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What should I send with my 1st-2nd grade day camper?
Your child will need to bring the following items to Day Camp
- One-piece swimming suit (tankinis are acceptable)
- Beach towel
- Bible, pen, and paper.
Is there a dress code at Round Lake?
My child has special needs and will require special assistance, can he/she come to camp?
Are campers allowed to use the telephone?
Campers are not permitted to make phone calls unless it is an emergency determined by the Dean or Camp Coordinator.
Please remember to leave all camper cell phones at home before coming to camp.
Can I take my camper directly to Wilderness Camp?
Wilderness Camp is 50 minutes South of Round Lake (Lakeville). If you live within 45 minutes of North Eastern Licking County (Martinsburg/Fallsburg area), you would be better off taking your camper straight to Wilderness Camp. If Round Lake (Lakeville) is closer, the Camp will transport your camper to the Wilderness Camp. You must be pre-registered and paid in full before you transport your camper direct to the Wilderness site is Licking County. Please contact the camp office and let them know you will be going directly to theWilderness Camp site.
Wilderness Camp Address:
11841 Rock Run Road,, Frazeyburg, OH 43822
How do I register online?
I am interested in serving in a summer camp session, how do I get my name on the list to serve?
What do I bring to Camp?
Check List for Main Camp
- Sheets, pillow, blanket or sleeping bag.
- Casual and recreational clothing.
- Bible, note pad and pencil/pen.
- Money for Missions.
- Money for the camp store (Canteen)
- Toiletries, personal items and towels.
- One-piece modest swimsuit or tankini, sandals and beach towel.
- Other items to consider would be camera, flashlight, insect repellent, jacket or sweatshirt, rain poncho.
Check List for Wilderness Camp
- Pillow, sleeping bag and extra blanket
- Sleeping pad or small air mattress
- Small Bible, note pad with pen/pencil
- Extra socks, shirts and under garments
- Long pants for hiking along with everyday summer clothes
- Jacket or sweatshirt, bandanna/hat
- Dirty clothes bag (please do not use black trash bags)
- Comfortable hiking shoes and shoes for wearing in the creek
- One-piece modest swimsuit or tankini
- Towels/washcloths, toiletries, soap that floats (Ivory)
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Small day pack and water bottle
- Rain poncho, insect repellent, camera (optional)
When are swimming and boating allowed?
What do I need to know as a parent of a first-time camper?
I'm concerned about my child becoming homesick. What can you tell me to ease my fear?
It is true that some children become homesick. Very few campers need to return home before the end of camp because they're involved in so many activities from morning to evening. Often, a camp session is harder on parents, who may be absent from their child for the first time. As you encourage your child to attend camp, don't talk about how you will miss them or ask them if they will miss you (yes, they will miss you). Camp helps children develop some life skills. Allow them to grow; do not encourage them to call home.If a problem arises that needs your involvement, you will be called.
My child is nervous about attending camp for the first time. What can I do?
The best thing you can do is encourage them to invite a friend to attend the same camp session. Many churches encourage their camper-aged children and teens to attend camp during the same session, but when this is not possible, it is still fantastic to enjoy camp with a special friend. Many of our churches encourage this by paying a portion of the camper's tuition as well as that of a friend (and some pay the entire cost)!
What activities happen at camp?
|Teaching||Canoes , Kayaks and Row Boats||Waterslide|
|Bible Memorization||Paddle Boats||Rock Wall (7th-12th grade)|
|Campfire||Pontoon Boat||Archery (5th-12th Grade|
|Crazy Games||Laser Tag (7th-12th grade)||Pottery Classes (7th-12th grade)|
|Swimming||Sling Shot Range (4th-6th grade)||Group Initiatives|
|Carpetball||Jet Ski Rides (7th-12th grade)||Hiking (Wilderness)|
|Small & Large group||Tubing (7th-12th grade)||Rappelling (Wilderness)|
|Interaction||The "Blob" (7th-12th grade)||Zip Line (Wilderness)|
My child is interested in a wilderness camp program. How does wilderness camp differ from a program at the main camp or Lodge facilities?
The setting is used to “show off” God’s creativity. Teaching will be done in unique places, such as Ott Rock, Star Gaze Hill, and Buzzard’s Rock. Housing is in tents on gravel platforms. Activities include rappelling, archery, hiking, zip line and others depending upon the specific week of camp. Places will be explored such as – Gault’s Undercut, Pipes Pond, Mushroom Rock, Alligator Rock, Saddle Club, Turtle Rock, Ott Rock, Pine Bluff, Covered Bridge, Buzzard’s Rock, Star Gaze Hill, Split Rail Fence, Top of the World and Water (split) Rock.
Can I visit during the camp Session
We love to have people visit Round Lake, but during the camp session is not a good time. Given the spontaneity of each program, your arrival could interrupt a special moment or activity God is using to make an impression on your child. It is best to hear about these activities at home following the camp session.
For the protection of campers, and respect of the faculty and staff, each visitor is requested to sign-in at the camp side office upon arrival. Notice prior to arrival is appreciated. Should you arrive at mealtime and desire to eat, payment is expected at the camp office when you sign-in. Camp rules apply to everyone. Please do not interfere with campers or camp schedule. If the office is closed, please notify the Dean upon arrival.
Will my child be safe at Round Lake?
Great care is taken to provide a safe place for everyone who attends a camp session at Round Lake. All Round Lake staff and volunteer faculty are required to complete background checks before coming to camp each year. While campers sleep, a night watchman from U.S. Security is on duty patrolling the campgrounds. In the dorms; no less than two support staff members are available per room to ensure your child’s protection. During the daily schedule, many more staff members are available to care for your child’s needs. Volunteer faculty members are encouraged to be at the lake front while campers swim to help the lifeguards with safety issues. The Directors of the camp have worked diligently to prepare policies and procedures to care for your child. The Round Lake staff is very competent in handling the day-to-day issues of camp.
I'm really interested in sending my child to camp. What are some of the benefits to this investment of time and money?
“Camping takes people away from the noise, demands, routines, and pressures of daily life. It removes them from the constant onslaught of the world’s influence with come through TV, magazines, family, friends, unsaved teachers and so on. Unlike church attendance, camp life is a 24-hour-a-day experience of living together over a period of several days. People have time to absorb truth and think through the implications. Trust and relationships are developed. People find time to relax, build friendships and think deeply.”
-Thoughts from Bob McKemey, “Church and Camp Cooperation”
The investment you are making in a camp session will prepare your child for life and eternity. It is one of the most important investments you will make in your child’s life.
Round Lake Food Service is unable to accommodate special diet requests. However, with the prior consent of Round Lake Food Service staff, a camper with a diet restricted by a doctor’s order may be allowed to bring his or her dietary foods to the camp and place these foods in the kitchen. The camper is responsible to know where the food is, what he/she is to eat, and when it is to be eaten. Please contact the camp at least 2 weeks prior to your camper’s session to make arrangements with Round Lake Food Service staff.
Medical Treatment, Medications and Insurance
Any significant change or changes regarding a camper’s physical, medical, or emotional condition, different from that stated at the time of registration, should be reported in writing to the camp prior to the camp session. Primary insurance coverage is the responsibility of the camper’s family insurance. All doctor and hospital forms will be completed using patient’s name, home address, and personal insurance. Camp insurance will cover no part of a pre-existing illness or injury. All medication for campers or volunteer faculty must be in original containers with name and specific instructions and given to the camp nurse at check-in.
How does check-in work?
- Be sure to verify your check-in times. Check-in will begin promptly at the time listed and last no longer than 30 minutes. (See schedule for times)
- It is the parent’s responsibility to make proper arrangements for transportation to and from camp. Any special dismissal transportation arrangements must be provided to the office and dean at check-in time.
- To help you move through check-in faster, please print out and fill out the Consent to Discharge Policy and Release form. Bring it to check-in where your child will receive a wristband and number.
- Paying the balance of your campers’ tuition before arriving to camp will greatly expedite your check-in process.
- Campers must check-in BEFORE going to the dorms.
- All medicine must be in original containers and given to the camp nurse during check-in.
- Swim tests will not be offered during check-in. They will be taken during the first swim session on the first day. Swim test wristbands will be issued at check-in to all campers 6th grade and older that have passed a swim time in the prior year.
- All Campers will have a wristband placed on his/her wrist at check-in time. A tab with matching number on the wristband will be given to the person checking-in the camper. The person picking up the camper at the end of the camp session is responsible for bringing the matching tab, as proof that he or she is responsible to pick up the camper. This is done for the safety and protection of your camper.
- 8. After campers have been moved into their dorms, parents are free to leave.
- Supper is not served at the camp, but there will be a snack later after checkin is over.
How does check-out work?
- Be sure to bring the matching tab to your camper’s wristband (which you received at check-in). If you do not have this, we ask that you provide your drivers’ license to your child’s dorm parent for identification confirmation.
- Your camper can be picked up ONLY at their DORM room. (Day Campers will be dismissed from the Multipurpose Building.)
- Parents may arrive 30 minutes prior to camp dismissal to join your camper for the closing program and baptisms.
What happens if my child wants to make a decision to be Baptized at Camp?
If a camper desires to be baptized at camp, the Dean will phone parents for permission and contact the camper’s home church. Baptism is by immersion only.
Are there any other camp policies I need to be familiar with?
- You are registered to be at camp. Leaving without permission is a safety and liability risk. Stay put.
- Accidents happen and things break. Intentional Destruction will be paid for by the camper.
- Choose your fashion statements based on what God would say before you leave your house. Dorm parents and the Dean monitor clothing.
- Wristbands are for safety – keep it on.
- No one may record/store/send/transmit the spoken word or visual image of any person, including the individual, campers, or staff members in the dorms, showers, restrooms, or dressing rooms for any purpose.
- Faculty/Campers who drive to camp must park their vehicles in designated parking lots.
What is Round Lake's Refund Policy?
Round Lake has a NO REFUND POLICY:Any or all of the tuition can be transferred to another camper or given to the camp as a donation.
How do I send mail to my camper?