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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 >>
 
Laundry Service
 
We provide laundry service for campers staying multiple sessions. It is included with your Change Over add-on fee. To ensure that your camper’s belongings are returned properly after laundry service, please send a laundry bag with your camper. Clearly mark laundry bags with the camper’s name and session number. It is also helpful to have belongings labeled with camper’s name or initials.
 
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 >>
 
Contact Your Camper
 
We invite parents, siblings, friends and family members to email campers while at camp. There is no charge for one-way emails. Send an email to your camper at campharrisoncampers@ymcacharlotte.org; email subject line must include camper’s first / last name and cabin to ensure delivery. 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.
 
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.
 
Session Photos
 
Parents have access to daily photos of campers during their session on our secure website.