Frequently Asked Questions

Directors Recommendation

Our camp experience is purposefully less structured. We hope that by giving children time and choice we can help nurture social and emotional skills often overlooked in a school setting. We leave room for our Campers to learn about themselves and develop independent thinking and problem solving. Because of this, the single day option, while wonderful for a visiting cousin or friend for the day, can leave a Camper feeling rather lost. We have found that campers not attending for a week at a time may not have as an enjoyable experience. We feel that they are not having a chance to become comfortable with Camp’s Philosophy. Because of this we recommend parents and guardians to consider at least one full week. Attending for two or more weeks can have an even greater benefit. They do not need to be concurrent. It allows deeper relationships to develop. Also allowing children to observe and explore initially, gives them confidence to immerse themselves in the things they like and to take risks in new opportunities. You know your child best and we welcome them for a day or the whole 2019 Camp Season!

How and when are the best times to contact the Director?

All emails are checked daily around 4:00 PM after the camp day is done. You can call the Camp phone number anytime during the day. If, when calling by phone, your call is not answered please leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours.

E-mail: director@missbettysdaycamp.org

Phone: (610) 812-5147

How do I drop off my child?

Campers are unloaded from their car and then guided to the top of the hill. There they are placed with their counselors and wait until directed to head down to camp. Please be aware of other campers, follow driving instructions while entering and exiting the parking lot, and NEVER USE YOUR PHONE in our parking lot.

What time can I drop my child off?

Camp starts at 9, children can be dropped off before camp as long Matty or Cathy are in the parking lot. No Exceptions! While we don’t want to encourage early drop off, we are flexible.

How do I pick up my child?

Enter our parking lot and follow the directions given to you. You will be asked your child’s name. Please respond with first and last name as well as what Tent they are in. EG Dave Smith 2nd grade boys. We have the Campers sit with their Tent so we can locate them quickly. Please tell your child if you know a different car will be picking them up.

What time is pick up?

The children are up on the hill and ready to be picked up at 2:30, we like pick up staggered, arriving between 2:30 and 3 helps pick up run more smoothly. Younger children often prefer an earlier pickup.

How do I keep up to date with what is happening at camp?

The directors send newsletters every Monday, and alerts as needed, please sign up to receive them. Where You may need to pull newsletters from Spam or Junk! Head Counselors also send home a welcome letter with general information about themselves and the week to follow.

What should my child bring?

Each child should bring a lunch with plenty of water, a bathing suit, towel and creek shoes (old sneakers are the best). They also need shoes for playing sports. Please mark children's belongings with their name and be prepared to get messy!

Can I sign up for a single day?

Yes, but please read the Director’s Recommendation.

What does my child need for cookout?

On Thursdays we host a “cookout”. Campers can bring precooked meat, hot dogs or anything they would like warmed up on the grill. We cannot cook raw meat. Campers also enjoy cooking marshmallows for s’mores!

What happens if it rains?

If there is thunder or lightning, we gather everyone in the barn where we shelter until the electrical storm has passed. If it is just rain Campers can come and go as usual. The exception is entering the creek, we always monitor the level of the creek. It will be off limits when it becomes too high and quick.