PRE-CAMP Health Protocols
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), Wake 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 Y Guides Fall Weekend Programs plans for 2022 below.
MAINTAINING A HEALTHY CAMP COMMUNITY
To minimize illness at Camp, we ask that you monitor the health of each participant (dads and kids) 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 5-Day Pre-Arrival Health Screening and Temperature Form for each participant. You can find the 5-Day Pre-Arrival Health Screening form here.
Fall 2022 Camp Rockmont participants are not required to provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test upon their arrival at Camp.
Please note that each participant will need 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.
In the event you or your child develop symptoms indicating an illness while at camp, please be prepared to depart camp.
As mask mandates continue to evolve, we will continue to follow CDC and NCDHHS Guidelines. 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.
Our program has been designed in accordance to state and local health regulations, CDC recommendations, and the ACA’s field guide for delivering overnight camps in the reality of COVID-19. As such, we will adhere to all state and local health department guidelines that are in place during programs including practicing social distancing, healthy hand hygiene practices and increased cleaning and sanitation protocols. We have extensive cleaning protocols both between and during sessions and provide hand sanitizer around Camp. That said, please feel free to bring any of your own cleaning supplies to use during your time with us.
If, after your time at Camp, you test positive for COVID-19, another contagious illness or are quarantined, please email Risk@YMCATriangle.org or call 919-719-9690.
What should I bring to camp?
We have put together a packing list that will hopefully answer that question!
What time can we arrive on Friday?
You should plan to arrive between 3 - 9 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?
Yes! We will offer a rafting excursion on Fridays during the Camp Rockmont season. Learn more and register by clicking the links below:
If you would prefer to stay overnight on Thursday and plan your own adventure on Friday, use the link in your Rockmont Lottery email to register for the Thursday Overnight add on (no rafting).
WHILE AT CAMP
What will my sleeping arrangements look like?
You will be sleeping in a cabin or in a tent, based on your Crew's Rockmont Lottery results. Cleaning will take place in the cabins and bathrooms between sessions. You are welcome 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. You may eat inside the dining hall, on the screened-in porch of the dining hall, or anywhere else outside that you choose. Please be sure to clean up after your mealtime and dispose of any trash in the designated trash bins and/or dumpsters. Check out the menu for the weekend here.
Are there bears at Camp?
Please be aware that black bears are active in the Camp Rockmont area. To keep all participants safe, we ask that NO FOOD be left in tents, cabins or cars. All trash should be placed in secured dumpsters that are located around Camp.
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, the Blob paddle sports and more.
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)
- 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
- Washcloths and towels
- water shoes including sandals
- water bottles
- flashlights and headlamps
- arts and crafts projects
Code of conduct
We are fortunate to have the opportunity to spend time at Camp Rockmont. In collaboration with Lake Eden Preserve, Camp Rockmont, and the Y Guides program, please review our participant code of conduct specific to Camp Rockmont (in addition to the YMCA Code of Conduct and waivers your signed upon registration). Thank you for adhering to these guidelines to ensure everyone can have a safe and enjoyable time at Camp.
- No pets are allowed.
- Tobacco, vaping and alcohol are not permitted at any Y Guides and YMCA programs.
- No driving on the grass or lawns, only in designated parking or unloading areas.
- Do not move furniture in cabins or other buildings on property.
- Quiet hours begin at 10 p.m. Music must stop at this time.
- Fires are only allowed in designated areas and within designated fire pits. Fire pits are strictly prohibited in the cabin areas at all times.
- Fireworks, sparklers, and firearms are not allowed.
- Please keep off the roofs of buildings, table tops, and do not climb in the trees.
- Please use trash receptacles and/or dumpsters and do not litter.
- Please use common sense and be respectful of the buildings and property.