Family Programs

Family-programs

We’re excited to announce our plan for Family Camps, we appreciate your patience while we have been putting this together.  Our goal is to give you the Hazen experience you know and love, while ensuring everyone stays and feels safe. We ran a very successful Labor Day Family Camp last fall and are applying much of the same lessons learned to offer a fun and safe program.


Prevention:

The basis for much of our programing stems from a few basic rules to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

  • Health screening at check in.  Simple questions regarding symptoms.  If you have a temperature of over 100 or have multiple symptoms of the Coronavirus, then you will be fully refunded and asked to leave. We ask that all attendees are either Fully Vacinated or have recieved a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours prior arrival at camp.
  • Masks or face coverings must be worn by all participants over the age of two any time you are indoors (excluding your own cabin/wing) or cannot maintain a distance of over 6ft. outdoors from other families. For example: going on a hike with your family – no masks required. Using the shower houses – masks required.
  • Social Distancing – this will be a true family camp, where you spend time with your family! The program will be designed so that if your family wishes to maintain distance from all other, you'll be able to do so. Families that choose to mingle will be expected to follow the TWO OUT OF THREE RULE. You must be two out of the three at all times masked, outside, or 6ft apart. For instance if you are outside under the pavilion and want to play board games at the same picnic table, you need to wear masks. If you're playing tennis with someone from a different family and can easily maintain distance, you do not need to wear masks. 
  • Hand washing – For this summer we have added four outdoor hand washing stations spread out across camp and make is very convenient to stay clean! We encourage everyone to wash their hands between activities, before and after meals and any other time you pass a hand washing station!
  • Cleaning - Common spaces such as the Dining Hall and shower houses will be cleaned and disinfected multiple times throughout each day. Program equipment will be sanitized between use. We will have cleaning products available to families who wish to clean their own spaces.

Food Service


All meals will be served to be eaten alfresco. Chef Welchy and his staff served over 200 campers and staff a day this past summer in this style and is excited to apply this to the Family Camp. Based on registration we may stagger meal times to limit how many people will be in the Dining Hall at once. Families may eat wherever they like: bring your own picnic blanket, use a picnic table, at the waterfront, etc. as long as they are distanced from others. In inclement weather, we will have enough covered picnic tables under tents or our brand new pavilion to accommodate everyone.
 


Program


Many activities will be staffed and run as normal with updated cleaning procedures between use. For instance, the waterfront will be open for swimming and boating. Archery will be open much more than it is normally. Craft kits will be prepared so that you can pick up and go from Creative Arts.
 
Other activities will be staffed and run on a sign up basis. All climbing elements including the Giant Swing, the tennis court, the fishing dock, candle making, woodburning, etc. will have sign up forms so that families can book their own time block and allow for proper cleaning between use.
 
Many of our favorite large events will be modified. We expect to still hold our annual softball and soccer games, other organized sports with everyone masked and distanced. We have decided that the Archery Tournament and the Family Canoe race are going to become weekend long! You can stop by the archery range or waterfront at any time to record your family’s score/time and we will still award a winner for each.
 
This year more than ever we encourage families to explore our hiking trails, enjoy our sports fields, and find some time to just have fun and relax with your families! Sports equipment will available to borrow and “used” bins will be scattered around camp to deposit equipment for the staff to clean and return.
 
 

Mother/Daughter and Father/Son Weekends at Hazen

 

Why Parent-Child Programs:

Spending time together as a family has immediate rewards but the long-term gains are even more significant.  Not only will you build a solid foundation for memories that will last a lifetime, but you'll also be helping to build and develop a set of skills and patterns that your children will carry with them into adolescence and adulthood.

Program:

This year's Mother and Daughter Weekend and Father and Son Weekend at Hazen will be choose-your-own-adventures. Many activities will be staffed and run as normal with updated cleaning procedures between use. For instance, the waterfront will be open for canoeing and kayaking and the archery range will be available. Other activities will be staffed and run on a sign up basis. All climbing elements including the Giant Swing, the tennis court, the fishing dock, candle making, woodburning, etc. will have sign up forms so that families can book their own time block and allow for proper cleaning between use.

This year more than ever we encourage families to explore our hiking trails, enjoy our sports fields, and find some time to just have fun and relax with your families! Sports equipment will available to borrow and “used” bins will be scattered around camp to deposit equipment for the staff to clean and return.

Lodging:

For both parent-child weekends, we will have families stay in their own accomodation. They will each have a private wing of a lodge (which typically sleeps between 10-12) or their very own Alpine Cabin. All accomodation includes a full bathroom with shower. Should you decide to attend with someone in your "bubble" such as family members or close friends/neighbors, you can share accomdations. 

Food Service:

All meals are provided and will be served to be eaten alfresco. Chef Welchy and his staff have served over 200 campers and staff a day this summer in this style and is excited to apply this to the parent-child weekends. Families may eat wherever they like: bring your own picnic blanket, use a picnic table, at the waterfront, etc. as long as they are distanced from others. In inclement weather, we will have enough covered picnic tables under tents or our brand new pavilion to accommodate everyone. .

 

What You Can Expect at a Hazen Family Program

A Variety of Activities

There are plenty of opportunities for low and high energy activities for adults and children, beginner or advanced.  The excitement doesn't stop when the sun goes down as every night is filled with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy together.

Home Cooked Meals

Camp Hazen YMCA's Food Service Staff pride themselves on serving food of high quality and variety.  Meals are designed to please all members of the family and we are happy to cater to special dietary needs.  In the spirit of fun, our menus will reflect the Family Program's theme.

Quality Staff

Our experienced staff are selected from the "cream of the crop" of our summer camp.  They are chosen for their ability to relate to a variety of age groups, their enthusiasm and their spirit.  Staff members and campers work directly with our YMCA Professional Staff to ensure a quality program and a mission driven experience.

Available Dates

2021 Mother and Daughter Weekend

October 8, 2021 to October 10, 2021

Father and Son Weekend

May 13, 2022 to May 15, 2022

Parent & Child Weekend

May 20, 2022 to May 22, 2022

Family Camp - Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2022 to May 30, 2022

Family Camp - Labor Day Weekend

September 2, 2022 to September 5, 2022

2022 Mother and Daughter Weekend

October 14, 2022 to October 16, 2022

Rates

Mother & Daughter / Father & Son / Parent & Child Weekends

Parent & Child Pair - $330
Each additional child - $140

Memorial Day and Labor Day Family Camp (3 Nights)

10th grade and up - $225
 3rd - 9th Grade - $160
Toddler - 2nd Grade - $105
Infant to Toddler - free