Brighton Woods Day Camp 2022
Important Parent Info!
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You WILL NOT receive a packet in the mail; all info about camp will be digital! ALL the information you usually receive in your welcome packet will be below. Tags used to help campers find their unit will be distributed at bus stops on the first day of camp.
Flo says thank you!
|What to Wear||Camp Schedule||Bus Rider Info||Car Rider Info||Daily Packing List|
|Overnight Info||Emergency Info||Camp Phone Number||Program Info||Important Forms|
|Frequently Asked Questions|
Tentative camp schedule!
May be subject to change.
|9:00 am arrive & amphitheater|
|9:30 am back to unit & kapers|
|10:00am Morning Activity|
|12:30-1:30pm Afternoon Activity|
|1:30-2:30 Free Time and Kapers at the Unit|
|Orientation||T-shirt/Picture Day||Stone Soup||Ice Cream||Trick or Treating|
|Sleeping Bag Day||Overnight||Breakfast & Lunch at camp!||Skits||Farewell Party|
Brighton Woods Day Camp has been in operation for over 40 years, with a focus on getting campers outdoors, working together on camp skills and having lots of silly fun. We have four mascots who represent our first four directors: Harriet the Hippo, Civvie the Frog, Flo the Flamingo, and Peggy the Penguin. These lovely ladies come with their own "creation" myth and feature prominently in our antics and fun at camp! Some of our traditions include the mascot hunt where campers search and find mascots hidden around camp to earn prizes from Headquarters, awarding Flo the Flamingo to the unit of the day, and more.
The program of camp is heavily girl led, with our teen staff stepping up to lead most activities. Campers vote on almost everything and participate in choosing various aspects of the program so that they are vested in all that they do at camp. They also choose their ice cream flavors, menu for the overnight, and more.
We believe it's our privilege to work with your campers here in the woods and hope to facilitate them having so much fun, feeling accepted and safe, learning new skills, building friendships, and creating memories!
What to Wear
Dressing for camp is key to having a good day at camp! Your camper will be walking on uneven, rough ground, in woods full of ticks and other assorted creepy crawlies. That's not even mentioning the poison ivy!
Check out this camper's unique Brighton Woods style! Silly camp outfits are part of the fun! Your camper will need knee high socks, shorts that aren't TOO short, a hat or bandana (bandanas are cooler!), and sturdy shoes that tie or velcro on.
Daily Packing List!
- Water bottle and holder
- Two masks per day
- Two bandanas per day
- Lightweight rain poncho
- Sturdy shoes/sneakers that tie (no sandals!)
- Knee high socks
- Lightweight backpack
- Girls in 5th grade and older may bring a pocket knife
- Lunch: insulated bag with ice packs!
- Emergency meal: Nonperishable and must include a drink. Will be stored at camp for emergencies, and come home at the end of camp if not used.
This year due to COVID, campers will wear masks on the bus; windows will be open for air circulation. The seat behind the bus driver will remain empty. Campers will distance as much as possible on the bus. And the bus will be sanitized between every use. In addition, Brighton Woods now offers carpools so you can drive your child to camp. Please let us know if you have questions about transportation to and from camp!
Bus pickup and drop off times are between 8 amd 8:30 am, and 3:30 and 4 pm.
Bus stops will be at or in the vicinity of these locations:
Grove Shopping Center (near Shady Grove Metro)
Northgate Shopping Center
EB Wood MS
St. Peter's Church
Must be filled out by May 1, 2022!
Car Rider Info
Our first year of accepting car riders was a success, so we will continue to offer this as an option for getting to and from camp. Pick up and drop off times will be 8:50 am and 3:00 pm. Please be patient in the afternoons as you'll need to allow buses to leave the property before our car riders can leave! Please DRIVE SLOWLY through camp to help keep everyone safe!
All campers of every age are allowed to sleep over on our all camp overnight. For many campers this is their first time camping, or being overnight away from parents. Only the parents of the child can really decide if their child is ready for an overnight; campers who leave early will be able to return for breakfast the next morning.
Campers will sleep in our glen shelters; these are wooden structures with a roof but no cots or beds of any kind. A bed roll or pad of some type is a great thing to send with your camper for their comfort... but most kids do fine without it too!
Overnight Packing List
- bedroll (a sleeping bag or 2 warm blankets), and a sleeping pad or waterproof cloth
- sleepwear and a change of clothes for Wednesday and a plastic bag in which to keep clothes
- warm sweater or jacket (even in July, it gets chilly at night!)
- washcloth, small towel, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste (in plastic bag), comb, and brush
- flashlight or headlamp with fresh batteries and bulb
- mess kit containing an unbreakable plate, bowl, silverware and cup
- drip bag (hosiery, onion or other mesh bag, with drawstring) to air dry dishes
- insect repellent (cream or lotion)
- bagged supper -- a main meal is cooked by campers at lunch. Can be anything your child will eat for dinner, kept cool with an ice pack.
We use Remind to send texts to all parents in case of emergency. Please make sure you sign up for our all camp remind as well as the remind for the bus or car riders; staff will use those to let you know if a bus is running late or any other information you may need last minute.
Brighton Woods REMIND list
Camp Phone Number
The best way to contact camp is via email: email@example.com. However if you need to reach Firefly quickly you can call or text: 202-798-3665, and I will get back to you as soon as possible!
Frequently Asked Questions
If you've read all of the above and still have questions, maybe it is answered here...!
- Partial attendance:
So your child can only attend part of camp? That is totally fine, however you will still pay the entire camp fee. We do not have the capacity to do partial payments.
- Camp Fees:
Camp costs $250 per camper unless you are a volunteer. Volunteers receive a discount for their campers and a reduced rate for their pixies and boys.
- Overnight: My child doesn't want to stay over!
No worries, you can choose from three pickup options; pick up your child at normal dismissal time (3pm), 6pm after dinner, or pick them up after campfire (around 7:30/8pm).
We will work with each family on a case by case basis to ensure their child has whatever they need to be safe and successful at Brighton Woods. Please email Firefly to discuss!
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