STORY – Organizers and volunteers aren’t going to let something like COVID-19 stop them from hosting Camp YoLaWiGo this year, continuing a tradition that spans over 60 years.
Camp YoLaWiGo, which is shortened from Youth Laboring With God, will reopen with restrictions to protect everyone from the spread of COVID-19. The camp is a Church of God church camp that has been hosting local youth for over 60 years. It is held each year in June at Muddy Creek Church of God behind Reed Cemetery in Story.
Campers and staff are suggested to quarantine 14 days prior to the first day of camp.
Face masks are not required, but recommended.
Upon arriving at camp, each camper and staff member will be given a health exam to ensure the safety of others.
Each camper will get their temperature checked before leaving the dorm each morning.
The camp will be disinfected periodically by campers and staff.
Hand washing stations will be provided as well as hand sanitizer.
Camp organizers have stated that they will do their best to follow the Governor’s set guidelines for summer camps.
The camp now consists of two events with a Teen Revival scheduled for June 26-28 and Church Camp set to be held July 12-17. The camp is completely ran by volunteers, of which many have attended as campers in their younger years.
A new multipurpose building is being constructed at the camp. It features a kitchen, gym, cafeteria and classrooms.
This will be the first year camp will be held since the passing of Earl Gene White. Earl Gene was instrumental in the success of Camp YoLaWiGo for many years. He would be proud of the effort being put into camp this year.
For more information on Camp YoLaWiGo visit their Facebook page.
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