FAQ’S

Registration

How do I register for camp?

Register your camper(s) for camp by accessing or creating an online account for your family. Click the “Register for Camp” button in the sidebar to access your existing account or create a new account. We recommend using Google Chrome as your browser on a desktop or laptop computer because it is the most compatible with our system.

When I register my child for camp, what grade do I go by?

The grades listed for camp sessions represent the grade that campers will be in in the Fall, after camp is over. When setting up a new camper account, enter the grade they will be in the following school year.

What do I do if I have forgotten my account username or password?

Click on the “forgot password” button and you will receive an email with a temporary password that will be sent to you overnight. You may also contact us at (913) 262-3900 or info@youthfront.com, and we will be happy to remind you of your username and reset your password.

What if my camper is put on a waiting list?

Once a session of camp is full for a specific gender, we will accept a limited number of waiting list reservations. After your camper is assigned to a waiting list, one of the following will happen: 

1) If a spot opens up because another camper cancels or transfers sessions, we will contact you about moving to registered status. 

2) For overnight camp, if a spot does not open up, your camper may still be able to attend camp if he or she is willing to sleep on a cot in their cabin. This is a common occurrence and is usually not a big deal to the camper because they still get to be at camp with their friends. For Day Camp, if a spot does not open up, your camper may still be able to attend camp if you are able to provide transportation each day directly to and from camp rather than riding the bus from the drop-off/pick-up location. If these scenarios are an option, we will contact you one to two weeks prior to your session of camp. 

3) If we are over capacity, we will offer you the opportunity to transfer to another session of camp. 

Please note that a deposit is required to reserve your place on the waiting list, but it is fully refundable if we are not able to move your camper off the waitlist.

What does it mean when sessions are marked as “Reserved?”

When the schedule states “Reserved,” it means that a group (or multiple groups) have reserved all spots for that session. Non “Reserved” sessions often have a blend of public spots as well as groups that have reserved spots.  If you know that you are part of a group that has made a reservation, you will need to contact your group leader for your Group ID.

How do I make changes to my account or switch my camper to another session?

You can log into your account at any time and make changes to most information for you, your camper, and emergency contacts. If you are unable to make a desired change, please contact us at or (913) 262-3900 or info@youthfront.com

What is the Camp Protection Plan?

With the uncertainty of raising kids who have sports, family gatherings, vacations, and all this in a Covid-19 world, knowing that you can cancel your camp registration for a full refund gives you the peace-of-mind to reserve your spot at camp. Once you have purchased the plan, any funds you pay from that point forward are protected for the remaining camp season. The refund coverage of the Camp Protection Plan remains in effect from the date you purchase the plan until three days before your child’s camp session.

Health & Safety

What are your health and safety protocols related to COVID-19?

For the summer of 2022, Youthfront will not be testing or screening for COVID. Youthfront will not ask for COVID vaccination status and will not require masks at camp. Of course, masks are still optional. 

Our cleaning protocols will remain in place such as more stringent sanitizing standards across camp and air scrubbers in each cabin and building. We also plan to continue staggering family arrival and pick up times, and streamline/limit visitor traffic on property. 

We will continue to seek expert guidance from our medical advisors and will adjust if conditions change.

How will my camper take medication at camp?

We ask that all medications stay with our Wellness Director, located next to the camp office. If your camper takes any daily/regular medications, please print and fill out the Medication Instructions form found in the Forms section of your Camper Registration Dashboard. At check-in, we will have a station to turn in the form, medications, and speak to our Wellness Director. Please contact us for more information.

What do I need to do if my camper has food allergies?

We are very familiar with common food allergies and do our best to keep your camper safe and healthy during their stay at camp. In the Medical section of your Camper Registration Dashboard, please note your camper’s food allergies. While we cannot accommodate everything, we are able to provide gluten and dairy free options at meals for those who need it. You must indicate on your camper medical form if your camper is allergic to gluten or dairy so we know how much food to prepare. A list of camper allergies is given to our kitchen staff the week prior to each camp session. Our dining hall is completely peanut free, and we offer refrigerator space for campers that need to bring special food and meals. If you have specific questions about the food menu or other concerns, please contact us at (913) 262-3900 or info@youthfront.com.

Are you able to accommodate my camper’s specific medical needs while at camp?

If your child has a specific medical need requiring extra care at camp, please contact us at 913-262-3900 or info@youthfront.com. We will discuss options with you to ensure that Youthfront Camp is the best fit to keep your child safe.

Are you able to administer injections to my child while they're at camp?

Youthfront cannot take responsibility for giving injections, measuring for injections, or giving medical care beyond what we are trained or authorized to do. However, this should not necessarily keep a camper from attending. What it does mean is that Youthfront leadership will have to work with both parents and campers in advance to make specialized arrangements for medical treatment. Many times campers are capable of self-injecting. We can offer support by keeping the medication in a safe place, give reminders, and have an adult present at the time of injection. We have also worked with parents to create a system whereby a parent or nurse can come down to camp each day to administer the injection. Please contact the camp office at least one month prior to your camper’s session to discuss options (camp@youthfront.com or 913-262-3900). Arrangements must be made well in advance for us to accommodate campers requiring injections.

Finance

What is the Registration & Service fee?

A $5 registration fee will be charged to all campers when they register for a camp session. The September date is an in-house reference and has nothing to do with your camper’s session.

Are there discounts or financial aid available?

If your camper attends as part of a reserved group of 16 or more campers, each camper will receive a discount off their cost of camp. You must have a Group ID provided from your group leader in order to receive this discount. 

If three or more campers from your family register to attend camp, each camper after the second camper will receive a $50 discount. Please contact us at (913) 262-3900 if you qualify for this discount.

Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify. Find out more and apply here.

Can I pay for multiple campers in one transaction?

Yes. Once your campers are enrolled, proceed to the payment screen or go to the Financial section of your Camper Registration Dashboard. Click the names of the campers on your account that you would like to pay for and they will be totaled in one transaction.

How many Camp Bucks should I add for my camper?

It is totally up to you! In our Snack Shop, your camper can purchase snacks, drinks, and Youthfront merchandise. Food and drinks are generally $1-4, and all of our merchandise is $29 or less. All items are taxed. During your camper’s session, you can access your account, look at their transaction, and add more Camp Bucks if needed. If your camper does not spend all their Camp Bucks, you may request a refund here. At the end of the summer, all remaining Camp Bucks will be donated to our Something to Eat program.

When is my full payment due?

The balance of your camper’s session is due 14 days prior to the session. As space is limited and some sessions will have waiting lists, registrants with outstanding balances on the due date may forfeit their camp reservation. Please contact us if you need to discuss your account.

What is your cancellation policy?

A deposit is required to secure your session of camp. This deposit is non-refundable. The full balance of your payment is due no later than 14 days prior to your session of camp. Failure to make full payment by this date may forfeit your reservation. If you cancel at least 14 days prior to your session, you are eligible to receive a refund of all monies paid other than the deposit. If you cancel less than 14 days prior to your session, the deposit will be forfeited and the additional monies paid will be non-refundable but may be transferred to another individual or to another Youthfront program, for use by August 31 of the same calendar year. Any remaining funds not used by August 31 of the same calendar year will be forfeited in full. The Camp Protection Plan is an optional purchase that allows you to cancel your camper’s registration up to 3 days before the session for a full refund.

Before Camp

Now that my camper is registered, when should I expect notifications and communication about camp?

We will begin to send you important updates and reminders in the spring before the camp season begins. You will receive notifications about your remaining balance, required forms, check-in information, cabin assignments, and more. We rely on email to communicate with you so please make sure that the primary email on your account is up to date.

Where do I find information about check-in, pick-up, and what to pack?

Several weeks prior to your camper’s session, we will send you an email with this information. You can also find a PDF version of this information on your Camper Registration Dashboard, in the Download Forms tab of the Forms section.  We encourage you to print or save this document as a helpful guide before your camper goes to camp.

What is a Care Package and how do I buy one for my camper?

Care Packages are Youthfront “goodie bags” that you may purchase for your camper, and will be delivered during their session of camp. Care Packages contain a variety of items such as Snack Shop coupons, a shirt, and other gifts. Care Packages may only be purchased through your online account. Starting in the spring, you can purchase a Care Package by using the Additional Items button in the Enrollment section of your Camper Registration Dashboard. Photos and descriptions of Care Package contents can be found here.

Where are your camps located?

We have two great camp locations. Day Camp is held at Camp LaCygne and overnight camp is held at Camp West. 

Camp LaCygne is located near Highway 69. The address is 22626 E 2400 Road, LaCygne, KS 66040. 

Camp West is located near Interstate 35. The address is 21667 Spoon Creek Road, Edgerton, KS 66021.

At Camp

Will I receive updates about what is going on at camp while my camper is there?

Yes! Two or three days a week, we send an email to parents and grandparents with photos and highlights. Please make sure that your email is up to date in your account to receive these emails. 

We also have an app! Search Youthfront in your phone’s app store. During your camper’s session, we will post updates and photos daily.

Can I send mail to camp?

We ask that you please do not mail letters or packages to camp. We often have mail arrive for campers after their session of camp ends. In the spring, we offer Care Packages for purchase through our registration system.

Will my camper be in the same cabin and room as their friends?

As part of the registration process, your camper is able to request up to 3 friends they would like to have as cabin mates. We commit to ensuring your camper will be placed in the same cabin with at least one of those friends. Cabin assignments will be emailed to you 3 days before your camper’s session begins. We assign cabins; however, we do not assign rooms within the cabins. Upon arrival at camp, campers will have the opportunity to choose which room they would like to be in.

What are the sleeping arrangements at camp?

We have air conditioned cabins at both of our camp locations. There are bathrooms and showers in each cabin, and campers sleep on bunk beds. Campers should bring a sleeping bag or bedding for a twin-size bed.

What fun activities are available for my camper?

Our activities include: swimming pool, waterslide, Splash Park (inflatables on the lake), the Blob, paddle boats, canoes, zip line, sand volleyball, disc golf, basketball, Nerf Wars, crafts, and more. In addition to all of this, we have themes each night, and encourage campers to dress up for our themed games and activities!

What if I need to pick up my camper from camp before their session ends?

If you need to pick up your camper early, we ask that you go to the camp office to check them out first. Please bring a photo ID with you. If the person picking up your camper is someone other than the guardian who signed the Medical Form, please have a written note from that guardian giving us permission to release your camper to them. It is helpful if you call us ahead of time to let us know you will be picking up your camper.

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