FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Here at Camp Yonnie we strive to provide you with an answer for all of your questions and needs about camp. If you have further questions or inquiries, please feel free to email or call us and we will be happy to assist you.

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REGISTRATION AND PAYMENTS

Where do I find summer camp information, including dates and pricing?

Visit our camp page at campyonnie.org. Everything is run through our camp program – CampMinder.

When is camp and what are the rates?

Camp Yonnie is running July 8th – August 2nd, Mon-Fr (9am to 4pm). Parents can register for all four weeks or break it up into one of our two-week sessions: Session 1 (July 8th – July 19th), Session 2 (July 22nd – August 2nd).

  • Camp is $750 per session.
  • Before care is $30/week; After care is $60/week; Combined before & after care is $80/week.

Are spaces in Summer Camp at Camp Yonnie limited? Do you have a waiting list?

Yes, we have a set number of spaces available for summer camp. If the specific session of camp you are registering for is full, you will be notified and given the option of placement on a waitlist or cancel application.

How can I make payments for camp?

All payments will be made online through the CampMinder application.

What additional fees are there and when are my payments due?

There is a $25 registration fee (this is in addition to camp cost and is non-refundable). This fee is only charged once per summer – per child. A $100 deposit per camper is required upon enrollment. Deposits are non-refundable or transferable but will be applied towards the camp session fee. All camp fees are due IN FULL by 5/1/2024.

Do you charge any late fees?

Yes. Pick-Ups more than ten (10) minutes after the scheduled end time are considered LATE PICK-UPS and will be charged a $25 fee. An additional $15 fee will be charged for each 10-minute block of time thereafter until your child has been picked up from campus.

CANCELLATIONS

What happens if I need to cancel my camp registration or it is cancelled by a governing agency?

Prior to April 8, 2024

Full refunds will be issued for any cancellations (less transaction processing fees and initial deposit)

April 8, 2024 – June 8, 2024

50% refunds will be issued for any cancellations (less transaction processing fees and initial deposit)

Any time after June 8, 2024

NO REFUND for cancellations received less than one month before camp begins

DROPOFF/PICKUP

How will I drop off and pick up my child?

Drop off and pick up will be in the front lob y area of the building. To ensure camper safety, every camper must be escorted into and out of the building by a parent/guardian. There will be a sign in/sign out sheet located at the front desk that must be completed any time a camper is dropped off or picked up from camp.

Who can pick up my child?

To ensure the safety of your child, Camp Yonnie will follow the Florida statutes regulating childcare centers. Each child must be checked in and out by an authorized individual with a valid photo ID.

WHAT TO BRING

What should my child wear to camp daily?

  • Closed-toe shoes that attach to the foot (no sandals or shoes with heels)
  • Clothing appropriate for playing outside.
  • Campers should wear OLD CLOTHES to camp. We will be playing outside, planting greenery, and working with multiple crafting supplies that can get a bit messy.

What should my child bring to camp?

Most campers bring a backpack or bag to camp that contains the following items:

  • Water bottle(s)
  • Change of clothes, towels, and a bag to bring home wet clothing (on water days)
  • Sunscreen
  • Healthy lunch, extra snacks & drinks (no sugary drinks or soda permitted at camp)

How can I receive the most up-to-date information about summer camp?

We use email and CampMinder as our primary means of communication for confirmations of registration, receipts, and general correspondence. Please check your email provider’s spam protection to ensure that campyonnieinfo@jfedsrq.org is defined as a safe address so that emails from us will not be blocked.

What should I do if my child has medicine that needs to be given daily?

At this time we do not have the ability to dispense medication. Parents will be able to make arrangements medication that might need to be consumed during camp hours.

PROGRAMMING

What does a typical day of camp look like?

Camp programming begins at 9:00am and end s at 4:00pm. However, there is the option of before and/or after care for a nominal fee. Before care will start at 7:30am and all campers must be picked up by 6:00pm. After care programs will include a snack, outdoor play, and enrichment activities.

Is transportation provided?

We will not be providing transportation at this time.

How many kids will be in each camper group?

We follow ACA recommendations regarding how many campers will be assigned per counselor.

  • Kindergarten – 24 campers (12 kids with 2 counselors; 2 groups)
  • 1st grade – 32 campers (16 kids with 2 counselors; 2 groups)
  • 2nd grade – 18-20 kids per classroom; 1 classroom with 2 counselors
  • sroom with 2 counselors

What happens on rainy or severe heat days?

Camp is held rain or shine, and many fun-filled activities are planned for rainy/heat advisory days! Activities are modified outside to fit rainy days but some of the best fun is had on rainy days so campers should dress accordingly for the weather with appropriate rain gear. NOTE: your child may return home wet and muddy. To keep campers safe during heat advisories, certain activities may be cancelled if they cannot be moved indoors. Campers are consistently encouraged to drink lots of water.

Can my child bring their cell phone, gaming device, or other electronics?

At Camp Yonnie we are fully committed to a truly engaging camp experience. In alignment with our philosophy, all campers a e prohibited from bringing all electronics including cell phones, smartwatches,

or other devices to camp.

LUNCH & SNACKS

Will lunch and/or snacks be provided?

Campers must bring their own lunch and snack daily. We will not have refrigeration to keep food cold so please plan accordingly. A snack will be provided for all students enrolled in aftercare. Please be sure to list all food allergies on your application to ensure safety for all.

SAFETY AT CAMP

What is Camp Yonnie doing to keep my child safe at camp?

At Camp Yonnie, our priority is always on the health and safety of your child. In addition to the many steps we take every day to protect the health of our guests, campers, and staff, we will follow guidance from the American Camp Association and the CDC.

What do I do if my child is sick?

Please call or email through CampMinder and report your child’s absence prior to 9am so we can plan accordingly. Camp counselors will call home daily if a camper is missing without a reported absence. Campers must be kept home if, in the past 24 hours, he/she has experienced any of the following symptoms: fever (>100.4°F), cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea or dizziness. Your child must be fever-free for 24 hours before they can participate in camp activities.

What is your discipline policy?

Camp Yonnie reserves the right to remove any camper due to his or her behavior or a parent’s conduct. Any behavior that is determined by camp administrators to be disruptive, detrimental, dangerous to other campers, or interferes with the daily operations of our summer camp will be handled in an appropriate manner. This policy will be exercised at the sole discretion of the camp administration.

How are staff selected?

Each staff member goes through an extensive hiring process including a Level 2 criminal history background check, reference checks, and an interview. Staff are selected that demonstrate commitment to being positive role models for campers and then receive training including camp program areas, relating to children, state-mandated reporting, and health and safety skills. There are always staff on site that are First Aid and CPR certified.