2014 OVERNIGHT CAMPS
DATES AND INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED SOON FOR 2014!
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR CAMPERS WHO MADE 2013 SUCH AN AMAZING SUMMER!!
With more than 100 years of experience, YMCA Camp Letts offers a safe and stable environment for our guests. We are American Camp Association (ACA) Accredited, National YMCA Camp Standards Accredited and comply with all federal and state regulations. Each year, we select caring, alert and well trained staff through an interview process that includes an FBI background check. All of our staff are First Aid and CPR Certified, and program staff members are experienced and certified in their specific areas including: MD Safe Boating, YMCA and Red Cross Lifeguard, AA County Pool Operators and Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA).
Sample Day at Camp Letts
- 7:15 Reveille
- 7:45 Flagpole
- 8:00 Breakfast
- 9:00 First Activity
- 10:15 Second Activity
- 12:00 Lunch
- 1:00 Siesta
- 2:00 Cabin Activities
- 3:00 Third Activity
- 4:15 Fourth Activity
- 5:45 Flag Lowering
- 6:00 Dinner
- 7:00 Fiesta
- 8:00 Evening Activity Begins
- 9:15 Showers and bed
RESIDENT CAMP ACTIVITIES
|Archery||Drama||International Exploration||Swim Lessons|
|Arts & Crafts||Ecology||Jewelry Design||Softball|
|Basketball||Fashion Design||Lacrosse||Swim Safety Program|
|Canoeing||Frisbee Golf||Martial Arts||Tennis|
|Creative Writing||Health & Fitness Training||Intro to Sailing||Water Games|
|Dance||High Adventure Course||Soccer||And much, much more!|
YMCA Camp Letts swim evaluation is as follows for levels of capabilities:
Can swim less than two lengths of the pool.
Can swim two lengths of the pool demonstrating a recognizable stroke other than back stroke.
Can swim four lengths of the pool demonstrating a recognizable stroke other than back stroke, and tread water for two minutes.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa Cards are accepted for registration or payments. You may set up an AutoPay (EFT) for your credit card or bank draft payments to be automatically deducted for you. The necessary form will be in your confirmation packet or can be found online. Full Payment must be received two weeks prior to session attending.
We encourage campers to put pocket money into a Camp Store Account. A minimum of $10 can be paid to open a store account. The amount you wish to deposit in the store account can be added to your camp balance when being paid. This account is used to purchase items from the Camp Store only. Campers are unable to withdraw money from this account. Any remaining money at the end of each camp session is donated to our 2013 Caring for Communities Campaign at the end of that session. This fund enables more children to attend YMCA Camp Letts.
Bus service is available between Camp and selected Y branches for $80 round trip or $40 one-way. Details are mailed upon receipt of application in your confirmation packet. Airport transportation is also available upon request. Fees are applicable and vary based on airport. These fees are non refundable.
A camper is expected to enter Camp at the beginning of a session and to remain until the end of that session. No reduction in fees can be made for late arrivals or early departures.
Campers occasionally travel off Camp for special, closely monitored, group programs. It is understood that a camper’s parent or legal guardian fully authorizes such trips.
Use of the telephone by campers is discouraged. Special arrangements are always made for emergencies. Please note that campers may not bring cell phones to Camp.
CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Camp will always arrange for campers to make necessary phone calls. Camper cell phones will be confiscated if found and returned upon check-out. SENDING A CELL PHONE TO CAMP WITH YOUR CAMPER MAY BE GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL! ELECTRONIC DEVICES INCLUDING MP3 PLAYERS, IPODS, IPADS AND PHONE CAPABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE NOT WELCOME AT CAMP AND WILL BE CONFISCATED. Camp accepts no responsibility for damaged or loss of any confiscated electronics.
PARENTS AGREEMENT (Please read carefully)
When registering a camper for one of our one week resident camps, a non-refundable registration fee of $300 for each one or two-week camp must accompany your application to reserve your space. Day Camps and Try Out Camps non-refundable deposit is $50 per session and those on the waiting list who cannot be accommodated will have their deposit returned.
If your child does not have a current membership with a branch of the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, you are required to pay the non-member program rate.
CHANGES TO REGISTRATION
Any changes made from the original application must be in writing and accompanied by a $25 change fee. This policy applies both prior to, and during the session.
All fees are payable as follows: Non refundable registration fee must accompany the application. The balance of the Camp fee, Camp store, transportation and Add-On activity fees are due two weeks prior to the camper’s arrival. Bills are not rendered. Please mail all checks made payable to YMCA Camp Letts. If you are paying with a credit card or bank draft, Camp Letts can provide the form (in your confirmation packet) for this (EFT) service. In fairness to everyone, we will have to make substitutions from the waiting list if the full fee is not received within the allotted time. For payments made after the due date, we can only accept a certified check, credit card, money order or cash. If your resident camper is being picked up after 3:00 p.m. on the last day of their camp session, you will be charged a $100 late fee. This fee must be paid at the time your child/children are picked up.
It is assumed that the applicant is a healthy child in good physical condition and mentally able to participate fully in the program unless otherwise stated in writing to the Camp Director. Campers are to be examined by a physician within 24 months prior to their arrival at Camp and the results will be recorded on the form provided by YMCA Camp Letts. We will mail this form after the registration has been received. Maryland State Health Law requires all campers attending YMCA CAMP LETTS have a completed health form. Campers are not allowed to attend camp without this completed health form. The health form and copy of your insurance card should be mailed 2 weeks prior to the camper’s arrival. If a camper needs special medical treatment, medication, hospital care, or physician’s service during their camp session, his/her parents or legal guardian will be responsible for these payments.
It is agreed and understood that the camper will cooperate and accept YMCA Camp Letts standards of behavior. Failure to do so may result in discipline or immediate dismissal with no refund.
The parent/guardian agrees and understands that in case of dismissal, homesickness or voluntary withdrawal, there will be no refund of camp fees. If it is deemed advisable by the camp to send a camper home due to medical reasons, a parent must request in writing a pro rata refund, with an attached doctor’s note. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS FOR NO SHOWS OR CANCELLATIONS MADE WITHIN TEN DAYS OF EXPECTED ARRIVAL DATE. There are also no refunds for cancellation of activities due to related weather conditions. The YMCA reserves the right to refuse any applicant and to cancel any reservation.
Any camper may have his or her photograph taken during the course of activities and it is understood that YMCA Camp Letts has permission to use such photos for promotion and various publications.
Please do not allow your campers to bring any items of value to camp. We are not responsible for lost, misplaced, damaged or stolen items or money. PLEASE, NO CELL PHONES.
All left behind items are bagged and stored for one week and then donated to a local charity. All items are stored for one week only. Please label all of your camper’s belongings!