May 8, 2020
Since 1954, thousands of lives have been impacted to the glory of God through the ministry of Camp Nutimik. Campers, their families, and staff have had their lives changed as Camp Nutimik has reached out with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The mandate of impacting children and youth in becoming committed followers of Jesus Christ through Biblical teaching and discipleship has resulted in a bountiful harvest to God’s glory.
It is therefore with a great deal of sadness and a heavy heart that we announce that Camp Nutimik has cancelled all camp programs for the summer of 2020.
Over the past several months, we watched as COVID-19 changed how we live in our world. As events have unfolded, the camp leadership met numerous times to pray and seek God’s wisdom as we reviewed a number of scenarios based on the everchanging developments. As you are aware, the health and safety of our campers, their families, our volunteers, and staff are of utmost importance to us. Based on the current situation with COVID-19. and the many unanswered questions concerning testing and other health protocols, we have come to the decision that we are unable to proceed with camp in a way that will ensure the health and safety of our camp community.
May 4, 2020
Without question, COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind these days. We are living in unprecedented times with many unknowns. With the COVID-19 situation continuing to evolve almost hourly, we are monitoring the situation and responding according to the direction of the Province of Manitoba and Public Health Agency of Canada. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our campers, staff and community and we are committed to taking appropriate precautions to provide a safe environment that does not put anyone at undue risk.
As such, effective immediately, we are cancelling all spring bookings until May 18, 2020. We will continue to be in close communication with public health officials and will make adjustments as additional COVID 19 guidance is provided.
Because camp happens in close community, it has been our practice to take great care in developing and maintaining disease management protocols 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 all campers and staff of the importance of good hygiene and sanitation practices.
As an extra precaution, we will be installing additional hygiene stations and will undergo aggressive daily cleaning and disinfecting practices to minimize the spread of disease. These screening, cleaning and disinfection policies will be updated as recommended by Manitoba Public Health.
Please know that we are working on keeping up to date on gathering information relevant to camp operations as a precaution and it is unknown at this time what the situation will be like over the next month or two. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will make decisions based on the recommendations and best practices as necessary.
We have included links for more general information concerning COVID-19 and the recommendations and responses related to the virus:
Manitoba Health: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html
Canada Public Health Agency: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/guidance-documents.html
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/