FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Is camp safe?

The safety of our campers, staff, and their families is always the top priority for us, and for the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA. If we can’t do it safely, we won’t do it. We are regularly consulting with the CDC, the Florida Department of Health, the American Camping Association, and other Camp’s around the country.

We ran Summer Camp 2020, following CDC recommendations with smaller groups and program changes. Over the course of 8 weeks, we served approximately 500 children. Each week we asked families to keep us posted if anyone fell ill. Luckily, we had zero reported cases during the whole summer.

What changes have you made?

Camp will probably feel a little bit different than the normal experience for returners. We’ve updated and intensified our cleaning procedures, adding hand sanitizer stations, rearranged beds, and more. We have smaller cabin groups (10 people per CDC guidelines), and maintain socially distant from the other cabin groups. That means programs, the daily schedule, and meals are impacted. But the most important parts of Camp will remain intact; building friendships, experiencing new things, spending time in nature, and personal growth.

How can I register my child for Camp Winona?

There are many ways!  You can call Camp and register over the phone (which is helpful if you have many questions since the Camp staff are the experts 🙂 ), you can quickly sign up online, or you can sign up at a Y branch!

A $50 deposit is required PER WEEK for all overnight camps. This will ensure your spot is reserved in the week you choose.  It is applied towards your total balance.

To receive the Y Member pricing, it must be a Family Membership – youth memberships will not apply. If you sign up less than two weeks prior to your camp, you must pay in full upon registration.

How do I apply for financial assistance?

By filling out his Financial Assistance Form and turning it in here!  If you’re a Y member and are getting an income based discount, that same percentage will apply towards Camp! Add-on’s are not eligible for scholarship i.e. paintball and weekend stayovers.

What happens after I register for camp?

Camp will contact you via email and send the forms you need.  You will need a Health Form for all camps.  This is filled out by a parent or guardian.  They will also need a physical that has been done within the last 12 months of their camp dates.  You’ll also receive the Parent Packet that tells you more about camp and what to bring, the check in and out process, and more!  These forms can all be found under the Files & Forms tab.

When do I need to pay the total balance?

Your balance must be paid in full before your child attends camp.  When you register, you can schedule to make auto payments if that is easiest for you! If you sign up less than two weeks prior to your camp, you must pay in full upon registration.

What does my child need to bring to camp?

Some very important items are a water bottle, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, and clothes they can play in!  You can find the full list in the Parent Packet!

What is a typical day at Camp like?

You can see a schedule in this handy dandy Parent Packet! Please note, that this schedule is currently being updated to adapt to the CDC guidelines. However, many activities are similar!

When and where do I pick up and drop off my camper?

Drop off begins at 2pm on Sunday at Camp Winona.  Pick up is at 5pm on Friday.

Whoever picks your child up will need a photo ID, and to be on the list of approved people for pick up.

Can you tell me more about the Camp Store?

Overnight Campers can purchase snacks daily (in addition to the provided snacks), as well as merchandise like t-shirts, bandanas, keychains, etc.  We recommend putting $25-$50 into their account if they want to purchase snacks and merchandise.  There are NO refunds on any remaining balance. You can also put together care packages at check in that can be delivered during the week. We’ll be open during check out too.

When and why would Camp contact me?

A camp staff member will contact you about a week prior via phone or email to go over last minute reminders and questions with you before your child’s camp. If you are contacted while your child is at Camp, it will be regarding a behavior or medical issue with your camper.

Can we see Camp before we register our child?

Camp will be hosting Open Houses in 2021 to give you a chance to see the Camp, facilities and talk to Camp staff!

Open Houses, 2:00-3:30pm

  • Dates TBD

Family Camp is Memorial Day weekend – this is a PERFECT way to see Camp and get to enjoy all the activities as a family! We also have mini weekend camps for the kids to test it out solo, and we’ll have Family Fun Days!