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Fall Family Camp Programs FAQ's

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: 

  1. Health Assessment and Temperature Form

Arriving at Camp

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 lifejacket?

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? 

What will meal and pool times look like? 

Can I bring a pet? 

Can we bring bikes to Camp?

Will there be WiFi?

Will the Camp Store be Open? 

Will my children have to take a Swim Assessment upon arrival?

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? 

Will there be a lights-out time at night?

Arriving at Camp

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

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.  

Can we carpool?  

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. 

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 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: 

Adult Saling Vest

Adult Ski Vest

Youth Ski Vest

Child's Life Jacket

What is the schedule for the weekend? 

Your schedule will be included in your Welcome Packet when you arrive.

Do I have to wear a mask at Camp?

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. 

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 Family Camp. Per the packing lists, please bring a thermometer to maintain these daily screenings.  

What will meal and pool times look like? 

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.  

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 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.  

Will there be WiFi? 

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. 

Will the Camp Store be Open? 

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.   

Will my children have to take a Swim Assessment upon arrival? 

Anyone 17 and under will need to take a swim assessment for Labor Day Family Camp Weekend. You can learn more about it here! 

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. 

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 at Seafarer and behind the Climbing Tower at Sea Gull. 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. 

Camp Sea Gull:  Please follow the signs to the large grass parking lot beyond our maintenance buildings towards camp’s front gate.

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 Camp Sea Gull: 252-671-7897 and Camp Seafarer: 252-571-7407​. Basic triage needs only will be available. 

Is there anything I can’t bring? 

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

Will there be a lights-out time at night?  

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.