Summer Camp

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the most frequently asked questions by parents about summer camp at Camp Wyoming. If you still have questions after reading through this information, please call the camp office at (563) 488-3893 or email office@campwyoming.net.

How do I register and pay for camp?

  • Register online and pay the camp fee by credit card.
  • Register by mail. To obtain a paper registration form, print the form from the website by clicking here. Mail the form to Camp Wyoming along with your $100 deposit.

Is there financial help available for families who cannot afford the cost of camp?

Camp Wyoming offers scholarships to help make camp financially possible for every child who wishes to be part of Christ’s family at camp. In order to qualify for a scholarship, you must choose the Tier I price and use the promo code NEED when registering. $100 scholarships are available for full week camps and $50 scholarships are available for partial week camps. Scholarships are given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Why do I see three different prices listed for each camp session?

We know that every family has different abilities and resources to pay for camp, which is why, this year, Camp Wyoming is introducing a voluntary three-tiered pricing program. This gives you the ability to choose the tier that is most affordable for your family. No matter which price is selected, all campers receive the same camp experience. To learn more about our tired pricing program, click here.

What will I receive from the camp after I register?

Camp Wyoming will email (please include a valid email address and add office@campwyoming.net to your address book) or mail you a packet that will include confirmation of your child’s registration, a “to bring list,” and more information about check-in times and camp policies. All campers will receive a free t-shirt when they arrive for camp. If you didn’t receive a packet from us, you can also find the packet for each camp session on our Forms Page.

Does my child need a physical health exam prior to attending camp?

No. However, we do require that all immunizations required for school are up to date, including your child’s Tetanus shot.

Can I bring a friend?

Yes. Campers are encouraged to bring friends. Please indicate on the registration form if the friends would like to be roommates. Please know that campers who wish to be placed together must register for the same camp program.

Regarding the age range, are the camp programs based on the grade you are entering or the grade you have just finished?

The camp program is based on the grade the camper is entering in the Fall.

Can you accommodate special dietary needs?

Yes. We provide healthy and appropriate alternatives to campers who are vegetarian, lactose intolerant, or gluten intolerant.  Please notify the camp office in advance if your child has specific dietary needs.

Can you accommodate special health needs?

Camp Wyoming operates with a ratio of 1 counselor for every 6 kids. Unfortunately, if your child needs more individual or one on one care, whether it be for health for behavior reasons, we do not have the staffing to properly care for your child.
Camp Wyoming does have a nurse on-site each week and all counselors are trained in CPR/First Aid. Campers whose health needs can be managed by regular (such as before meals and at bedtime) check-ins with a nurse (such as campers managing asthma, ADHD, allergies, etc.) should feel comfortable at camp.
If you are concerned about whether we can meet your camper’s health needs, please call the Camp Office at (563) 48-3893.

What do you do when my child is homesick?

Our staff has been trained to deal with homesickness and all the emotions that come along with it. We instill a compassionate spirit into each of our staff members to assist them in dealing gently with homesick campers. Our general policy does not allow campers to call home to their parents unless a director deems it necessary for the emotional well-being of the camper. Check out this video with further information about our homesickness policies.

What will my child do at camp?

Every camp session and program is different. You can read about each of the different sessions we offer by clicking here, or view a typical day’s schedule.

What will my child eat at camp?

To view a typical week’s menu, click here.

Where will my child sleep at camp?

All of our campers stay in cabins. They are both heated and air-conditioned. The cabins have bunk beds with twin-size mattresses on every bunk. The bathrooms are a short walk away at a nearby lodge. To see more of what our cabins are like, watch this video.

Will my child need money during their stay at camp?

Camp Wyoming operates a Camp Store where guests are able to purchase clothing and other merchandise (usually apparel, water bottles, pens, pencils, and other keepsakes). The Camp Store is only open during Check-in and Check-out for your convenience. Therefore, your camper does not need money during their stay. Please do not leave any money with your camper.

Does the camp have storm shelters?

Yes. The camp has four large facilities that serve as shelters during inclement weather. The camp office is equipped with a weather radio as well as an outdoor weather system scanner to be aware of any weather alerts in the state.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds, minus $25 for administrative costs, will be made if the cancellation is received four (4) weeks prior to the start of the camp/activity. Request for refunds due to illness or accident must be accompanied by a doctor’s note. No refund will be issued for early departure due to camper violation of policy (i.e. tobacco use, inappropriate behavior, etc.) or for reasons of personal choice (i.e. homesickness).

What are your camp policies?

Camp Wyoming is open to people without discrimination because of race, color, sex, gender, age, handicap, national origin, or religion.

To view our Behavior Expectations policy, click here.

To view our dress code and attire expectations, click here.