Parent Info

All Campers Welcome
YMCA of the Fox Cities is a welcoming and inclusive organization. All campers are invited to make a lifetime of memories at YMCA Camp Nan A Bo Sho.

Group Planning
Each camp session description provides an idea of the activities included at camp; however; camper input helps determine what activities actually happen. When campers help make program decisions, they are trying new things, developing team building and cooperation skills.

Registration & Confirmation
Registration opens January 2, 2017 or by filling out the registration form.

Confirmation information is sent electronically, so it is crucial to provide us with a valid email address. Confirmation packets can be found here.

Payment & Financial Assistance
All camp programs require a $100 deposit and must be included with the registration. The deposit is non-refundable, except in the case of medical circumstances. Remaining balances are due one month prior to departure for camp.

Cost should never be a barrier to a camper attending camp. Financial assistance is available through the YMCA of the Fox Cities’ Annual Campaign. For more information, please contact the Camp Office 920.733.9622 or EMAIL.

Range Pricing
YMCA Camp Nan A Bo Sho understands that families have differing means to pay for their child(ren)’s camp experiences and therefore offers a voluntary three range pricing structure to accommodate all financial needs. This voluntary pricing structure does not influence the quality of your child(ren)’s camp experience. ALL CAMPERS RECEIVE THE SAME CAMP EXPERIENCE.

  • Range 1: Most accurately reflects the true cost of YMCA Camp Nan A Bo Sho including wear and tear and depreciation.
  • Range 2: A partially subsidized rate.
  • Range 3: Our historically standard rate, which does not represent the true cost of camp. This rate is subsidized through fundraising done by YMCA Staff and Volunteers, special events, and sustaining contributions.

Bus Service
Bus transportation is available to and from the Apple Creek YMCA. Children may choose to ride the bus both ways, one way, or not at all. Bus fees are $28 each way and are non-refundable.

Arrival & Departure
If riding the bus: Please arrive at the Apple Creek YMCA at 11:30 AM for a 12:00 PM departure to camp on Sundays.
The bus will return to the Apple Creek YMCA @ 3:00 PM on Fridays.

* Short N’Sweet: Campers riding the bus to camp arrive at the Apple Creek YMCA at 11:30 AM and depart at 12:00 PM on Sundays.
The bus will return to the Apple Creek YMCA at 12:00 PM on Tuesdays.

* Camp Sampler: Please arrive at the Apple Creek YMCA at 12:30 PM for a 1:00 PM departure to camp on Tuesdays.
Campers will ride the normal bus route home on Fridays, arriving at 3:00 PM.

If driving your child to camp in Lakewood: Please arrive between 1:30-2:00 PM.
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Camp Sampler: Please arrive between 2:30-3:00 PM.

If picking up your child at camp in Lakewood: Please do so between 1:00-1:30 PM.
* Short N’Sweet: Please do so between 9:30-10:00 AM.

Health & Safety
Careful supervision is the number one priority of YMCA Camp Nan A Bo Sho. A qualified medical staff member is on duty to treat minor injuries and illnesses. A clinic and hospital are nearby and available for emergencies. All campers are required to have a completed online health history form on file to attend camp. Campers attending a wilderness trip program must also have a physical with a signed physical form from a doctor. Campers must provide their own health and accident insurance.

Camp Staff
Camp staff are selected on the basis of their values and proven abilities in working with youth. All staff participate in an extensive training program prior to the camp season.

Field Trips & Wilderness Trips
Many Camp Nan A Bo Sho programs include time spent both in and out of camp. All field trips are led by a qualified counselor, trained in First Aid and CPR. All wilderness trips are led by a qualified trip leader, trained in Wilderness First Aid, CPR and Lifeguarding. Transportation out of camp is provided in camp owned/leased vehicles, driven by a qualified and trained driver.

Goals of Camp Nan A Bo Sho
In all aspects of camp, we strive for the following goals with our campers:

  1. Be safe
  2. Develop new friendships
  3. By physically active while having fun
  4. Gain independence
  5. Gain appreciation for our natural environment

YMCA Mission
To put Christian principles into practice by promoting youth, adult and family activities that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

American Camp Association
YMCA Camp Nan A Bo Sho is fully accredited by the American Camp Association. The ACA logo is your assurance that a camp is operated and committed to the highest standards established for the camp industry. Accredited camps are willing to have their operations scrutinized and reviewed by camp professionals who know and value quality camps.