Campers with Medication:

  • ALL medications, supplements, etc. must be turned into the nurse at the registration table.
  • ALL medications, supplements, etc. must come to camp in the original container
  • DO NOT pack medication in your suitcase! Take it separately for easy check in at registration.
  • Prescription medications (including inhalers and epi-pens) must come with either an attached prescription label or a signed physician’s note. Campers can take prescription medication only if prescribed in their name.

YAA’s Camper Health Policy:

  • Campers diagnosed with contagious symptoms such as pink eye or strep throat will be sent home, but may return to camp after being on prescribed antibiotics for 24 hours.
  • Parents are asked to check the camper’s hair for evidence of lice and/or nits one week before camp begins to allow adequate time for treatment if necessary. Please be able to confirm the absence of lice/nits the day your child comes to camp. Camp personnel reserve the right to screen campers for head lice during registration. If lice or nits are found on a camper upon arrival or during the week of camp YAA reserves the right to quarantine and send a camper home.
  • If your child develops a fever or other symptoms of a contagious illness, he/she will be separated from the other campers and we will attempt to reach parents first. If parents cannot be reached, we will phone the names of the secondary contacts as provided on the child’s registration. The camp healthcare worker, after speaking with the parent or emergency contact, will determine if the child needs to return home. Your child must be fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of anti-fever medications before they can return to camp.
  • YAA administers the following medications as deemed necessary by the camp nurse: acetaminophen, ibuprofen, antihistamine, throat lozenges, anti‐nausea, anti‐diarrhea, antiseptic solution, antibiotic ointment, anti‐itch cream, ipecac, aloe, eyewash, sunscreen and insect repellent.

Special Diets

  • YAA is committed to providing a safe camp experience for all campers and guests. The particular dietary needs of a camper should not take away from that experience. Through a partnership between YAA, the camper and the camper’s parent or guardians, YAA believes that the dietary needs of the camper can be met and all can have a safe and successful experience. This policy seeks to outline the specific roles and responsibilities of that partnership.
  • YAA can accommodate special diets for food sensitivities, allergies, or intolerances (such as reactions to gluten and dairy) for an additional $45/camp. Special diets should be medically necessary. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate food preferences. While we do not specifically accommodate vegan/vegetarian/pork‐free preferences, we try to have options at each meal for people who have these food preferences.
  • The role of YAA:Ensure that all kitchen staff are trained regarding safe food handling practices to avoid cross contamination
    with potential food allergens.  Maintain a list of camper’s diet restrictions within the kitchen and maintain knowledge of these allergens.FOOD ALLERGY DISCLAIMER – YAA makes every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause allergic
    reactions for those with medical food allergies. Every effort is made to instruct our food service staff on the severity of food allergies. However, there is always a risk of contamination in this kind of high production facility. There is also the possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods we use could change the formulation at any time without notice. Those who are concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk. YAA will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed or items one may come in contact with while eating at YAA.

The Role of the Parent / Guardian and Campers

  • Clearly describe the student’s diet restrictions on the health form. Please indicate whether the diet restrictions listed are a food allergy or sensitivity. Indicate what reaction should be expected if diet restrictions are not followed and what should be done to treat that reaction.
  • Educate and review with the camper the self‐management of his or her special diet. Campers must be proactive in the management of their diet and reactions.
  • As the camp menu varies weekly, please contact the YAA Food Service Coordinator (Andrea Hawthorne 406‐ 581‐0741) at least two weeks before your child’s camp to discuss their special diet. If the Food Service Coordinator is not contacted prior to the week of camp, YAA may not be able to accommodate the camper.
  • If the variety of items available along with our available alternative foods still leaves a “gap,” we ask that parents supply supplemental foods to replace any items of concern. Please clearly label these items with the child’s name and preparation instructions and give to the Food Service Coordinator.

The full registration payment is due on May 31st.   Check-In on the first day of camp will happen from 3:00-3:30pm.  Pick-Up will be at 3:30pm on the last day of camp (unless otherwise communicated). Parents/Guardians will need to check their camper out at the designated checkout table to pick up any medications and/or leftover store money

Due to space limitations, we will only keep lost & found items for 3 weeks after our summer camp season ends. A minimum of $15 + shipping will be charged for any item returned to you by mail. You are welcome to call the camp office (406.763.4727) and make arrangements to pick up your lost item at no cost.

We strongly encourage you to write to your child during their week at camp! Be sure to allow yourself enough time for the mail to be received before their week of camp is over.

YAA’s Mailing Address:

13707 Cottonwood Canyon Road
Bozeman, MT 59718

YAA’s Email

(email’s will be delivered with a charge of $0.25/page to your camper’s store account):

What to Bring:

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Bible, notebook, pens/pencils
  • Flashlight
  • Swimsuit (No Two-Pieces)
  • Sturdy running shoes
  • Sweatshirt, warm jacket, pants, extra socks and t-shirts
  • Store money ($30 recommended)

What Not to Bring:

  • iPods
  • Cell Phones (Phone calls to and from campers are reserved for emergencies only. Please do not send a cell phone with your child)
  • Valuables
  • Guns, knives, fireworks
  • Non-prescription drugs, alcohol, or tobacco