Don’t forget your socks.

The beautiful rustic wilderness of Camp Copneconic is the perfect space for adventures in the woods, swimming in pristine waters, and enjoying s’mores over the campfire. It’s not so great for electronic devices. Check out the list of what to (and not) bring with you to camp.

What to Expect

Each week is set with a different theme allowing campers to use their imaginations whether it is capturing the evil sheriff, warding off a mysterious wizard, or searching for ancient clues to help save camp!

MONDAY CHECK IN

On Monday of your session, check in will take place between 8:00am-8:30am (unless you’ve signed up for early care which is 7am-8am.) When you arrive, you’ll be directed to go left at the fork in the road and park in the main parking area at Holiday Hills Day Camp. You’ll see colorful flags marking the parking area.

From there, you’ll walk onto the field and go to the tent labeled with the first letter of your camper’s last name. When you get to the front of the line, they’ll confirm we have updated paperwork for your camper and confirm their group assignment. If you’re missing any paperwork or if you need to drop of medication (including epi pens or inhalers) for your camper, you’ll be directed to speak with our health and safety staff.

Then, it’s on to your camper’s tent to meet your camper’s counselors. You’ll then sign them in on the group clipboard, give them a big hug and a kiss and tell them you’ll see them at the end of the day!

DURING THE WEEK

During the week, you’ll check your camper in right at their tent with their counselors, unless your camper is a ranch camper. Ranch campers will be checked in directly at the ranch Tuesday-Friday mornings.

Parents can log in to their camp in touch account to see photos from the session.

From time to time during sessions we post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter updates about the week or photos. You can follow us on social media to see any updates that may be posted.

FRIDAYS

On the last day of the session, we invite families to a week ending show.

Ranch campers will participate in a rodeo which takes place at 3:15pm. We ask parents to arrive at 3pm to get parked and into the stands so the show can start on time.

All other Day Campers will participate in a show that begins at 4pm at the Day Camp pavilion. We ask families to arrive no earlier than 3:45pm since we’ll be finishing up daily activities earlier than that.

Preparing for Camp

CAMPER GEAR

Many campers bring a backpack that they carry throughout the day with a change of clothes, beach towel, sunscreen, bug spray and a water bottle. Please be sure to label all your camper’s belongings in case they do not make their way back into the backpack.

THEMES & PROGRAMS

Each week has a fun theme and one day each week there will be a theme event. Your camper is welcome to bring a costume or accessories for the theme if they want to dress up for the event. Ask your child’s counselor what day of the week this will happen.

UNPLUGGED

Please help us to help your child unplug for the week of camp. We ask that kids not bring cell phones to camp. Please don’t set the expectation that it is okay to break the rules by sneaking a cell phone into their backpack. Camp can be an immersive experience, but kids can be deprived of that experience if they feel tethered to home by a cell phone. If you’re worried they won’t have a way to reach you, explain to them that if they’re feeling homesick or not having a fun time, they need to speak honestly with their counselor or another staff member at camp so we can address their needs and concerns.

PARENT PACKET

The Day Camp Parent Packet contains a complete list of “What to Bring” and “What Not to Bring” as well as other helpful information as you prepare for your camp session.

Health & Safety

Your child’s health and wellness is our number one concern. To that end, the Health and Wellness Center opened Summer 2014 to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive care available to our campers. And although it does not happen often, bumps and bruises do happen at camp. In case of more serious injuries our camp is given priority status at local Hurley Children’s Hospital to make sure your children get prompt, professional care.