In order to help your morning go smoothly and to ensure that your child has the most enjoyable experience possible at camp, we have put together some lists of helpful hints, reminders and things to bring.

Important

  • You will receive an email with parent information on the Monday prior to the week your child is registered for camp. Please be sure to input the correct email address when registering your child, or contact Member Services to add an email to your child’s profile.
  • Every day, please apply sunscreen to your child prior to check in.

Weekly Parent Sheet

Each week there will be a schedule of the "Daily Activities" and on the back side will be a "Parent Letter" stating what the campers need to bring for each day of that week. Please remember to pick one up and read it. This is important.

Arrival Times

Let's start off the week on time! For maximum fun and safety please be sure your camper eats a nourishing breakfast before arriving to camps. Please arrive to camp no later than the camp start time. Please be on time to Drop-off, certain days the children leave promptly for a fun-filled day. If you miss a drop off time, please check your activity sheet to find out where your child needs to be, it is your responsibility to drive them to the location. Time varies depending on the camp location. Campers between the ages 3-8 meet at the Downhill Ski Area parking lot no later than 9:00am, campers ages 9-10 meet at Alder Creek Adventure Center no later than 9:15am, campers ages 11-14 meet at Tahoe Donner Marina Clubhouse no later than 9:30am. We do not want campers to miss out on the fun activities. On Beach Day (Wednesday's) please arrive no later than 9:00am to the Tahoe Donner Marina. It is your responsibility to drive your camper to the facility if you are late dropping off your child. Please look at the weekly parent schedule and letter that you should receive Monday of camps.

Sign-In & Sign-Out

A parent/guardian must sign their camper in and out of camp each day on the roster. Campers are not allowed to sign themselves in or out. The only people allowed to pick up a camper are those people listed in the authorized to pick up section and waiver. Camp staff may check identification of those people listed on the authorization section or waiver. If you do not see your child's name on the roster at drop off, please do not add your camper's name. Camp staff needs to call the Supervisor and verify that your camper is signed up.

Behavior

Counselors encourage campers to respect themselves, each other, staff and property. Counselors go over the rules often. Children between the ages 8-14 will be responsible to sign a code of conduct form. Misbehavior will be re-directed. Campers not responsive to re-direction will be reminded to correct their behavior through loss of privileges and rewards. Campers are expected to enjoy and participate in camp activities without disruption or preventing other children's enjoyment and participation. Staff will keep parents informed of behavior issues frequently with our daily logs. Reoccurring behavior issues may result in suspension or permanent ejection from camp if determined by staff without a refund. Physical fighting will not be tolerated- If this occurs, parents of campers involved will be contacted immediately to pick up their campers. If Day Camp Supervisor determines that a camper cannot benefits from Day Camps or presents danger to others, parents will be required to withdraw camper from program. It is our responsibility to provide a safe and secure environment for all participants. If a parent or guardian has a concern they shall address the concern in an appropriate and calm manner. Any parent who is disrespectful or who threatens to harass staff in any way will be asked to remove their camper from the program. See Anti-Bullying Contract.

Late Fees

Camp staff work long hard days with your campers. It is not fair to the staff for parents to pick up campers late. In the event this happens parents will be charged a late fee. You will be charged $1 for every minute after the first 5 minutes late. These late fees will be strictly enforced and camp staff does not have the ability to waive fees.

See our Day Camp Sessions page for details on each program.


High Mountain Kids Camp

Age: 3-4 | Location: Downhill Ski Resort

  • Please be present to sign in your child between 8:30-8:50AM in the Downhill Ski Resort parking lot. Sign out and pick up your child from the Main Lodge at 12PM (or 2:30PM if you signed up for extended care).
  • Be sure to apply waterproof sunscreen and bug spray daily before arriving at camp.
  • Your child should have a backpack, water bottle, snack, sweatshirt, sunscreen and hat on a daily basis. Those signed up for extended care until 2:30PM should also bring a lunch daily. Please check with the counselors at pick up for anything your child may need for the following day, such as a swimsuit and towel.
  • Each day will include field trips to other amenities and locations, as well as crafts, games, songs and tons of fun! For details, be sure to read the schedule distributed on the first day of camp.
  • Drop off and pick up locations may vary. Be sure to check with your child’s counselors at pick up for any changes. Wednesday drop off and pick up are at the Beach Club Marina, where parking is limited and strictly enforced. Please park in designated spaces only. Do not park in boat/trailer spaces.
  • Please do not send any money to camp with your child. If he or she would like to purchase anything at the snack bar, we ask that it wait until after camp.
  • Please keep sick children at home, as illness spreads quickly among staff and other campers. The Tahoe Donner Association Day Camp Refund Policy will be enforced for this circumstance.

Explorers

Age: 5-6 | Location: Downhill Ski Resort

  • Please be present to sign in your child between 8:30-8:50AM at the Downhill Ski Resort parking lot. Sign out and pick up your child at 2:30PM in the Main Lodge.
  • Be sure to apply waterproof sunscreen and bug spray daily before arriving at camp.
  • Your child should have a backpack, water bottle, snack, lunch, sweatshirt, sunscreen and hat on a daily basis. Please check with the counselors at pick up for anything your child may need for the following day, such as a swimsuit and towel.
  • Each day will include field trips to other amenities and locations, as well as crafts, games, songs and tons of fun! For details, be sure to read the schedule distributed on the first day of camp.
  • Drop off and pick up locations may vary. Be sure to check with your child’s counselors at pick up for any changes. Wednesday drop off and pick up are at the Beach Club Marina, where parking is limited and strictly enforced. Please park in designated spaces only. Do not park in boat/trailer spaces.
  • Please do not send any money to camp with your child. If he or she would like to purchase anything at the snack bar, we ask that it wait until after camp.
  • Please keep sick children at home, as illness spreads quickly among staff and other campers. The Tahoe Donner Association Day Camp Refund Policy will be enforced for this circumstance.

Pioneers

Age: 7-8 | Location: Downhill Ski Resort

  • Please be present to sign in your child between 8:30-8:50AM at the Downhill Ski Resort parking lot. Sign out and pick up your child at 3PM in the same parking lot.
  • Be sure to apply waterproof sunscreen and bug spray daily before arriving at camp.
  • Your child should have a backpack, water bottle, snack, lunch, sweatshirt, sunscreen and hat on a daily basis. Please check with the counselors at pick up for anything your child may need for the following day, such as a swimsuit and towel.
  • Each day will include field trips to other amenities and locations, as well as crafts, games, songs and tons of fun! For details, be sure to read the schedule distributed on the first day of camp.
  • Drop off and pick up locations may vary. Be sure to check with your child’s counselors at pick up for any changes. Wednesday drop off and pick up are at the Beach Club Marina, where parking is limited and strictly enforced. Please park in designated spaces only. Do not park in boat/trailer spaces.
  • Please do not send any money to camp with your child. If he or she would like to purchase anything at the snack bar, we ask that it wait until after camp.
  • Please keep sick children at home, as illness spreads quickly among staff and other campers. The Tahoe Donner Association Day Camp Refund Policy will be enforced for this circumstance.

Club Tahoe Donner

Age: 9-10 | Location: Alder Creek Adventure Center

  • Please be present to sign in your child at 8:45AM at the Alder Creek Adventure Center. Sign out and pick up your child at 3:15PM from the same location.
  • Be sure to apply waterproof sunscreen and bug spray daily before arriving at camp.
  • Your child should have a backpack, water bottle, snack, lunch, sweatshirt, sunscreen and hat on a daily basis. Please check with the counselors at pick up for anything your child may need for the following day, such as a swimsuit and towel.
  • Each day will include field trips to other amenities and locations, as well as crafts, games, songs and tons of fun! For details, be sure to read the schedule distributed on the first day of camp.
  • Drop off and pick up locations may vary. Be sure to check with your child’s counselors at pick up for any changes. Wednesday drop off and pick up are at the Beach Club Marina, where parking is limited and strictly enforced. Please park in designated spaces only. Do not park in boat/trailer spaces.
  • Please do not send any money to camp with your child. If he or she would like to purchase anything at the snack bar, we ask that it wait until after camp.
  • Please keep sick children at home, as illness spreads quickly among staff and other campers. The Tahoe Donner Association Day Camp Refund Policy will be enforced for this circumstance.

Donner Lake Adventure Camp

Age: 11-12 | Location: Beach Club Marina

  • Please be present to sign in your child at 9AM at the Donner Lake Clubhouse (located at the end of the parking lot at the Tahoe Donner Beach Club Marina). Sign out and pick up your child at 3:45PM from the same location. Wednesday "Beach Day" drop off is as early as 8:30AM, and pick up is at 3:30PM.
  • Parking is limited and strictly enforced. Please park in designated spaces only. Do not park in boat/trailer spaces.
  • Be sure your child applies waterproof sunscreen and bug spray daily before arriving at camp.
  • Your child should have a backpack, water bottle, snack, lunch, sweatshirt, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel and hat on a daily basis. Please check with the counselors at pick up for anything your child may need for the following day.
  • Each day will include field trips to other amenities and locations, as well as fun games, challenges and team building exercises For details, be sure to read the schedule distributed on the first day of camp.
  • Please do not send any money to camp with your child. If he or she would like to purchase anything at the snack bar, we ask that it wait until after camp.
  • Please keep sick children at home, as illness spreads quickly among staff and other campers. The Tahoe Donner Association Day Camp Refund Policy will be enforced for this circumstance.

Leadership Training Camp

Age: 13-14 | Location: Beach Club Marina & Downhill Ski Resort

  • Please have your camper present to sign in by 8:30AM at the Donner Lake Clubhouse (located at the end of the parking lot at the Tahoe Donner Beach Club Marina). Sign out is at 4PM at the same location.
  • Leadership Training Camp participants will spend Monday and Friday doing leadership and outdoor skills training. Tuesday through Thursday will be spent gaining hands-on counseling experience in our camps.
  • Campers should bring a backpack, water bottle, hearty lunch, sweatshirt, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel and hat on a daily basis. Please check with the camp leaders at pick up for anything your camper may need for the following day.
  • Daily pick up and drop off locations may vary. Be sure to check with the camp leaders at pick up for any changes. Wednesday "Beach Day" drop off and pick up will be at 8:30AM and 4PM, respectively.
  • Parking is limited and strictly enforced. Please park in designated spaces only. Do not park in boat/trailer spaces.
  • Campers should apply waterproof sunscreen and bug spray daily before arriving at camp.
  • Please do not send any money to camp with your child. If he or she would like to purchase anything at the snack bar, we ask that it wait until after camp.
  • Please keep your child home if he or she is sick. Illness spreads quickly among staff and other campers. The Tahoe Donner Association Day Camp refund policy will be enforced for this circumstance.

Please note that times and activities are approximate and may change depending on availability, weather and scheduling constraints. Refunds will not be given due to scheduling conflicts, changes or weather conditions.