We know these last few months have been complicated. It caught us all off guard, impacting our routines, stability, and in many ways our whole lives. For us at Camp La Llanada, it has also represented a challenge, but…

We continue to reinvent ourselves and work hard to have memorable moments and exciting lives. With the passion that characterizes us, with “efficiency and guaguancó” we are determined to do from the ordinary something extraordinary. We remain committed to inspiring thousands to overcome challenges together, to compete healthily, and to get lifelong friends.

#AhoraMásQueNunca we need each other.

Protocols for our 2020 seasons

This interim section has been designed in accordance with the guidelines of the American Camp Association (ACA), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the regulations of the State of Texas. It is subject to updates as needed and as additional information is available, we recommend checking periodically with us for updates. Last updated:  May 27, 2020.

What are the protocols to follow in the sleepaway camp?

This summer there will be some changes to suit the requirements that allow us to carry out a program as safe and fun as possible, what remains our commitment to guarantee the emotional, physical and social well-being of our campers, so that they have an unforgettable experience.

1. Medical control and health protocols

  • Adaptation of medical and general forms of our campers and staff
  • Responsible declaration, where they guarantee that the health of the child during the 14 days prior to entry to the camp has been adequate and has not suffered either cough, fever, tiredness or lack of air, and of not having been knowingly in contact with anyone symptomatic.
  • Responsible statement, where 14 days after the camp, both campers and staff commit to a safer lifestyle, avoiding as much as possible contact with high-risk people.
  • Authorization for daily health checks.
  • Daily check to all participants and staff during the Season, to identify the presence of:
      •  Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
      • Chills 
      • Repeated shaking with chills 
      • Muscle pain 
      • Headache 
      • Sore throat 
      • Loss of taste or smell 
      • Diarrhea 
      • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit 
      • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19  
  • Development of a health and isolation protocol for use in case of suspect or detection of the virus.
  • Notification of our activities to the Medical Office / Health Center and Reference Hospital.
  • Assigning personal for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the established protocol.

2. Communications

  • We will maintain constant communications with families registered pre, during and post Season updating on adaptations, new protocols, preventive procedures, etc.
  • Families will be kept informed about the overall health status of participants during the Season.
  • As always, our Directors will be available during the Season to constantly communicate with parents who require it.
  • The camp will begin with an informative talk from the coordinators and counselors on how to comply with the security measures. With special emphasis on individual responsibility and hygiene and cohabitation standards. This training will be continued and will be a cross-sectional part of the entire program, dedicating time to this cause daily in activities or dynamics.
  • We will adapt our rules, traditions and signage to educate and raise awareness of all participants, promoting best practices for contagion prevention.
  • We will continuously promote health practices such as: frequent hand washing, coughing and sneezing label and appropriate physical estrangement.
  • Health and hygiene practices will be visually strengthened with the information posters in different spaces of the facility.
  • We will develop a communication protocol to use in case of suspect or detection of the virus.
  • Any packages/letters received at the Camp will be retained for 24 hours before being delivered to campers or staff, and properly sanitized before handling them over.

3. Adaptation of our program

  • We are experts in designing “experiences with Guaguancó and learning”, so we will adapt them to upgraded security requirements.
  • We will do most of our outdoor activities, whenever possible.
  • Activities and games will be conducted between subgroups. These subgroups will maintain physical estrangement during activities.
  • There will be no activities that involve sharing food, picking up objects with your mouth or that similar actions.
  • Participants will need to wash hands frequently as the camping activity needs it.
  • Antibacterial gel will be available in areas where activities are carried out so that campers can use it frequently.
  • All equipment for performing activities and games will be properly cleaned and disinfected.
  • All activities will be carried out within the camp’s premises.

4. Installations, cleaning and disinfection

  • The cabins will be cleaned and disinfected daily, including the bathrooms.
  • Room ventilation frequency will increase.
  • Common spaces will be cleaned and disinfected daily.
  • Access to the facilities of people outside our camping environment will be minimized. Suppliers will dispatch supplies at the door.
  • We will do thorough cleaning and disinfection of the camp before and after each season.

5. Meals

  • The capacity of our dining rooms will be reduced to keep more distance among the campers.
  • Kitchen staff will always wear protective equipment and gloves.
  • Hand washing will be required before and after each meal by both campers and Staff.
  • The cleaning and cooking staff will be join us at Camp a week prior the start of the first season and is planned to stay on premise for the whole summer.

6. Training our Staff

  • As always, our #StaffLlanada is the key piece in the success of any challenge we set out to do. We have a team committed and with the best attitude to make a positive impact on our campers and families when they need it most, having their physical and emotional security as the basis for achieving it.
  • We are designing a COVID-19 situation training module to be taught to all members of our #StaffLlanada in the coming weeks.
  • Staff will be trained to communicate new hygiene and prevention routines to their campers effectively while maintaining a La Llanada style camping environment.
  • All staff members will sign a responsible declaration, which ensures that their health during the 14 days prior to entry to the camp has been adequate and has not suffered a cough, fever, tiredness or lack of air, and that they have not been knowingly in contact with anyone symptomatic.

7. Teamwork with our #FamiliaLlanada

  • We will promote responsible self-care behaviors prior to the Season, which will give us a better chance of success this summer.
  • We will involve parents in the task of pre-Season awareness of our campers, to get them to know the prevention measures that we will implement during the Seasons. It’s a challenge, but we’re confident that together we will achieve our goals while maintaining constant communication.
  • If feasible and accessible at the start of the seasons, we will require both the Staff and the campers to take the COVID-19 test before entering the Camp.

8. Arrivals, Departures and Transportation

  • We are working on options to present plans on what the arrival at the Camp will be like, first day and last day of the season, as well as the return and transportation options for both routes. In the coming days you will have more information about this area.
What are protocols to follow in the Day camp?

1. Medical control and health protocols

  • Adaptation of medical and general forms of our campers and staff:
  • Affirmation that the participant has complied with quarantine requirements established by local entities and has no symptoms associated with contagious diseases.
  • Daily temperature check to all participants during the corresponding week.
  • Adaptation of medical and general forms of our campers and staff
  • Declaration of Responsibility, where they guarantee that the health of the child during the 14 days prior to entry to the camp has been adequate and has not suffered either cough, no fever, no tiredness or lack of air, and of not having been in contact with anyone with said symptomatology.
  • Declaration of Responsibility, where parents undertake not to bring the child to the DayCamp if they present any of the symptoms during the weeks that the child is participating in the DayCamp..
  • Declaration of Responsibility, where 14 days after the camp, both campers and staff undertake not to connect with high-risk people.
  • Authorization for daily health checks.
  • Daily check to all participants and staff during the Season, to identify the presence of:
    •  Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
    • Chills 
    • Repeated shaking with chills 
    • Muscle pain 
    • Headache 
    • Sore throat 
    • Loss of taste or smell 
    • Diarrhea 
    • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit 
    • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19  
  • Development of a health and isolation protocol for use in case of suspect or detection of the virus.
  • Assigning personal in charge for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the established protocol.

2. Communications

  • We will maintain constant communications with families registered pre, during and after summer updating on adaptations, new protocols, preventive procedures, etc.
  • As always, our Directors will be available during the corresponding week to constantly communicate with parents who require it.
  • We will adapt our rules, traditions and signage to educate and raise awareness of all participants, promoting best practices for contagion prevention.
  • We will continuously promote health practices such as: frequent hand washing, coughing and sneezing label and appropriate physical estrangement.

3. Adaptation of our program

  • We are experts in designing group experiences of fun and learning, so we will adapt our program to the required ‘guidelines’ while maintaining our purpose as the main basis.
  • This summer we will carry out the activities in small groups, including staff.
  • The members of each group will be the same during the week, including the staff assigned to it.
  • We will do most of our outdoor activities, whenever possible.
  • Activities and games will be conducted between subgroups. These subgroups will maintain physical estrangement during activities.
  • The use of common spaces for activities will be in batches to minimize concentration.
  • Hand washing will be required before and after camping activities.
  • Antibacterial gel will be available in all areas where activities are carried out so that campers can use it frequently.
  • All equipment for performing activities and games will be cleaned and disinfected after each use.

4. Installations, cleaning and disinfection

  • We will adapt our spaces to maintain as much physical distance as possible.
  • Common spaces will be cleaned and disinfected daily, including bathrooms.
  • Common enclosed spaces will be adapted for maximum ventilation and use by the minimum number of people at once.
  • Access to the facilities of persons outside the camp will be minimized. Suppliers will dispatch supplies at the door and be disinfected prior to entry to the facility.
  • Before the start of each week, the cleaning and deep disinfection of the facilities will be carried out by a company specialized in commercial cleaning.

5. Meals

  • We will maintain appropriate physical estrangement between diners and groups.
  • Meals supplied by Camp will be served in individual containers with disposable cutlery/utensils. Campers will not be allowed to share food or drink with each other.
  • Hand washing will be required before and after each meal.

6. Logistics of the first and last day of each week

  • Parents or outside the camp will not be allowed access to the facilities, including the day of registration or the closing day of each week.
  • All arrivals and departures will be made using the ‘carpool’ system [see next point].

7. Access to the facilities for ‘drop-off’ and ‘pick-up’

  • For all arrivals: We will use the ‘carpool drop-off’ system of the campers in the camp.
  • For all departures: We will use the ‘carpool pick-up’ system of the campers in the camp.
  • We will communicate the logistics of access to the facilities as soon as possible.

8. Training our #StaffLlanada

  • Our staff will wear masks in times of indoor activities different from meals.
  • As always, our #StaffLlanada is the key piece in the success of any challenge we set out to do. We have a team committed and with the best attitude to make a positive impact on our campers and families when they need it most, having their physical and emotional security as the basis for achieving it.
  • We are designing a COVID-19 situation training module to be taught to all members of our #StaffLlanada in the coming weeks.
  • The #StaffLlanada will be trained to communicate new hygiene and prevention routines to their campers effectively while maintaining a Llanada-style camping environment.
  • All staff members will sign a responsible declaration, which ensures that their health during the 14 days prior to entry to the camp has been adequate and has not suffered a cough, fever, tiredness or lack of air, and that they have not been in contact with anyone with said symptomatology.
  • If a staff member dawns with any of the symptoms they will be asked to stay at home and we will have a staff pool prepared in case they are needed.

9. Teamwork with our #FamiliaLlanada

  • We will promote responsible self-care behaviors prior to each week of Day Camp, which will give us a greater chance of success this summer.
  • We will involve parents in the task of raising awareness of our campers, to get them to know the prevention measures that we will implement during the summer. It’s a challenge, but we’re confident that together we will achieve our goals while maintaining constant communication.
How can I help La Llanada?

Throughout this situation we have had the confidence and unconditional support of our #FamiliaLlanada. Every day they show us that they are with us and that together we will be able to offer the best to our campers and their families.

Like everyone else, this situation has impacted us in many ways and we would like to tell you how you can help us… [Yes! You can help us and a lot!]

  • Tell your family and friends about your experience with us. There’s no better ambassador of La Llanada than you!
  • He talks about our purpose «Creating inspiring experiences with guaguancó for people to grow towards their best version» This summer we will put it into practice to the fullest, because although it will be a different summer, it will always be La Llanada style.
  • To those who ask you, tell them to go to our website and review all the protocols we have implemented to accommodate the situation of COVID-19.
  • Tell them that the most important thing for us is that our campers reconnect with nature, enjoy with their friends and live new challenges, in a safe way as we always have.
  • If you know someone who wants to live the camping experience, tell them about our Sleepaway programs, Day Camp, family events and programs.

Thank you again for the trust and patience you have shown us in this process. Today we guarantee commitment, love for what we do and especially for those who do it.

I'd like to talk to you, how do I do?

As always, we are available to you and willing to answer your questions, doubts or comments.

 

You can email us texas@lallanada.com   or call us at (940) 284 5573.

We will respond to your messages within 48 hours.

Thank you!