Guidelines & Sanitation
Kulaqua Retreat and Conference
During COVID-19 Pandemic
Let Us Help You Prepare for Camp
What Kulaqua is Doing
Kulaqua is a place where kids can experience adventure. We are happy to provide a high-quality experience while maintaining protocols that put the health of the children and staff as a priority.
These policies were put into practice in the early month of May and remain fluid according to the phases and Emergency Orders of local and state officials.
Temperature Checks for Staff & Guests
Kulaqua staff are required to have their temperatures taken by a team member prior to their workday and screened for illness-related symptoms. Anyone who shows a temperature or other symptoms are asked to go home and, if necessary, seek the medical advice of a professional. Camp Kulaqua recommends that prior to their arrival/check in, campers’ and group chaperones are screened for symptoms of illness and temperatures are checked, per the CDC recommendations
Kulaqua reserves the right not to admit individuals who show signs of illness, or have a temperature of 100.0F or higher.
Additional Handwashing Stations & Sanitation
We have added handwashing stations or hand sanitizer at all of our activities and is available to you. Staff will wear masks while serving our guests, and have increased sanitation frequency. Social distancing lines will be added to our queues to provide space between individuals.
Camp Kulaqua is prioritizing housekeeping and hygiene, where cleaning products and upgraded protocols are currently in use.
You can have confidence that Camp Kulaqua continues to adapt and monitor the current recommendations & requirements from the Federal Government, State and Local officials.
We will continue to work with our local health department as the phases continue to unfold.
-Increased sanitizing stations available to guests
-Adjusted facility capacities
-Increase the frequency of sanitizing our public areas
-Enhanced cleaning of meeting spaces
-More space alloted for physical distancing
-Removal of bedspreads in all lodging
-Kulaqua’s housekeeping staff wear masks and gloves when in guest areas
-Wipe stations provided for activities & group meetings
Meal Service Protocols
Your health and wellness is our priority, while providing a quality meal service. Some protocols to limit exposure during this time include:
-Buffet lines have been removed and Cafeteria-serving lines have been implemented during this time.
-Hand Sanitizer available upon entry.
-Spread out dining to increase social distancing and the capacity of our Cafeteria has been adjusted.
-Food Prep & Service Staff wear a mask, gloves, and increased sanitation in the areas.
-Cutlery kits in individual packets are provided at meals.
-Drink stations have been modified to limit touch points.
-Increased facility sanitation throughout the day.
-Guests having meals provided by Kulaqua may be asked to have their temperatures taken prior to entrance.
Activities & Protocols
Good Clean Fun
Camp Kulaqua is surrounded by nature and beauty, with fun activities that everyone can be excited about. In an effort to provide a positive experience to you, some exposure procedures will include:
-Activities have sanitation procedures for equipment & touch points.
-Hand sanitizer is available at each activity.
-Masks are required at certain locations where close proximity is necessary between guests or staff.
-Queues are spaced with markers to encourage physical distance.
-Helmets are sprayed with disinfectant after each use.
-Staff are wiping down surfaces & high traffic areas often.
-Capacities decreased to create more space between guests.
Our Recommendations to You
Limit Your Exposure
Train your chaperones to do continued sanitation practices, as recommended by the CDC, and share these practices with your children. This includes handwashing, not touching their faces, and encouraging distance between individuals.
-Eliminate high fives between individuals
-Use handwashing & sanitation stations located around camp
-Create a schedule that allows smaller group sizes
Lodging / Housing
Camp Kulaqua is prioritizing housekeeping and hygiene, where cleaning products and upgraded protocols are currently in use. We will continue to sanitize and clean thoroughly.
Things we recommend as you plan your stay:
-Head to Toe: Arrange campers on bunk beds to sleep opposite directions, meaning the head of the top camper would align with the toes of the bottom camper.
-Reduce Cabin Sizes:Reduce cabin group sizes to phase-recommended capacities.
-Sanitation: Remove shoes at the door and sanitize hands upon entering your lodging.
Q: Are aquatic activities available?
A: We will offer the Spring and the Waterpark according to the State of Florida’s orders. Swimming and activities in the Spring will continue, with increased distancing and sanitation throughout. The River Ranch has chlorinated pools and we have added markers at queue lines and are wiping down surfaces often.
Q: What county does Camp Kulaqua reside in?
A: Camp Kulaqua is located in Alachua County and abides by the orders of both the county and City of High Springs.
Q: Is there a local urgent care center, should I need one?
A: Yes, the closest urgent care is located in the City of Alachua and is approximately 8 miles away.
Q: How have you changed your sanitation procedures?
A: We have increased our sanitation throughout the camp and its activities, including wiping down equipment, and providing sanitizer to guests. We have removed bedspreads from housing, wipe stations have been added in buildings, and the Cafeteria has modified serving lines. Further details are available in those sections.
Q: Are your staff wearing PPE? What about guests?
A: Masks are to be worn by staff members when physical distancing may not always be possible. This includes staff to guest contact, and staff to staff contact, masks and gloves are to be worn at all times when prepping food, serving/delivering food, or handling food. Because of the array of groups we serve, guests are not required to wear masks on camp but are encouraged to do so.
Q: How are you monitoring staff?
A: Daily temperature and symptom checks are taken by a designated staff member/supervisor, and dealt with appropriately.
Q: Are all of the activities available at camp?
A: We have modified our operating procedures to allow as many activities to remain open. Increased sanitation protocols have been implemented in these locations. State regulations and orders are monitored closely.
From the Executive Director
Camp Kulaqua is a place of renewal, a time to connect with God through Creation and make lifelong friends.
At Camp Kulaqua we work tirelessly to provide families and campers with blessed experiences and unforgettable memories. During this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, your health and wellness is our priority as well. We want you to experience all camp has to offer you and the blessing of being in God’s creation, while also having confidence in our abilities to serve you.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Executive Camp Director
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We look forward to seeing you!