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How to Prepare for Camp

What To Bring

  • Bible, notebook, pencil or pen

  • Envelopes & stamps if your camper wants to write home

  • Bed clothing (pillow, sleeping bag/sheets & blankets)

  • Toilet articles (shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, washcloth, towels, comb, etc.)

  • Flashlight and batteries

  • Clean clothing for each day (remember it can occasionally get cold at night in the mountains - toss in a sweatshirt and long pants just in case)

  • Sneakers and sandals (Crocs are convenient - but please send adequate running shoes as well)

  • Swimming suit, beach towel, water shoes and sunscreen

  • Bug repellent

  • Please Note: Laundry facilities are NOT available for campers.

What NOT To Bring

  • Any Electronic Devices (i.e. IPods, Tablets)

  • Cell Phones 

  • Spending Money

General Rules

  • Every person must follow the camp schedule.

  • Attendance at classes, devotionals and recreational activities is required unless excused by the director.

  • All campers must be in their quarters during rest, study and sleeping periods.

  • Hiking will be in groups with counselor-approved supervision.

  • All campers and staff members must adhere to the camp dress code.

  • Tobacco, alcohol or other drugs are not permitted at camp (this does not include prescriptions from your physician).

  • All medicines must be turned in to the camp nurse at registration, the first day you come to camp.

  • Any sickness or injury must be reported to the camp nurse or camp director.

  • Campers are not to keep pets, have guns, hatchets, knives or any other weapon at camp.

  • Defacing/destruction of property or wildlife is prohibited.

  • The camp fee must be paid in full upon arrival at camp for registration.

  • Campers, staff, parents and friends are encouraged to limit telephone calls into or out of camp. There is only one telephone line into the camp and this should be kept open for emergencies.

  • The director and his staff have the right to send any person home if, in their opinion, this action is deemed necessary for the health and safety of the individual or the rest of those attending camp.

  • If a camper has a car at camp, he/she or their friends are not permitted to use the car. Keys must be turned over to the camp director when they arrive.

  • Please make sure you have given the camp staff a current phone number and emergency contact. We must have this in order for you child to stay at camp.


Dress Code

  • In view of the outdoor activities at camp, it is required that all campers and staff members wear clothing that will adequately cover and protect the body.

  • Because we believe that a Christian camp should emphasize Christian principles, including modesty of dress, ALL CLOTHING must befit Christian standards, yet be in keeping with the camp surroundings and activities. 

  • No revealing shirts and no short shorts are allowed. 

  • SHOES MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES WHEN OUTSIDE OF THE CABINS (except for the swimming pool area)

  • A banquet will be held at the end of the sixth week of camp. Campers may wish to bring dress clothes for this event.


Camper Behavior Agreement

Please review the Camper Behavior Agreement before arriving to camp. Campers must agree to follow these rules in order to attend camp.


Medical Information Review

Please review the Medical Information Review before arriving to camp. After the Registrar sends an Enrollment Confirmation email, you will be able to access "Forms" on the "Parent Dashboard" (permission forms and medical forms).


Camp WaMaVa's Cell Phone Policy

Please read Camp WaMaVa's Cell Phone Policy.

Expectations From Counselors

In addition to hiring counselors who embody Camp WaMaVa's mission to provide a safe environment where each camper is appreciated, where play is important, where lifelong friendships are forged, and where a relationship with God is strengthened, our counselors are also CPR certified and background checked. The full details of our counselor expectations can be read in the WaMaVa Counselor Handbook

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