On Monday, campers will take a swim test, although they can opt out. Campers who pass the swim test get a wristband and also have the option to swim in our creek (with a lifejacket on). For those who do not pass the swim test – which is very common for day campers! – they still have access to our pool. Our pool has two areas, one which is max of 2 feet deep, and the deep area is only 4.5 feet deep. Some campers do bring a lifejacket or water wings, so feel free to send something like that if you’d like! We always have 3 lifeguards on duty at the pool, as well as all the counselors swimming with the kids. Day Campers often get anxiety about the swim test, so if they’d like to take the test at a later day in the week, we can make that happen!
Requesting a special diet can be a stressful undertaking for campers, as well as for parents. Our goal is to make the process of requesting a special diet as simple as possible, and to relieve any fears or concerns you may have. We want to give everyone the opportunity to attend camp—even with special diet considerations. We also want to reduce any possible stigma that may come from having a special diet. We are making every effort to address this issue to our full capability. Therefore, NLR has created an option where any camper can purchase a separate, allergen free meal that has been specifically prepared to mirror the meal that the rest of the campers will be receiving – but without the allergens. When they enter the Dining Hall for their meal, they’ll be handed their specially prepared meal directly from our trained food service staffer who knows what they can or can’t eat. Both the camper and parent will rest knowing that this danger has been minimized.
No. Our flocks are assigned based on a variety of factors, so we are not able to take requests.
Day Campers will not visit the canteen during the day, so they don’t need canteen money. We’ll provide an afternoon snack, and if you would like a souvenir we’ll have our canteen open at Friday closing!
The only way to know is to go ahead and register. Log into our on-line registration system, and after entering your camper’s details you will see a list of sessions that are available. If the session you want is visible on the list of available sessions, and you choose it and complete the registration, that means your camper has a reserved spot. If that session has filled, only the wait listed version of the session will be visible for your camper.
That means there is a still a spot available for your camper, but there are just a few spots left. The bottom line is, when in doubt, register! If you see the regular version of session on the list, that means you can choose it.