Partnering With Parents
– Monitor For Symptoms –
We know that you want the best for your child, and we want them to have the best experience possible at Kanakuk. Any parent whose child has had a fever or illness within 72 hours of arrival is asked to contact our Health Services Director to evaluate the best options for everyone’s health and safety.
– Help From Home –
All Kampers will receive a health screening form in the mail at least three weeks prior to their term at Kanakuk. We ask that you complete this screening form entirely by monitoring your child’s temperature for seven days prior to arrival and answering the questions listed. We also ask that Kampers avoid any large gatherings where social distancing isn’t possible. If you don’t receive this form or misplace it, you can download here.
– Let’s Keep It Clean –
Every cabin at Kanakuk is rigorously cleaned daily by Kampers and staff. Bathrooms are sanitized, floors are mopped, and surfaces disinfected. Additionally, each term change means we take the opportunity to perform a deep and intensive cabin sanitizing protocol.
– Front of Mind –
Signage and reminders are posted throughout our Kamps and facilities to ensure that Kampers, staff, and essential personnel are constantly reminded of our strict expectations.
– Air Quality Matters –
All Kamper cabins feature NASA developed, medical-grade air filtration systems to provide multiple layers of active defense against airborne viruses and bacteria.
– Controlled Access to Kamps –
All Kamps are monitored by a Kanakuk Security Team member at each main gate. Our security team is equipped to validate essential access, facilitate temperature checks, and distribute face masks when needed.
– Health Screening Form –
During check-in at Kamp, the airport shuttle, or the Kanakuk charter bus, our friendly, professional staff will collect and review your Kamper’s Health Screening Form to ensure it includes all required information.
– Let’s Check The Temp –
All Kampers will be scanned for fever at check-in. If a Kamper is found to have a temperature above 100.0, they are sensitively, and lovingly, guided to a Health Center for further evaluation away from other Kampers and staff.
– Do The 5 –
As part of Kamper orientation, we cover five simple changes Kampers can make, including proper handwashing and hygiene practices, to promote a healthy Kamp environment.
– Constant Hand Sanitization Program –
We provide high-percentage alcohol-based hand sanitizer in every Kamper cabin and throughout each of our Kamps. Additionally, our staff are trained to encourage Kampers to use hand sanitizer each time they enter and exit a building.
– No Shared Items –
During mealtimes, our staff distribute all items so that Kampers are not handling each other’s plates, utensils, etc.
– “Common Sense” Face Covering Use –
In limited situations, Kanakuk will require the use of face coverings. During indoor, large group gatherings and outdoor stationary events like flag or Church, Kampers and staff will wear masks to help keep everyone safe.
– Partnering With Our Summer Staff –
We encourage all full-time and summer staff at Kanakuk to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before arriving at Kanakuk. Summer staff who are not vaccinated will follow a rigorous 2x per week proactive testing protocol for the duration of their employment with us. Additionally, our summer staff follow strict guidelines for their time off to help reduce potential COVID-19 exposure.
– Limiting Exposure –
Non-program participants such as our families and vendors have limited access onto our properties to keep our environment as safe and secure as possible.
– Be Outside –
Fresh air, sunshine, humidity, and heat are all things that we have plenty of here in the Ozarks. We believe that kids in the outdoors can stay healthier and happier.
– Resting Well –
Rested Kampers are healthy Kampers, so our programs are revised for Summer 2021 to spread activities out and allow Kampers and staff to rest and recharge.
Our Health Services Team
– Our Medical Staff Team –
Our 24/7 health care facilities are plentifully staffed by some of the finest Physicians, Registered Nurses, and Health Center Helpers in the nation. These medical teams constantly monitor the health of our Kampers.
– Rapid Response –
In the event that an illness – including COVID-19 – presents at Kanakuk, our protocol is structured to Isolate, Test, Respond, and Remove the impacted Kamper. This summer, Kamp Health Centers have access to rapid COVID-19 testing capability. Symptomatic Kampers and their close contacts can be tested (a simple non-invasive swipe just inside the nostril) with reliable and accurate results in as little as 15 minutes. These tests cause no discomfort and keep Kampers from being sidelined from all the fun of Kamp unnecessarily. Of course, we will be communicating closely with Kamper’s families and handle any case with love and care.