What should my child pack for camp? An overview and a packing list can be found on pages 6 and 8 in our Parent Pack.

What if my child has food allergies? Make sure you fill out this information in the parent packet, and our cook will make the necessary adjustments. You can also talk to our cook when you drop off your child during registration. You can also bring food for your child, again talking to the cook during the registration process.

Campers enjoy cookouts and luaus as well as eating in the dining hall.

Campers enjoy cookouts and luaus as well as eating in the dining hall.

What if we have food restrictions based on religious beliefs?  See answer above. We will work with you!

What are the rules about electronics? We ask that all electronics be left at home, including cell phones. If we discover a camper with a cell phone, we will confiscate the cell phone. The camper can pick it up at the end of the week at the camp office when checking out.

Please do not send your camper to camp with a cell phone.

Please do not send your camper to camp with a cell phone.

How can I contact my child? In your parent packet is information about Bunk One, a messaging service camp uses. You can send emails through this service, and they will be printed and delivered once a day at lunch time. You can also send or leave packages for your camper. For more information, please scroll down and read the blog post below.  Please do not email or call camp for updates on your camper. It is critically important for the development of your child to use this time to grow independently and to learn to make decisions on his or her own. If there is a family emergency, please call the Camp office, and we will be happy to work with you to make the necessary arrangements.

What if I need to pick up my child early from camp? That’s fine. We ask that you make arrangements with the office before hand, and let us know during registration time as well. We like to keep the time from between 5:30 -6:30 p.m. on Friday evening.

How do kids sign up for activities? Right after the campers are moved into their cabins on Sunday afternoon, their counselors review all the activity choices they have and campers sign up for them at this time. (It’s a good idea to go over these choices with your camper before he or she comes to camp.) Our program staff works hard to make sure each camper gets his/her first choice of activities. By Sunday night/Monday morning, each camper will be given a list of his/her activities for the week. We give campers the chance to move out of ONE activity, if they find it’s not to their taste.  A specialty activity will take the place of one regular sign up activity. All specialty activity fees are non refundable.

Camp Crosley YMCA Whoa Zone

Our new Whoa Zone offers hours of outdoor water and beach activities for campers.

What activities take place on the lake and what activities are now at the H2Whoa Zone?  All boating activities take place on the lake. Intermediate and Advanced skiers will be on the lake as well unless they want to work on trick at the Wakeboard Cable Park. Campers need water shoes for these activities.  All swimming and SCUBA takes place at the H2Whoa Zone. Water shoes are not needed at the H2Whoa Zone.

What about spending money? $30 is more than enough, and if there’s something else you or your child wants, we have the camp store open at check out at the end of the week. 

Check out our Camp Mom Blog posts below for more information to questions you might have.

There’s No Place Like Home – Except For Camp Which Is Pretty Awesome – talking to your child about homesickness. 

What’s With All The Forms?!

You Aren’t From Around Here Are You? Our International Staff and Campers

Care Packages

A Day In The Life of a Camp Crosley Camper