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Family Camp Programs FAQ's

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. 

To minimize illness at Camp, we ask that you monitor the health of each participant daily beginning 10 days prior to their arrival at Camp. We are unable to admit any families who have not completed, printed, and submitted upon arrival the Health Assessment and Temperature Form for each family member arriving at Family Camp.

No participant will not be admitted without HANDING IN A PRINTED AND COMPLETED:  Health Assessment and Temperature Form

Participants

  • All participants will be required to provide documentation of a Negative Molecular PCR COVID-19 test upon their arrival at Camp. 

  • The test must be administered no more than 72 hours prior to the date of arrival. After the administration of the Molecular PCR COVID-19 test, we ask that everyone minimize their risk of COVID-19 exposures by adhering to North Carolina's three Ws and avoiding gatherings outside of their immediate household. 

  • No one will be admitted into Camp without the negative test results.

  • All participants will be required to complete and turn in a  COVID-19 Pre-Arrival Screening Form upon arrival. 

  • Please note that even if anyone has received the COVID-19 Vaccine, he/she must still produce proof of a negative Molecular PCR test and complete and turn in the 10-day screening form. 

  • Day Program participants are not required to produce a negative molecular PCR test before arrival.

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?

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? 

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 submit a completed and printed 10-day Health Assessment and Temperature Form for each member of the family 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 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 are called cohorts. Cohorts will not need to wear a mask when they are with other members of their cohorts (inside their cabins, sleeping, cabin nights, etc.) Masks are not required on the water or in areas where social distancing is possible. However, wearing masks and social distancing will be expected when participants are outside of their cohort or in densely populated areas like the Mess Hall. 

  • 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 lists, please bring a thermometer to maintain these daily screenings.  

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 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 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.