A True Summer Experience When Children Need it Most
Summer will look different for many of us this year and children will seek socialization at a safe distance in more ways than before as a result of how COVID-19 has changed our world. As families continue to plan for the upcoming season, the Y wants to be a resource for you.
Our summer day camp model has been modified to put the health and safety of our campers and staff first as we strive to capture the magic of summer amidst all of these additional steps.
With guidance from Y-USA, the American Camping Association and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are following COVID-19 safety precautions within our programs that include practices such as lower staff to camper ratio, social distancing, frequent handwashing and enhanced sanitation practices.
We have also updated our check-in and check-out procedures, added daily health screenings and adjusted activity schedules. Additionally, we have hired more staff that are exclusively responsible for disinfecting and cleaning our facilities. To provide the safest environment possible, we have also developed Coronavirus-specific staff training, and campers will now stay in smaller groups as determined by state and local guidelines.
Despite all of these changes, at the foundation of our summer day camp program, we still believe in each child’s individuality and continue to focus on three areas of development: friendship, accomplishment and belonging. It is important that all campers have the chance to experience our core values: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith.
One of the most fun parts of growing up is trying something new and loving the experience. Every single week at summer camp offers so many unique themes and opportunities for the children in our community. Our priority is to give every child the chance to unplug and grow during summer camp, all with your family’s safety in mind.
Camps for Ages 6 to 14 Years
At Camp Whajado, we focus on three key components: achievement, relationships, and belonging. Through these three lenses our program seeks to reach beyond the status quo and provide the best summer ever! Inside are a few frequently asked questions about our camp.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
112 Mt. Zion Church Road
Every week from June 8-August 14
Lunch is typically provided by Gaston County School Nutrition Summer Feeding Program, with the exception of the first and last weeks of summer.
WHAT TO PACK:
Parents will need to pack 2 snacks and a sturdy, refillable water bottle daily. For swim days, please pack swim suits, towel, change of clothes and lifejacket if you want.
HOW TO PREP YOUR CHILD:
Sunscreen your children daily prior to the camp day, and send them in clothes that can get dirty. Label everything that you send to camp.
VIRTUAL PARENT ORIENTATION:
We would love to invite you to this year’s virtual parent orientation. Log in to visit our camp location, meet the new staff team and ask any remaining question you may have.
June 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Contact us with any questions you may have. Please give us 48 hours to reply.