Fabulous Answers to Questions

1. How will my camper know what to bring to camp?

2. Who will my camper room with?

3. Can my camper be in the same group with…?

4. What if my camper gets sick?

5. What if my camper must take medication?

6. What if my camper must cancel his/her reservation for camp? Will I receive a refund?

7. What is the time and location of check-in?

8. When and where can I pick up my camper?

9. Will my camper be able to call home?

10. Can I visit my camper while at camp?

11. Does this camp qualify for the childcare tax credit?

12. What if my child is on a waiting list?

13. Can I send mail to my camper at camp?

 

 


 

1. How will my camper know what to bring to camp?

A complete packing list will be posted on our website by May 1st of each year.

2. Who will my camper room with?

Campers are housed in university residence halls, with two campers per room. As per camp policy, no more than two campers will be assigned to each room. If desired, campers may request a specific roommate on their camp application. This request does not guarantee the requested roommate a space in camp. The request will be honored if both campers request each other. If no request is made, roommates will be assigned for the week during check-in.

3. Can my camper be in the same group with…?

Campers spend some of their day in assigned groups for a variety of learning experiences. Due to the large number of campers at each session of Learning to Lead, MPulse, and Kadesh we cannot honor individual requests for group assignments. Every effort is made to provide for exciting and stimulating “assigned’ group experiences to encourage interaction and fellowship, while also ensuring other times during each day for campers to self-select groups.

4. What if my camper gets sick?

ACU Leadership Camps employs a first aid staff (nursing students if at all possible) to dispense medication and provide basic First Aid care.  Health-care professionals are available during camps in case of illness and nearby Hendrick Health Systems medical center is used for emergencies. Any camper who is diagnosed with an illness (including a fever that does not subside) while at camp must be withdrawn from camp immediately for the safety of all campers.

5. What if my camper must take medication?

Parents must sign the medical form provided during online registration. Campers requiring medication must provide written instructions to the camp first aid staff at check-in. Required medicines will be dispensed by a First Aid Certified staff member.  No camper is allowed to self-medicate prescribed substances.

6. What if my camper must cancel his/her reservation for camp? Will I receive a refund?

All campers are required to pay a non-refundable deposit ($100) at the time of registration. This deposit allows us to make reservations for summer housing, food service and hire summer staff.  Each camper may cancel their registration 6 days (7 days for KidQuest) or the Monday prior to the start of their camp session and receive a refund for any additional paid funds. Campers who fail to attend camp or do not give notice of their cancellation by the Monday prior to the start of camp will forfeit all paid funds.

7. What is the time and location of check-in?

On the Sunday of each residential camp session (Kadesh, MPulse, and Learning to Lead), campers may check in at their assigned residence halls between 3-5 p.m.

No early arrivals are allowed. 

To make arrangements for late arrivals please call the camp office at 325-674-2033.

8. When and where can I pick up my camper?

At the end of each camp, campers can be picked up at their residence halls at the time noted in the pre-camp information. No supervision is provided for late pick-ups; please plan for each camper to be picked up at the appropriate time.

9. Will my camper be able to call home?

We are aware that many campers regularly carry cell phones, but we ask that campers leave all electronic devices at home. Your camper will have a better experience if you prepare them to not be in contact with you during the week.

The Camp Office will relay emergency messages only. Parents are asked to remember that the staff is very busy supervising campers and ensuring their safety, so calls should only be made in the case of an emergency.

10. Can I visit my camper while at camp?

Visitation during the week of camp is prohibited, as it tends to distract from the camp experience.

11. Does this camp qualify for the childcare tax credit?

Our overnight camps do not qualify for the tax credit.

12. What if my child is on a waiting list?

Each camper spot is filled on a first come, first serve basis. If your child is placed on a waiting list, the camp office will contact you as soon as space becomes available.

13. Can I send mail to my camper at camp?

Yes! Camper mail will be delivered every afternoon to the dorm and handed out to your camper by their counselor each night. Each piece of mail should be addressed as follows:

Camper Name
Name of camp attending (ex: Kadesh)
10 McGlothlin Campus Center
ACU Box 28108
Abilene, TX 79699