Frequently Asked Questions
- HAVE 2020 SUMMER CAMP QUESTIONS?
Registration and Billing Questions
If you have any questions about your camp registration, billing or your YMCA account, please contact our Camp Accountant/Administrator, Odilina Pichardo at [email protected] or by phone at 603.689.2074.
If you would like more information about how camp will run or what is offered, you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions or please contact YMCA Camp Sargent Director, Tiffany Joslin at [email protected].
- Who is Tiffany?
Tiffany Joslin is the Director of the Arts and Camping Service for the YMCA of Greater Nashua. She is so excited to be heading back to Camp Sargent, and making her debut as Camp Sargent Director! She started her Camp Sargent career 7 years ago as the program director for Camp Sargent’s Play Acting Camp. Since then she has had an important part in helping the day to day operations of camp, and developing it into one of the top summer camps in the area, as one of our Assistant Camp Directors. She received her B.A from Keene State College in 2007 in Theater and Dance. Tiffany started her career with the YMCA of Greater Nashua as a dance instructor, and moving onto becoming our Assistant Arts and Humanities director in 2003. She has always had a love for dance and art growing up. She pictured herself moving to New York City to perform after college, and it was not until she started teaching at that Y that she found her true passion. When Tiffany is not at camp she likes to shop, soak up the sun at the beach, read, watch reality tv, and travel. There is nothing in the world she loves more than spending time with her family and friends.
- Where is Camp Sargent?
Camp Sargent sits on 22 acres on the shore of beautiful Lake Naticook in Merrimack, NH. Just minutes from the Merrimack and Nashua Y it’s physical address is 141 Camp Sargent Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.
- How long is the camp day?
Camp Sargent’s day of activities runs from 9 am to 4 pm with a multitude of options to keep your child both engaged and entertained. Pre- and Post-Camp are also available for an additional cost. Pre-Camp will run from 7 am to 9 am while Post-Camp will run from 4 pm to 6 pm.
- How do I register online?
Registration online is very easy to do. Please click here to be taken to our online registration portal to complete your child’s registration.
- I’d rather register in person, how can I do that?
No problem at all. You may register for Camp Sargent in person by visiting either the Merrimack YMCA or Nashua YMCA Welcome Center and having a staff member assist you with registering your child for this summer’s camp. Be prepared with a cell phone number and email to give at registration.
- What is the Camp Sargent Improvement Fund?
Your camper, plain and simple! For years we have been raising money for enhancements to Camp Sargent that directly benefit each camper. 100% of this annual fee is invested into camp for specific program improvements. Click here for the brochure and to learn about how this fund will benefit your child directly. Thank you for your donation!
- What is ACA?
ACA (American Camp Association) Accreditation is a process during which a camp undergoes a thorough review of its operation-from staff qualifications and training to emergency management-to ensure compliance with more than 300 standards. Click here for more ACA information.
- Can I rent out Camp Sargent?
Yes! Camp Sargent provides a natural setting for group retreats, team building and youth outings in Southern New Hampshire. Our staff can develop custom programs to meet the specific needs of your group. Our facility programs are ideal for school field trips, scout troops, church retreats, staff team building, universities and more. Check out our Rental Opportunities Page for more information.
- How long is the camp season?
The 2020 camp season is ten weeks long. First day of camp is June 22nd and the last day of camp is August 28th. Camp operates Monday thru Friday.
- What is Y CARES?
Y Cares: If you are living on a fixed or limited income, you may be eligible for financial assistance for a Y membership and program fees through our Y CARES financial assistance program. Assistance is determined on level of income, family size and circumstances. Completion of a Y CARES application and proof of financial need is required as outlined in the application. Information provided is kept confidential. Hard copies of the Y CARES applications are also available at the Y Welcome Centers.
Click here to learn more about Y CARES and how to donate towards our Annual Campaign which raises funds for those in our community who need it most!
- What is PlayerSpace?
PlayerSpace is an online database system that is HIPPA compliant to take all of your child’s registration information and medical data. You will receive an email from PlayerSpace to create login information and to fill out all of your information. This must be done before your child’s first day of camp.
There is also a PlayerSpace App where you can receive communication about camp and keep updated on your camper’s experience. Download in the App Store or Google Play Store!
- Is it safe for my child to bring money and valuable personal belongings such as video games, jewelry etc.?
Camp Sargent strongly suggest that campers do not bring valuables to camp as Camp staff cannot be responsible for loss or theft.
- What if my child needs to take medicine which was not put on the medical release form?
Not a problem, either the parent or guardian can bring in the medicine (in the original prescription bottle) and make sure it gets to the camp director or one of the assistant camp directors. If you have the ability to update your PlayerSpace profile before camp starts, that would be helpful as well!
- My child doesn’t go to Camp Sargent but can I take a tour of camp?
Absolutely, email us to arrange a guided tour of the property at [email protected].
- Where can I find out about working at Camp Sargent
We’re always looking to our growing team at Camp Sargent. If you are at least 18 years old, are available to work 8:30am-4:30pm M-F from June thru late August, desire to be a positive role model for kids, love working with children 5-16 years old, and enjoy the outdoors, please click here to see a list of our current openings.
- Can I visit my child at camp?
Absolutely! All that we ask is that you schedule a visit with our camp staff so that we know you are coming! When you arrive, you will be asked to show a picture identification and sign in on our guest/visitor log in the main lodge.
- How often do the kids swim?
“Free” swim is held mornings and afternoons for campers who choose to swim. Due to the high volume of campers and the limited amount of space for certain activities, we make sure that they swim at least once a day. It it is an exceptionally hot day, water will be introduced in other activities to make sure kids stay cool!
- Do you offer swim lessons?
Swim lessons are offered at the conclusion of the camp day, selected weeks for registered Camp Sargent campers (for those weeks). Campers will be taught the fundamentals of proper swim mechanics and aquatic safety. Our goal for your child is that they leave each class as a more confident swimmer! Limit 6 per class. Lessons offered weeks 2-9. For more information click here.