CAMP TYCONYFrequently Asked Questions
At the Y, we proudly have more than 130 years of experience in providing a safe, thriving environment for young people to explore personal interests, build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills, discover the creativity & health benefits of the outdoors, and make lasting friendships and memories.
BAD WEATHER: WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS SEVERE WEATHER?
- Camp is held rain or shine. Fun-filled activies are planned for rainy days.
- Campers must dress accordingly for the weather with appropriate rain gear.
- Activities are motivied outside to fit rainy days and are often help inside rain shelters. Some of the best camp memories for children can be had on rainy days! NOTE: Your child may return home wet and muddy.
- To Keep campers safe during extremely hot days, certain activities amy be canceled. Campers are consistenly encouraged to drinl lots of waters and will play more water games and activities in the shade.
STAFF SELECTION: HOW ARE STAFF MEMBERS SELECTED?
- Each staff member goes through an extensive hiring process including a criminal history background check, reference checks and an interview.
- Each Staff Member receives over 40 hours of training through the YMCA. Staff Training includes coaching in camp program areas, relating to children, licensing policies, health and safety skills and are First Aid and CPR certified.
- All of our Camp Staff members are committed to being positive role models for all campers.
ARE MEALS PROVIDED?
No. Children need to bring a healthy lunch from home. Refigerators and microwaves are not available, so please be sure your child’s lunch does not require refrigeration or needs to be heated.
INJURY: WHAT IF MY CHILD IS INJURED AT CAMP?
If your child is injured Y staff will notify you. In case of an emergency, Y staff will:
- Call 911, perform immediate First Aid and contact you. After 911 has been called, the emergency response team will determine next steps.
- If emergency transport is required, a staff member will accompany the child to the hospital, and remain until the parent/guardian arrives.
- If a parent/guardian cannot be reached, we will continue to call those listed on your emergency contact list until contact is made.
WHEN DO I PAY FOR CAMP?
Camp fees are due in full at least 24 hours before your child’s first day of camp.
SWIMMING: WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT SWIM TIME?
- All campers will have the opportunity to swim.
- Counselors are required to be engaged with the campers when their group is swimming.
- Childern will never be fored to swimif they don’t want to.
- Cmaper are required to take a swim test to ensure thier safety.
- Camper may be required to wear a lifejacket depending on swim ability.
- No flip-flops, please.
LATE FOR PICK UP: WHAT IF I’M LATE PICKING UP MY CAMPER?
- If you are late for pick up, we will attempt to reach you by phone/cell.
- If you are not reached, we will call persons listed as emergency contacts.
- If it is after 6:00 a late charge of $1 per minute per child will be assessed.
- After 1 hour the authorities will be called to ensure the safety of your child.
LOST AND FOUND: WHERE DO I LOOK FOR LOST ITEMS?
- Check with the Camp Staff for lost items. Lost items are held for a week past the end of camp in July, and then donated to charity.
- Families may search lost and found for lost items on family nights or during pick-up/drop-off.
- We will do our best to help campers remember their things.
- The Y is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITIES WILL MY CHILD PARTICIPATE IN EACH WEEK?
Click HERE for Theme Weeks and a list of camp activities!
DAYS MISSED/ILLNESS: WHAT IF MY CHILD IS ILL
If your child is ill or must miss camp, please notify us by phone or leave a message on our voicemail.
CANCELLATIONS OR CHANGE: HOW DO I CANCEL OR CHANGE MY CAMPER’S REGISTRATION?
- If you would like to make a cancellation or change to your registration before your arrival date, you may do so through your CampDocs portal.
- Know that once you have paid for camp in full there are no refunds, so be sure of your plans.
CHILD PICK UP BY ANOTHER: HOW DO I ARRANGE FOR ANOTHER PERSON PICKING UP MY CHILD?
- When you arrange for persons who are not on your “authorized to transport” list to pick up your child from camp, you must send a written permission slip.
- Phone calls are not accepted.
- Authorized individuals are responsible for signing your child in and/or out.
BEFORE AND AFTER CARE
Care is offered before and after regular camp programming at no additional cost. Please let staff know drop off and pick up times (between 7am and 6 pm), so we may staff appropriately.
WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP TYCONY?
Click HERE for a list of what to bring and what to keep at home for camp!
WHAT IS THE YMCA DOING TO PROTECT CHILD DURING THIS UNPRECEDENTED TIME?
Click HERE for our COVID-19 Policy and Procedures!