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YMCA of Greater Charlotte
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PREPARE FOR CAMP

We're in this together.

Preparing for overnight resident camp involves activity choices, forms, packing lists and more. Please read this section carefully for all the important details which help ensure a successful camp experience.
 
Camp Check In Time: Sunday 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Camp Check Out Time: Saturday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
HEALTH & SAFETY FORMS
Complete all medical forms through our partner, CampDoc.com. Registrants will receive instructions in February 2017.
 
PACKING LIST
Everything your camper needs to pack from clothing to bedding >>
 
Y CAMP LIFE 
Access our secure site after registration to sign up for land activity preferences, send messages to your camper, and see photos of your camper.

Access Y Camp Life here >>  
Y Camp Life Instructions >>
 
SEND A MESSAGE TO YOUR CAMPER
We invite parents, siblings, friends and family members to email campers while at camp. There is no charge for one-way emails. Log onto our secure site link above, Y Camp Life, to create an email for your camper. We print emails Monday - Friday by 11:00 AM. We do not print emails on Saturday or Sunday.
 
Campers also love to receive regular mail while at camp. We encourage families to share the camp address with loved ones so they may send unlimited cards or letters. Send letters to YMCA Camp Harrison (Camper’s First/Last Name and Cabin) 7901 S NC Hwy 18 Boomer, NC 28606.
 
YMCA Camp Harrison provides one post card for campers to write home during each session. If you wish for your camper to send additional letters home or to family / friends while at camp, please provide stamped and addressed envelopes for your camper.
 
Campers do not make phone calls home. Parents of first time campers receive a call mid-week from the Head Counselor. This call gives parents an update on what their camper is participating in during the week.
 
SEE PHOTOS OF YOUR CAMPER
We take tons of photos during the day.  To see what’s happening at camp, log onto the same portal above.
 
CARE PACKAGES
We welcome parents to bring pre-packaged mail/packages to drop off in the dining hall during check in. You may also purchase and create care packages from The Cornerstone (camp store) on opening day. Please limit packages to no more than three per camper. We deliver packages on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
 
You may even pack a few surprise letters in your camper’s baggage/luggage for them to find during their camp stay.

The following items are great for care packages: books, magazines, comic books, water bottles, stuffed animals, puzzles, decks of cards, glow sticks, small toys, bubbles, bouncy balls, stickers, stick-on mustaches, temporary tattoos, friendship bracelets, lanyard string, Mad Libs, puzzle books, journals, origami paper, stationery, funny glasses, bright nail polish, hair accessories, wacky clothing/hats, cool socks, compasses, flash lights, pet/family photos, disposable cameras, autograph books/pillows, and forgotten items.