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Camp Information


Short Version Parent Handbook: Includes packing list and check in and check out info

Long Version Parent Handbook


Camp Forms and Payments 



Full Camp information can be found in the Family Handbook. 

Below are our frequently asked questions! 

Check In and Check Out

Check In

Check In At camp will be staggered by last name to help control the number of people on camp. Family may accompany the camper to the cabin and remain outside while the camper settles in. A temperature check and health screening will be completed.

Last names A-M will be from 2pm-3pm

Last names N-Z will be from 3pm-4pm


Check In At Bus (preregistration required, $30 each way) begins at 11:30am. Pre-registration is required. The bus will leave the Parkwood YMCA at approximately 12:00pm.

The bus location is the Parkwood YMCA 2306 Haslett Road East Lansing, MI 48823.


Check Out

Adults picking up camper must be listed on their camper release form and have a photo ID.


Check Out At Camp will take place on Friday 6:00pm - 6:30pm.

Check Out At The Bus will take place Friday at approximately 7:45pm



All medications, including inhalers and epi pens, must be sent in their original container with label. The child’s name, physician name and the directions including dosage and frequency must be clearly printed on the label. Send only the supply needed for your camper’s stay. All medications and vitamins are to be given to the Health Officer at checkin. Medications are not permitted in cabins.

Emergency medications will be held in a central location and brought with children when they leave the main camp area.


Packing List 

Label everything! Add additional items for a two week stay accordingly.

The YMCA is not responsible for lost or damaged personal items.

Please leave valuables and very important items at home.


  • 4 pairs shorts 
  • 2 pairs blue jeans &/or pants
  • Heavy sweater, sweatshirt or jacket
  • Pajamas
  • 6 shirts (1-2 long sleeved)
  • Swim suit
  • Rain gear
  • Flip-flops or sandals
  • Underwear and socks
  • Closed toe shoes


  • Bag for dirty laundry
  • Bin, tote or trunk to keep your child’s belongings organized.
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Hat
  • Daypack or small backpack
  • Water bottle

Bedding and Toiletries

  • Sleeping bag or comforter
  • Twin sheet to cover mattress
  • Pillow and cover
  • Washcloth & bath towel
  • Beach towel
  • Shower cady, or container to hold toiletries for one week
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Comb/brush
  • Shampoo, conditioner and soap
  • Deodorant

Optional Items

  • Camera
  • Fishing pole & tackle (we have equipment at camp)
  • Writing & Reading Material
  • Stamps & envelopes (pre addressed is best!)
  • White Tshirt for tie dye
  • Small fan
  • Swim goggles


The following are not permitted: cell phones, personal music devices, smart watches, Fitbits, laser pointers, video games, electronics, tablets, food with peanuts or tree nuts, or fireworks. These items will be held in the camp office.


Daily Schedule 

7:30am                 Wake up

8:30am                 Breakfast

9:15am-12pm       Morning Activities

12:30pm               Lunch

1:30pm                 Rest Hour

2:30pm – 5:30       Afternoon Activities/Open Swim

6:00pm                 Dinner

7:00pm                 Evening Activities

8:30-10pm            Lights Out by Village/Age