Day Camp

Day Camp

Looking for a summer of fun-filled days, laughs and adventures?
Summer 2023 Day Camp registration will open in Spring 2023!

Our Day Camp means that you can experience all the magic of Mohawk, while still returning home to your family each evening. Each day, campers will enjoy craft and adventure periods, swim time, and more!

Children ages 5-12 are welcome to join us for as little as 1 week and as many as 8 weeks this summer.

Day campers will be put into groups based on age, and will have the opportunity to spend time within their groups, explore the grounds of YMCA Camp Mohawk, and have a summer they’ll never forget.

Register in the Spring!

Family Handbook

All sessions are $TBD per week

Horseback Riding Lessons are $TBD per week

Please refer to our refund policy for further information.

Deposits are non-refundable


2022 Dates
SessionDates
Week 1June 25th- June 30th
Week 2July 3rd- July 7th
Week 3July 10th- July 14th
Week 4July 17th- July 21st
Week 5July 24th- July 28th
Week 6July 31st- August 4th
Week 7August 7th- August 11th
Week 8August 14th- August 18th

Day camp sessions are one-week long. Day camp activities include arts & crafts, archery, swimming, boating, field sports, tennis, and so much more!

We will be hosting our Open House in the spring. Times to come.
If you would like to schedule a tour, please contact our office.


FAQ

Day Camp Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule:

8:45-9:00 – Arrival

9:00- Activity Period 1

10:05-Activity Period 2

11:10-Activity Period 3

12:15-Lunch (Provided)

1:00-Free Swim

2:00-Activity Period 4

2:55-Activity Period 5

3:15– Snack (Provided)/Daily Dose/ Closing

4:35 Pick-up

4:45- End of pick-up

*Every day each group will have a free swim period and boating/fishing during their activity periods. Lunch and snack will be provided. Campers who have severe allergies, dietary restrictions or choose not to eat the provided meals are welcome to pack a lunch.

Who are the Camp Mohawk Counselors?

The majority of our day camp staff are long-time Mohawk campers, who have worked their way up as campers, Counselors-in-Training (CITs), Junior Counselors, and Counselors! These talented young women have committed their summers to Mohawk and its campers for years and couldn’t imagine not giving another year to camp. We have also hired several local staff from other camps & youth programs. We are excited to have so many experienced, skilled counselors to help your campers have the summer of a lifetime.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up

Drop Off: 8:45am – 8:50am

We will have the option of parent drop off or a bus drop off. The bus will be making two stops: one at Litchfield Community Field and one at the Bantam Annex.

8:15am – Litchfield Community Field

8:30am – Arrive at Bantam Annex (80 Doyle Rd., Bantam, CT.)

Pick Up: 4:35pm – 4:45pm

We will have the option of parent drop off or a bus drop off. The bus will be making two stops: one at Litchfield Community Field and one at the Bantam Annex.

5:10pm – Arrive at Bantam Annex (80 Doyle Rd., Bantam, CT.)

5:25pm – Litchfield Community Field

When you come to pick up your child please make sure you have a photo I.D. ready. You will tell the staff member which child you are picking up and group they are in, and they will direct your car to where to go. You will need you show your I.D. to your child’s counselor once you get to where your child’s group is being picked up. Your child will have their Daily Dose of Day Camp form and any reminders for the following day in their camp folder.

What should my camper bring each day?

Please be sure that your child has the following items each day for camp. Campers may leave any belongings they’d like in their cabin for the week.

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Water bottle
  • Sneakers
  • Flip flops (for waterfront only)
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Lunch (if severe allergy or if they don’t want provided lunch)
  • Raincoat
  • Backpack

On your child’s first day at camp, he or she will receive a zipped folder. This will have information about their day, any reminders for the following day, and any incident reports or notes if necessary. You may send notes to your child’s counselor, if necessary, via this folder as well. Please be sure that your child has their folder each day.

Necessary Paperwork

The required camper forms are now available online through your CampInTouch portal. The first icon once you sign in will be a yellow box labeled ‘Forms and Documents.’ From here, you will see there are multiple forms to complete:

  1. Letter to My Counselor: Must be completed by the camper(s). This will be given to their counselors so that they can have a better understanding of their camper before they arrive.
  2. Parent Letter to My Counselor: Must be completed by you, the parent or guardian. This will give us a better idea of what your expectations are, as well as any other information we may need for your child’s time with us.
  3. Physician’s Exam: This will need to be completed by a doctor. You are more than welcome to use the form we provided, but your physician’s own form will also be accepted. We understand there can be a delay right now in getting this form completed, and we will gladly accept forms up to 3 years old.
  4. Medication Authorization: This form is NOT required. However, if your child is bringing ANY kind of medication (topical, over the counter, prescription, etc.) we will need this form completed and signed by a doctor. You will need to complete one form per medication. Please check to make sure we do not already have common medications through the Health History form.

Once you have completed the forms, you will upload them back on to your CampInTouch portal. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out and we will be happy to help.


Meet the Staff

Jess Deacon: Program Director

Jess, a Litchfield local and long-time Mohawker is thrilled to return to Mohawk as the Day Camp Program Director. Jess has been a camper and counselor at Camp Mohawk, and is the perfect fit for day camp.

Jess will work alongside caring, mature and well-trained counselors to give your camper the summer of a lifetime. Counselors are selected based on their experience with children, energy, creativity, and a desire to be a positive role model for children. All staff are required to participate in an intensive pre-season on-site training.


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