FAQs

Frequently-Asked Questions

  1. How can I get more information about Camp Milldale?
  2. What are the camp dates?
  3. How long is the average bus ride?
  4. What are the bus pick-up and drop-off times?
  5. What does Milldale do to help campers stay cool on hot summer days?
  6. What if my child gets sick or hurt?
  7. Can my child be with his/her friend?
  8. What is a bunk?
  9. Can I see the camp before next summer?
  10. What is your policy on sun protection?
  11. What is the inclusion program?
  12. What should I pack my camper for lunch every day?
 

How can I get more information about Camp Milldale?

Click here!  It's that simple.

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What are the camp dates?

Day Camp K thru Grade 6 2 to 8 week sessions
June 23- August 15
Arts Camp Grade 3-8 2 to 8 week sessions
June 23- August 15
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How long is the average bus ride?

The bus ride for campers getting picked up and dropped off in their neighborhood may be up to 60 minutes.  Express bus service from the Owings Mills JCC is approximately 20 minutes and from the Park Heights JCC approximately 30 minutes. Home pickup must be requested by 4/1/14. Home transportation not available in all areas.

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What are the bus pick-up and drop-off times?

Camp Milldale fees include express bus service from Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, Weinberg Park Heights JCC, Colombia (location TBD) and Chizuk Amuno Synagogue at Stevenson Road and the Beltway. Door to door transportation is available for a fee. Home pickup must be requested by 4/1/14. Please see the registration form for details. Every bus has a counselor to provide supervision, and to monitor the bus routes. Bus pick-up times may be as early as 8:00am or as late as 9:10am, depending on your location.

Express bus service from the Park Heights JCC, Owings Mills JCC, and Chizuk Amuno. This non-stop direct ride cuts your camper’s time significantly. You will not be charged for Early Drop-Off or Late-Stay if you drop-off and pick-up at the designated times.

 

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What does Milldale do to help campers stay cool on hot summer days?

Camp Milldale can now accommodate every child on those especially hot or rainy days with the addition of The Big Max, our newly air-conditioned multi-purpose facility. Arts Camp, which is housed on the lower level of this building, will now enjoy the comfort of an indoor cooling system all day long!  Additionally, with shade trees and pavilions throughout camp, most activities take place in the shade.  We also have water stations available throughout the campus so campers can refill their water bottles as needed.

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What if my child gets sick or hurt?

During the camp season a registered nurse is always on camp grounds. Should your child become ill and need to go home, we will contact you immediately. If we are unable to reach you and medical attention is necessary we will contact your family physician or if not available a camp physician who is on call.

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Can my child be with his/her friend?

On the application form there is a place where you can request your child to be with two of his/her friends. Please make sure the friends have also noted on their form to be with your child. We will make every effort to place your child with the friends requested.

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What is a bunk?

A bunk is a group of approximately 12-15 children led by a Senior Counselor, Junior Counselor and a Counselor-In-Training.

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Can I see the camp before next summer?

Yes, just call the camp office and we’ll arrange for someone to meet you at camp to give you a tour on designated dates throughout the year.

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What is your policy on sun protection?

Please apply sunscreen on your child before sending him/her to camp. It is recommended that campers bring a bottle of sunscreen in their backpacks each day. Counselors will help apply sunscreen but we ask that you show your child how to apply it on him/her self. Campers are reminded periodically throughout the day to reapply the sunscreen. Hats and sun visors are also helpful in shielding the face and neck from the sun. Please make sure they are marked clearly with your child's name.

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What is the inclusion program?

The inclusion program at Camp Milldale was created so that campers with special needs are able to enjoy a typical summer camp experience with their peers. Campers who are part of the inclusion program are paired with counselors who have received training in working with a child with special needs in the camp environment. Special Needs Counselors, or "advocates" are college-age or older and have experience with or a committed interest in special needs or special education. The advocate is part of that child's bunk in addition to the senior and junior counselors and the CIT. Depending on the needs of the child, the counselor may work with him/her and one other child with a similar level of needs. Inclusion of a special needs camper into the regular day camp program provides an important and worthwhile experience for that camper, his/her peers, and their counselors. Campers and staff often end the summer with a better understanding of and an appreciation for the similarities and differences in all of us.

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What should I pack my camper for lunch every day?

At Camp Milldale we ask that campers bring lunches that are vegetarian or dairy only. Click here for a list of lunch favorites. In addition, we ask that you pack 2 snacks separately from lunch.

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