Youth Fall Retreat - Family Edition

Youth Fall Retreat - Family Edition
Friday, October 16, 2020 - Sunday, October 18, 2020

October 16-18 | Camp Rockmont | Black Mountain, NC

Description

White Memorial Youth Ministry is proud to present the WMPC Youth Fall Family Retreat! During the weekend of October 16-18, 2020 we are offering a chance for youth and their families to take advantage of the great facilities at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, NC for a weekend of socially distanced family fun. If you have a youth (6th-12th grades) in your family you are eligible to participate in this retreat with your entire family. Families will arrive on Friday and spend two nights at Camp Rockmont before heading back to Raleigh on Sunday after morning worship. Camp Rockmont is in full compliance with NC and county regulations regarding Covid-19 and will continue their multi-layered safety plan to ensure a safe and fun weekend. For more information on Rockmont’s Covid-19 policies please visit this webpage. Social distancing is a little easier when you have 100s of acres to spread out! Play on the waterfront, try out the climbing wall, and stay in your own cabin! Please take the time to read through all of the information below before moving onto the registration page. We can’t wait to see you and your family at Camp Rockmont for our Youth Fall Family Retreat!

Accommodations

Each family will be assigned their own individual cabin for the duration of their stay over the weekend. The cabins at Rockmont range from lodge accommodations with glass windows to screened cabins. None of the accommodations offer heat or A/C but we’re praying for beautiful WNC fall weather during our weekend! Mountain nights can be cool so make sure you have a warm blanket or sleeping bag and please pay close attention to the forecast leading up to our weekend. We will be monitoring the forecast as well and will send out updates ahead of time to registered families. Beds are bunk style and all cabins include electricity. Please note that stand alone cabins do not have individual bathrooms and all accommodations will utilize shared shower houses which are divided into male/female sections. For social distancing purposes, the number of persons in a shower house at the same time will be limited. Shower houses will be cleaned and sanitized several times daily and cleaning supplies will remain in shower houses constantly. For more information or concerns about accommodations at Rockmont please contact Levi.

Activities

You can never be bored at Rockmont! Below are some of the fun-filled Rockmont skills and activities available for your family’s enjoyment together:

Scheduled Activities include:

  • Gully Washer (water slide)
  • Homesteading
  • Zip Line
  • Lake Eden Waterfront
  • Canoes, Kayaks, Paddleboards
  • Climbing Wall
  • Mountain Biking
  • Yoga

On Your Own Activities include:

  • Table Games
  • Fishing
  • Porch Sitting
  • Disc Golf
  • Hiking
  • Soccer Golf
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Camp Fire

Please note: Skill sites and activities will be open and staffed as conditions and social distancing guidelines allow and as demand for them dictates.

Weekend Schedule *Subject to change*

FRIDAY
Evening Dinner on your own
5:00-8:00 • Check-in open
8:30-10:00 • Evening campfire/orientation
10:00 • Quiet Time

SATURDAY
7:30-8:30 • Coffee station opens
8:30-9:30 • Breakfast open, assigned family tables or Eden Hall deck
10:00-12:30 • Skill and activity sites open
12:30-1:30 • Buffet Lunch
2:00 – 5:00 • Waterfront, SUPs, Boats, Zipline, Slide
Evening Dinner on your own, in town or take out
8:00-10:00 • Evening campfire
10:00 • Quiet Time

SUNDAY
7:30-8:30 • Coffee station opens
8:30-9:30 • Breakfast open, assigned family tables or Eden Hall deck
10:00-11:00 • Closing worship

Covid-19 Specific Information

  • All North Carolina and Buncombe County regulations applicable at the time of families’ stay will be followed. These may change with little advance notice – either further easing or tightening – and in order to continue to operate we will have no choice but to change our protocol accordingly.
  • All family members are urged to be tested within 5 days prior to arrival; if any member of the reservation party tests positive the reservation may be cancelled or postponed at no cost.
  • All cabins and lodging will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between reservations; families are to clean and sanitize their cabin/home during their stay.
  • All family members agree to report any Covid Indicating Symptoms should they present within 14 days after departing.
  • All Rockmont staff will be screened daily. Should any staff member indicate possible symptoms of Covid-19 they will be quarantined and tested per state and local regulations.
  • Breakfast bar items will be served by a member of a food service staff in adherence to all state and local regulations.
  • Family table assignments will be made to ensure appropriate social distancing.
  • Disposable plates, utensils, and cups will be used.
  • All children under the age of 13 years old must be accompanied by a parent to any skill site or activity.
  • Proper cleaning protocols should be followed at each location to sanitize equipment between participants from different families.
  • Proper social distancing between families should be followed at all times, including evening campfire/songs.

FAQ’s

1. Is this an all church retreat? No, this retreat is for youth (6-12 grades) and their families only. In the past White Memorial has had an all church retreat but this weekend is for WMPC youth families.

2. What are the accommodations like? Each family will be assigned their own individual cabin for the duration of their stay over the weekend. The cabins range from lodge accommodations to screened in cabins. None of the accommodations offer heat or A/C but we’re praying for beautiful WNC fall weather during our weekend! Mountain nights are cool so make sure you have a blanket or sleeping bag and please pay close attention to the forecast leading up to our weekend. Beds are bunk style and cabins include electricity. Please note that stand alone cabins do not have individual bathrooms and all accommodations will utilize shared shower houses which are divided into male/female sections. For social distancing purposes, the number of persons in a shower house at the same time will be limited. Shower houses will be cleaned and sanitized several times daily and cleaning supplies will remain in shower houses constantly.

3. Can visitors from another cabin come to my cabin? No, in line with social distancing guidelines only family members may be in your cabin.

4. What is the dining situation? Your registration for the retreat includes three meals for the weekend: Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, and Sunday breakfast. Your family will be responsible for your own dinner Friday and Saturday. Meals will be served in the dining hall at Rockmont with masks required and Rockmont staff serving you food. You will enter the dining hall through the one way entrance and exit through the one way exit. Your family will have an assigned table that is socially distanced from other families or you may choose to sit outside on the deck of the dining hall as well. Masks are required indoors until you are seated at your table and are actively eating. Please specify any dietary restrictions upon registering or by sending an email to Deb Smith.

5. I have a child who is a youth (6th-12th grade) but other children who fall outside of those grades. Are they welcome to come on the retreat as well? Yes! As long as you have at least one youth in your family then you are all welcome to attend the retreat.

6. What do we need to bring with us? Each family should bring their own linens and towels. Mountain nights are cool so make sure you have a blanket or sleeping bag. Pack enough clothes to last the duration of your stay. We will have times throughout the weekend that we will gather outside in a socially distanced group so please bring your own camp chairs/blankets for those times. Feel free to bring your own fishing rod, tennis racket, discs, bikes, etc. Please bring your own Nalgene/water bottle so you can stay hydrated during the day. See Packing List below.

7. What about cleaning and sanitizing products? We’ll have cleaning supplies available in your cabin. You should bring a good supply of hand sanitizer for your family’s use, and masks for each person to wear when appropriate. Masks will be required at certain events during the weekend.

8. Do the cabins have bathrooms? In general, no. Most share a shower house with bathrooms, which are divided into male/female sections. Shower and toilet stalls are private. For social distancing purposes, the number of persons in a shower house at the same time will be limited. Shower houses will be cleaned and sanitized several times daily and cleaning supplies will remain in shower houses constantly.

9. May I bring my own snacks/food? Yes, but they’ll need to be stored in your car, not your cabin. Bears and other furry animals are not welcomed in the cabins and food attracts them. Ice is available in town as needed.

10. How are we going to maintain Social Distancing at Skill Sites and Activities? Skills will be limited per site according to the social distancing requirements. For “on your own” activities such as tennis, disc golf, etc., social distancing signage will be posted.

11. Can we bring our pets? No, cabins and camp housing make hosting any and all pets difficult.

12. Can I come as a youth without an adult? No, you must attend the retreat with an adult that is at least 25 years of age.

Documents and forms

1. Youth Medical Release Form

2. Packing List

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