FAQs for Weekend on the Water


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. 


To minimize illness at Camp, we ask that you monitor the health of each participant (adults 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 Y Guides 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 4 - 7 p.m. Dinner will be on your own. Grab a bite on your way to camp or bring food to grill out at your cabin. We will host a welcome event in the dining hall at 8 p.m.

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?
A general outline of our program schedule is available here

What will mealtimes look like while at Camp?

You will enjoy meals in the camp Dining Hall with your group.

What will camp activities look like?
We are excited to provide all of your favorite traditional camp activities that you remember from Spring Outing (archery, BBs, the zip line, paddle sports, shark's tooth hunting and more), PLUS boating activities! 

Can we bring bikes to Camp?
Yes. Camp is very large (more than 350 acres!), so many people find it helpful to bring their bicycles. North Carolina law requires anyone under the age of 16 to wear a helmet. Please put your bikes away before evening programs every night. 

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. Camp doesn't feel like camp when people's cars are all around the cabin area. Do the right thing: 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. 

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