CAMPER FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: CAMPERS

What are the dates of the 2017 session?

Camp Daybreak 2017 will be held from Sunday, August 6th until Sunday, August 13th, 2016. Volunteers arrive on the morning of the 6th and campers arrive on the 7th.

My child has a food allergy. Should we supply food for them?

As you can imagine, a large camper and staff population can offer a number of dietary restrictions. With notice prior to the camp session we can assure that your child’s dietary needs are accounted for. However, it is helpful if you can provide a list of your child’s favorite foods and their recipes. Additionally, any specialized or hard to find product may need to be provided.

Can campers call home during the session?

It is not uncommon for campers to experience home sickness and ask to call home. Rather than support campers in calling home, we ask that they access the supports that are available at camp. We strongly encourage campers to write postcards and letters home or advocate for activities that will make them more comfortable.
 
Accessing supports at camp has been shown to build strong and supportive friendships among campers and staff, making the experience that much more powerful.
 
Parents and guardians are always welcome to contact the Camp Daybreak Director during the session for updates.

What are some activities that Camp Daybreak offers?

In the mornings, campers rotate through activity stations that include rec., arts and crafts, nature and swimming. At each station campers participate in group activities that focus on instruction and collaborative play.
 
In the afternoons, campers can choose to participate in any of the experiences that camp daybreak has to offer.
 
Some of these activities include:
The evenings at camp daybreak offer whole camp activities that include:
At camp daybreak we never run short on fun!
 
See our Activities page.

Who fills out the camper application?

Camper applications can be filled out by families, guardians, educators and support providers. In an effort to best support our campers we do ask that this process is collaborative and that the application is as detailed as possible.
 
Camper Application

Is there a fee for campers to attend Camp Daybreak?

Camp Daybreak is offered with no charge to campers and their families.

Is there an age requirement for campers?

Yes. Camp Daybreak is designed to support children between the ages of 8 and 11 years old. However, if the applicant’s age is just outside of that range we would strongly encourage you to apply anyway. Although applicants who do meet the age requirements receive priority, there is a strong possibility that your applicant would be considered and pulled from the waiting list.
 
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How is the camper waiting list designed?

The Camp Daybreak waiting list identifies priority based on need.
 
For example, if a camper applies early but has already attended camp daybreak, an applicant who has yet to have the Camp Daybreak experience would have priority. The same is true for those who do not meet the age requirements versus those who do.
 
Anyone who fills out a Camp Daybreak application is eligible to be put on the waiting list.

I have a child/client who has already attended Camp Daybreak. Can they go again?

Absolutely! However, we can only accommodate 40 campers and tend to give priority to those who have yet to have the Camp Daybreak experience. We do have a waiting list and, in the event of a spot being open, we access applicants from that list.
 
Camper Application

How many campers can attend Camp Daybreak?

Camp Daybreak and its facilities are able to support 40 campers per session. If, for whatever reason, you are unable to secure one of those 40 spots we do have a waiting list.
 
Camper Application

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(802) 223-6263
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