General Summer Camp FAQs
How long does camp run for and what are the hours?
Camp runs for 10 weeks each summer and operates on weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM. Extended Care is available from 7 AM to 9 AM and 4 PM to 6 PM for an additional fee.
What ages does your camp serve?
We serve ages 5 to 15. Our youngest campers need to have kindergarten completed before the start of summer camp. If your child is between 13 and 15, they would register as an LIT (Leaders in Training). To learn more about our LIT program click here.
When does registration open?
Registration typically opens in January and spots fill up quickly! The sooner you are able to register the better!
Where can I find the tuition costs?
Tuition costs are typically posted in January under our Summer Camp tab – Tuition.
Do you offer transportation?
Yes, we offer transportation to and from Camp Garrett from Yeadon Library.
The cost of transportation can be found in on our Weekly Schedule and Fee Agreement Form in the registration packet.
How does pick up and drop off work?
AT CAMP GARRETT
Park your vehicle and accompany your camper(s) to the Pavilion each morning. Before leaving, you must sign your camper in on the sign-in sheet and include the time of drop-off. At pick-up time, please park your vehicle once again and sign your camper out on the sign-in sheet and include the time of pick-up.
Handicapped parking spots can be accessed through the emergency vehicles and deliveries driveway. Call us if you need additional support.
All drivers must observe our 15 MPH maximum speed limit throughout the campus and 5 MPH in the
AT THE YEADON LIBRARY
The bus runs for the first 8 weeks of camp and leaves promptly every morning from the Yeadon Library at 8 AM, and returns each afternoon at 5 PM.
Park your vehicle and accompany your camper(s) to the entrance of the Library each morning. Before leaving, you must sign your camper in on the sign-in sheet and include the time of drop-off. At pick-up time, please park your vehicle once again and sign your camper out on the sign–in sheet and include the
time of pick-up.
How do you pick and train staff?
Staff members have been chosen for their special skills, experience, enthusiasm, maturity, and love for children and nature. They are excellent role models and strongly believe in the work they do.
All employees obtain the necessary federal and state clearances for working with children. There is a health professional on staff and additional staff is CPR and First Aid certified. Staff participate in training before camp starts.
What happens during bad weather?
If there is a storm or bad weather, counselors are trained to take their campers to their “rainy day spaces” which are located in our Main Lodge.
Programs still go on during our bad weather days! We have our Program Coordinators rotate through the building to different groups to continue camp business as usual!
Can I have a tour?
Absolutely! Please email our Director of Camp Garrett to schedule a time and date to tour the property! firstname.lastname@example.org
At this time we ask those participating in tours wear a mask.
Is there an open house?
Yes! Every year in April we host a Camp Garrett event called Spring Thing. We have families participate in summer camp like activities but this is also a good time for parents to ask the Director and Assistant Director camp related questions.
The date of this event is announced to families in March.