Resident Camp Frequently Asked Questions
- Will my daughter be able to call home?
- What is a typical day like at camp?
- Are you able to accommodate special dietary needs?
- Can my daughter bring a cell phone, iPod, Kindle, etc.?
- How will medications be administered while at camp?
- Are bathrooms available?
- Where will the campers be staying while at camp?
- What qualifications do camp staff have?
- When is check-in and check-out?
- What paperwork do I need for Resident Camp?
Will my daughter be able to call home?
We want your camper to be able to focus on her experience at camp, so as a general rule we do not want to allow campers to call home. However, some parents enjoy getting updates on their campers during their time at camp so they have a peace of mind. If your daughter is struggling during her time at camp, her counselor will notify the camp director. The camp director will contact you to set up a plan to make sure your daughters stay successful.
What is a typical day like at camp?
7:45 a.m. Flag Ceremony
8 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Hiking/Nature Exploration
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Activity of choice
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Reading time/quiet time
2:30 – 4 p.m. Swimming/Boating
4- 5 p.m. Showers
5 – 7 p.m. Cookout
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Activity of choice
8:30 – 10 p.m. Quiet hours and bedtime (varies by age)
Are you able to accommodate special dietary needs?
We are, though we do ask that you include that information on your daughter’s health paperwork and notify the Camp Director 2 weeks prior to the first day of your registered program so we have time to work with our kitchen staff to ensure we have the appropriate food available.
Can my daughter bring a cell phone, iPod, Kindle, etc.?
It is important to us that your camper is invested in her camp experience, and leaves camp with fun memories and new friends. To assist with this, we ask that all cell phones, iPods Kindles, etc. be left at home. Cell phone intended to be used as a camera will be treated as a cell phone. It any electronics brought to camp will be collected by the Camp Director and kept until check-out. Campers wanting to take pictures while at camp may bring a digital camera, we recommend bringing a disposable camera.
How will medications be administered while at camp?
All medications – both prescription and over the counter will be administered by the camp’s Health Officer.
Are bathrooms available?
Bathrooms are available at or near all program areas, lodges, and tent units.
Where will the campers be staying while at camp?
Lodging assignments are assigned depending on the age group. 1- 3 Graders will stay in hard – sided lodging. 4 and up will have different lodging options depending on the camp that camper is attending.
What qualifications do camp staff have?
All of our specialized staff go through an advanced staff training where they are able to certify or re-certify as a lifeguard, climbing facilitator, and archery facilitator. Staff are or become certified in CPR and First Aid. All staff attend a week and a half pre-camping training during which they learn about guidelines for the State of Michigan Camp License. They also learn about all specialized program areas, emergency protocols, behavior management, camp traditions, ice breakers, games and songs, etc.
When is check-in and check-out?
Check-In will be from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on the first day of the program
Check-Out will start at 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the program, with a parent program beginning at 5 p.m. The individual that is picking up the camper but provide a valid ID (Ages 18 and up) which matches the name/s on the release form.
What paperwork do I need for Resident Camp?
Medication Record (if needed)
Camper Release Form
About Your Daughter Form
About You Form
Adventure and Equestrian Waivers (as needed)