We hope you find this FAQ page informative. Below are some questions we regularly answer. If you have a question that is not listed below please let us know via email. We might add your question to the list!
Q: What is Jr. Camp? A: Imagine a 3 day, all day long VBS!
Q: When is Jr. Camp? A: July 17th, 18th, and 19th – (Monday-Wednesday) – Always the 3rd week in July.
Q: How much is camp per child? A: Jr. Camp is 100% FREE! We will accept donations but there is no charge for children to attend camp. Also, we do not charge a cancellation fee but do urge parents to let us know ASAP if your child will be unable to attend.
Q: What ages are allowed at camp? A: Camp is for 1st-5th graders. NOTE: Classes will be organized based on the grade your child COMPLETED THIS school year.
Q: What are the camp hours? A: 8:00am-5:00pm (Children may be dropped off as early 7:30am for breakfast.)
Q: Why do you have a student limit? A: 100 (20 children per grade) is currently the number of kids we can handle with the volunteers available. If we have reached our 20 children per class limit, we still urge parents to register their child as a waiting list is created.
Q: What will my child do at camp? A: Bible study, Singing & Dancing (Hand / Dance motions to songs), Swimming, Food & Snacks, Crafts, Inflatables, Laser Tag!
Q: Do class shifts take place to even out class size? A: With the new “20 child per grade level” policy we do not anticipate class shifts to take place.
Q: What if I register my child but must cancel due to scheduling conflicts or unforeseen circumstances? A: Currently, we do not charge a cancellation fee as we pride ourselves on giving the community a totally FREE camp. However, if your child is unable to attend for any reason at all or you have scheduled a vacation that conflicts with camp, PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP so that we might accept a child from the waiting list into camp! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel your child's registration.
Q: Why do you incorporate help from teen volunteers? A: Quite simply, teen volunteers are immensely valuable to the success of Jr. Camp! If not for our Youth it is safe to say there would be no Jr. Camp for your children to enjoy. Most of our teen helpers have been through several years of camp and know the “ins & outs” of the event. They are excited to meet your child and develop a friendship with each one. But most importantly, it is about our teens using their talents and abilities to serve the Lord!
Q: What does my child need for camp? A: Your child will need the following: BACKPACK (Bookbag) Change of Clothes. Clothes that you are willing to let them get dirty. Beach Towel Swimsuit Bible Sunscreen A desire to have lots of FUN!!! Q: Do I need to provide meals for my child? A: No, unless you feel your child may not like something we provide. Usually, breakfast consists of various biscuits from a local fast-food establishment, cereal, pop-tarts, milk, water, orange & apple juice. Lunch typically consists of chicken nuggets & french fries, pizza, and hamburgers. We also have a parent night event on Wednesday, serving hotdogs.
Q: Will my child be forced to participate in an event or activity? A: No. Child participation is the choice of the child. We feel that we provide activities that are fun for all children. We will encourage all children to participate, but we will never force a child to participate in any activity.
Q: I have heard of flour activities in past, what is that all about? A: In years past we included activities which involved water balloons and flour bombs. However, after receiving valuable feedback from parents, we have decided to discontinue any event that includes flour. We eliminated all flour activities as of 2017.
Q: What if my child takes medication throughout the day and will have to do so during camp? A: No problem! Our medical staff consists of veteran RNs and EMS staff that have taken time off from work to make sure your child stays safe and has their daily medication. (Provided that the information is supplied on the registration medical form.)
Q: Will my child be safe at camp? A: ABSOLUTELY! Along with the medical staff that is only a call or shout away, there are also an average of 2-3 adults and 1-2 teen helpers with each class to ensure you child has a great camp! A member of the medical staff also accompanies each class to events.
Q: If in the unlikely case my child is injured and/or requires medical assistance, what happens? A: We ask you to please provide your child’s insurance, Doctor, Dentist, and allergy information when they are registered. If your child has a minor injury during camp and they feel they can continue through the day, the necessary first aid and medication will be given to the child. A member of the medical staff will likely speak with the child’s parent upon pick up. In the unlikely case a child suffers a broken bone or other significant injury, the child’s emergency contact will be contacted, and the child may be transported to a medical facility if needed.
Q: I am concerned because my child may not know anyone and/or is shy. Should I be concerned? A: While every child is different, we have never seen a child that didn’t have a great time at camp. In most cases, children have “came out of their shell” and made quite a few new friends on the first day of camp – even during breakfast on day 1! Teen helpers will also work to learn more about each child at breakfast as well. Along with that we also plan a 15-30-minute session at the beginning of the first day where each individual class learns more about their camp counselors and each other. (No one is forced to talk during that time, they could be simply asked to tell everyone their name.)
Q: My child has a disability or impairment. Can they attend camp? A: We know each case is different and we desire to involve all children in Jr. Camp! With each case being different please contact email@example.com if you have any questions about your child participating in camp.
Q: Can my child be in class with their friend(s) if they are in different grade levels. A: In these rare cases, it is highly suggested you register your child for the grade in which their older friend(s) will be registered. This is much easier on the staff as opposed to transitioning a child to a new class on the first day of camp. Also, we must discourage registering a camper more than one grade higher than they completed in school as some events are planned around the grade and age of the specific class.
Q: May I volunteer at Jr. Camp? A: If you are a member of the Peace Haven church family, you may use the Peace Haven volunteer registration form to let us know you are willing to help. If you currently do not attend Peace Haven and would like to apply to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Will my child have a great time and be very, very tired at the end of the day? A: ABSOLUTELY! ☺
Q: Your camp has been a blessing to my child and my family! How can I donate to camp or help? A: We are happy to provide a 100% free camp to Wilkes county. As with any large event of this magnitude, there are significant cost involved when providing food, laser tag, transportation, etc. to your children. If you would like to donate in any way please email email@example.com to find out ways to give.
Again, If you have a question that is not listed please let us know via email. We might add your question to the list!