Camp FAQ

Welcome Parents & Guardians! We’re sure you have a ton of questions about Camp NAC & our summer program – please read through this page of top parent questions carefully. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Give our camp office a call at 215-944-8860 and someone on our team will be happy to assist you.

  • Do you offer single days of camp?

    We do! You can enroll in 3-day single day option right online. If you decide to enroll in our single days, your child must participate in our Camp NACster program. Please visit our Single Day Cost Sheet to learn more.

  • How does swimming work during camp?

    Campers will have access to the zero-entry pool (highest depth 4.5ft), two-25ft. slides (48-inch height requirement), splash pad, and the lazy river at Escape Resort. Day camp staff, as well as certified lifeguards, will supervise all pool times. Lane lines are in the zero-entry pool to signify entering 2 ft. and entering 4ft. Each camper has swimming rules specific to their age, group & swimming ability. Please visit our guardian handbook to learn more.

    Swim Testing –  Children will be swim tested at the beginning of their first week. The swim test is given by a Red Cross Certified Lifeguard and requires each child to demonstrate proficient swimming skills across the deep end of the zero-entry pool. Passing/not passing is up to the discretion of the lifeguard. Our 3 and 4 year old’s will continue to have water play with their fellow campers and will not have access to the family pool, but will have availability to use the splash pad. This age group does not have the option to take the swim test or swim in the water park, campers must be 5 years or older to do so. Once a camper passes the swim test, they do not need to re-take it for the summer. Campers who do not pass the swim test will be provided with a coast guard approved floatation device which they must wear during their time in the pool complex.

    Swim Bands – Campers that pass the swim will receive a Camp NAC swim band and are required to wear it every day following that they attend camp. This band is required to wear for safety precautions and lets counselors know who already passed the swim test to ensure your child gets to swim the maximum time allotted. If your camper loses their swim band, your account will be charged an additional $5 for each swim band provided extra.

  • My child has an allergy, is it safe to come to camp?

    Of course it is! Camp NAC is a completely peanut-free camp. When you fill out your camper application, you will be asked to note any allergies your camper has. This information is included on all counselors attendance sheets so they’re aware right away of any allergies. We also have a full-time nurse on staff in the event of any allergic reactions during the camp day.

  • How does drop-off work?

    Check-In: For the normal camp day, drop-off begins at 8:45AM. Parents will pull up to the side of the NAC Sports Training Center (NSTC) to one of our four drop-off zones. A Camp NAC staff member will help your camper out of the car and escort them into the building where they will be seated with their group. If you plan to drop-off at any time other than 8:45-9:15AM, you can park at the main entrance and walk your camper in to the front desk, where a staff member will escort your child to their group. If you plan to drop-off earlier than 8:45AM, you will be charged for Before Care.

  • How does pick-up work?

    Check-Out: Check out times will vary based on your camp selection (see below). During your camper application, you will set a pick-up password to be used during pick-up. Your child will only be released if the pick-up password is given, so only share it with adults who you trust to pick up your child. Check-out works the same as check-in during normal pick-up time (2:45-3:15PM); you will pull around to the side entrance and your child will be escorted to your car by a staff member after pick-up password verification. If you plan to pick-up earlier than 2:45PM, you will need to visit the main office in the NSTC. If you plan to pick-up later than 3:15PM you will be charged for After Care.

  • What should my camper bring with them every day?

    It depends on what type of camp your camper is enrolled in. Full day campers will need to bring a peanut-free snack, water bottle, bathing suit, sunscreen and a lunch if they’re not enrolled in our lunch program. Click here to view our Lunch Menu! Half day, mid-day care campers will need to bring a peanut-free snack, water bottle, change of clothes, sunscreen and a bathing suit on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. We encourage campers to bring  their own towels. Make sure to label all your campers belongings!

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  • What is "NACster"?

    NACster is the term we use to describe our variety camp. This camp is what typically comes to mind when you think of a traditional summer day camp. Campers are divided into groups based on age and participate in a wide variety of activities, games, sports, arts & crafts and more throughout the day. Learn more about Camp NACster here.

  • What is a Specialty Camps?

    Specialty camps are completely different and separate from our variety camp NACster. Specialty camps have weekly themes that all activities are related to. Examples include cooking camps, arts camps, sports camps, etc. Learn more about specialty camps here.

  • What’s on the Camper Checklist?

    1. Water Bottle (with name on it)
    2. Sunscreen (preferably spray with name on it)
    3. Sneakers or shoes your child can actively play in
    4. Lunch/snack(s) (NO PEANUT PRODUCTS)
    5. Bathing Suit (check your camp’s description to see if camp/when camp swims)