What is the mailing address for forms and payment?
For 2018, the mailing address is:
P.O. Box 615
How does the Priority Deadline process work?
Returning campers (those who attended NECYSC in 2016 and/or
2017) have a three-week window from the date of open
registration to complete the registration process. Completion is
defined as a completed registration form and receipt of payment
and ALL required forms by the Priority Deadline of February 28,
2018. The postmark date may not be any later than February 28,
2018.* Applications sent by returning campers after the Priority
Deadline will be pooled with new camper applications. After all
returning campers with complete applications submitted by the
Priority Deadline are accepted, all other applicants will be
accepted based upon: a complete application including payment
and all required forms; and the last postmark date of submitted
*Completion of registration process prior
to deadline does not guarantee acceptance, particularly in
ExplorAsian where space is limited.
Why do I need to submit all forms and payment during
With more than 350 campers and
CITs, our staff of volunteers must review every form before camp
begins. That is why we require all forms to be sent with payment
during registration. Campers will not be accepted until all
required forms and payment are received. If you have difficulty
to meeting the deadline due to special reasons, please contact email@example.com
Why can't you simply accept everyone who applies for
There are many factors that affect the
size of the camp, such as room availability, staff to camper
ratio, and the number of campers our license permits us to have.
Will campers be allowed to leave camp during the camp
Campers will NOT be allowed to leave
camp during the week. This includes routine doctor's visits,
sports practices, rehearsals, etc. All routine/non-emergency
appointments should be scheduled outside of camp week. Should an
unforeseen situation arise, please advise the camp director(s)
who will make a case-by-case judgment.
Can I check out my day and overnight campers early?
We encourage campers to stay for the full week and
participate with their groups in the Closing Ceremonies.
However, under extenuating circumstances, prior to the start of
camp, parents can complete the Request for Early Check-Out form
from Registration. Parents will be expected to complete the
check-out procedure (room check and meeting with the Nurse if
retrieving medication) within the designated early check-out
hour on Friday (Day Camp) or Saturday (Overnight Camp). Early
check-out is only allowed during the designated hour to ensure
adequate staffing for the process and to prevent disruption of
ongoing camp preparations for the Closing Ceremony.
Will parents be allowed to visit overnight campers? Or,
can parents bring items from home that they forgot?
It is important for the safety of our campers and camp
programming to minimize interruptions. Therefore, visits by
parents, guardians, relatives, or friends will NOT be allowed.
Parents may drop off items with camper's name and group number
at the Parents-On-Duty (POD) desk at any time; the POD staff
will deliver items to campers as schedules allow.
My camper's annual physical exam is scheduled between
registration and camp start date, what should I do?
Because we can only process camper's application when all
required forms and payment are received, you can register the
camper using current health form, and mail us the new form as
soon as you have it. Our medical staff has to go over every
health form before camp begins, and we cannot let camper join
the group without up-to-date health form. If you have difficulty
meeting the deadline due to special reasons, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What are immunization requirements?
refer to this memo
from Mass Department of Public Health, issued March 2018.
What is meningococcal disease?
disease is caused by infection with bacteria. The Department of
Public Health Division of Community Sanitation issued
Massachusetts Local Boards of Health a memorandum dated June 22,
2010 requesting that all recreational camp operators in our
communities are provided a copy of the fact sheet "Meningococcal
Disease and Camp Attendees: Commonly Asked Questions" to
distribute to all parents or guardians of campers.
What is a CORI and SORI?
(Criminal Offender Record Information) is a person's criminal
history. A SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information) is a record
of convictions for specified sexual offenses committed as an
adult or juvenile.
Why do we need to submit CORI/SORI for Parent on Duty
(POD) or field trip chaperone?
committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our
campers, volunteers, and staff. Our policy states that anyone in
contact with campers must undergo CORI and SORI background
checks. Any person who has not satisfactorily met the
requirements may not serve as POD and field trip chaperone.
Where do I obtain the receipt for past year's camp fee?
You can retrieve a receipt for the camp fee online
using your security code. Please note that if you received a
refund for referring new families to camp, your receipt will
reflect the discounted amount.
What is your Tax ID, and how do I get it?
Tax ID is printed on the camp receipt and donation letter. You
can retrieve receipt online.
Donation letter will be mailed or emailed after the camp. If you
have not received it, please contact email@example.com
How do I prevent email from NECYSC from being treated as
spam by my email server?
heavily on email to communicate important information to and
from the campers' family. To prevent some of the email servers
from treating our messages as spam, click here for details
on how to add NECSYC.org to the safe list. Also, please make
sure that your email address(es) are correct on your application
form. NECYSC is not responsible for undeliverable email due to
incorrect email address(es).
Is knowing how to speak Chinese necessary at camp? If my
child does not know Chinese, will s/he fit in?
is not necessary to know Chinese to attend NECYSC. The majority
of classes are taught in English. The only exception is the 3 -
4 teachers from Taiwan who only speak Mandarin. However, there
is always a CIT or Counselor in class to translate. Not everyone
at camp can speak Chinese; some speak Cantonese, some speak
Mandarin, some only speak English.
What types of sports or outside activities are offered
Folk sports such as Chinese Yo-Yo,
Kung Fu, Juggling, Folk Dance and Jump Rope are typically
offered. Swimming classes are held in Regis' indoor pool. We
have also offered volleyball and table tennis in the past.
Weather permitting, a field day with fun outdoor activities is
held every year. There are plenty of opportunities for your
camper to be outside and get some exercise!
What if my camper is a novice in swimming?
Every camper has the option not to swim. NECYSC staff
supervises campers who do not want to swim. Regis College
provides certified lifeguards who monitor the pool during swim
classes. A swim test is given to the campers during their first
swim class. Furthermore, Counselors and CITs are always in the
pool with the campers.
What is the policy on changing programs?
is a $25 fee for changing programs after May 1.
What is the policy on refunds?
a $50 non-refundable handling fee charged (per camper) for
withdrawal before May 1, 2018. NO refunds will be made for
withdrawals after May 1, 2018.
Didn't find the answer to your question here?
You can go to our contact page to
determine the best team to ask. Or drop us a line and we'll
direct your question/comment to the best person.
NECYSC is in compliance with 105 CMR 430.00 (State Sanitary Code,
Chapter IV, Minimum Sanitation and Safety Standards for Recreation
Volunteers of NECYSC who have unsupervised
contact with children are subject to a Criminal Offender Record
Investigation (CORI) and Sexual Offender Record Investigation
(SORI) as required by M.G.L. c. 6, 172G.
NECYSC is granted a
license and permit to operate a camp for children in the town of
Camp plans are available for review by requests by
parents. Please send all inquiries to camp director.