Gretna Glen Guest Group/Families Guidelines for COVID-19 (as of June 22, 2020)

Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center has worked to find the best practices in light of the impact of COVID-19 in the camp community. To lower the impact guest group leaders/families must review this information and take these guidelines into consideration when planning to come to Gretna Glen. You should distribute rules and guidelines to attendees prior to arrival at camp. While at camp, your group/family will be responsible for implementing this information.

Please click below for each guideline category. A PDF with all of these important guidelines can be found by clicking here.


A Healthy camp experience begins at home. All guests should arrive healthy to camp. Guests should be clear of symptoms for 14 days prior to arriving at Gretna Glen. Higher risk guests should consider not attending during the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you choose to attend, you should take every precaution to keep yourself and members of your group safe. Gretna Glen reserves the right to not admit individuals that appear unhealthy. Gretna Glen is not providing healthcare for Family Getaway Programs or Guest Groups. Please bring your own first aid supplies. Our staff is CPR certified and will provide emergent care until emergency services arrive.

+Screening for COVID 19:

▀ Waiver- Each family will need a complete a COVID 19-waiver, please sign this document in the presence of camp staff member.

▀ Pre-screening – Pre-screening Health Tool. Please utilize this tool during the 14 days prior to coming to camp.

▀ Temperature Check - Please check your temperature prior to coming to Gretna Glen. Upon arrival all guests will be temp checked with a touch-free thermometer. Any guest with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be asked to go home.

▀ Ongoing Screening - Group leaders/Families should self-monitor daily for symptoms of COVID-19.

+Preventing Spread:

▀ Clean Hand Hygiene - COVID-19 can pass person-to-person through physical contact. An individual’s hands are one of the most contacted points and should be consistently cleaned to lower the spread of disease. All guests are encouraged to wash their hands regularly with soap and water.

▀ Masks - Guests must provide their own personal protective equipment (masks, gloves, etc.) and hand sanitizer. Masks must be worn at various times in accordance with CDC guidelines.

▀ Supplies - Gretna Glen will provide hand soap and general cleaning supplies. A limited amount of hand sanitizer will be at stations around camp.

▀ Social/Physical Distancing

  •   Programs should not mix while at camp. Example: Family Getaway Weekend & TBD Sports Team should not use the same locations at the same time.
  •   Social and physical distancing procedures should be implemented into camp activities.
  •   Cabin/family groups should use social distancing measures when around guests outside of their household.
  •   When groups are not able to stay 6 feet apart, masks will be worn by guests.
  •   Recommendations during Activities:
     ▪ Masks must be worn at various times in accordance with CDC guidelines.
     ▪ Activities will be held outside when possible.
     ▪ Groups should remain small for all activities.
     ▪ All shared items and equipment should be sanitized between use.

      ▀Cleaning & Disinfection

      •   Gretna Glen cleaning and disinfection before guest arrival and after the departure of each rental group remains at a high level following CDC guidelines.
      •   Gretna Glen will clean and disinfect communal spaces and frequently touched surfaces at least daily.
      •   Gretna Glen will clean and disinfect shared items as per CDC/State guidelines.
      •   Cleaning staff should wear eye protection and disposable gloves.
      •   Clean visibly dirty surfaces with soap and water first.
      •   Using disinfectant solution, spray 6-8 inches from non-porous surface and wipe with clean paper towels.
      •   Disinfectant can be used on mattresses, counter tops, doorknobs, toilets, showers, etc.

+Food Service Operations:

▀ Food Service Staff Will

  •   Not work if sick or showing symptoms. Temp check prior to the start of each day.
  •   Reinforce handwashing and other food safety procedures.
  •   Only be permitted in the kitchen.
  •   Wear face masks when in the kitchen and dining hall.
  •   Maintain physical distance between workers when possible.
  •   Social distance from guests.
  •   Maintain standard safe food handling. Coronavirus is not foodborne.
  •   Continue to follow the Food Service Manual.

    ▀ Mealtime

    •   Handwashing stations are located in the dining hall restroom area and outside the DH. Handwashing must happen prior to going to your assigned table. Hand sanitizer stations are also available if handwashing is not possible.
    •   GG will assign tables to guests for the duration of event. Tables will be labeled. Tables will be spaced 6 feet apart. Outdoor seating will be used first, then indoor.
    •   Meal times will be open for 1 hour to reduce the number of people in the dining hall and assist with traffic flow for social distancing.
    •   Dining hall complex highly touched areas will be disinfected between meal services.
    •   Tables will be served family style at the food window. One person from every table should be the food runner for the duration of the meal. Food Runner must wear a mask.


▀ Program Staff Will

  •  Not work if sick or showing symptoms. Temp check prior to the start of each day.
  •  Reinforce handwashing between each group/households activities.
  •  Wear face masks when facilitating program.
  •  Maintain physical distance when possible.

+Response to COVID 19 Case(s) at Camp:

Gretna Glen’s Communicable Disease Plan will be available in the office.