FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is there a nurse at camp?
Yes, we have a nurse and health center staff at Camp Wing Day Camp.
What if my child needs to take medication during the day?
Our health center staff will be available on check-in days for parents to turn over any medication that children need at camp. All medication must be in the original, labeled bottle in order for the nurse to accept the medication. The health staff must have written information from the parent/guardian describing the amount, time and type of medication each camper must receive.
What if my child gets sick?
The health and safety of your child is very important to us. We have full time health care professionals, including registered nurses, on site whose job it is to ensure that care for everything from minor injuries to emergencies are handled with your child’s best interest in mind. Parents will be immediately contacted if an important medical concern arises. If your child is ill, he or she can rest in the health center supervised by the health staff. If he or she is feeling very sick or does not feel better after basic care, we will contact a parent or guardian to pick up the child at camp.
Who regulates health services at Camp Wing Day Camp?
Our camps must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.
How does swimming at camp work?
On the first day of your child’s first session each summer, his or her ability in the water will be evaluated. This enables our swim staff to place your child in the appropriate group for lessons. Lifeguards are always at the pool whenever children are inside the gate (not only when they are in the water) and additional staff are in the water with campers during evaluations, swim lessons, and free swim. Only campers able to demonstrate ability and comfort in deeper water will wear a “deep end tag” and be allowed to swim in the deep end of the pool. Campers are not required and do not need to bring/wear inflatable devices in the pool, but if you prefer that your child does wear them, you should send them to camp clearly labeled with your child’s name, and talk with the Camp Director or Waterfront Director. Crossroads for Kids adheres to all American Camp Association and State Department standards.
My child doesn’t know how to swim!
We provide swimming lessons for all campers, regardless of ability every day. On the first day of your child’s first session, his or her ability in the water will be evaluated. This enables our swim staff to place your child in the appropriate group for lessons. Campers will be re-evaluated during lessons and at the end of the session.
Are there lifeguards?
Yes! There are always Red Cross certified lifeguards at the pool whenever children are inside the gate (not just when they are in the water) and additional staff are in the water with campers during evaluations, swim lessons and free swim.
Does my child need to bring a lunch?
Yes. All campers should bring their own lunch every day. Please pack your child’s lunch in a disposable brown paper bag. Write his or her first and last name clearly on the bag. The camp will store your child’s lunch in the refrigerator. For storage reasons, brown paper bags are convenient; also, campers will not want to carry around a heavy cooler or insulated bag for the rest of the afternoon.
What if my child has allergies/food restrictions?
Campers eat lunch with their group and counselor. Just like at school, sometimes kids trade or share parts of their lunch. If your child has allergies to food, it is very important for your child AND our staff to know about it! Please make a note of allergies on your health form when registering and on opening day. We can store their lunch in a different location. Camp Wing Day Camp is not Peanut or Tree Nut Free. If your child is not allowed to eat foods that aren’t provided from home, please tell your child and his/her counselor.
My child forgot his/her lunch! What do I do?
No worries! If your child forgets his/her lunch, swimsuit, etc., please call the camp to let us know. You can bring it to the camp office at 47 Myrtle Street and we will make sure your camper receives their belongings!