Who to Contact

For questions Contact us at wayaoutdoorschool@gmail.com

The phone number at the camp location is (360) 790-0666

For payment information contact Shana Barehand, Board Treasurer, (202) 378-8346

Or feel free to call one of our board members.

Rosalinda Turk, Board President, (360) 6287673 or

Cynthia Wilkerson, Board Vice-Chair at (206) 618-3137

 

How to Register (two ways to register)

  1. Register and pay on-line at WaYa Outdoorschool.com or
  2. Download the registration form fill it out and bring it with a check the first day of camp.  If you choose this method you must call or email first to make sure there is space available for your camper.

 

Refund Policy

 

We require 20 business days’ notice of camp cancellation for a full refund.  You will receive a 50% refund if you give less than 20 business days but more than 10 days and 25% for less than 10 business days’ notice.  If you can find a replacement camper for your slot, you will receive a full refund regardless of the amount of notice given.

Pro-rating Camps

We believe that the camp experience is a week-long experience. For this reason, we do no pro-rate camps.

Absences

 To ensure the safest possible environment, please report any absences by calling or texting the camp at (360) 790-0666 if your child is not going to attend on any given day.

Sign-In

WaYa requires that all campers be properly signed in by an adult and turned over to a WaYa staff person. This helps ensure the safety of your child. WaYa does not and will not assume responsibility for campers that arrive before the start time at the camp drop off location. Remember that you will also need to sign your child out when you pick them up from camp.

PLEASE NOTE: It is our responsibility to see that your camper leaves with the appropriate person each day. We may ask for identification daily.

Early Pick-Up:

If your camper will be leaving early, please notify the site staff on the morning of the designated day, in case you will need to meet them at a different location to pick your child up.  You may also call or text the camp phone at (360) 790-0666.

Authorized Pick-up

Only authorized people may pick up a camper. This is done with your camper’s safety in mind. Please bring a photo ID with you every day. Campers will be released only to those authorized by the parent/guardian on the camper’s registration form. It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to notify the camp of any changes in authorization. If someone other than these people must pick-up your camper, a written note, signed by an authorized parent/guardian, must be sent in to camp ahead of time. Those picking up campers should be prepared to show identification to the camp staff member upon request. No child will be released to anyone who is not authorized to pick up that camper.

Late Pick-Up:

If you are going to be late picking up your camper, please let camp staff know by calling (360) 790-0666.

We close promptly at 5:30pm. For all campers not picked up by the end of the program, regular or extended hours, the following late policy will be in effect:

First 5 minutes: Grace Period

Each 5 minutes thereafter: $5.00 per child

After your third late fee, please note that you may be asked to withdraw your child from camp. Payment should be made out to the WaYa Outdoor Institute and given to the staff on duty. If you are running late, please attempt to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

NOTE: When a child is not picked up in emergency situations including, but not limited to: inclement weather or natural disasters, we will follow the above “late pick-up” policy starting 45 minutes from when the parent has been informed of the need for campers to be picked-up.

Tax Information

The WaYa Outdoor institute is a 501 C (3) tax exempt organization. Our tax ID number is 82-1147149

Camp Hours - Camp opens Monday, June 25, 2018 and ends Friday September 1, 2018.

Before care hours: 7:30am-9:00am

Camp hours: 9:00am-3:30pm

After care hours: 3:30pm-5:30pm

All campers must be checked in before 9:30am unless prior notice is given to staff.  WaYa leaves each day for its field trips at 9:30am.

A Typical Day at Camp

Each camp is unique but follows a similar schedule.

The following is a sample schedule:

●        9:00-9:30am: Opening

●        9:30-3:00pm: Camp Activities (field trips, science lessons, group games, arts & crafts, water breaks, lunch, fun activities, camp songs, clean up)

●        3:00-3:30pm: Travel back to pickup/drop off site

●        3:30-5:30pm: Snack/Pickup

 

Camp Activities have been designed to fit the theme of each camp session and include: Science lessons, Ice Breakers, Arts & Crafts, Games & Fitness for Kids, Hands on Science activities, Songs, Character Development, Transitional Activities.

Parents will be sent a newsletter the weekend before each camp week.  The newsletter will provide a more detailed agenda of learning activities and locations for that week.

Transporting minors – all transportation of campers will be in the WaYa bus or van, only parents or other adults designated by the parents may transport minors in her/his own private car.

Lunches and Snacks

Lunches and snacks are not provided.   Please send you child with a healthy nonperishable lunch and plenty of snacks each day.  These should be kept in his/her backpack except during designated snack or lunch times.  We ask that camper not share their food with other campers due to potential unknown allergies.  We prefer that lunches use re-usable containers as much as possible to reduce plastic and other waste and the potential for littering.  Please also bring a refillable water bottle with water in it.  We will have water available for refilling.  Adequate water is essential to avoid dehydration in an outdoor summer environment.

Camper Supervision

We feel confident that we have the best staff around! Our staff is as diverse as our campers. Many members of our staff team are enrolled in teaching credential programs, are college students, or are full-time teachers. WaYa strives to hire a highly qualified, well-trained staff to conduct all WaYa programs. Our junior counselors are at least 16, our senior counselors are at least 18 years old and our lead instructors are at least 21 years old, all have been properly screen and trained. All camp staff have basic first aid and CPR/AED certifications along with training in youth engagement and teaching techniques.

Staff Training and background checks

All camp staff are required to attend training prior to the first day of camp. Our comprehensive training and development program includes behavior management, conflict resolution, planning age-appropriate activities, and risk management. In addition to learning all the policies and procedures of the WaYa program, they learn how to do head counts, how to check campers in and out, and how the drop-off and pick-up operates. They explore techniques of how to better interact with camper, build others’ self-esteem and confidence, and become experts in songs, games, skits, and arts & crafts projects. At the end of our training, they are ready to use their new skills and knowledge with WaYa campers.

We check the background of all the staff through the Washington State Patrol.

Camper Ratios

We operate with the maximum ratio of 1:8 staff.

Bathroom Procedures

No camper is ever alone and no camper is ever alone with a staff member. All campers will take trips to the bathroom with the entire camp and / or groups of campers escorted by camp staff. Campers will only use bathrooms inspected for safety by camp staff.

Medical Emergency Information

Essential Forms for each camper must be completed:

●        Camp Registration Form, stating any allergies or limitations.

●        Medication Authorization forms as needed. 

These forms must be given to WaYa before or at the time of registration, or your child will NOT be able to attend camp.  Please be sure that the forms are complete. Please do not leave any of the fields blank on the forms.

Address & Telephone Numbers

Please inform the WaYa in writing of any changes to your camper’s address and phone numbers. If your emergency numbers change, it is important that we are notified immediately to ensure proper notification of parents in case of an emergency. Also, please notify the WaYa if you are going out of town; this allows us to quickly contact others on your emergency contact list if necessary.

Bugs & Bees

To reduce the possibility of both bug bites and stings, a few simple precautions can be taken. Bugs and bees are attracted to patterns on clothing that resemble foliage in the outdoors. To reduce this attraction, wear solid, light colored shirts, shorts, or trousers. Another major attraction occurs from “smell”.  Sweet smelling soaps and shampoos will attract both bees and bugs so try to use unscented products when showering and bathing and avoid the use of perfumes. Please also try to use a sun block of at least SPF 15 that is unscented.

Illness Policy

Campers must be healthy enough to participate in the program’s daily routine. We do not have the facilities to care for sick campers and do not allow them to attend the program. For the safety and comfort of all the campers, please keep your sick child home until they feel better and no longer present the danger of passing on their illness. Please contact the camp by 9:30am and let the staff know if your child will be absence.  Your child must stay home if he/she has a fever (fever of over 100) or vomiting/diarrhea, please make sure they remain at home 24 hours after their temperature and symptoms returns to normal. We may require a physician’s release for any medical or health condition. If your child becomes ill while at the center, you will be asked to pick up your child as soon as possible.

The following are defined as illness or communicable health problems that require you to keep your child at home:

●        Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

●        A chronic runny nose with colored discharge

●        A chronic cough

●        A fever

●        Vomiting or upset stomach

●        Signs of general fatigue or discomfort

●        An open rash

●        Head lice

●        Knowledge that the child has had a fever within the past 24 hours.

Please notify the WaYa if your child or any member of your immediate household develops a communicable condition. In the case of a life-threatening illness, please notify WaYa immediately. It is important for us to post a notice to other parents as soon as possible. In the case that your child becomes ill during the program, you will be contacted as soon as possible. If the parent/guardian cannot to be reached, the camper’s emergency contact will be notified. It is the responsibility of the parents to arrange for the child to be picked up from camp as soon as possible.

Accidents/Emergencies

All precautions will be taken to prevent serious health risks to all campers. In the event that a minor injury occurs, first aid will be administered at the camp location by the camp staff. The following procedures will be followed:

∙ First Aid will be provided and the incident report will be drafted and recorded in the camp log.

∙ The child will periodically be observed after first aid is administered. In the event of a medical emergency, immediate action will be taken by the staff as per your orders on the camp registration form.  Please be sure to keep these forms updated at all times. If parents or other responsible adults are unable to be reached, the child will be taken to the nearest hospital for any necessary treatment.

In general, in the event that a major injury or health problem arises and professional medical care is required, the following steps will be taken:

●        911 will be called.

●        Immediate first aid will be administered by the camp staff person until professional services arrive.

●        You will be contacted. If you cannot be reached, the emergency contact person will be notified.

●        A staff person will accompany your child to the hospital and remain until you or your emergency contact person arrives.

●        The incident will be described in writing on the WaYa incident report.  A copy of the incident report will be given to the person picking up the camper and a copy will be retained by WaYa.

*** Please notify us right away when there is a new work or home phone number, or if you have moved and have a new address. Please keep these accurate at all times. If your child is sick or injured, it is important for us to be able to contact you right away. The WaYa does not incur the cost of medical treatment and it is imperative that you indicate on your child’s health history / registration form what type of health insurance you carry.

Emergency Plan

Each site will have an emergency plan including an assembly area program, facility evacuation plan, notification (sounding of alarms) system, shelter-in-place plan, locations of fire extinguishers and first aid kits, etc. Staff have been trained and are expected to be well-versed in emergency procedures. Each session of camp will include an emergency drill, so that campers are aware of what to do in an emergency.   

Medication Policy

Our medication policy is primarily established to accommodate the administration of medications(s) that are commonly prescribed by physicians for the treatment of short-term illnesses. Prescription and "over-the-counter" medications will not be dispensed without written consent from the child’s parent.

∙ Please complete the medication authorization form included in your camp registration packet if you expect camp staff to provide medication to your camper.

∙ Keep all medication in the original container with the prescription label / direction label attached. Medication must be labeled with the child’s name, the name of medication, the dosage amount, and the time or times to be given.

∙ Hand all medication (including inhalers, etc.) to the camp counselor. Campers are not allowed to keep medications on their person, in their backpacks or lunch bags unless they have doctor and parent permission to self-carry medication.

∙ All medications will be locked up and given to your child at the prescribed time.

Sunscreen

It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to equip their camper with the sunscreen and proper clothing for the outdoor weather conditions. Should your camper require sunscreen, the following procedures MUST be followed in accordance with WaYa policy below.

∙Keep the sunscreen in the original container, labeled with your camper’s name.

∙ Camp staff will remind campers to apply sunscreen multiple times per day.

∙ Camp staff will apply sunscreen to campers under the age of 9 years old, unless directed otherwise by the parent/guardian.  All campers that are older than 9 years old will be permitted to apply their own sunscreen

Bug Spray

Should your camper require bug spray, the following procedures will be followed in accordance with WaYa policy below.

∙ Keep the insect repellent in the original container, labeled with your camper’s name.

∙ Camp staff will remind campers to apply the bug spray multiple times per day.

RULES & SAFETY

Safety is paramount to the camp program.  All camper MUST be picked up from camp by a parent or authorized person.  Parents will be asked to show an I.D.  when retrieving their child. This helps ensure their safety.  Camp rules will be established and taught to the campers at the beginning of each session and regularly reviewed to ensure the safety of all campers.  Please review the following list of rules with your child:

General Rules 

∙ Listen to the staff and follow their directions.

∙ During camp time, campers should remain in their camps unless given permission to leave.

∙ Campers should not be alone at any time while at camp.

 ∙ No cell phone or electronics are allowed. If you have one, please give it to a counselor.

∙ No climbing trees higher than your height.

∙ Please respect nature; do not pick leaves, grass, and do not harm plants or animals.

∙ Please do not throw sticks or stones.

∙ Keep camp clean. This includes picking up litter, no writing graffiti, and replacing any camp equipment after you use it.

∙ No fighting. If you have a problem, walk away from the situation and tell a counselor.

∙ Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times.

∙ Campers should always strive to be caring, honest, respectful and responsible.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct states that the WA-YA Outdoor Institute is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all of our campers and guests. To ensure safety and comfort for all, we ask individuals to act appropriately while they are participating in a WaYa program. This applies to staff, campers and their parents/guardians. The staff will review the camp rules and code of conduct at the beginning of each week and will ask each camper to sign the code of conduct. 

We expect WaYa participants to behave in a mature and responsible way and to respect the rights and dignity of others. Our code of conduct does not permit language or action that can hurt or frighten another person or that falls below a generally accepted standard of conduct. Specifically this includes:

●        Angry or vulgar language including swearing, name calling, and shouting;

●        Physical contact with another person in an angry or threatening way;

●        Any demonstration of sexual activity or sexual contact with another person;

●        Harassment or intimidation with words, gestures, body language or other menacing behavior;

●        Behavior which intends to or results in the theft or destruction of property;

●        Carrying or concealing any weapons or devices that may be used as weapons.

If someone’s behavior threatens your personal comfort or safety, please ask that person to refrain. Staff are trained and expected to respond to any reported violation of our code of conduct. Please notify a staff person if you need assistance. We want to help! WaYa staff will investigate all reported incidents. Dismissal from WaYa may result from any violation of the code of conduct. No refunds will be given.

EXPECTATIONS AT CAMP

Expectations of Campers

Campers are entitled to a pleasant and safe environment while participating in the WaYa program. We know that everyone is not always going to get along or agree on things, especially when there may be competition. However, we expect everyone to model good sportsmanship and that disagreements will be handled in a non-violent and nonthreatening manner. We want everyone at camp to feel that they are in a safe environment where they are valued. If there is an altercation, please report it to camp staff.

On the first day of each session, all camp expectations and guidelines will be covered and explained by camp staff. Please review with your child daily the types of behaviors that we expect (outlined below) and perhaps even spend some time discussing their importance in order for your camper to have a successful time at camp.

Friends Helping Friends!

Honesty, kindness and respect will be the basis for all relationships and interactions. Reach out and make a new friend each week. We respect each other and the environment. If we listen to others; they will listen to us. Use your magic words, please and thank you often. Be courteous with the words you use. Inappropriate language, verbal threats, fighting and tactics used to humiliate or intimidate another simply WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

Social Inclusion:

Teamwork and cooperation will be the basis for including every one. Politeness and courtesy go a long way. People are responsible for own their actions. Use positive language at all times. Speak for yourself, not anyone else. Encourage others by avoiding put downs, who needs them? Show respect. Every person is important. Keep your hands and feet to yourself at all times. You are not allowed to touch another camper/staff member in a negative way.

Building a Community:

Every camper is part of the WaYa community.  You are here to make new friends, play with old friends, learn new information and skills, try something new, build on an old skill and to have fun. Respect all, be kind and communicate with WaYa staff and other campers.

Cleaning up:

Clean up is important and we need your support. Not only do we respect each other but we also respect our camp environment by putting litter in its place, by not destroying property that belongs to camp or to others and by putting equipment away in its proper place. We are all responsible for our environment.

Be responsible For Personal Belongings:

More things are lost than found. Leave important things at home.

Listen to and respect instructors, counselors, and volunteers:

Stay in program areas with your intructor, counselor, or volunteer – running away is not acceptable. Cooperate with staff and follow directions.

No Bullying at Wa-Ya:

Bullying is when one or more people exclude, tease, taunt, gossip, hit, kick, or put down another person with the intent to hurt another. Bullying happens when a person or group of people want to have power over another and use their power to get their way, at the expense of someone else. Bullying can also happen through cyberspace: through the use of e-mails, text messaging, instant messaging, and other less direct methods. This type of bullying can also lead to persons being hurt during or between the camp seasons and be especially hurtful when persons are targeted with meanness and exclusion.

At WaYa bullying is inexcusable, and we have a firm policy against all types of bullying. Our camp philosophy is based on our mission statement which ensures that every camper is accepted. We are open to all to develop the spirit, mind and body. We work together as a team to ensure that campers gain self-confidence, make new friends, and go home with great memories. Our leadership addresses all incidents of bullying seriously and trains staff to promote communication with other staff members and their campers so both staff and campers will be comfortable alerting us to any problems during their camp experience. Every person has the right to have the best possible experience at camp, and by working together as a team to identify and manage bullying, we can help ensure that all campers and staff have a great summer at our camp.

Zero Tolerance policy

WaYa has a zero-tolerance policy for serious behavior infractions since our goal is to provide a healthy, safe and fun environment for every camper. The behaviors below are grounds for immediate removal from camp for the remainder of the current day and additional days as deemed necessary by camp staff. Each incident will be considered on a case-by-case basis to determine if the child is capable of functioning in a group setting while at camp. The lead instructor will meet with the camper’s parent/guardian to determine a course of action and the length of the suspension. Serious behaviors that may result in immediate camp suspension.   If a child is dismissed from camp no refunds will be given.

1. Any behavior that endangers the health and safety of them self, other campers or staff.

2. Leaving the camp program without permission or refusing to remain with assigned group.

3. Inappropriate touching of other campers or sexual misconduct.

4. Theft, defacing or destruction of property belonging to WA-YA or others.

5. Any kind of physical assault such as hitting, kicking, biting.

6. Gang-related activity.

7. Possession of weapons, tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs.

What are the WA-YA Guidelines for Discipline?

Campers are entitled to a pleasant and safe environment while participating in this program. We will make every effort to help your child adjust to camp. Good behavior will be encouraged in a positive manner. The staff will work cooperatively with parents/guardians, keeping them informed of behavior problems and methods used to teach and guide them toward socially acceptable behavior. Behavior problems that cannot be resolved cooperatively will result in your child’s dismissal from the Camp Program. If your child needs to be disciplined acceptable measures may include; stern verbal warnings, time-out from activity, removal from activity and placed with staff away from group, suspension from camp, removal from camp. Disciplinary plans will be developed and conducted in collaboration with parents/guardians.

Forbidden Discipline Actions Include:

Physical punishment, striking a child, roughly handling or shaking a child, restricting movement through binding or tying, forcing a child to assume an uncomfortable position, or exercise as punishment; enclosure in a small confined space; punishment by another child; separation from the group so that the child is away from the hearing and vision of a staff member; withholding or forcing of food or rest; verbal remarks which are demeaning to the child; punishment for toileting accidents; and punishment by applying unpleasant or harmful substances. If your child has been receiving assistance in behavior management during the school year, it is imperative that this information be shared with the camp staff. This will enable us to work more effectively and productively with your child. The following disciplinary policy will be followed for general misbehavior:

1st offense: Camper will be redirected and given a verbal warning

2nd offense: Camper will be asked to take a personal time-out

3rd offense: Camper will lose some or all of the privilege of participating in a special activity (Loss of privilege of any high-risk activity such as swimming, they may be assigned to a quiet lunch table, etc.)

4th offense: Camper will talk with Camp Leadership and parent/guardian will be called to discuss a positive plan for change.

5th offense: Parent/guardian will be called to pick-up child early or risk the child being suspended for additional days of camp or removed from camp completely.

6th offense: Camper will be suspended based on severity of the offense from a day to a week of summer camp.

7th offense: Camper’s enrollment will be terminated for the remainder of the summer.

Each behavior incident after the third offense will be documented in writing by camp staff.  A copy of the incident report will be provided to the person picking up the camper that day.  A copy will also be retained by the WaYa.

Termination Policy

We reserve the right to terminate your child’s camp enrollment with or without refund if the lead instructor deems it to be in the best interest and/or safety of the camper, other campers, parents or staff.  If the lead instructor deems that a child’s camp enrollment termination is necessary, parents will be informed in writing of reasons for termination of services.  

Child Abuse Policy

WaYa believes that the safety, support and care of our camper is the most important goal of our  program. The law also has provisions safeguarding the well-being of our camper. Therefore, we must comply with the law as outlined in the following:

Camp staff must report if they have a reasonable cause to believe that a child under the age of 18 years of age whose parent or any person responsible for his or her care* (such as a child care provider, foster parent, or anyone responsible for the welfare of a child receiving residential care at an institution):

●        Causes or threatens to cause a non-accidental physical or mental injury;

●        Has a child present during the manufacture or attempted manufacture of a controlled substance or during the unlawful sale of such substance where such activity would constitute a felony violation;

●        neglects or refuses to provide adequate food, clothing, shelter, emotional nurturing, or health care;

●        abandons the child;

●        neglects or refuses to provide adequate supervision in relation to a child’s age and level of development;

●        knowingly leaves a child alone in the same dwelling with a person, not related by blood or marriage, who has been convicted of an offense against a minor for which registration is required as a violent sexual offender;

●        or commits or allows to be committed any illegal sexual act upon a child, including incest, rape, indecent exposure, prostitution, or allows a child to be used in any sexually explicit visual material.

If any of the above applies, camp staff are required by law to immediately report their concerns to the local department of social services or to the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline.

*NOTE: Washington law requires that mandated reporters report all cases of suspected child abuse or neglect to child protective services regardless of the abuser / neglector’s relationship to the child.

Special Notes to Parents

WaYa strives to effectively screen and train all staff and volunteers. Our quality programs enrich the lives of camper each year and the safety of every child is a top priority for us. To make sure your child remains safe outside of WaYa and to protect our staff and volunteers, WaYa encourages your cooperation in the following areas:

∙ It is a violation of WaYa policy for a WaYa employee to baby-sit, host sleepovers, or spend time one-on-one with your child outside of the WaYa programs unless they are related.

∙ Please do not leave your child at the WaYa drop off site unless a WaYa staff member or volunteer is there to receive and supervise your child.

∙ Talk to your child about the importance of telling you if someone does or says something that makes them feel uncomfortable. Emphasize that adults should not ask them to keep secrets from you.

∙ Explain to your child that s/he has a basic right to privacy and that no one should touch them inappropriately or compel them to touch someone else inappropriately.

∙ Instruct your child to always remain part of the group. Stress safety in numbers.

∙ Be concerned if your child suddenly becomes withdrawn or balks at attending certain activities or being around a particular person. Gently seek to find out why.

∙ Report any actions by WaYa staff or volunteers that you deem to be inappropriate to the Board. If these actions involve suspected child abuse, contact the Child Protective Services Department of your jurisdiction immediately, or call your local police department.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should my camper bring to camp?

All campers must bring a healthy lunch, plenty of water to drink and at least two snacks to camp daily. Please send only non-perishable foods because refrigeration is not possible. Campers should also bring their own water bottle to stay hydrated during the day.  We ask that campers not share food or water bottles with other campers due to possible viruses or unknown food allergies. 

Send your child to camp with a backpack with their name on it to keep all of their belongings together. Please have your camper bring a towel, change of clothes, insect repellent, a hat for sun protection, and sunscreen to help prevent sunburn. It is recommended that parents/guardians apply sunscreen to camper’s arms, legs and back prior to arriving at camp.

Should I pack water for my camper?

Yes. Though we fill coolers for the kids and our staff make regular trips to the restrooms and drinking fountains, parents are ultimately responsible for sending their child with plenty of fluids for the day.

What my camper should NOT bring to camp?

Cell phones, video games, personal CD players / stereos / iPods, expensive jewelry / watches.  New or expensive clothes, money toys and card games, weapons, alcohol and drugs.  Personal sports equipment (unless otherwise specified), vehicles, animals.  The WaYa is not responsible for any items that are lost or stolen, and under NO CIRCUMSTANCES will reimburse or replace lost, stolen or broken items.

What should my campers wear to camp?

Campers should wear clothing suitable for an active day at our outdoor camp. Appropriate items would include shorts, t-shirts, light jackets (for chilly mornings), and athletic shoes (no sandals). Please label all items sent to camp with the child’s first and last name. Our camps use discovery and play as a major part of our camp program; thus, we encourage you to dress your child in clothing that you do not mind getting dirty or stained with art materials in the course of your child engaging in a fun activity.   We also request that you send an extra pair of clothes with your child each day.

What my camper should NOT wear?

Baggy pants, open toed shoes. Revealing clothes such as short shorts, halter, spaghetti strap tops are not permitted.

Can my camper buy lunch?

No. Campers are not to bring any money to camp. Campers will have no access to stores or vending machines. If your camper forgets his/her lunch, the camp staff will contact you to let you know that they don’t have a lunch. You should make every effort to bring a lunch to him/her.  

Does the camp program provide a snack?

No, due to a concern for allergies. All meals and snacks need to be brought from home daily.  Their snacks will be available to them at all times.  Water will also be available at all times.

Should my campers bring money to camp?

No. Camp fees include all day trip admission and site fees.

What if my camper loses something at camp?

Please label all of your child’s belongings. We know that sometimes things get lost or forgotten.  There will be a designated Lost and Found box at camp. Please check for your child’s items there. Lost and found items are kept at WaYa for two full weeks and then donated to charity. WaYa will not be responsible for camper’s possessions that are lost or stolen.

Records Retention Policy:  Applications, waivers, incident reports and other written documents relating to campers shall be kept for 3 years.  Pictures will only be kept for two years.

Non Discrimination Policy

WaYa does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and campers.