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2022 Extended Season

We are looking forward to having your family with us this year. Ensuring a safe and healthy Camp will require a strong partnership among all of us. 

As always, our top priority is to keep our campers, families, and staff safe. In light of our current reality, we have reviewed and updated our medical protocols and practices using recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), North Carolina State Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS), American Camp Association (ACA), Pamlico County Health Department, and with guidance from our Camp Medical Advisory Committee.

In our commitment to the health and protection of our families and staff, we will continue to monitor guidance from the CDC and other state health agencies. We recognize that recommendations and guidelines will change and commit to updating our programming and protocols accordingly. You will find the most updated information regarding Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer’s Weekend and Family Program plans for 2022 here on the FAQ page.

To minimize illness at Camp, we ask that you monitor the health of each participant daily beginning five days prior to their arrival at Camp. We are unable to admit any families who are not able to confirm completion of the Health Assessment and Temperature Form for each participant. You can find the 5-Day Pre-Arrival Health screening form here

Participants

  • Weekend and Family Camp participants are not required to provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test upon their arrival at Camp. (updated 4.26.22)

  • All participants will be required to verbally confirm the completion of the Five-Day Pre-Arrival Health Screening Form.  

  • All participants will have their temperature taken upon arrival. If anyone’s temperature is 100.4 or greater, the entire car will not be allowed entry into Camp. Please keep this in mind as you make your transportation and carpooling plans.

Arriving at Camp

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

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?

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? 

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 checked before being admitted into Camp. If anyone has a temperature of 100.4 or greater or presents with symptoms outlined in the  COVID-19 Daily Screening, no one will not be admitted into Camp and an alternate arrival plan will be discussed with the Health Center Director.

You will need to complete a Five-Day Pre-Arrival Health Screening and Temperature Form for each member of the family and verbally confirm your completion of the form upon arrival. Participants failing to do so 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! 

What is the schedule for the weekend? 

Your 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 to cancel our Family Camp or a Weekend Program.

Do I have to wear a mask at Camp?

As mask mandates continue to evolve, we will continue to follow the CDC and NCDHHS Guidelines. At this time, masks are optional but welcomed for any and all who feel most comfortable wearing one.  

  • For mask information, please visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.

What will meal and pool times look like? 

Families will eat at their own individual table and meals will be self-serve, buffet style. The pool will not have assigned times so your family is free to swim whenever it is open.  

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 camps are 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? 

Wifi access points are available in different locations at each Camp. More specifics will be included at arrival and/or upon request.

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 or shipped home. We will open our Camp Store throughout your time here for credit card purchases of drinks, snacks, and select merchandise. Check your welcome packet upon arrival for store hours.

What is the lost and found policy?  

Camp will hold any Items found for up to two weeks and then all Items will be donated. 

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 ashes and campfire debris must be emptied into the appropriate ash collection 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 toward 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​. 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. 

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.