Covid-19 Update - September 16, 2020
On behalf of Ness Lake Bible Camp
As summer has come to an end and the days are getting colder, we are now looking and moving forward with our fall, winter, and spring rentals. We are, of course, limited and restricted to any and all government guidelines and reccomendations that apply to us. Please review our safety plan for more information on how we are keeping you and our ministry team safe while attending our events and rentals. All of our accommodations are available to rent depending on the number of people renting and if they are in the same cohort. Food service is also available with the extra restrictions and safety procedures that we have put in place to keep everyone safe.
Every day we look forward to what next summer could be like and are continuously coming up with ideas for how it could potentially work. With the near and distant future being unpredictable, we hope you understand how this makes things difficult for us to plan for next summer as well as our events. Be sure to follow and keep updated with our social media feed(s) as well as our events page on our website as that is where you will find updates on our upcoming events!
We look forward to enjoying the presence of summer missionaries and campers at camp when we can gather together safely again. We plan on continuing to connect with children and summer missionaries periodically during the fall and winter season at various places. We were able to complete a few projects during our summer months as well as host a couple small rental groups with the help of a small team of summer job grant students that we were able to hire! Until whatever next spring and summer looks like for us, we hope to remain connected via our social media platforms. We’d love to hear from you. Feel free to let us know how you’re doing.
Finally, please pray for our camp – for the children who were not able to attend this summer, for the many volunteers who were planning to serve, and for our full-time ministry team, navigating Ness Lake Bible Camp through these unprecedented challenges. We appreciate your prayers and financial support during this uncertain time. Even though it was a difficult decision to not run camps this summer, we still have ongoing costs related to the year round planning, maintenance, and administration required to run the camp. We have made every effort to reduce our expenses at this time but we still need your help.
We look forward to re-emerging poised, ready, and willing to serve children and our community again in the near future.
May the Lord continue to be your Refuge and Strength,
Ness Lake Bible Camp
Covid-19 Update - September 16, 2020
TO OUR RENTAL GROUPS, CAMPERS, AND OUR SUPPORTERS
We are living in very interesting times. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all
your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge
Him and He will direct your paths.” No matter what comes, we know that God can
always be trusted. We believe that He has great plans to work through these current
challenges to His glory. Our trust is secure in Him.
Like so many people, I am amazed at how quickly things are changing. It seems
almost daily there is an announcement about how COVID-19 is impacting our world
and community. As a camp, we are trying to deal with these ever changing and
unprecedented situations in the best possible way, and we ask for your patience and
understanding as we respond to it.
The health and safety of our ministry team, guest groups and campers are my highest priority at Ness Lake Bible Camp. We have extensive policies and procedures in place to
ensure the camp is a safe place for all people. Our cleaning and hygiene protocols
are at the highest level. In addition, we are actively monitoring all COVID-19 updates
from the B.C. and Canadian health authorities and government officials, and other
reputable sources in establishing our protocols to protect the camp community and to
prevent infections of this virus.
Fall and Winter 2020
Ness Lake Bible Camp has reopened its facilities and accommodations for rent! We have made the necessary changes to our site and safety procedures to properly and safely host rental groups with a limited size. We are also planning and preparing to host our usual year round events which include but are not limited to: Women's Weekend on October 17th and 18th as well as our Polar Bear Dip on New Years Day! We are always looking forward to and continously coming up with ideas for how we could have summer camp for 2021. With the near and distant future being unpredictable, we hope you understand how this makes things difficult for us to plan for next summer as well as our events. We appreciate your patience.
SO THANKFUL FOR OUR FRIENDS
Ness Lake Bible Camp is deeply dependent on the partnership ministry of so many
people and organizations who share our vision to “present the gospel to the least
opportunity to hear of Christ, especially children and youth, and we disciple believers
for living and serving in the church.” Your prayers and financial support are
especially important at this time.
LET’S ALL DO OUR PART
Please join us in doing everything within your ability to help stop the spread of this
virus, and in praying that God will intervene and bring healing to all who are suffering.
Continue to pray especially for those on the front lines – the emergency responders,
the medical staff and people directly affected by this virus.
On behalf of all of us here at Ness Lake Bible Camp, we want you to know that we
are praying for all the children, youth and families throughout Northern BC. I also
invite you to share any prayer requests that you may have – it would be an honour for
us to lift them up to God.
We can’t wait to welcome everyone here as soon as this is all over!
To access this information in a document form: COVID-19 Update – March 27, 2020
Ness Lake Bible Camp
One Hope Canada Statement re. Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Due to the information quickly changing concerning COVID-19 protocols, we ask you to contact us directly for guidance in relation to any spring booking or summer programs. We are in close communication with public health authorities and will make adjustments as additional COVID-19 guidance is provided.
Because camp happens in close communities, we have always taken great care to develop and maintain disease management practices to address a variety of communicable diseases, both common and rare. We believe that prevention is one of the best lines of defense and regularly remind campers of the importance of good hygiene and sanitation practices.
As an extra precaution, our camps are installing additional hygiene stations and will undergo aggressive daily cleaning and disinfecting practices to minimize the spread of disease. We are updating these screening, cleaning and disinfection policies to mirror current best practices recommended by public health authorities.
In order to accommodate the concerns of families, we have updated our refund policy. A full refund will be issued to any camper who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been exposed to others who have. In addition, if a week of camp has to be canceled due to a directive of the local health, a full refund will be issued.
Families of registered campers will be updated on any changes or new information. In the meantime, if you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 250-967-4248.