Frequently Asked Questions
What changes have you made?
A lot! Camp has renovated the interiors of all its cabins since 2019. In 2022 we reached the end of this improvement. This means all our indoor spaces have AC, new floors, bunks, siding, lighting and more! It looks sooo nice. Not only that but many other spaces have seen a face lift in the last year. 2022 also saw us make renovations and additions to our high ropes course. Our new Giant Swing is one of our most popular activities.
In 2023 we begun renovations to our waterfront. New docks have been added our swim area and added to the fun and safety of our waterfront. The former docks have been renovated to for our sailing area. Our Aquatic Obstacle course or Wibit has also been expanded upon. Our Kayak program has 12 new boats for enjoying the lake. The waterfront is our most popular program area and these improvements have elevated it even further.
In 2024 we plan to make renovations to our target sports and paintball area!
How can I register my child for Camp Winona?
There are many ways! You can call Camp and register over the phone (which is helpful if you have many questions since the Camp staff are the experts 🙂 ), you can quickly sign up online, or you can sign up at a Y branch!
A $50 deposit is required PER WEEK for all overnight camps. This will ensure your spot is reserved in the week you choose. It is applied towards your total balance.
To receive the Y Member pricing, it must be a Family Membership – youth memberships will not apply. If you sign up less than two weeks prior to your camp, you must pay in full upon registration. Membership pricing is available to those outside the Volusia-Flagler association. You will just need to contact us for the discount.
How do I apply for financial assistance?
By filling out his Financial Assistance Form and turning it in here! If you’re a Y member and are getting an income based discount, that same percentage will apply towards Camp! Add-on’s are not eligible for scholarship i.e. paintball and weekend stayovers.
What happens after I register for camp?
Camp will contact you via email and send the forms you need, These are also available on our website here and under forms and resources. You will need a Health Form for all camps. This is filled out by a parent or guardian. They will also need a physical that has been done within the last 12 months of their camp dates. You’ll also receive the Parent Packet that tells you more about camp and what to bring, the check in and out process, and more! These forms can all be found under the Files & Forms tab.
When do I need to pay the total balance?
Your balance must be paid in full before your child attends camp. When you register, you can schedule to make auto payments if that is easiest for you! If you sign up less than two weeks prior to your camp, you must pay in full upon registration.
What does my child need to bring to camp?
Some very important items are a water bottle, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, and clothes they can play in! You can find the full list in the Parent Packet!
What is a typical day at Camp like?
You can see a schedule in this handy dandy Parent Packet! Each day has its own special qualities but Monday through Wednesday we start with
When and where do I pick up and drop off my camper?
Drop off begins at 2pm on Sunday at Camp Winona. Please note that each age group has a different drop off time to cut down on wait time. This is available in the Parent Packet. Pick up is at 5pm on Friday.
Whoever picks your child up will need a photo ID, and to be on the list of approved people for pick up.
Can you tell me more about the Camp Store?
Overnight Campers can purchase snacks as well as merchandise like t-shirts, bandanas, keychains, etc. We recommend putting $25-$50 into their account if they want to purchase snacks and merchandise. There are NO refunds on any remaining balance. You can also put together care packages to drop off at check in that can be delivered during the week. We’ll be open during check out for parents to shop as well.
When and why would Camp contact me?
A camp staff member will contact you about a week prior via email with the necessary information leading up to camp. While at camp we post photos on Facebook and Instagram for you to follow along and enjoy. You can send emails to campwinona@VFYMCA.org.
New camp families will receive a 48 phone call from a Leadership Staff member relaying their camper’s experience.
You will be contacted if your camper has a medical or behavior issue. Please know that minor scraps and bumps are possible, if not probable at camp. Campers are also still learning social skills. As your camper navigates these experiences there are medical staff and trained counselors to help them learn and overcome. For these typical camp experiences camp will not contact you. If your camper is unwell for an extended period, gains a significant injury, a problem arises in the cabin, or is exhibiting continuous behavioral issues you will be contacted.
Can we see Camp before we register our child?
Camp will be hosting Open Houses in 2022 to give you a chance to see the Camp, facilities and talk to Camp staff!
- Dates TBD
We have several Family Camp experiences. These take place on long holiday weekends throughout the year. The entire family can enjoy camp of all ages. We handle the activities, food and lodging. You just worry about fun. For more information visit our Family Camp page.
Family Fun Days!
Halloween Harvest, Our 5k Mud Run and Springfest are all great event to get you and your friends out to camp!
Is camp safe?
The safety of our campers, staff, and their families is always the top priority for us, and for the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA. If we can’t do it safely, we won’t do it. As an American Camp Association accredited camp we uphold to the highest standards set by the industry. In addition we work as one of nearly 300 overnight camps in the YMCA. Together we create a network of some of the best minds in camping to create a fun experience but the best experience.