New Campers. New Questions.
New Camper FAQs
Campers are grouped by age and/or grade in our camp. Our goal is to create groups with a mix of campers both new and returning. Many of our campers attend camp on their own, so we make every effort to include other campers in the group who also came to camp on their own. For campers coming with a friend or friends, we are happy to accommodate requests, but requests must be mutual. When campers come to camp in large groups, it becomes difficult to keep all friends together therefore it is likely that groups of 4 or larger will be split into separate groups. However, we try our best to be sure that campers from a large group are with at least one of their requests (not necessarily their first request).
We have 200 campers in camp divided into 20 cabin groups of no more than 10 campers. We also have 32 CIT’s, split evenly between boys and girls.
Our camper to counselor ratio is approximately 3:1. Two full counselors live with and supervise each cabin group, plus an Assistant Counselor and a CIT is assigned to each group.
Campers are housed in motel-style accommodations with 10 campers and 2 counselors per room. Campers sleep in sleeping bags on comfortable bunk beds. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and heating, ample storage space for belongings, and full bathroom and shower facilities.
Morning activities are scheduled by cabin group to ensure that campers get to try everything at camp – especially the activities they may not choose on their own. These activities include archery, go-karts, and ropes course, tennis, and ropes course. In the afternoon, campers then get to choose their activities for our “Free Choice Activities” from a long list that changes daily. The evening activities are planned as all-camp activities.
In case of an emergency at camp, our staff is trained in first aid and CPR and is fully versed in camp emergency communication procedures. In addition to our counselors, we have Registered Nurses on campus the entire summer. We also have a Camp Doctor on call at all times. We keep emergency supplies, including epi-pens (for allergic reactions) and multiple AED (Automated External Defibrillator) units throughout our camp Health Center. Emergency Medical Services are just 3 miles down the road from camp, and, in a life-threatening emergency, air transport is readily available and able to land directly on campus. Of course, our most important priority is maintaining our campers’ and staff members’ safety, so we enforce safety rules throughout camp and during all activity programs. Our excellent safety record attests to our stringent adherence to high safety standards.
Campers absolutely love to get mail at camp. Mail from home can come as either a letter or a one-way email. Parents love our one-way email service because it is easy, and they know that their camper will get that letter the same day. Campers can communicate with you via letter writing. Of course, Directors are always available to talk with parents by telephone regarding their camper, and we pride ourselves in giving parents more information than necessary so that you can enjoy your camp time too!