Family Camp Information
Prepare for Your Retreat
We are looking forward to serving you at Camp Highland! We believe this weekend’s sessions, fellowship, worship, and high adventure activities will help lead you into a growing relationship with your child, family, and with Jesus.
THINGS TO BRING
- notebook or journal (we also have some for sale in our store)
- pens or pencil
- 2 t-shirts
- 1 long sleeved shirt & sweatshirt (depending on weather)
- bathing suit (girls: one-piece only & bring shorts to wear while swimming)
- pair of closed toe shoes (for rope elements)
- 2 towels (1 for showers and 1 for water activities)
- water bottle
- sleeping bag or bed sheets (for a twin size bed)
- bug spray
- flashlight or headlamp
- backpack (for carrying personal gear around during the day)
- hiking boots
- spending money for snacks and merchandise
THINGS NOT TO BRING
- personal equipment like climbing/safety gear
IF FOUND, THESE ITEMS WILL BE TAKEN AND NOT RETURNED
Possession or use of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs will lead to police notification and immediate dismissal.
Check-in will begin at 7:00 pm on Friday evening. Please try not to arrive earlier.
We’ll provide snacks, drinks, and dessert for Friday evening, but please be sure to eat dinner prior to arriving. We’ll have camp staff to greet and direct you to your cabin and where to park.
Feel free to settle into your cabin, walk around camp, throw a frisbee, and make yourself at home. The first session will start around 8:00 pm.
The retreat will end around 11:00am on Sunday morning. Lunch is not served on Sunday.
The itinerary will be given out at Friday night’s program. One important thing to remember: it’s “Camp Time”, so don’t worry about schedules and times. Enjoy being away from a strict schedule this weekend. There will be separate breakout sessions in the mornings and evenings for parents and kids along with worship, parent/child time, and meals. High adventure elements and water sports (depending on time of year) will be open Saturday afternoon.
We have 2 bunkhouses divided into 8 bunk rooms that sleep 16 each (with a bathroom attached to each room), with central heating and air.
We also have traditional open-air, a-frame cabins that our middle and high school campers stay in each summer. There is a girl and a guy bathhouse near these cabins. We will be offering these for those who have registered late or for those wishing to have a little more privacy.
You may also bring a tent to camp out with your child on property. Let us know if you’d like to use one of our tents.
For all of these accommodations you will need to bring your own bedding (including a pillow, sheets, and/or a blanket). Some choose to just bring a sleeping bag.
All participants are required to complete the Health History & Liability Release Form when you arrive. We’ll have this setup for you at registration.
For directions to camp, please click here: Google Maps
Please notify us as soon as possible if you need to cancel your registration. Please note that the $50 deposit is non-refundable. Payments above that will be refunded, if cancellation is made within 4 weeks of retreat.
It is our heart and desire that no child will ever be left out because of an inability to pay the full tuition cost of camp. We are committed to working with you to figure out a way to get your child to Camp Highland, even if you’re in a tight financial position and even if it takes some creativity on both of our parts to make it happen. So, we’ve put together the following as a means to communicate how we think about financial aid and some ideas that you can use to make sure your child joins us at camp this coming summer.
HOW DOES THE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS WORK?
First, you do not necessarily need to apply for financial aid before apply for summer camp for your child. Deposits/Tuition are charged only upon enrollment (not upon submission of the application), so if you’re applying for financial aid, simply make note of that in the application and we’ll handle your application accordingly.
Full and partial scholarships are awarded on an as-needed basis and determined on a sliding scale. To apply for a scholarship, submit a completed Financial Aid Packet. We’ll contact you with a decision or any further questions once we review the information.
We do ask everybody to make some investment towards the tuition, even if it’s small. Even in the tightest of situations, with a “full scholarship” towards overnight camp, we will generally ask parents to cover the $50 deposit.