Summer Camp FAQs

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Sending kids to a summer camp is never easy for any parents. The joy of sending your child into the woods and the wild for summer fun is often bogged down by anxiety and worries over things like safety, health, counselors, etc. Some of the pertinent questions that nag all parents are “Whether I should send my child to camp? “Is my child ready for camp?” Can I afford it?” “What kind of summer camp should I send my child to? “Is overnight better than day camps?”

The trail of unending questions is often long enough to perplex any parent. That said, it’s impertinent for parents to learn about and be comfortable with their choice of camp. And the best way to do so is to gain all the knowledge there is to be gained about the whole camping experience and the camp you are about to send your kid to.


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Camp Navigator presents a list of some of the pertinent questions that all parents must ask before you zero down on a camp. Read on to know some common summer camp FAQs.

  • What is your telephone number?
  • What is your fax number?
  • What is your mailing address?
  • What is your general email address?
  • What forms are required for registration?
  • What should my RESIDENTIAL CAMPER bring?
  • What should my RESIDENTIAL CAMPER NOT bring?
  • What should my DAY CAMPER bring?
  • What should my DAY CAMPER NOT bring?
  • What are the prices for summer camp?
  • What is the registration fee?
  • What time is Check-in and Check-out?
  • Can I register online?
  • How can I pay for camp?
  • Do you have a scholarship program?
  • Can I come and do a tour before I sign my child up for camp?
  • What types of activities do you have?
  • What types of Bible activities do campers do?
  • What are the hours for your Day Camp?
  • Can a camper stay over on Saturday until Sunday, if they are coming for 2 weeks in a row?
  • Can campers request roommates?
  • How many kids are in a cabin?
  • How are the campers divided by age?
  • What is the daily schedule like?
  • Do you have videos of your camp in action?
  • May campers bring fans?
  • Can I call my camper during the week?
  • My camper has to leave camp early. What is the notification process?
  • If someone other than me (the legal guardian) is going to pick up or drop off my camper, do I need to notify the office?
  • What is the snack shop fee?
  • How do I find out what weeks are full?
  • Will my summer camp spot be held if I send in just a registration form?
  • Is there a waiting list?
  • How do I get on the waiting list?
  • Are there assigned camp spots?
  • What are the shower/bathroom facilities?
  • How will I know that my registration is complete?
  • What grade level should I register my child for?
  • Can I register my child for more than one week of camp?
  • All the sessions for my child’s age group are full. Will you be adding more camp sessions?
  • What’s included in my child’s registration fee?
  • My child would like to attend camp with a friend. Will they always be grouped together?
  • I don’t have a credit card, or would prefer to pay with a check. Can I register by mail?
  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • What time does camp start?
  • What kinds of activities do campers participate in?
  • What kinds of snacks do you provide for campers?
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