Frequently Asked Questions

Register for Camp

Click here to register online. If you have any issues with the online registration please contact Ashley Charron (617-765-7098).

How will I pay for Camp?

In order to ensure that going to camp is a possibility for everyone, we consider many factors to determine the amount that each family will contribute to tuition. For more information about applying for financial aid please contact Ashley Charron

How will I get to Camp?

We offer transportation to all of our summer camps. You may also drop off your child directly at Camp. You can learn more about these options here.

Do I need a medical physical for Camp?

In order to ensure that all campers are prepared for activities we require that all campers have a physical within 12 months prior to their camp attendance. This form is part of our online application.

Packing List

Suggested clothing and equipment list:
  • Sleeping bag/blanket, sheets, pillow
  • Laundry bag for dirty laundry
  • Jacket
  • Raincoat/poncho
  • Sneakers (2)
  • Flip-flops
  • Sweatshirt/fleece (2)
  • T-shirts (8)
  • Pants (2)
  • Shorts (8)
  • Underwear and socks (10)
  • One-piece swimsuit (2)
  • Pajamas (1)
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, brush, lotion, deodorant, washcloth, soap, shampoo)
  • Shower and pool towels (2)
  • Stationery, stamps, pen/pencil
  • Flashlight
  • Appropriate reading material
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray (non-aerosol)
PLEASE DO NOT BRING:
    • Crossroads does not allow illegal substances.
    • Please do not bring spray cans (roll-ons and liquids are preferred), fireworks, weapons, food, gum, or any personal electronics (including cell phones).
    • We cannot be responsible for any personal electronics or valuable items, including money and jewelry.
    • Please do not bring expensive new clothing items, such as sneakers. Camp is a rugged environment and items can get dirty or lost.
    • Spaghetti-strap tanks, tight tops, and/or half shirts are considered inappropriate attire for camp.

Cabin Assignments

All cabin assignments are made in the best interest of your camper, and generally by age. Housing for girls and boys is located on opposite sides of the camp property.
Camp is a place where your children learn to make new friends. In order to encourage this process, family members and friends traveling together to camp may not be assigned to the same cabin.

Phone Calls

It can be inconvenient and disruptive for campers to place or receive telephone calls, so we do not typically encourage incoming or outgoing phone calls for campers, especially during the first week of camp. If you would like to check on your camper, or if you are worried about them, you are welcome to call and speak with leadership staff about their progress at any time. Any important messages can also be relayed through our leadership staff. We have found that this has led to more successful camp experiences for youth. Please be assured that we will contact you should any serious issues arise, and in emergencies we can arrange for you to speak to your child. For special occasions (such as birthdays), a phone call may be pre-arranged with leadership staff.

Visitors

We do not encourage visitation at any time during the sessions as the campers are busy with their own activities. The unannounced arrival of parents or visitors may cause unnecessary disruption such as homesickness or missed activities. Of course, if you believe it is absolutely necessary to make a visit, you must first call ahead and set up an appointment with the camp director. When you arrive, you must check in at the office. No camper will be allowed to leave camp or to be visited by anyone other than parents/legal guardians, unless written permission is granted and arrangements have been made with the director ahead of time.

Homesickness

Sometimes, campers who are away from home for the first time may feel homesick. Our staff makes every effort to make the transition from home to camp as easy as possible by encouraging participation in camp activities, supporting campers, and letter writing. In the event of prolonged or serious homesickness, our leadership staff will contact you.

Lost and Found

Two weeks after the end of each session, all abandoned articles will be donated to a charitable organization. We urge all parents to check through the Lost and Found before they leave camp. We cannot be responsible for articles left at camp. While packing for camp should be done by an adult (and packing to go home is supervised by staff), we recommend that you have your camper participate in this process so they are familiar with the items in their bag. This will help campers to identify their own clothing at camp. It is a reality that clothes can get lost or misplaced — please do not send any items to camp that you or your child consider to be favorites!