You are already registered and counting down the days until camp! Now what?
- Check out these links about preparing your daughter for camp – http://www.campparents.org/homesickness
Please note our new lice policy:
Because lice spreads quickly and easily in a community living environment, we check heads at registration as a means of prevention. If your daughter is found to have lice, she will not be able to stay at camp.
IF her hair is treated at home to eradicate the lice and IF there is room the second week of camp, she can change her registration to the second week. Otherwise, her fees will be refunded, except for the $50 non-refundable deposit.
Therefore, PLEASE have your daughter’s head checked for lice a week or two before camp starts so that it can be treated if necessary. The treatment and checking and rechecking and laundering of clothing and bedding is time-consuming, and our camp staff does not have the time or resources to carry out such treatment.
- A physical examination is NOT However, a parent or guardian must complete the health questionnaire at campdoc.com. Please pay close attention to the immunization history.
- Because camp is a structured, learning environment, we recommend that A.D.D. children who take medication during the school year continue it during their week at camp.
- All medicine is given to the camp nurse and is distributed as needed. A registered nurse will be at camp, and parents will be contacted if a camper should require treatment by a physician or infirmary care for more than a 24-hour period.
- MEDICATIONS MUST BE IN THEIR ORIGINAL PRESCRIPTION BOTTLES!!!
- It would be helpful if vitamins and other supplements were NOT sent to camp to add to the nurse’s workload.
- Each camper turns in all her spending money to the Business Manager during registration. Whatever a camper spends during the week is subtracted from her account, and the remainder is returned at the close of camp.
- Some of the items for sale in the Tuck Shop are stuffed animals, water bottles, drawstring backpacks, postage stamps, postcards, jewelry, and small toys. Also offered in restricted quantity are candy, pop, and ice cream.
- An offering is collected each week for a missionary from our camp or other specific need. Parents may want to discuss with their daughters an amount that would be appropriate if they want to contribute.
Mark your items clearly and remember to bring everything home that you brought with you. Writing your name on your belongings is a good idea!
- Tennis shoes are great at camp.Bring at least one pair of enclosed, hard sole shoes. Sports sandals must be sturdy with straps. Flip-flops and flimsy sandals are only to be worn to the pool and the shower house.
- spending money (turn in to the Business Manager on Registration Day)
- Bible, notebook, pencil
- Stationery, stamps, envelopes
- Sleeping bag or bedroll, twin sheets recommended
- Ground cloth – waterproof
- Camera – optional (no cell phones)
- Insect repellent
- Glasses / contacts
- Comb & brush
- Soap & shampoo
- Toothbrush / paste
- Washcloths & towels
- Swimsuit (modest) & beach towel
- Shirts, tops
- Pants, jeans, shorts
- Socks – lots
- Tennis shoes or hard sole shoes (required)
- Sandals for pool/shower
- Sweats, jacket
- Dirty clothes bag
LOST & FOUND
If your daughter does not get home with everything she took to camp, check with Krista Crank at 816-225-5269. Items will be held for only one month after camp.
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
- NO expensive clothes (this is camp!)
- NO ipods
- NO cell phones
- NO other electronic equipment
- NO magazines or posters
- NO gum, candy, or food
- NO cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs
- NO bikinis
- NO camisole-style tank tops or half-shirts
- NO clothing with inappropriate slogans
- NO weapons of any kind
- NO pets
The camp insurance does NOT cover personal equipment for sports or musical instruments. Such items are brought in at your own risk and must be stored according to safety regulations.
If an Explorer must drive herself to camp, her car must be parked and the keys turned in to the camp office until camp is over.
A letter or card is ALWAYS welcome at camp. The address is:
Your daughter’s name
c/o Camp Cumcito
13220 Mission Rd.
Warsaw, MO 65355
- Write soon and often! However, please DO NOT send food or candy.
- If an emergency should occur at home, you may contact your camper through the camp office: (660) 438-5253.
- No outgoing calls are allowed except in extreme circumstances.
- No visitors are allowed during the week except in extreme circumstances and must be cleared with the director.
ARRIVING AT CAMP
Check-in time is 2:30-4:00 pm on Sunday.
Parents: please keep all vehicles on the gravel road as much as possible. Pull over to one side to park for registration.
- Bring spending money and all medications to the registration area in the new Dining Hall. Please park in front of the chapel.
- Register with the Registrar and Business Manager and follow their instructions.
- Heads will be checked for lice. Please have clean hair. Please consider having your camper’s head checked prior to coming to camp to allow time for at-home treatment if needed.
- Take your belongings to the cabin.
- Meet your counselor and cabin mates and have a good week!
At 4 pm camp officially begins! At that time campers are with their cabins, and all visitors should depart.
Camp is over at 10 A.M. on Saturday. If you would like to hear the campers sing in the Goodbye Circle, come at 9:45 to the meadow by the swimming pool.
Meet your daughter after the campers are finished singing in the Goodbye Circle.
- Go directly to your camper’s cabin to checkout and pick up her remaining spending money and medications and to sign the camper release form.
- Pack up ALL her belongings. Glance at the clothesline and please double check to make sure you have EVERYTHING.
- The tuck shop will be open for cash sales and any target-sport awards your camper may have earned will be available for purchase outside the tuck shop.
- Drive home sharing about the memories made and start planning for next year! 😉