WHAT IS FAMILY CAMP?
For many years, Family Camp was originally designed with the goal of introducing our youngest potential campers and their families to the magic of Camp. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with many challenges, it also afforded us a unique opportunity in 2021 to pilot a new Family Camp program, for campers of all ages!
Family Camp gives campers the chance to explore camp life in a safe and supportive environment with their parents, caregivers, and/or siblings present. Structured to mimic our main Summer Camp program, Family Camp gives family members the chance to enjoy the outdoors together.
Parents, caregivers, siblings, and campers alike jump into a packed-full schedule for 3 days/2 nights. Together they will experience the adventure course, go horseback riding, swim in the pool, tie-dye t-shirts, hike, and begin learning all of MHKC’s favorite camp songs.
Whether campers are hoping to one day come to Camp independently or families are craving time together away from home, Family Camp is right for you.
WHO CAN ATTEND FAMILY CAMP?
Family Camp is open to ALL campers and their families, new and returning, young and adult! Families attending must have no one younger than 5 years of age in attendance and have all members of the family willing to participate in activities. Some activities at MHKC have a age and/or a weight limitation. In order for participation in the Adventure Course, campers must be a minimum age of 8 years old AND a minimum weight of 50 pounds. Participation in our Adaptive Biking program campers will need to reach the pedals in order to ride.
WHEN IS FAMILY CAMP?
August 13-15, 2023
WHAT DOES FAMILY CAMP COST?
Thanks to the generous support of OnPoint Community Credit Union, the cost of Family Camp for the 2023 season is $110 per person. This cost includes 3 days/2 nights of accessible lodging, 5 meals, and all the camp programming!
WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE OFFERED?
Structured to mimic our main Summer Camp program, Family Camp offers almost all of the same activities!
- Arts & Crafts
- Adventure Course*
- Horseback Riding*
- Adaptive Biking*
*Maximum Weight Limits: Adventure Course (275 lbs), Horseback Riding (250-300 lbs –horse dependant), Biking (300 lb -bike dependant).
WHAT PRECAUTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN DUE TO COVID-19?
MHKC has designed our Camp Programs with COVID-19 safety at the forefront of every decision.
Our Family Camp program operates independently from DHS/ODDS and as a result, masks are not required for this program. Please note, because Family Camp operates independently from DHS/ODDS, we can and are requiring all staff, counselors, and families to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, as defined by the CDC. All individuals are asked to respect others and continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
WHAT DO MEAL TIMES LOOK LIKE?
Meals will be served inside with the option of eating outside, weather permitting. All meals will be served by our trained staff while wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) which includes gloves, aprons, and masks. Our camp Chef offers gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. For more restrictive or further dietary needs, we ask that you bring your own food options. Refrigerators are available and accessible in the dining hall.
- Please note, though we can accommodate these dietary options, our kitchen is not a certified allergen-free kitchen. Depending on the severity of your allergen reaction, we ask that you bring supplemental food.
WHAT DOES THE LODGING LOOK LIKE?
You can choose!
Want a more “camping” experience outdoors? Try lodging in our platform tents around the adventure course. These are canvas tents on wood platforms that have 5 twin beds with w/mattresses in them. For showers and bathrooms, you can use the poolhouse or porta potties stationed around the platform tents. There is no electricity in these platform tents. *not wheelchair accessible
Want a “glamping” experience outdoors with other families? Stay in our Yurt! The Yurt sleeps 10 with 5 sets of bunk beds and electricity. For showers and bathrooms, you can use the poolhouse or porta potties stationed around the platform tents. *not wheelchair accessible
Stay in our lodging buildings with shared living areas and bathrooms. In CY Lodge, our bedrooms sleep 4, with 2 sets of bunk beds and shelving for belongings. In Hemlock, our rooms sleep 8, with 4 sets of bunk beds and shelving for belongings. You can choose to bunk with other families in the larger rooms in Hemlock as well.
You will select where you would like to stay on the application. Housing will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
WHEN & HOW DO I APPLY FOR MY FAMILY?
Registration will be open April 10-21st, 2023. You must submit all applications and accompanying paperwork within the 2-week window.
Family Camp enrollment will be based on first come first served to those who have completed all the required paperwork.
An application will need to be submitted for each individual family member wishing to attend Family Camp (e.g. if 4 family members are wishing to attend, 4 applications will need to be submitted).
Once you have submitted an application for the first person (camper), return back to your account home page and start the application again, adding the next family member. Continue this step until all family members, who are wishing to attend, have an application submitted.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
If interested or have any further questions, please contact Kayla Plessinger, Programs Director: Kayla@mhkc.org.