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General Information
Lodging Options

Lodging is available for participants staying at camp overnight. Options vary by location. Most participants should expect to sleep with their peers on twin-sized bunk beds in a common room. All participants should plan to bring bedding, pillows, towels, and toiletries. Indoor bathrooms and showers are available but may be outside cabin spaces.

Meal Options

Participants may opt for full meal service (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) at camp. Meal options and serving styles (family or buffet) vary by location. Group Leaders must confirm meal plans with camp staff at least 30 days before. Camp staff will accommodate common dietary restrictions with at least three weeks' notice.

Staff Qualifications

Each staff member …

  • Undergoes an extensive hiring process, including a criminal history background check, reference checks, and an interview. 
  • Receives over 40 hours of training in camp program areas relating to children, health and safety skills, and are First Aid and CPR certified. 
  • Is committed to being positive role models for participants. 
  • Completes specialized training for specialty activity areas, such as waterfront or high-challenge courses. 
Challenge by Choice

We follow Challenge by Choice, a fundamental principle that empowers individuals to set their limits when participating in outdoor activities. It recognizes that everyone has different comfort levels and abilities and encourages individuals to challenge themselves at their own pace.

Health and Safety
Severe Weather

Our program is centered on Outdoor Education, meaning weather conditions such as rain and snow are considered part of the natural world and generally do not hinder our program. Participants should come prepared for outdoor experiences and be dressed appropriately. If severe weather approaches, all participants will be moved indoors to continue their programming. Not all of our programming is adaptable to being led indoors. However, instructors will do their best to continue scheduled programming accordingly.

Health Information

The Y of the North does not provide primary health care personnel, treatment, supplies, and/or emergency transportation for groups. All incoming groups are responsible for supplying their medical supplies and must bring someone qualified in first aid and trained in CPR. Incoming groups are to provide for all medical needs, including dispensing medications; however, we will not refuse treatment for anyone needing first aid or other emergency care.

Food and Diet

To ensure we get all participants the fuel they need, any food allergies or different dietary requirements should be indicated within your Participant Concerns. We will do our best to accommodate any meal allergies or dietary restrictions.

Risk Management

The Y of the North has a proven safety record of providing participants with a safe and fun environment. While we cannot guarantee accident-free travel or programming, our priority is the health and well-being of all our participants. Our attitude and investment in accident prevention and incident response enable our staff to respond appropriately and situationally.