FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is considered a family?
We would advise that Family is defined by a household, or members of a household who currently live together or have been within close proximity over the last few months Our unique summer time family camp model has adjusted staffing plans from our normal overnight camps to create the best experience for our participants. For clarity, as you enter our camping environment, please understand that each minor (under 18 years of age) needs a responsible adult who has legal authority to make safety and medical decisions on their behalf. No YMCA Camp Piomingo staff will be living in cabins or directly supervising participants outside staff led activities.
ARRIVING AT CAMP
Will everyone in our family have their temperature checked at arrival?
Yes. Everyone in the car will have their temperature and symptoms screening, checked before being admitted into camp. If anyone in the car has a temperature of 100.4 or greater or any symptoms, no one in the car will be admitted to camp.
Can we carpool?
If you choose to carpool, please know that everyone who arrives together in the same vehicle will still be subject to our check in health screening including a temperature check. If anyone in the vehicle does not pass either of these, everyone in the vehicle will no longer be eligible to participate and cannot enter camp.
What should I bring to Camp?
We have put together a packing list (PDF) that will hopefully help answer that question!
What time can we arrive on Friday?
Families should arrive between 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. 7:30pm is when programming will begin. Please note that dinner will not be served on Friday night and programming will not begin until 7:30pm. The first meal provided by camp will be the next morning for breakfast.
What time is departure on Sunday?
Activities will close at 12:00 p.m., with lunch from 12-1pm. Please plan on leaving camp no later than 2:30 p.m. so that we can ensure proper cleaning protocols can be followed.
What is the schedule for the weekend?
View our program schedule (PDF).
WHILE AT CAMP
Do I have to wear a mask at Camp?
Based on recommended local and state government health procedures, camp will require all persons age 5 and older and camp staff to wear face masks when they are not able to maintain a 6-foot distance from others. There are some exceptions to mask wearing, which included health conditions (i.e. asthma or other breathing issues) and physical activity. We will not be providing a face covering for everyone upon arrival. We ask families to provide their own. We recognize that there will be questions surrounding face coverings and how they are feasible in the day-to-day life of camp. We want to assure you that staff will provide guidance upon arrival.
Does my family need to do any health screening while at Camp?
Each family is encouraged, but not required to do a daily symptom and temperature screening while at camp. Per the packing list, it is suggested that you bring your own thermometer and first aid supplies. A screening sheet will be in each cabin for families to use and notify staff as necessary.
What will meal and pool times look like during Family Camp?
Families will be pre-assigned a table for each meal and staff will go over Dining Hall procedures for serving food. We will also schedule pool times during Saturday afternoon to allow ample swimming fun. Your times will be communicated on your schedule.
Can I bring a pet?
While we love animals and nature, we ask that you please not bring your pet to camp.
Can we bring bikes to camp?
Yes. Our camp is located within Otter Creek Recreational Area, which has some great mountain biking trails. Your family is responsible for the transportation and storage of your bikes and we ask that everyone wears a helmet.
Will there be WiFi?
We like to “unplug to connect” while we are at camp, so there will not be WiFi available. We also ask that you limit the use of your devices while at camp so that you can truly enjoy our natural environment.
Will the Camp Store be Open?
We will not have any new merchandise available, however, if you wish to purchase what merchandise we have available from past years, you can ask a staff member.
Will my children have to take a Swim Assessment upon arrival?
Yes! YMCA Camp Piomingo policies state any participant wanting to swim in our pool will need to take a swim assessment.
Will I be able to make a Camp Fire?
Camp Fires are allowed only in contained fire pits that are designated in your unit. All fires must be properly maintained and put out before leaving the area.
Will there be a nurse on-site?
A nurse will not be on-site during your stay. We ask that all families pack their own first aid supplies and monitor their health during the weekend. Please speak with a staff member if you have any additional needs or concerns throughout the weekend. YMCA Camp Piomingo staff are First Aid / CPR / AED certified.
Is there anything I can’t bring?
There is no alcohol, smoking, firearms, fireworks, or weapons allowed on camp property.
Will there be a lights-out time at night?
We ask that campers of all ages be in their units by 10:00 p.m. Quiet time is 10:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. Please respect the need for quiet by other guests in your unit.