To minimize illness at Camp, we ask that you monitor the health of each Family Camp participant daily beginning 14 days prior to their arrival at Camp. We are unable to admit any families who cannot verbally confirm that they have completed the Health Assessment and Temperature Form for each family member arriving at Family Camp.
No participant will not be admitted without:
Yes. Everyone in the car will have their temperature and symptoms screening, checked before being admitted into Camp. If anyone in the car fails the pre-screening or has a temperature of 100.4 or greater, no one in the car will be admitted to Camp.
If you choose to carpool, please know that everyone who arrives together in the same vehicle will be subject to our COVID-19 Prescreening Assessment and Temperature Check including a temperature check. If anyone in the vehicle does not pass either of these, everyone in the vehicle will no longer be eligible to participate and cannot enter 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.
We have put together a packing list that will hopefully help answer that question!
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 assign your camper a 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:
Your schedule will be included in your Welcome Packet when you arrive.
Governor Cooper's recent executive order 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 and while in shared spaces outside of the cabin. There are some exceptions to this order. If you or your camper meets these criteria, please communicate with your Camp Director on the first day of Camp. We recommend that you bring a few masks that meet the mandated requirements for yourself and/or pack several with your camper. We recognize that there will be questions surrounding face coverings and how they are feasible in the day-to-day life of Camp. We want to assure you that staff will provide guidance upon arrival.
Each family will be asked to maintain the Daily Symptom and Temperature Screening while at Family Camp. Per the packing lists, please bring a thermometer to maintain these daily screenings.
Families will be pre-assigned a seating time for each meal to assist with social distancing. We will also have scheduled pool sessions throughout the day to allow ample swimming fun. Your times at these activities will be organized by the color band you are assigned upon arrival.
While we love animals and nature, we ask that you please not bring your pet 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 and in front of Cheek Hall at Sea Gull during meal times. North Carolina law requires anyone under the age of 16 to wear a helmet. Please put your bikes away before evening programs every night.
We will set up small work stations with access to WiFi if you need to do some work while at camp. Physical Distancing and cleaning practices will be followed.
All Camp gear will be available to purchase online and can be picked up at the Camp Store Window. We will open our Camp "candy store" for credit card purchase of drinks and snacks for periods throughout the day.
Swimming in the river and our canoe lake is prohibited. Our swim lake and pool are available only at designated times under our nationally certified staff lifeguard supervision.
Jackets / Sweatshirts Sleeping Bags, Blankets, Pillows
Prescription glasses, durable medical equipment, prescription medication
Shoes (not water shoes or sandals)
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
Washcloths and towels
Water shoes including sandals
Flashlights and headlamps
Arts and crafts projects
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.
Sure! The Soap Deck is located behind the Dining Hall adjacent to the parking lot at Seafarer and behind the Climbing Tower at Sea Gull. Please feel free to use it.
Camp Seafarer: Please park your vehicle behind the Soap Deck after you have unloaded your belongings at your cabin.
Camp Sea Gull: Please follow the signs to the large grass parking lot beyond our maintenance buildings towards camp’s front gate.
A nurse will be on-site during your stay and may be contacted in the Health Center at Camp Sea Gull: 252-671-7897 and Camp Seafarer: 252-571-7407. Basic triage needs only will be available.
There is no alcohol, smoking, firearms, or fireworks allowed on Camp property.
We ask that campers of all ages be in cabins by 10:00 p.m. Quiet time is 10:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m. Please respect the need for quiet by the guests on the other side of your cabin.