COVID-19 FAQs for Camp Rockmont

PRE-CAMP

What documentation do I need to bring with me to Camp Rockmont?
Effective Sept. 1, Camp Rockmont is requiring that all Y Guides participants, staff and volunteers provide documentation of a Negative Molecular PCR COVID-19 test upon their arrival at Camp. Additionally, we ask that you monitor the health of EACH participant (father and child) daily beginning 10 days prior to your arrival at Camp. All participants will need to bring a printed copy of this form with them to be turned into the Y Guides staff upon arrival. This is a new policy that has been into place since last Rockmont season. Use this form to track your temperature and screen your symptoms during the 10 days prior to your arrival at camp. Please be sure to bring your printed forms with you to Camp, as well as documentation of your Negative Molecular PCR COVID-19 test.

When should my Molecular PCR COVID-19 test be administered?
Your Negative Molecular PCR COVID-19 test must be administered no more than 72 hours prior to the participants' first day at Camp. This means the test needs to be administered no earlier than the Tuesday before arriving at Camp (or the Monday before arrival if arriving on Thursday for the rafting trip or Thursday overnight).

Where can I find a testing site?
Here is a link to North Carolina testing sites and more specifically, free COVID testing sites in Wake County

Is there anything I can provide in place of a Negative Molecular PCR COVID-19 test?
We will also accept two other forms of documentation in place of a Negative Molecular PCR COVID-19 test: 1) proof that you've received full COVID-19 vaccination and at least 14 days have passed since receiving the final dose or 2) documentation of a positive COVID-19 test within the last 90 days (must be at least 10 days symptom-free). 

So to summarize, what documentation do I need to bring with to Camp Rockmont? 
If you cannot provide the following documentation for each participant (dads and kids) upon arrival, we will not be able to admit you into camp:

Your 10-Day Health and Temperature Tracking Form AND one of the following:

  • Negative Molecular PCR COVID-19 Test
  • Proof of vaccination and 14+ days post-vaccination
  • Documentation of a positive COVID-19 test in the last 90 days (and at least 10-days symptom-free)

Anything else I should know prior to arriving at Camp? 
During the 72 hours leading up to your arrival at camp, we ask that participants, volunteers and staff minimize their risk of COVID-19 exposures by adhering to North Carolina 3 Ws and avoiding gatherings outside of their immediate household.

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, please know that everyone who arrives together in the same vehicle will be subject to our COVID-19 Prescreening Assessment & Daily Screening, including a temperature check. If anyone in the vehicle does not pass either of these, everyone in the vehicle will no longer be eligible to participate and cannot enter 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 - 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:

WHILE AT CAMP

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 unable to maintain a 6-foot distance from others and while in shared spaces outside of the cabin. Crews will not need to wear a mask when they are only with other members of their Crew (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 interacting outside of their Crew or in densely populated areas like the Dining Hall. 

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.

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.

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?  
You will be sleeping in a cabin or in a tent, based on your Crew's Rockmont Lottery results. If you're assigned to 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 maintaining 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. 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, the Blob paddle sports and more. 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 specifically 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. No grills are permitted at Camp Rockmont. 

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. 

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