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We hope to see you soon!
Hemlock Campground & Cottages is a fun family camping facility centrally located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our campground features level, wooded campsites for RV’s, tents and pop-ups. Heated and air conditioned Cozy cottages are also available, fully equipped with all the essentials. We are pet friendly whether you are camping or staying in any of our rental units.
We are excited to announce we are open for the summer! Pool is OPEN! Tent sites and bath house are OPEN! We are thankful for all of you who have stood by us and remained patient while we navigated these uncharted waters.
Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by COVID-19. Before your stay with us, we want you to be aware of our increased efforts to keep our guests and family safe and healthy. We are modifying our business practices for the foreseeable future based on CDC guidance and statewide mandatory restrictions. As the situation rapidly evolves, we will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure that we are acting accordingly.
You are the primary person responsible for your own preparedness in this time of COVID 19. We cannot guarantee anyone’s safety from any virus or sickness during a visit to Hemlock Campground and Cottages. This means you accept this risk for yourself and those you are visiting with. If you are sick, have medical vulnerabilities or are considered at higher risk, you need to stay home. The only way to eradicate COVID-19 is by avoiding the chance of infecting others. Come back when you are well!
We need you to understand that we are taking this pandemic seriously. We will be following CDC guidance and other recommended guidelines to enforce rules and procedures that will help to mitigate risk. Anyone who chooses not to follow these rules and procedures will be asked to leave the park immediately. We know the guidelines are going to be difficult to follow but need all to remember that as of April 26th camping wasn’t even a possibility. You will need to follow the same rules at camp as you do in your own homes.
In order to promote social distancing and comply with statewide mandatory restrictions, we have modified our offerings for the foreseeable future.
If at all possible please bring groceries and liquor from home. Our food stores are overly taxed also so please bring food from your hometown.
Practice Social Distancing – Maintain the recommended minimum 6 feet apart from fellow recreationists.
Everyone must wear a mask or protective garment that covers the nose and mouth any time you go outside and interact with other people.
Store – will be open. We will be selling all items at the store like we always do; however, we are practicing social distancing both inside and outside the store. Only one family is allowed in the store at a time. Please allow family to leave before entering. No browsing please. The store is not an activity for boredom at this time.
Registration – we will be limiting the interaction between registration and our guests.
Playground, gaga ball pit, are closed. It is impossible for us to keep the equipment sanitized between each use.
Basketball is open if you bring your own ball. Social distancing must be maintained. Ping pong and horseshoe equipment can be signed out at the store and returned for disinfecting between campers.
Some scheduled activities are being offered. We are doing ceramics in the morning on Saturdays as we are able do so safely and in the rules. Any activity that can not be done while social distancing is on hold as of now. We will begin doing those activities as soon as we are permitted.
We are deeply saddened by this change in our operations and hope to be back to business as usual as soon as possible. We will reopen our amenities as soon as we are able to do so safely according to the CDC and government regulations. We will continue to share updates and stay connected through email and Facebook during this time.
We thank you for your patience and for continuing to support our small family business in these challenging times.
Craig and Barbara Repetski