April 27-29, 2022

Student Cost: $ FREE

Chaperone Cost: $

Camp Questions for 5th and 6th Grade Parents and Students:

  1. What are the dates of our 5th and 6th grade camp experience at Kimball Camp?

April 27-29, 2022

  1. What is the number I should call in case of an emergency while my student is at camp?


  1. Where is Kimball Camp YMCA located?

Camp is located on Long Lake Road in Hillsdale County, just outside of Reading Michigan.  The address is:  4502 Berlin Dr., Reading, Michigan, 49274

  1. What should I do if my child has issues such as wetting the bed? Can they still go to camp?

Yes, they can still go! Please reach out to your student’s principal to make them aware.  The principal will then make your student’s chaperone and teacher aware of the situation and provide a discrete way to help your student while at camp.

  1. Are all camp staff required to be CPR and First Aid certified?


  1. Are parents able to visit camp/student while Sand Creek students are at camp?

We ask that you do not telephone or visit your student, except in case of an emergency. 

  1. May I contact my child via a handwritten note or email?

Yes!  You may write to your child as much as you like!  Please make sure to put your child’s name and school on the outside of the envelope and address it to:  

Kimball Camp YMCA
4502 Berlin Dr.
Reading, MI 49274

Or email your child at:  camper@kimballcamp.com  On the subject line, please put the child’s name and school.  We advise that you do not send pictures as they do not end up printing well.

  1. What do I do in the event my child takes medication while they are at camp?

  • The school will be responsible for the administration of medication and policies surrounding the procedure of medication. 

  • We do ask that medications are sent with only the exact amount required for your child's stay at camp. That way, if something were to happen to the meds (lost or destroyed somehow at camp) 

  • Over-the-counter medications do not require extra documentation. They should simply be listed, along with the intended doses, on the health form that the parent provides to the school to provide to us.

  • No medications are allowed to be kept in the cabins.

  • What happens if my child gets sick while attending camp?

In case of sickness or accident, you will be notified as soon as possible.  The Hillsdale Community Health Center is 12 miles away and the Branch County Community Health Center is 13 miles away.  Local ambulance service connects the camp with these facilities.

  1. What do I pack for my student while he/she is at camp?

Please follow the packing list on what to bring and what to leave at home on page 10 in your parent packet.

Please make sure your child is able to carry their belongings from the drop off point to their cabins in one trip.  Please pack in something easy to carry, such as a backpack, duffel bag with a shoulder strap, etc.

  1. What time do chaperones need to arrive and leave camp by?  

Chaperones should plan to arrive at camp by 6:00 p.m. and depart by 7:00 a.m.

  1. What are the expectations of the adult chaperones while at camp?

Specific responsibilities are for the chaperones to stay in a cabin with the students, helping maintain proper and safe behavior.  Chaperones are expected to supervise the care of the camp facilities and lead daily clean up.

  • Chaperones will supervise student free-time activities, encourage participation and maintain high safety standards.  Chaperones may be assigned to the areas students are using.

  • Chaperones will be assigned to a Crew Group and participate in the activity.  The instructor from the camp will provide all instruction and discipline, however, chaperones may be asked to intervene, as necessary.  It is requested the adult take a minute to discuss what assistance the Kimball Instructor will need before the activity.

  • Chaperones will supervise evening meals by having an adult at each table.  Please encourage the students to eat well, behave appropriately and participate in meal time activities.

  • Chaperones are to check out any students leaving early with a teacher.

  • Chaperones are expected to check in with a teacher before joining the students.

  • Chaperones are to have a positive mental attitude about the programs, staff, kids and weather.

  • Chaperones are to provide a positive model of behavior for the students.  This is extremely important.

  • Chaperones are to address problems and provide feedback for continued improvement of the camp program.

  • Chaperones are to refrain from using phones while supervising students.

  • Chaperones are to enjoy themselves!

  1. Should I send snacks and food with my child to camp?

We ask that you do not send any food or snacks with your child while they are at camp.  Students will get plenty to eat during their stay at camp as well as a snack every evening.

  1. Will students have frequent water breaks while at camp?

Students will definitely have time for water breaks.  It would be very helpful to send a refillable water bottle with your child while they are at camp.

  1. Is there a cost for my student to attend camp this year?

No, there is no cost for your child to attend 5th and 6th grade camp this year thanks to the money that was raised from our past fundraising opportunities.  It is free this year!  The only cost is to be a chaperone.

  1. Should my student bring their cell phone to camp?  

We strongly encourage your child not to bring their cell phone, however, if they must bring it, the same rules will apply at camp as they do at school.  Phones will not be turned on while at camp.  In the event of an emergency the emergency number has been listed above for you to contact the camp.  Thank you for your understanding as we want our students to enjoy the full camp experience while they are at camp without worrying about their electronics.