COVID-19 FAQ

Is Camp DeWolfe open?

Yes! Camp DeWolfe re-opened for new Family Getaways, Family Camps, Family Retreats, Family Fun Days, Church Retreats, Youth Group Retreats and Small Group Retreats when Suffolk County entered Phase 4 of the NY Forward Plan. Camp DeWolfe adheres to safety guidance from the CDC and the Suffolk County Health Department for capacities and safety procedures. The health and safety of our campers, guests, staff, and community is our number one priority. Food service options have been revised to adhere to CDC guidelines for health and safety. 

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.

Health Acknowledgement

By visiting Camp DeWolfe, you are confirming that you and all persons in your party are not experiencing any of the following symptoms listed below of COVID-19; or have been in contact with someone confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine; or are not under any self-quarantine orders. Symptoms identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at CDC.gov include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue 
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Guests who cannot confirm all of the above criteria must not visit the Camp DeWolfe property. 

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

Yes! The Camp DeWolfe team is taking reservations for getaways and retreats and is open year-round. Dates are filling up for the upcoming months, so do make your plans with us now. Please call on 631-929-4325 or email office@campdewolfe.org or make a reservation inquiry here.

Will I be refunded if I choose not to participate in a program or retreat or choose to cancel my retreat?

Please refer to the cancellation policy for your program or retreat. If a guest or program participant or organization chooses to cancel, and Camp DeWolfe is open for the dates scheduled, there will not be a refund issued. If Camp DeWolfe is forced to close from the state or federal government, due to COVID-19 lockdowns, groups are offered a refund or credit transfer for up to 12 months from arrival date. If you have questions, please call the Camp Office on 631-929-4325. 

What safe behavioral practices is Camp DeWolfe following?

Camp DeWolfe follows and adheres to CDC guidelines and NY State guidelines for safety. 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:

  • wearing masks are urged indoors regardless of vaccination status;
  • social distancing (staying 6 feet away from others not in the same household), if not fully vaccinated;
  • frequently washing hands or use alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available for at least 20 seconds;
  • avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth;
  • staying home when sick;
  • cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces;

Is Camp DeWolfe serving meals? 

Yes! Camp DeWolfe is serving meals to guests, with a food service that follows current CDC guidelines, to ensure health and safety for all guests and staff. Please check here to learn more!

What forms are required?

Each guests is required to complete an Acknowledgement of Risk form found here prior to arrival to participate in activities.  

Is there financial assistance for families in need?

Yes! Click here to download the Family Camp Scholarship application.

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!