COVID-19 FAQs for Camp Rockmont

PRE-CAMP

To minimize illness at Camp, we ask that you monitor the health of EACH participant (father and child) daily beginning 14 days prior to your arrival at Camp. Upon arrival, you will be asked to verbally confirm that each participant completed the 14-day temperature check and was fever-free during that time.

Use this form to track your temperature and screen your symptoms during the 14 days prior to your arrival at camp. 

ARRIVAL AT CAMP

Will everyone have their temperature checked at arrival?
Yes. Everyone in the car (dads and kids) will have their temperature checked and symptoms screened before being admitted into Camp. If anyone in the car answers "yes" to any of the prescreening questions 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, know that if anyone in the car does not pass the pre-screening assessment and questionnaire and cannot verbally confirm the 14-day pre-Camp temperature check, the entire car, including all participants, will not be admitted to camp. 

What should I bring to camp?
We have put together a packing list that will hopefully answer that question! 

LOGISTICS

What time can we arrive on Friday?
You should plan to arrive between 3 - 8 p.m. Dinner will be on your own. Grab a bite on your way to Camp. There are a bunch of great restaurants in Black Mountain, NC. 

What time is departure on Sunday?
Activities will close at 12 p.m. Please plan on leaving Camp no later than 1 p.m. 

What is the schedule for the weekend?
Our program schedule is available here

Will you be providing a Rafting Adventure and Thursday Overnight at Camp Rockmont this year?
Unfortunately, no. There were too many COVID-related logistics challenges for us to be able to provide a rafting adventure or Thursday overnight this year. If you are interested in organizing a rafting trip of your own, feel free to contact Blue Heron Whitewater. But we will not be able to provide lodging at Camp Rockmont on Thursday night. 

WHILE AT CAMP

Do I have to wear a mask at Camp?
Per state requirements, all persons age 5 and older are now required to wear face masks when they are unable to maintain a six-foot distance from others and while in shared spaces outside of the cabin. 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 throughout the weekend. Please note that there are some exceptions to this order. If you or your family members meet these criteria, please communicate with the Y Guides Director upon arrival.

Do we need to do any health screening while at Camp?
Each pair will be asked to maintain the Daily Symptom and Temperature Screen while at your Y Guides Outing. Per the packing list, please bring a thermometer to maintain these daily screenings. 

What will my sleeping arrangements look like?  
For those who will be staying in cabins, we’ve planned to reduce the number of people sleeping within a cabin. You will only be in a cabin with the participants that you registered with. For those who are tent camping, we will provide ample space for you to set your tents up while remaining socially distant from other groups. 

Camp Rockmont's housekeeping staff is following strict cleaning protocols to prepare for your arrival, but we also encourage you to bring any cleaning supplies that you would like to use to help keep your space clean during your stay. This may include sanitizing wipes and paper towels. 

What will mealtimes look like while at Camp?

Cafeteria-style buffet lines will be set up in the Dining Hall and participants will be provided with a schedule to access the buffet at a specific time. Buffet lines will be "staffed" so that serving utensils are not shared. There is plenty of outdoor seating available throughout camp, so once you've gone through the line, you'll take it with you to enjoy while remaining socially distant from other groups. 

What will camp activities look like?
We are excited to provide many of your favorite Camp Rockmont activities: archery, BBs, the zip line, the gully washer, paddle sports and more. Unfortunately, the blob will not be open this year, which means there will not be a Blob Contest. We will have visuals in place that will help to encourage social distancing as lines form at our more popular activities. You and your group may have a specific assigned time that you will have access to the most popular activities, such as the zip line and other waterfront elements. You will learn more upon arrival. Thank you in advance for cooperating with the social distancing guidelines that will be put into place. 

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 must be dumped in appropriate bins around Camp. 

Where should I park?
After unloading your belongings at your cabin, please park in the designated parking locations which will be pointed out upon arrival. 

Will there be a nurse on-site?
Yes. A nurse will be on-site during your stay. We will provide an emergency contact number for you to call as needed. Basic triage needs only will be available. 

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 these items for no longer than two weeks from the end of each weekend. 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 that 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 

Is there anything I can't bring?
There is no alcohol, smoking, firearms, or fireworks allowed on camp property.