COVID-19 FAQ

Is Camp DeWolfe open?

Out of an abundance of caution Camp DeWolfe has been closed since early March. Summer camp programs and Retreats for 2020 have been cancelled until July 31st 2020. 

Camp DeWolfe plans to re-open for new Family Fun Days, Family Camps, and Retreats, as soon as we have received clearance from Suffolk County Department of Health for Long Island to enter Phase 4. Camp DeWolfe will be adhering to safety guidance from the CDC, the Suffolk County Health Department, and other experts, to determine whether any further programs need to be cancelled. The health and safety of our campers, guests, staff, and community is our number one priority. 

Is there a risk of being exposed to COVID-19 at Camp DeWolfe?

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting Camp DeWolfe, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Is Camp DeWolfe receiving phone calls or taking reservations for retreats?

Yes we are taking reservations for retreats for fall and beyond. Dates are filling up so do make your plans with us now. Staff working from home. So it may take longer than our usual 1-2 business days to return calls and emails at this time. Please call on 631-929-4325 or email office@campdewolfe.org or make a reservation inquiry here.

Will I be refunded if my program or retreat is cancelled by Camp DeWolfe or a governing agency?

Camp DeWolfe, like many nonprofit organizations, is preparing to experience significant hardships in addition to those already realized. However, we recognize families across the nation are also bracing for their own challenges.

If your program is cancelled by Camp DeWolfe or a governing agency, please choose from the following options:

  • Kindly donate funds already paid. Please call the camp office (listed above) to discuss how you can receive a tax receipt for your generous gift. Thank you!;
  • Save the funds as a credit transfer to be used in the future, good for 12 months from your scheduled visit;
  • Or receive a full refund for the amount paid. Refund checks should arrive in the mail in about 6-8 weeks.

Will I be refunded if I choose not to participate in a program or retreat that is not cancelled?

Please refer to the cancellation policy for your program or retreat. In general, when a guest or program participant chooses to cancel, they will not receive a refund. If you have questions, please call the Camp Office on 631-929-4325. 

What safe behavioral practices is Camp DeWolfe following?

We have all had to make significant behavioral changes to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Camp DeWolfe’s staff and guests will be continuing these practices as advised by the CDC:

  • social distancing (specifically, staying 6 feet away from others when you must go into a shared space)
  • frequently washing hands or use alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available
  • wearing cloth face coverings
  • avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth
  • staying home when sick
  • cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • reducing capacity use in lodgings, meeting spaces and dining spaces

Does Camp DeWolfe have any virtual opportunities to keep children engaged and learning?

Yes! We’re making sure all the children who are home have plenty of opportunities for engaging educational and recreational experiences. Please check our Camp Blog or email office@campdewolfe.org to sign up for regular e-blast resources this summer!

As a Camp DeWolfe donor or alumni, how can I help?

We are beyond grateful to the members of our community – our alumni, guests, camper families, volunteers, and staff – who have recognized the challenges crises like this can pose to a human services organization regardless of their own hardships that they may be facing. For those that are able and interested, please make a gift here. THANK YOU for your support of children and families during these uncertain times.

If you have any other questions, please call us on 631-929-4325. All of us here at Camp DeWolfe pray for good health for everyone in our Camp DeWolfe family and community. See you at Camp soon!