Frequently Asked Questions
If your question is not answered below, please contact us.
How do I register my child?
Online here. If online registration is not a good option, parents can always call our office and register by phone. Our office manager can be reached at (269) 244-5125.
My child takes medication. Who can I speak to about this?
Our "Say-Ahh-Inn" health facility employs a health officer and lives on-site and manages the health and medical needs of our campers including bumps, bruises, and all medication. Please call the camp office and speak directly to the nurse regarding any medical needs.
What if it rains?
Most programs will carry on as long as there is no thunder or lightning. If need be, campers will go back to cabins, Obenchain/Postel Hall, Klinger Hall, or Dave's House and have dance parties, team building activities, Bingo for prizes, board games, egg drop, storytelling, and many other fun indoor activities.
How do I add money to my camper's store account?
Login click on View Summer Camp Registrations. From there you will see each camper and the event you have them in. Once you open an event with your camper's name above it, you'll be directed to their dashboard for that week where you can add money to the store.
How do pre-orders work for 2021?
Those will be available to all overnight campers only. Orders will be placed in cabins prior to the camper's arrival. We are unable to exchange items if the items leave camp. If the items run out of stock, we would refund your money.
Does my camper need to bring anything for activities?
We provide all program supplies to campers. Example: bikes in trail biking, cameras in photography, supplies in arts & crafts. The only program that we'd prefer campers to be prepared for is riding boots for trail rides and Ranch Campers.
What if my camper wants to stay another week?
We are sold out for summer 2021! Parents can add their camper to the waitlist for any week for no additional cost. We'll call them if we are able to accommodate.
My camper is staying multiple weeks in a row, can I come visit during the weekend?
If campers are staying multiple weeks, they may be picked up to spend the day with a parent/guardian. Campers should be picked up at 8:00 AM or 12:00 PM and returned by 5:00 PM for dinner. If later than 5:00 PM then parents will need to make sure the campers are fed. All of this information should come to the office within 24 hours prior so we can make sure the camper is ready and staff is prepared. The camper will have their temperature taken upon arrival and be asked to wash their hands.
When is Overnight Camp Drop Off and Pick Up?
Can I send a care package with snacks?
You may send a care package but we ask that you do not send food with nuts or peanut butter. We have a number of food allergies in camp and work very hard to keep all campers safe and healthy. Additionally, please pack food in a sealed container and do not send excessive, which can attract wildlife visitors.
Care packages can be mailed or dropped off on Sunday for delivery mid-week. Camper's name and delivery day need to be clearly marked.
Do you accommodate Peanut Free Allergy children?
Yes, we are a nut-free facility.
Can LC’s and SIT’s drive themselves to camp?
No. All campers are minors and must be signed in and out by an adult.
Can my family come and tour the camp ground?
We typically host two open houses each year. You may also call the office to schedule a private tour.
How does the Day Camp Stay-Over work?
How does 3-Day Try-It Camp work?
What activities cost an additional fee?
What are LCs and SITs?
LC = Leadership Core (formerly Counselor-In-Training/CIT)
SIT = Staff-In-Training
Learn more about these programs below!
How many activities can campers choose?
Campers will pre-sign up for 3 activities. These activities are chosen during the registration process.
Campers will also have one daily choice option. This will give our campers a unique opportunity to experience more camp program offerings, explore camp and have time to connect with other campers outside of their cabin and program areas. We strongly believe that children thrive when they have the freedom to make their own choices.
What is “Open Period” and "Open Swim"?
Open Period is the opportunity for campers to try a program area that they had not previously signed up for. Campers are presented with a number of program options at every open period and have free choice to choose which activity they would like to try.
All programs on the waterfront will be open at this time for campers to choose from, except waterskiing. Camper’s swim period time will be based on their cabin and age. This will allow our campers plenty of time to enjoy the waterfront, which includes swimming, jumping off Coop’s Tower, boats/canoes/kayaks and Hezekiah’s Treasure Chest (snack store). The camp store is also open at this time.
Do overnight campers progress during their activities? What happens if they stay a 2nd or 3rd session?
Every program area requires a different level of skill and therefore achievement. Our program areas are designed for progression and skill development with multiple layers of programming. Campers that return for multiple weeks and even year after year are continually challenged to take their skill to a subsequent level of mastery while still being fun and engaging!
What happens if a camper does not pass their swim test?
We do offer swim lessons. Sailing & Waterskiing require the highest swim level. If your child does not pass the swim test they will be able to choose alternative activities and program fees will be refunded.
How long are the trail rides?
Trail rides are scheduled to last an hour. However, the first and last 15 minutes are instructional and safety based. The actual ride is 30 minutes long.
Can campers bring fans? Do you have air conditioning?
Only Leighton Lodge has air-conditioning to accommodate the Wellness Center that is located on the lower level of the building. Campers may bring fans but electrical outlets are limited. Counselors will open windows and help facilitate a more comfortable living environment during hot weather.
Can campers roommate together if they are different ages?
Campers can request to roommate with campers that are within 1 year of age of each other. A 12-year-old camper is very different than a 10-year-old camper and we work hard to ensure that cabins keep a tight age range to help facilitate friendships through shared experiences.
Which cabins will our campers be in?
Our youngest male campers stay in Baker/Cooper Lodge (Indoor Plumbing) and our youngest female campers stay in Morris Lodge (Indoor Plumbing). Our oldest male campers stay in the Hill Cabins (Bath House) and our oldest female campers stay in Leighton Lodge (Indoor Plumbing). SIT and LC stay in our brand new Tree House Village (Bath House). Our remaining camp population resides in our Traditional Stone Cabins (Bath House) on both the high and low road.
What if my child has a food allergy?
When and how can I communicate with my camper?
How do I update authorized pickups?
Please visit your account and click View Summer Camp Registrations > Select the Camper/Event to be Updated > Additional Questions > Camper Pickup
Please email the at email@example.com with any authorized pick-up changes.
Please note, IDs will be checked by staff before releasing campers.