COVID-19 FAQs for Fall Outing


For Third-Years:
For all overnight experiences during the 2021-22 program year, Y Guides is requiring all participants to provide documentation of a Negative Molecular PCR COVID-19 test upon their arrival at Camp.

Please also note that even if participants have received the COVID-19 Vaccine, they must still produce proof of a negative Molecular PCR test and complete, print and turn in the 10-day screening form upon arrival.

The test must be administered no more than 72 hours prior to the participants' arrival at camp. Here is a link to North Carolina testing sites. For the quickest turnaround time on your test, we recommend using one of the free COVID testing sites in Wake County

To summarize, for overnight events, 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 a Negative Molecular PCR COVID-19 Test.

During the 72 hours leading up to your arrival at camp, we ask that participants and volunteers minimize their risk of COVID-19 exposures by adhering to North Carolina 3 Ws and avoiding gatherings outside of their immediate household.

For First- and Second-Years: 
Since you will only be attending Camp for the day, you do NOT need to complete the 10-days of temperature and symptom screening or provide documentation of a Negative Molecular PCR COVID-19 Test. All first- and second-years will have their temperature taken upon arrival at camp and they will have to answer these screening questions


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, the entire car, including all participants, will not be admitted to camp. 

third-year LOGISTICS

What time can we arrive for our Third-Year Overnight on Friday?
You should plan to arrive between 5 - 7 p.m. Dinner will be available in the Dining Hall between 7:15 - 7:45 p.m. 

What time can we arrive for our Third-Year Overnight on Saturday?
For those spending the night on Saturday, plan to arrive at Camp between 9 - 10 a.m. OR 12 - 1 p.m. so that we can conduct your health screening. You'll be able to move into your cabin by 2 p.m. Saturday. Camp activities will be open from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and from 1 - 5 p.m.

What time is departure?
All Friday overnighters will be asked to leave after the third-year campfire at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. All Saturday overnighters will be asked to leave by 10 a.m. on Sunday. 

What is the schedule for the weekend?
Friday Overnight Agenda
Saturday Overnight Agenda

First- and second-YEAR LOGISTICS

What time can we arrive?
The camp gates will open at 12 p.m. All Crews should plan to arrive between 12 - 1 p.m. on their assigned date. Camp activities will open at 1 p.m.

What time is departure?
Everybody will leave after the Fall Outing sunset ceremony. 

What is the schedule for the weekend?
First- and Second-Year Agenda


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. 

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 overnight packing list, please bring a thermometer to maintain these daily screenings. 

What will my cabin space look like for my overnight?  
You will only be in a cabin with the participants that you registered with. If there are people in your group who would prefer to maintain social distancing by sleeping in a tent, you are welcome to do so and set up right outside your cabin. Cabins will be equipped with hand sanitizer and soap. Camp’s housekeeping staff is following 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 cabin clean during your stay. This may include sanitizing wipes and paper towels.  

What will camp activities look like?
We are excited to provide all of your favorite traditional camp activities during Fall Outing: archery, BBs, paddle sports, gnome hunting and more. We will have visuals in place that will help to encourage social distancing as lines form at our more popular activities. Thank you in advance for cooperating with the social distancing guidelines that will be put into place. 

Where should I park?
We will direct you to parking upon arrival. Please park in the designated parking spots so that everybody can enjoy their camp experience to the fullest! 

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.