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Carolina Point Weekend Information Young Life

Thank you

Before we jump in, we want to pause and thank you. Thank you for showing up in the lives of hurting teenagers with the HOPE of the Gospel. Thank you for sharing the LOVE of Jesus with them as you build friendships. Thank you for continuing to pursue them in the middle of chaos. The work is certainly not easy, but it is so important. We pray that your time at Carolina Point will be a breath of fresh air and will provide your HS and MS friends the opportunity to experience adventure, laugh, and hear about the greatest Story ever told.

This site has a lot of information. However, we hope everything included here will keep you informed and make it as easy as possible to get to Carolina Point this year. If you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to reach out.

To see our most up to date availability, please click the link below.

If you are looking for creative ways to utilize Carolina Point outside of traditional fall camping, take a glance at some options using the link below!

General Information

  • Carolina Point's maximum is set to 250 for the 2020-21 school season. This number does not include work crew, adult guests, nor assigned team but does include campers and leaders.
  • Buffs will be provided to every camper, leader, adult guest, assigned team, and work crew.
  • Face coverings will be required at all times inside the Dining Hall, Snack Bar, Store, Club, Game Room, or any time guests are not able to be physically distanced, with the exception of at a table eating in the Dining Hall or Snack Bar.
  • Daily health screenings and temperature checks will be completed every morning before breakfast. Thermometers and printed health screenings will be provided in every cabin around camp.
  • Night 1 Leaders Meetings will be required.
  • No Drop-In or Day Guests will be allowed on property while camp is open.

Assigned Team

  • Due to the more structured approach and additional regulations due to COVID-19, it is imperative that staff/volunteers filling assigned team roles on a weekend be serving in a singular role capacity.
  • In addition, with extra sanitation demands to make sure spaces are clean and safe for guests/campers, we have adjusted our work crew needs to involve 2 separate teams: 1 team in the Dining Hall, and 1 team in Main Street overseeing disinfecting/sanitation procedures as well as recreational activities. This is asking for one additional Work Crew boss more than a typical weekend assigned team.
  • Our volunteers are imperative to the functionality of our facility during this season. Work Crew minimums are non-negotiable, and shortages may result in necessary closures of spaces/facilities/rides at camp.
  • Head Leaders will be relied upon to be the "enforcers" for COVID-19 required safety procedures regarding social distancing and masks.

Prior to Arrival

Safety at camp starts with who gets on the bus. That is why it is so important that every guest coming to Carolina Point:

  • Has NOT personally tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days.
  • Has NOT been in direct exposure with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 2 weeks.
  • Is free of any symptoms prior to coming to camp.
  • Can pass the daily health screening before and during their camp trip.

The Young Life health screening must be used to complete a general health screening for every camper/leader before leaving the local YL area. This screening helps ensure that all campers, leaders, staff, adult guests, assigned team, and work crew coming to Carolina Point do not have fevers and are not experiencing coronavirus symptoms.

If you need thermometers to use at the bus, THESE contact-less thermometers are reliable, fast, and easy to use. Plan for them to take 10 days to arrive.

Additionally, everyone must complete Young Life's new consent and release form (1717). This form has replaced the 1716 form for trips less than 72 hours and includes language specific to COVID-19.

1717 Note: Use the link above to create an area and trip specific Cognito link to send out to all of your parents/guardians. All responses will be emailed to the email provided when creating the link. This is set up to make keeping track of who has and has not filled out the form as easy as possible.

Arrival & Departure

Carolina Point will work to coordinate areas arrival and departure so that only 1 area arrives and departs at a time.

Housing

  • We require a maximum of 10 campers/leaders in each cabin, according to NC State Regulations.
  • Campers will be required to sleep head to foot in bunks.
  • Quarantine housing will be set aside for anyone with symptoms waiting to be picked up from camp.
  • Mattresses will be disinfected in between each group, and campers will need to bring pillows, sheets/sleeping bags, blankets, and towels.
  • Guests staying in Assigned Team, Apartment, and Adult Guest Housing will need to bring their own comforters (sheets, pillows, and towels all provided).

Dining Hall

  • We will be ringing a 10 minute bell prior to every meal to allow more time for guests to make their way into the dining hall without crowding around doors.
  • Hand Sanitizer stations will be set up as guests enter the dining hall, as well as on tables.
  • Face coverings will be required entering and exiting the dining hall, as well as any time guests are not actively eating/drinking.
  • Disposable paper products, utensils, condiments, etc. will be used at each meal instead of dishes.

Club

  • Face coverings will be required in club.
  • Gatherings inside the club room will occur 4 times per weekend. These 4 gatherings will be the only all camp activities. Any other events must be held outside.
  • Campers and leaders will be directed to spread out and use the entire club room (no congregating at the stage).
  • No work crew will be allowed in club.

Schedule

  • Recommended schedules will be pre-populated into GSI's given to Camp Directors.
  • *Please Note - Significant changes made to program, ride scheduling, and reduced indoor free time activity windows.

Free Time Rides & Activities

Below is a list of what will be offered:

  • Frisbee Golf
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball and Water Volleyball
  • Playing Fields (Soccer, Football, Kickball, etc.)
  • Octoball
  • Waterfront - Pool, Cliff Jump, Waterslide, and Paddleboards (Dependent on group providing 2 certified lifeguards and 3 volunteers).
  • Whiffleball
  • GoKarts - Ride windows separated by area.
  • OGO Park - Ride windows separated by area.
  • Archery Tag - First come, first serve free time activity.
  • Game Room (Face coverings required at all times)
  • Store- 20 person max at one time; face covering required; social distancing decals indicate 6 feet of distance.
  • Snack Bar- 30 person max; face coverings required until seated; social distancing decals indicate 6 feet of distance.

Due to staffing and health precautions, we will not be offering the zipline.

Free time activities will be disinfected multiple times a day. Rides will be disinfected between every cabin.

Parent/Guardian Resources

Carolina Point highly recommends the following items to be shared with parents/guardians:

  • The 1717 consent and release form (required for every camp participant prior to departing the local area).
  • Young Life's health screening (to be completed every morning by every camp participant).
  • Carolina Point's parent/guardian letter (includes an overview of what camp is doing to ensure the health and safety of our guests).

Carolina Point is working to closely adhere to the guidelines provided by the CDC, the American Camp Association, the states of North Carolina and South Carolina, and the organization of Young Life. Here are a couple of documents that might be helpful to share should parents express concern or wonder what Carolina Point is doing to keep camp as healthy and safe as possible.

Trip Leader Resources

In the event of a suspected COVID-19 Case...

  • If someone were to present symptoms of COVID-19, they will be taken to the Infirmary to be seen by the residing medical professional.
  • Upon being seen by a medical professional, the guest will be taken to a comfortable quarantine cabin to separate from the group.
  • Parents/guardians will be notified and asked to come and pick up their camper/leader/work crew as soon as possible.
  • The cabin of the sick camper/leader will be screened for symptoms to decrease the likelihood of spreading sickness.
  • Conversations surrounding sick guests will be held keeping their age and fears/concerns in mind.
  • Confidentiality will be maintained at all times.
  • Contact tracing will be coordinated if necessary.