Q: May we see camp before my child comes for their session?
A: Cho-Yeh hosts a Family Fun Day on Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 10:30 - 5:00 pm. Many of the camp activities and facilities will be open and lunch will also be available in the Camp Dining Hall. It is a great opportunity to bring your children to see what camp is like before they come for their session. The Cho-Yeh staff will be available for any questions you may have. Just come on by and enjoy the facility!
Tours can also be scheduled by calling the Cho-Yeh Office, and are available during the week as well as on weekends. Once the camp season begins in June, tours will not be given while summer campers are on site.
Q: My child still wets the bed occasionally and has to wear a pull-up. Does this mean they aren't ready for camp?
Bed wetting is a common reality for many children at camp and several campers wear pull-ups. Some campers, depending on the age, are very self-conscious about this and don't want anyone to know that they are wearing a pull-up. This is not a problem. Our bathrooms are set up in such a way that campers can put on and take off the pull-up privately. When dropping your camper off, just let the counselor know and they can help keep it discrete. If you child does have an accident at camp, our counselors quietly go back to the cabin after everyone has left and bring the bedding to the nurse to wash. Bedding is brought back to the cabin before anyone comes back.
Q: How long will check-in and check-out take?
A: Parents must accompany their camper through all stations of check-in and check-out. Allow about 1.5 hours for check-in and about 1 hour for check-out. Want more details? Check out our opening and closing day page.
Q: Do you allow cabin mate requests?
A: Absolutely! Campers may submit ONE name for their cabin mate request. The child being requested must submit the same name as their cabin mate (requests must be an exact MATCH). The campers requesting each other must be no more than ONE grade/year apart. While we do our best to honor cabin mate requests, we cannot guarantee that your request will be granted. In an effort to provide positive cabin dynamics for the entire cabin, Cho-Yeh limits the number of cabin mate requests.
Q: How do I give permission for someone else to pick up my child?
A: Campers will be released only to the parent/legal guardian. If you need to have someone else pick your child up from camp, you must submit a "Permission to Pick Up" form to the camp office at least 24 hours prior to the pickup. No camper will be released without the presentation of a photo ID.
Q: What is the selection process for the summer staff?
A: Prospective counselors go through a comprehensive interview process which includes a background check, a 4-page written application, required written references and a personal interview with one of the camp directors. Want more details, check out our health & safety page.
Q: How are cabin assignments made?
A: Campers are assigned to cabins according to the grade they will be entering next Fall. The cabin group will consist of campers of appropriate age range; for example, a second grade camper will not be in a cabin with a fifth grade camper.
Q: How much money should I send for my camper?
A: Trading Post shirts, shorts, and hats range from $12.00 to $25.00 each. Trading Post accounts serve as a holding place for your child's cash. Cho-Yeh recommends that parents leave no more than $50.00 per week in the camper accounts.
Q: Do camp fees have to be paid all at once or can I pay in installments?
A: Families may pay out their camp fees over a period of time. All fees must be paid in full by May 1. Contact the Cho-Yeh office for questions regarding payments and balances due.