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PREPARE FOR CAMP

We're in this together.

Preparing for overnight resident camp involves activity choices, forms, packing lists and planning. We are committed to making it easy. We send regularly scheduled emails over the spring to help and inform the process. Please read this section carefully for all the important details which help ensure a successful camp experience.

CAMP DROP OFF TIME 
Sunday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

CAMP PICK UP TIME
Friday | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

HEALTH & SAFETY FORMS
Complete all medical forms through our partner, CampDoc.com (pdf) >>
 
PACKING LIST
Everything your camper needs to pack including camp colors, themes and dress up days. View the packing list >>

LAUNDRY SERVICE
We recommend that parents pack enough clothes for camper's entire stay. During a two-week session, campers may send a small bag of laundry out on Thursday. It returns on Saturday. To avoid lost items, please label all items with first and last name as well as cabin number.
  
Y CAMP LIFE
Y Camp LifeAccess our secure site after registration to sign up for land activity preferences, send messages to your camper, and see photos of your camper.

We invite parents to email campers while at camp. There is no charge for sending basic camper emails. View the Y Camp Life Instructions >>
 
SEND MAIL TO YOUR CAMPER 
We invite parents, siblings, friends and family members to email campers while at camp. There is no charge for sending basic camper emails. Instructions for emailing campers will be sent to registered parents in Spring of 2017.
 
You may send mail and packages to:

Camper Name and Cabin #
c/o YMCA Camp Thunderbird
One Thunderbird Lane
Lake Wylie, SC  29710
 
Campers do not have access to a phone and are not permitted to bring cell phones to camp. Instead, we encourage campers to write home as often as possible. Parents may call their child's head counselor at any time for information or to express concerns.
 
CARE PACKAGES 
YMCA Camp Thunderbird offers a variety of care packages and options. Care packages are available from our online camp store or from our camp store during drop off. You may also bring a care package to drop off or send your own care package via USMail. Be sure to time your delivery before your camper is scheduled to leave.
 
SESSION PHOTOS 
Parents will access photos of camp through the YMCA of Greater Charlotte secured website. Instructions will be sent to registered parents in late Spring 2017.
 
SESSION NEWSLETTER 
Read about what’s happening at camp >>

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