Frequently Asked Questions
1. Swimming? There is a large amount of aquatic staff on duty during camp hours. For every twenty-five children in the pool, there is one lifeguard. Additionally, lessons are taught by qualified swim instructors with the assistance of your child's camp counselors.
2. Can I visit the camp to see my child? YES! Please call the camp office to set up an appointment. All visitors must report to the camp office and obtain a visitors pass. All visitors must be escorted while on the campgrounds.
3. Are there members or strangers on the campgrounds while camp is in session? NO! Anyone who is not associated with the camp is not permitted on campgrounds during camp hours. When sighted, the staff is trained to escort members and strangers off the property.
4. Are children forced to participate in all activities? All children are encouraged to participate but are not forced. However, there are no alternative activities planned for children who do not participate in scheduled activities.
5. What happens when my child becomes sick or hurt? There is an EMT on site during camp hours. If your child is sick, please do not bring them to camp. If they get sick while attending camp, the EMT will notify you to pick your child up. All first aid visits are documented. If your child visits the first aid office, they will receive a notice that tells you why they were there and what care was given. Please look in your child's bag for this notice. You will be notified immediately of all serious injuries via telephone. This is why it is important to hand in an emergency card with the correct information. In the event of an emergency, local EMS will be contacted.
6. What if I arrive late with my child? Please bring your child to the camp office. One of the camp staff will escort your child to his or her group. Please do not try to find your child's group on your own.
7. What if I need to pick up my child early? Please notify the camp office before arrival on that day that your son/ daughter will be picked up early. Please do not try to find your child on your own. All campers leaving early must be picked up before 3:30 pm.
8. Is there a lost and found? YES! It is important that you label all belongings with your child's name and group so that we can return the items to your children. Additionally, please check the lost and found regularly.
For more information contact the Camp Office
at (516) 671-8270 Ext. 28