FAQs

Summer 2021 FAQs

HOW WILL COVID-19 AFFECT CAMP?

Thank you for interest in Camp. We understand that you may have questions around this summer’s COVID policies and protocols. With still so many unknown variables it’s impossible to have answers to everything, but hopefully below will address some of your questions.

What COVID protocols will you have in place prior to anyone coming on site?

This is not something we have a definitive answer on yet, but we will have a policy in place that requires campers and staff to prove that they are COVID free prior  to coming to Camp. As for cabin size, dining hall restrictions, mask wearing etc., we will follow all State guidelines, which have not yet been released. We will provide updates as the summer approaches.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY FOR SUMMER 2021?

We have every intention on running a full camp in summer 2021. And if allowed, we will need to have the necessary time to hire staff, order equipment and supplies, and get Camp prepared for the many campers who will pass through our gates. Balancing that with giving you the time to make a decision, our 2021 cancellation policy is as follows:

If you cancel before March 1st, for any reason, your fees (including deposit) are refundable. After March 1st the deposit is non-refundable. The balance of fees is due May 1st. However like this past summer, if the status of Camp is still unknown by the 1st of May, then your balance will not be due until it is determined that Camp will be allowed to operate. And of course if the State restricts us from running Camp this summer, then all your fees (including deposit) will be refundable.

After May 1st, our policy remains the same as in previous years:

Cancel on or after May 1, 2021 – 50% program fees paid are refundable, less non-refundable deposit and registration fee*
Cancel within 14 days of program start date – No refund, except in the case of medical necessity (documentation required).*
*After March 1st, deposits and registration fees are not refundable or transferrable under any circumstances.

I HAVE A CREDIT FROM SUMMER 2020. DO I NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR SUMMER 2021?

Yes, you do need to register online for summer 2021. Credits from summer 2020 give families priority access to registration, and a deposit will not be required for registering. However, you ARE NOT automatically registered. Please log on to your account to sign up for your session of choice.

 

General FAQs

HOW DO I GET TO CAMP?
WHEN IS CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT?

We thank you for arriving within the noted time frames, as we are unable to accommodate early arrivals.

  • Camp Burgess for Boys & Camp Hayward for Girls
    • Check-in is on Sunday between 1:00-2:30pm
    • Check-out is on Friday between 2:00-3:30pm (for sessions 1,1a,1b,2, 3 & 5)
    • Check-out is on Friday between 11:00-12:30pm (for session 4 only)
  • Adventure Trips (check-in and check-out are at Base Camp)
    • Check-in is on Sunday between 1:00-2:00pm
    • Check-out is on Friday between 10:00-11:00am
HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO PAY TO REGISTER?

Prior to May 1st: Deposits are $200 per Camp session, $150 per Adventure Trip, plus a $45 registration fee (all non-refundable)
After May 1st:
Payment is due in full
Financial Assistance:
If you are applying for financial assistance you may register over the phone or by email with a $50 deposit

HOW MANY CABIN OR TENT MATE REQUESTS CAN I MAKE PER SESSION?

We accept one cabin or tent mate request per camper, per session. This is done at the time of online registration. If you need to update your request, you can email camp@ssymca.org.

WHAT KIND OF BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE DONE WITH STAFF MEMBERS?

Every person we hire to work at our camp goes through an extensive background check that includes submission of a thorough application packet, interviews with the director, CORI and SORI background checks, and three separate references.

WHAT ARE THE AGE REQUIREMENTS OF YOUR SUMMER PROGRAMS?
  • Program Participants
    • Camp Burgess & Hayward campers: 7-16 years old
    • Adventure Trips participants: 12-17 years old
    • Adventure Trips Leader in Training (LIT) participants: 17-18 years old
    • Counselor in Training (CIT) participants: 16 years old or entering 11th grade
  • Staff Positions
    • Junior Counselors: 17 years old or have completed the CIT program
    • Counselors: 18+ (mostly college students or high school seniors)
    • Resource Staff, Adventure Trip Leaders & Outdoor Education Staff: 21+
IS THERE A VISITING DAY?

Because our sessions are only 1 or 2 weeks long, there are no parent days or visiting days at our camp.

CAN CAMPERS BE PICKED UP DURING THE SESSION?

We ask that you do not pick up any camper during a session, as it strongly impacts his/her and the other campers’ experience. We thank you in advance for selecting the correct session(s) for your summer schedule. Please contact the director of your child’s program immediately if you have an issue with any of the dates scheduled.

HOW DO I KEEP IN CONTACT WITH MY CAMPER?

We encourage parents to send their campers snail mail, which is handed out every night after dinner. You can also email your camper on our website. These emails are printed out and delivered to campers after dinner. Phones and other electronic devices are not used by campers. Please leave these personal items at home.

Email a Camper

DO YOU OFFER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?

Yes, our Financial Assistance Application can be found on the Dates & Rates page of our website.

2021 Financial Assistance Application

WHAT IS YOUR FEDERAL TAX ID NUMBER?

04-2105881