Please check out all the pages of our website, http://www.runningworks.com, to answers to your questions. Here are answers to the most frequent:
CAMP CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT: Camp Check-In on the first day will be between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and will be by car-load. (NYRR Middle School Campers coming from NYC will have BUS PICK UP at NOON outside the NYRR Run Center 320 W. 57th Street, NYC). NO LUNCH served on the first day, so make sure your camper has had lunch and is well hydrated! No parents are permitted on campus, but we will have restroom facilities available. Please have all payment and Camp paperwork mailed beforehand and have COVID paperwork ready to submit from your car. Camp Check-Out on the last day will be from 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (NYRR Middle School Campers will be dropped off at the NYRR Run Center around noon). Parents and Guardians are asked to wait inside your car in the parking lot until they are greeted by RunningWorks Staff. Camper and belongings will be brought to your car. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE! If your child is being picked up by someone other than a parent, please submit this request in writing at Check-In.
LOCATION/DIRECTIONS: RunningWorks operates out of Camp Canadensis in the Poconos not far from East Stroudsburg, PA. CLICK HERE for directions.
CONTACT: RunningWorks Camp Director, Cricket Batz: 609-471-0626. NOTE: cell phone and internet connection is still extremely spotty and unreliable in the Poconos! You may need to contact Camp Canadensis and leave a message for RunningWorks: 570-595-7461. Camp Canadensis Fax#: 570-595-9290. Camp Address for letters during camp is:
Attn: RunningWorks Camp, c/o Camp Canadensis, 199 Camp Canadensis Road, Canadensis PA 18325
CAMP TUITION: Full payment must be received by August 1st. Payment is what secures the registration – NOT the online application.
All payments should be mailed to: RunningWorks, P.O. Box 8832, Collingswood, NJ 08108.
Sorry – no credit cards! Checks or money orders, only. Lisa’s Fund Recipients must still apply online and send in all paperwork (notification of Scholarship will be prior to camp). Please check our Registration Page of our website for more information.
DISCOUNTS: Team Discounts will be awarded in cash the day after Check-In. Please check out our Registration page for Early, Sibling and Military Discounts.
REGULAR CAMP PAPERWORK: Required paperwork due by August 1st: 1) completed Physical Form & immunization history (copy of recent school physical or one from your physician will suffice), 2) Parent Authorization/Waiver Form, 3) Camper Agreement signed by both parent and camper. All these forms may be downloaded from our Registration Page and mailed to the P.O. Box listed above. NO CAMPER WILL BE PERMITTED WITHOUT THESE COMPLETED FORMS! See special additional COVID paperwork, below. Please check our Registration Page for more information
COVID PAPERWORK: If your child has been vaccinated, please provide us with a copy of their vaccination card. If you plan to have your child vaccinated, which we recommend, please do so by August 1st. UNVACCINATED campers must take a PCR test 3 -5 days prior to camp and submit a NEGATIVE result at camp check-in, as well as provide us with the 14 Day Health Pre-Screen Form from our Registration Page. (All STAFF will be vaccinated). Please see our Camp Health & Safety Page for updates!
SICK CAMPERS: If a camper presents with an illness at check-in, they will be sent home immediately. If a camper becomes sick while at camp, they will be sent home. Please see our Camp Health & Safety Page. There is a zero tolerance to illness due to COVID19. Please make certain that you or someone you know is available in case of emergency and pick up during camp week!
MEDICATION: Please label camper medications in a clear, labeled ziploc bag. All prescription medications will be kept by our Camp Nurse or Athletic Trainer and dispensed as prescribed. Parents must complete/sign an additional form: Authorization Form for Administration of Medication which requires a physician’s signature.
DRUG and ALCOHOL POLICY: please refer to Camper Agreement. Use or possession of drugs or alcohol will not be tolerated and campers will be sent home.
PERSONAL POSSESSIONS: We strongly discourage electronic equipment. Cell phones are permitted, but reception is not reliable. RunningWorks operates under the Honor Code and will not assume responsibility for their safekeeping. Smoke bombs, fireworks, lighters, vapes, matches, punks, candles, incense and the like are NOT permitted at camp.
SNACK BAR: There is a snack bar and t-shirts for sale, so campers may want to bring some spending money. Again, RunningWorks operates under the Honor Code. Campers caught stealing or damaging property will be sent home.
HOUSING/ROOMATES: campers stay in cabins each equipped with two bathrooms, two sinks and two showers. You must bring your own bedding – only a mattress is provided. We will do our best to house you with your roommate request. As cabins are of varying sizes, we may not be able to place big teams together, but will do our best to make certain big teams are in cabins right next to each other! CAMPERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SWITCH CABINS. Cabins are well ventilated and campers will be sleeping “head-to-toe” in their bunks. Temperature & wellness checks will be conducted each night and morning.
BULLYING: RunningWorks fosters a team building, positive attitude and bullying is not tolerated. “A camper is being bullied or victimized when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other campers”.
GAMBLING: Cards are permitted, but gambling is not and neither is any other wagering.
MEALS: Three balanced meals will be served for each full day (just dinner the first day and breakfast the last day), outside on a deck or under a tent in inclement weather. A salad bar is served with every lunch and dinner meal. The Canadensis Cooking Staff are familiar with food allergies and dietary restrictions. The camp is PEANUT FREE and campers are encouraged not to bring snacks with peanuts in them. Campers may bring their own snacks, but should keep them in airtight containers, marked with their names, in their bunks. If there are more stringent dietary restrictions, please let us know ahead of time!
CLOTHING/TOILETRIES: Please bring a box of disposable or cloth masks enough for the week in event social distancing is compromised!!! Please check out our “What to Bring” page! There are NO LAUNDRY FACILITIES available for the campers. PLEASE LABEL ALL BELONGINGS!
WATERFRONT/POOL: There are lifeguards on duty during our swimming/recreation times. Campers are not permitted to swim in the Lake, but are allowed to go boating with a life vest once checked in with the guards.
RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES: there will be time for recreation every day, like swimming, boating, volleyball, Ga Ga, kickball and fishing (the lake is stocked, but please bring your own fishing pole/equipment).
SPECIAL EVENTS: aside from Guest Speakers, we may have MOVIES, TRIVIA NIGHT, FISHING CONTEST, TALENT NIGHT and an ATHLETIC SOCIAL or a team building activity! Again, all activities will be outside weather permitting
RUNNING: Campers are placed in running groups based on their ability and current fitness presented from the information off their registration forms (summer weekly mileage, personal bests) and Mile Split. IF there are updates in performance, please let us know by email so we can place them in the best group for their training!
DAILY SCHEDULE: CLICK HERE to see what RunningWorks typical day looks like!