Frequently Asked Questions
2. If my child wants to go to camp with a friend will they be in the same cabin? As long as your child and his/her friend are the same gender and sign up for the same program, yes they will be in the same cabin.
3. If I have multiple children attending camp will they be together? Unless your children are the same gender and registered for the same program they will not be in the same cabin. However they will see each other during meals, Evening Program (all camp games after dinner) free time and campfire if they choose.
4. Can children bring cell phones to camp? No, we do not permit cell phones at camp. We want campers to make new friends, learn new skills, and get the most out of their camp experience rather than talking and texting to friends at home. Part of your child’s growth during their camp experience could be hindered with the instant access a cell phone provides. If you feel it is a safety issue, know that every program area on camp property has a two way radio to provide swift access for any assistance needed.
5. What happens if my child gets homesick? In most situations we are able to encourage the camper to try something new, think positively and continue to be involved in what their cabin group is doing. In most cases this is successful. In some cases we will call parents and inform them of what we have done and ask for any advice to work well with their child. We want your child’s camp experience to be positive and hope that overcoming homesickness can be a success story.
6. How should I inform YMCA Camp Nan A Bo Sho about my child’s allergies? Make sure that you list any and all allergy information on your child’s medical form. If your child has severe food allergies and you would like to talk to the Food Service Manager about your concerns please contact the camp office at 920.733.9622 or e-mail email@example.com and we will get you in touch with our cook.
9. Can we send our child a care package? Yes! We recommend books, hats, t-shirts, games, pre-stamped envelopes and fun pencils or pens. The address is YMCA Camp Nan A Bo Sho 18369 Okonto Ln, Lakewood, WI 54138. Because campers live in close proximity to nature extra food is not allowed. Food in the cabins attracts wildlife (rodents) and bugs.
10. What is range pricing? Camp Nan A Bo Sho understands that our camp families have differing means to pay for their child(ren)’s camp experiences and therefore NABS offers a voluntary three range pricing structure to accommodate all financial needs.
ALL CAMPERS RECEIVE THE SAME CAMP EXPERIENCE regardless of range chosen.
11. How much money should I put in my child’s camp store account? The amount of money you put in your child’s camp store account is up to you. Most parents put between $15-$30 in their child’s account. Any leftover amount of $5 or more will be refunded by a check. Any leftover amount of $5 or less is donated to the Camp Nan A Bo Sho Scholarship/Strong Kids fund.