Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is your telephone number?

410-798-0455

 

What is your fax number?

410-798-1214

 

What is your mailing address?

101 Likes Road

Edgewater, MD 21037

 

What is your general email address?

info@campwabanna.org

 

What forms are required for registration?

Residential Camp: Registration Form, Health Form, Parent Consent Form (notarized)

Day Camp: Registration Form, Health Form, Parent Consent Form (notarized)

LIT: LIT Application, Health Form, Parent Consent Form (notarized), 2 reference forms

 

What should my 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 my RESIDENTIAL CAMPER NOT bring?

Campers may NOT bring any of the following items to camp: cell phones, pagers, lap tops, radios, TV's, gaming systems, 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 (girls) bathing suit, 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, pagers, computers (including gaming systems), radios, TV's, MP3 players, knives, cigarettes/tobacco, drugs, alcohol, fireworks or firearms.

 

Can I fax in my registration form?

Yes. However, photos and consent forms may NOT be faxed. We must have the original copies.

 

What are the prices for summer camp?

You can find the prices on the Residential Camp page or the Day Camp page.

 

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?

Residential Camp:

Express Check-in Weeks, 1,2,3,5,6,7,8: 6pm Sunday

Express Check-In Week 4: 7pm Monday

Regular Check-in Weeks 1,2,3,5,6,7,8: 6:30pm Sunday

Regular Check-in Week 4: 7:30pm Monday

Check-out Weeks 1,2,3,5,6,7,8: 10-11am Saturday

Check-out Week 4: 8-9pm Friday

 

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.

 

 

How do I qualify for Express Check-in?

To qualify for express check-in, the following information must be turned into the registrar before arriving for check-in: registration form, a recent photo of the camper, full payment, snack shop money, health form and notarized parent consent form. Once all of these forms have been received, an Express Check-in ticket will be emailed to you the Friday before the camper's week begins.

 

Can I register online?

Yes! Register online HERE.

 

How can I pay for camp?

You can pay by check, money order, cash, or credit card. If you register online, payment must be by credit card.

 

Do you have a scholarship program?

Yes. Our scholarship program is called the Good Samaritan Scholarship program and is intended for those families and children that are in true financial need. To qualify for a scholarship, a sponsor or parent/guardian must fill out a Good Samaritan Scholarship Form. Camp Wabanna will review the request and call you if you are chosen to be a scholarship recipient.

 

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

We offer 3 open houses in 2014. March 22nd, April 13th and May 10th. No reservation is required for Open Houses. Just show up! No charge either.

We do not do individual tours.

 

What types of activities do you have?

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 (12-15yrs) 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 doctorinal 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 $260. 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 a camper stay over on Saturday until Sunday, if they are coming for 2 weeks in a row?

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

 

Can campers request roommates?

Yes. On the back of 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 (12-15 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.

 

How many kids are in a cabin?

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

There are 8-9 campers with one counselor for day camp.

 

How are the campers divided by age?

Residential camp:

Juniors 7-11 years old

Seniors 12-15 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 like?

Please visit the residential camp and day camp pages to view schedules available for download.

 

Do you have videos of your camp in action?

Yes! You can watch a residential camp video, a day camp video and a LIT video.

 

May campers bring fans?

Yes.

 

Can I call my camper during the week?

Campers may not receive phone calls while at camp. You may send faxes, 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 their cabin number or counselor name, if you have them. No attachments or photos, please. Text only.

 

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

If your camper needs to leave early, please call the office 410-798-0455 and give the office the time and day 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 fax (410-798-1214) 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, 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 over $5.00 that remains on your camper's card will be returned to you, unless you have selected to participate in our Good Samaritan Scholarship donation program. We require a minimum of $25 to be paid towards snack shop - a maximum of $40 is accepted. On average, parents put about $25 towards camper snack shop cards.

 

How do I find out what weeks are full?

First, be sure to check out the following link: Summer Availability. This page contains listings for both overnight and day camp and is updated as sessions close. If you still have questions, call the camp office 410-798-0455.

 

Will my summer camp spot be held if I send in just a registration form?

No. We require a completed registration form 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 May 1st, your spot may be forfeited.

 

Is there a waiting list?

Yes, we do have a waiting list. However, the chances of a child canceling are very small. We encourage you to sign up for a different week that may fit into your schedule as well.

 

How do I get on the waiting list?

To be added to the mailing list, 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.

 

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