Frequently Asked Questions

What is your telephone number?

410-798-0455

 

What is your mailing address?

101 Likes Road
Edgewater, MD 21037

What is your general e-mail address?

info@campwabanna.org

Do you have a fax number?

No.  While we do not fax, you can always scan and email paperwork to info@campwabanna.org

What forms are required for registration?

There is one comprehensive form for Residential Camp, and one comprehensive form for Day Camp

You can also register online!

What are the prices for summer camp?

Residential Camp is $520 per week.

Day Camp is $315 per week.

LIT Program is $260 per week (by application only).

What is the registration fee?

A non-refundable $150 fee/per week must be paid at the time of registration for both day and residential.

Full payment is due by May 1st.

If registering after May 1st, full payment is required.

What time is Check-in and Check-out?

Day Camp:

  • Check-in: 8:30-9am each day
  • Pick-up: 5-5:30pm each day

Early care is available from 7:30-8:30am for an additional fee of $10 per day.

Residential Camp:

  • Check-in: Sunday 6:30pm-7:15pm
  • Pick-up: Friday 7:00pm-7:30pm
Can a camper stay over on Friday until Sunday check-in, if they are coming for 2 weeks in a row?

No. We do not offer child care during that time.

 

What should a Residential Camper bring?

Essential items: sleeping bag or blanket and sheets, pillow, play clothes, underclothes, pajamas, lightweight jacket or sweatshirt, sneakers, flip flops or sandals, toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc.), sunscreen, towel, one-piece bathing suit/trunks, rain gear, Bible, pen, medications (supervised by Health room).

Optional items: camera, flashlight, water shoes, laundry bag, tennis raquet, baseball glove, fishing pole, fan, stationary and stamps, bug spray.

Casual modest clothing that can get dirty should be packed (no short shorts, skirts, halter-tops or belly shirts). Please have camper’s name on all clothes and belongings. One piece bathing suits must be worn for girls (tankini’s that cover the belly completely are okay). No Speedo’s for boys, please.

What should a Residential Camper NOT bring?

Campers may NOT bring any of the following items to camp: cell phones, laptops, radios, TV’s, gaming devices, MP3 players, any electronic devices, gum, knives, cigarettes/tobacco, drugs, alcohol, fireworks, or firearms. Wabanna staff reserves the right to confiscate any inappropriate items; they will be returned to camper’s parents upon departure.

What should my DAY CAMPER bring?

Campers will need to bring the following items: one-piece bathing suit for girls (tankini’s that cover the belly completely are okay), towel, tennis shoes, water shoes, change of clothes, Bible, pen, medications (supervised by Health Room). Each camper will be assigned a hook to store all his or her items. Lunch and 2 snacks are provided.

What should my DAY CAMPER NOT bring?

Campers may NOT bring any of the following items: cell phones, extra food/snacks,  gaming devices, MP3 players, knives, cigarettes/tobacco, drugs, alcohol, fireworks or firearms.

What type of payment do you accept for registration?

We accept cash, check, money order and credit cards.  (VISA, Mastcard, Discover, AMEX)

Online registration payment must be done by credit card.

 

Can I register online?

Yes, we do have online registration.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Yes.

Our Financial Assistance Program is intended for those families and children that are in true financial need. To qualify for financial assistance, a sponsor or parent/guardian must fill out the Financial Assistance form. Camp Wabanna will review the request and call you, if you are chosen to be an assistance recipient.

 

Can I come take a tour before I sign my child up for camp?

We offer 3 open houses in the Spring: March 11th, April 9th, and June 3rd.  No reservation is required for Open Houses and there is no charge.  Just show up!

We do not do individual tours.

 

What types of activities do you offer?

Kayaking, Crabbing, Banana Boating, Tubing, Sailing, Giant Swing, Zip Line, High Elements, Low Elements Course, 2 Climbing Walls, Archery, Swimming Pool, Basketball, Tennis, Crafts, Gaga Ball, Group Games…just to name a few.

 

What types of Bible activities do campers do?

Campers have Bible study in the morning with their cabin. We write our own Bible study curriculum each year for our campers.

Senior (12-16yrs) campers have Chapel in the evening. There is a different speaker each week. Juniors (7-11yrs) have chapel with the Day Campers (4-13yrs) in the mornings.

You can read our doctrinal statement here.

 

What are the hours for your Day Camp?

Day Camp runs from 8:30am-5:30pm.

Lunch and 2 snacks are included in the weekly price of $315.

Early care is available for $10 for the hour of 7:30-8:30am with breakfast included.

It is $10 per day and $50 for the entire week of early care.

 

Can Residential campers request roommates?

Yes.

On the registration form, there is a spot to write down 2 roommate requests. Campers must be NO MORE than 12 months apart. Remember, the age break down of Juniors (7-11 years old) and Seniors (12-16 years old). If the age difference is between 11 and 12 years old, they must get permission from the registrar. You may also request a roommate when you register online.

 

Can Day Campers do friend requests?

Yes, if they meet the follow requirements:

1.  They are the same gender and NO MORE than 12 months apart.  (Note: 4 & 5 year olds are grouped together and so 5 year olds and 6 year old friend requests can NOT be honored)

2.  The requested friend must also request your camper.

 

How many campers are in a cabin or group?

There are 8-9 kids per cabin with one counselor for residential camp.

There are 8-10 campers with one counselor for day camp.

For Day Campers ages 4 & 5, the ratio is one counselor for 5-6 campers.

 

How are the campers divided by age?

Residential camp:

Juniors 7-11 years old

Seniors 12-16 years old

 

Day Camp:

4-5 year olds

6-7 year olds

8-10 year olds

11-13 year olds

*the age breakdown may vary depending on the total number of campers registered each week.

 

What is the daily schedule during summer camp?

Please visit the Residential Camp and Day Camp pages to view the schedules.

Do you have a video of your camp in action?

Yes.

Visit our General Information page to view a video of our summer camp program.

 

May campers bring fans?

Yes.  It may also be a good idea to bring an extension cord.

Can I call my camper during their week at camp?

Campers may NOT receive phone calls while at camp. You may send emails or regular mail to your camper. Be sure to include their name and their counselor’s name. Our mailing address is 101 Likes Road Edgewater, MD 21037.

Emails may be sent to camperemail@campwabanna.org. Please include the counselor’s name and the camper’s name in the subject line. No attachments or photos, please. Text only. Emails are printed out several times a day during office hours (9-5pm). Any emails sent after 5pm will be printed out the next day.  Campers will NOT reply to emails.

 

My camper has to leave early. What is the notification process?

If your camper needs to leave early, please call the office 410-798-0455 and give the time and date that you need to pick them up. That way your camper will be ready when you arrive. You can also let us know when you check your campers in.

 

Someone other than me (the legal guardian) is going to pick up or drop off my camper. Do I need to notify the office?

Yes.

Please email or mail a letter stating the person’s name and that it is okay for them to pick up your camper. Make sure to sign the letter. This is REQUIRED for anyone other than you picking up or dropping off your camper. We will check ID.

 

What is the snack shop fee?

Overnight campers have snack shop 2 times a day. They can get candy, soda, water, juices, chips, cookies, ice cream, fruit, nuts and lots of other goodies. They can also use that money for the gift shop. At the end of the week, any money that remains on your camper’s card will be donated towards our Good Samaritan Financial Assistance Program. We require a minimum of $30 to be paid towards snack shop – a maximum of $50 is accepted. On average, parents put $30 towards camper snack shop cards.

 

How do I find out what weeks are full?

Availability is listed on the Residential Camp page and the Day Camp page.  If you have further questions, call the camp office 410-798-0455.

Will my spot be held if I just sent a registration form?

No.

We require a completed registration form (by paper or online) accompanied with a non-refundable $150 Registration Fee. Full payment is due by May 1st. If registering after May 1st, full payment is required. If payment is not made in full by June 1st, your spot may be forfeited.

 

Is there a waiting list?

Yes, we do have a waiting list.

Please call the main office at 410-798-0455 to be added to the wait-list. Please send in a completed registration form without payment. Be sure to include your phone number, so we can contact you if a spot does open up.

Spots only become available if another camper cancels.  This is a rare occurrence, so we encourage you to sign up for a week that is still available.

 

Do you offer a refund if I have to cancel my week of camp?

Any cancellation prior to June 1st will forfeit the non-refundable deposit of $150. Any cancellations after June 1st will not be refunded any portion of the registration total. Registrations after June 1st require full payment and are non-refundable.

 

Is there a Parent Handbook?

Yes, we do have a downloadable PDF of our Parent Handbook for your reference!