News & Events


Camp China 2022 will be an Expanded Virtual Camp. Plans are to have a full online registration process to allow us to present “Zoom-style” speaker presentations, video classes, and more. We will even have a T-shirt included in the registration. Registration fees will be a nominal amount to cover the annual costs of maintaining Camp China web assets, meeting IT costs, instructor supplies, and T-shirt.

We will also have our annual OneSky fundraiser. We need to raise $3000.00 to maintain our level of sponsorship.

Camp China 2021

Blue Ridge Assembly
Reopening Plan


As we look to resume operations in accordance with the interim guidance for overnight camp settings, we have developed a reopening plan in the interest of the health and safety of our guests, staff, and the community.
YMCA Blue Ridge’s phased reopening plan actualizes the following assumptions for operations as they relate to the global coronavirus pandemic and its local implications on public health.

Follow this link to the complete document:

Camp China 2020
Statement on COVID 19

To: Camp China Families, Staff, Counselors, Instructors and Speakers.

We have received some questions from families registering for Camp China 2020 regarding plans for camp if the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak is still active near/at the time of camp.  Specifically, we have been asked if we will cancel camp and if so, will registration fees be refunded.  

We understand that you are concerned about registering for camp given the uncertainty of the rapidly changing COVID-19 outbreak. At this time Camp China is scheduled to take place as planned.    

Camp China leadership are monitoring the situation to understand its potential impact on camp. We are in contact with the Blue Ridge Assembly, the facility where Camp China is held.  As of today, they reported that there are no cases of COVID-19 in the area, no quarantines and no travel warnings.  They will communicate any changes in status to us and work with us if we are scheduled to be there during an unsafe time.  

In the event that we decide to cancel camp, we will contact you as soon as possible; all registration fees will be refunded (less any non-refundable Paypal fees).  We realize some of you will travel to the mountain by air and advise you to understand the airlines’ cancellation policies before scheduling flights.  

Camp China takes the safety and well-being of its campers, volunteer staff, counselors, and instructors seriously.  Check the website for updates. We encourage you to follow the CDC’s everyday preventive actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which include:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.

More Information
For more information on COVID-19, visit the CDC’s coronavirus page. CDC guidance to protect you and your family are available here.

Thank you,
Debbie, Glenn, Carina, Jill, & Penny


Camp China 2020 is planned for the weekend of July 24 – 27, 2020.   Registration runs from 3:00 – 4:45 pm on Friday.  Activities start at 5:00 with student campers meeting their counselors, new parents meeting with “seasoned” parents.  Dinner starts at 6:00 and the Opening Ceremony starts at 7:30.  There are student and parent camper activities following the Opening Ceremony.   Saturday and Sunday start with Breakfast followed by morning activities.  Student campers meet back with their family for lunch with free time following.  Afternoons are full of family activities and the evenings with both Student and Parent activities.  Sunday night is our Closing Ceremony with performances from our lower grades, individuals, and counselors.  Our Fundraiser Basket Raffle winners are also announced, and, the initial version of the Camp China 2020 Slide Show is presented.

We are a family camp and all family members are campers.  Our programs are designed for student and parent campers alike.  Lower grades participate in art, games, song, and dance.  Middle School grades have team building, crafts, and cooking.  Parent activities include Mahjong, art, and Tea ceremony.  Our signature camp difference is our main speaker.  In past years, Jaclyn Skalnik presented age appropriate adoption workshops for our student campers and special Parents Only Workshops on adoption.

Registration forms will be available for returning campers starting in February.  New Camper registration starts in March.

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