FAQs

Table of Contents

Activities offered for the different camps
Cabinmates
CamParent
Camp Bank
Camper Email
Check Out
Counselors
Dress Code
Early Arrivals
Early Dismissals
Extra $
Lost and Found Items
Medical Staff
Paying for Camp
Registration
Snail Mail
Telephones
Visiting during the week
What to Bring to Camp:
When they come home…
While your child is away…



Download a PDF version of the Frequently Asked Questions. A copy will also be in your confirmation packet after registering for camp.

Registration

Registration is between 9:00-11:30 a.m. on Monday morning on the front entrance field. Large signs and friendly staff will guide you to a parking spot. Please unload your luggage in the appropriate camp pile (signs will designate New Frontier and Alpha). Parents or church coordinators are asked to be prepared to patiently wait in the registration line. You will first meet the registrar who will collect the remaining camp balance and give campers their cabin assignment. Next, campers must deposit money into the Camp Bank for safe keeping; their money may be accessed any time the Pop Shop is open. Finally, campers will speak to the Camp Nurse about any concerns and turn in medicine (please send the original bottles in a plastic baggie with the camper’s name). Once they are registered, campers and parents will take a hayride to the cabins; parents are also encouraged to visit the cabin store and/or talk with the Executive Director to pick up a schedule for the week.

Check Out

Campers may be picked up anytime between 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (for alpha, new frontier, and revolution campers) and between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m on Wednesday for mini week campers. Be sure your camper clearly understands who will be picking him/her up to go home. Please be prepared to provide photo ID upon arrival at camp. Parents and family will be greeted by a staff member who will verify at least one adult in your party has permission to pick up the camper (noted on the child’s registration form). Then, you will be directed to the child’s counselor. Luggage will be lined up by cabin on the hillside.

Early Dismissals

At registration, the camp must be given written notification signed by the camper's parent or guardian authorizing an early dismissal of a camper. Please give the note to any of the camp registrars on Monday morning. Parents may meet their camper in the main office on the day of early departure. Please be prepared to provide photo ID. No discount is granted for early dismissal.

Early Arrivals

If you are unable to bring your child to camp Monday morning, there is a Comfort Inn located eight miles from camp in Wheelersburg, Ohio.

Paying for Camp

The remaining balance for each camper is due on Monday morning at registration. Cash, Check and Credit Cards are accepted at the registration table.  Cash and Check are prefered method of payment.  Families that wish to pay their remaining balance prior to registration day can can log in to their account at any time to make a payment.  If you forgot your password, it can also reset.  Log in here.

What to Bring to Camp:

Any Prescribed Medications child is taking during camp time –

  • Flashlight
  • Bible / pen / notebook
  • Sleeping bag / pillow
  • Comfortable clothes – mainly shorts and t-shirts, couple pair of jeans for cool evenings
  • Extra pair of shoes
  • Jacket and/or sweatshirt
  • One-piece swimsuit / Beach towel / Beach shoes
  • Bath towels / Washcloth / Personal Items (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, hairbrush) – Please only send items that are not highly valuable; although counselors encourage campers to stay organized and clean, often items are left behind or even arrive home well used.
  • Water bottle 
  • Disposable Camera (optional)
  • All medications must be turned into the camp nurse upon arrival, so please MARK CLEARLY all meds in Ziploc bag with campers name and specific instructions for nurse to administer.  Do not remove medications from the original container.
  • Please do not bring any electrical equipment (i.e. cell phones, games, radios, tape / CD / MP3 players / iPods)
  • Please do not bring any snacks containing peanuts or peanut butter. Help us protect other campers with this life-threatening allergy.

Medical Staff

At least one Registered Nurse is on duty at all times in or near our nurse's station during the summer camping season and "on-call" during the retreat season. A local doctor signs our standing orders so that we can administer a few common over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol for a headache or Neosporin for a cut. Due to the nature of camp, we provide first-aid type care only and cannot accommodate sick campers. In case of sickness, injury or extreme homesickness, we will contact the parents/guardians to pick up their child and no refund will be granted.

Dress Code

Camp is very casual, but very active.  Please make sure campers bring good shoes!  Also, girls must wear a one-piece swimsuit or an overlapping tankini; and please no short shorts.  Campers wearing revealing clothing will be asked to change. We recommend sending older clothes that may return home well-worn.

Extra $

Extra spending money is needed to purchase snacks at the Pop Shop, to buy camp t-shirts (approx $16) and or other various camp souvenirs ($2- $15), to participate in crafts ($5-10), and to give an offering to the summer project. Please talk to your camper about how much money they will have for the week and about being a good steward of their money.

Camp Bank

The camp bank is provided for all campers to safely keep their spending money.  The bank is available anytime the Pop Shop is open.  All campers deposit their money to the Camp Bank so that it is not lost or stolen.  Any un-used funds are returned to the camper at the end of the week.

Lost and Found Items

We recommend that all property be marked with the camper’s name (especially cameras).  Lost articles are kept for only one month after the camp week attended, then donated to local charity and sold at our annual sale. Please call the Office if any items are missing once your camper returns home: 740-778-3279 x101. Items are returned after parents contact the Main Office; if you would like items to be mailed to you, they are mailed COD or with expectation of reimbursement for shipping costs.

Counselors

All of our counselors are college students, many of which come from Cedarville University. Our counselors go through a strict application process. We conduct full background checks, require three references (including pastor), and hold personal interviews. The counselors spend over 100 hours training in various elements of camp, including first aid, facilitators training, evangelism and Bible study. Because of our rigid training and our child protection policy, we do not allow any other adults to come in contact with the campers during the week.

Cabinmates

There are approximately 10-12 campers in a cabin with one or more counselors.  Campers are with their counselors 24 hours per day.  We will honor roommate requests to the best of our ability. Typically, 2-3 campers from the same church will be in a cabin together.  Diversity in the cabin allows the counselor more flexibility in planning activities, facilitating discussions, and promoting growth among the campers. 

CamParent

Parents may view photos from the week online by visiting a password-protected site. Images from the previous day are uploaded by 10:30 am each morning. This year’s password can be found in your confirmation packet. A link to CamParent is on the camp’s homepage. Additionally, friends and family can purchase surprise packages to be delivered to your camper at meal time!

Snail Mail

Campers love to receive mail, but please be careful not to foster homesickness by telling them how much they are missed. Rather, tell them how glad you are for the fun they are having and the new friends they are meeting. Please write the following information on the outside of the mailing envelope:

Camper's first and last name
Camp they are attending, if known (i.e. Alpha, New Frontier, etc.) 
1009 Martin Rd
Wheelersburg, OH 45694

Camper Email

Family and friends may send email only through the BUNK1 link on our homepage.  Information regarding the password is found in your confirmation packet. 

Telephones

Parents are requested not to telephone campers except in an emergency.  The camp nurse will call the parent in the event of extreme homesickness, illness or an accident. (Although cell phones are a wonderful tool, the reception in our hills is extremely limited and, of course, electronic devices can be distracting in the camp setting. As a general rule, we prefer campers not to bring cell phones. However, if you send a cell phone with your child(ren), please leave it in the Nurse's Station upon arrival. You child(ren) may call you from the Nurse's Station.) As an alternative to phoning your camper, please send your love through the mail (delivered daily) or purchase a special package through CamParent.

Visiting during the week

Due to our strict child protection policy we do not allow parents or strangers to participate in the camp program during the week.  Homesick parents are encouraged to write to their children, check out the summer CampParent link or send their children to shorter weekend camps during the winter.

Activities offered for the different camps

New Frontier Camp:

  • Animal Barn
  • Bible Study Time
  • Bonfires
  • Boulder (horizontal climbing wall)
  • Chapel time in the morning and evening (involves music, skits and teaching)
  • Crafts
  • Pool
  • Camp-out night in TeePees
  • Lake Activities (Blob, slides, diving boards, paddle boats, fishing)
  • Low Ropes Course - (10 elements) specially designed for younger campers
  • Pop Shop (candy, souvenirs, games)
  • Putt Putt Mini Golf
  • Summit (35 ft vertical climbing wall)
  • Wrist Rockets
  • and more

Alpha Camp:

  • Animal Barn
  • ARC (Activities&Recreation Center) indoor basketball, volleyball
  • Bible Study Time
  • Bonfires
  • Camp-out night in TeePees
  • Chapel time in the morning and evening (involves music and teaching)
  • Crafts
  • Pool
  • Lake Activities (Blob, slides, diving boards, paddle boats, fishing)
  • Low Ropes Course - (10 elements) specifically designed for middle school campers
  • Pop Shop (candy, souvenirs, games)
  • Outdoor basketball courts
  • Summit (35 ft vertical climbing wall)
  • Avalanche (600 ft triple zip line)
  • Goliath (50 ft. giant swing)
  • and more

While your child is away…

Pray for your camper.  Prayer will make a significant impact in your child’s week of camp.  Pray for his/her counselor and the speaker for the week.  Pray for spiritual goals in relationship to your child’s needs, health and safety.

When they come home…

Ask about the week and listen to your camper.  Your interest in their week at camp is very important to them.  Help reinforce any decisions made during the week.  Help in highlighting the spiritual lessons they’ve learned.

 

Camp Parent