To ensure the safety of everyone at the retreat, please provide one of the following for everyone two (2) and older in your family:
- proof of a negative COVID-19 test (any kind) taken no more than 3 days before arrival; or,
- a copy of a vaccination card.
Either your negative test or your vaccination card should be emailed to the LLFC registrar.
In compliance with Executive Order GA-40, vaccination proof is not required to attend Laity Lodge Family Camp at this time. However, a vaccination card may be submitted in lieu of a negative COVID-19 test.
All guests are required to have COVID-19 testing administered no earlier than the Tuesday prior to your Friday arrival at LLFC. Please email your test results to email@example.com BEFORE you leave for camp.
The DSHS website lists all the available COVID-19 test sites in Texas that offer testing, including sites that offer testing at no cost. You can also search the internet for free testing services near your home or place of work, which are offered for free by many pharmacies. You may also find affordable over-the-counter tests in local markets.
Please take either a PCR test or antigen test.
Children ages 2 and up are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result prior to attending LLFC.
We are following the CDC’s revised guidelines. Variants of COVID-19 are proving to be more transmissive—they spread further and faster. While we’re not gathered indoors very often at Family Camp, when we do—during meals, crafts, and visits to the Welcome House—we are masking up as an extra precaution against the spread of COVID-19.
We carefully monitor the latest updates from the Center for Disease Control and Texas Health and Human Services.
We did have some positive test results this summer. Each time we followed our protocols. In late July, we closed a youth camp session early when we reached our threshold of five people in a campsite who had tested positive. Subsequent contact tracing and testing led us to cancel the following session as well.
Our full-time Family Camp staff are vaccinated, and each staff member will be tested before a camp weekend. They wear masks indoors and practice careful handwashing and sanitation.
Weekend staff and any contractors must also provide proof of vaccination and a negative test before working a weekend retreat.
We have an in-house professional housekeeping team, and they have reviewed their cleaning processes and products against recommendations from the CDC.
Food preparation areas and common areas are cleaned with disinfectant each week in addition to our regular commercial cleaning processes throughout camps and retreats. Private spaces (casitas and inn rooms) are cleaned and disinfected between camps and retreats.
If you choose to cancel your LLFC retreat registration, you will receive a full refund of registration costs.
Our COVID-19 policies are written in pencil, not ink, and we adjust regularly as conditions allow. We have a working team that meets at least once per week to review our COVID policies in light of changing circumstances. We examine a range of regional data, including daily new cases, infection rate, positive test rate, local ICU capacity, vaccination percentage, and the relative vulnerability of our communities and the populations we are serving.
We also consult with trusted medical professionals who understand our unique camp and retreat environment and/or have infectious disease expertise. Additionally, we follow the guidance of the CDC and Texas Health and Human Services.