Updated May 14, 2020
(Updated Information Starred*)
Updates on Coronavirus in Preparation for Summer Camp
The emergence of Coronavirus is a serious issue for all of us, camps included. At Rockmont, we are paying close attention to this situation, regularly monitoring developments from the CDC and other health authorities, consulting reports from the Association of Camp Nursing, and working with our own health care team. We maintain a relationship with our local health department, and they are an important resource for us this and every year.
Rockmont Directors continue to attend regular Webinars hosted by the ACA (American Camp Association), NCYCA’s (North Carolina Youth Camp Association), State and Local Officials on the Coronavirus and how it could effect Summer Camps – both day and overnight. Rockmont’s health team continues to meet weekly to discuss practices and procedures.
*May 14, 2020 Update – a message from the Rockmont Team
“We had intended for this communication to be a more definitive one regarding the camp schedule this summer. However as we approach May 15, several organizations are working tirelessly to produce important guidance for all North Carolina summer camps. Please expect a much more definitive communication Monday, May 18, including full information about our new refund procedure.”
In the interest of providing some additional clarity based on what we know at this point – and realizing that you need information to factor in to your family’s planning process – You can find a few preliminary indications which may be helpful here.
April 15, 2020 Update – a message from Stan Wilson and Mike Peckham
“We want you to know that, if we are forced to cancel any session, we will present a refund policy that includes a variety of options to our families designed to offer you a return for the value of your investment… We also want you to know that the state of Camp Rockmont is strong, even as these are difficult days for us and all camps. We are committed to leading this camp into the future because it is a place where young people come alive in faith, hope, love, and courage.”
March 20, 2020 Update
“We are writing to let you know that, as of now, our hope is to enjoy another healthy, adventurous summer session at Rockmont. We are thankful for you, and we pray for you.” A Letter to Rockmont Families from Stan Wilson and Mike Peckham.
Updates to our Communicable Illness Procedures
- We ask (as always) that all campers be fever-free for 24 hours before arriving at camp.
- If any camper has a fever upon arrival, one of our senior Health Center professionals will consult with parents about the best plan for care.
- If your son has a communicable illness, and is at risk of passing it to others, the directors will work with you to delay your arrival, move your camper to a later session, or find some other arrangement that benefits the health of your son and the whole community.
- The directors are meeting with our health team to examine all of our health and wellness practices.
How You Can Prepare
- Prepare your son to make a contribution to the health of the whole community at camp by instilling good everyday habits:
- Washing hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available,
- Coughing or sneezing into tissues or the crux of the elbow.
- Should health concerns arise in the days before camp, contact Cindy Bruce in the Rockmont office (828-686-3885 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Help your son arrive well-rested, nourished, hydrated, and ready for a great adventure.