On Opening Day each session we get hundreds of campers checked in, checked for lice and temperature, settled in bunks and introduced to their counselors and bunkmates in just a few hours time. We have everyone through the check-in process by lunch. It sounds like a lot to do in just a few hours, but being done by lunch gives us all afternoon to get settled and start the fun of getting to know camp and each other.
All campers (with the exception of those flying in from out of state) will be dropped off on Opening Day by car. We have an arrival window from 10 am to 12 pm (times subject to change) and we ask that all campers be dropped off during this time.
When you drive through the CYJ gates, you'll receive a welcome packet and begin the drive-through check-in process. You'll make your first stop at the lice checks where all campers' heads will be checked for lice and they will get their temperature taken. After passing the lice check and temperature screening, you will move on to the camper drop-off and luggage unloading zone. Staff will be there to help move your luggage, so all you have to worry about is giving your camper a big hug before they head into camp to meet their bunkmates and counselors (we have staff stationed here as well who can show your child to their bunk if needed). Once your camper is dropped off, you can drop off their medicine and meet with the medical team if necessary. Otherwise, you are free to depart and it's l'hitraot (see you later)!
If you are joining us from outside of Texas and are flying in, we've got you covered. Read this article for more information about flying to camp, when to arrive, how to get to camp, and more.
Want to get the whole travel picture? Read up on Closing Day too.