Winter Resident Camp
December 26, 2021 – January 1, 2022
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at the most wonderful place on earth, Camp Immokalee! Join us for a session full of holiday and New Year activities, including tried and true favorites like zip line, archery, and of course, the polar plunge.
After arriving on Sunday, campers will dive into fun! Filled with camp tours, introductions, and more, the first day of camp helps campers get ready for a full week of camp. On Sunday afternoon, we gather campers together for activity selection, where we explain all the activities that will be offered during the week and allow campers to create their own schedule.
During most days, campers will spend four hours a day with the activities they select on Sunday. The rest of their camp day is filled with three camp meals, rest period, camp store, all-camp activities (think big camp games – themed activities we all play at once), cabin time, and free time activities (like tie dye, themed activities, and more) that change daily.
We’ll celebrate New Year’s Eve with a night full of themed activities, ending with a kayak drop as we ring in 2022. We can’t wait to have your camper with us!
- Treat Decorating
- Target Sports
- Holiday Crafts
- Winter and Holiday Themed All-Camp Games
- Zip Line
- Polar Plunge
- NYE Kayak Drop
- And so much more!
Ages, Dates & Pricing
Dates: December 26 – January 1
Horseback Trail Ride: +$25
Ranch Camp: +$150
Drop off for Winter Camp will be Sunday, December 26 from 2-4 pm.
Pick up for Winter Camp will be Saturday, January 1 from 9-10:30 am.
The packing list can be found here. Additional information will come via email. If you miss or misplace an email, all information sent out (including policies, procedures, etc.) can be found here.
Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program
Member & Non-Member Rate: $300
10-11th graders are invited to apply for our counselor-in-training (CIT) program. As a CIT, your camper will take on additional responsibility around camp and learn what it means to be a camp leader. This program helps participants see what it takes to become a camp counselor, and it also provides experiences that they can take into the real world.
The CIT Application for all of our off-season camps can be found below. Please read the packet thoroughly before applying. When finished, email it to Allison Krabill at email@example.com.
10th graders can choose to apply for CIT OR be a camper. 12th graders should apply for staff rather than the CIT program.
Registration, paperwork, and payment can all be done through the link below.
For more information about CampBrain along with FAQs, click here!
Register by December 1 to get a free t-shirt!
Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread at Winter Camp, the following policies will be in effect:
- A COVID-19 test with negative results taken within 72 hours of camp (Dec. 23 or after) will be required to attend camp. This can be an antigen test or a PCR test and can be a lab test or an at-home test. More information about how to submit will be shared in the two weeks leading up to camp.
- We understand that testing may be difficult around the Christmas holiday, but please remember we are accepting over-the-counter tests. These tests do occasionally sell out, so we recommend looking now and buying early.
- We encourage (but do not require) all eligible campers to get vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to camp.
- Families are asked to begin now monitoring your camper for temperature, symptoms, and possible exposure 14 days prior to camp. Campers who have had any fever, symptoms, or possible exposure are asked to stay at home.
- While we understand the new school policy is that exposed individuals do not need to stay home, YMCA Camp Immokalee follows CDC guidelines and asks that anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19 follows CDC guidance.
- Parents will not be allowed out of the car at Check In or Check Out. Instead, we’ll utilize the drive-thru system we used for Summer 2020.
- Parents will be asked to monitor their camper for temperature, symptoms, and possible exposure 14 days prior to camp. Campers who have had any fever, symptoms, or possible exposure are asked to stay at home.
- Campers with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be admitted into camp.
- Cabins, common spaces, and activity areas will be cleaned and sanitized three times a day.
- Campers will be placed into “households,” made up of 3-5 cabins. Campers will not have to socially distance from campers and staff in their household, but they will have to socially distance from campers and staff in other households.
- If any camper in a household exhibits symptoms, leaves camp, and tests positive for COVID-19 while their household members remain at camp, the entire household will be sent home immediately to quarantine. Please make sure you have a plan to pick up your camper in event of this happening.
- Campers and staff will have their temperatures taken daily. Anyone who has a temperature of 100.4 or above and/or has two or more symptoms from the CDC’s list of COVID-19 symptoms will be immediately isolated and sent home from camp. Parents should make sure they have a plan in place to pick their child up as soon as possible in the event a fever/symptoms occur.
- We ask that parents keep us updated on their camper’s COVID-19 status after camp. If your camper tests positive for COVID-19 in the two weeks following camp, please let us know so we can encourage anyone who may have come in contact with your camper to get tested.
- Masks are not required but are welcomed!