We want you to be prepared! This page is your one-stop shop with everything that parents and campers need to know to get ready for camp this summer.
In order to reduce contact between sessions, each session will begin on a Sunday (instead of Saturday) and will end on a Saturday:
- CIT/WIT Training Week: Sunday, June 26 to Saturday, July 2
- Session 1: Sunday, July 3 to Saturday, July 16
- Session 2: Sunday, July 17 to Saturday, July 30
- Close Up: Sunday, July 31 to Tuesday, August 2
Session 3 will not be offered this summer due to low interest. We intend to offer Session 3 once again in 2023.
Health Forms and Food Allergies
If you did not submit the Health Form at the time of registration, please email it to the registrars at least two weeks before the start of your son’s confirmed session. If you want your son to be able to take medication while at camp, a doctor must review and sign page two of the Health Form before submitting.
If your child has food allergies, we strongly encourage him to attend Session 2. Our kitchen staff that session will be equipped to minimize the risk of cross-contamination and make appropriate substitutions.
Sermons and Platform Material
A sermon will be chosen specifically for your son (which he needs to memorize before coming to camp). We have done our best to choose a sermon that is suited to his personality and ability. You can work with your son to make minor adjustments to the wording, if you’d like. Most scripture quotations are in NIV or KJV, but feel free to use your son’s preferred translation instead. The sermon will be included in the confirmation email.
Returning Boys will also receive a list of platform ok’d in previous summers in the confirmation email. You can find copies of the previous material in the Platform Library. Your son can challenge himself by also memorizing a chapter of scripture before camp.
Please review the packing tips to see what to pack for your son’s stay and how to deposit spending money on arrival.
Saturday Afternoon Program
Families are invited to attend our Saturday Afternoon Program in-person in 2022. The program runs from 2:00pm to 3:30pm on the final Saturday of camp. We encourage families to stay for the program when they arrive to pick up their son.
New York State has not announced any COVID-related health protocols for summer camps. We will inform families via email if the State introduces any new requirements. You can read our past emails on our email updates page (we sent our most recent email on June 01, 2022).
Although we intend to run our normal program this summer, families should be aware of the following:
- We have not yet made a final decision on whether campers and staff will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result when they arrive at camp. We are monitoring the spread of the Omicron BA.2 subvariant. If case counts remain low this spring, we will inform families if we intend to waive this requirement.
- Campers and staff should only come to camp if they are feeling well. We ask that anyone who is feeling unwell (cold, fever, flu, etc.) or who may have had contact with someone with COVID-19 to stay home.
- If we suspect or confirm that a camper has COVID-19 at camp, he will be quarantined. His parents will be asked to pick him up within 24 hours.
If you are traveling on Interstate 90 or Interstate 190, please note that the toll booths and cash payments have been replaced by electronic tolling. If you do not have an E-ZPass transponder, read the details of how to pay your toll online on our driving directions page.
The Canada-US border has reopened to non-essential traffic, albeit it with some ongoing restrictions. Here is an abbreviated summary of the requirements to make a round-trip into the US and back to Canada by land without quarantine as of April 25, 2022 (scroll down to the next section to see detailed requirements):
- Travellers 12+ years old must have proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A booster dose is not required.
- Children 5-11 years old can travel without restriction if they have proof that they are vaccinated. A booster dose is not required.
- Unvaccinated children 5-11 years old can travel without restriction if the parent(s) they are travelling with are fully vaccinated. However, the child will be required to mask in public for 14 days upon returning to Canada.
- Children under 5 years old can travel without restriction.
All persons entering the United States must present a valid passport, Nexus card, enhanced driver’s license, or passport card at the border. Children 15 years old or younger can present one of the above documents or a Canadian birth certificate.
All travellers in the vehicle must submit their proof of vaccination (or reason for exemption) in the ArriveCan app before arriving at the border into Canada.
Canada/US Travel (detailed version)
These are the detailed border crossing requirements to enter the United States by land as of January 22, 2022 (full details here):
- Adults 18+ years old must present proof that they are fully vaccinated at the border (1 dose of Johnson & Johnson, or two doses of another vaccine, or two doses of a combination of vaccines). The vaccination series must have been completed at least 14 days before arrival at the border. A booster dose is not required. A negative COVID-19 test is not required.
- Children 17 years old and under do not need to present proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test.
- US citizens/green card holders do not need to present proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test.
These are the detailed border crossing requirements to enter Canada by land as of April 25, 2022 (full details here):
- All persons 12+ years old must be fully vaccinated (1 dose of Johnson & Johnson, or two doses of another vaccine, or two doses of a combination of vaccines) and not have symptoms of COVID-19. The vaccination series must have been completed at least 14 days before arrival at the border. A booster dose is not required. A negative COVID-19 test is not required
- Children 5 to 11 years old can travel freely if either (a) they have proof that they are fully vaccinated or (b) the parent(s) they are travelling with are fully vaccinated. A negative COVID-19 test is not required. A booster dose is not required. If the child is unvaccinated, they will be required to mask in public for 14 days upon returning to Canada.
- Children under 5 years old can travel freely if the parent(s) they are travelling with are fully vaccinated. A negative COVID-19 test is not required.
- Unvaccinated persons 12+ years old may cross into Canada if they are a Canadian citizen/permanent resident and provide a negative COVID-19 test. They will be required to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.
- All travellers in the vehicle must submit their proof of vaccination (or reason for exemption) in the ArriveCan app before arriving at the border.
The Canadian government has announced that their regulations will remain in force until at least June 30, and possibly longer.