FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Will the ongoing pandemic affect programming this year? While it is impossible to know exactly where the country will be with pandemic-related restrictions and guidelines in July, we are moving forward in planning for traditional on-site overnight programs. We know there will be some changes to how we do camper check-in and pick-up, meals, and medical checks. We will be proactive in developing procedures designed to help keep our campers and volunteers safe while they are enjoying summer camp activities and building friendships and we will communicate the details later in the spring as we have more information about what the local Covid-19 precautions will look like in our area for late summer.
Do your leaders go through any training?
Yes, all of our leaders (teens and adults) go through training that covers emergency procedures, child protection guidelines, and camp activities. In addition to the training, a criminal background check is conducted on all adult leaders.
Can I visit my child at camp?
For the safety and security of all of our participants, the camp facilities are not open to the general public during camp programs. We understand you will miss your child while they are at camp and we encourage you to communicate with your child through Bunk Notes. We will contact you in the event of an emergency or if there is an incident with your child that needs to be discussed.
What if my child is needs to take prescription medication while at camp?
All prescription medications will be given by the First Aid Coordinator. Medications will be turned in at check-in on the first day and will be stored at the First Aid Station. A Prescription Medication Form must be completed by a parent/guardian and all medications must be in their original containers. (The Medication Form can be downloaded from our website and will be available at check-in.)
Is Camp Brosend a peanut free facility?
We do not prepare or serve any foods containing nuts and we do not sell any snacks in the Trading Post that contain nuts. However, the food we provide may have been prepared/manufactured in a facility that processes food with nuts.
What if my child has dietary restrictions (ex. gluten-free, food allergies, etc.)?
While we do our best to provide nutritious meals with food options when possible, at this time we are unable to fully accommodate the wide variety of food restrictions that exist. If you have questions or concerns regarding our summer menu, please contact the camp office at 812-853-3466.
Should I send snacks with my child?
No. Campers will be able to purchase snacks/drinks at the Trading Post during the day and we will provide snacks in the evening.
Will campers be swimming in the lake?
We will NOT be swimming in the lake this year. However, there will be other water activities throughout the week (as weather allows) for which campers will need a bathing suit & towel. The lake may be used for boating, fishing, and nature explorations.
Can I send mail to my kids?
Yes, campers love to get mail. The BUNK1 bunk notes system allows you to send emails to your camper throughout the week. We print bunk notes each morning at 8am and distribute them later in the day. You can also prepare hand written mail ahead of time and bring it with you to check-in (please label each envelope clearly with camper’s name and day to be delivered). Postal Mail should be sent at least 5 days in advance to: Camp Brosend (Camper's Name) PO Box 1388 Newburgh, IN 47629
Can I get a refund if my child is unable to attend the program we registered for?
There is a $100 non-refundable Registration Fee due with all camper registrations. Cancellations made by July 1st will receive a refund of program fees and trading post money paid minus the $100 Registration Fee. Cancellations made after July 1st will will receive a refund of 50% of program fees and trading post money paid minus the $100 Registration Fee.
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Camp Brosend, P.O. Box 1388, Newburgh IN 47629 812.853.3466