Parent Info

Parent Info

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DAY CAMP PROCEDURES

CAMP DAY

Camp day runs from 9am-4pm. Campers will have an opportunity to swim every day, weather permitting. The Y is committed to healthy living and modeling healthy eating. A healthy afternoon snack will be provided for all campers.
Please note: Parents are responsible for informing the camp office in writing of all changes to camper registration. Changes will not be accepted over the phone.

EXTENDED CAMPER CARE

Extended morning care begins at 7:00am and afternoon extended care is available until 6:00pm. Extended care is available at no extra charge or additional registration to campers.

Camp Northpoint Transportation Options:

Please note that transportation to and from Camp Northpoint is full.

Changes to transportation cannot be accommodated after 3 pm.

MORNING OPTIONS:

  • From the Northwest YMCA on Long Pond Rd to Camp Northpoint at 7:30am
  • From the Westside YMCA on Elmgrove to Camp Northpoint at 7:30am
  • From the Westside YMCA on Elmgrove to Camp Northpoint at 8am

AFTERNOON OPTIONS:

  • Camp Northpoint to the Westside YMCA on Elmgrove – Campers will arrive at the Westside YMCA by 5:30pm

PICK-UP POLICY

Anyone picking up a camper must be listed on the child’s Authorized Pick Up List and must have either:

  • A photo uploaded to campsite as an authorized pick up. Please note that you may still be asked for a valid photo ID even with a photo uploaded to campsite.
  • A valid photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID include: Driver’s license or state non-driver ID, passport or military ID, or an employment identification card.

If a child is not picked up, YMCA staff will notify authorized individuals for pick up. If they cannot be reached within 2 hours of scheduled pick up time, the Monroe County Protective Agency will be notified.  There is a charge of $1.00 per minute for any child remaining after 6:00pm. Please note that we are no longer using PIN’s for authorized pick-ups.

AUTHORIZED PICK-UPS

To change authorized pick-ups, please log into your Campsite Parent Dashboard.  Please upload photo’s of each authorized pick up. No notes or phone calls will be accepted to change authorized pickups. In the event that an unauthorized individual attempts to gain access to a child, the parent/guardian or emergency contact will be notified. Law enforcement will be contacted if necessary. Please note that a parent, regardless of custodial arrangements, has the authority to obtain a child from camp at any time unless a copy of the Court Order is on file with the camp office.

LATE ARRIVAL AND EARLY PICK UP

Please provide written notice if you need to pick up your child prior to 4:00pm, forms are available at the sign in table.. Please be aware that due to the nature of the camp property, it’s likely your child’s group will not be in the immediate area of the camp office.

  • Unusual arrivals and departures close to regular arrival/departure time will result in delays.
  • Those who drop off/pick up between 9 am and 4 pm are required to sign in and out.
  • Email daily changes directly campnorthpoint@rochesterymca.org or fill out a form indicating an early pick up at the sign in table.
    • If you forget, or something comes up please call ahead to the Camp Office (585) 784-3800.
    • If your camper utilizes PM Transportation back to Westside and you plan to pick up early we need to know by 3 pm at the latest.

ABSENCES

Please notify the camp if your child will be absent.

SICK CHILD POLICY

Please do not send your child to camp if they are sick and/or running a fever. If a child becomes ill at camp, a parent or person authorized to pick up will be contacted to pick up the child. Children must be symptom free for at least 24 hours before returning to camp. A doctor’s note may be required. Medical reasons for your child to remain home include but are not limited to:

  • A temperature of 101 or more.
  • Persistent nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
  • Heavy nasal or eye discharge.
  • Any questionable rash or skin condition: This can include chicken pox, poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac, etc.
  • Any communicable diseases: This can include conjunctivitis, herpes virus which causes cold sores, lice,etc.

CAMP THEMES & WACKY WEDNESDAYS

Session 1/Sampler Week-Summer is Back!
Session 2-Holiday Craze. Wacky Wednesday-Red White and Blue Day
Session 3-Color Wars: Round 1. Wacky Wednesday-Crazy Hair Day
Session 4-Gold Rush. Wacky Wednesday-Wild Wild West Day
Session 5-CNP’s Got Talent. Wacky Wednesday-CNP Pride Day
Session 6-CNP’s Amazing Race. Wacky Wednesday-Twin Day
Session 7-CNP Olympics. Wacky Wednesday-Favorite Team Day
Session 8-Be A Superhero. Wacky Wednesday-Superhero Day
Session 9-Color Wars: Round 2. Wacky Wednesday-Neon Day
Session 10-CNP Gaga Tournament. Wacky Wednesday-Silly Socks Day

RATIOS

Comets-8:1 (Entering K & 1st Grade)
Meteors-10:1 (Entering 2nd & 3rd Grade)
Asteroids-10:1 (Entering 4th & 5th Grade)
Novas-10:1 (Entering 6th & 7th Grade)
Teens-12:1 (Entering 8th & 9th Grade)

CAMPERS WALKING/BIKING TO CAMP

If you child will be walking or biking to and from camp, please send a signed note to the camp office with specific days and dates that this is permitted. Please remind your child to sign out with their counselors before departing each day. Please note: New York State law requires that children have proper safety equipment (i.e. helmet) to ride a bike.

CELL PHONE AND ELECTRONICS

Camp is a cell phone and electronics free zone. If cell phones come to camp, they must remain safely in a backpack. The YMCA is not responsible for the loss or damage of any personal item. If a camper is continually reminded to put their cell phone away, staff may take the phone and lock it safely in the camp office.

RAINY DAYS

Campers will take part in a fully scheduled program of activities regardless of weather. We are prepared with a rainy day schedule for each group which focus on crafts, group games, and special events. Be sure to dress campers appropriately for the weather.

LOST AND FOUND

Misplaced items are common among school age children. You can help limit lost items by following the below procedures. All lost and found items not claimed after two weeks will be donated to a charitable organization. The YMCA of Greater Rochester is not responsible for lost, stolen, broken or destroyed items.

  • Label all belongings with the campers first and last name.
  • Remind each child to check their belongings at the end of each day.
  • If something is lost, check the lost and found as soon as possible.
  • Notify camp staff upon sign in/sign out regarding lost items or speak with your child’s unit leader.
  • Lost & Found will be donated at the end of sessions 2,4,6,8,& 10.
    • To accommodate campers using transportation to the Westside branch we will bring ALL Lost & Found to the Westside drop-off point at the end of each Wednesday during sessions 2,4,6,8, & 10.

CAMPER T-SHIRT

Each registered camper will receive a Camp t-shirt as part of their registration. Camp t-shirts will be distributed to each camper during their first session in attendance.

CAMP INSPECTION

YMCA Camps are permitted to operate by the New York State Department of Health. We are inspected twice annually. Reports are filed with the Monroe County Department of Health.

Children’s Camps in New York State Brochure

SWIMMING

Campers who wish to swim in designated deep-end water areas must pass the deep-end test. Campers that are unable to complete the deep-end test and do not meet the height requirements will be required to wear a life jacket and remain in the shallow end while swimming.

TAKING THE DEEP-END TEST:

  • Deep End swimmers are required to take the YMCA of Greater Rochester deep end test annually.  Our list of approved deep-end swimmers is reset annually on Memorial Day Weekend.
  • Deep End tests will be offered to campers every Monday at Camp.  To ensure we are allocating resources efficiently deep end tests will only be offered on Mondays.
  • If you would like to have your camper take the deep end test prior to camp, you can do so beginning Memorial Day Weekend at any YMCA of Greater Rochester location.  Please ensure you let the guard conducting the test know you would like the results to be shared for day camp swimming purpose, and which camp(s) your camper will be attending.
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