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S.A.I.L. 2020 FAQ's

 

IMPORTANT: To minimize illness at camp, we ask that you monitor the health of your camper daily beginning 14 days prior to his/her arrival at Camp this summer. Please bring this form with you to check-in, as we will not be able to admit any camper who is unable to provide us with their pre-camp health screening form. More information, along with the form, can be found here.  

 Campers will not be admitted without: 

  1. A Health Form (SAIL 1 due June 21 and SAIL 2 due July 5) 
  2. A completed 14-day pre-screening form that demonstrates you are healthy. 

Pre-Camp

Do I need to sign up for Realo this summer for my camper's medications?

When are my Health Forms due? 

How do I submit my Health Forms?

What should I bring to Camp?

Do I need to bring my own life jacket?

Arriving at Camp 

Will everyone in the car have their temperature checked at arrival?

Can we carpool?

How can I get to Camp?

Will parents be allowed into the cabins on Opening and Closing Day?

What time is drop off Opening Day? 

What time is pick up on Closing Day?

Will the Camp Store be open on Opening and Closing Day? 

At Camp

Does my child have to wear a mask while at Camp?

What if my camper feels ill while at Camp?

Will my child have a spending account while at Camp? 

When will I hear from my camper?  

Are packages allowed this summer? 

Can I visit my child at Camp during the session? 

What is the lost and found policy? 

How are you keeping my child safe during Camp? 

Is social distancing possible in the Mess Hall?  

Will my camper have to do a swim assessment? 

Pre-Camp

Do I need to sign up for Realo this summer for my camper's medications? 

Yes, you do! All campers are required to register for Realo just in case your camper is placed on prescription medication by our Camp physician during their stay. Setting up their account with Realo in advance ensures the prescription will be filled quickly and efficiently. The registration process is easy and you can register all of your children at once. 

Register for Realo 

Realo FAQ 

When are my Health Forms due? 

If you are in SAIL 1, they are due on June 21 

If you are in SAIL 2, they are due July 5 

How do I submit my Health Forms? 

You can submit your Health Forms and other camper forms through our Online Portal!

You should have received an email with a link to your Activity Preference Forms. If you have not received that email, please call the Camp office. If you are in SAIL 1, they are due June 17. If you are in SAIL 2, they are due July 1.  

Please contact the Camp Office at 252-249-1111 if you have issues uploading your health forms through the online portal.   

What should I bring to Camp? 

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

Do I need to bring my own life jacket? 

Because of enhanced cleaning requirements, we strongly encourage and prefer campers bring thier own life jacket. If you are unable to do this, we will assign your camper a Type II Orange Lifejacket to use for their time at Camp. If you are purchasing a life jacket for your camper, 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

Arriving at Camp 

Will everyone in the car have their temperature checked at arrival? 

Yes. Everyone in the car will have their temperature checked before being admitted into Camp. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or greater, or presenting with NCDHHS/CDC COVID Symptoms, will result in the camper(s) not being admitted to Camp.  

Can we carpool?  

We prefer and encourage campers to be dropped off by a parent or guardian who has decision making authority for the child, but understand that some people may need to carpool. If you choose to carpool, know that if anyone in the car does not pass the screening and temperature check the entire car, including all campers, will not be admitted to Camp.  

How can I get to Camp? 

This year, the only way to arrive at Camp is in a car. Campers must arrive with a parent or guardian who has decision making authority for the child. You will not be permitted to arrive by boat, helicopter, or any other means of transportation.  

Will parents be allowed into the cabins on Opening and Closing Day? 

Not this year, no. For the safety and well-being of everyone we are going to ask that, after temperature and symptoms screening, parents proceed to the cabins to drop their camper off but remain outside the cabin. Counselors will be there to assist with luggage and getting campers settled into their space. There will be designated restrooms available for parents/guardians to use outside of the cabins.  

What time is drop off Opening Day? 

There will be a staggering drop-off this summer. If travel logistics prevents arriving during your assigned window below, please call the Camp Office at (252)249-1212 to make arrangements. 

Last name A-M need to arrive between 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. 

Last name N-Z need to arrive between 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  

What time is pick up on Closing Day? 

All campers must be picked up between 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. on Closing Day. 

Will the Camp Store be open on Opening and Closing Day? 

We will not be able to open the Camp Store on Opening and Closing Days but encourage you to you shop online! We ask all participants to pre-order all of their gear two-weeks prior to arrival to guarantee delivery in time. We will unfortunately not be able to have you pick anything up while on Camp.  

We will not be able to open the Camp Store on Opening and Closing Days but encourage you to you shop online! We ask all participants to pre-order all of their gear two-weeks prior to arrival to guarantee delivery in time.  We also have a special edition S.A.I.L. 2020 t-shirt that is available for presale only. 

Pre-Order S.A.I.L. 2020 Shirt

At Camp

Does my child have to wear a mask while at Camp?

Governor Cooper's recent executive order requires that all persons age 11 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 camper meets these criteria, please communicate with your Camp Director on the first day of Camp. We will be providing a face covering for everyone upon arrival, but recommend you bring a few 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. There are some exceptions to this order. If your camper meets these criteria, please communicate with your Camp Director on the first day of camp.

What if my camper feels ill while at Camp?

If your camper is not feeling well their symptoms will be assessed by a Camp physician and nurse. Our medical team will make a determination on next steps, one of which could include the camper needing to go home. If this is the case, the expectation will be for parents to come pick up their child within the next 6-12 hours.

Will my child have a spending account while at Camp? 

This will not be necessary, as we will open the candy store one night during the session. We are also glad to provide any standard toiletry item needed free of charge.  

When will I hear from my camper?  

They will be required to write home four times during their time at Camp. You will also hear from your camper’s counselor on the first Saturday, as well as through ongoing email communications from the Camp Executive Directors. We encourage you to send letters to your camper as well. While we are not going to be using Bunk1 photo and email service this year, we will absolutely be in touch! If you have any concerns about your camper you can, as always, feel free to call the Camp office to speak with a Director.  

Are packages allowed this summer? 

We have a strict no package policy at Camp but encourage you to send all the letters you would like as long as they are in a small, flat envelope. 

If your camper forgets something, you may send it to them once you have called the Camp office for instructions and approval. We will open and deliver the approved item and will discard all non-essential or non-approved items including food. We ask that you please share this policy with your camper, friends, and family so that everyone is on the same page and disappointment can be avoided. Please note that counselors cannot accept packages for campers either. 

Can I visit my child at Camp during the session? 

To ensure the health, safety and well-being of our Camp Community this summer, visitors are not allowed during summer programs.  This includes visits from parents, alumni and friends of Camp.    

During this public health event, we appreciate your partnership and support as we work to keep our Camp community healthy. If you have any questions, please contact the Camp office. 

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 from the end of each session. 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 

How are you keeping my child safe during Camp? 

Campers will be expected and encouraged to follow physical distancing, personal hygiene/handwashing, and cabin cohort strategy. We will provide clear training and guidelines to campers upon arrival. All campers will receive a Camp-branded “buff” on Opening Day to be utilized as a mask as they choose (or as might be required by NCDHHS guidance).  

Is social distancing possible in the Mess Hall?  

The Mess Hall has been set up so that all tables are six feet apart. We will have two service buffet lines behind a plexiglass barrier and staff will wear appropriate protective gear as they serve the meal. There will be floor markings to designate a six foot distance while waiting in the buffet line. Each cabin will have an assigned table and mealtime. We promise that we will continue the fun, cheering, singing, and other Sea Gull and Seafarer-specific traditions outside of the Mess Hall. 

Will my camper have to do a swim assessment? 

Yes! You can watch our Swim Assessment video to understand everything about the assessment. Remember that it takes place in darker swim lake water and must be completed without goggles. You can also review our Aquatic Guidelines that accompany each swimming level.