Host Home & Housing Info
Thank you for being interested in hosting Eagle Lake staff this summer! Below is general information and requirements for hosting Eagle Lake staff.
Host Home Requirements
Our preference is at least 3 staff per home, however the minimum is 2 staff per household.
Each staff member needs their own sleeping area off of the floor. (No sharing beds, and beds are preferred over air mattresses or couches).
Staff members may share rooms as long as the beds are 6 feet apart.
Provide breakfast all 7 days (Sunday-Saturday)
Provide dinner Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
Provide a sack lunch for travel on Saturday.
We ask that each Host Home to meet at the church and pick up staff at 8 pm on Saturday evening, and bring them to the first church service on Sunday morning.
If able, we also ask Host Homes to provide transportation to the church on the Saturday morning staff leave.
ELC will provide transportation to and from Host Homes in our vans the rest of the week.
Staff will return to Host Homes between 5:30 and 6 pm on all evenings except for Wednesday and Friday, when they should be home no later than 9 pm.
Staff will stay at Host Homes Saturday night before camp through Saturday morning after camp.
We have seen an increase in dietary needs for Eagle Lake staff. The most common diets are gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegetarian. While not a requirement, if you are willing to accommodate any of these needs, please indicate it on your sign up form.
Process for Signing Up
Visit eaglelakecamps.com/hostfamily and find your church’s name. The link will lead you to a Google Form where they will fill out your information.
If you would like to host staff, please sign up at least one month before camp. Eagle Lake will begin sending emails about staff assignments and other hosting information 3 weeks before the start of camp.
Host Home & Housing Info
Host Homes & COVID-19
We understand that hosting counselors in the midst of COVID-19 brings new challenges. Our goal is for Eagle Lake Camp staff to stay with their Host Homes the entire week of camp, but we understand that hosting staff this year has more implications than previous years. Therefore, these updates will help us all be on the same page.
Let's Say Someone Does Test Positive... Here's Where We'll Start
If an Eagle Lake staff member tests positive for COVID-19, they will need to quarantine and be isolated from camp. We will ask you as the Host Family if you would like to continue housing the staff member(s) during their quarantine. If not, Eagle Lake and the Host Partner at the church will create a plan for the staff member(s) to be moved to alternative housing for their quarantine.
If a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19, please alert Eagle Lake as soon as possible. Eagle Lake staff staying with you will need to be re-housed into alternative housing to prevent further exposure.
If Eagle Lake staff need to be re-housed in either of the situations above, the Host Partner at the church and Eagle Lake will work together to find alternative housing that is separate from all people involved/affiliated with camp.
Rules of Thumb
Eagle Lake staff will not be re-housed until a positive case is confirmed in either Eagle Lake staff or a Host Family member. In other words, staff will not be re-housed due to symptoms alone. If your family is not comfortable with this policy, this might not be the summer for you to host staff, but we'd still love for you to be involved with camp in other ways! Feel free to take a look at volunteer positions needed for camp on the website.
For Summer 2021, we have recommended Host Partners at the church have alternative housing planned and/or extra emergency Host Homes that would be comfortable and willing to house any Eagle Lake staff during a quarantine. If you and your family would be comfortable providing emergency housing in the case of an Eagle Lake member testing positive/exposure, please let the church know.