Camp FAQ’s

//Camp FAQ’s
Camp FAQ’s 2018-01-16T11:09:16+00:00

Frequently asked questions

Registration can be made at the Membership Services desk at our Cobourg YMCA facility. Payment may be made by cheque, cash, debit, Visa or MasterCard and must be received in full in person. Payments may also be made by post-dated cheques dated 2 weeks prior to the weekly camp start date. If payment is by cheque, the parent/payer is required to submit one cheque per child per week of Camp Tiki. YMCA Northumberland will not be mailing tax receipts in 2017. The printed receipt for your child’s day camp fees from Membership Services may be used as an official tax receipt.
YMCA Northumberland believes all kids deserve to experience camp. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. Families may be eligible for assistance through the YMCA Strong Kids Opportunity Fund. Contact us today 905.372.0161
If you need to cancel, a refund will be issued at the end of the Camp Tiki program. A $10 fee will be charged for cancellations within two weeks prior to camp.
Yes. Any changes are required no later than 5:00pm on the Friday prior to the start date of camp.
If your child is too ill to participate fully in all aspects of the program, please keep them home from camp. When a child is feeling poorly the last place they want to be is on a bus, outdoors in the heat, or around all their friends who are busy having a good time. In the event your child becomes ill at a YMCA program, we will call you to come and pick them up at the camp site. All our staff are certified in Standard First Aid and CPR-C.
Camp Tiki Staff are selected based on experience working with children and leadership. All staff are trained in First Aid / CPR, Coordinated Approach to Children’s Health, and YMCA Child Guidance and Protection policies.
Should your camper require one on one support please contact
It is best if you make arrangements ahead of time, as your child might be away from the main site participating in an activity and it can take some time for them to walk back to meet you. Please call our Cobourg facility if you need to pick up your child. 905.372.0161
Campers should be dropped off between 8:30-9:00am at the specified meeting grounds and picked up between 4:30-5:00pm.
Your child’s safety is very important to us. An adult must pick up children under the age of 12 years. The YMCA defines an adult as 16 years of age or older. On the Summer Camp Registration Form there is an opportunity for parents to give permission for children ages 12 years or older to be permitted to walk home alone. If your child is not picked up and there is no signed release form, your child will stay in extended care and parent/guardian will be called. Extended care fee will be required to be paid upon pick up.
If you require any additional adults to be authorized to pick up your child from camp, please send a note to your child’s counselor with the date and your signature. We will ask all people we have not met to identify themselves with photo identification (e.g. driver’s license). The person must be over the age of 16. If someone comes to pick up your child without your prior written authorization, we will call home for verbal permission before releasing your child.
Along with wearing comfortable clothes, a hat and if necessary a rain coat/poncho, your child should also have a backpack with these essentials all labeled with their name: sunscreen, a healthy lunch, at least two snacks, a refillable water bottle, bathing suit and towel. Campers should not bring electronics to camp, and the YMCA cannot be responsible for any lost or stolen valuables.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, on-site campers will have access to breakfast and lunch at Camp Tiki. This means healthy nutritious meals for kids and a break from packing lunches for parents! Menus will be posted weekly and available at registration. Campers participating in our lunch program only need to bring snacks and a refillable water bottle.
Note: If your child has allergies or dietary restrictions, please send a full lunch, snacks and refillable water bottle. Camp Tiki is nut free.
Extreme Heat: Camp Directors check the weather daily to help keep campers safe. In the event of extreme heat your camper’s counselor will ask them to apply sunscreen every couple of hours. At outdoor sites they will play in the shaded areas. Indoor sites will play inside with limited time outside in the sun. Counselors will also remind your campers to take water breaks regularly throughout the day.

Thunderstorms:If thunderstorms are scheduled for the day CAMP STILL RUNS.
Outdoor sites – Campers will be taken to a sheltered area and engage in camp games until the storm passes.