Camp Preparedness 2020 - Discussing the Essentials for Covid19: Quarantine Operations, and Emergency Planning for this Summer

COVID-19 is a scary thing to look at head on. As camps, we worry about what we may face this summer, and what it may mean for the future of our camp. We have a choice: to cross our fingers and hope or take steps to protect our campers and staff. This session will cover what you need to know, what you need to be ready for, and how a small number of actions on your part will save you money and headaches in the long run.

Learning Objectives:

  1.  Understand the concepts of hazards, vulnerability, and risk as they apply to Covid19 and your camp
  2. Review key information about COVID-19 and how it is managed on an individual basis, and at a facility.
  3. Identify immediate, short-term, and long-term losses that are possible if camps do not have an adequate plan for managing a COVID-19 case/cases
  4. Identify key capacities and plans to have ready
  5. Understand the importance and benefits of a custom all-hazards emergency plan, compared to using an online stock emergency plan


John Carr is an instructor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and the coordinator of Northwest’s emergency and disaster management program, joined the University’s faculty in 2015. Respected by faculty and students for his teaching methodologies, work ethic and the time he invests with students outside of class, Carr works to create the next generation of emergency managers, first responders and humanitarians.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Carr serves as exercise director for Missouri Hope, an annual full-scale disaster training exercise that has grown into the largest of its kind in the region. The exercise brings together students, faculty and partner agencies from throughout the country, providing Northwest students firsthand experience in disaster response operations.

Additionally, Carr serves as executive director of the Consortium for Humanitarian Service and Education, a non-profit focused on promoting immersive simulation exercises to college students in the fields of emergency management, nursing, homeland security and humanitarian relief. Carr also serves with the Maryville Public Safety’s fire division, the Boy Scouts of America, American Red Cross and supports other emergency management initiatives in northwest Missouri.

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