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

Updated as of Thursday, March 12, 2020

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.

    • At this time, a Health Screening is not required for the After School Adventure program, but should a case or symptoms of COVID-19 be reported in either Cumberland, Hoke, or Robeson County, a Health Screening will be put in place for all camp guests, campers, and employees. 


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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Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center’s Health Screening Protocol 

A Health Screening is to be conducted by Camp Rockfish’s wellness team within 24 hours of participant arrival (campers, guests, and employees). The practice is a risk management strategy to (a) protect the camp community from preventable illness and (b) obtain current health information for each person. The procedure updates the health form, gathers information about medications, assesses current health status, and specifically asks about exposure to any communicable disease. It is expected that campers, guests, and employees arrive for their camp experience in good health. Camp Rockfish reserves the right not to admit a person showing signs or symptoms of any communicable disease or viral infection. 

A member of Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center’s year-round senior staff will be present for all groups’ arrival and Health Screening.  Additional Rockfish staff are authorized to conduct Health Screenings for incoming campers, guests, and employees according to the following procedures:

  1. Record the current temperature of the guest/camper

  2. Obtain answers to the following health related questions:

  • Does the guest/camper show any signs/symptoms of illness or injury upon arrival?

i.Cough, Fever, Shortness of breath

  • Does the guest/camper have a history of exposure to communicable disease?

  • Do guest/camper need to highlight or add any information to their health history?

  • Has the guest/camper traveled out of United States of American within the past three months?

  • Has the guest/camper been in contact with anyone who has traveled out of United States of American within the past three months?

  • Has the guest/camper been in contact with anyone who currently has COVID-19?

 3. When the Health Screening is complete, the Camp Rockfish employee will sign and date the screening document. 

Significant findings from the Health Screening will be acted upon as warranted by the situation. Group leaders, parents, and adult participants will be notified of potential health concerns identified in the screening process by a senior Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center employee.  

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226 Camp Rockfish Road

Parkton, North Carolina 28371