Summer Camp 2020 FAQs

Y Camp is excited to serve you and your families following the coronavirus pandemic. We believe there is no higher priority than the safety of our campers, families, and staff.

The closure gave the Y Camp team the opportunity to review and update our cleaning and sanitizing procedures and methods. We have been in close communication with medical professionals, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), government agencies, and internal teams to ensure that our cleaning procedures not only meet expectations but far exceed them.

Please review the following list of Frequently Asked Questions to see some of the changes we have made to camp this summer.

We have canceled our Memorial Day Family camp as well as all camps offered during Session 1 (June 7–12). We have added a Family Camp over the 4th of July* to replace the canceled Memorial Day Family Camp. 

All camps offered during the following sessions will proceed as planned:

Session 2 — June 14–19
Session 2/3 (New 13-Day Camp) — June 14–26
Session 3 — June 21–26
Session 4 — June 28–July 1
*July 4th Family Camp — July 2–5
Session 5 — July 5–10
Session 6 — July 12–17
Session 7 — July 19–24
Session 8 — July 26–31
Session 8/9 (New 13-Day Camp) — July 26–August 7
Session 9 — August 2–7

We are sorry we had to cancel our popular Memorial Day Family Camp. Your safety is our number one priority, which is why we have added a new family camp over the 4th of July, allowing us more time to get Y Camp ready with new protocols in place to keep all of our guests safe this summer. We encourage you to choose the first option below and transfer your registration to the July 4th Camp (July 2–5) or one of our family camps happening in the late summer/early fall!

Please let us know if you would like to:

  • Transfer your registration to a later date.
  • Have credit applied to your account for 2021 or another Y Camp program.
  • Cancel your registration and donate fees paid to the YMCA Sustaining and Annual Campaign.
  • Receive a refund of fees paid.

Please call or email Shellye Wilson, Camp Registrar, with your choice or any questions.

207 344 5502 ext 250 or shellye.wilson@ymcatvidaho.org

We are sorry we had to cancel our first week of Summer Resident Camp. Your safety is our number one priority, which is why we have pushed back the start date of camp, allowing us more time to get Y Camp ready with new protocols in place to all of our guests safe this summer. We encourage you to choose the first option below and transfer your registration to another session of Summer Resident Camp this summer!

Please let us know if you would like to:

  • Transfer your registration to a later date.
  • Have credit applied to your account for 2021 or another Y Camp program.
  • Cancel your registration and donate fees paid to the YMCA Sustaining and Annual Campaign.
  • Receive a refund of fees paid.

Please call or email Shellye Wilson, Camp Registrar, with your choice or any questions.

207 344 5502 ext 250 or shellye.wilson@ymcatvidaho.org

We strongly encourage any campers who are not feeling well to stay home and not participate.

As part of our summer camp check-in process, we will be taking the temperature of all campers and staff attending. If any camper or staff member has a temperature above 100.3 they will not be allowed to attend Y Camp. Campers will be greeted by staff wearing facemasks and gloves (when applicable) to help keep both campers and staff safe.

Any campers riding the bus to camp will be asked (provided if needed) a mask to be worn while on the bus.

Dining Hall
Before anyone ever steps into an eating area, we want their hands clean. We have installed hand sanitizer stations outside the entrance of the dining hall. In addition, hand sanitizer will be used by all campers and staff before entering the foodservice line. Cabin groups will eat all meals together. All tables have been spread out 10 feet apart with the additional use of outdoor eating spaces. All tables will be wiped down after each meal with a bleach/water solution.

Cabins & Event Spaces
We will continue our thorough cleaning schedule of cabins and event spaces. Every cabin, yurt, and building also has hand sanitation stations installed at all entrances. All cabins, yurts, and meeting spaces are thoroughly cleaned after each groups’ stay.

Activity Areas
Cabin groups will rotate between activity areas as a group. Campers and staff will be asked to use installed handwashing stations before and after each activity. Equipment in high use areas will be sanitized after each use.

In addition to our cleaning practices around camp, we are following the guidance from the CDC, Y of the USA, and the American Camping Association for social distancing in cabins, yurts, and meeting spaces.

Physical distancing in cabins and yurts is being addressed by not filling the spaces to full capacity. We are limiting all cabins and yurts to 8 campers and 2 staff.

Bunk beds in cabins have been placed 6 feet apart and everyone is instructed to sleep head to toe on each separate bunk bed. In the yurts where beds cannot be placed 6 feet apart a clear partition has been installed floor to ceiling and will be sanitized daily.