What if it rains?
We run camp rain or shine so you don’t need to worry about weather spoiling the fun. During light or moderate rain, some camp activities will be modified, but most will continue as scheduled. Should rain become heavy or be accompanied by high winds and lightning, campers will be kept away from the elements. Camp is NEVER cancelled due to rain. Rainy days allow us to make time for classroom instruction and lots of fun indoor games!
Will my camper be swimming at camp?
There is no swimming at boating camp: We’re too busy boating! However, there are times when campers and staff may find themselves briefly in the water, during capsize recoveries, for example. Campers and camp staff must wear US Coast Guard Type III Personal Flotation Devices (PFD’s) at all times when on the docks or on the water.
Will my camper be grouped with her/his friends?
We will do our best! We enjoy seeing friends and family playing together; however, we will split up groups when appropriate. There may be circumstances (age and/or ability) which limit our ability to meet your request. Before asking that a younger brother or sister “look out” for their sibling, please be mindful that older campers may have conversations not appropriate for young ears and older camper have outgrown certain children’s games.
Also, please be mindful that we have to work within our resources to provide a fun and safe environment for all campers. Luckily, there are times when groups will team up together or when the entire camp interacts. Your child will be able to be with her or his friend during this time. And remember, camp is about making new friends too!
Should my camper bring a cell phone or tablet to camp?
We’d like to give everyone a screen break. Please discourage your child from bringing electronic devices to camp. They distract campers from building new friendships and from engaging with camp activities, making it difficult for camp staff to fulfill our mission and goals. We ask that children leave their gadgets at home or at the very least, away in a backpack. If you need to contact your camper during the camp day, you can always call 6172993392.
What should my camper wear to camp?
Children should wear clothing suitable for the weather and boating activities. Appropriate items include bathing suit, shorts and tshirt (on most warm, sunny days), hat for sun protection, light rain jacket (for chilly mornings and rain), and closetoed shoes with heel support (no flipflops!). Please label all items sent to camp with the child’s name. We encourage you to dress your child in clothing that you do not mind getting dirty or stained. Check the weather and make adjustments to your child’s clothing as needed. Dressing them in layers often works best!
What should my camper bring to camp?
All campers (halfday and fullday) should bring plenty of water. Halfday campers may want to bring a change of clothes and a plastic bag for wet clothes. We suggest providing halfday campers with a snack for the end of their session, or having a snack ready when you arrive for pickup. They will be hungry!
Fullday campers should bring a backpack to keep all of their belongings together. Fullday campers must bring a healthy, nutfree lunch. Please send only nonperishable foods because refrigeration is not possible. Recommended items to pack: a change of clothes, towel, plastic bag (for wet items), and swimsuit (if not already wearing one). Label the camper’s items with his/her name.
What shouldn’t my camper bring?
● cell phone
● video games
● personal stereo
● expensive jewelry or
● new or expensive clothes
● alcohol and drugs
● personal sports equipment
(unless otherwise approved)
Can my camper buy lunch
No. Campers are not to bring any money to camp.
What if I have more questions?