Steps we are taking to greatly reduce the likelihood that illness will be spread at our camp:
Outdoors: Moose Lake Gospel Camp is a facility where most time is spent outdoors, greatly reducing the potential for illness to spread at our programs.
Small Groups: Historically, we have kept our “cabin” groups small (a group of 10 or less including leaders).
Ample Space: Our camp programming is designed to maximize the use of our facilities. We have multiple programs that run at a time, allowing everyone to spread out and enjoy their activities in the wide open camp.
Healthy Campers & Staff: We will not allow any campers/staff to participate in camp if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness.
Sanitization: We have multiple hand washing and sanitization locations throughout the campground.
Increased Cleaning: Shared facilities, such as bathrooms, have an increased cleaning schedule.
Local guidelines related to COVID-19 (M.D. of Bonnyville) will be followed during all of our camp programs. Camp program policies have and may continue to change based on the guidelines put forth by the county.
We are also basing decisions around the province’s guidance for Private and Municipal Campgrounds (https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/covid-19-relaunch-guidance-private-and-municipal-campgrounds.pdf).
Much Scientific Data has been discovered about COVID-19 Transmission that will guide our policies:
New studies have shown that person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 is very low in outdoor situations. In addition, UV sunlight has been shown to kill the virus. Thus, outdoor activities have been deemed much safer than indoor ones.
Transmission during short interactions with others less than 6 feet have also been very low, and it is even lower while outside.
COVID-19 does not spread easily on surfaces. We’ve also learned that the virus degrades much more quickly on objects outdoors, due to environmental factors (like sunlight, heat, humidity), than it would in indoor spaces that are climate controlled and devoid of direct radiation from the sun. Additionally, the virus cannot survive on porous surfaces like plants, dirt, wood, or cloth.
It is believed that the virus does not linger in the air outdoors (as it can indoors with poor ventilation) and quickly drops to the ground or is taken away by air currents once expelled.
Access to the Camp is directly off Highway 660 in the Municipality of Bonnyville Alberta.
Rural address: 47311 HYW 660
- May Workbee: May 19-22
- Whole Hearted Camping: June-Sept (many dates to choose from)
- Men’s Retreat: June 9-11
- Children’s Camp: July 16-22
- Jr. Youth Camp: July 9-15
- Family Camp: July 23-30
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