Parent Information

Parent Handbook

This is your go-to guide for all summer camp questions! Be sure to read our 6/1 UPDATED Parent Handbook HERE.

Mandatory Forms

We do not require a Physical anymore.  Please bring the following with you to Check-In:

  1. Camper-Health-History-Form
  2. YMCA Dallas Acknowledgements Permissions Waivers and Release

Financial Assistance

One of our missions is to make sure that everyone who wants to attend Summer Camp has the opportunity to. This mission is made possible by our Annual Campaign. If you would like Financial Assistance Application, please email aayres@ymcadallas.org. The application deadline is June 1, 2020.

Changing Weeks

Are the dates you registered for no longer free in your schedule? That’s ok!  Prior to June 1, 2020 we offer one FREE change to your camp dates.  To change your dates please fill out the change form so that our Business Services Director can make the necessary adjustments.  Access the change form HERE.

Day Camp

Not quite ready for overnight camp yet? Then we have the perfect solution for you! Read more about our Day Camp program HERE.

Ragger Program

The YMCA Rags and Leathers Program is centered on personal growth.  Through goal setting, commitment, and positive values, campers learn to assess their strengths as well as areas in their personal lives needing improvement, usually with a focus on behavior or spiritual growth. This is an optional program for campers wanting to dedicate themselves to continued self-improvement.

Cabin Placement

Campers are organized into cabin groups by age. We do our best to accommodate cabin requests, but requests must be made on the online application.  Please do not call or email in your request.  All cabin requests must be made 30 days prior to your camper’s session.  After that time, no changes are allowed.  Cabin requests must be reciprocal. For example, both campers have to request each other on their form for this to be honored.

Camp Store

Our Camp Store will be open this summer!

Please bring the following credit card permission slip with you to Check-in:

Credit Card Slip for Camp Store

 

 

Foods

Food is fuel out at camp! Therefore, camp menus are carefully selected to provide a balanced diet.  From chicken and waffles to meatloaf and mashed potatoes we do everything in our power to make sure that your camper leaves every meal with a full belly that will keep them powered for the next activity.  If your camper is not a fan of the menu for a certain meal, never fear! The Camp Grady Spruce dining hall is fully stocked with fresh fruit, a salad bar, and a sun butter and jelly sandwich station at all meals.  More of a cereal person for breakfast? We have you covered there too; there is a cereal bar provided every morning!

Special Dietary Needs

If your child has any food allergies or dietary needs, please note these on their medical forms. For vegetarian, gluten-free or other special dietary needs, please contact our  Food Service Director, Judy Anderson at janderson@ymcadallas.org about these needs, or call 214.319.9944 at least a week in advance.

Camper Mail

Please allow up to 4 days for mail to arrive at camp. Use the following address for mailing:

Child’s Name
Camp Name & Session
YMCA Camp Grady Spruce
3000 Park Road 36
Graford ,Texas 76449

Waterfront

Every camper is required to wear lifejackets at all water activities. Swimming is a camp activity, however, swim lessons are not. If you are interested in swim lessons, please contact your local YMCA for swim lesson information.

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