The worst part of camp is the fact that it ends!
But since we all have to face the music sometime, we’ve prepared this guide for returning to the rest of the world.
Picking Up Your Campers
Campers will only be released on the session’s closing day to a parent or legal guardian. If someone other than the parent or legal guardian will be picking up your child or children, you must either let us know on your transportation forms or call the office before closing day.
Most parents pick up their children from camp by car. Since we don’t have a visiting day, our closing day has been turned into Family Day. This is a chance for families to see the grounds and meet the people that their children spent so much time with. Our visitors can get a taste of the CYJ life bu joining us for lunch and walking around with their campers to all of our favorite spots and meeting your child’s counselors. Pick up will run 11:00 AM—1:00 PM.
Transportation to the airport in Austin will be provided for any camper flying home. Departing flights must be scheduled between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM on your session’s Family Day.
We hope that everyone can come enjoy our Family Day festivities, but we understand that some parents are unable to miss work. For those parents, we provide buses home to both Dallas and Houston for a $40 fee.
Oh no…What do we do until next year?
Oh! Um…we don’t know. We’re mostly a summer camp here… we don’t really have advice for those other seasons, so, y’know…good luck…
…Fine, who are we kidding! We’ve got tons of ways for you to stay connected to CYJ all year long!
- Now that the session’s ended, post your favorite camp pictures on Instagram, tweet all about how you miss CYJ, and tell everyone on Facebook about your awesome summer in Wimberley. Don’t forget to tag us so we can feel the love! We may even re-post some of your best contributions on our official accounts, (with our sources credited, of course!)
- Join us on our awesome year-round CYJ retreats! We’ve got programs for kids, adults , and entire families scheduled throughout the year. On top of getting a great vacation, campers can meet up with camp friends (and make new ones) on the grounds they love!
- Spread the word about CYJ-Texas! If you know a kid who would love what Camp has to offer, tell us about them! Or, take it to the next level by hosting a Meet and Greet for a whole community!
- Invite all your friends to some CYJ get-togethers, like sleepovers or sports events!
- Using a bullhorn, announce how many days left until the coming summer season from your rooftop every day at sunrise!
- Wear your camp shirt to formal family events, but never wash it—you don’t want to lose that authentic CYJ smell.
- Give us some feedback! We’re always looking for ways to improve, so if you have any comments or critiques. be sure to share your thoughts!