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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We realize there is a lot of concern right now about the coronavirus and that you likely have questions about The Wilds efforts to manage it. We want you to be assured that the safety of our guests and staff is always our highest priority. It is always a delight to serve you! In addition to our normal preparations in getting our campsite ready for campers, we have been closely monitoring government directives for the most current information affecting our camping season.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Has The Wilds made changes to any of its scheduled summer camps? (Updated 5/27/20)
A: Yes. While there are still questions we don’t have answers to, in light of what we know based on the mandates placed upon us by the state of North Carolina, The Wilds has made the hard decision to dramatically adjust our 2020 summer schedule. The hardest of these adjustments has been to reduce our capacity for the remaining weeks of summer camp. The three documents linked below give more information about the changes that have been made.

Care for Campers Camp Experience FAQs

Q: What changes have been made to the summer schedule? (Updated 5/19/20)
A: The following changes have been made at this time:

  • We have cancelled the first three weeks of camp. These weeks are June 1–6 (Week 1), June 8–13 (Week 2) and June 15–20 (Week 3) for Teen Camp, Junior Boot Camp, and CIT Session 1.
  • Presently, the remainder of our weeks (beginning June 22) are proceeding as scheduled.
  • We are opening an additional week of Teen and Junior Boot Camp from August 10–15. The speakers will be Morris Glesier (Teen Camp) and Jeremy Frazor (JBC).
  • Our Summer Family Camp has been moved to August 17–22. The speaker will be Rand Hummel.

Q: The week I’m registered for Teen or Junior Boot Camp has been cancelled. What do I need to do?
A: If you are currently registered for one of the cancelled weeks you have the following options:

  • Change your reservation to a week with current availability: July 13–18, July 27–August 1, August 3–8, August 10–15. Please contact our registration office by phone (864-331-3286) or e-mail summer registration to change weeks. Please keep in mind that we are guessing at our capacity limits, and we will have to make changes if the government requires us to do so.
  • Transfer your registration to Summer 2021.
  • Request a full refund. If you would be led to leave your deposit with us as a tax-deductible donation, that would greatly help The Wilds in this challenging time.

Q: I’m already registered for Family Camp on August 10–15. What do I need to do?
A: Your registration will be automatically transferred to the new date (August 17–22). If that date does not work for you, here are the following options:

  • Transfer your registration to Labor Day Family Camp (September 4–6), Spring Family Camp (March 26–28, 2021) or Family Camp next summer (August 16–21, 2021).
  • Request a full refund. If you would be led to leave your deposit with us as a tax-deductible donation, that would greatly help The Wilds in this challenging time.

If you have questions or need to cancel or transfer your registration, please contact Michelle Adams.

Q: What precautions is The Wilds taking to guard against acquiring COVID-19? (Updated 5/27)
A: We are attentively working with our multiple regional and local public health department agencies and are taking preventative measures (including heightened disinfecting and sanitary procedures) to promote a healthy environment on our campsites. We are also monitoring government directives for updates that affect our camp.

In addition, we are asking all staff, campers, sponsors, and parents coming on the campsite this summer to present a screening questionnaire upon arrival. See the documents linked above for more information.

Q: Any other thoughts for us as we plan to attend camp?
A: We do ask that all potential campers be symptom free of fever and respiratory illness for at least 72 hours before arriving at camp. Thank you for working with us to ensure the health of our campers, staff, and community. We look forward to seeing you soon.

If you have other questions, please contact our Health Services or Summer Registration departments. Our staff is eager to go the “extra mile” to help you enjoy The Wilds safely.

Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us.
(Psalm 62:8)