What will they do at camp?
What do they eat?
Lunches and snacks are included and cooked in our kitchen at Galena Lodge.
Parents should pack additional food if their child has special dietary requirements.
How do they get there?
The counselors will pick the kids up at the Ketchum YMCA parking lot at 9:30 and drop them off at 3:30 every day. All of the bikes will be loaded into a trailer at the time of pickup. Masks are required while in the van.
What should I pack for them?
In a backpack:
Mountain bike in good working order
Lightweight rain jacket
Small swim towel
Fleece pullover or sweatshirt
Extra pair socks
Closed toed shoes
What should they wear?
Please wear comfortable clothes for adventuring; T-shirt, shorts, and closed toed shoes for mountain biking. Look at the weather and send your child prepared (It has been known to snow during camp).
Please mark your child’s items with a name & phone number! We are not responsible for lost or misplaced items but will do our best to ensure that lost items get back to you.
Our number one priority is to keep campers and counselors safe and healthy this summer. We therefore plan to continue taking the following COVID precautions (subject to change based on recommendations from the CDC and health department)
1) All campers and counselors will be required to wear a mask while traveling indoors, in vans, and when not able to maintain social distance of 6 feet or more.
2) All campers and counselors will wash hands and use hand sanitizer frequently - including after the bathroom, before and after eating, and when using shared equipment.
3) All campers and counselors will take their temperature answer COVID screening questions each morning.
4) There will be no sharing of personal items such as water bottles, sunscreen, clothing etc.
What not to bring
Please leave pocket knives, slingshots, BB guns, and any other dangerous items at home.
** NO ELECTRONICS! Please help us encourage kids to experience the outdoors! Toys and electronics may be taken and held until the end of the day.
What activities do they do each day?
Mountain biking every day
Lake day at Petit Lake
Camp code of ethics
We encourage kids to have fun, respect others, and communicate. We do NOT tolerate swearing, rude, disruptive, or aggressive behavior. If a child continues these behaviors parents will be contacted and the child may be asked to not participate in the rest of camp.
At Galena, we try to work with our campers to resolve issues as they occur. For instance, if a child uses bad language our counselors will talk to the child, have the child apologize and warn the child if this continues she/he will be asked to leave. Parents are not called at the first sign of trouble because we are not usually in the vicinity of a phone, and because we believe that teaching children to act responsibly in the absence of their guardians is a crucial part of growing up. If the child repeats the behavior- parents will be called as soon as possible and asked to pick up their child.
Full refund up to 1 month in advance of the 1st day of camp.
$250.00 refund with advanced 2-week notice.
$150.00 refund with advanced 1-week notice.
No refund within one week of camp or no shows.
**There will be a $25 fee for any cancelations or changes to signups to cover credit card and administration fees.**
Can I sign my child up who is barely too old/young for camp?
Please do not do this. It is very important that we stay true to age ranges for the camp.s We have found that these age ranges work well and kids that are too young or too old can really take away from the experience of the other kids at camp.
Please do not falsify campers ages on the kids camp application. If we find that the campers ages are not stated correctly, your camper will be sent home from camp with no refund.