Camp YI
Building Leaders for Tomorrow... since 1945
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Summer Camp Check in Sundays 3:00pm-4:30pm. Check out Fridays 5:30pm-7:00pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the COVID-19 regulations at Camp Y.I.?

Keeping camper and staff fun and safety in mind, we have adjusted our policies keeping local health deartment, CDC, ACN, and ACA* recommendations for high tranmission areas as a guide. 

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS, TESTING, MASKS --- All campers and staff members are required to be fully vaccinated and up to date, and upload proof of vaccination maximum 14 days prior to their session. All campers and staff members must show proof of negative COVID-19 test taken maximum 48 hours prior to arrival at camp. Campers and staff wear a mask at indoor activities and at activities where social distancing from others outside their unit is not possible. If a camper becomes ill at camp, we will follow health department recommendations. These include quarantining the camper and contacting the adult on file for immediate pickup.

CHECK-IN and CHECK-OUT---Campers will be greeted and checked-in/checked-out by their unit counselors at their vehicles. We will unload your luggage and transport it to the cabin for you.  We verify contact and pick up information, screen for health concerns, check appropriate vaccination and testing paperwork, take the campers temperature and do a head lice check.  

We will keep you updated on new and changes made to our COVID-19 policies via email. 

You can read more about CDC approved vaccinations and guidance on where to receive a vaccination or booster here: 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html

You can read more about self-testing, and where to get a free test at:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/self-testing.html

*Center for Disease Control, Association of Camp Nursing, American Camp Association. 

What time is check-in ?

Sundays 3:00pm-4:30pm

 

What time is check-out ?

All sessions:
Friday  5.30pm - 7pm
 

What to bring to Camp?

See our Packing List

What do you do Monday-Friday?

We begin each day with a flag raising then breakfast, cabin clean up, actvities, lunch, rest period, more activities, free time, dinner and night activities. Please see our Overnight Daily Bell Schedule for more details.  

What activities are spent together as a whole camp?

Our morning and night time patio activities, all meal times, free times, snack station, and most night activities are enjoyed together with all our campers and staff members. 

What activities are spent together as a cabin or unit?

Each cabin houses eight campers and two counselors. Two or three cabins make up a Unit and attend activities together. 

How many campers per overnight session?

80-100

What is the ratio of staff to camper?

1:5

Are the activities different during the two week session?

Yes, the daily (Monday-Friday) activities are the same.  During the weekend of the two week session we take a little extra time to rest, have guests speakers and demonstrations and hold our traditional Camp Olympics. We also have a YI talent show during the two week session. Many previous campers prefer the two week session and it is our most popluar Session. 

When can my Camper be a CIT?

We offer a CIT (Counselor-In-Training) program for campers entering grade 11 or entering grade 12, ages 16&17.
You do not have to be a prior camper to sign up for this program. Being a CIT does not guarantee a future counselor position at camp. 
For more information on the program please navigate to the Counselor-In-Training tab on this website. 

Our regular camp programming is for youth entering grade 2 through grade 10.
We do not offer camp programming for campers age 18 or older.