Although we are sad that this week is coming to an end we are happy for all the awesome memories that have been made. Meals today were: French...
Thursday already?! Our Valley campers had a successful overnight. Everyone had a great time and returned back to camp for their clinics. Our meals...
How do you make the safety of the campers a top Priority?
We are grateful for the trust parents place in us as a partner in the development of their child. The safety and well-being of each camper is our top priority.
Staffing: We work to hire the best possible team members to work with our campers. Many of them start as campers at Flat Rock and work their way through development programs that allow us to train and select the best possible candidates to work with youth. Each staff member must pass a background check, drug test, and undergo training in CPR, First Aid, bullying prevention, and a host of other topics designed to support their success in working with your child.
American Camp Association Accredited: We operate our camp by an extensive set of policies and procedures established by the American Camp Association. We submit to an accreditation process and further enhance our operation through best practices and policies adopted by the YMCA nationally and locally.
We ask each staff member to consider the safety of each activity and action before undertaking it.
How old do you have to be to attend camp?
Our residential camps are available starting at the age of 7 or completion of the first grade and we have offerings through the age of 17. Ranch camp is available for campers 12 or older. Our Leadership Development program begins at age 16 or completion of sophomore year of high school. Our Counselor in Training program begins at age 17 or completion of junior year of high school. Younger children can attend one of our family camps together with a parent or guardian.
What kinds of activities are available?
Our traditional one week and two week camps offer campers the opportunity to select 6 clinic activities to participate in Monday through Friday. Options Include: Arts and Crafts, Archery, Canoeing, Alpine Tower, Splash, Swimming, Drama, Basketball, Rocketry, Survival, Outdoor Cooking and Aquadance. Campers 12 and older can sign up for the following additional clinics: Kayaking, Mountain Biking, High Ropes/Zipline, Field Archery, Riflery and Clay Targets.
In addition campers participate in camp wide activities and ceremonies throughout the week.
How much does it cost?
The Flat Rock experience is a great value considering the food, supervision, and wonderful programs your child participates in throughout a full week with us! Camp is only $630 for a traditional one week and discounts are available for multi-week camp and early bird registration. The dates and rates sheet is available here. Financial assistance is available for families who need it and can be applied for by contacting our camp office.
What if my child gets home sick at camp?
Every child is different and your camper may get homesick. However our staff is trained in dealing with homesick and campers gain a great deal of confidence as they work through it.
What do the campers eat and what if my camper has food allergies?
Our food service staff takes great pride in preparing meals that our campers enjoy while still providing healthy options.
Do you offer airport pickup for out of town campers?
We offer complimentary pickup from both the Indianapolis and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport for multi-week campers. Pickup is available for one week campers for a $50 charge. We ask that you try to schedule flights that arrive Saturday between
Can my camper stay in the same cabin as their friends?
We do work to accommodate request for friends to stay together in the same cabin provided they are within one year of each other in age and the request is mutual. This can be done during online registration on the camper form.
What if I have more questions?
Our staff is available to help answer additional questions you may have over the phone, our full parent guide is linked here with more detailed information, and we always welcome setting up a camp tour for you and your child!