Thank you for your interest in camp at Bellwether Farm! Below you will find a list of FAQs and a Summer Camp Guide
with more details is also available.
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), 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.
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 gardening, and cooking in our teaching kitchen!
How many cabin mates can my child have?
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.
I have more than one child at camp – will they see each other? Can they be cabin mates?
Campers will likely see their siblings if they are in the same age group (Elementary: 2-5 grade; Jr High: 6-8 grade; Sr High: 9-12 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 cabin sooner.
What’s the cancellation policy?
The 25% deposit per camper per session is non-refundable. Any fees paid more than the 25% 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, 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 is 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 to a medical clinic or ER. Someone from the camp staff will call if your camper has a fever, a health injury that requires attention from a doctor or nurse practitioner, 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 printed emails 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.
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.