You will receive a package at your church with TONS of helpful information about our Summer Camp and Year Round programs, how to get your groups registered, and ways to promote camp. This package will arrive in Mid-November. If you do not receive the package, please call the camp office at 352-787-4345 or email Asa Quinn at Asa.Quinn@WarrenWillisCamp.org .
How to pick a week- Check with your church calendar about other events that are happening during the summer and pick a week that won't interfere with VBS or your churches bus schedule. You do not need to inform camp of which week you've chosen. If you are bringing a group over 15, and coming the same week is important to you, encourage your families to register early as some weeks will fill up.
Registering for camp- There are two ways to register (online or by sending a paper application). We HIGHLY recommend having your students register online.There are many benefits to using the online process, and we want you to consider using online registration for your campers this summer.
When your camper registers online he/she will know immediately whether they are in the week of their choice.
The deposit for online registration is only $75.00 as compared to $100 for paper registrations. (Total camp fee does not change)
Campers can also continue to access their account information to stay up- to-date on payments, etc.
There is no hassle of your camper having to wait to hear back to see if their registration form was received or not.
You can have your parents go home and register their children online and then you can check their status on our web site to ensure they are in!
Checklist- Here's a handy checklist with information for helping to plan your group's week at camp. This checklist includes registration options, planning transportation, how to pay, scholarships, what to bring, etc.
Communicating with parents- Parents need to know information about camp, including how to register and what is expected of them before camp starts. Below are some sample letters created by other churches to communicate with their parents, a hand-out you can use to tell campers what week you are going to camp, and other information they will need to regsiter. Sample Letter 1- This is a sample from Community UMC in Fruitland Park, FL Sample Letter 2- This is a sample from Christ UMC in Ft. Lauderdale, FL Camper Handout
Scholarships-The Florida Annual Conference of the UM Church provides us with scholarship money to help famililes with financial need. All portions of the scholarship form must be filled out to be considered. Scholarships are due by April 1, 2017. Here is a link to the Scholarship Form.
Activity Descriptions- Are you kids asking what they will do at camp? This is a great tool to show them all of the fun activities that may be offered their week of camp. Click here to view this document.
What to Bring List- Take a look at this so that you know what we’ve told campers to bring and what NOT to bring. Click here to view this document.
Campers with Special Needs- There will be a place in the CampDoc Health form for the parents to tell us about any special dietary or medical needs that their camper may have. If you have a camper that may need more care than typical campers, please call Heather Pancoast at 352-787-4345.