We are grateful for the ongoing recommendations from the CDC, various camping associations, our volunteer nursing staff, and our insurance company over the last several years. As a result, many of our policies and procedures meet or exceed current recommendations.
Our desire is that nothing (safety, health, money, etc…) will hinder our campers and guests from the life-changing power of the Gospel.
Our Current Policies
Medical needs – We have an amazing team of volunteer nurses who take care of our campers each week. They manage medications, take care of injuries, and treat illnesses and homesickness.
Cleaning Procedures – Our staff clean and disinfect our buildings daily followed by a deep cleaning at the end of each week.
Food Service – As an organization we are responsible to adhere to all of Iowa’s Food Codes. This includes cleanliness, food service, food storage, and more. We are grateful for our well-educated kitchen staff that have enabled us to easily pass our annual inspections.
Hand Washing – All of our campers and staff are required to wash their hands before meals. In addition, we have hand sanitizer available in each cabin and building.
Summer Staff – Our summer staff are carefully selected and screened, love Jesus and will care for your children with love.
Additional Policies to Summer 2020
The CDC and other organizations have made recommendations and guidelines to help enable camps to run safely this summer. As a result, we will be making the following changes:
Health Assessments – Each camper will need to complete a brief health questionnaire and a temperature check upon arrival. If they show signs of illness or have been around people who have been ill, they will be asked to not attend camp.
Cleaning Procedures – We will be disinfecting frequently touched surfaces (doors, switches, faucets) additional times during the day. Windows will be opened to allow for fresh air as much as possible – and of course we will encourage campers to be outdoors much of the time!
Activities –We will limit the number of campers at each activity to enhance their safety and to enable our staff to give them the best experience possible.
Food Service – Food will not be served buffet style. Tables in the dining hall will be more spread out.
Cabins – Campers will sleep head to toe (no heads close together), and cabin sizes will be smaller. We are hiring additional staff to accommodate the smaller cabins. Cabin Leaders will also help campers use hand sanitizer and wash hands more regularly.
Masks – There may be a few staff with masks on, but that will not be the norm and not the expectation for campers.
Camp Health Professionals – we will have at least two camp health professionals during each youth camp, as well as ongoing communication with our local Medical Doctor.
*Disclaimer – Due to the ever-changing guidelines and recommendations, we will continue to update and make necessary changes to help prepare for a great summer.
We are excited to welcome you to camp and prayerfully anticipate God working in the lives of every camper and guest.
Contact us at:
Village Creek Bible Camp
1588 Drake Road
Lansing, Iowa 52151
(this is our mailing address;
if you are using a GPS to locate us, please use Waterville, IA instead of Lansing)
Phone us at: 563-535-7320
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax us at: 707-788-4944