Q? – HOW DO YOU GET ON THE WAITING LIST?
A. – If our camp is full when you go to register, simply fill out the online registration and pay your $25 deposit and that will automatically put you on the waiting list. The deposit is usually non-refundable but in this case it will be refunded if your child does not get in. We usually have a handful of campers who have to cancel throughout the year so we are often able to accept campers on the waiting list.
Q? – WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
A. – We will refund your $25 deposit only if you apply and there are no more openings. If you have registered and then cancel, your $25 deposit goes into our scholarship fund to help those with needs to be able to attend.
Any additional payments (above the $25 deposit) will be refunded if the camper cancels before May 15th. If a cancellation occurs after that time, all payments are forfeited and put in our scholarship fund.
Q? – DO YOU OFFER GROUP DISCOUNTS?
A. – Sorry, but our rates are already steeply discounted (about one 1/2 the normal summer camp rate).
Q? – WHEN WILL I HAVE TO MAKE FINAL PAYMENT?
A. – We require the final payment by May 1. Payments are made through the account you set up at www.campdoc.com at registration.
Q? – WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE LIKE?
A. – On a typical camp day this would be the schedule:
7:30a – 8:15a Drop off and snacks
8:30a – 9:15a Pep Rally
9:30a – 10:30a Activitiy Block
10:45a – 11:45a Activity Block
12:00p – 1:30p Lunch & Gym Time
1:45p – 2:45p Activity Block
3:00p – 4:00p Activity Block
4:00p – 4:30p Snack Break
4:30p – 5:30p Activity Block
5:30p – 6:15p Pick Up
Q? – CAN I PICK UP MY CHILD EARLY?
A. – If your child is to be picked up early we would like to know in advance and prefer it to be during the 4:00-4:30 pm snack time.
Q? – DO YOU HAVE A CAMP STORE?
A. – We do not have a camp store.
Q? – DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
A. – We accept all major credit cards or checks.
Q? – HOW MANY CAMPERS DO YOU ACCEPT?
A. – Only 100. Given our incredible value we expect to fill up FAST.
Q? – DO YOU POST PHOTOS WHEN KIDS ARE AT CAMP?
A. – We have a private Facebook Group for sharing photos with relatives. We usually post up to 100 photos a day during camp so you can see the great fun everyone is having. PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP
Q? – CAN PARENTS STAY DURING THE DAY?
A. – For safety and security of the campers we only allow volunteers who have signed up to work who have passed background and reference checks. You are welcome to sign up to volunteer.
Q? – DO YOU OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR YOUTH WITH FINANCIAL NEEDS?
A. – We have LIMITED scholarships you can apply for. If you are in serious financial need for a partial scholarship please contact us. Additionally, check out our FUNDRAISING IDEAS.
Q? – WHAT IS THE CAMPER TO STAFF RATIO?
A. – We have 2 counselors with every group of 10 campers plus additional support staff.
Q? – I AM CONCERNED FOR MY CHILD’S SAFETY. WHAT MEASURES DO YOU TAKE?
A. – We have a camp health center which usually includes several medical professionals (doctors and nurses) on staff and we have a rule that no staff member is allowed to be alone with any camper at any time. Of course, there are other safety and security measures we have in place to provide a loving, yet safe environment for campers.
Q? – WHAT GROUP RUNS YOUR CAMP?
Q? – CAN MY CHILD BRING A CELL PHONE TO CAMP?
A. – All electronics are checked in with the office upon arrival. Campers are welcome to use the office phone to call home during free time if needed.
After each camp day each day the campers will have their phones returned to them.
Q? – WHO ATTENDS CAMP?
A. – The goal of Camp Athens is for our camp to reflect the beautiful diversity of our area. We have youth of all colors and economic backgrounds. There are Christians and youth of other faiths too. We love them all.
Q? – WHAT IF MY CHILD TAKES MEDICINE?
A. – Parents will turn in all medicine to the Health Center and our health care providers will dispense the medicine based on the instructions. Campers are not allowed to hold onto their own medicine with the exception of inhalers or epi-pens but they can also elect to have their counselors keep them in their backpacks.
Q? – DO YOU OFFER ANYTHING FOR KIDS OLDER THAN 13?
A. – Youth older than 13 are welcome to apply to be one of our camp volunteers. We also run an adventure based sleep-away camp near Asheville for High School students, Check out Higher Ground Adventures.
Q? – DO YOU HAVE OTHER COMMENTS/QUESTION?