What to Expect

What to Expect

Camp can be daunting for kids AND parents, especially if it’s your first summer! Here you’ll get an idea of what to expect, including a packing list, that will help with some of those pre-camp jitters. We can’t wait to see you!!

What is the dress code?

Our goal and prayer is for God to be glorified in all areas of our ministry and for clothing not to become a distraction. We ask all campers to dress in a way to be a Christ-like example to others.

With this in mind, the following are examples of unacceptable attire: headwear during worship services, shorts shorter than mid-thigh, shorts/pants with writing on the rear, sleeveless shirts/tank tops/spaghetti straps/crop tops, sleepwear outside the dorm rooms, swimwear in the Dining Hall, leggings/yoga pants, inappropriate artwork, etc. Skirts and dresses should be no shorter than just above the knee. For the Challenge Course dress code, click here.

What should I bring?

Bring an expectant heart, a listening ear, and a positive attitude. Also bring your Bible, pillow, linens/blankets, towels, casual clothes, tennis shoes, toiletries, swim wear, flip flops/swim shoes. Please label EVERYTHING, even your Bible!

What should I leave at home?

Please leave all cell phones and music-playing devices at home. These items often cause distractions during worship or are lost during camp. Fireworks, firearms, knives, paint ball guns, water guns, shaving cream, skates and skateboards, tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, and non-prescription drugs are never permitted.

What about spending money?

The Snack Shack and the Camp Store will be open for campers! Pre-paid cards may be purchased for children’s camps. In addition, a love offering will be taken for various projects.

What should I do with my medications?

All medications (prescription and non-prescription) must be checked in with the camp nurse during registration. We stock common OTC medications, so there is no need to send these. Prescription medications must be in a pharmacy-labeled bottle that includes the child’s name and dosage. Please only send what is needed for camp, and remind your child to pick up the medication at first aid when camp ends!

How do I get in touch with my parents?

Camp is about getting away from the distractions of life and getting closer to God, so we request that you leave your cell phones at home. If you need to get in touch with your parents, a counselor will accompany you to use a camp phone during business hours.

How do I get in touch with my camper?

To contact your camper, call (337) 495-3222. A message will be taken and given out during assembly times for your camper to call you back. Campers will be located as quickly as possible for emergency calls.