Camp Mini

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are you peanut/tree nut free?
A: No. We cannot assure you that another child will not come to camp with peanut/nut products.  Please contact the Camp Director if your child has allergies so we can meet their needs at camp.

Q: Does my child have to be toilet-trained before attending camp?
A: Yes.

Q: Can my child who is turning 3 years old during the summer attend camp?
A: Your child may attend camp any time after their 3rd birthday.

Q: I work full-time. Is it possible for my child to attend the extended day program (8-9:15 am/4:15-6:00pm)?
A: No. Extended Day options are only available for children attending Camp Y-Ki or Sports Camp.

Q: My child is only 5 but has completed Kindergarten. Can they attend Camp Mini?
A: No. Camp Mini is a Pre-K camp. If your child has completed Kindergarten, we suggest you register them for Camp Y-Ki or Sports Camp.

Q: Can my 3 year old attend the 9:15 – 4:15 program?
A: No. Only children who have passed their 4th birthday may attend for the longer day.

Q: Do I have to send a lunch with my child?
A: Yes. Campers must bring lunch daily in an insulated lunch box/bag clearly marked with their name, counselor’s name, and group.  Lunches must include an ice pack and beverage.  Water is provided throughout the camp day, including lunch time. Snack is provided mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

Q: Will you group friends together?
A: We will try to accommodate one buddy request if the parents of both children make the same request.

Q: What is the ratio of campers to counselors?
A: 1:6. There will be no more than 6 children per counselor.

Q: What is a typical daily schedule?
A: Children will enjoy arts and crafts, singing, sports, story time, swimming, Bouncing Bears twice a week, and special events and theme days on Fridays.

Q: Do the children swim every day?
A: Yes. Please send a bathing suit, towel and any swim accessories every day.

Q: Do they receive swim instruction?
A: Yes. They do receive daily classes by their counselors guided by swim instructors.

Q: How much time is spent outside?
A: Depending on the weather, the children will spend approximately half of their non-swim time out of doors but will not stay out in the sun for more than 25 minutes at any one time.

A parent handbook with more information will be provided to the parents of all registered campers before camp begins. Any additional questions may be addressed to the Camp Director, Suzy Pfeifer at 203-920-1649.