Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center’s Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated as of Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Program Update 5/25/2021

At Check-In, Resident Campers will be required to show 1 of the following 3 things:

1. Proof that your camper has completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

2. Proof of a negative COVID test in the 5 days prior to the start of the camp week. 

3. Proof of a positive COVID diagnosis in the 3 months prior to camp, but not in the 14 days immediately before the start of the camp week.

At Check-In Day Camp Campers will be required to pass a temperature check.


COVID Testing and Vaccination Sites are readily available in our local communities at this point. Please go ahead and make a plan now to meet one of the requirements listed above.


If you have questions about this, or if these requirements necessitate any change in your registration for Resident Camp, please do not hesitate to contact us at or 910-425-3529. We are happy to discuss this policy with you in further detail.

We value your partnership as we work together to provide a safe and healthy summer camp experience for the children and youth of our community. Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Program Update 5/19/2021

Face covering changes:

Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center is in compliance with Governor Roy Cooper’s statewide updates to the mandatory facemask Executive Order.

With this update Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center is relaxing their policy on facemasks:

1- Masks are no longer required outdoors within the camper's group

2- Masks are not required in the cabins as long as the camper's group is the only group present

3- Masks are to be worn inside when other groups are present: i.e. during morning worship and the dinning hall when not eating

Thank you for your continued support of Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center.

Camper and retreat guest health and safety is our top priority at Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center. To mitigate and manage the exposure of viral infections such as coronavirus (COVID-19) and the flu, we have communicable disease plans and procedures in place that will be revised in cooperation with public health authorities as additional information becomes available. Camp Rockfish is currently working closely with local officials from Hoke, Cumberland, and Robeson County Health Departments to monitor and prevent the spread of communicable disease.  

What is Camp Rockfish doing to protect you?

  1. Hand washing: Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center encourages proper hand washing methods to prevent the spread of disease. Posters demonstrating proper hand washing techniques are posted in all camp restrooms. 

  2. Sanitizing Stations: Hand sanitizer is made available at every food serving line, as well as in every occupied cabin.

  3. Touch Free Waste Disposal: Touch-free waste receptacles are made available in all lodging, dining, and meeting spaces. 

  4. Surface Sanitization: All surfaces, including but not limited to tables, handrails, and door knobs, are cleaned with a bleach/water mixture prior to a group’s arrival, midway through their stay, and upon their departure during peak flu season, December through March. This normal procedure has been indefinitely extended.

  5. Environmental Cleaning: Routine environmental cleaning (wiping down of outdoor trashcans, prompt trash removal, outdoor spigot/sink/water station cleaning) will also occur within areas utilized by After School Adventure campers, retreat guests, staff, and homeschool program attendees. 

  6. Health Screening: All retreat groups (overnight and day) have the opportunity upon request to have Camp Rockfish facilitate a health screening of all of their organization’s retreat participates upon arrival to Camp Rockfish. The Health Screening will include a questionnaire and recording of the participant’s temperature. Camp Rockfish asks that all groups have a plan in place should one of their participant’s not pass the Health Screening. If retreat groups are willing to do this PRIOR to their stay at Camp Rockfish, Camp Rockfish is more than happy to share the questionnaire and resources with your group.


All guests are encouraged to verify the health and symptoms of retreat/conference participants before coming to Camp Rockfish. Any camper, guest, or employee who has symptoms of acute respiratory illness are recommended to stay home until they are free of fever, signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing or other symptoms altering medicines. All employees should notify their supervisor and stay home if they have observed any of the symptoms noted below.

What are the symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

The symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever 

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath


Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for further information. 

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