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Camper List: What Should I bring?

Every parent is concerned about what their child should bring to Day Camp. Am I packing too much? Am I packing too little? Below you will find a list of suggested items to pack:

  • backpack
  • water bottle
  • sun screen
  • mosquito repellent
  • change of clothes and shoes (in case of getting wet, dirty, etc.)
  • lightweight jacket or sweater
  • snack (we will provide one in the morning and visit the camp store in the afternoon)
  • sunglasses
  • swim suit
  • towel
Frequently Asked Questions

What activities will my children be doing at Day Camp?
Day Camp Days at YMCA Camp Eberhart are action packed and full of fun!  In addition to 3 Activity Periods, campers will also swim daily (weather permitting) and have the opportunity to take a trip to the camp store.  Activities include climbing tower, arts and crafts, arena rides (equestrian), canoes and kayaks, Archery, BB Guns, Nature & Outdoor Living Skills, tubing, hiking, gaga ball and a wide variety of sports and games (just to name a few)!

When will we see our campers schedule?
We believe in providing a mix of pre-scheduled activities and also giving campers the opportunity to autonomously choose activities on their own and as a group.  The first day of each week our campers will work with their counselors to choose a few of their own activities and help create their schedule.  To allow for this planning, schedules will come home on Tuesday afternoon.

What will my camper eat?
We provide a nutritious and balanced hot lunch entree every day, offering kid-friendly food options as well as a sandwich and salad bar!  We are also a nut-free facility and happy to provide vegetarian and vegan options.  Should you have a dietary concern, please feel free to call and speak to our Food Service Manager.  She is the best in the biz and happy to ensure your child has a healthy, delicious meal each day!

Where and how do I drop-off/pick-up my camper?
Drop-off and pick-up both happen at the day camp barn located just past the equestrian paddocks.  Drop-off is between 9:00-9:15am.  Parents will need to sign their camper in each day.  Pick-Up is between 4:30 – 4:45pm.  Parents will need to sign their campers out each day and present a picture ID until our staff have gotten know you!

What should my child bring to camp each day?
Campers should come to camp each day wearing sneakers and having had already applied sunscreen.  Please pack their backpack to include the following: Filled water bottle, suncreen, bathing suit/towel, sandals of flip flops (can only be worn to and from the waterfront) and rain coat if needed.

What happens on the day camp overnight?
Campers (minimum age of 6) stay at camp and take part in an additional afternoon activity, enjoy dinner in our dining hall, participate in an evening program and wrap up their evening with s’mores around the campfire.  Campers will sleep in stone cabins, Dave’s House or Obenchain Lodge dependent upon enrollment.  The following morning campers will have breakfast in the dining hall before meeting back up with the returning day campers.