Visiting Day at Camp

Visiting Day at Camp

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 1 - 5pm

We’re excited to tell you that for 2017 we are going back to an on-campus visiting day! There will be ONE visiting day mid-way through weeks 3-4 so that all 6 & 4 week campers can see their parents.

Visiting Day is optional. Many 2 week parents do not visit since it is a short session. We also have many campers who live outside of the area or US. We plan a big day for everyone. The choice is up to you.

There are no visiting days during weeks 1-2 or weeks 5-6

The afternoon (note the change in time from previous years) will be EMERFEST, our festival of all activities. Your child will want to show you his/her bunk, introduce you to counselors and bunkmates. Parents have told us that they love the community feeling of visiting day and the opportunity to meet their child’s parent’s friends too. To us, you’re all family! We want to share camp firsthand with you and show off your child’s accomplishments.

Here are important details you’ll want to know:

  1. Food - There will be delicious afternoon snacks for all; including food prepared by the cooking classes. The campers will eat lunch before you arrive. NO outside food please out of respect for our campers and staff with food allergies. Thank you.
  2. Plan to arrive on time and leave extra time for your gps to send you on a “shortcut”.
  3. You may leave camp if you want with your child. All campers are required to be back at 5pm (no exceptions!)
  4. The activity areas will be open and there will be short performances during the day or on video.
  5. Hotel reservations book months in advance in the Berkshires. Some require 2-3 night stays. www.berkshires.org is the best resource for local availability. Don’t delay!
  6. No pets are allowed.
  7. No smoking anywhere on campus.
  8. Swimming and watersports are for campers only.
  9. For 4 and 6 week campers only: if you cannot make visiting day or parents are not together, and you want to visit, contact us to make separate arrangements.

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