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Welcome to Campfire 2020!

We are so excited to have you and your family come and experience a night on our gorgeous 15 acre wooded waterfront property. Please read on to find out more about this relaxing outdoor camp experience for your family.

A Campfire night at Alvernia means your family will be one of just a handful of family cohorts on the grounds. You’ll go swimming and boating for an hour each, then dry off around your own private campfire. You’ll have your own home base cabin with a private bathroom and air conditioning, Your private fire pit comes with seating, firewood, and everything you need for s’mores.

There’s nothing better than a relaxing summer night with your family around the campfire. Bring your kids to one of their favorite places and don’t forget to have fun yourself!


Wednesday or Thursday night:

$225 per cabin/firepit for up to 4 people and $50 per additional person. Under 2 years old is free. 10 people maximum per cabin/firepit.

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night:

$350 per cabin/firepit for up to 4 people and $50 per additional person. Under 2 years old is free. 10 people maximum per cabin/firepit.

What can I expect?

When you arrive, check in at the office to receive a bracelet for the night. You will be given a map of the grounds, your cabin and firepit location, and your schedule for pool and boating.

Each cabin and firepit are only for your family cohort. Your cabin will have air conditioning, a bathroom, electricity, space to change, a place to keep your things and your own picnic table located right outside. There will not be a refrigerator available so please bring a cooler for any perishables. There is also no wifi on the grounds.

From 6-8pm, your family cohort will have one hour for boating and one hour for pool. Please stay within your designated time slots to ensure that we are following all proper physical distancing guidelines.


Every family/cohort needs to remain together the entire time. For example, if your family/cohort is at the pool at 6pm, then the whole family/cohort will need to be at the pool together. Half of your family cannot go to the pool and the other half to basketball. This is a time for families to participate in camp activities together.


We recommend you bring your own Coast Guard approved PFD (personal flotation device) which is required for all to go out on the boats. You will not be permitted to boat without a PFD. We have limited PFD’s available which will be cleaned and disinfected between uses but to limit sharing, if you have your own, please bring it.

You will have access to canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddleboards. Small children may use our 6ft mini-kayaks and power paddlers. There will be boating staff present but they will not be available to take you and your family out on the boats. Sailboats will NOT be available.

What do I need to bring?

Check the weather forecast for the night and dress appropriately, and bring anything you would need for a relaxing evening.

Examples include:

  • Towel
  • Bathing suit
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Floaties for the pool
  • Change of clothes
  • Sneakers
  • Watershoes (No flip flops are allowed down at boating, closed toed shoes/sandals are mandatory)
  • Blanket
  • Sunblock
  • Water
  • Food/snacks for the night (food will NOT be provided, canteen will be closed)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • A beach chair (you will have a picnic table outside your cabin, and there are tables and benches at the pools)
  • Bubbles
  • Squirt toys
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Sand toys
  • A book to read

Note: Camp Alvernia is not responsible for any lost or damaged items.

NOTE: Adult beverages, smoking, vaping, drugs, etc. are not permitted anywhere on campus

If you’re interested in coming for a Campfire night, simply fill out our Family Programs Request Form. Once reviewed, a Camp Alvernia Program Coordinator will contact you to go over expectations for the day and help you choose the day that works best for you.

Don’t miss Frequently Asked Questions, below!


Can we bring a family pet?

Although we are very much dog and pet lovers, Campfire is not the place for your animal. Please leave them at home for the night.

Can I hang out with my friends/cousins/extended family if they buy time slots as well?

Families can only hang out with the people they have been living in quarantine with or whom they have chosen to extend their cohort with. Parents/guardians are responsible for enforcing this rule.

Can I bring my nephew/neighbors child/etc?

No. Every minor must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for their safety or welfare while they are on the grounds.

Can my babysitter bring my child?

No. As indicated above every minor must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for their safety or welfare while they are on the grounds.

Do we have to wear masks?

You will be required to wear masks when checking in upon arrival, going inside any building besides your own cabin, and whenever you are unable to remain at least 6 feet away from others that are not in your family. Please do not approach our staff or other groups unmasked. While outside and with your family, you are free to remain unmasked.

Will the playgrounds be open for use?

No, there is no way for us to properly clean the playgrounds between families using them so they will remain closed.

Will the Canteen be open?

No. The canteen will not be open during Campfire nights.

Will food be provided?

No. Please bring whatever food/drinks you need for the night and remember that we are a nut aware camp. Plan to eat all food at your cabin to limit exposing other attendees to possible allergens. There are water fountains available throughout the campus to refill your water bottles, however, we ask that you not drink directly from them to limit the possible spread of COVID-19.

What if it is supposed to rain on the night I come?

Rain is part of camp sometimes! A sunshower shouldn’t put a damper on your night! However, if it begins to thunder and you must miss your boating and/or swim hour, you will be offered a partial refund of $50. If we decide to cancel the night, you will be given the opportunity to reschedule to another night.

What if I have to cancel the night I am supposed to come?

Once you have booked and paid, there will be no refunds. You can choose to send another family in your stead but the family must speak with a Camp Alvernia Program Coordinator before the switch can be made. You can also choose to donate your cabin to one of our scholarship families. If you must cancel due to illness, please submit a doctor’s note within 7 days to receive a full refund to your original payment method, less a $50 processing fee. Please contact us as soon as possible for any issues.

Will there be a nurse on campus?

No, there will not be a nurse on site and you are responsible for your party’s safety. Our lifeguards and boating staff are trained in First Aid and CPR and will have first aid kits on site.

How will the cabins and shared spaces be cleaned?

Cabins will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized at the end of each day after all the guests have left. Any equipment from boating will be sanitized between uses. High touch surfaces at the pool areas and around camp will be cleaned and sanitized multiple times during the day, as well as at the end of the day. In addition to your family’s private cabin bathroom, we also have a shared, single use bathroom located at boating and another near the tennis courts; these will also be cleaned and sanitized multiple times throughout the day, as well as at the end of the day.

How many people will be allowed on camp grounds?

There will be a maximum of 70 guests allowed on camp grounds at a time on any single given day.

Who is in charge of watching my children during Campfire?

You are! Each family is in charge of their own children and should remain together as a family.

How will Campfire be staffed?

We will have Campfire coordinators on site to check you in upon arrival, set up and light your campfire, deliver s’mores ingredients, and douse your fire at 10pm. The two pools will have lifeguards and there will be staff at boating to set up the boats, lifeguards and staff out on chase boats. Again, you are responsible for your children.