YMCA OF COLUMBIA-WILLAMETTE

FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

YMCA Camp Collins

3001 SE Oxbow Parkway, Gresham, OR 97080

Parent Resources

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. Overnight Camp Identification Form—complete only for overnight camp use. Day Camp Identification Form—complete only for day camp use.

Letter to My Counselor
This letter is very important for Cabin Counselors, as they gain valuable insights that help them facilitate a positive experience for each camper.

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. After office hours call the Health House at 503.663.7305. However, between 12 pm Saturday and 12 pm Sunday leave a numeric message for the Summer Camp Program Director on the emergency pager at 503.441.2980.

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.

Stay Connected

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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