Camp Wydaca Parent Handbook 2020

The “New” Typical Camp Day

At Camp Wydaca the health and wellness of our Campers and Staff has always been and always will be our top priority. Although camp may look a little different to implement the latest guidelines, the Senior Staff has been busy planning another awesome summer. We feel it is important for campers to learn and excel in a safe environment, and have planned a wide variety of activities to meet the needs of every camper. 

We have been working closely with the American Camp Association, the CDC, and the New Jersey Department of Health to implement new safety policies and procedures to ensure your campers have a safe and meaningful summer.  Camp Wydaca will continue to offer a wide variety of activities to meet the highest safety standards and the needs of every camper. Traditional Camp consists of days filled with; Instructional Swim, Free Swim, Sports, Art and STEM, Activity Time, and Lunch. Specialty Camps consist of concentrated time of chosen specialty, Instructional Swim, Free Swim, and Lunch. 

So whether your child is looking for a Traditional Camp experience or a more specialized approach, Camp Wydaca is a nurturing safe environment where all campers are encouraged to explore their interests and grow in an age appropriate setting.


Health and Wellness Information: 

The health, safety, and wellness of our campers and staff has always been a priority at Camp WYDACA.  This year is no exception.  Renewed attention has been given to our safety procedures and policies in order to minimize all risks and maximize the camp experience.

An outdoor medical tent will be set up and staffed by a Camp Nurse.  Campers will be seen and evaluated and first aid will be given.  Campers who require more time and attention will be directed to the camp health office located on the lower level of the Y.

In addition, an isolation area and/or quarantine tent will be available for any camper or staff who develop or display COVID-19 symptoms.

General Health and Medical Information: 

  • Your child’s health profile must be completed on Campdoc.com 2 weeks prior to your child’s start of camp.  The immunization record and the most recent physical exam record can be uploaded directly to the website.  Campers will not be permitted to attend camp if their health profile is not 100% complete. No exceptions will be made.
  • If your child requires medication to be administered during the camp day, a Medication Confirmation Form must be completed, signed by the parent and healthcare provider, and uploaded to the health profile on Campdoc.com. 
  • A Food Allergy Action Plan and/or an Asthma Action Plan must be completed and signed by you and your healthcare provider if your child requires medication for allergy or asthma symptoms.  These forms are available on Campdoc.com and can be uploaded to the health profile.
  • All medication that is to be administered at camp must be sent in the original container with the current prescription label.  Please make arrangements with Camp Nurse to drop off all medications. Please contact Judy Daly at [email protected].  Please do not leave medication in your child’s backpack.
  • Contact the camp nurse if there are any changes in your child’s health status or if new issues arise that may impact him/her while at camp

Injury Procedures: 

In the event of an injury, the child will be assessed and first aid will be initiated as needed.

  • Parents/guardians will be notified of any injury to the head or neck within 1 hour.
  • Parents/guardians will be notified of any injury that requires more than minor first aid.
  • Any injury or illness that results in a child visiting an emergency room, being admitted to the hospital, a call to 911, on-site medical care, or transport to an emergency room or urgent care at the conclusion of the camp session will require written notification to the NJ Department of Health.  Notification will be the responsibility of the Camp Director.

Illness Policy:

The Wyckoff YMCA and Camp WYDACA strive to promote optimal health conditions for all children.  In order to safeguard the health of all campers and staff we ask that you keep your child home if they are showing signs of illness. These signs can include, but are not limited to:

  • A temperature of 100 or higher 
  • Conjunctivitis, or “pink eye”
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Unidentified/undiagnosed rashes or skin eruptions
  • Respiratory illness that produces nasal discharge, coughing, and sneezing
  • Ear or throat infections
  • A contagious disease or condition such as measles, chickenpox, lice

If your Child becomes ill at Camp:

Any child who becomes ill during the day will be seen and evaluated by the Camp Nurse.  If it is determined the child cannot remain at camp, a parent or guardian will be notified with the expectation that every effort will be made to pick up the child as soon as possible.  Children should not return to camp until the child is fever free (without the use of fever reducing medications) and symptom free for at least 24 hours. 

Please Note: This return to camp policy applies to non-COVID-19 illnesses.


Health and Medical Information Related to COVID-19:

COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by a new (novel) coronavirus.  Most cases produce mild to moderate symptoms, like the common cold, but can be more severe in older adults and those with chronic health conditions.  COVID-19 is most likely spread from person to person by droplets due to coughing and/or sneezing, and from contact with contaminated surfaces.

How to prevent the spread of COVID-19: 

The same steps you can take to prevent the spread of flu and the common cold will also prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently.  Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wear face coverings.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid contact with others.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

Parents/guardians should be aware of and alert to signs of COVID-19 illness in their children and keep them home when they are sick. Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Screening and Admittance to Camp:

Daily screenings will occur and will include a temperature check and brief symptom check before the campers exit their cars. Campers and staff that have a fever of 100.4 or above or other signs of COVID-19 illness will not be admitted to camp.

If a Camper or Staff Member develops COVID-19 symptoms at Camp: 

Campers and staff who develop COVID-19 symptoms will be directed to the quarantine/isolation area and will be evaluated and monitored by the Camp Nurse.  Parents or guardians will be notified so transport home can occur quickly.  Staff Members, who are able to drive, will be escorted to their cars.

Communication with your primary healthcare provider will be advised to determine if testing for COVID-19 is appropriate and to determine other causes for the symptoms.  Campers and staff are not able to return to camp if a COVID-19 diagnostic test is pending.

If a Camper or Staff Member tests Positive for COVID-19:

The confidentiality of an individual who reports a positive COVID-19 test will be maintained.  All families and staff of the individual’s group or “pod” will be notified immediately. Camp WYDACA will follow the reporting guidelines established by the CDC and NJ Department of Health and will include contact with local health authorities.  This contact and communication will determine the camp’s appropriate course of action and follow-up.

When Campers and Staff can return to Camp:

Campers and staff with symptoms and who tested positive for COVID-19 can return to camp when:

The answers to ALL of the following questions is YES: 

  • Has it been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared?
  • Fever free for 3 days (72 hours) without the use of fever reducing medication?
  • Has it been 3 days (72 hours) since symptoms improved? 

OR The answer to ALL of the following questions is TRUE:

  • Fever free without the use of fever reducing medications.
  • Improvement of respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath).
  • Two negative COVID-19 tests collected > 24 hours apart.

Campers and staff without symptoms and who tested positive for COVID-19 can return to camp when the answer to both of the following questions is YES:

  • Have at least 10 days passed since your first positive test?
  • Have been without any subsequent illness and remain without symptoms?

OR The answer to the following is TRUE:

  • Two negative COVID-19 tests collected > 24 hours apart.

You may refer to the following documents provided by the NJ Department of Health:


Daily Screening and Temperature Checks: 

All staff 21 and older have or will be COVID tested prior to the start of camp. All counselors will also be temperature checked and screened before the start of each work day.  

 

Due to the current environment, all campers will be temperature checked during the drop off process before being able to enter camp (drop off procedures are explained below).  Any camper with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will not be able to attend for the day.  We will also do a quick symptom health screen in addition to our regular health monitoring throughout the day.


Social Distancing: 

All campers will follow social distancing requirements between pods and groups. Six feet minimally will be required at all times between pods.

Camp Leadership Team and Specialty Instructors who are not assigned a pod, will maintain social distancing or wear a mask where it is not feasible.


Pods/Households: 

The objective is to group campers with the same counselors and campers for the duration of the camp day.  Campers will be placed in pods of 10 to 12 campers. 

The pod will stay together and do activities together throughout the day.  The pod will maintain minimally 6 feet of social distancing between the other pods.

Traditional Camp is primarily grouped by the number of weeks campers attend. Specialty camps, which may change more often, are grouped minimally by week.

We are able to approve friend requests (up to 3) as long as they are registered for the same number of weeks.


Masks: 

Campers are not required to wear masks outdoors in their pods while maintaining 6 feet of social distancing from other pods.  All campers will be required to wear masks indoors, for bathroom runs, and changing. We ask families to pack a mask in a labeled ziploc the same way you would pack a towel, sunscreen, water bottle, lunch, and change of clothes. Counselors will also not be required to wear masks with their pod.  All staff and campers will be required to wear masks when 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained outside their group.  In the event we need to move inside due to inclement weather, everyone will be required to wear a mask.

Full Day Wee’s will be encouraged to wear masks, but are not required to,  in their indoor designated space.


Activities: 

The Camp Team has been busy planning awesome camp activities to deliver to the camp pods in an engaging, educational, and safe way. 

Activities will be structured and follow all the latest safety and cleaning protocols. 

Social distancing between pods will be followed and hand washing/use of hand sanitizer will be required.  Only one camp group will be scheduled at each activity.


Swim: 

Campers will swim each day. Swimming as an activity has always been a cornerstone of Camp Wydaca. In order to streamline the activities for campers, they will have back to back Instructional and Free Swim periods.  Campers will swim with their pod and continue to maintain 6 feet of social distancing from other pods.  In order to remain in pod and maintain social distancing, Instructional Swim will look a little different.  Swim instructors will give lessons while maintaining social distancing guidelines.  We are so fortunate to have three bodies of water to provide Instructional Swim and Free Swim for our campers...the beautiful Spring Lake and the two Indoor Pools (for older campers and once opened by Governor Murphy). 

  • Campers will swim in Spring Lake in designated areas according to swim ability.
  • In order to swim in the deep water, campers must pass a deep water test administered by the waterfront staff.
  • Buddy Checks will be called every 10 minutes during Free Swim.
  • Please note all camp counselors will encourage each camper to participate in all swim activities.

Sports: 

Due to Executive Order 149, ALL sports must be held outdoors. The Sports Team has been working hard to adjust curriculum to deliver the high quality program we are known for.  All sports activities will be broken down by pod. All pods will have their own equipment to use for their sports period.  A sanitizing/cleaning regimen is in place for all activity equipment between use.  We have purchased extra equipment and supplies to be able to deliver a comprehensive and safe sports experience.  Regular handwashing and use of hand sanitizer will be encouraged throughout the day and after every sports period.  No contact sports games will be permitted at this time but we will be following the Executive Order closely.


Art: 

This summer, in an effort to limit camper crossover between age groups,  art will be delivered to campers in their own tents. 

The Art Team will follow all new safety and cleaning procedures. 

We will have labeled individual bags for all campers that will contain, but are not limited to; crayons, markers, scissors, glue, pencils, and paintbrushes.


Specialty Camp: 

All Specialty Camps have been moved outdoors. 

Program Specialists have updated curriculum and lesson plans to deliver a quality program.

Per Executive Order 149, Sports Specialty Camps will operate primarily on a “Skills and Drills” Program until further notice. 


New Cleaning Procedures: 

All shared spaces will be cleaned and sanitized between use.

Professional cleaning staff will have increased scheduled times to follow all the new standards set. 

We will use EPA recommended products. 


Handwashing/Use of Hand Sanitizer: 

All campers will have mandatory handwashing and/or hand sanitizing between activities.

To facilitate this, we have rented hand washing stations and sanitizer stations which will be placed throughout the campgrounds. 

In addition, each pod will have hand sanitizer to use between activities.


Bathrooms: 

In an effort to keep campers outdoors whenever possible, we have rented two trailer bathrooms for campers to use.

We will also have access to the  Lake House and main building lower level bathrooms.  Indoor bathrooms would require the wearing of masks. 

All bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized by professional cleaning staff hourly using EPA approved products.


Water Stations: 

Each grade and specialty unit will have their own water station to refill water bottles throughout the day. 

Counselors will refill water bottles for campers. 

We will also have disposable cups and gloves available.


Parent Communication: 

Communication is a key component and vital between the Camp Staff and Camp Parents and never more important than this summer. 

The Camp Director and Grade Directors/Specialty Directors are available to parents via camp cell phones during the camp day.

A Camp Staff Directory will be available online and also included in our Weekly Camp Newsletter.

Please be sure we have an accurate email on file to ensure you get all correspondence.

Camp Wydaca email communications are sent using Constant Contact. Please do not unsubscribe. 

If you have already unsubscribed, please contact [email protected]


Registration and Payments:

All Camp Wydaca and Summer Wees daycare balances must be paid in full prior to attending camp.   

2020 Camp Payment Schedule:

Camp balances will be drafted on the below dates via the credit card provided at registration. All online credits will be applied to outstanding camp balances.

CAMP WEEK:

DRAFT DATE:

Week 3 (July 6 – 10) & Week 4 (July 13 – 17) July 1
Week 5 (July 20 – 24 ) & Week 6 (July 27 – 31) July 15
Week 7 (August 3 – 7) & Week 8 (August 10 – 14) July 29
Week 9 (August 17 – 21) August 12


Schedule Changes:

The Business Office would need to be notified if there are any changes to the Camper’s Schedule by the below dates.

For Weeks 3-6: June 30

For Weeks 7-9: July 27

If notification is received after these dates, it will result in a loss of deposit and additional paid camp fees will be credited to the remaining camp balances or YMCA Online Credit.

Aftercare Adjusted Rate:

  • $50 per week

Teen Good to Go and Teen Scene Adjusted Rates:

  • Full Member: $325     Non/Program Member: $360

Did you know...

You can view your Camper’s enrollment, balances, and online credits? To review enrollments, balances and online credits Click Here.

For questions regarding registration/payments or to register for additional sessions/make changes, please contact [email protected] or the Business Office at 201.891.2081


Before Camp Care and After Camp Care:

Due to the mandated limitations regarding the consistency of group members, we are unable to offer Before Care in its traditional setting. However, the Drop Off Process will begin earlier, at 8am, at no charge. In order to accommodate the need for an Aftercare Program, we are able to provide “after hours'’ care until 5pm at an adjusted weekly rate of $50.


Zero Tolerance Policy: 

Camp Wydaca is a safe haven for all children and embodies the four core values of Caring, Respect, Honesty, and Responsibility.

Please be advised, Camp Wydaca maintains a “zero tolerance” policy for any form of physical or emotional bullying.

Any child involved in bullying or inappropriate behavior will be immediately dismissed from the camp.


Discipline Policy: 

The staff of the Wyckoff Family YMCA will express rules and expectations in a positive manner. Children are expected to follow the directions of staff members, treat one another with respect, treat staff members with respect, stay with their groups, respect the property of others and the camp facility, and follow all safety rules at camp. Absolutely NO violence will be tolerated at camp. Profanity and threats are unacceptable.

Children who choose not to follow directions will be reminded in a positive way, redirected, and encouraged to cooperate. The counselor may assign a brief “break” period for the child (several minutes of sitting quietly near the group to regain self-control before returning to the group’s activity). A child who continues to be uncooperative will be brought to the attention of the Grade Director who will determine an appropriate course of action.


Cell Phone Policy: 

In an effort to provide all campers with a positive camp experience, Camp Wydaca has implemented a “no cell phone” policy for all campers and counselors.

This includes the use of smart watches. We understand that parents may have a need to contact their children during camp hours.

Therefore, on the first day of each session, parents will be provided with contact information for their child’s Grade Director.


Photo Policy: 

Camp Wydaca reserves the right to take pictures of our campers during daily activities and special events.

These pictures would only be used for “in house” purposes, i.e.: slide shows, YMCA bulletin boards, and parent handouts.

In the event, the YMCA would like to use any of the above photographs for publicity, public relations, or the YMCA website; we would contact the parent/guardian to ask for additional parent consent.


Nut Policy: 

  • This summer due to new guidelines requiring campers to remain in their pods, Camp Wydaca will be a “Nut Free” camp and asks all parents to refrain from sending campers with any nut products. 
  • Camp Wydaca will not purchase, serve, or sell any products that contain nuts.
  • Thank you in advance for your cooperation in keeping all our campers safe and healthy.

Valuables: 

  • PLEASE do not send your camper with any valuables, toys, or electronic devices.  Due to safety standards and cleaning procedures we really need your assistance with this.  
  • Please label your child’s belongings including his or her lunch box, clothing, backpack, face mask, sunblock, and towel.
  • As a courtesy, articles found on the grounds will be held for the duration of each week only. If your child loses an item, please check the Lost and Found Container located in the front corral.

Drop Off, Pick Up, and our NEW Traffic Pattern: 

We have Four Camp Corrals 

The Main Corral 

Traditional Grade 2 and Teen Camps and All Program and Performing Arts Specialty Camps  

The Childcare Entrance Outdoor Area (Near Playground)

Half Day and Full Day Wees 

The Upper Corral 

Kindergarten and Grade 1

The TURF FIELD (behind the Y) 

Traditional Gr. 3 - 5, All Sport Specialty Camps ALL GRADES

The Main & Upper Corral Drop Off Route:

  • Please enter the parking lot via Wyckoff Avenue only
  • Proceed to the designated Corral - There will be signs and staff to assist you
  • Please do not exit the car.  We are encouraging one parent/guardian to drop off and wear a mask
  • Campers should wear a mask to be screened
  • Camper will be screened and temperature checked
  • Once cleared, campers will use hand sanitizer and proceed to their tent and meet with their pod
  • Exit via Spring Meadow

Turf Drop off (behind the Y):

  • Please enter on Charles Avenue-(Right off of West Main Street)
  • Proceed to the Turf Lot - There will be signs and staff to assist you
  • Please do not exit the car.  We are encouraging one parent/guardian drop off and should wear mask
  • Camper should wear mask to be screened
  • Camper will be screened and temperature checked
  • Once cleared, campers will use hand sanitizer and proceed to their tent and meet with their pod
  • Exit via Charles Avenue

New Drop Off Procedure for Full Day and Half Day Wees

  • Please enter the parking lot via Wyckoff Avenue only
  • Proceed to designated corral, there will be staff to assist you (In front of Child Care Entrance)
  • Parent/Guardian will stay in the car during screening.  Once cleared, the child will be walked to their designated area by a staff member.  Parent/Guardian and child are required to wear a mask during this time. 
  • If you choose to park and walk your child to the screening area you may do so.  Parent/Guardian and child are required to wear a mask during this time. 
  • Once cleared, campers will use the hand sanitizer and be taken to their designated area
  • Follow traffic pattern and exit via Spring Meadow

Multiple Children in 2 Corrals:

  • If you have a Child in the Main (or Childcare) and Upper Corral 
  • Please drop off at the Main (or Childcare) Corral First 
  • Then the Upper Corral - There will be signs and staff to assist you
  • Please do not exit the car.  We are encouraging one parent/guardian drop off and should wear mask
  • Camper should wear mask to be screened
  • Camper will be screened and temperature checked
  • Once cleared, campers will use hand sanitizer and proceed to their tent and meet with their pod
  • Exit via Spring Meadow

If you have a Child in EITHER the Main or the Upper Corral AND Turf Corral 

  • Please drop off at the Main/Upper Corral First 
  • Then make left onto Spring Meadow Drive 
  • Proceed to Turf Field Corral - There will be signs and staff to assist you
  • Please do not exit the car.  We are encouraging one parent/guardian drop off and should wear mask
  • Camper should wear mask to be screened
  • Camper will be screened and temperature checked
  • Once cleared, campers will use hand sanitizer and proceed to their tent and meet with their pod.
  • Exit via Charles Avenue

Multiple Children in all Corrals:

  • Please drop off at the Main (or Childcare) Corral First 
  • Then proceed to drop off at the Upper Corral 
  • Then make left onto Spring Meadow Drive 
  • Proceed to the Turf Field - There will be signs and staff to assist you
  • Please do not exit the car.  We are encouraging one parent/guardian drop off and should wear mask
  • Camper should wear mask to be screened
  • Camper will be screened and temperature checked
  • Once cleared, campers will use hand sanitizer and proceed to their tent and meet with their pod
  • Exit via Charles Avenue

Parents who wish to speak with staff members must park their vehicles as not to impede traffic flow.  At no time, may a parent be able to enter campgrounds.


Drop Off & Pick Up Schedule:

In an effort to improve traffic flow... Please adhere to the following Drop Off & Pick Up Schedule

Drop Off Between: 

8 – 8:30am • A-L (Campers Last Name Begins With) 

8:30 – 9am • M-Z (Campers Last Name Begins With)

No child can be dropped off in corral prior to 8am.

Pick Up Between:

3:25 – 3:45pm • A-L (Campers Last Name Begins With)

3:45 – 4:05pm • M-Z (Campers Last Name Begins With)

No cars will be permitted on Y property for pickup prior to 3:25pm.

We appreciate your continued cooperation and look forward to a more efficient drop off and pick up process. Speed limit is 5 miles per hour on the YMCA property. It is strictly enforced.

FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL CHILDREN, PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY AND SLOWLY.  Please refrain from using cell phones.


Camper Identification Cards: 

Camper Identification Cards will be distributed during drop off on your campers first day of camp. 

Please see below:

  • Campers with Last Names begin A-L will have Blue Identification Cards.
  • Campers with Last Names begin M-Z will have Yellow Identification Cards.
  • Full Day Wees will have Green Identification Cards.
  • Half Day Wees will have Orange Identification Cards.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Please complete these cards and display them in the front windshield of your car. This will help to facilitate drop-offs and pick-ups. These identification cards are required in order to pick up your child.
  • Your child will be released only to those people with the Identification Card or designated during online registration as Authorized Pick-Ups. Must be 18 years or older. 
  • In the event that no authorized adult is able to pick up your child, please notify the YMCA in writing prior to the start of pick-up time. State the name and phone number of the individual who will be picking up. This note must be signed by an authorized parent or guardian.
  • It is YMCA policy that authorized pick ups must be 18 years of age or older. 
  • In case of emergency, please contact your Unit Director via cell or email with the name of the person you are authorizing to pick up.
  • Please fill out the identification card completely and accurately. Please make note of the particular camp group or specialty camp your child is participating in each session. This will expedite the pick-up procedure.

Rainy Day Policy: 

In the event of rain and/or thunder/lightning, we will switch to a Rainy day pickup.  This will be posted at the top of our Camp Homepage. Please place pick up card in the windshield for Staff to see campers name clearly.  Also be sure to list the camp your child is registered for.

Main Corral Campers:

(Grade 2, Performing Arts Specialty Camps, Program Specialty Camps and Teens),  Child Care Drop Off (Half day wee’s and Full Day Wees) will all be moved indoors to the lower level of the Y building for safety. 

  • Pick up for the above campers will be moved to the child care entrance by playground.
  • Please enter Wyckoff Ave entrance.
  • Please loop around the main parking lock to pick up camper. 
  • A counselor will bring your camper to car. 
  • To exit please use Spring Meadow Drive.  Staff will help you merge into lane to exit.

Upper Corral Campers:

(Grade K and Grade 1) and Turf Field Campers (Grade 3-5 and Sports Specialty Camps) will be moved indoors to the upper level of the Y building. 

  • Pick up for the above campers will be moved to the back door entrance. 
  • Please enter Wyckoff Ave entrance. 
  • Please process straight around the Y building to pick up camper.  A counselor will bring your camper to car. 
  • To exit please proceed to Spring meadow Drive.

Thank you for your patience and please proceed with extra caution.


Camp Wydaca Tips and Advice: 

Please label EVERYTHING.

  • Please send your camper in his/her bathing suit.
  • Campers spend most of the day outdoors; sunscreen protection of SPF 15 or higher is highly recommended. Please be sure sunscreen has been applied to your child BEFORE they arrive for the day. Counselors will re-apply the sunscreen throughout the day.  Please provide a facestick especially if sending spray sunscreen.  All sunscreen should be labeled.
  • Campers should bring a labeled water bottle to camp each day. There will be water stations set up in each tent so that your child’s counselor may continually fill his or her water bottle.
  • Please send your child with a mask in a labeled ziploc bag.
  • Please send your child with a labeled towel and backpack each day.
  • Campers who are not participating in the camp lunch program should bring a bag lunch, snack, and drinks. Please send only non-perishable foods in non glass containers. Special provisions can be made if refrigeration is required. A freezer pack or frozen juice box helps to keep lunches cool. Please label your child’s lunch box/bag.
  • Please evaluate the weather conditions each morning. During cooler weather, please send a sweatshirt or jacket in your child’s backpack. 
  • Sneakers and socks should be worn each camp day. Flip-flops and sandals are not permitted to be worn to camp but may be in the child’s backpack to wear to the lake. Campers who are wearing flip-flops or sandals will not be permitted to participate in some activities including sports.
  • Please do not send any non-essential items to camp.
  • Full Day Wees will receive notification of additional supplies needed in their welcome letter.

Early Pick-ups: 

  • All early pick-ups must occur before 2:30pm. 
  • Please contact the Unit Director to arrange for an early pick up.
  • Please have a Camper Identification Card and present it to staff in the designated area.
  • We cannot accommodate early pick-ups between the hours of 2:30pm and 3:30pm.

Late Arrivals:

  • We encourage all campers to arrive at camp by 9:15am. In the event campers are late to camp, please contact your Unit Director.  There will be designated parking spots for you to park in order for your camper to be screened and have their temperature check before joining their pod. 

Late Pick-ups:

  • All campers who are in need of Aftercare must be pre-registered.
  • Any camper not registered for Aftercare and not picked up by 4:05pm may be charged a $25 late fee.
  • Any camper who is registered for Aftercare, and is picked up after 5pm may be charged a $25 late fee every fifteen minutes.

Off-Site Trips:

NO field trips or off site activities are permitted at camp this summer.


Fun Friday FREE LUNCH:

Each Friday, campers enjoy an All Camp Lunch provided by Camp Wydaca. All lunches will be pre-packaged and prepared following all the necessary safety standards and protocols.  If your child does not prefer the items on the menu for that day, please send your child with an alternate lunch.

JULY 10 - Burger, Chips, Water, and Snack (YMCA Lakehouse)

JULY 17 - Chicken Fingers, Chips, Snack, and Water  (YMCA Lakehouse)

JULY 24 - Pasta, Meatball, Cheese Bread, and Water   (Aldo's)

JULY 31 - Quesadillas, Chips & Salsa, Cookie, and Water   (3 Chicas Mexican Kitchen)

AUGUST 7 - Popcorn Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Fruit, and Water  (Nicholas Market)

AUGUST 14 - Italian or Turkey Sandwich, Chips, Cookie, and Water   (Wyckoff Deli)

AUGUST 21 - Burger, Chips, Snack, and Water   (YMCA Lakehouse)


Camp Lunch Program:

What is Camp Lunch?

Camp Wydaca Lunch is a 4-day program (Monday – Thursday) offered for campers.  A camp-wide lunch is provided to all campers on Fridays.

LEARN MORE! 


Snacks: 

This summer, Camp Wydaca will provide an afternoon snack to ALL campers, in lieu of purchasing a snack. 

All snacks will be individually wrapped and distributed by their pod counselor. 

Snacks will include but are not limited to bags of Goldfish, pretzels, animal crackers, ice cream, and ice pops. 

As always, campers may bring their own snack.


Restricted Items: 

  • For the safety and well-being of all campers and staff, campers should never have in their possession: 
  • Prescription or Recreational Drugs
  • Alcohol or Tobacco
  • Weapons of any kind including pocket knives
  • Animals
  • Possession of any of the above items are immediate grounds for dismissal from camp.

2020 CAMP E-MAILS: 

Camp Director:

Chris P. - 201-788-2951

[email protected]

Full Day Wee’s, Wyckoff Day Care Director:

Marybeth M. - 201-264-2685

[email protected]

Half Day Wee’s:

Kaitlin M. -201-248-8076

[email protected]

Camp Kinder Director: Kindergarten 

Jess V.  -  201-264-4989

[email protected]

Camp Youngster Directors: Gr. 1 - 2

Rebecca G.  Grade 1 - 201- 376-4754 & Kelly F. -  201-376-2040

[email protected] / [email protected]

Jess J.   Grade 2  -  201-697-1299

[email protected] 

Camp Juniors Directors: Gr. 3 - 5

Sue K. - 201-697-1004
and Mark R. - 201-264-2368

[email protected] / [email protected]

Teen Camp Director: 

Amanda B. -  201-264-8621

[email protected]

Sports Specialty Director:

Scott L. -  201-264-9348

[email protected]

Programs Specialty Director:

Sharon T. -  201-376-1780

[email protected]

Performing Arts Speciality Directors:

Laura T. - 516-330-0276
and Tim S. -  201-697-1475

[email protected]  /  [email protected]

Registrations & Billing:

Linda B.

[email protected]

Camp Lunch:

Laura V.

[email protected]

Camp Nurses:

Judy D. - 551-427-7812
and Camp Nurse - 201 248-9772

[email protected]  / [email protected]

After Camp Care (Before 3 pm)

Sharon Twiddy,  201-376-1780

[email protected]

After Camp Care (After 3 pm)

ACC Director,  201-376-3007