We've provided answers to some common questions below. If you don't find the answer you're looking for here, please feel free to contact Brielle Davis.
What time should I bring my child to camp each morning?
On Monday morning (June 17), you may bring your child as early as 8:15 a.m. Because it will be the first day of the camp, you will need to come inside with your child for check-in. Please expect a brief wait in line. At this time, kids will receive their T-shirts and wristbands, and parents will receive a parent security pass. We ask that campers wear their shirts to camp each day and keep the wristbands on for the entire week.
Tuesday through Friday (June 18-21), you will not need to come in to check in your child. You can drop them off any time after 8:30 a.m. in the drop-off loop outside of the main lobby. Each day's program begins at 9 a.m.
When do I pick up my child from camp?
Please plan to pick up your child promptly at noon in the auditorium each day. There will be one point of entry where you will need to present your security pass. If you lose your security pass, you will need to request a new pass at the Help Desk (located at the welcome center in the church lobby). For security reasons, you will be asked to present a valid photo ID that matches the name of the parent listed on the registration form.
If you need to pick up your child early, please check in at the Help Desk. Your child will be brought there and officially signed out to you.
Can I have someone else pick up my child from camp?
Yes, but they must have the security pass with them. If they do not have the security pass, we will not release your child to them. Each child has a unique security pass that is issued to their parent when they are dropped off on the first day of camp. If we need to contact a parent to verify a non-parent’s permission to pick up a child, we will only be able to do so with phone number(s) supplied by the parent when he/she registered the child.
What should my child bring to camp?
The kids participate in indoor and outdoor games like dodgeball and capture the flag. They should wear running shoes and comfortable clothes.
Children should not bring items that they need to carry (bags, purses, iPods, etc.) They won't be able to hold these items during the games and they will likely be lost. If your child needs to have an item with them for medical reasons (e.g. EpiPen), you can check these items into the medical station in the morning.
Do you have a medical station on the premises?
Yes, each day there is a certified medical professional onsite to treat any injuries or illnesses. The medical station is located in the Discovery Land office (also Family Paging), down the left hallway as you stand in the main lobby facing the bookstore. Look for the corresponding “Discovery Land offices” sign.
Do you serve the children snacks?
We do not serve children a daily snack. We provide water and Gatorade during game time. On Friday, we do serve ice cream after the race. If you have any concerns about this, please let us know. We have made preparations for allergy-safe and all-natural options to be available on Friday. There will be no nut-based ingredients, and children whose registration notes a dairy allergy will automatically be assigned the dairy-free option. If you would like your child to receive the allergy-safe option but did not note this on their registration, please contact us by phone or e-mail.
Are parents allowed to stay and watch?
We welcome parents to watch their kids participate in the camp. For safety reasons, we ask that you have your security pass with you at all times. If one of our security staff asks you to present your security pass and you do not have it, we will ask you to go to the Help Desk and have a new pass issued (with the proper identification), or leave the property.
What games will the kids play?
Throughout the week, campers will compete in group games both indoors and outdoors. Our 2013 games still have yet to be determined, but they typically consist of things like dodgeball, capture the flag, relay races, etc.