Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions

What can I currently do at camp? 

As of August 15, 2021, we are following CDC guidelines for mitigating risks. We have no set maximum for groups, but there may be capacities for different buildings and activities. As your time at camp approaches, we will discuss with you how we can work together to keep guests and staff safe and healthy. You can read our Covid Monitoring: 2022 Operational Guidance for details.

Do you require Covid vaccinations? 

We are not requiring Covid vaccinations, though we strongly encourage them. They are a safe and effective way to protect the staff and guests who come to camp. Over 80% of our staff are fully vaccinated.

Do we have to wear masks?

Maybe. Our staff will wear masks whenever transmission rates are substantial or high. We will ask guests to join us in this practice at our Crossways-sponsored events (camps or retreats that are published on our website). If you are planning your own retreat experience, we will allow you to set and enforce your own protocols. You can read our Covid Monitoring: 2022 Operational Guidance for details.


What did you do for Summer Camp 2021?

We reduced capacity in all of our cabins, assigned campers to cohorts of less than 20 people, and wore masks when singing, when inside, or when cohorts mingled. We also asked campers to provide either a negative Covid test result or proof of vaccination. Staff were strongly encouraged to be vaccinated and were advised to follow low-risk behaviors when away from camp. With the support of our campers, parents, and other guests, we made it through the summer without a single case of Covid-19 at camp. Thank you for keeping camp healthy!


What else are you doing to keep your spaces safe?

All three of our camps are accredited by the American Camp Association and are fully licensed by the State of Wisconsin. We follow rigorous standards for cleaning and and maximize ventilation in all the places you use during your stay. Between guest groups, buildings are fully ventilated and sanitized. Over 80% of our staff are fully vaccinated, and we will wear masks whenever transmission rates are substantial or high.


Do you have projects for volunteers?

We love to welcome volunteers to camp! Each of our sites has a variety of indoor or outdoor projects you can help with. There are tasks related to cleaning and organizing supplies, putting summer equipment away for the winter, trail management, preparing buildings for winter, and there are always painting/staining jobs. We have many volunteers who like to come with a small group and make a day of it!


Do you still need donations?

Yes! Even though we were open for camp, it was not a normal year. Costs for supplies and labor were much higher than in previous years. Fewer campers and guests have been able to come in 2021, so we also have reduced revenue. We are grateful for the community of supporters who help us keep camp going strong!

  • If you like to give online, visit our secure donor portal: 

  • If you prefer to give via check, make your check out to “Crossways Camping Ministries” and mail it to 912 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI 54911.

  • If you have items to donate, want to make an in-kind contribution, or are interested in donating stock, call our main office at 920-882-0023 to coordinate with our staff.

  • If you are a member of Thrivent, you may have either Action Team grants or Choice Dollars that you can contribute to camp. Many of our maintenance projects happen through these programs. To coordinate a Thrivent donation, call our main office.

My question isn’t listed here. How do I contact you?

The best way to get in touch with us is to contact our administrative office. Our staff are working in-office and are able to answer your calls or emails. 

Crossways Administrative Office