FAQ: Questions Mama & Papa Bears Ask

Where is Camp Yomi & Yomi Seniors?
Camp takes place in our beautiful, 50-acre campgrounds in Rockland County 20 minutes away from New York City.
How do campers get there?
We transport them on air-conditioned, coach buses with seat belts and bathrooms. There are 15 pick-ups in Manhattan click here for locations. Parents can drop of their kids as early as 8 am and pick them up as late as 5:45 pm. We want to accommodate working parents.
Is the bus location and trip supervised?
Absolutely. Our staff greets them at the bus location and rides the bus with them. We sing camp songs and believe the camp day begins on the bus.
What's a typical day like?
Campers enjoy a daily program geared toward the needs, interests and abilities of our campers. They each participate in a wide variety of activities, including two daily swims (instructional and recreational) and three or four group activity periods where options include soccer, basketball, ceramics, archery, fine arts, music, a visiting artist series and much more. Activities are always geared to the specific age of the campers.
What about lunch?
The vast majority of campers bring a bag lunch, which is refrigerated at the campgrounds. A Kosher box lunch program is also available for an extra charge. Cold drinks and an afternoon snack are provided to all campers.
Please describe your swim program.
All campers swim twice each day. One swim period is devoted to Red Cross-certified swim instruction and the second is a free swim. We have three large in-ground pools and an awesome water slide! Two pools are specifically designed for teaching beginning and intermediate swimmers. For instructional swim, children are tested the first week of camp and placed in an appropriate swim group. The pools are staffed by Water Safety Instructors and certified American Red Cross lifeguards.
How does your camp group the children?
Yomi is divided into four age appropriate units, with typically 10 groups in a unit. Each group in YOMI is co-ed and has an average of 15 campers and 2-5 counselors depending upon the age of the campers and the group size. Every 2-3 groups are overseen by a head counselor as well. We always attempt to honor requests for campers to be placed with their friends.
How does Yomi offer age appropriate programming for younger campers?
Every morning, our campers entering Kindergarten and First grade attend “Fun Station Rotation”. Campers travel with their group to a station activity, such as Parachute Games, Puppetry, Wacky Scientist, or Story Time. These station activities give campers a chance to easily transition into the camp day. Our campers entering Second grade participate in Hobby Hour once a week. During Hobby Hour, campers are given the freedom to select a favorite camp activity and attend it for a double period.
What special sport programming do you offer for older campers?
Campers entering Third and Fourth Grade can join Sports Club. Each week, a different camp sport is selected and campers can forgo their regularly scheduled first period to participate in sports club. In sports club, campers work on drills and then engage in games with other sports club members. In addition, our sports specialists lead camper games of softball, basketball, soccer and gaga during lunch periods, after campers have eaten their lunch.
Is your camp ACA accredited?
Yes!
What is included in camp tuition?
Camp tuition includes transportation from any of our bus stops in Manhattan, towel service, one snack and the best summer ever!
 

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For more information about Camp Yomi call 212.415.5573 / email

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