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Camp Windward FAQ's

To minimize illness at Camp, we ask that you monitor the health of each participant daily beginning 14 days prior to their arrival at Camp. We are unable to admit any families who have not completed the Health Assessment and Temperature Form for each family member arriving at Family Camp.

ARRIVING AT CAMP

What time is check-in and check-out?

Will everyone in our family have their temperature checked at arrival?

Can we carpool?  

How can I get to Camp? 

What should I bring to Camp? 

Does everyone in my family need to bring a life jacket?

What is your cancellation policy?

WHILE AT CAMP 

Do I have to wear a mask while at Camp?

Does my family need to do any health screening while at Camp? 

Can I bring a pet? 

Can we bring bikes to Camp?

Will there be WiFi?

What is the lost and found policy?  

Will I be able to make a Campfire?

Can I do Laundry at Camp? 

Where should I park?

Will there be a nurse on-site?

Is there anything I can’t bring? 

ARRIVING AT CAMP

What time is check-in and check-out?

Families may arrive between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday. You will need to call our Director on Duty upon arrival at (252) 671-0052 to check you in.

Check-out is  Friday at 11 a.m. 

Will everyone in our family have their temperature checked at arrival? 

Yes. Everyone in the car will have their temperature checked before being admitted into Camp. If the camper has a temperature of 100.4 or greater or presents with symptoms outlined in the  COVID-19 Daily Screening, they will not be admitted into Camp.  

Can we carpool?  

We prefer and encourage campers to be dropped off by a parent or legal guardian, but understand that some people may need to carpool. There must be an adult with decision-making authority for any campers in the car. If the camper has a temperature of 100.4 or greater or presents with symptoms outlined in the  COVID-19 Daily Screening, they will not be admitted into Camp.  

How can I get to Camp? 

This year, the only way to arrive at Camp is in a car. You will not be permitted to arrive by boat, helicopter, or any other means of transportation.  

What should I bring to Camp? 

We have put together a packing list that will hopefully help answer that question! 

Does everyone in my family need to bring a life jacket?  

Because of enhanced cleaning requirements, we strongly encourage and prefer everyone bring their own life jacket. If you are unable to do this, we will have Type II Orange Life jacket to use for your time at Camp. If you are purchasing a life jacket, be sure that it is Coast Guard Approved Type II or Type III. Type III are the most versatile.  

Here are some examples of the types of life jackets that we typically use at Camp: 

Adult Sailing Vest

Adult Ski Vest

Youth Ski Vest

Child's Life Jacket

What is the schedule for the week? 

We have a sample activity schedule, but your final program schedule will be included in your Welcome Packet when you arrive.

What is your cancellation policy?

In order to cancel a Family Camp or a Weekend program, Camp must receive a written cancellation notice three weeks prior to the first day of the program. There is a non-refundable $25 processing fee per participant to cancel our Family Camp or a Weekend Program.

Do I have to wear a mask at Camp?

DHHS Interim Guidance for Overnight Camps requires that all persons age 5 and older and Camp staff wear face masks when they are not able to maintain a 6-foot distance from others. There are some exceptions to this order. If you or your child meet these criteria, please communicate with Camp prior to arriving.   

  • At Camp, families will be the designed cohort. When with that cohort your camper will not need to wear a mask (inside their cabins, sleeping, cabin nights, etc.) Wearing masks and social distancing will be expected when participants and counselors are outside of their cohort.  

  • Your family will be your cohort, however activities, evening programming and meals will include a broader group beyond just your cabin cohort. 

  • We recognize that there will be questions surrounding face coverings and when exactly participants will be required to wear them.  We want to assure you that staff will provide guidance. 

  •  We will follow the most updated mask guidelines provided by the CDC. For that information, please visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.

Does my family need to do any health screening while at Camp? 

Each family will be asked to maintain the Daily Symptom and Temperature Screening while at Camp. Per the packing list, please bring a thermometer to maintain these daily screenings.  

Can I bring a pet? 

While we love animals and nature, we ask that you please not bring your pet to Camp.  

Can we bring bikes to Camp? 

Yes. Our Camp is very large (more than 350 acres!), so many people find it helpful to bring their bicycles. Please park your bicycles under the tree at the Camp Store at Seafarer.  North Carolina law requires anyone under the age of 16 to wear a helmet.  Please put your bikes away before evening programs every night.  

Will there be WiFi? 

All rooms will be equipped with access to high-speed WiFi for school and work.   

What is the lost and found policy?  

  • Camp will only hold the following specific list of items:  
    • Jackets / Sweatshirts Sleeping Bags, Blankets, Pillows 

    • Prescription glasses, durable medical equipment, prescription medication 

    • Shoes (not water shoes or sandals) 

    • Backpacks 

    • Life Jackets 

  • Camp will keep to these items for no longer than two weeks. After this time, these items will be donated or thrown away.  

  • Items that are soiled, damaged, or otherwise deemed not able to be safely stored will be discarded.  

  • Lost and found will be stored in a central location, not out in the open. If a participant is looking, the appropriate staff member will check if the item has been found.  

  • The list of items Camp will not hold on to includes but is not limited to:  

    • Socks and underwear 

    • All toiletries and toiletry bags 

    • All swim gear including swimsuits and goggles 

    • Hats 

    • T-shirts 

    • Pants 

    • Shorts 

    • Pajamas 

    • Washcloths and towels 

    • Water shoes including sandals 

    • Water bottles 

    • Sunglasses 

    • Flashlights and headlamps 

    • Toys 

    • Arts and crafts projects 

Will I be able to make a Campfire? 

Campfires are allowed only in contained fire pits that are off the ground and 10 feet away from the cabin and trees.  All fires must be cleared through the staff and all ashes must be dumped in appropriate bins around Camp. 

Can I do Laundry at Camp? 

Sure! The Soap Deck is located behind the Dining Hall adjacent to the parking lot. Please feel free to use it. 

Where should I park?

Camp Seafarer: Please park your vehicle behind the Soap Deck after you have unloaded your belongings at your cabin.

Will there be a nurse on-site?  

A nurse will be on-site during your stay and may be contacted in the Health Center at 252-571-7407​. Only basic triage will be available.

Is there anything I can’t bring? 

There is no alcohol, smoking, firearms, or fireworks allowed on Camp property.