Family Camp Weekend

So Much Fun!

Family Camp Weekend 2017 is Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-29, 2017).

You can register online through our Parent Portal.

Parent Portal

About Family Camp Weekend:   View PDF Flyer

Accommodations

Families stay in shared bunks with one other family.  If you would prefer to bunk alone, you can request to do so on your registration (we will accommodate you if space allows).  If you are attending with another family, and would like to bunk together, you may request that on your registration as well.

The pavilions and tents are the same open air units our campers stay in during the summer, with bunk beds and  flaps that can be lowered for rain. If desired, a family may request to stay inside in a private room with a shared bathroom for an additional fee of $75.  The private indoor rooms are limited and will be assigned by registration date.

Meals prepared by our Camp Onas cooks are served “family-style” in the dining hall. We always serve a vegetarian option and have a fresh fruit bar (breakfast) and salad bar (lunch and dinner) at each meal.  We are not a nut-free facility, and those with food allergies should contact us to see if safe accommodations can be made. If you have additional dietary restrictions (ex: are vegan, have food allergies, gluten sensitivity, or other restrictions) we encourage you to bring extra food and snacks (we have a limited amount of storage space in our camp kitchen), to supplement meals when your options are limited.  We ask that families not eat or store food in sleeping accommodations (indoor or outdoor), as doing so can attract pests.

Program and Activities

Each day of Family Camp Weekend will be filled with activities you choose.  Some activities will have early sign-ups and you can choose from other activities when they are offered.  Each unique daily schedule will include activities like: Archery, Canoeing, Ziplining, High Ropes, Casual Sports, Swimming, Drama Games, Nature Exploration, Rock Wall, Arts and Crafts, Hiking, Games. You can also request activities when you register.

During free time you can choose to relax, go fishing at the pond, take a walk in the woods, swim in the pool or any number of other fun activities.  The evenings will be filled with things like a talent show, campfire and games for the entire camp to enjoy together.

Family Camp Weekend at Camp Onas is about setting aside time for your family to be together in a simple setting, engaging with one another face-to-face, and making new friends too.  

Accordingly, we ask that Family Camp participants make an effort to avoid the use of cell phones and other digital/ screen devices while at Camp Onas.  We know that many of you may need to check in with work or the outside world during your weekend with us, but we ask that you use your handheld devices with discretion, away from the group, and out of eye/earshot.  Please know that there is limited reception on our property, we won’t be providing WiFi, and there are not many places to charge electronic devices.

Please do not bring drugs, alcohol, or pets with you to Family Camp Weekend.

Costs

$135 each for Adults and teens 14 and older

$80 each for children age 3-13

No charge for children under 3

$75 additional per family if requesting indoor accommodations

All food and program costs are included.  We will make a short and painless appeal for our Camper Aid Fund (helps send kids to Camp Onas), and the camp store will be open (Onas T-Shirts, Nalgenes, Memorabilia–also supports our Camper Aid Fund) but other than those two opportunities, there isn’t a need to bring extra money to Family Camp Weekend.

Other Info You Need to Know

Arrival: Saturday May 27 between 11 and 11:30. Please come to the Penn Pavilion to get your tent or room assignments and unpack before lunch at 12:00.  There will be an orientation and an opening activity at 1.  If you arrive after 12pm, please come to the Dining Hall to check in.  

Departure: Monday May 29th, noon. We will have brunch at 11, and an earlier breakfast at 8 for those who need to hit the road on the early-side.

A reminder about the use of cell phones during Family Camp Weekend:

During Family Camp, we try to preserve the elements of simplicity and community that are the cornerstones of our successful summer program. Cell phones and smart phones can present a barrier to being present and enjoying the camp and community experience.  Please consider using Family Camp as a time to unplug and leave your cell phone behind, and if you use your phone while here, we ask you to please use your device privately, out of ear and eye shot of others. Consider bringing a camera so you can take pictures without carrying your phone around with you!

Family Camp Weekend Packing List – Everything you need to bring for an enjoyable weekend at Onas.

Family Camp Participation Agreement – Use this form if you are bringing a child for whom you are not the legal guardian.  It must be signed by their parent.

CamperHealthForm – Family Camp – Only required for children whose parent/guardian won’t be present.  The Health Form must be completed by the parent/guardian of the child joining us for Family Camp.