Camp Fire Central Oregon | Light the Fire Within

COVID-19

Thursday, August 27th 2020

We are currently working hard to determine what our school year programs will look like this fall. As we're sure you can imagine, rules and restrictions around after school programs are constantly shifting. We do plan to run afternoon enrichment programs for K-5th graders and multiple Teens In Action clubs for 6th-12th graders, but are still working with the school district and community partners on securing a location. Once we have this piece in place, we will make an announcement and open registration.

Please make sure you are on our mailing list in order to receive this information as soon as it is available. 

 

Thank you for a great summer and for your continued support. We hope to see you soon!

 

Tuesday, June 9th 2020

We are gearing up for the start of camp season NEXT WEEK! We are so thrilled to be able to run our summer camps and programs as planned. That said, there are many new important protocols and procedures in place to help us reduce the risk of a COVID-19 infection arising.

Please click here to read through our new COVID-19 Precautions Handbook thoroughly before joining us this summer.

 

All of our participants and families will be required to sign an acknowledgement that they have reviewed this info.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Thursday, May 14th 2020

We are excited to announce that with the new communications coming from the governor's office, we will be able to run camps this summer! However, with that good news comes the reality that camp, as most things, will look different this summer.

While the state has cleared camps to run, we are still working with our local venues (Tumalo State Park and the Bend La Pine Schools) to secure our spaces. We may still have to make some adjustments, but we are looking into all possible solutions for any potential disruptions.

We are also working on new protocols and safety measures to limit risk of virus exposure and keep our campers, families, and staff healthy to the best of our ability. Stay tuned as we will be communicating new policies soon both on this page and via email.

Don't forget, in the meantime, you can connect with us virtually! More information here.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all at camp!

 

 

Tuesday, April 28th 2020
While there is still so much up in the air, we did want to share a quick message that as of now, we have NOT cancelled any of our summer programs. We are currently planning for summer programs as if they are going to happen and we remain hopeful that we will see you then!

In the meantime, you can connect with us virtually: More information here.

If any changes to our summer plans are necessary, we will update all those affected as soon as possible, and continue to communicate with our network as best we can.

Thank you and we hope our entire Camp Fire community is doing well!

 

 

Monday, March 30th 2020
In the face of the COVID-19, Camp Fire has temporarily suspended all regularly scheduled programs until further notice.  We are carefully monitoring the situation and hope to reconnect with our participants in person as soon as it is safe for our community to do so.

In the meantime, you can connect with us virtually! More information here.

What we're monitoring:

The Central Oregon Health Council has put together a very helpful Resource Directory for our community with links to everything from supplies, to mental health support, to legal assistance: https://www.centraloregonresources.org/

 

 

Friday, March 13th 2020

Camp Fire Afterschool:

Following last night's announcement regarding statewide school closures, CFA is closed until April 1st.

At this time we are unable to prorate the program. Thank you for your understanding during these hectic times.

Spring Break "Pack Your Passport" No School Day Camps, March 23rd-27th:

Unfortunately, we will not be holding our Spring Break No School Day Camp.  We just received news that the building we planned to use (First Presbyterian) is closed and, as you know, schools are also not an option currently.

We are very sorry that we cannot provide this much needed service for working families.  We are strategizing other ways that we can support our families while also doing our due diligence to help keep our community healthy.

Families registered for NSDC will get a full credit on their account to be used for future programs.

Teens In Action spring session:

As of now, we will plan to start the next session of Teens In Action as scheduled (with the Firestarters group starting on March 31st and the Teens Ignited group starting on April 1st).

 

As new information comes in, we will continue to communicate with you. Stay smart and stay healthy!

 

 

Thursday, March 12th 2020

At this time when COVID-19 is top of mind for all of us, we want to let you know that we are implementing enhanced protocols to ensure the safety of our youth, staff, and volunteers.

As of now, our programs are running as usual. We know that many families rely on our services and that closing programs would lead to a loss of much needed resources. Now more than ever we should keep whatever normalcy we can, while being vigilant and closely following the lead of the Bend La Pine School District and experts such as the CDC.

We will update this webpage as new information comes in, so please check back regularly.

 

What we're doing in our programs:

  • Wiping down all surfaces and door handles regularly (every 45min-1 hour) with disinfectant.
  • Having hand sanitizer at the check in and out.
  • Doing mandatory group hand washing, with soap for 20 seconds.
  • Washing or sanitizing before and after going to the playground.
  • Monitoring youth for symptoms and sending them home if they are sick. Another round of sanitizing will happen once the youth has left program.
  • Requiring that any staff members exhibiting symptoms not come to work.

 

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