Camp Pyoca

June 5 - 11th

We are so excited to be going to Camp Pyoca this summer! Camp may be a bit different this year but, that's ok. Below is all the information you need to help get your student(s) registered for camp. Contact August McCleery at amccleery@southportpres.org for more information.

New Safety Measures

Here are the guidelines that we have (as of Jan. 6) as well as Camp Pyoca's guidelines that we will operate under this summer. They have broken the guidelines down into 3 levels determined by the severity of the COVID-19 virus. Level 3 is full normal operations.

Our Covid-19 Precautions

Face coverings required in all applicable situations:
  • Indoors - Required at all times
  • Outdoors - Required when social distancing can’t be achieved
  • Physical Activity – Optional
  • Overnight Cohorting - Masks optional within cohort
  • Modified programming that prioritizes social distancing
  • Higher priority placed on sanitizing common areas/touch-points

Please refrain from participating in any event if you exhibit COVID symptoms. To prioritize safety, we will administer daily symptom checks during overnight events. A quarantine protocol is in place if participant(s) exhibits symptoms.

Camp Pyoca Guidelines

  • Cabin Capacity (170 beds in total) 
    • Lvl 1: 50% capacity (some staff vaccinated) 
    • Lvl 2: 70% capacity(vaccines available to staff & some participants) 
    • Lvl 3: 100% capacity (vaccines available to all)
  • Levels 1 & 2
    • Camp will operate in cohorts 
      • Cohort capacity is 8 campers and 2 adults  
    • Daily Health Screenings 
      • Symptoms and Temperatures 
    • Masks Indoors at all times  
      • Masks are not required when just a cohort is the occupant  
    • Social distancing at all times
    • No outside kitchen staff 
      • Breakfast and Lunch would be grab and go to eat outside 
      • Dinner would be in shifts 
    • No offsite trips 
      • No canoe trip 
    • Free time in cohorts

Register for Camp

Information and Resources

Camper Info

All Campers are required to register and fill out the Pyoca Medical Form. There is also a suggested packing list to help prepare your camper.

Clothing and Swimsuits:
Follow the principle that clothing and swimsuits should conceal, not reveal. We ask that you wear clothing and swimsuits that communicate modesty and respect for you and others. 
  • Some suggestions would be for males to wear suits that are considered "trunks" or shorts.
  • Some suggestions for females would be to wear suits that are less bikini and more tankini in style.

Staff Volunteer information

All camp staff must read and sign the Youth Protection Policy and submit a brief medical history. Background checks are required for any camp staff over the age of 18 years and must be renewed every two years. Download the forms here and email or turn in copies to August McCleery at amccleery@southportpres.org.

Camp Photos