Our pandemic-related group size limit is 40 people or fewer, but hope to raise this soon as the number of cases continue to go down.
We remain concerned about the spread of COVID-19 and are taking a stronger stance on group size than required by either the state of Wisconsin or the state of Illinois. We will ask your group to sign waivers.
We have in place an expanded Ultra-Cleaning process, social distancing recommendations, heightened health awareness from our guests and the wearing of masks at check-in as well as at other times as recommended by CDC guidelines. During these difficult times we will continue to look at additional or modified recommendations that we could put in place in the future for the safety of guests and staff.
Camp Dewan will as much as possible abide by the recommendations set forth by Walworth County to keep our place safe for everyone who visits or works here until a meaningful cure or treatment has been developed. We are all in this together and we are sure that our guests will do their part to make sure we all stay safe and well.Face Coverings and Social Distancing
When interacting with Camp Dewan staff, we require that face coverings be used as well as practicing social distancing (staying at least six feet away). For the rest of your stay, we ask that all guests follow CDC guidelines regarding face coverings and social distancing.
Camp Dewan will have signs posted to remind our guests to practice safe hand washing, mask wearing and social distancing recommendations while here.Stay Home if You Have Symptoms
Although we would love to see you here and having fun at Camp Dewan this summer, Camp Dewan is asking any guest to not visit us if they are experiencing any of the symptoms of the Covid19 virus that have been stated by the CDC or other health organizations. Please do not attend if you are experiencing any of the following; shortness of breath or pressure in your chest, fever, non-productive cough, chills, body aches, sudden loss of taste or smell, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea and of course if you have been exposed to a person known to have the Covid19 virus or you have tested positive for Covid19 and are still able to transmit the virus. Camp Dewan unfortunately would need to ask the entire group to leave the property as soon as possible if anyone should become infected with the Covid19 or become sick with the virus while at Camp Dewan.Ultra Cleaning and Cleaning Fee
Camp Dewan has implemented our Ultra Cleaning Process. That process unfortunately includes an additional amount of time and cost in preparing our facility for our guests and to insure the seamless and safe transition between guest groups. While bedding will still be offered for the beds in our Deer Run Lodge, we will implement a new process of cleaning our bedding with an outside vendor. The cleaning of the bedding will make it necessary for us to charge a service fee of $125.00 to clean the bedding for the group for a weekend stay. We will ask guests to strip beds and leave bedding at the foot of the bed before they leave the property. This will limit the exposure to our staff and future guests from any unknown contaminant that might inadvertently be left on the sheets or comforters. The beds and mattresses will then be wiped down and sanitized by our cleaning staff between groups. Pillows will also be refreshed and sanitized by Camp Dewan between uses.
The Ultra Cleaning process will necessitate extra time to complete and will entail cleaning of all surfaces that may be touched by staff or previous guests. In order to accomplish our expanded cleaning, we must enforce strict check-in and check-out times. Our check in will be after 3:00pm the day you arrive and check out of 10:00am the day you leave. We will also be sure to allow for an additional full day in between guest groups to complete proper cleaning and sanitizing of the entire property.Info on Each Guest Needed
During this difficult time we also must receive a list of everyone who will be attending ahead of your group's visit. That list should be sent by the group leader or someone assigned to the task in the form of an email and must include the name, address and phone number for everyone who attends, children included. That list will be invaluable to us should the unthinkable happen and someone becomes sick while visiting us, but will not be used for any other purpose.Waiver and Info on Each Guest Needed
During this difficult time we also must receive a list of everyone who will be attending ahead of your group's visit. That list should be sent by the group leader or someone assigned to the task in the form of an email and must include the name, address and phone number for everyone who attends, children included. That list will be invaluable to us should the unthinkable happen and someone becomes sick while visiting us, but will not be used for any other purpose.
COVID-19 cases have been confirmed throughout the United States, including many cases in Wisconsin. Due to the nature of our facilities and the contagious nature of the virus, despite the enhanced cleaning and sanitizing and other social distancing policies we have implemented, we understand and appreciate that there are potential dangers to exposure to the COVID-19 infection despite our best efforts. Accordingly, each family or group will be required to sign the Camp Dewan COVID-19 Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement at the time of registration until further notice.Pay in Advance to Avoid Contact with Staff
Camp Dewan is also asking that whenever possible the balance for your reservation to be paid ahead of time to limit the amount of time that is needed for our check-in process. We encourage our groups to hold as many of their activities as possible out of doors to help facilitate social distancing.
Camp Dewan will have available ample soap for hand washing and disposable paper towels at all times. We will also have hand sanitizer available for areas that do not work well for proper hand washing.