Camp Bharat 2021
August 10 @ 10:00 am - August 14 @ 3:00 pm
Youth Leadership Program announces Camp Bharat 2021!
August 10-14, 2021
Fort Worden, Port Townsend
Camp registration is scheduled for June 13th for youth (12-17) who are vaccinated or will be vaccinated by July 26th with their 2nd COVID vaccine shot.
9-11 years old are able to register on the waitlist. If things open up more and we are safely able to take non-vaccinated kids, we will refer to this waitlist.
DROP-OFF/CHECK-IN AND PICK-UP/CHECK-OUT INFORMATION
DROP-OFF: Tuesday, August 10th at NEWPORT HIGH SCHOOL, 4333 Factoria Blvd. SE, Bellevue, WA 98006 upper parking lot at 11.00 a.m. The BUSES WILL LEAVE BY 12.00 P.M. THERE WILL BE NO DROP-OFF ALLOWED AT FORT WORDEN.
CHECK-IN: You are required to check-in your child at the check-in table and receive his/her luggage tag, drop off any medications at the medication table. Following that, each parent has to walk to the luggage bus and stand in line to load his/her child’s luggage. While we have committed volunteers and our youth helping and guiding this process, we will require that you be personally responsible for loading your child’s luggage onto the bus in the allotted section.
LUNCH: Please pack a snack, lunch (nut-free), and a drink as it is a 3-hour drive. While we will take a quick break at a rest area, in the interest of saving time, plus following CDC guidelines this year, kids might not be able to purchase lunch. We urge you to send a sack lunch with your child as we are trying to discourage buying lunch at the rest area (saves us significant time). This will be a short stop.
MEDICAL INFO: Please drop-off medicines for your children at our check-in table with the volunteer collecting medications. Medications need to be in their original container, clearly labeled, and placed in a Ziploc bag with the child’s name, a reason to use them along with instructions. Please do the same for any non-prescription medicine your child needs as well.
Medicines used only as needed like INHALERS /NEBULIZERS, EPI PEN should be sent as well if they have known allergies to FOOD / BEE STINGS. Please make sure that the nebulizers and inhalers are in perfect working condition. We will not have time for filling prescriptions for your children at camp.
List of items for Camp: Things to bring to camp, preferably in medium-size baggage (no large suitcases), clearly labeled: (FYI: it is cold in the morning and at night, do pack warm clothes and it usually gets very warm in the afternoon). Weather conditions are unpredictable.
1. WARM JACKET or HEAVY SWEATSHIRT; Thin Rain Coat as well
2. One Indian outfits – REQUIRED*
3. One set of white clothes for dance night. (we will see closer to the date if we are able to do this based on CDC guidelines)
4. One set of old clothes for the HOLI workshop (we will see closer to the date if we are able to play Holi based on CDC guidelines on sports).
5. Athletic clothing for sports (we are working on which sports can be played based on CDC guidelines)
6. Underclothes& socks (several extra pairs)
7. Flip flops/sandals/summer shoes and Two pairs of walking/comfortable athletic shoes (we will be playing sports)
8. A swimsuit for use in showers only (we are not going swimming)
9. Casual Clothes for 5 days 4 nights (extra pairs just in case).
11. Personal Toiletries (deodorant, lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, hairbrush, etc.)
13. Camera and film (optional at your own risk)
14. Sunscreen and Insect repellent
15. CAP/HAT (optional)
16. Campfire stories (optional)
* campers wear an Indian outfit on the night for Garba Dance.
**Fort Worden will provide pillows and fresh sheets and blankets. Please do not send a pillow or sleeping bag with your child.
PLEASE DO NOT BRING ALARM CLOCKS, CAMCORDERS, OR ANY OTHER VALUABLE ITEMS. OR ANY SNACKS WITH NUTS IN THEM. THERE ARE KIDS AT THE CAMP THAT ARE ALLERGIC TO NUTS.
PLEASE HAVE THE CAMPERS NAME ON THEIR BAGGAGE
CHECK-OUT for Parents: August 14th (Saturday)
§ Bus transportation is not available after the camp. You have the responsibility of picking up your child. In case someone else is picking up your child, you will need to provide the name and cell number of the person in advance (by 9.00 p.m. August 12th) to email@example.com for check out.
§ Please note that one parent must be within driving distance of the camp. If you both leave town, the Camp Director has to have a notarized power of attorney for a family or friend to make decisions for the parents in case of an emergency.
§ Check-out for the child(ren) is on Saturday, August 14th from 11:15 am-12 pm. Lunch will be provided. There will be a check-out desk to help you with the process. Please ensure you check out your kids. The volunteers are unable to leave the desk until all campers are checked out and we do have camp finale right after checkout is done. Please do stay for that.
§ Special Request: The 32 members of our Youth Board, their 4 advisors, and our team of volunteers will work tirelessly to plan for the camp and would spend almost 20 hours a day during the camp, to ensure your child enjoys and thrives at camp. The campers will prepare a showcase for the parent community. Please do attend the FINALE to support all the campers from 1-2:30 pm.
If you have any further questions regarding Camp Bharat or the Youth Leadership Program, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Address and Directions:
Fort Worden State Park
200 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA