Required Check-In Documents
Please complete these forms, print them and bring them with you for registration on check-in day. Campers will not be admitted without all three completed forms.
- Medication Authorization Form
- Photo Identification Form
The Photo Identification Form is used to authorize specific individuals to pick-up your child at camp. Only people on this form will be able to pick-up your camper.
- Letter to Counselor
This letter is very important for Cabin Counselors, as they gain valuable insights that help them facilitate a positive experience for each camper.
Our parent handbook contains important information to prepare your child for camp.
Check in & Checkout Procedures
Both check-in and checkout are staggered due to limited parking at Camp. Please follow the schedule in the Parent Handbook, based on camper’s last name.
Early check-in is not possible because final staff preparations end at 2 PM. Checkout closes at 10:30 AM on Saturday, except for Pioneer Mini Camp Session 3A and 7A—checkout is Wednesday morning at 10 AM.
All campers in Overnight Camp, must provide their own transportation. Request driving directions by calling the camp office at 503.663.5813.
Emergency Communication & Medical Care
In case of a medical or family emergency at home, contact the YMCA Camp Collins office at 503.663.5813 or the Health House at 503.663.7305. Our office hours are: Monday through Friday from 8 AM–6 PM, Saturday from 8 AM–12 PM and Sunday from 12 PM–5 PM. For after office hours Monday through Friday, call the Health House at 503.663.7305. However, between 12 PM Saturday and 12 PM Sunday contact the Summer Camp Program Director at 503.320.1593.
Parents may contact camp at any time to get a report on how their child is doing from the Summer Camp Program Director at 503.405.1435. Our experience is that campers’ telephone conversations with parents tend to exacerbate or kick-start missing home, so campers do not have access to a telephone. In the event a child requests to make a phone call, permission to do so is granted at the Program Director’s discretion. Staff will make advance contact with the parent/ guardian to discuss the situation.
Our Health Officer stays on site Sunday through Friday. In case of an emergency, arrangements for treatment have been made with Mt Hood Medical Center in Gresham, which is seven miles from camp. Should any serious accident or illness occur at camp, parent/ guardians are notified immediately. In case of minor illness, parents are informed if their child remains in the Health House for more than 24 hours.
We reserve the right to send a child home if the Health Officer concludes that it is in the best interest of the child or the other campers in their cabin. If you plan to be away for any length of time during your child’s time at camp, please arrange for a relative or friend to be able to pick up your child should he or she become ill. Please include their name and telephone number on the Photo Identification Form above.
All campers at YMCA Camp Collins are covered by the camp’s accident policy, which is secondary coverage to the family’s own insurance.
Through registration you will begin to receive our monthly e-newsletter, the Campfire Chatter. This is a great way to stay connect with what is going on at camp during the summer and the rest of the year. Email the Camp Office to get on our receiving list.
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