Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions
What is the total cost per person and what does it include?
Total cost is $309 and $299 for 4th of July Week and it includes activities, room and board (4 nights lodging and 11 meals), camp materials, and camp T-Shirt.
When is the total cost due?
Deposit Deadline: February 15th (will receive deposits as long as space is available)
Written Commitment (NEW!): April 15. This year, we will implement a new deadline to help us have a more firm idea of final numbers for camp and to open up space for our ever growing waiting list. Churches must submit in our new commitment form their final numbers that they are financially committing to. Final Balances are not due until June 1st, but confirmed numbers are due April 15th. Total payment is expected after April 15th regardless of any drops you may see.
Balance Deadline: June 1. This balance will be due in full on this day, but any drops should have happened on April 15th. We will receive registrations until all weeks are full. First come first served. If final balance payments are not received by June 1st in full, a late fee of $5 per day per registration will be charged.
Where is camp located?
Camp is located on the campus of Anderson University in Anderson, SC.
Can I register without a deposit? And do I need names to register?
If there is available space after February 15th, you must pay $50 per person at the moment you register. And no, we will not need names. All we need to register is a total number (including all chaperones and campers).
When do I receive camp paperwork?
We usually post our camp packets around the beginning of March. This allows us time to finalize our activities, schedules, and any other changes for camp.
What if someone backs out? Do I get their deposit back or can I transfer it to the remaining balance?
Unfortunately, no. However, you can replace that person with someone else and transfer their deposit to the other person. And if you let us know before the June 1st deadline, you will not be charged the remaining balance for that person.
Will I be able to add to my group total?
As long as there is space available. If there isn’t space available, we can always put them down on a waiting list.
What is the age limit for camp?
Campers need to be at least 11 yrs (typically rising 7th graders) to graduating seniors. College students are welcome to attend as chaperones. Churches that welcome rising 6th graders are welcome to bring them to camp as well!
Can I come to camp as an individual or with a small group that is not a church?
Yes and no. As long as you have a chaperone, we will welcome any group regardless of size. Unfortunately, we cannot have any teenagers unchaperoned.
What about Day Campers?
Unfortunately, we cannot take day campers. Any person desiring to come to camp must have a chaperone and has to participate in the entire week.
What are the accommodations like?
You will be staying in college dormitories. Most rooms are double occupancy and have two beds, two desks, two chairs, and two dressers. (There are a few one and three person rooms on campus that we use.) Bathrooms vary based on each dorm. (Some rooms have private baths, some share with the room next to it, and some have hallway baths shared by all.) You will need to bring your own linens to fit a twin size bed.
What if someone in my group has special needs?
If you will let us know in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, we will try to meet those needs. Anderson University is a Handicap Accessible University, including dorm rooms.
How many chaperones do I need to bring and what are their responsibilities?
You will need to bring 1 chaperone for every 8 teenagers. This needs to be separate for both males and females. Their responsibilities are to make sure that all of your teenagers are getting to where they need to be throughout the day. They are also there to help advise and counsel your teenagers with their daily walks with Christ. Throughout the day, chaperones will participate in all activities (besides tournaments) as if they were a camper themselves. You must have at least one male and one female chaperone if your group contains both genders.