Camp Info


FAQs

Check-in Time

Check-in time is on Sunday’s from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, and check-out time is on Saturday’s from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. Please honor this schedule by adhering to these arrival and departure times. As a courtesy, if you are running late, please call camp to inform our staff of your approximate arrival. Our goal is to move you and your camper(s) through the process as quickly as possible, hopefully in about an hour. However, depending on the session and how many campers are arriving on a given day, it could take up to two hours. The steps for check in include checking in at the cabin, depositing funds in your child’s store account, head lice screening, visiting with the nurse to discuss any medications, and meeting the staff. Each child’s health and time at camp is important to us, so please allow for adequate time to ensure your child is all set!

How do you select your staff?

Many of our staff members at Camp Mi-Te-Na are former campers who have gone through both the Leader-In-Training and Counselor-In-Training programs. Others are selected for their expertise and desire to work with children in a camping environment. Some staff members are selected from international placement agencies that draw from highly qualified applicants from all over the world. We hire all staff for their maturity, for their personal warmth and for their leadership skills. We always run reference and criminal background checks on all staff.

What happens if my son forgets his health form?

State law mandates we have a completed health history and physician-signed physical for all campers. All required medical forms and information must be uploaded and completed on CampDoc prior to your son’s arrival at camp. No one is permitted to stay at camp unless their CampDoc account shows 100% completion.

What is the likelihood of my son not getting his cabin request?

To accommodate cabin requests we do require that all cabin mate requests be a mutual request, the boys are the same age, and both campers are attending the same length session. While we cannot make guarantees, as long as the requirements are met, the likelihood is very good they will be together. If they are not the same age, but are within 12 months of age, we will place them to the best of our ability, in a cabin that is age-appropriate for the younger camper. We will not put boys together in a cabin that are more than 12 months apart in age. Due to last minute enrollment changes, cabin assignments are done just before check-in day. Therefore, if you call in advance to check on your son’s cabin, we may not be able to tell you. Please understand it is not beneficial to have 4–6 campers from the same town in the same cabin. It discourages meeting new friends and makes it difficult for those other campers that do not know anyone in the cabin.

I will be out of town; can I send someone else to pick up my camper?

Yes, as long as we receive a signed and dated letter from a parent or legal guardian. We request you call camp to confirm we have received this letter.

What kind of training does the staff have?

All staff undergo an intensive week-long training. We cover topics such as working with homesick campers, team building, age-specific behaviors, character development, conflict resolution, emergency procedures, child abuse awareness, anti-bullying techniques, teaching campers how to make friends, CPR, first aid, daily schedules, and activity planning. In addition, many staff attend trainings on their own throughout the year.

What happens if my child gets sick at camp?

The infirmary is well equipped and staffed to handle day-to-day medical concerns. Should campers need to be seen by a doctor, a parent or guardian will be notified. Parents will also be notified of any campers staying in the infirmary for more than 24 hours. Any over the counter medications, including vitamins or herbal preparations, MUST be stored in the infirmary. In addition, any over the counter medications, including vitamins or herbal preparations, that are not listed on the OTC permission form will require a doctor’s note to be administered to your son.

What size luggage does my child need?

We recommend standard trunks and suitcases that are approximately 16″ in height. This will allow them to slide under the bunk beds. The newer large size plastic storage containers do not fit under the bunks.

This is my son’s first time away from home. What can I do to help him prepare for the separation?

The best way to help him prepare is to go over the packing list together and talk with him about all of the fun activities he is going to be enjoying during his stay at camp. It’s best to avoid talking about how much you will miss him or what your plans are while he is away as this can cause homesickness before he gets to camp. Reassure him that there will be lots of other campers that are also attending camp for the first time. More importantly, remind him of how much fun he is going to have, the new friends he will make, and the lifetime of memories he will create.

What should I do if I get a homesick letter from my son?

Don’t panic, it’s normal for the first letter! Our counselors are specially trained to help kids work through their homesickness. If you receive another, feel free to call camp and speak with her cabin counselor during meals.

Should I be worried if I don’t get any mail from my son?

No. It usually means he is having a wonderful time and busy in activities and making new friends. Tip: Pack self-addressed, stamped postcards or envelopes for him to send to you.

Does my child need any money at camp?

Camp has a store that works on a debit basis. During the check-in process, you can go to the camp store to make a deposit into your child’s account. We recommend about $30 – $50 per week. The store carries camp apparel, snacks, drinks, toiletries, and miscellaneous goods. Campers can also use this fund for out-of-camp trips. All campers have the opportunity to visit the store at least twice a week. Any money left in the account at the end of the session is refunded at the camp store upon camper check-out.

What forms are required in order for my child to attend camp?

This summer, in our continuous efforts to provide the best possible care to our campers and staff, Camp Mi-Te-Na is once again partnering with CampDoc.com. CampDoc.com is an electronic health record system for camps which helps us consolidate and integrate camper health information into a centralized and secure location. This system gives our doctors and nurses instant access to camper health information, a key component in providing quality patient care. The security, confidentiality and privacy of your camper’s personal health information will always be protected. The CampDoc.com site is secure, encrypted and password protected. Only Camp Mi-Te-Na’s health staff will have access to camper health information. You will receive a “Welcome E-mail” from CampDoc.com with information about how to complete your camper’s health information. Click the link in this email to set a new password for your CampDoc.com account. Follow the instructions, and complete the health history for your campers. Alerts will appear for any missing required information. Upload all required documents to your CampDoc.com account. Return to CampDoc.com at any time to make changes/updates to your camper’s health information before camp begins. Please set register@campdoc.com as a ‘safe sender,’ to avoid accidental delivery to junk and spam folders. We are excited to continually evolve – building safer, more productive, and more efficient systems to create the best experience for you and your family.

Do you have financial assistance?

Yes. Thanks to generous donations from YMCA families, camp alumni and friends, funds are available for families who may not be able to afford a camping experience for their child. Limited funds are applied toward camp fees (usually not more than 50%). Applications are kept confidential and are available under parent resources. All applications must be submitted by June 1, 2016. For more information, call Lauren Frazier at 603-232-8642 or email lfrazier@graniteymca.org.

 

Dates & Rates

Camp Mi-Te-Na 2017 Dates

All camp check-ins will be on SUNDAY (1:00pm – 3:00pm) and check-outs will be on Saturday (9:00am – 11:00am).

Two Week Sessions

Session 1……………………June 25 – July 8
Session 2……………………July 9 – July 22
Session 3……………………July 23 – August 5
Session 4……………………August 6 – August 19

One Week Sessions

Session 1A……………………June 25 – July 1
Session 1B……………………July 2 – July 8
Session 2A……………………July 9 – July 15
Session 2B……………………July 16 – July 22
Session 3A……………………July 23 – July 29
Session 3B……………………July 30 – August 5
Session 4A……………………August 6 – August 12
Session 4B……………………August 13 – August 19

CIT Sessions

Session 1……………………June 22 – July 22
Session 2……………………July 20 – August 19

Camp Mi-Te-Na 2017 Rates

Applicable discounts will be applied to your accounts in house by our registrar staff.

    Session Rates

    Two Week Sessions……………………$1,595
    One Week Sessions……………………$875

    Specialty Activities

    White Water Rafting……………………$150

    Counselor In Training

    Four Week Session……………………$1,575

    Available Discounts

    NH Resident…………………………$25/week
    YMCA Member………………………$25/week
    Bring a Friend………………………10% off total session tuition

 

Upcoming Camp Events

Camp Info Day

Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 11:00 am
Located at the YMCA of Downtown Manchester
Join us at the YMCA in Manchester, NH and learn what overnight camp has to offer. Bring your future camper and enjoy video presentations as we go over a typical day camp, activities, cabin life, and more! Financial assistance interview will also be available at 11:45 am. Please RSVP to lfrazier@graniteymca.org.
 

Camp Open House

Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come see what camp is all about at our open house and family barbecue. Take a tour of camp and enjoy fun family events. We will be serving lunch and the camp director and staff will be available for questions and tours!
 

Family Camp Weekend

September 1 – 4, 2017 | 5:00pm – 10:00am
Located at Camp Mi-Te-Na
Join us this Labor Day weekend to reconnect with your family in a relaxing outdoor atmosphere. This is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to discover the magic that overnight camp has to offer. Enjoy a weekend of adventure filled with a variety of activities.
Click Here to View the Family Camp Flyer
Click Here to Download a Family Camp Registration Form
 
 

Camp Info Resources

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  • Camp Mi-Te-Na Brochure

  • LIT Program

  • CIT Program

 

Rental Groups

Prior to the primary camping season, the facilities at Camp Mi-Te-Na are available for families, corporate and community groups to rent. For more information please contact Lauren Frazier or Matt Hanson at 603.232.8642.
 

Environmental Camps

Come to Camp Mi-Te-Na for a fun two or three day stay where you’ll learn about the environment through activities such as mock oil spills, interactive nature hikes, and learn primitive outdoor survival skills.
 

High Ropes Challenge Course

The high ropes course at Camp Mi-Te-Na is used to teach campers about courage, confidence, and teamwork. It can accommodate up to 120 people and is perfect for school trips and corporate teams. Imagine climbing a 34′ three sided climbing tower or zipping down a 205′ cable from 40′ in the air. Our exciting high ropes course is a thrilling learning adventure for kids and adults alike!
 

Team Building Challenge Course

Join us for a day of fun designed to help teams of 8-15 members break down barriers and learn to problem solve as a group. There are a variety of innovative activities for all ages created to help develop trust, respect, and build connections.
 

Sports Team Facility Rentals

“There is no I in team” We’ve all heard it and we’ve all used it. Why not take an alternative route to enhancing teamwork and togetherness? Camp Mi-Te-Na is a fun, safe, and friendly environment to bring your high school and college teams. The facilities provide endless possibilities for training and practice of almost any sport. Our staff can provide the necessary tools and run activities to help build strong teams and develop group trust. Learning to work together and communicate with others not only creates a better team atmosphere and higher morale, but it also builds character, creates friendships, and helps mold important life skills for players and coaches as a whole.

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