Director's Letter to Parents

The decision to send your child to resident camp is a great act of faith. At YMCA Camp Hough, we take this responsibility very seriously, and seek to provide a nurturing environment that focuses on relationship building and personal growth.Camp Song Boys

We are committed to developing programs that encourage campers to think outside the box, challenge their imaginations, and develop skills they never thought they could.  Our trained and certified staff will strive to foster healthy living and a passion for the outdoors within your child. Our low camper to staff ratio gives us the advantage to build strong relationships while ensuring your camper’s safety.

As a former Y camper, and having over ten years of YMCA camp staff experience, I take great pride in the staff that I train and the programming they will provide.  Each individual that comes through our gates becomes a member of our long standing family, one that has been growing for over 100 years.  I invite you and your child to become members, and to be a part of a long history of trying new things, developing new skills, and making friends that will last a lifetime.

I look forward to greeting you and your child in person this summer at YMCA Camp Hough.

Yours in Camping,   Laura Pasternak

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Contact Our Director:
Laura Pasternak
lpasternak@glowymca.org
585.813.2649
Fax: 585.237.2754


Corporate Office
GLOW YMCA, Inc.

209 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: 585.344.1664

Camp Office
4163 West Lake Rd.
Silver Springs, NY 14550
Phone 585.237.5160

 

Being Prepared for Summer Camp

Whether it is your camper's first time at camp or fifth, preparing for time away from home can be stressful.  Here is some information to help in preparing you and you camper for success this summer:

10 Tips to Prepare First-Time Campers               (ALL Parents should read #4 on this list!)

Tips for Helping Anxious Kids Enjoy Summer Camp

Need Ideas for Mail/Care Packages?          (Everyone loves getting real mail while at camp!)

Packing Tips

Camp Forms

After Registering for Camp,  please review our Parent Handbook.

Two weeks before you camper arrives at camp, we will need a copy their current insurance card and immunization records. 

Also needed, is your camper's Health Forms, completed and signed by a physician.

Lastly, we will need the Camp Profile completed by you, the parent/guardian.

If you have questions about any of these items, please call us or visit your local GLOW YMCA branch.