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Summer Camp 2010 What Will Your Story Be? V.I.P. Guide Book Your Summer Camp Information Guide THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARRIVE/ contact information Campers Health Certificate Every camper needs to have a health history filled out each year. (Enclosed) A physical from the doctor is not required, if you have a recent physical form (within 3 years), please send a copy along with the health history. Fee Policy Full payment is due 2 weeks prior to the start date of camp. This will speed up the registration process on Sunday. You may pay the store/ bank (money card) deposit at registration. Payment Slips are enclosed for your convenience. Cancellations up to 2 weeks prior to the start date of the camp will receive a refund for the total amount paid less a $50 processing fee. No refunds are available when cancelling within 2 weeks of the camp start date. No refunds are available for “no-shows.” Mail to: ATTN: Registration W2655 South Street Lake Geneva, WI. 53147 Phone:(262) 248-5500 Fax to: (262) 248-5511 E-Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org DROP-OFF: SUNDAY 2:00 TO 3:30 PM Check-in: All campers must check-in between 2:00-3:30 p.m. on the opening Sunday of camp. Enter and park at Gate 7. Staff will greet you, direct you to the Woodlands for registration and deliver your campers luggage to the cabin circle. (Please do not bring pets. Thank you.) During check-in, you can deposit bank/ store money, drop off health certificates and medications with the camp nurse, and pick up your camper’s first money card. Campers will not go to their cabins until after the opening ceremony. More information below. Family Fun Fest: All parents and campers are invited to join in on the Family Fun Fest from 2:00 – 3:30pm on the opening Sunday of camp. After you register your camper, feel free to take a walk around the grounds, zip down the zipline, and check out the other great activities that will be happening around camp. Opening Ceremony There will be an opening ceremony for campers and parents beginning at 3:30pm on Sunday. All parents are encouraged to stay. You will be introduced to the camp staff and have a quick glance at what your campers will experience for the week. Following the opening ceremony parents and campers will meet their counselor and head back to the cabins to help your camper get settled in. PICK-UP: SATURDAY 10:00 TO 10:45 AM Closing Ceremony Camp ends with a closing ceremony at 10:00a.m. Sharp! on Saturday, finishing at approximately 10:45am. All campers must be picked up at this time, please do not be late. Parents are encouraged to attend the ceremony at 10:00am and share in the awards, singing, video and all the excitement with your child. Enter and park at Gate 7. Staff will direct you to the closing ceremony in the Camp Chapel. Luggage will be in the cabin area and can be picked up after the closing ceremony. All campers must check out with their counselor before they leave. VERY IMPORTANT FACTS Camp Guidelines Please read through the following guidelines with your child. They will be held responsible for these guidelines. It will help our staff assure safety and enjoyment for campers while at LGYC. o Campers are expected to be present at all meals and activities. No skipping! o All medication must be given to the Camp Nurse during registration. o Dismissals: In order to ensure a positive experience for all campers, each child is required to respect and cooperate with the staff and fellow campers. If a camper cannot, after clear explanation, do what the schedule or staff requires, the parent or guardian who registered the child will be contacted. The parent or guardian will be asked to instruct the child to obey and cooperate. If after receiving the instruction, the child is still unable or unwilling to participate in an acceptable manner in the group, the parent or guardian will be asked by the camp director to come and pick up the child. No refunds will be given for dismissed campers. o Each camper will share responsibility in keeping the camp clean. This includes cabin clean-up and picking up trash around the grounds. GENERAL CAMP INFORMATION What to Bring: All Items should be clearly marked with the camper’s name. Bible, Notebook and Pen Personal Toiletries Sleeping Bag (preferred)OR Single Bed Sheets & Blanket Pillow and Pillow Case Towels and Wash Cloth Play Clothes/Dirty Clothes Extra Shoes, Jacket & Raincoat, Athletic Shoes Modest Swim Wear, NO bikinis (modesty will be at the discretion of camp staff) Bug Spray (strongly suggested) Sunscreen Flashlight or Head Lamp Laundry Bag Water shoes (optional) What NOT to Bring Tobacco Alcoholic beverages or drugs Any form of weaponry (knives, guns,etc.) Any tape/CD/MP3 players, radios, televisions, cell phones, pagers, computers or electronic games. Any of theses items will be retained by our staff and returned at the end of the week. GENERAL CAMP INFORMATION - continued Pick-up Information Please make sure you have given us every additional person who has permission to pick up your child from camp on Saturday. Your child’s counselor will be required to check off that your camper was picked up by an allowed individual. Health & Medications Bring enough medication to last the entire week at camp. Keep it in the original packaging/bottle that identifies the prescribing physician (if a prescription drug), the name of the medication, the dosage, and the frequency of administration. Place all bottles of medications in a zip-loc bag with the camper’s name written on it. Please do not bring in other dispensers. At check-in you will be required to go over all medication and health concerns with the Camp Nurse. The camp stocks over the counter medication such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc if needed for your child. If any questions arise, our Camp Nurse will contact you. Excess Medical Insurance Policy Our policy is such that in the event of an accident requiring medical attention, claims will first be filed against the parent’s insurance company. After the limits of that policy have been exhausted, or to recover any deductible amounts, claims may be filed against our limited insurance, up to $10,000. In the absence of any group or individual policy, our insurance will provide coverage with the limits and provisions of the policy. In the event of an accident, every effort will be made to contact you before any action is taken. If this is not possible, the director and camp nurse will make a decision based on what treatment your camper may need. You will be contacted as soon as possible. Special needs Dietary, medical, personal, behavioral and/or physical special needs must be reported on the registration Health Form. Verbal follow-up to the office or nurse at registration is appreciated. Our staff will make every effort to accommodate these needs. Swim Test Each camper will take a swim test. Wristbands are given to show the campers swimming abilities. Some activities require higher levels of swimming ability. Store/ Bank (Money Cards) Each camper will be able to deposit money into their accounts for the week of camp if they choose. They will be given a store/bank (money card) and can use their spending money at the canteen where they can buy snacks and camp apparel and at the handcraft center for arts and crafts. We have our canteen that carries souvenirs, toys, gifts and apparel! During our Junior High camps, campers can also use their money to play extra games of paintball during free time. The remaining balance of each campers bank will be donated to our Camper Sponsorship Fund unless requested back at the end of the week. A table will be set up at the closing ceremony where you can receive your bank refund. Visitation While your camper is here at LGYC we ask that there are no visitors, for camper safety reasons, until the Closing Ceremony at the end of your camper’s week. The reason for this is so that campers can experience camp to its fullest and not be distracted. Visitors are only allowed in an emergency situation and they must check in at the main office to maintain security on the grounds. Special visits must be arranged with the Camp Director. GENERAL CAMP INFORMATION - continued Mail, Telephone Use and Care Packages: o We invite you to write your camper at the following address (or leave a package during drop-off) Name of Camper Cabin Number c/o Lake Geneva Youth Camp W2655 South Street Lake Geneva WI 53147 o Telephone Calls: Campers will not have access to a phone while they are at camp. We ask that you only call the camp in case of an emergency. Please keep all cell phones and pagers at home, they are not allowed at camp. o Care packages – Please keep care packages reasonable when sending them to your camper. Remember that they share a cabin with another 10 campers, so keep that in mind when sending packages. Make sure to send only pre-packaged food, not open packages or treats. We will do our best to accommodate delivering the package on the day you have requested. o Email – Campers will not have access to a computer during their week of camp, therefore they cannot receive emails or send emails. DIRECTIONS TO LAKE GENEVA YOUTH CAMP FROM CHICAGO & VICINITY: 1. Take I-90 west and exit at IL Hwy. 47. Go north. IL Hwy. 47 becomes Hwy. 120 at the Wisconsin border (not to be confused with IL 120, which you will cross in Woodstock,IL). Follow Hwy. 120 about 3 ½ miles north of the state line until the 4-way stop. Proceed straight ahead (now County Road BB) for about 1 mile, staying to the right at the “Y,” onto South Lake Shore Drive. Stay on S.L.S.D. Will pass Geneva Lake on left side and Big Foot Beach State Park on the right. At top of next hill, turn right on South Street. Enter at Gate 7. 2. Take I-94 west into Wisconsin and exit at Hwy. 50. Go west to Lake Geneva (26 miles). In Lake Geneva, turn left on Hwy. 120 (Edwards Blvd.) at the Wal-Mart. Continue on Hwy. 120 for about one mile. Turn right onto Bloomfield Rd. At 4-way stop, go straight (Bloomfield becomes South Street). Go about ¾ of a mile down the road to LGYC. Enter at Gate 7. 3. Take Hwy. 12 (Rand Rd. in Northwest suburbs) into Wisconsin. Exit at Hwy. 50/120/H exit. Go west on Hwy. 50. Turn left on Hwy. 120 (Edwards Blvd.) at the Wal-Mart. Continue on Hwy. 120 for about one mile. Turn right onto Bloomfield Rd. At 4-way stop, go straight (Bloomfield becomes South Street). Go about ¾ of a mile down the road to LGYC. Enter at Gate 7. FROM MADISON: Take I-90 east and exit at U.S. 14. Where U.S. 14 meets Hwy. 11, take Hwy. 11 (toward Delavan). In Delavan, turn right (at stop light) on Hwy.50. Continue on Hwy. 50 approximately 10 miles into Lake Geneva. Turn right at South Lake Shore Drive, and continue on S.L.S. D. about one and a half miles. Turn left on South Street (see camp sign). Enter at Gate FROM MILWAUKEE: Take I-43 south and exit at Highway 12. Go East on 12 and exit at Hwy.50/120/H exit. Proceed west on Hwy. 50, then turn left on Hwy. 120 (Edwards Blvd.) at the Wal-Mart. Continue on Hwy. 120 for about one mile. Turn right onto Bloomfield Rd. At 4-way stop, go straight (Bloomfield becomes South Street). Go about ¾ of a mile down the road to LGYC. Enter at Gate 7.
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