PARENT INFORMATION

Thank you for choosing YMCA Camp Ingersoll! Camp is a wonderful and enriching experience for your campers. In order to help prepare you and your campers we have put together some of the top suggestions from parents and staff to help make this the Best Summer Ever!

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Before Camp -

During Camp -

Check Paperwork - carefully look thorough your statement to make sure that the sessions, programs and transportation info are all correct. Take a few minutes to read through the Parent Handbook to familiarize yourself with our camp’s policies and procedures

Ask Questions - Try asking specific question such as, “what special activity did you have today? What are the names of the new friends you are making in your group? Tell me about your counselor?” These specific questions will help spark a discussion and you’ll learn much more about your child’s day

Share Camp Memories - In the weeks leading up to camp, tell your children about your own summer camp memories to get them excited about their adventure. If possible show them your old camp photos or scrap book.

Share Camp Memories - In the weeks leading up to camp, tell your children about your own summer camp memories to get them excited about their adventure. If possible show them your old camp photos or scrap book.

Label Everything -  There are a lot of Red Sox and a lot of Yankee caps in our lost & found each summer. The only chance we have of getting these prized possessions back to their owner is if they are labeled with a first and last name.

Come to Family Nights - Coming to a camp family night lets your camper know that their experiences are important. All Family Nights are the first Thursday of a session so that you have more of an opportunity to get to know and interact with your child’s counselor. Click Here to see the dates.

Call Us - Campers often feel a little homesick or depressed when they are home and tired from a long day at camp. If you are ever concerned about how your camper is doing at camp, please call us. We will be sure to look into it and help in any way we can. 

Breakfast & Lunch - Campers need lots of energy! Please make sure your camper has a nutritious breakfast each morning. Furthermore, we recommend packing them a healthy well balanced lunch. If you are interested in our SUBWAY lunch program, please click here for more details. 

After Camp -

Keep In Touch -  We know that your child will make new friends. Because of shared experiences, summer camp friends often form a very close relationship. We encourage you to have your camper try to stay in touch with their summer friends throughout the school year. 

Evaluations and Comments -  We are always trying to make improvements to camp and our program. Your input and suggestions help us to do that. At the end of each summer we send out a survey and we appreciate you taking the time to fill it out. We are always looking for ways to better ourselves and our program. 

Bus Information

We do anticipate being able to offer bus transportation to camp in Summer 2021, however there are still details that are still TBD. Our goal is to do our best to keep kids safe while also being able to meet the needs of our camp families. We want to encourage those folks who can drop off and pick up at camp to continue to do so this summer. Below is a list of things that we know at this point in time:

  • We will be offering 5 buses on different routes throughout the local communities

  • Each bus will have a maximum capacity of 25 Families per bus

  • Families will be required to sign up for both AM+PM busing per session

  • There will be a fee of $20 per camper per bus

    • This fee will be waived for families enrolled in the Open Doors program

Preliminary Bus Stops

More specific information on routes and times TBA soon.

Northern Middlesex YMCA

YMCA CAMP INGERSOLL

Location: 94 Camp Ingersoll Road Portland, CT  

860-342-2267
Mailing: 99 Union Street Middletown, CT 06457  

860-342-2267

A Community of Caring People for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility