Homesickness. We have had an increasing problem with parents talking their children into being homesick. A week at camp is designed to help a child gain self-confidence. Please help them grow, it will strengthen your relationship and better prepare them for the world.
Cell Phones. Cell phones are the single most disruptive force in camp. If your child cannot stay at camp without a cell phone then they cannot stay at camp.
Cabin Buddies. If two children both request to be in the same cabin, Camp Shalom will honor this request. Parents please consider ALL the children at camp when requesting cabin buddies. We try to break-up groups of 6 or 7 friends into two different cabins because it is not fair to the campers not connected to this group.
Mistakes in cabin assignments are occasionally made, but solutions are always found. Be patient and talk with someone on the leadership staff. We will work together to fix a problem.
Email sent to campers at camp is more expensive, labor intensive, time demanding, and unreliable than parents realize. Camp Shalom is not able to handle email messages to campers.
Parents are welcome to send their children care packages while at camp. However, we ask you to be considerate of other campers in the cabin group. Please avoid sending items designed only for your child’s friends or a small portion of the group. Try to make it for the whole cabin.
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Total payment of a session is due prior to your child’s arrival at camp. Payments can be dropped off, mailed in, or processed online. If mailed, they must be sent to our Davenport office.
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Drop-off Gear and park car at designated area.
Outpost/Adventure Trip campers go to the climbing wall area. Youth Camp, Mini Camp, Music Camp and Senior High campers go to the Shower House area.
Register camper and Health Screening. All campers must literally “check-in” at the registrar’s table in the Program Center. Before we can accept your child they must have health screening. A nurse will be responsible for this screening and documenting any medication or special health concerns. Bring all medications to your child’s health screening. Medications must be in properly labeled and sealed containers.
Meet counselor and join group.
Time: 11:30 am
Pick-up Gear and park car in the same place you dropped off gear. Outpost/Adventure Trip campers go to the climbing wall area. Youth Camp, Mini Camp, Music Camp, and Senior High campers go to the Shower House area.
Closing Worship is at 11:30 am. Parents are encouraged to attend and participate.
Medications. Remember to pick-up your child’s medications.
Lost and Found. Check lost and found before leaving camp.
Sign-out your child with their counselor.
Overpayment: Refunds for overpayment can be given as a check/credit card refund, applied to a store purchase or given back as a donation. Overpayment refunds expire at the start of the new calendar year. Notification of overpayment will be given via email.
Cancellation Refunds: A total refund (less the $75 non-refundable deposit) will be granted if there is another camper to take your child’s spot. If there is no camper to take your child’s place, a refund cannot be given after June 1st. The $75 deposit is non-refundable regardless of whether there is someone to take your child’s place in a session.
Expiration: At the end of the calendar year, refunds become donations to camp. Registration fees cannot be transferred to a summer camp session in the next calendar year.