Camp Wamava is a Christian Camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia


Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is my registration number?


Your registration number indicates the order in which you’ll register on your 1st day of camp. The lower the number, the sooner you’ll register. You’ll receive this number via email from the Registrar once your application is processed. The registration order will also be posted on the mess hall during registration.

Am I to pay the $280 in addition to the $75 deposit?


No. The cost to attend camp is $280 per week ($260 if you’re paid in full by May 1st). A $75 deposit is required to process your application and receive a registration number. The balance of the camper fee is due on Registration day (or by May 1st if you wish to receive the $20 discount).

My child will be staying for 2 weeks.
Do I need a registration number for the 2nd week that my child is going to be at camp?

No. You only go through the registration process once (on your child’s first day). When your child’s second week starts, he/she will already be registered in camp. Your child will remain in the same cabin for the 2nd week.

Does my child need any money?

No. The camper fee provides everything you need for camp (including a WaMaVa T-shirt & canteen privileges). There is nothing for your child to purchase during the week.

Can he/she bunk with his/her friend?


Camp WaMaVa cannot guarantee cabin/bunk assignments. Cabin assignments are chosen by the campers in the order they’re registered. It’s the only way to make it fair to everyone. Your friend’s cabin may be full before your registration number is called. We encourage you and your friends to register early in order to bunk together in the cabin of your choice. Even so, a camper can bunk with one other friend if he/she didn't register early, but there may be limited cabin choices to accommodate this.

Can he be with the same counselor that he had last year?


Even if your previous counselor is returning this summer…again, we cannot guarantee cabin assignments. Register early.

What if I need to pick them up before Sat AM?

Please inform your child’s counselor and the camp director if you need to pick up your child prior to Saturday AM.

I cannot bring my child until after 5pm Sunday. Where do I register when I arrive at camp?

If you arrive at camp after the registration period, locate the camp Director to register.

Is there a Bible my child can use? Does it matter what version?

We encourage your child to bring a Bible in a version he/she can understand. We have extra Bibles at camp if your child needs one.

Can I call my child to see how he/she is getting along?

Camp WaMaVa only has one phone line. Therefore, it is reserved for emergency use only. We encourage you to email your child or send letters/postcards.  Emails and letters are distributed twice a day during lunch and dinner mealtimes.

How can my child get in touch with me?

In case of emergency, we will contact you by the phone number provided on the application. Otherwise, your child can contact you via mailed letters. Please provide your child with stationery and stamps if he/she would like to write home.

If my child is camping consecutive weeks, do I need to pick up him/her the Saturday of the first week and then return the next day?

Yes. All two-week campers must go home Saturday (pickup between 9-11am) and return Sunday (between 2-4pm) for their second week. You will not need to register again for the 2nd week.

What if my child doesn't like the meals being served?


We offer at least 3-4 dishes at every meal. There is always a fruit and/or vegetable offered. If a camper does not care for any given meal, Cheerios are available at breakfast and PB&J is available at lunch/dinner. This is neither too prevalent that you should worry about your child eating PB&J all week, nor is it too rare that your child would feel out of place for requesting the alternative. We keep our menu kid-friendly.

My child has special dietary needs, how will that be handled at camp?

We are limited in our ability to accommodate special dietary needs. We cannot prepare specialized meals given our kitchen and staffing constraints. We have a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and shelving area in the Mess Hall that are available to campers. If your child has special dietary needs, you may send alternative food items as long as they fit on the shelves or in the fridge. They must either be ready-to-eat out of the box or able to be cooked in a microwave. Campers must be able to prepare the items themselves. If you have any questions about the menu or further requests for your child's food needs, please see the director on Registration Day.

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