Important Summer Camp Reminders

Camper Arrival | Sunday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Camper arrival will be staggered alphabetically by last name according to the following schedule:

2:00 – 3:30 PM | A-M

3:30 – 5:00 PM | N-Z  

All Wilderness Campers may arrive at the Adventure Center beginning at 2 PM.

Families will drive down into the main part of camp to begin their check-in process.

As part of the camper registration process, parents of campers who require medications will meet directly with the Camp Health Director at the Health Cabin to discuss your camper’s needs and to check-in all medications. Medications will be distributed throughout the week in the privacy of the health cabin. These measures are meant to uphold and respect the privacy of our campers.

PLEASE NOTE: All medications must be brought to camp in their original bottles and/or packages.

Additionally, camper belongings are not allowed in cabins until after the registration process has been completed.  Please, refrain from heading to cabins until all steps of the registration process are complete.

Camper Departure | Saturday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Campers may be picked up from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday. There is no set arrival time for pickup. Camper medications may be picked up at the Health Cabin. When your camper is packed up and you are ready to leave, we will be doing in-car check out as you exit camp by the canoeing shed.

PLEASE NOTE: A photo I.D. will be required to pick up your camper on Saturday morning.


Camp staff will be available to provide you clear direction on where to head during the check-in process. The main drive entering Camp, located near our Adventure Center, has been enlarged to serve as an overflow parking lot for larger events held at Camp. During Sunday check-in and Saturday pick-up we recommend NOT parking in this lot unless instructed to do so by Camp staff. The walk into Camp from this lot is much longer, and a closer parking spot is typically available. While we will continue to park cars in our upper maintenance lot, when in doubt, look for a Camp staff member, and they can direct you to an appropriate parking area.

Food Allergies and Summer Camp

Camp staff will make every effort to work closely with parents and campers to ensure a safe camping experience at all times.  In order to help facilitate this process, we ask all parents/guardians to please clearly identify all food allergies that your child has, prior to attending Camp, that may cause a concern for your child while they are here.

Our Health Director reviews all camper applications prior to the start of each camping session and will contact parents, ahead of each week, to clarify any health concerns that may exist, as well as, to develop a plan of action for your child.  There will also be an opportunity during check-in for parents to meet with our Health Director to update any food allergy issues and discuss potential concerns. Additionally, Camp Area Directors, Counselors and kitchen staff are all notified about campers with special dietary restrictions or concerns. Those campers who require suitable food alternatives (as instructed by a family doctor) will be accommodated to ensure your child’s safety and well-being.


  • When sending snacks with your child, please try to avoid peanut-based products. When there is a camper with airborne allergies to nut products, the counseling staff will request peanut-based products are removed from the cabin.
  • Our counseling staff are responsible for watching ten campers each week and our kitchen staff prepare meals for around 175 people each day. We cannot guarantee that individual meals can be prepared for children with food allergies, but we work hard to make sure safe options are available at each meal.
  • Special foods brought into Camp for your camper must first be submitted to the Camp Health Director, who will coordinate with kitchen and counseling staff.

Buddy Requests

After much careful consideration, we have come to the decision that we will no longer be accepting cabin buddy requests. While this was not an easy decision, we believe that it is for the best.

Keep in mind, cabins are grouped by age, so some campers may know each other in a cabin even without buddy requests.

Visitation and Leaving

A week at Camp is a wonderful opportunity for our young campers to grow and develop important life skills, such as independence and self-reliance. Due to this fact, parental visits during the week are NOT allowed. We also do not allow campers to be checked out mid-week to attend appointments, practices, and other commitments. This can be disruptive to both the camper’s and their cabinmates’ experience.

Prohibited Items

Please be aware of the list of prohibited items listed under our Packing For Camp page. This list is also available on our camper application and reservation letter.

Camp Store

The Camp Store will be open during check-in. We will have Camp Daggett tie-dye shirts, special 2024 t-shirts, and more available. Payment can be made by cash or checks. We no longer allow parents/guardians to prepare a camp store gift bag to be delivered during the camper’s week.

Candy and Snack Policy

We ask that you please limit the number of snacks sent with each camper during the week. Your child will be well-fed and will receive nightly snacks during his/her stay with us, thus, there is little time for your child to enjoy snacks sent from home. Furthermore, managing large quantities of snacks only burdens our counselors and takes away from the valuable time they have to spend with your child in other activities. Please be advised that all snacks and drinks will be monitored by cabin counselors and staff.

Reminder: As stated in our Prohibited Items Policy, soda and candy are NOT allowed in Camp. Such items will be confiscated and returned to you at the end of the week.

How to Help Your Child Prepare for Camp

  • Be sure your child is ready for overnight camp. Arrange overnight stays at friends’ homes or with their grandparents.
  • Spend time reviewing what activities your child will be participating in while at camp. Our website contains an example of a “typical day,” which walks through our daily schedule.  There are also photos to view on our website and our social media pages.
  • Be positive about the upcoming experience; share your excitement for all the new activities as well as the friendships your child will experience during their stay.
  • If you have concerns, share them with another adult such as your spouse or the Summer Camp Director. Sharing concerns with your child will only cause more worry and anxiety.
  • Pack plenty of letter writing materials; be sure to include self-addressed, pre-stamped envelopes. We do not allow campers to phone home while at camp, so letters or postcards will be your mode of communication with your child for the week.
  • Never make deals for early pick-ups if they do not like it. This removes any chance the staff has for helping your child stay and work through the homesickness. If your child were to experience uncontrollable anxiety while at camp, you would receive a call from the director.
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