POLICIES & FAQ
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY SEND MY CHILD TO CAMP?
Summer Camp is a life-changing experience. In our world today that is constantly connected and on-call, camp offers kids the opportunity to disconnect from everyday life and connect deeper with God. Kids will experience God's creation, create new friendships, experience new activities, and leave on-fire for God. Our desire is that their camp experience will live on into their home, school, and church life after coming to WCSC.
DO WE OFFER ANY SCHOLARSHIPS OR DISCOUNTS?
Yes! We understand that not everyone can afford the cost of camp. Camp is an investment. But we don't want anyone to be turned away from an experience at camp because of finances. We have multiple different discounts and a scholarship fund that helps countless kids come to camp that otherwise wouldn't be able to. Please click here.
CAN MY CHILD COME WITH A FRIEND?
Of Course! Campers can request Cabin Mates on the registration form in the "note" section. We will house up to 12 friends together in a cabin.
WHICH WEEK OF CAMP SHOULD I CHOOSE?
All of our camps are Age-Graded to meet your child at the developmental stage that they are at. Activities and lessons are scaled to create the greatest impact possible. Find the week of camp that fits your child's age and read the descriptions for information about that week. You can also call or email our office and we would be happy to talk with you about what each week offers.
MY CHILD HAS FOOD ALLERGIES, WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
We are happy to accommodate some dietary needs and restrictions that our guests may have. If your allergy/dietary restrictions please inform us at least one week prior to your child's week of camp.
MY CHILD HAS DAILY OR NECESSARY MEDICATION, WHAT DO WE DO?
All summer we have a trained nurse, certified as required by the State of Indiana, that is in charge of managing and dispensing medications to campers as well as attending to any unfortunate bumps or scraps that may happen.
Please list those medications and dosages on the registration form and bring the medication (in its original container) with you when you check-in to camp.
All medications will be returned when the camper checks-out of camp.
DO WE HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING UPFRONT FOR REGISTRATION?
Yes, there is a $25 non-refundable deposit when you sign up your child for camp. The balance will be due the day of your child's arrival. You may choose at any time to pay your balance online by logging in.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY?
There is a $25 non-refundable deposit when you sign up your child for camp.
If you take your take your child home early at any point of the camp week, you are not obligated to the full camp fee.
MY CHILD DOES NOT HAVE ANY IMMUNIZATIONS, CAN THEY STILL COME TO CAMP?
Yes they can. While we highly recommend that your child is immunized to decrease the risk of any potential illnesses that may come onto campus during the summer, your child does not need to have the immunizations in order to attend camp.
WHAT IS YOUR BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT POLICY?
At camp we have a zero tolerance for behaviors like bullying, threat to harm self or others, theft, and assault.
If a situation arises, the camper will be removed from the situation and have a conversation to recontract for future behavior. If the behavior persists, parents will be contacted to make a plan to move forward.
At no point will a camper be deprived of food, sleep or basic needs and corporal punishment will never be used. We expect 2 things from every camper, Respect for self and others and Responsibility for their own actions.
HOW DO YOU HANDLE HOMESICKNESS?
We know that because many kids are away from home for the first time they may have a difficult time missing family and we desire to create a safe environment where they feel heard, loved and cared for.
We train our staff to look for signs of homesickness and how to have conversations and redirect camper’s attention in positive ways. If a camper has a hard time engaging in camp our staff will contact parents to work together and decide on a course of action.
Unless there is an issue where the camper is no longer physically safe or threathening the phyiscal safety of other campers, we highly discourage campers talking to their parents during their camp experience.
Your trust in us is extremely important and we understand that campers are able to open up emotionally, socially, and spiritually better if they are fully immersed in the camp experience and not contacting home.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
The best way for you to sign up for Summer Camp is online. Click "Register Now"!
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