Coronavirus (COVID-19) is in the forefront of our news and conversation. The health and safety of our guests and campers has been and will continue to be Miracle Camp’s utmost priority.
As of June 15th, the state of Michigan has allowed residential camps, like Miracle Camp, to open for business. As we open, we have been given guidelines by LARA (Licensing and Regulatory Affairs) and by the state of Michigan that we must follow in order to have guests and campers on campus.
While there are things that definitely will look different this year due to some of these changes, we are still so excited to be able to have guests here and be able to preach the message of Jesus to the campers that are here.
The majority of our staff has resumed working in the office and are available during normal work hours (9-5 on Monday-Friday) to answer any questions you may have!
We also welcome your prayers and support during this difficult time. As you are well aware, the future is still very uncertain for us at camp and we are unsure what the fall will look like. If you would like to give financially, click here.
Safety continues to be our number one priority as we begin to have guests on campus. View our Safety Precautions to see how we are putting your camper’s safety first. We also have been blessed with a beautiful campus that allows us to serve our guests safely. We believe that our guests are actually safer at camp than many other places. See what we mean by viewing our Safer at Camp page.
For camps and retreats that we host, we are committed to having procedures in place that will mitigate any potential impact on our guests.
· We will require all guests who are experiencing any concerning symptoms or who have had any known contact with an ill or infected person to stay at home.
· In compliance with the recommendations from the Michigan Department of Health and Human services:
· Move to smaller and staggered gatherings.
· Use outdoor gathering places where possible with better ventilation.
· Require staff and volunteers to stay home when sick and to notify the organization of illness.
· Communicate and reinforce to guests and staff best practices for washing hands and covering coughs and sneezes.
· Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, like doorknobs, handles, equipment, and light switches.
· Ensure hand hygiene and sanitation supplies are readily accessible.
· Implement social distancing measures (not shaking hands, keeping a distance, etc.)
· Enhance food service safety protocols including modified serving methods.
· Encourage those who are at high risk or vulnerable to stay home and/or implement additional safety protocols.
We are praying daily for relief from this pandemic, for the health and well-being of every person, for the specific health of our constituency, guests and staff and for wisdom in decision-making.
As Christ-followers, we know we can walk through the most devastating situations with peace and we can be signs of hope for our neighbors. May God grant us the ability to make that a reality in this situation.
Please know that our team is taking this very seriously and we are monitoring this situation closely.
As you can imagine, the impact of the health crisis could be significant for camp. If you have a desire to support camp with your financial gifts, that would be very much appreciated.
For the most up-to-date information regarding Coronavirus, we recommend visiting the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html