Camp YI
Building Leaders for Tomorrow... since 1945
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Registration for Camp 2022 is now open!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Please read through all Camp Policies on the Camp Y.I. Policy page of this website.

We will keep you updated on new and changes made to our COVID-19 policies on this website, by email, and through Facebook. Keeping camper fun and safety in mind, we are following local health deartment, CDC, and ADA recommendations.  

CHECK-IN and CHECK-OUT---Campers will be greeted and checked-in/checked-out by their unit counselors at their vehicles. Please stay in your vehicle during the entire check-in process and wear a mask. We will unload your luggage; check identification and make sure all  your information is correct in our system. We screen for health concerns, check appropriate vaccination and testing paperwork, and will take the campers temperature before they may join their unit. Please do not exit your vehicle upon checkin and checkout. 
Please be patient with the process and our staff as we navigate through new procedures and regulations together.

VACCINATIONS, TESTING, MASKS ---  All campers and staff members are required to be fully vaccinated per CDC guidelines, 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 contact the adult on file for immediate pickup

What time is check-in ?

Sundays 4pm - 5pm 
Please take note as our check-in and check-out procedures have changed.
 

What time is check-out ?

All sessions:
Friday  5.30pm - 7pm
Please take note as our check-in and check-out procedures have changed.

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 caters to campers entering grade 2 through grade 10.
We do not offer camp programming for campers age 18 or older.

Discontinue Service Campers

Youth Inc. has changed their model and opened regular camp program to campers entering grade 2 through grade 10, with a CIT program designed for older campers enterging grade 11 and 12.

During the CIT program we do touch base on kitchen operations, we learn about hygiene and safety. We will have mess hall duty once or twice a week, but there are many more aspects of camp we will discover, we will not work the kitchen. 

You may sign up through "register online" at the top of the page.