Camp Discovery Opening Info – Drop off & Pick Up Procedures, Bus & Daily Schedule

Camp Discovery 2020
Virtual Open House

Moore Center
Pick Up & Drop Off

Greetings!

COVID19 has changed some of the ways we will have to operate here at Camp Discovery. Please see below for a list of some of the changes we’ve made to keep you safe when dropping off and picking up your precious kiddo. Please feel free to contact us by camp email at [email protected] if Greetings!

COVID19 has changed some of the ways we will have to operate here at Camp Discovery. Please see below for a list of some of the changes we’ve made to keep you safe when dropping off and picking up your precious kiddo. Please feel free to contact us by camp email at [email protected] if you have any concerns or suggestions.

Please note that since the April 28 Maine CDC guidelines require out of state visitors to quarantine for a period of 14 days, we’ve made the heart breaking decision of not accepting any out of state kiddos.  Believe me it breaks my heart.  However, things could change and we will continue to evaluate going forward based on Maine’s CDC guidelines. If you have any questions, please call Camp Director Roman: 207.565.3100.

We want to assure you that camper’s safety has always been our number one priority, and we are committed to running Camp Discovery in a way that ensures the health and safety of everyone involved. We will be following the CDC guidelines and procedures to provide the safest and best experience possible. The following are some examples.

Moore Center drop off and pick up

  • We are creating an entry location only for Camp Discovery campers.
  • We encourage the same parent or guardian to drop off and pick up your camper.
  • We have extended our bus schedules to ensure CDC compliance on the routes.
    • Masks will be worn while on the bus.
    • Disposable masks will be provided if a camper has forgotten or lost theirs.  We encourage every camper to use their own, if possible.
    • At drop off, buses will be ready to go as soon as 20 – 25 campers are seated with one camper per seat.  Siblings can sit together.
    • Campers can board the bus immediately after being screened.

Bus Schedule
Drop off at Moore Center:  6:30 am – 8:30 am.
Pick up at Moore Center:

  • It is imperative that campers are picked up no later than 10 minutes after their bus arrives.
  • Parent or guardian will sign their camper up for a pickup time. Campers are not allowed to sign up themselves for bus pick up time.
  • Siblings are to be picked up at the same time.

 

Estimated time of arrive at Moore Center
1st bus at 3:00 pm
2nd bus at 3:30 pm
3rd bus at 4:00 pm
4th bus at 4:30 pm
5th bus at 5:00 pm

At Camp

  • We have added portable washing stations all around camp.
  • Water bottles or camo packs (hydration bladders) are to be filled only by their counselor.
  • Campers will be in smaller groups of 10-15 to two counselors.
  • We are creating raining day plans, building a lean-to shelter to extend covered locations, and adding more tents.
  • Masks to be worn at certain times at the direction of camp counselors. Masks are absolutely mandatory on Busses.

Please reach out to Camp Director Roman at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Getting Ready for the Day

  • To ensure a SAFE, FUN and great experience at camp, it is important your child gets a good night’s sleep. A healthy breakfast will start them off well for a fun energetic day. Please avoid a sugar-filled breakfast.
  • Please send them off with sunscreen applied.
  • We want your child to get the most out of what Camp Discovery has to offer. Campers should be dressed in comfortable clothing, including tennis shoes. Please for your child’s safety, we highly insist that they don’t come wearing flip flops.

What to Bring

  • CDC guidelines recommend to send them with their own lunch, if possible. Lunches should be  packed in a cooler or vinyl lunch bag with ice packs. However, we still will be providing hot lunch. Our lunch menu will be posted on our website: Camp Discovery Summer Food Service Program.
  • Four snacks and two non-sugary drinks.
  • Swimsuit and towel on select swim days. (Extra dry clothes if possible.)
  • Water Resistant Sunscreen (waterproof sunscreen is misleading). Please, send them with their own sunscreen with their name on the bottle.  We recommend the small ones that clip onto their bags. A counselor for each group will have sunscreen and bug spray for any child who as forgotten theirs, however, the counselor’s supply is limited.
  • Refillable water bottles and hydration packs are highly recommended. Counselors will safely fill their water bottles as needed.
  • Please, please put their names on their belongings so we can get their items to them when things are left behind.

2020 Camp Discovery Daily Schedule

6:30 – 8:30 am
Drop-off is at The Moore center at the rear entrance of the building. As you pull in make an immediate right and follow all the way back.
Screening of every camper will be administered by a medical assistant on staff for this season. Bus routes commence to Camp Discovery. (click here for bus schedules)
9:00 am
ALL CAMP Opening Ceremony
All campers come together in their assigned social distancing locations to welcome the camp day. Review of Camp Theme L.N.T.B / Leave No Trace Behind.
Program announcements, songs: (Washing Hands Song) & the traditional Camp Discovery song. Review of washing hands, social distancing and masks wearing in the busses and as needed. (Mask at camp will be required only in buildings while in close proximity. Campers are not required to wear them while outside.)
9:15 am
Group Time
Counselors head Count of their group campers. Review of camp values and new protocols.  Group traditions created by counselors to begin camp. Camp rules / Go over daily schedules / Apply sunscreen as needed. (We highly encourage that sunscreen and bug sprayed are applied at home to start the day promptly.)
9:30 – 11:00 am
Scheduled Groups Activities Commence.
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch

Each Group will have an assigned outside lunch location. For rainy days they will also have assigned indoor locations with an extended lunch period as needed. These locations and groups will be the same throughout the season.
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Back to Individual Schedule Groups Activities
1:30 pm 
Downtime
Snacks & Drinks. Groups gather at their designated locations. Counselors create their own group downtime activities, apply sunscreen / sing / read / journal time / go over belongings check list.
2:00 pm
ALL CAMP Closing Ceremony
Review of Camp Theme L.N.T.B / Leave No Trace Behind.
Program announcements. Review of Washing Hands Song. Check that everyone has their belongings: N.B.L.B / No Belongings Left Behind. Review of washing hands, social distancing and masks wearing in the busses.
2:30 – 5:00 pm
Recreational time. Prepare for first bus arrival.
Check on masksBus Routes to Moore Center start/Transition to After Camp Program Lead by the Child Care after-school Team. Contact Bree after Camp Care coordinator with any questions and concerns about after camp care.

Together we will give our campers a much needed epic 2020 summer!

Roman Perez
Director Camp Discovery
Down East Family YMCA
(P) (207) 667-3086 Camp Discovery: (207) 565.3100
(E) [email protected]

you have any concerns or suggestions.

Please note that since the April 28 Maine CDC guidelines require out of state visitors to quarantine for a period of 14 days, we’ve made the heart breaking decision of not accepting any out of state kiddos. Believe me it breaks my heart. However, things could change and we will continue to evaluate going forward based on Maine’s CDC guidelines. If you have any questions, please call Camp Director Roman: 207.565.3100.

We want to assure you that camper’s safety has always been our number one priority, and we are committed to running Camp Discovery in a way that ensures the health and safety of everyone involved. We will be following the CDC guidelines and procedures to provide the safest and best experience possible. The following are some examples.

Moore Center drop off and pick up
We are creating an entry location only for Camp Discovery campers.
We encourage the same parent or guardian to drop off and pick up your camper.
We have extended our bus schedules to ensure CDC compliance on the routes.
Masks will be worn while on the bus.
Disposable masks will be provided if a camper has forgotten or lost theirs. We encourage every camper to use their own, if possible.
At drop off, buses will be ready to go as soon as 20 – 25 campers are seated with one camper per seat. Siblings can sit together.
Campers can board the bus immediately after being screened.
Bus Schedule
Drop off at Moore Center: 6:30 am – 8:30 am.
Pick up at Moore Center:
It is imperative that campers are picked up no later than 10 minutes after their bus arrives.
Parent or guardian will sign their camper up for a pickup time. Campers are not allowed to sign up themselves for bus pick up time.
Siblings are to be picked up at the same time.

Estimated time of arrive at Moore Center
1st bus at 3:00 pm
2nd bus at 3:30 pm
3rd bus at 4:00 pm
4th bus at 4:30 pm
5th bus at 5:00 pm

At Camp
We have added portable washing stations all around camp.
Water bottles or camo packs (hydration bladders) are to be filled only by their counselor.
Campers will be in smaller groups of 10-15 to two counselors.
We are creating raining day plans, building a lean-to shelter to extend covered locations, and adding more tents.
Masks to be worn at certain times at the direction of camp counselors. Masks are absolutely mandatory on Busses.
Please reach out to Camp Director Roman at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Getting Ready for the Day
To ensure a SAFE, FUN and great experience at camp, it is important your child gets a good night’s sleep. A healthy breakfast will start them off well for a fun energetic day. Please avoid a sugar-filled breakfast.
Please send them off with sunscreen applied.
We want your child to get the most out of what Camp Discovery has to offer. Campers should be dressed in comfortable clothing, including tennis shoes. Please for your child’s safety, we highly insist that they don’t come wearing flip flops.
What to Bring
CDC guidelines recommend to send them with their own lunch, if possible. Lunches should be packed in a cooler or vinyl lunch bag with ice packs. However, we still will be providing hot lunch. Our lunch menu will be posted on our website: Camp Discovery Summer Food Service Program.
Four snacks and two non-sugary drinks.
Swimsuit and towel on select swim days. (Extra dry clothes if possible.)
Water Resistant Sunscreen (waterproof sunscreen is misleading). Please, send them with their own sunscreen with their name on the bottle. We recommend the small ones that clip onto their bags. A counselor for each group will have sunscreen and bug spray for any child who as forgotten theirs, however, the counselor’s supply is limited.
Refillable water bottles and hydration packs are highly recommended. Counselors will safely fill their water bottles as needed.
Please, please put their names on their belongings so we can get their items to them when things are left behind.
2020 Camp Discovery Daily Schedule

6:30 – 8:30 am
Drop-off is at The Moore center at the rear entrance of the building. As you pull in make an immediate right and follow all the way back.
Screening of every camper will be administered by a medical assistant on staff for this season. Bus routes commence to Camp Discovery. (click here for bus schedules)
9:00 am
ALL CAMP Opening Ceremony
All campers come together in their assigned social distancing locations to welcome the camp day. Review of Camp Theme L.N.T.B / Leave No Trace Behind.
Program announcements, songs: (Washing Hands Song) & the traditional Camp Discovery song. Review of washing hands, social distancing and masks wearing in the busses and as needed. (Mask at camp will be required only in buildings while in close proximity. Campers are not required to wear them while outside.)
9:15 am
Group Time
Counselors head Count of their group campers. Review of camp values and new protocols. Group traditions created by counselors to begin camp. Camp rules / Go over daily schedules / Apply sunscreen as needed. (We highly encourage that sunscreen and bug sprayed are applied at home to start the day promptly.)
9:30 – 11:00 am
Scheduled Groups Activities Commence.
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch
Each Group will have an assigned outside lunch location. For rainy days they will also have assigned indoor locations with an extended lunch period as needed. These locations and groups will be the same throughout the season.
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Back to Individual Schedule Groups Activities
1:30 pm
Downtime
Snacks & Drinks. Groups gather at their designated locations. Counselors create their own group downtime activities, apply sunscreen / sing / read / journal time / go over belongings check list.
2:00 pm
ALL CAMP Closing Ceremony
Review of Camp Theme L.N.T.B / Leave No Trace Behind.
Program announcements. Review of Washing Hands Song. Check that everyone has their belongings: N.B.L.B / No Belongings Left Behind. Review of washing hands, social distancing and masks wearing in the busses.
2:30 – 5:00 pm
Recreational time. Prepare for first bus arrival.
Check on masks. Bus Routes to Moore Center start/Transition to After Camp Program Lead by the Child Care after-school Team. Contact Bree after Camp Care coordinator with any questions and concerns about after camp care.

Together we will give our campers a much needed epic 2020 summer!
Roman Perez
Director Camp Discovery
Down East Family YMCA
(P) (207) 667-3086 Camp Discovery: (207) 565.3100
(E) [email protected]