WHAT ARE THE CAMP HOURS?
Monday - Friday from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm with extended care available from 7:00am- 6:00pm at no additional charge.
Camp begins on June 9, 2014 and ends on August 22, 2014.
WHERE IS CAMP HEADQUARTERS?
Camp Headquarters is located at the Lower Pool Complex. (far left door) this is where you will sign your child in if you arrive after 9:00am or if you need to pick up before 3:30pm.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO CAMP?
A backpack with:
- Sunscreen and bug repellent
- Extra snacks
- Water jug filled with COLD drinks- add ice to keep cold throughout the day.
- Lunch in a cooler (with ice pack inside)
- LABEL EVERYTHING!
WHAT TO WEAR?
- Light weight clothes
- Clothes you are comfortable getting dirty! - Sneakers (open toed shoes and flip flops aren’t allowed at camp for safety reasons)
- Rainy day clothes / Change of clothes on rainy days
WHAT SHOULD I NOT BRING TO CAMP?
- Handheld video games or iPods
- Cell phones
- Skateboards/ scooters or HEELYS
- MONEY- unless noted for a field trip
Personal Property: The YMCA is not responsible for the safety of valuable items brought to camp. DO NOT bring Gameboys, PSPs, electronic games of any kind, CD players, iPods or MP3 players. We are NOT responsible for lost, broken, or stolen items.
IS THERE CAMP ON RAINY DAYS?
YES! We have camp rain or shine – if it is dangerous weather (thunder and lightning) we will bring campers indoors or under shelters. However, in a light drizzle or rain, we will remain outdoors and keep playing! Please dress appropriately for this and pack an extra set of clothes!
WHY DO YOU NEED MY EMAIL ADDRESS?
Reconciliation of billing
WHAT DO YOU DO ON EXTREME HEAT DAYS?
We are an outdoor camp program. Campers are outdoors for the majority of the day- however, on extreme heat days we will make sure your camper is indoors, in the pool, or in shaded areas the majority of the day. On a typical day campers spend some time indoors (literacy, art, youth wellness and other activities are indoors) and over an hour in the pool. Groups utilize rooms in the main building including the gym, activity rooms, class rooms and multi-purpose rooms upon availability. We also visit the woods and pavilions for shade and low energy activities during the day.
WHAT IF MY CAMPER LOSES SOMETHING WHILE AT CAMP?
We strongly encourage you to label EVERY item your camper brings to camp or wears to camp! We have a lost and found at the sign out table that all items are brought to at the end of every day. Please be sure to check this daily- also, check the pool lost and found for aquatic items that have been misplaced!
HOW CAN WE ALL PREVENT SUNBURN?
Please send your camper with non-medicated, waterproof
sunscreen which should be applied before and during camp.
Our Camp Staff is not permitted to provide, share or apply sunscreen on any camper unless a parent/guardian has signed the release. Parents are encouraged to show their camper how to apply the sunscreen on areas that may be exposed to the sun. All sunscreen must be clearly marked with your camper’s name and in the original container. Parents should also consider hats, short and/or long sleeve shirts and an extra shirt for swimming for children who are sensitive to the sun.
In addition to campers using their own sunscreen, we have added an extra precautionary sunscreen station to our camp in which counselors can apply, with parent consent, as seen in the picture above.
Campers will receive one t-shirt prior to their first off-site field trip. All campers are encouraged to wear their camp t-shirt when they go on off-site excursions.