COVID-19 Information

May 2020 Summer Events Update from Bonclarken Conference Center

As we pursue our mission to provide and promote a Christian environment for inspiration and renewal, worship, education, fellowship, and recreation by the power of the Holy Spirit, the health, safety, and well-being of our guests and staff at Bonclarken Conference Center are of paramount importance.

We are committed to staying up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 information and guidelines from our local, state, and federal leaders and communicating that information with our guests. Below, you’ll find information about steps Bonclarken is taking to protect our guests and staff and ways that you can help.

Facilities

The Bonclarken staff is working hard to serve our summer groups safely, using information from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from industry authorities including the Association for Challenge Course Technology, the National Restaurant Association, the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, and the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

We have reconfigured our facilities and enhanced our protocols to safely serve our guests according to current recommendations. This includes a new configuration of the dining hall and foodservice lines, additional hand sanitizing stations, updated disinfection and sanitation schedules, a new pre-shift health screening protocol for our staff, and continuing staff education.

Bonclarken Camps

As an American Camp Association member, we have access to the best camping resources and practices available. The ACA and the YMCA have convened an independent panel of experts including representatives from American Academy of Pediatrics and the Association of Camp Nursing to develop a comprehensive guide for summer camp operations that will inform many of the decisions we make regarding Bonclarken Camps. Our camp leadership team is planning and praying for our upcoming camps and the campers and staff involved. For more information, please contact our Bonclarken Camps administrative staff.

If You Are Coming to Bonclarken

Please stay home if you are sick. If you have had a fever or other symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days prior to your visit, please consult your licensed healthcare professional and let us know that you will not be able to visit.

If you have a diagnosed or suspected case of COVID-19, please refrain from attending Bonclarken events until you have been released from self-quarantine and cleared to resume normal activities by your licensed healthcare professional.

If you plan to attend an event at Bonclarken, please help us stop the spread of germs by doing the following while you are on campus:

  • Practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
  • When in public, wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

source: CDC.gov, Stop the Spread of Germs

Communication

To date, we have not had an instance of COVID-19 reported by any of our guests or staff. We hope that will continue to be the case. If it is not, we will follow all local, state, and federal guidelines for reporting and communication.

Group Leaders

For additional information regarding your group reesrvation, please contact Lynn Rogers.