COVID-19 and Camp

Last Update: July 29, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announced the suspension of traditional overnight camping programs at Turtle Mountain Bible Camp due to the safety concerns created by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

We have been diligently following the COVID-19 protocols to assess the risks and prayerfully determine how we would be able to assure safety in the event we would be allowed to operate this summer.

The following information is up to date and will provide information for what is programs will be running in July and August.

Summer 2020 Day Camp Announcement 

Due to the constant change as a result of COVID-19 and new information being made available, we will provide updates regarding summer camp on this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Because camp has been suspended, will I receive a refund?


Yes - refunds are being completed. If you have registered your child and not received an email about your refund, please contact Howard Weir. We appreciate your patience as we work through completing all the refunds.




When will we know if camp is cancelled?


All traditional over-night camp sessions have been suspended as of May 18. Alternative programs are being developed to provide a safe & fun camp experience – more information will be provided as provincial regulations allow. TMBC has been given approval for Day Camps which will be brought to multiple communities. Check out our Day Camps page for more info




How long will camp be closed?


All traditional over-night camp sessions have been suspended as of May 18. At this time we our September programs are still planned, as well as our guest groups. The September events are pending provincial regulations and the safety risks at that time.




What has TMBC done to mitigate the effects of COVID-19?


Prior to the restrictions placed on group gatherings, we have industry leading protocols around the cleaning and disinfecting of the camp facilities. Since restrictions have been put in place, we introduced increased hand washing protocols for all on site as well as screening tests being completed by our team. For Day Camps: A screening sheet is required to be completed each day by each camper family Sanitizer is readily available for families & campers All activities during Day Camp have been designed to encourage physical distancing All snacks & crafts provided are pre-packaged and distributed to campers in bags/baskets Bottled water is provided. If campers bring their own water bottle, a leader is designated to fill bottles from a jug. Water fountains are not used.




Is the camp open? Can I visit?


Camp is not open to the public at this time. However, if you are interested in visiting TMBC this summer please contact Howard Weir.




Has COVID-19 stopped the proccess of the New Facility?


The construction of the New Facility has continued during the COVID-19 pandemic. The crews working on-site are qualified as essential workers and they have been diligently working on the New Facility. For more information on the project itself – check out our Facebook page: Turtle Mountain Bible Camp Rise Up & Build.