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For Families

Preparing for Camp

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Welcome to Banner’s 57th summer! We are honored that you have chosen Banner to be a part of your family and are looking forward to a safe and fun summer with your camper(s). With camp quickly approaching, we wanted to share a few reminders.

Prior to camp beginning:

  • Members of the Banner Leadership Team will begin calling all camp families soon. The Leadership Team member that will be overseeing your camper(s)’ group(s) will be calling to welcome you to Banner and begin learning about your camper(s).
  • Bus information and group assignments will be sent via email beginning the week of June 7 for campers beginning in the 1st session. T-shirts will be delivered home through the mail.
  • On Thursday, June 17, group counselors will begin to call home to say hello and introduce themselves. They will continue to call throughout the weekend. If you missed their call, don’t worry! They will try again.
  • Each morning, you will need to submit a health survey for each camper. Please submit these prior to 8:00am. Please let us know if you have any issues logging in and submitting the form.

For the first day of camp:

  • Please have your campers wear their camp nametags the first few days of camp in addition to their white Banner t-shirt. Our staff will walk each and every camper to their pod meeting location and once there, they will meet up with their camp group.
  • Please only send items that your camper needs for the day – bathing suit, pool shoes (flip flops or natives), sunscreen, a change of clothes (for junior campers only) and a sweatshirt/rain jacket for unexpected weather. We do have a towel service at camp and recommend taking advantage of that service.
  • If you pack a lunch for your camper, you will need to pack the lunch in single-use, disposable packaging. Nothing from lunch will be returned home per IDPH guidelines.
  • Make sure to label all of our camper’s belongings. If you are missing anything at the end of the camp day, please let us know right away.
  • All campers will need to wear a mask on the bus to and from camp.

Most importantly, we ask that you, as a member of our camp community, do what you can to keep our campers safe as well. If your camper is sick, please keep them home. If your family member is positive for COVID-19, we ask that you follow the CDC guidelines and quarantine your campers as necessary. Additionally, we ask that you do whatever you can to keep your family and camper(s) healthy. We truly are in this together and we look forward to giving your campers a wonderful summer.

As always, please reach out with any questions. We can’t wait for camp to begin!