FAQs for Fall Outing

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. 

Third-Year Overnight Participants OnlY

MAINTAINING A HEALTHY CAMP COMMUNITY for third-year overnights 

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

Third-Year PARTICIPANTS

  • Fall 2022 Fall Outing 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.

third-year LOGISTICS

What should I bring for the overnight?
You can review our suggested third-year overnight packing list.

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 - 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 do meals look like for the Third-Year Friday overnight?
Friday overnights will enjoy dinner in the dining hall on Friday night and coffee, hot chocolate and breakfast on Saturday morning in the Dining Hall. You will provide your own lunch on Saturday.

What do meals look like for the Third-Year Saturday overnight?
Saturday overnights will provide your own lunch on Saturday. You will enjoy dinner in the dining hall on Saturday night and coffee, hot chocolate and breakfast on Sunday morning in the Dining Hall.

What can I expect for the menu?
Dietary needs can be accommodated, please be sure your profile is up to date with any allergies. Breakfast is pork sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits, scones, cereal mix, milk, juice, fruit, coffee and hot chocolate. Dinner is chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans, garden salad, and drinks.

What will my cabin space look like for my overnight?
Most of the cabins are open-air cabins equipped with radiators for use during the overnights. Some cabins have bathrooms inside the cabin and some have bathhouses near by for use. 

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 should I bring?
Review our packing list for suggestions on what to bring to camp.

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

WHILE AT CAMP

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. 

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.