Summer Getaway Information

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Parents, thank you for allowing your child to attend Asian Young Life camp! It is our hope that your child will have one of the best weeks of his or her life. Our Asian Young Life leaders and the Young Life camp staff are committed to providing your child a safe and memorable experience at camp.

 

All of the information below is also available in a PDF Packing List/Scoop Sheet; please download the Packing List/Scoop Sheet or click the blue button below. Please post the Packing List/Scoop Sheet on your refrigerator so that you may refer to it when necessary.

Health Form

All participants must submit a health and consent form online. The form is somewhat complicated. We have created an instructions sheet that will assist you in completing the form. Please click the appropriate button below to download the instructions sheet based on whether your child has attended a Young Life summer camp before: 

This form must be submitted by Wednesday, July 13. To submit the health form, please go to aylhealth.com.

COVID Test

All participants MUST take a COVID test on Saturday, July 23 (within 24 hours of departure), and confirm that they are NEGATIVE for COVID. A rapid test using a home kit is acceptable. On Saturday, July 23, please upload a picture of your negative test results at aylhealth.com/covid or click the button below:

The COVID Test link will be active at 12:01 AM on Saturday, July 23.

Mandatory 2nd Timers Meeting

If you have attended a Young Life summer camp before (either Saranac in 2019 or Lake Champion in 2021), there will be a mandatory "2nd Timers Meeting" on Zoom on Wednesday night, July 20, from 9:00 PM to 9:30 PM. We will contact all 2nd Timers via TXT to provide you the Zoom link. 

Camp Information

Camp: Young Life’s Windy Gap, 120 Coles Cove Rd, Weaverville, NC  28787

Dates: Sunday, July 24  - Saturday, July 30, 2022

Camp Phone Number: (828) 645-7187

Camp Website: windygap.younglife.org

 

A licensed medical physician and an EMT live on the camp property and are available 24 hours a day in the event of an emergency.

 

The camp office is open everyday from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM. If you wish to speak with your son or daughter or to contact the camp for any reason, please call the camp phone number and speak with the receptionist. Your child is NOT allowed to use his or her cell phone at camp, so please do NOT call your child’s cell phone. There are public telephones at camp which your child may use for free to call you.

 

If you call the camp after hours, you will have the opportunity to leave a message on the office answering machine. In EMERGENCY situations, listen to the recorded announcement; the message will direct you to the phone number of the on-call person assigned to handle emergencies for that particular evening.

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Departure Information

We will be traveling to the Summer Getaway in an air-conditioned coach bus provided by Campbell Tours. Due to the long distance, we will have two bus drivers who will alternate driving. We will meet at the following place and time: 

Place: EBCC, 320 Beverly Rd., Teaneck, NJ  07666  (at the corner of Beverly Rd. and Windsor Rd.)

Time: Sunday, July 24, at 12:30 AM  (You can also think of this as LATE Saturday night, July 23.)

Your child will sleep on the bus for the first segment of the trip, so your child should bring a small travel pillow and blanket for that part of the journey.

Return Information

The bus will return to EBCC in Teaneck late on Saturday, July 30 (or, if after midnight, very early on Sunday morning, July 31). Your child will be instructed to call home to let you know a more precise time as we get closer to New Jersey.  

Local Asian Young Life Information

AYL Website: asianyl.org

AYL Phone Number: (201) 777-0-AYL (0295)

Asian Young Life is a Christian nonprofit organization committed to making a difference in the lives of Asian American teenagers. Your child will be served by the following team of dedicated and caring adults:

  • Mrs. Lovely Bagayana-Lin

  • Mr. Chris Elson

  • Dr. Brian Hall

  • Miss Debbie Ham

  • Mr. Gerald Juan

  • Mrs. Maria Jung

  • Mr. Samuel Kim

  • Mr. William Lin

  • Mr. Jeremy Palad

  • Mr. David Youm

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Camp Policies

  • Cell phones are NOT permitted at camp, but they ARE permitted on the bus. We realize your parents may wish to contact you on your cell phone, but please understand that the camp is remotely isolated in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, so as a result very few cell phones actually work at camp. All cell phones will be collected on arrival at Windy Gap and stored in the camp safe for the duration of the week. If your parents wish to contact you, they should call the camp office at (828) 645-7187 and leave a message for you. If you wish to call home, there are public telephones at camp which you may use for free.  

  • Smart watches with cell service capabilities are NOT permitted at camp. If your watch can make or receive phone calls, you may wear it on the bus, but it will be collected upon arrival at camp. We encourage you to bring a waterproof watch so you know what time it is at camp.

  • Electronic accessories (like Airpods, iPad, Nintendo DS, PSP, etc.) are NOT permitted at camp, but they are permitted on the bus. There are no locks on cabin doors, so these things can be easily stolen, thus ruining what otherwise would have been a good week for you. If you do bring electronic items like these on the bus, they will be collected on arrival at Windy Gap and stored in the camp safe for the duration of the week. Of course, all items will be returned to you when we depart camp. Just be sure to mark your name on each electronic item.

  • Absolutely NO alcohol, e-cigarettes/juul, hookah, or illegal drugs are permitted. If you bring such items to camp, we will notify your parents, and they may be asked to pick you up at camp and take you home immediately.  

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COVID Concerns

We want this to be a safe experience for everyone! All participants MUST take a COVID test on Saturday, July 23 (within 24 hours of departure), and confirm that they are NEGATIVE for COVID. A rapid test using a home kit is acceptable. Please upload a picture of your negative test results at aylhealth.com/covid on Saturday, July 23. If you do test POSITIVE for COVID, unfortunately you will not be able to attend the camp;  you will receive a full refund.  

Please bring several face masks with you; you will be expected to wear a mask when indoors. Also, please do NOT share drinks, food, straws, or utensils with others! We will enforce mandatory sleep times so that you get the rest you need each day. Each morning, your cabin leaders will take your temperature and check for other signs of illness. If you develop a fever or COVID symptoms at camp, you will be examined and cared for by the camp physician and may be put in isolation depending on your condition. Your parents will be contacted to discuss options.  

Packing List

Clothing

  • hoodie or sweatshirt for cool evenings

  • light waterproof jacket

  • one pair of old clothes AND old sneakers you don’t mind getting dirty and that you don’t mind if you never wear again

  • one additional pair of good sneakers (mandatory for certain activities)

  • Hawaiian-style shirt or dress (for the Hawaiian luau)

  • a plaid shirt or flannel shirt

  • blue jeans 

  • swimsuit

  • several pairs of shorts

  • several T-shirts

  • a lot of underwear

  • a lot of socks

  • flip flops/sandals

Toiletries

  • toothbrush

  • toothpaste

  • sunscreen

  • soap/bodywash

  • shampoo

  • deodorant

  • contact lens solution

  • contact lens case

  • extra contact lenses

  • feminine products (for the girls only)

Miscellaneous

  • face masks 

  • small travel pillow for the bus

  • small travel blanket for the bus

  • plastic bag/laundry bag for dirty clothes

  • refillable water bottle (important for staying hydrated)

  • beach towel

  • eyeglasses

  • sunglasses

  • camera (and charger for camera)

  • money for 3 meals on the road (about $50)

  • $40 to $60 additional spending money for the snack bar and camp store  (The store also accepts credit cards.)

  • if you take prescribed medicine, please bring it

  • waterproof watch (optional but helpful)

You do NOT have to bring a bed pillow, bed linens, or a sleeping bag. These will be provided at Windy Gap.

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Windy Gap is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Temperatures can vary during the summer, from daytime highs of 80º to evening lows of 60º. Brief afternoon rainstorms are common. In the daytime, expect to wear a T-shirt and shorts or a swimsuit; in the evening, a hoodie may be necessary.  

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Want to Register?

Interested in going on the Summer Getaway? We may still have a few spots left. Go to our Registration page.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please call/TXT us at (201) 777-0-AYL (0295).