HELLO CAMP PARENTS!
OVERNIGHT CAMP INFORMATION including HORSE CAMP and TIPIS
Thank you for choosing Puh'tok for your child's summer experience!
Please find important information below.
ROLLING CAMP DROP-OFF and PICK-UP Instructions
Drop-off location: 17433 Big Falls Road Monkton, MD 21111
You will be greeted by our team and directed to your assigned drop-off area
Camper drop-off will take place on Sundays between 2:00-4:00 PM.
Please remain in your vehicles, your child and their luggage will be escorted to their cabin by our team.
SUNDAY CAR-SIDE DROP-OFF SCHEDULE
Pioneer Boys (Grades 2-5)
Top Bar Girls (Grades 6-7)
Stockade Boys (Grades 8-11)
Silver City Girls (Grades 2-5)
Tipis Boys and Girls (Ages 13-16)
Woodlands Boys (Grades 6-7)
Bontkirchen Girls (Grades 8-11)
Please strictly adhere to drop-off and pick-up times to ensure a smoother process & reduce congestion. *If you have multiple children you may drop-off/pick-up additional children after your first scheduled child drop off/pick up
FRIDAY CAR-SIDE PICK-UP SCHEDULE
PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 5:30 or you will get caught in Day Camp Pick-up Traffic.
Campers will not be ready for pick-up until 5:30 at the earliest, unless you have requested an early pick-up with the office.
Camper pick-up will take place between 5:30 and 6:15 on Fridays. Please stay tuned for more detailed pick-up times and instructions coming soon.
If your child takes a prescribed medicine please have your doctor complete and sign the medication form found at the following link. Medication Form
Medication forms can be uploaded to EPACT or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
All medications must be submitted to the nurse upon arrival and must be in their original bottles and clearly labeled, including over-the-counter medication or self-administered medications.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU TO DROP-OFF
(Please do not pack medications or medical forms in camper luggage)
All parents/guardians whose child will be bringing medication to camp will need to stop at the Nurse's station to drop-off medications and check-in with the nurse.
Please bring all over-the-counter or prescription medications in their original container.
Written instructions must be provided for the time of administration and dosage, for both over the counter and prescribed medications.
A physician signed Medication Administration form must be provided for all prescribed medications.
ONLINE HEALTH FORMS AND WAIVERS
All registered campers should have received an email requesting that you complete your online health forms and waivers.
The email will have been sent from: Y Camp at Puh'tok in the Pines: Overnight via ePACT Network Subject: Emergency information request for (your camper's name).
*If you have not completed your online health forms and waivers, please do so immediately. Your child will not be able to attend camp without these forms completed.
Please note that a doctor's signature will only be required if your child is taking a prescribed medicine.
Campers will participate in mail call at evening Flag Ceremony every evening. You are welcome to leave letters, notes, or small packages for your child during drop off. Due to storage space limitations we request that you limit the number and size of packages that you leave for your child.
Please label all mail/packages with the following:
(Child's Name, Age/Village)
Day you would like it delivered
17433 Big Falls Rd
Monkton, MD 21111
The remaining balances will be auto-drafted from the credit card you used to register your child 4 weeks prior to the start of their session.
PACKING LIST FOR Y OVERNIGHT CAMPS
Our summers offer beautiful, sunny days with occasional rain showers and evenings that range from cool and crisp to hot and humid. With that in mind, this list has been created for your camper's comfort and preparedness. We suggest that you send old clothes etc as some items may be lost or damaged. Campers will be outside the majority of the day getting dirty, sweaty, muddy, and wet. Be sure to label everything with your child's name. Unscented toilet articles are recommended as the bugs at camp really enjoy scented soaps and shampoos. Please read our prohibited gear list carefully, campers who bring any listed items may be asked to surrender them to the Camp Staff and may face disciplinary action. Parents may retrieve confiscated items at check-out. All medications, prescription or non-prescription, must be submitted to the Camp Nurse at check-in.
*This list is for one week of camp, please double for two-week camps
Sleep Wear (pajamas, sweat suit or oversize tshirt)
Head Wear (Sun hat with wide brim, Bandana or Baseball Cap)
Daily change of undergarments
Daily change of socks (All campers must wear socks! Recommend 8-10 pairs)
1 pair of sturdy closed-toed shoes and/or sneakers for use around camp
1 pair of wet tie-on shoes for water activities (old sneakers that may get ruined)
1 pair of hiking boots or sturdy tennis shoes for hiking
Wet Weather Wear (Raincoat or poncho)
T-shirts (8 recommended)
Long-sleeved shirt, sweatshirt, medium weight jacket or long-sleeved fleece for colder nights
Shorts (recommend 7 pairs)
Long pants for colder nights, hiking or wetland study (Jeans, wind pants or sweatpants)
PERSONAL HYGIENE GEAR
Sun-block lotion SPF-15 or higher*
Bath towels and washcloths
Soap in a soapbox or liquid soap
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Comb or brush
Shampoo and Conditioner
Eyeglasses/Contact Lenses + extra pair
Shower Shoes (flip-flops are acceptable at shower time only)
HORSE CAMP AT CAMP PUH'TOK
Boot with a heel
6-8 pairs of long pants
Bedding: Pillow, Sheets and blankets or Sleeping bag
Laundry Bag for dirty clothes (mesh bags are good for air flow, large strong trash bags may also be used)
Wet bag for wet clothes
Water bottle (recommended with strap)
Day Pack (backpack, book/school pack size)
Flashlight or Lantern
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES GEAR
Travel or Small non-electronic games (playing cards)
Stationery, Journal or Notebook with writing supplies
Radio, Speakers Computers, iPod
Handheld Video Games (Nintendo DS, PSPs)
Matches or candles
Weapons of any kind or anything that looks like a weapon (includes toy guns, knives/jack knives or pocket knives)
Clothing not appropriate for camp
Animals or Pets
Drugs, Alcohol or smoking products including vapes
Please check your camper's belongings prior to arrival. For the safety of all campers and staff, we reserve the right to search camper's luggage if concerns arise. Prohibited items will be confiscated and placed in the Camp Office for parents to pick up at the end of the camp week
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.
ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Alexi Grote
CAMP DIRECTOR: Chris Burkhardt