FAQs

What is the ratio of campers to counselors?

Each cabin has 15-20 campers with two counselors and a Counselor-in-Training (C.I.T.).  In addition, all program areas are monitored by the Activity Director as well as Junior Counselors.

Can I pick up my child early from camp?

Yes, campers can be picked up and dropped off anytime during the camp day.  Please notify the Camp Otter Office at 603-893-4911 if your child is going to be arriving late or leaving early.

What is your transportation policy?

Parents must select the same transportation option for the morning and afternoon (either car pick-up/drop-off or bus pick-up/drop-off).  If you are choosing our bus option, the bus number and stop location must be the same in both the morning and afternoon.

Should my child bring a phone or other electronics to camp?

Electronics and phones are prohibited at camp.  Furthermore, Camp Otter is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Where will I pick-up/drop-off my child from the bus?

Parents select the bus route and stop location from our bus schedule on that year's registration card.  Please note that times listed are estimates and parents should allow an extra ten minutes both in picking up and dropping off.  Children will be dropped off at their registered location only if the parent/gaurdian is present at the stop.  The bus will wait five minutes; however, if the parent/gaurdian does not arrive, the child will be transported to the Andover/North Andover YMCA at 165 Haverhill Street, Andover, MA 01810.

Does Camp Otter provide lunch for the campers?

No, campers provide their own snacks and lunch.  We do have a camp store that is open at various times to purchase beverages and snack foods.

What do you do during rainy days?

On days with inclement weather conditions, the campers participate in pre-planned rainy day activities inside various camp facilities.