November 20 – 22, 2020

New Life Camp

Students! Don’t miss out on one of the best weekends of the year!

Spend a few days with other students enjoying worship gatherings, small groups, field games, and lots of fun! META is going to going to look different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. We’ve added a What To Expect section below to help navigate you through all the details.


Registration is closed.


For more information, contact Sherri at [email protected].


Providence Baptist Church will follow guidelines and expectations provided by New Life Camp due to concerns related to COVID-19. New Life Camp is guided by the Center for Disease Control, the American Camping Association, and the North Carolina Health Department.

META will not be a wise choice for students with high risks, nor students that have family members with high risks.

Conditions that qualify as higher risk concerning COVID-19

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Kidney disease being treated by dialysis
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hemoglobin disorders
  • Immunocompromised
  • Liver Disease
  • People aged 65 or older
  • Serious hear conditions
  • Severe obesity

Pre-Screening of Students

You will be receiving a pre-screening form that must be completed before arriving at META. You can prepare for that pre-screening by being mindful of your child’s general health starting at 14 days before your child’s first day at the retreat. Your child will not be able to participate if any of the following are true in the 14 days before camp.

  • Have had a fever of 100.4°F. or greater
  • Have had a persistent cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, or vomiting.
  • The individual has been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with, tested for, or quarantined because of COVID-19

Health Precautions

Some of the general things New Life Camp and Providence will be doing to keep students and leaders safe and healthy are:

  • Promoting healthy hygiene practices
  • Intensifying cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation
  • Ensuring physical distancing of cabins and cohorts (huddles) from one another
  • Masks for New Life Camp staff, leaders, and students will be required while on site. Please know that we are following state guidelines/phases. We highly recommend you pack enough face coverings for each day that your student(s) will be with us. Our students will not be required to wear a mask while eating or drinking, sleeping, in water, or when 6 feet apart from others.
  • Limiting sharing
  • Training all leaders
  • Health monitoring and pre-camp screening
  • Daily checking for signs and symptoms
  • Rehearsing our Communicable Disease Plan (CDP)


We will be administering a drive-through check in process.

  • You will be emailed the week before camp with your cabin assignment and check-in time frame.
  • Siblings will be allowed to check in at the same time.
  • You will be getting out of your car only to, unload luggage, meet one of the counselors, and give your student a hug goodbye.

Cabin Grouping and Social Distancing

During the week, students will only be allowed to participate in activities with students in their cabins. Social distancing will be impractical for some of the activities that the cabins are participating in. Just like you have quarantined at home with your family, your student will be quarantined with their cabin and interacting with each other much in the same way. Cabin groups will be socially distanced from each other.

  • Occasionally, one cabin will be paired with another cabin for an activity but will maintain social distancing.
  • Pairs of cabins will always be paired with the same partner cabin.


Meals will be eaten at the students’ cabins spots.


New Life Camp has the capacity to sleep 180 students on campus. Once this max capacity is reached, New Life Camp and Providence are allowing another option for those wanting to attend META to participate in the day, but not sleep on campus. These are called ACE campers. ACE campers will be able to join all activities assigned to one particular group for the whole weekend. ACE campers are required while off-campus not affiliate with groups outside of family to limit exposure. Also, for this year NO student is allowed to come and go as they please from camp. For example, we do not want students traveling back and forth from work or sports potentially exposing others to COVID-19.  If any student exhibits symptoms of COVID -19, parents will be called immediately and the student will be asked to wait in an isolation cabin until parents arrive.

Worship Gathering

All students gather in Johnson Gym to worship in song and the preaching of God’s Word. The students will be spaced out by cohorts/grouping with 6-10 foot distance between other groups for the large group time. After this gathering, they will head to family groups to further study the theme for the weekend.


Providence will refund your registration if you can’t attend due to COVID-19 symptoms.


Visitors will not be allowed while our retreat is in session unless helping with META.


Just like check-in, you will receive a time for pick up and siblings can be picked up at the same time.