How much money should I add to my camper's camp store account?
All extra spending money is required to be added to a canteen card, and are offered between $20-50 in increments of $10. Campers receive two free edible canteen items a day, with or without a canteen card.
What are the meals like?
Meals are served buffet style, allowing campers to choose on their own. Breakfast always includes a hot item as well as a fruit, yogurt, and cereal bar. Lunch and dinner include hot items as well as fruit and vegetables on the side.
What medical help is available?
There is always a registered nurse on property during the summer camp season. They offer basic first aid as well as administering prescribed medications as well as supplemental medications that are pre-approved by the camper's guardian. If a camper's need is beyond our nurse's capability we defer to the parents decided course of action. In an emergency, we use McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital.
HOW DO I PAY MY BALANCE?
Is there a different process for day camp drop off and pick up?
Yes! Day campers can be dropped off at Hawley Lodge between 8:30-8:45a, Monday-Friday. Campers should bring all they need for that day, including medications which will be administered by the nurse. Pick up is from 5-5:15p. Campers and all their belongings can be picked up by an authorized adult at their dorm.
WHAT IS THE VISITOR POLICY?
We encourage families to communicate with campers during their week of camp via mail only. If necessary, only authorized adults are permitted to visit at camp. All visitors are required to check in and out at the lodge.
What do I do if i lost something at camp?
MCYC is not responsible for items left behind, lost, or stolen. Lost items not claimed after 7 days are donated to a charitable organization. Unfortunately, MCYC is unable to provide postage to mail lost items. Arrangements for mailing can be made at the cost of the family.
How qualified are the counselors?
Our counseling staff go through an extensive interview process which includes multiple references, a detailed application, and a criminal background check. Counselors arrive a week early to train and receive 100+ hours of training on safety measures as well as behavioral intervention tactics.
What is included in the registration fee?
The registration fee covers, food, lodging, 2 canteen snacks & 2 crafting items a day. Additional activities including fishing, trail ride, recreation games and boating are also included. Daily Horse Lessons & Paintball can be added for an additional fee.
What is Our Cell Phone Policy?
We encourage our campers to leave their technology at home. Campers are not permitted to have their cell phones in the dorms to ensure the safety of all campers while at camp.
What's a typical day at camp like?
On a daily basis we have two worship sessions camp wide that include singing and an age appropriate message. Between meal times, campers move around camp with their groups participating in several activities. After our evening worship session, staff and campers participate in an evening activity before heading to a campfire to close out the day.
What is chapel like?
How long are my kids at camp?
Overnight campers arrive Sunday in the late afternoon and are picked up Friday between 3 and 4:30p. The duration of a traditional camp week is 6 days. Day campers come daily Monday to Friday. Day camp drop off is between 8:30-8:45a. Pickup is between 5-5:15p.
How much free time does my camper have daily?
Campers have at least 2 hours of monitored free time a day. Otherwise, they are participating in scheduled activities with their groups.
WHAT KINDS OF ACTIVITIES ARE OFFERED?
Activities that are included are archery, horseback riding (8+), arts and crafts, canoeing, kayaking (10+), leathercraft, archery tag, octoball, basketball, nature hikes, swimming, blobbing, and so much more. Paintball (10+) and horse lessons (8+) can be added for an additional fee.
What is the age requirement for trail rides?
Campers must be 8 years or older to ride unassisted on trail rides monitored by our wranglers. Campers under the age of 8 are offered a horse walk in which a wrangler guides their horse for them.
My camper is taking horse lessons, do they need anything extra?
Campers are encouraged to wear jeans or long pants while riding horses. Close toed shoes are necessary for horseback riding.
My camper is signed up for paintball. What should they bring?
Some campers prefer to wear long pants and a thicker shirt while playing paintball. This absorbs the impact of the marker shots and protects them from the mosquitos in the field!
How Are Food allergies Handled?
MCYC is able to accommodate peanut and tree nut free, gluten free, dairy free & vegetarian diets. All food restrictions should be added to the camper's health form 2 weeks prior to their week of camp in order for accommodations to be made. Campers with restrictions outside of our accommodations must supplement their own meal replacements. For more questions, our Food Service Director can be contacted through firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does the check in process look like?
Check-in begins at 4:30 on Sunday. Families are asked to stay in their vehicles and line up in our main driveway. Please ensure all forms, including your camper's medical form, are filled out before arrival. Our registrars will greet you and give you your camper's dorm assignments and collect any last minute items from you.
How does the check out process work?
Check out runs from 3-4:30p on Friday. Campers will be picked up from their dorm by an authorized adult. Authorized adults can be edited during registration.
How are my campers medications handled?
Medication is only handled and administered by our registered nurse. All medications must be given to the nurse during check in. Prescribed medication will be administered as explained on the label. Camp licensing requires that all medications be in their original container, be prescribed for the camper, and include clear, and current directions. The nurse will return any medications at the camp exit upon departure.
How do I communicate with my camper while at camp?
Families and friends are encouraged to send mail to their campers via snail mail or email. Handmade mail can be dropped off during registration at the RED MAILBOX near the exit. Emails can be sent to email@example.com with the camper's name in the subject line. Campers do not have access to a computer during the week, but are welcome to mail out their own letters, postage will need to be provided. Mail received via post office after a camper has left will be returned to sender.
IS there a dress code?
Campers are encouraged to wear age and activity appropriate clothing while at camp. Clothing to cover their swim attire must be worn to and from the waterfront.
CAn campers request cabinmates?
Yes! On their registration form, you will find a section that asks for their requests. Make sure both campers request one another in order for the request to be honored.
What housing do campers stay in?
Campers stay in dorms that include bunk beds, bathrooms with shower and toilet stalls, as well as a picnic table for group discussion times.
What should my camper bring?
What to Bring
Optional to Bring