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Camp «Krem - Camping Unlimited»

102 Brook Ln
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
All bookings are free!
Camp Price:
$1396
/ per session
Camp Category: ACA Accredited, Animal Care, Arts&Crafts, Camping Skills, Dance, Drama, Games, Gardening, Hiking, Music, Nature Exposure, Pool, Special Needs, Swiming
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About Camp Krem

At Camp Krem, we nurture independence and self-confidence, encourage responsibility, develop a sense of worth and respect for others, and build lifelong relationships in a warm, safe and friendly atmosphere. We strive to open new worlds of discovery, adventure, friendship and learning. Our wonderful program also provides much needed respite to their parents and families, often the only break that many of them get in the year. We proudly work with people of all developmental disabilities and special needs diagnoses: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, Asperger Syndrome, Fragile X (Martin-Bell Syndrome), Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disabilities, Angelman Syndrome, Spina Bifida, William's Syndrome, PDD-NOS and any other developmental disabilities.

Enriching the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities in a supportive outdoor atmosphere of acceptance, fun and adventure!
Camp overview
Camping Unlimited is a 501(c)(3) charity, established in 1957 by Alexander Angel Krem in 1957. Since then, we have provided recreation, adventure, fun and friendship to an estimated 14,000 children and adults with special needs for an estimated 150,000 days and nights. In 2015, we served more than 1,100 campers with intellectual or developmental disabilities for more than 6,000 camper days (and nights).

In the beginning, the camp was simply a few platforms with tents on them. Since then, with the help of volunteers and donations, Camp Krem has evolved into a complex of buildings including the Jon Luchesse Center, a multipurpose building with large dining room, commercial kitchen, offices, restrooms, and storage; the Richard Bohn Arts and Crafts Building; a health center, directors' cottage, 12 cabins, a large wheelchair- accessible swimming pool, paved road, miles of hiking trails, an archery range and more.

Since 1957, we have endeavored to carry out Alex's enlightened philosophy and continue to provide fulfilling camping and recreational activities to campers of all ages, through our Year-Round and Summer programs. Alex believed in providing a warm, friendly atmosphere of planned permissiveness, where the growth of each individual was at his or her own pace and was of the utmost importance.

At Camp Krem, we nurture independence and self-confidence, encourage responsibility, develop a sense of worth and respect for others, and build lifelong relationships in a warm, safe and friendly atmosphere. We strive to open new worlds of discovery, adventure, friendship and learning. Our wonderful program also provides much needed respite to their parents and families, often the only break that many of them get in the year. We proudly work with people of all developmental disabilities and special needs diagnoses: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, Asperger Syndrome, Fragile X (Martin-Bell Syndrome), Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disabilities, Angelman Syndrome, Spina Bifida, William's Syndrome, PDD-NOS and any other developmental disabilities.

Alex is followed by his son, Sandy (Alex Junior), who is now Executive Director and his granddaughter, Christina Krem, who now acts as Program Director together with Katie Giampa. Thanks to Alex's clear vision, we are "a place for exceptional people to be themselves".
Location
Camp Krem is in Northern California's beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains, 60 miles South of San Francisco, about a half mile from Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The camp is about 15 minutes from Santa Cruz or one hour from the San Jose International Airport. The physical address is 102 Brook Lane, Boulder Creek. Appointments are available for a camp visit, tour etc.
Mission & Creed
Mission
Camping Unlimited is a non-profit organization providing children and adults with Special Needs a full program of recreation, education, fun and adventure. Our program encourages independence, nurtures responsibility,develops competence and builds lifelong friendships in a warm supportive atmosphere of planned permissiveness.

Our Creed
  • To give exceptional people an opportunity to be themselves.
  • To create opportunities for campers to grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually by encouraging them to make their own decisions as to activity and interest.
  • To give campers an opportunity to make friends with persons outside their immediate circle.
  • To allow campers to get away from deadlines of learning and working programs of endless repetition which have chained their development to the limited confines of such programs.
  • To provide a warm, friendly atmosphere of planned permissiveness, where the growth of each individual involved is at his or her own rate, and is of the utmost importance.
  • To offer the campers a meaningful change of pace, which will allow them to find the level at which they function best.
  • To provide people with disabilities the opportunity to "unwind" and to have fun on their own, independent of confining pressures and arbitrarily-imposed standards.
  • To help participants develop a sense of self-esteem and belonging to a group which they can truly call their own.
  • To open up to people with disabilities a totally new world of discoveries, adventures, and learning which they never suspected existed, and never would know, were it not for our type of program

Our GoalsThe goals of Camping Unlimited are to offer an experience that will:
  1. be safe and fun;
  2. encourage independence, decision making and the building of self-confidence;
  3. provide an environment that will aid and foster continuous growth;
  4. develop and continuously increase a sense of self-esteem and self-confidence.
Summer Camp
We have three Summer Programs to choose from: Main Camp, Outdoor Adventure Camp and Travel Camp.

Camp Krem is vendored with the Regional Center system as an Out of Home Respite provider. If you qualify for OHR services, contact your Case Manager regarding Camp Krem events.

Main Camp
Main Camp offers a traditional camp program with small groups of campers sharing a cabin with their counselors.
Campers sleep in bunk beds in our rustic cabins. Bathrooms, showers, the health center and all activities are all within a very short walk.
General supervision ratio is three campers to one counselor with one-to-one supervision available as required at extra cost. Most meals are served family-style in our dining hall. Campers are free to choose activities that interest them from a selection of the following: Music Therapy, Swimming, Hiking, Talent Shows, Dance, Drama, Games, Campfires, Gardening, Animal Care, Nature Study, Arts and Crafts, Sleeping outdoors under the stars.

Outdoor Adventure Camp
Outdoor Adventure Camp is camping at its finest and is great for the adventurous camper!
In addition to the fabulous adventure activities offered, this program has several focus areas:
  1. Building Independence: We place a strong emphasis on helping our OAC campers learn to be self-sufficient. This includes daily practice of independent living skills; learning how to make appropriate food choices, planning and executing a meal (food preparation and clean up), caring for one's belongings, as well as self-care.
  2. Teamwork and Building Relationships: OAC also focuses on building friendship and working together as a team, both through its day-to-day camp life and during the specialized activities.
Campers gain experience with these important skills in a structured, caring and supportive environment. OAC offers a great opportunity for campers to bond with their peers while participating in a wide variety of appropriate challenges and adventures!

In Outdoor Adventure Camp, campers sleep in amazing tipis on camping cots or sleeping mats. Located just a short walk from Main Camp, Outdoor Adventure Camp is nestled in the redwoods with opportunities to explore the great outdoors through uniquely crafted expeditions.

Campers in Outdoor Adventure Camp get to enjoy the 80+ acres of Camp Krem that is rarely seen by any other camper. This camp is jam-packed full of adventures, which may include: Hiking, Exploring, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Archery, Campfires (complete with sing-a-longs and marshmallow roasting), Sea Kayaking, Nature Appreciation and Education, Beach Days.

One of the many highlights of Outdoor Adventure Camp is having the option of coming to Main Camp to participate in the extra special activities. OAC campers get the best of both worlds — they frequently join Main Camp for things like pool time, Talent Shows and opening and closing campfire ceremonies.

Participation Criteria
In order to attend OAC, campers must:
  • Listen to and follow directions well
  • Demonstrate appropriate behavior in community settings
  • Have no tendencies to wander, or recent history of elopement
  • Be physically capable of sleeping outdoors (in tipis, cots, or on sleeping mats)
  • Be completely, or mostly, independent with personal hygiene and toileting needs, with little to no assistance required (i.e. independent or only requiring verbal prompts or reminders)
  • Be able to participate in physical activities such as sea kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing etc. (Please note: Some OAC sessions are more strenuous than others – please refer to the individual session details to find out the activity level of each)

Travel Camp
Travel Camp offers the experience of camp life on the road, taking campers to some of the most beautiful and inspiring places California has to offer.

Campers will visit places further afield to see and learn interesting new things. Visiting regional, state and national parks are high on the list and will not disappoint.

Travel Campers spend the first night of camp at Main Camp and then hit the road for a session of sightseeing and adventure, traveling to some of the most beautiful places in California and beyond. Travel Campers sleep under the stars (weather permitting) on sleeping mats. Travel Camp is a cooperative team environment in which the campers enjoy pitching in with cooking, clean up, vehicle packing, etc. and enjoy the thrill of camping with a group of friends.

Participation Criteria
In order to go on Travel Camp, campers must:
  • Be aged 14 and up
  • Listen to and follow directions well
  • Demonstrate appropriate behavior in community settings
  • Have no tendencies to wander, or recent history of elopement
  • Be physically capable of sleeping outdoors on sleeping mats
  • Be completely, or mostly, independent with personal hygiene and toileting needs, with little to no assistance required (i.e. independent or only requiring verbal prompts or reminders)
Year-Round Programs
We offer an overnight or a day trip almost every weekend throughout the year. All of our trips are exciting and enriching opportunities for campers and staff alike to experience the great outdoors as well as the beautiful parks & attractions of California and beyond!

Past trips have included: sports games and events, concerts and music festivals, ice skating, movies, bowling, Disney on Ice, House of Air, the Exploratorium, California Academy of Sciences, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, pumpkin patches, museums, live theater and much more!

We also offer longer travel trips several times each year, including a Spring Break trip and a winter snow trip. Past destinations included Mexico, Hawaii, San Diego, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Disneyland, Lake Tahoe, Apple Hill and Yosemite.

While participating in our Year-Round program, campers can assist in campsite preparation and breakdown, meal preparation, set up and clean up. During the overnights at Camp Krem, activities include swimming, archery, music, dance, hiking, nature walks, arts and crafts, themed events, movie nights, talent shows, games, animal care, gardening etc.

Whether we are spending the weekend having fun at Camp Krem in Boulder Creek or out and about on a trip, we focus on community integration, appropriate behavior in social situations and daily living skills.
Gardening, Thereputic Animals and Music
Gardening as Recreation and Therapy
Growing things connect us with Nature. Over the years, we have expanded our fruit, vegetable and flower gardens and added a small orchard. In the process, we have engaged many campers who seem to enjoy the simple but purposive process of tilling, sewing, weeding, tending and harvesting.

While gardening has been recognized as therapeutic since ancient times, it was, Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and recognized as the "Father of American Psychiatry," was first to document the positive effect working in the garden had on individuals in the 19th Century. Benefits from gardening and formal horticulture therapy are many. The American Horticultural Therapy Association lists 27 distinct benefits. The book Gardening for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs lists others. Additional studies are equally encouraging.

We have a well-established garden at Camp Krem, consisting of seven large raised beds growing flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables. In addition we have a newly established orchard, courtesy of Bob Mason, our wonderful neighbor who has been honored by both Santa Cruz county and the San Andreas Regional Center for his volunteer work.

Our campers plant, weed, water, and tend these gardens and harvest our modest produce with great satisfaction.Herbs, strawberries and vegetables find their way into our kitchen and our meals during our 12 week summer camp. Surplus herbs are dried and packaged for gifts as one of our handicraft activities, a program we intend to expand. Our raised beds are especially beneficial for Campers in wheelchairs.

Thus far, our garden activities are ad hoc. With consulting help from Natasha Etherington, the American Horticultural Therapy Association and hands-on training from one or more of their certified therapists, we propose to extend our existing informal program to provide systematic horticultural therapy to our campers. Our own Program Director, Christina Krem, will be directly involved. She grew up on a New Zealand farm with large and productive gardens and has developed and supervises our existing gardening program at Camp.

Therapeutic Animals
Most people like animals and find friendship, fun and solace with them. The positive effect of animals have been noted particularly in the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, wounded warriors, homeless and the elderly.

Published research suggests that people with autism and I/DD can benefit from exposure to dogs and even that they readily establish close social relationships with dogs and other animals, in preference to people. This was confirmed by an extensive survey in 2011 and earlier in a comprehensive 2007 review of 250 AAT studies. Other sources claim "amazing results for autistic children".

At Camp Krem, we have:
  • three dogs (one missing a front leg; campers seem uniformly sympathetic to this handicap),
  • three cats,
  • a large number of chickens and
  • a very handsome New Zealand Kunekune pig.
These animals feature strongly in the camp-lives of many of our campers who enjoy feeding, petting and handling them, as evidenced by the photos and video

We have discussed our program with Professor Aubrey Fine of Cal Poly Pomona, a specialist in animal assisted interventions and who literally "wrote the book" on this subject (see footnotes). With his guidance, we hope to expand the program steadily.

Christina Krem, our Program Director, was raised on New Zealand farms and has a lifetime of experience with large and small animals. She is also a qualified Veterinary Nurse and experienced dog handler and trainer who supervises the day to day operation of this program.

Music at Summer Camp
Music and formal music therapy are fundamental parts of our program. There is significant evidence supporting the value of music in promoting social, emotional and motivational development in children with autism. Benefits include:
  • Music is an effective task motivator for many students, decreasing non-compliant behavior during initial instruction and providing a means for increased attention and duration of on-task participation.
  • Music functions as a mnemonic aid, assisting students in foundational learning and retention of academic facts, social & communication scripts, and task sequences.
  • Similar to the use of visual supports, music cuing provides a means to structure auditory stimuli and speech output for students with cognitive or language delays.
  • Music provides concurrent auditory and kinesthetic learning opportunities for students with multiple disabilities, severe orthopedic impairments, or students with visual impairments.
  • Music is a successful inclusion tool, engaging special learners and typical peers together in an environment that is meaningful to all participants.
For people living with developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder or other related disorder, music therapy can help with:
  • Increases focus, or sustained attention;
  • Decreases pain perception;
  • Opportunity for expression of feelings or decision making;
  • Increase of communication and speech needs;
  • Focuses on social skills such as eye contact, appropriate touching, personal space, overall group cohesion and interpersonal relationships;
  • Opportunity to isolate and exercise upper and/or lower extremities, based on need;
  • Promotes overall wellness; and
  • Provides sense of empowerment and encouragement you may not find elsewhere.

There is also strong evidence that individuals with I/DD and autism can better learn or enhance individual skills such as counting, learning colors, taking turns, learning the feelings of others when these are first presented through music, song or other rhythmic cuing, and that long term music therapy has been effective in achieving established objectives in virtually all cases. "Music influences human behavior by affecting the brain and subsequently other bodily structures in ways that are observable, identifiable, measurable, and predictable, thereby providing the necessary foundation for therapeutic applications."

Music interventions can be designed to promote wellness, manage stress, alleviate pain, improve communication, enhance memory, help deal with stress, and progress physical rehabilitation. It can include anything from listening to music to playing an instrument. This can include anything from listening to music, singing, playing an instrument to dancing and has been specifically established to help children with disabilities. "Music and music therapy has undeniable results when dealing with children who have disabilities. Children who have social issues, and have trouble making friends have also been known to benefit from music and formal music therapy."
Transportation
We provide transportation to and from Camp Krem, from the following locations:

Summer Camp Transportation
Bus Stop Options:
  • South San Francisco; Oakland; Fremont
  • Walnut Creek; Pleasanton; Campbell
  • Sacramento; Vallejo (This line runs for Session One only)
Year-Round Respite Program Transportation
Bus Stop Options:
  • Oakland
  • Campbell
Transportation Fee: $40 each way
All bus lines are subject to minimum ridership.
Team
Our staff members are selected from the very best applicants based on their experience, maturity, character and commitment to persons with disabilities. Background checks, First Aid / CPR certification and attendance in our intensive training program are part of the highly selective hiring process. Counselors are 18+, most are college or grad students focused on careers in Special Education, Recreation, Recreational Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy, medicine, social work and other human service occupations. We have a full staff of camp professionals who support our team of Counselors. Besides the many Counselors, there are also administrative staff members, several directors, program specialists, travel coordinator-consultant, kitchen staff, administrative staff, Counselors-in-Training, Registered Nurses, and other medical professionals. Volunteers also assist on certain sessions. Our Camp Krem Counselors and staff are extremely creative and plan fun, exciting and challenging programs that increase independence, confidence and daily living skills.
Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • John Lucchese Multipurpose Center
  • Richard Bohn Arts & Crafts Building
  • Amphitheater and Campfire Area
  • Music Pavilion
  • Terry Hunt Bell Tower
  • Bob's Orchard
  • Palacio de Pollo
  • Garden
  • Sensory Tipi
  • Archery Range
  • Facility Rental
Camp Packing Lists
  • Camp Krem does not assume responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  • Please pack inexpensive, old or used clothing.
  • Please label all items with camper's first and last name.
  • Camper's name must be also marked on outside of sleeping bag. (Duct tape works wonderful for this!)
Do NOT pack:
  • Toys
  • Games
  • Cell phones
  • Electronics (unless camper uses an electronic communication device- to be used for communication ONLY)
  • Valuables
  • Clothes/ Items that should not get dirty
12 Day Session (Main Camp and OAC)
Warm Sleeping Bag (1)
Pillow (1)
Fitted Sheet (optional)
Bath Towels (2)
Wash Cloth/ Loofah
Pairs of Socks (11)
Tennis Shoes (1 pair)
Hiking Shoes (optional)
Sturdy Sandals (optional)
Shower Shoes (1 pair)
Swimsuit (1)
Underwear (11- or more depending on toileting habits)
Jeans/ Long pants (3)
Beach/ Swim towel (optional)
Sweatshirt (1)
Warm Jacket (1)
Shorts (4)
Pajamas (2)
T-shirts (10)
Toiletries:
Sunblock (SPF 25+)
Hair ties, headbands, etc.
Soap
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Shampoo
Comb/ Brush
Shaving supplies (if needed)
Bug Spray
Pull Ups (if needed)
Other:
Laundry bag
Hat w/ visor
White Shirt for tie-dye (optional)
Flashlight

10 Day Session
Warm Sleeping Bag (1)
Pillow (1)
Fitted Sheet (optional)
Bath Towels (2)
Wash Cloth/ Loofah
Pairs of Socks (9)
Tennis Shoes (1 pair)
Hiking Shoes (optional)
Sturdy Sandals (optional)
Shower Shoes (1 pair)
Swimsuit (1)
Underwear (9- or more depending on toileting habits)
Jeans/ Long pants (3)
Beach/ Swim towel (optional)
Sweatshirt (1)
Warm Jacket (1)
Shorts (4)
Pajamas (2)
T-shirts (8)
Toiletries:
Sunblock (SPF 25+)
Hair ties, headbands, etc.
Soap
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Shampoo
Comb/ Brush
Bug Spray
Shaving supplies (if needed)
Pull Ups (if needed)
Other:
Laundry bag
Hat w/ visor
White Shirt for tie-dye (optional)
Flashlight

5 Day Session
Warm Sleeping Bag (1)
Pillow (1)
Fitted Sheet (optional)
Bath Towels (2)
Wash Cloth/ Loofah
Pairs of Socks (6)
Tennis Shoes (1 pair)
Hiking Shoes (optional)
Sturdy Sandals (optional)
Shower Shoes (1 pair)
Swimsuit (1)
Underwear (6- or more depending on toileting habits)
Jeans/ Long pants (3)
Beach/ Swim towel (optional)
Sweatshirt (1)
Warm Jacket (1)
Shorts (4)
Pajamas (2)
T-shirts (5)
Toiletries: Sunblock (SPF 25+)
Hair ties, headbands, etc.
Soap
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Shampoo
Comb/ Brush
Bug Spray
Shaving supplies (if needed)
Pull Ups (if needed)
Other: Laundry bag
Hat w/ visor
White Shirt for tie-dye (optional)
Flashlight

Year-Round Respite Program Overnight Weekend
Warm Sleeping Bag (1)
Pillow (1)
Fitted Sheet (optional)
Bath Towels (1)
Wash Cloth / Loofah
Pairs of Socks (2)
Tennis Shoes (1 pair)
Hiking Shoes (optional)
Shower Shoes (1 pair)
Underwear (2- or more depending on toileting habits)
Jeans/ Long pants (2)
Sweatshirt (1)
Warm Jacket (1)
Shorts (1)
Pajamas (1)
T-shirts (2)
Toiletries:
Bug Spray
Hair ties, headbands, etc.
Soap / Body Wash
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Shampoo
Comb / Brush
Shaving supplies
Pull Ups (if needed)
Other:
Laundry bag
Hat w/ visor
Flashlight / Headlamp

Travel Camp Packing Lists

  • Camper's belongings need to be packed in a duffel bag. Please no suitcases – they take up too much space and space on the vehicles is limited.
  • Label all camper's items. This avoids belongings getting mixed up and makes it easier for us to return items if they do get misplaced.
12 Day Session
Toiletries (in one small bag – travel sized toiletries are ideal)
Sunblock (SPF 25+)
Hair ties, headbands, etc.
Soap
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Shampoo
Comb/ Brush
Bug Spray
Pull Ups (if needed)
Warm sleeping bag (labelled on outside of bag)
Pillow (optional)
Flashlight and batteries
Towel (1)
Sweatshirts (2)
Shorts (3 – 4 pairs)
Long pants (2)
T-shirts (6)
Underwear (12)
Socks (12)
Jacket (1)
Swimsuit
Hiking boots/shoes (1 pair)
Tennis shoes (1 pair)
Flip flops/sandals (1 pair)
Sunhat
Water bottle
Small backpack
Book/portable game (optional – for use during travelling and downtime at campsites)

10 Day Session
Toiletries (in one small bag – travel sized toiletries are ideal)
Sunblock (SPF 25+)
Hair ties, headbands, etc.
Soap
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Shampoo
Comb/ Brush
Bug Spray
Pull Ups (if needed)
Warm sleeping bag (labelled on outside of bag)
Pillow (optional)
Flashlight and batteries
Towel (1)
Sweatshirts (2)
Shorts (3)
Long pants (2)
T-shirts (4 – 5)
Underwear (10)
Socks (10)
Jacket (1)
Swimsuit
Hiking boots/shoes (1)
Tennis shoes (1)
Flip flops/sandals (1)
Sunhat
Small backpack
Water bottle
Book/portable game (optional – for use during travelling and downtime at campsites)

5 Day Session
Toiletries (in one small bag – travel sized toiletries are ideal)
Sunblock (SPF 25+)
Hair ties, headbands, etc.
Soap
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Shampoo
Comb/ Brush
Bug Spray
Pull Ups (if needed)
Warm sleeping bag (labelled on outside of bag)
Pillow (optional)
Flashlight and batteries
Towel (1)
Sweatshirt (1)
Jacket (1)
Shorts (2)
Long pants (2)
T-shirts (3)
Underwear (7)
Socks (7)
Swimsuit
Hiking boots/shoes (1)
Tennis shoes (1)
Flip flops/sandals (1)
Sunhat
Water Bottle
Small backpack
Book/portable game (optional – for use during travelling and downtime at campsites)
Medication Packaging Policy
  • All medication is to be handed directly to the Health Center staff upon arrival, or to designated staff member at bus pick up locations.
  • All camper medication must include the original, labeled prescription bottle with at least one dose.
  • Non-prescription, over the counter medication must also be turned in to Health Center staff with accompanying written instructions.
  • Please ensure that the prescription and dosage for all medication sent to camp matches the medication information provided in your camper's enrollment form. If your camper's prescription has been changed by the doctor, please update your camper's medical file to match current prescription.

Medication Packaging Policy for Rx and OTC medications/supplements
We require your camper's medication to be pre-packaged by a pharmacy, or by you, before he or she arrives at Camp. This policy is in place to streamline the medicaiton administration process and minimize potential medication errors. Your camper will also spend less time waiting in line and our nurses will have more time to devote to your camper's other healthcare needs.

All medication and supplements in pill form must be pre-packaged in order to be distributed to a camper while at camp.Pills must be packaged separately by day and delivery time (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Bedtime), in a closed packaging system, and out of their original bottles

All liquid, powder, or "as needed" medications or supplements must be sent in their original packaging with clearly outlined instructions on when and how to dispense.

These are the only acceptable packaging systems for all Camp Krem events. Please make sure to send all original bottles with an extra dose for prescriptions, supplements, and over the counter medications with your camper for identification purposes.

We will accept several forms of packaging (listed below).

  1. Multi-Dose Strip Packaging
Multi-Dose Strip packaging consists of individually sealed compartments which contain all medications in pill form that are to be taken at a particular med pass time.

2. Parent Filled Pillbox/Organizer or Pill Baggies
There are many different styles of organizers. Please ensure each day and time of delivery is clearly marked, and corresponds with the dates your camper will be at camp.

3. Multi-Dose Blister Packs
Each blister pocket contains all the medication, in pill form, that is to be taken at a particular med pass time. These can often be ordered online.

We will NOT accept Unit-Dose blister packs in which each individual medication has its own blister pack.

Please send only the number of doses needed, plus medication needed for one extra day.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the camper's medications and administration instructions are accurate and up-to-date within your Camp Krem Account "Forms and Documents" section (Health Form 1). Dispensing instructions (name, delivery time, dosage, etc.) must be detailed clearly and precisely for When and How each medication is to be provided. Details must match the dosing instructions on the prescription bottle. For any dosing or delivery instructions that have changed from the bottle instructions, you must provide a physician's note verifying the change.

If your camper arrives without medication pre-packaged, you will either be given blister packs and asked to pre-package your camper's medication, or be charged a $200 service fee to offset the considerable time and care that will be required to ensure correct timing and dosages.

Birth Control pills and "as-needed" (PRN) pills are an exception and can be sent in the original packaging. Liquids, creams, inhalers, powders and injectable medicines are to be delivered to Camp Krem in their original packaging, with clear dispensing instructions included.

Camp Krem stocks most over the counter items such as aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), antihistamine (Benadryl), antacids (Tums), antibiotic ointments, hydrocortisone anti-itch creams (Cortaid), Band-Aids, etc. so there is no need to send these medications if they are taken on an as-needed (PRN) basis.
FAQ
Who do I contact regarding applying for summer camp?
Please call our Registrar at 510 222-6662 or email us at campkrem@gmail.com. We will be happy to assist you with the process and answer any questions you may have.

Who typically attends Camp Krem?
Individuals with all developmental disabilities are welcome at Camp Krem, including Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Williams Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome, ADHD and other physical, emotional or developmental disabilities. We welcome children aged 5 years and older and adults of any age. There is no upper age limit. We can also accommodate most medical conditions and behaviors, but may require one-to-one supervision.

What types of programs are available at Camp Krem?
Camp Krem offers both a residential summer camp and a year-round respite program. During the summer months, we offer Main Camp (traditional camp programs), Outdoor Adventure Camp (for more independent and adventurous campers, with sleeping in tipis or under the stars, and an active adventure program), and Travel Camp programs. In addition, we offer a one-, two- or three-day trip virtually every weekend.

How do we pick a camp session for our camper?
Choose a session within the age & time guidelines that best meets your camper needs. Our staff can also assist you selecting an appropriate session for your camper if needed.

Will I have an opportunity to visit the camp before the summer session?
Yes, Open House will be held in May for families to visit camp, take a tour, speak with the Camp Director and staff. We can also set up another time if needed. Please do not wait until Open House to apply or the session could possibly be filled.

Can campers go to more than one camp session?
Yes. Campers will be admitted to additional sessions based on the Camp Director's approval and available space.

What happens if the camp session we want is full?
Camp Krem will discuss alternate sessions with you but we also maintain a waiting list for each session. We will notify you as soon as possible if a space becomes available on your desired session.

Do you offer transportation to and from camp?
Yes – Camp Krem provides bus transportation to and from Camp from a range of locations in the greater Bay Area.

What is your camp staff ratio?
Camp Krem provides a 1:3 staff ratio, as well as a more limited number of spaces for 1:1 supervision.

What are the cabins like?
Camp Krem has 10 cabins each with bunk beds, usually 6-7 campers in each cabin. Cabins are all close in range to other buildings. Many cabins are newly reconstructed. All are electrified.

Are campers in the cabins supervised at nights?
Yes, always. Campers are never left unsupervised, day or night.
Cancellation Policy
Upon Confirmation of enrollment in a YRRP event, you may cancel within 2-days of notification without incurring a cancellation fee.

Cancellation Fees – $50 (for 1:3 supervision) or $100 (for 1:1 supervision) for a Day Trip;
$150 (for 1:3 supervision) or $225 (for 1:1 supervision) for Overnight Weekend.

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