Summer camp in Delaware County cancels first two weeks following COVID-19 outbreak

DELAWARE COUNTY, Okla. — Popular summer camp destination, New Life Ranch Flint Valley, located in Delaware County, has canceled their first two weeks of camp following a COVID-19 outbreak.

The cancellation comes after more than two dozen staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

New Life Ranch executive director Tom Graney, said as staff members were gearing up for the first week of camp, one started showing COVID-19 symptoms that later came back positive.

More staff members took a test and eleven came back positive the day before camp.

As the cases climbed, he said they decided to cancel the second week of camp as well.

It is with very heavy hearts that we must cancel Senior Camp Week 2 at Flint Valley for next week. We have been consulting with our local physician, as well as an epidemiologist with the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Due to the high number of cases among staff, some of those even being vaccinated, they are recommending that all of our staff quarantine for a full 14 days. We will be releasing updated protocols for the rest of summer soon. https://newliferanch.com/coronavirus-statement/

Posted by New Life Ranch on Thursday, June 10, 2021

After reaching nearly 25 positive cases, Graney said they decided to do a 14-day quarantine.

New Life Ranch has now announced new COVID-19 protocols going forward with the remainder of summer camps, including masks and a negative covid test before coming to camp.

We have made some significant updates to our covid protocols for the summer, including masks and a negative covid test before coming to camp. Go to https://newliferanch.com/coronavirus-statement to learn more.

Posted by New Life Ranch on Friday, June 11, 2021

Graney says the outbreak has only affected the Flint Valley location, the Frontier Cove location is up and running.