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Summer Camp FAQs

What do we pack for camp?
Campers should bring a sleeping bag or bed linens for a twin-size bed, pillow, towels, wash
cloths, toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush/toothpaste, etc.), comfortable clothing, closed-toed
shoes (two pairs are best for when one gets wet), farm boots, swim wear, swim towel, sunscreen,
insect repellent, flashlight, and any medications taken on a regular basis (which will be left with
the Camp Nurse). They may also bring writing material (paper, pens, envelopes) for writing
letters, or a comfort toy/stuffed animal. We will send a more detailed packing list in your
welcome packet.
 
What kinds of activities do campers do at camp?
Campers are provided a safe and caring environment to enjoy a variety of activities, such as,
hiking, field games, swimming, canoeing, singing, crafts, cook-out, a talent-variety show, animal
husbandry, learning about sustainable farming, and cooking in our teaching kitchen!
 
How many cabinmates can my child request?
Campers may request two cabinmates, and those listed must also make a request for your
camper. We do not make exceptions for this rule of three as a limit for cabinmates. Each cabin
houses 8 campers and up to 2 counselors. Meeting new friends is one of the best parts of camp
and many campers thrive without knowing anyone previously, so do not be nervous if your
camper is not coming with friends or siblings!
 
I have more than one child at camp – will they see each other? Can they be cabinmates?
Campers will likely see their siblings if they are in the same age group (Elementary: 2nd-5th
grade; Jr. High: 6th-8th grade; Sr. High: 9th-12th grade.) It’s up to you if you want them to be cabinmates.
 
Can I pay the balance when I bring my child to camp?
The short answer is yes, but the check-in process is faster if the balance is paid and you can get
your camper to his/her/their cabin sooner.
 
What’s the cancellation policy?
The $100 deposit is non-refundable. Any fees paid more the $100 deposit can be refunded to
you if you must cancel.
 
What’s the transfer policy?
Transferring a camper from one session to another can be done easily if there is an opening in
the requested session. If the session you want is full, you may add your camper to a Wait List
at no charge; if that session has openings we will contact you to get your approval to transfer.
There is no fee for transfer.
 
What forms do I need to bring when I drop off my camper?
All forms, including the health and release forms, are completed online.
 
When and where can my camper get a camp t-shirt?
Campers will be given a camp t-shirt on the last morning of the camp, before they go home.
 
Can I pick up my child early?
Our policy is no early pick-ups, except in the case of a medical or family emergency. We ask
that you change the session to another week if you know ahead of time that there will be a
conflict.
 
What if my child gets sick?
The camp has a full-time health care worker on the grounds at all times, and we have local
physicians on call. In the case that your camper has an illness that requires medical attention,
we will take him/her/them to a medical clinic or ER. Someone from the camp staff will call if
your camper has a fever, if the camper has a health injury that requires attention from a doctor
or nurse practitioner, if the camper has a GI upset that includes vomiting or diarrhea for more
than 8 hours, or if the camper has a severe case of poison ivy/oak that requires medical
attention beyond the scope of our camp health provider. The Infirmary stocks over-the-counter
medications, such as Tylenol, Benadryl, medications for sunburn, upset stomachs, etc.
 
How can I see pictures of my child?
Photos of campers are posted daily on Google Photos. You will receive information about how
to access these when you drop your camper off at camp. You also will be able to send emails to
your camper through the camp registration software and each day we print the emails and
deliver them to the camper’s cabin.
 
Can my camper get mail?
Campers may receive mail through the postal service (mail ahead of time if you can) or you may
leave letters/cards for us to dole out during the week. Campers also can get emails (printed)
through our registration service.
 
What time is drop off and pick up for camp?
Check-in for all sessions is from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Monday, with pick-up on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. There
will be a closing ceremony showcasing the camp week at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning that families
and friends are encouraged to attend.
 
What type of training do your staff have?
All camp staff undergo background checks, from counselors to kitchen staff. Campers are
closely attended by highly-trained and qualified college-aged counselors; and all are CPR/first-aid
trained. Most counselors are certified lifeguards. Counselors attend 2 weeks of intense staff
training where they learn developmental needs, behavior management, operational/emergency
procedures, program activity instruction, Safeguarding God’s Children, and much more.