SARANAC 2018​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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SCOOP SHEET/PA​CKING LIST
Click the blue button below to download our Scoop Sheet/Packing List. This document contains important information about camp policies and what to bring. Make sure your parents post it on your refrigerator while you are at camp. 
 
 

 
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Saranac Info

THE BEST WEEK OF YOUR LIFE!
​​We are so glad that you will be attending Asian Young Life camp. We hope that your time at Saranac will be one of the best weeks of your life. Important information will be mailed to every person registered for our Asian Young Life trip to Saranac Village. For your convenience, everything you need to know can also be found on this web page.
 
The camp office is open everyday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. If your parents wish to speak with you or to contact the camp for any reason, please have them call the camp office at (518) 891-3010 and speak with the receptionist. You are NOT allowed to use your cell phone at camp, so please remind your parents that they should NOT call your cell phone​.

If your parents call the camp after hours, they will have the opportunity to leave a message on the office answering machine. In EMERGENCY situations, your parents should listen to the recorded announcement; the message will direct them to the phone number of the on-call person assigned to handle emergencies for that particular evening. A licensed medical physician and an EMT live on the camp premises and are available 24 hours a day in the event of an emergency.


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July 29, 2018 6:15 AM

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C​​AMP CONTACT INFO
Saranac is located at 4014 State Route 30, Saranac Lake, NY 12983​. The camp's websit​e is saranac.younglife.org​, and the camp telephone number is (518) 891-3010.


​DEPART​URE INFOR​MATION
We will be traveling to Saranac in two air-conditioned coach buses provided by Campbell Tours. We will meet on Sunday morning, July 29, at 6:15 AM at East Bergen Christian Church320 Beverly Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 (at the corner of Windsor Rd. and Beverly Rd.)​​.

EBCC
320 Beverly Rd
Teaneck, New Jersey07666
United States
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RETURN INFORMATION
The bus will return to East Bergen Christian Church​ on Saturday, August 4. The exact return time cannot be determined until that day, but expect the bus to return around 7:30 PM. Students will be instructed to call home to let parents know approximately what time the bus will return.

 
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 Adirondack Mountains of NY State, so as a result very few cell phones actually work at camp. All cell phones will be collected on arrival at Saranac 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 (518) 891-3010 and have you paged. If you wish to call home, there are free phones at camp which you may use.​

  • Smart watches with LTE phone capabilities are NOT permitted at camp. If your watch can make or receive phone calls, you will not be permitted to use it at camp. Please leave it at home. But you should bring a waterproof watch so you know what time it is.

  • Electronic accessories (like the iPad, Nintendo DS, PSP, MP3 players, 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 Saranac 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 any 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.​


T-SHIRTS
You will be given a FREE Asian Young Life T-shirt on the bus ride up to camp. We kindly ask you to wear your shirt on the bus and during the first evening at camp. This year's shirt is black and features the flags of Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Japan, and the Philippines arranged in the form of Young Life's "YL" logo.

 

 
PACKING LIST
Saranac temperatures can vary considerably during the summer, from daytime highs of 80º to evening lows of 40º. You should definitely bring a combination of summer and autumn clothes. Be sure to bring EVERYTHING on this list, otherwise you may not be able to participate in some activities. You can also download a printable copy​ of this packing list.

CLOTHING
  • WARM jacket/sweatshirt/hoodie for cold evenings
  • TWO pairs of sneakers: one pair for normal activities AND one pair that you don’t mind getting dirty and that you don't mind if you NEVER wear again (sneakers are mandatory for some activities)
  • one set of clothes you don't mind getting dirty (essential for certain activities)
  • one nice outfit (for the dress-up dinner)
  • one pair of good shoes (for the dress-up dinner)
  • swimsuit
  • several pairs of shorts
  • several T-shirts
  • a lot of underwear
  • a lot of socks
  • flip flops/sandals
  • if possible, bring a neon shirt or any clothing that is neon-colored​

TOILETRIES
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • soap/body wash
  • shampoo
  • lotion
  • sunscreen
  • deodorant
  • hair gel/wax/hairspray
  • contact lens solution
  • contact lens case
  • extra contact lenses
  • feminine products (for the girls only)
  • other toiletries

MISCELLANEOUS
  • refillable water bottle (important for staying hydrated)
  • waterproof watch (you can purchase one online at younglifestore.com)
  • eyeglasses
  • sunglasses
  • hat or bandana
  • beach towel
  • plastic bag/laundry bag for dirty clothes
  • camera (and a charger for the camera)
  • money for food on the way up and back ($30 should be sufficient)
  • $40 to $60 spending money for the snack bar and camp store (The camp store also accepts MasterCard and Visa.)
  • if you take prescribed medicine, please remember to bring it

You do NOT have to bring a pillow, bed linens, shower towel, or a sleeping bag.  These will be provided for you at Saranac.​​

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​BUS A​​ND CABIN ASSIGNMENTS
Below are the bus and cabin groupings for this trip.

B​US A

BRIAN HALL’S CABIN
  1. Sol Choi 
  2. Alex Ha 
  3. Brian Hall (leader)
  4. Jeffrey Hong
  5. Andrew Kim
  6. Brian Lee (student leader)
  7. Chris Lee
  8. Justin Lee 
  9. Justin Liu 
  10. Timothy Pak 
  11. Justin Park 
  12. Preston Young 
  13. Eric Zhou 

MARIA JUNG’S CABIN
  1. Sebin Bok 
  2. Rachel Chung 
  3. Jenna Han 
  4. Maria Jung (leader)​ 
  5. Anna Kim 
  6. Esther Lee 
  7. Gloria Lee 
  8. Irene Myun​g 
  9. Kiana Ong 
  10. Rachel Park 
  11. Anne Sun 
  12. Sienna Tu 
  13. Jessica Yoo

GERALD JUAN’S CABIN
  1. Jack Ham (student leader)
  2. Daniel Joung 
  3. Gerald Juan (leader) 
  4. Justin Jung
  5. Joel Kim 
  6. Mino Lee 
  7. Jason Park (student leader)
  8. Daniel Suh   

WILLIAM LIN’S CABIN
  1. Lazarus Chan 
  2. Chris Elson 
  3. Miguel Garcia 
  4. Andrew Hau 
  5. Isaiah Kim 
  6. Logan Lee 
  7. William Lin (leader)
  8. Josh Park 
  9. Jeffrey Song 
  10. Christopher Sung ​

 
BUS B

MIKE SHUM & KYU SUNG PARK’S CABIN
  1. Marc Chang 
  2. Matthew Cho 
  3. Ryan Jeong (student leader)
  4. Caleb Kim 
  5. Ronan Kim 
  6. Eric Kim 
  7. Andrew Lee 
  8. Philip Pak 
  9. Kyu Sung Park (leader)
  10. Mike Shum (leader)
  11. Jay Song 
  12. Jerry Wang 

JOHN LEE & SAMUEL KIM’S CABIN
  1. Austin Fung 
  2. Chris Kim 
  3. Daniel Kim 
  4. Ikhwan Kim 
  5. Samuel Kim (leader) 
  6. Anthony Lee 
  7. John Lee (leader) 
  8. Jonathan Mui 
  9. PJ Om 
  10. Jeremy Pak 
  11. Daniel Park
  12. Peter Pil 
  13. Stuart Ward 

YELIN JUNG’S CABIN
  1. Christine Chun
  2. Yelin Jung (leader)
  3. Sarah Khadraoui 
  4. Arlene Lee 
  5. Kristin Lee  

JOANNE HORNG’S CABIN
  1. Maddison Chin 
  2. Jasmine Davy 
  3. Joanne Horng (leader) 
  4. Angela Huang
  5. Julie Phan 
  6. Victoria Phan 
  7. Gabrielle Vu 
  8. Vivian Xu 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW MUCH MONEY SHOULD I BRING?
This depends on whether or not you have a credit card. If you do NOT have a credit card, we suggest you bring about $70 to $90 in cash. You'll need money for breakfast and lunch on the way to Saranac plus money for dinner on the way home from Saranac. Those three meals may cost you about $30. Plus you should also bring money for the camp store (where you can buy shirts, hoodies, and other camp gear) and the snack bar at Saranac (drinks, smoothies, food). About $40 to $60 should be sufficient for the camp store and snack bar. 

But if you have a MasterCard or Visa credit card, you will be able to use that for your three meals on the way to and home from Saranac. Plus the camp store and snack bar at Saranac also accept MasterCard and Visa.   

WHEN AND WHERE ARE WE MEETING?
We will meet on Sunday morning, July 29, at 6:15 AM at East Bergen Christian Church320 Beverly Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666​​. See "Departure Information" above.

DO I NEED A SLEEPING BAG?
No, Saranac will provide you with all sleeping supplies like a pillow, bed sheets, and a blanket (just like at the Winter Getaway). Feel free to bring a small pillow for the bus ride along with a small blanket because the bus can get cold, but you will not need these things at Saranac itself.

WHEN WILL WE GET HOME?
On Saturday night, August 4. We won't know the exact time, so students will be instructed to call home to let parents know approximately what time the bus will return. We anticipate around 7:30 PM, but that can depend on weather, traffic, etc. See "Return Information" above.

WHAT ABOUT THE WEATHER?
Saranac is located in the Adirondack Mountains at 1,545 feet above sea level. Weather in the mountains can be unpredictable. It does rain frequently at Saranac, but it typically lasts for only an hour or so and then changes right away to sunny, beautiful weather (and vice-versa). Please note that nighttime temperatures can drop considerably and be quite chilly. We strongly urge you to bring a hoodie or other warm clothing for those cold nights and rainy days. A water resistant jacket may be helpful as well. See "Packing List" above.

DO I REALLY NEED TO BRING TWO PAIRS OF SNEAKERS? WHY?
Yes, you need to bring TWO pairs of sneakers. We will be doing some activities in which your sneakers will get REALLY DIRTY. You will probably want to get rid of those sneakers afterwards. We suggest you bring an OLD CHEAP pair that you don't mind if they get dirty and that you don't mind if you never wear again. Obviously, you should also bring some old clothes that match this description as well, like an old shirt and old shorts. The OTHER pair of sneakers is for "normal" activities, like the ropes course and playing basketball. See "Packing List" above for details on what to bring.

IS THERE A PLACE TO DO LAUNDRY?
Unfortunately, no. Most people just hang their swimsuits and damp clothes on balcony railings to let them dry.

IF I'M NOT ALLOWED TO USE MY CELL PHONE, HOW CAN MY PARENTS CONTACT ME?
Your parents should call the camp office at (518) 891-3010 and speak with the receptionist to leave a message. Likewise, if you want to call your parents or anyone else, there are free telephones at camp you may use for outgoing calls only.

ARE CAMERAS ALLOWED?
Yes, definitely! Please bring a camera and take lots of pictures. We would love for you to share your pictures with our photographer Gerald Juan when the week is done. Remember to bring your camera charger and memory card too. But do NOT plan on using your cell phone as a camera since you have to turn your cell phone in when we arrive at Saranac.

HOW WILL I SURVIVE WITHOUT MY CELL PHONE?
You'll be fine. It's actually quite liberating to go a week without depending on technology so much. Enjoy the freedom! Remind your friends at home that you won't have access to your phone so they don't get too mad when you don't reply. (Make sure you tell your parents too!)

WILL THERE BE A REUNION?
Yes, we will be having our Saranac Reunion on Wednesday, August 8, from 5 PM to 9:30 PM at 19 Tamarack Rd in Alpine, NJ. If you attended Saranac with AYL during the summer of 2018, then please join us! You'll have a chance to reconnect with your friends from camp. Pizza will be provided, so bring your appetite. Bring a towel and swimsuit, too, because you can go swimming as well!


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INFO SHEET CORRECTIONS


If you received your Saranac Information Sheet in the mail (or via email) and there were mistakes on the sheet, please correct the mistakes or provide the missing information by clicking the above link.

ONLINE HEALTH FORM

The online health form must be completed by a parent and submitted electronically as soon as possible. If you have not yet submitted your health form, please do so IMMEDIATELY. Instructions for accessing and completing the health form can be found by clicking the appropriate link below.


1ST TIMER - HEALTH FORM INSTRUCTIONS (for FIRST timers)

↑ If the student has NEVER attended Saranac, you will need to download these instructions in order to access and complete the online health form.


2ND TIMER - HEALTH FORM INSTRUCTIONS (for SECOND, THIRD, & FOURTH Timers)

↑ If the student has ATTENDED Saranac in a previous summer, you will need to download these instructions in order to access and complete the online health form.


1ST TIMERS WHOSE SIBLINGS HAVE ATTENDED - HEALTH FORM INSTRUCTIONS
 (for FIRST timers who have a brother or sister who has attended Saranac before)

↑​​If the student has NEVER attended Saranac but has a brother or sister who has attended Saranac before, you will need to download these instructions in order to access and complete the online health form.

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