Family Programs

Family-programs

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. . As families go through the buffet, staff will plate their food cafeteria style to remove any touching or sharing of utensils. 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. .

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.  Including a temperature check and questions regarding symptoms and states on the list of travel restrictions (see below).  If you have a temperature of over 100 or answer no to any of the following questions upon arrival, then you will be fully refunded and asked to leave.
  • 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. 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!  In order to prevent disease transmission, we are going to expect family units to not mix throughout the weekend. Meals, activities, down-time etc. will all be with the family you come with. We understand this is a tremendous change to our current program and in fact goes against one of the very best parts of Hazen’s family camps but it is a step we all have to take.
  • 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.

 

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

Father and Son Weekend

April 30, 2021 to May 2, 2021

Parent & Child Weekend

May 7, 2021 to May 9, 2021

Family Camp - Memorial Day Weekend

May 28, 2021 to May 31, 2021

Family Camp - June Weekend

June 4, 2021 to June 6, 2021

Family Camp - Labor Day Weekend

September 3, 2021 to September 6, 2021

Mother and Daughter Weekend

October 8, 2021 to October 10, 2021

Rates

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

Parent & Child Pair - $295
Each additional child - $125

Memorial Day and Labor Day Family Camp (3 Nights)

10th grade and up - $210
 3rd - 9th Grade - $145
Toddler - 2nd Grade - $105
Infant to Toddler - free

June Family Camp

10th grade and up - $165
 3rd - 9th Grade - $115
Toddler - 2nd Grade - $85
Infant to Toddler - free