WHAT TO PACK

Wondering what to pack for camp? We have compiled a quick list of the essentials you or your camper will need for their week of camp.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Camp Store and Snack Shack

The Camp Store and Snack Shack will be open during check in and departure, as well as several times throughout the week for our campers. Our Snack Shack has several different snacks, treats and drinks available for our campers. In the camp store you will find camp clothing, souvenirs, water bottles and other merchandise. Campers usually spend $20 to $30.  

Medical Information

All medications must be checked in with group leaders or TWM staff. They must come in the original bottle/package which clearly identifies the patient’s name, prescribing physicians name (if prescription), name of medication, dosage and frequency of use.  We assume that your group leaders will have this information and necessary forms. In cases where TWM staff is serving as camp counselors in cabins, Medication must be given to the proper staff at the time of check in and will be returned when you pick your camper up at the end of the week.

Training

Our counselors and activities staff receive training from professionals who we invite to campus.  They are trained in topics such as emergencies, CPR and First Aid, activity safety, as well as spiritual discipleship and evangelism.

Food & Dietary Info.

Food and medical issues need to be communicated to us at the time of registration through the forms provided. We ask that you communicate with us about these and related needs before you arrive with your camper.  There are alternative options available at every meal for campers with food sensitivities. However, those with severe allergies will need to make prior arrangements with us. Although we take great care and effort, we cannot guarantee the absence of cross contamination for food allergens.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are your emergency procedures?

We have policies in place for emergencies related to fire, weather, lost campers, evacuations, active shooters, and health emergencies. We also recognize our status as a mandated reporter of child abuse and have policies in place regarding that.

Can I request my child be in the same cabin as a friend?

Yes, while we cannot promise it will happen, we make every effort to put kids together in cabins when it is requested by both families on the registration forms. We cannot honor requests that are only made by one family.

Can my child arrive late or leave early?

We recommend, for the best experience possible, that your child remain at camp for the entire week. However, we realize that there may be reasons you need to pick up your child early or bring them late. If this is the case, please reach out to us and let us know. Registration fees will remain the same even if they come late or leave early.

How do you manage food allergies?

Food and medical allergies need to be communicated to us at the time of registration. We ask that you communicate with us about these allergies and related needs before you arrive with your camper. There are alternative options available at every meal for campers with food allergies.

What activities are available at camp?

A description of our activities can be found on our website. In addition, each week of camp will have games and activities unique to that camp group.

Do you give discounts for siblings?

Yes. Rates are specific to each session. Please contact us

Does my child need to bring spending money?

No, but you can put money on their account for the snack shack and camp store when you check them in, Our camp store and snack shack do not accept cash during Jr. and Middle school camp. Please do not send cash with your child.

Can my child bring a cell phone?

No, we ask campers to leave cell phones and electronics at home. You are welcome to write to or email your camper, however, and we will be sure they get it.

Do you perform background checks on your counselors/staff?

Yes, everyone 18 or older is checked against the National Sex Offender Registry.

What happens when we arrive at camp?

When you arrive at camp with your camper, your registration paperwork and payments should have all been completed online. You will need to check in with staff, get your child checked for head lice (state requirement), and visit our nurse and drop off medications if necessary. We then encourage parents to meet your child’s counselor and see the cabin in which they will be staying. This is a good time to address any questions or concerns that you may have about the week.

What if my child takes medication daily?

Specific camp staff will be assigned throughout the week and will be available to dispense medications as needed and prescribed. All medications (both prescription and over the counter) that your camper may need while at camp must be listed and have a recent signature of the camper's doctor before the camper can attend camp. All medications must come in the original bottle/package which clearly identifies the patient’s name, prescribing physicians name (if prescription), name of medication, dosage and frequency of use. Medication must be given to the staff at the time of check in and will be returned when you pick your camper up at the end of the week. We do not allow medications in cabins.

Is there a dress code?

We require modest dress but don’t have specific guidelines other than one-piece swimwear, no tight fitting or see through clothing. Staff will address any clothing deemed to be inappropriate.

What kind of clothes should my child bring?

Please send your child with old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or stained. They will need a mix of shorts, pants, sweatshirts, rain gear. The days are hot, but the evenings can get cool. Please make sure your child is prepared to be comfortable. Also your child needs to have sneakers. We do have a packing list available on our website.

Are there any discounts or scholarships available?

Discounts will be posted each year on our website along with our rates. Scholarships are considered based on need and go through an application process. Scholarship applications can be found on our website.

Can I write to my child?

Yes, and we encourage it! You can send letters via regular mail or email. You can also send care packages.