The Rockbrook Family Play Days!
For the summer of 2020, we are hosting several Saturday events where campers, friends and families can spend the day at camp.
Come visit our beautiful mountain setting, take a dip in the lake, hike our trails, and enjoy several camp activities. There will be a yummy picnic lunch for everyone too. These are full days of fun— at Rockbrook!
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Here are questions most frequently asked about the Rockbrook Family Play Days.
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What are these “Play Days?”
They are special day-long events held at Rockbrook for families and friends to visit camp, participate in a range of camp activities, and experience a taste of camp magic. While we can’t have our regular overnight camp sessions this summer, we can offer these brief opportunities to recharge for a day at Rockbrook.
What will the day look like?
After arriving and completing a medical screening, we will have two activity periods before lunch, where you can “drop in” and try your hand, plus several “sign up” options that are more active. We’ll have box lunches for families to enjoy around the camp, then more activity time in the afternoon, with the waterfront open all day. Look for a fun treat late in the day before wrapping up and departing by 6pm.
What are the dates?
There are four days scheduled:
July 18 and 25. (The July 11 and August 1 dates are sold out.)
What does it cost?
We have set a per person rate of $45 per day. Children 5 and under are free.
What’s included in my fee for the day?
A day full of Rockbrook activities, free time to explore camp, a boxed lunch, a sweet afternoon treat, and lots of fun!
What activities will be available?
Swimming in the lake and riding the waterslide, making a tie-dye, a friendship bracelet, and a s’more. Weaving a basket, playing tetherball, gagaball, tennis and pickleball. Hiking to Rockbrook Falls and Castle Rock. Climbing the alpine tower, shooting archery, and riding the zipline. Taking in the view from the hill and soaking your feet in the creek. Most of these will be “drop in” activities, but some will be limited and require signing up. Depending on the level of interest, we cannot guarantee everyone will be able to participate in every activity.
Are boys allowed?
Yes! These days are great opportunities for dads, brothers, uncles and grandfathers to visit Rockbrook and learn a little about what makes it unique.
What if we need to cancel?
Tuition is fully refundable if notice of cancellation is received 24 hours or more prior to the start of the Family Play Day.
Can we show up without registering?
No. Everyone must pre-register online. We cannot accept same-day or on-site registrations.
Do we need to follow social distancing guidelines at camp?
Yes, we ask that proper social distancing between families be observed. We also recommend everyone wear a cloth face covering when appropriate (e.g., when indoors, or when social distancing is not possible). Unfortunately, we must recommend there be no hugging between camp friends. It will be each individual’s responsibility to follow these guidelines and to bring their own face mask.
Can I invite other friends or family members to attend?
Yes! We will give existing Rockbrook families priority in registering, but are happy to welcome alumnae, friends and other families. These Family Play Days will be the perfect opportunity for future Rockbrook Girls to see what camp is all about!
Are cell phones allowed?
While summer camp is normally a screen-free environment, cell phones are permitted for these Play Days. We hope you will embrace the spirit of being screen free for the day and immerse yourself in this beautiful natural environment! We do ask all attendees to be respectful if taking photographs at camp, refrain from taking photographs of others without permission, and be kind and mindful of others’ privacy when sharing photos on social media.
Will childcare be available?
We are unable to provide childcare. All children under 10 years old must be supervised by their accompanying adult. Older girls, who are able to maintain social distancing guidelines, may have more independence. Please note that a supervising adult must be present while anyone under 18 is attending a Family Play Day. Children cannot be “dropped off” for this event.
Can I bring my pet(s)?
No pets are allowed at camp during the Family Play Days.
What’s the food going to be?
There will be coffee, tea, muffins, water, and fruit available throughout the day. All food and drinks will be served by a staff member. Lunch will be individual ready-to-go boxes that can be picked up in the dining hall and taken to enjoy around camp. Our staff will also serve a sweet treat later in the afternoon. If you have any special dietary needs, please contact our office.
Can I bring my own snacks and food?
Yes, but we cannot accommodate keeping refrigerated items. Also please note that alcohol is prohibited.
What are the arrival screening procedures?
Upon arrival, everyone must attest to being free of Covid-19 symptoms by having a body temperature less than 100.4 and answering the following questions:
Do you or does anyone in your party have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, new loss of taste or smell? Have you, or anyone in your party, had any of these symptoms in the last 14 days? Have you, or anyone in your party, been in contact with anyone with these symptoms in the last 14 days? Do you have any reason to believe that you potentially have been exposed to CoVid-19 (e.g. had contact with someone who has tested positive for CoVid-19)? Are you, or anyone in your party, waiting for the results of testing for CoVid-19?
If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, we will not allow you or anyone in your party to attend the camp event.
PLEASE DO NOT COME TO CAMP IF YOU FEEL ANY OF THE ABOVE HEALTH STATEMENTS ARE TRUE.
If anyone begins to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 during the day, we will require they, and their family members, leave the camp property as soon as possible.
We also ask that everyone attending agree to report back to Rockbrook any COVID-19 related symptoms should they present within 14 days AFTER departing a play day.
Can my family leave camp for lunch and return back for end of the day activities?
No. We ask that once a family group arrives, they stay at camp without leaving until they depart at the end of the day. Lunch is provided.
What do I need to bring?
• A bag or backpack to carry around your belongings
• Bathing Suit and towel
• Water Shoes/chacos/tevas
• Personal Life Jacket if needed (REQUIRED for children 6 and under)
• Closed-toed shoes for hiking and climbing
• Clothes you can move around in and can get dirty
• Rain Jacket (just in case!)
• Crazy Creek, Lawn Chair, or Picnic Blanket
• Extra Change of Clothes (just in case!)
• Water Bottle
• Sunscreen and insect repellent
Can I attend more than one Family Play Day?
Yes! However, we are giving first priority to families who have not yet attended a Family Play Day session.
Can I sleep at camp?
Unfortunately, due to shared bathroom space and strict COVID-19 guidelines, the Rockbrook cabins will not be available for rent. There are hotels in Brevard as well as the nearby towns of Hendersonville and Asheville. Also, there are a range of short-term rentals available nearby.
How do we apply?!
There is an online application. Please login or create an account to register for one of these play days.