We have the unique opportunity to host our very own camp at Scioto Hills Baptist Camp! The camp will be structured around Cabin Cohorts which will be led by two Child Protection Trained adults and a high school Seeker! Keep reading for How to Register, Frequently Asked Questions, and What to Bring!
Camp Registration is open to Grace members only from March 15-March 31. Beginning April 1, Grace attenders and friends of Grace families will be able to register. The price for camp is $230 per camper. If you are in need of payment assistance please contact us.
Registration will close on April 30th, or before if registration is full.
Frequently Asked Questions
- We are following all of the standards given to us by the Ohio Department of Health in order to stay open. Their standards change from time to time, but we are always following what they say.
- We are requiring masks in all buildings with few exceptions. The exceptions include eating at your table in the dining hall (anytime you get up you must put your mask on), doing physical activity, being in your own lodging/room, or being outside and not within six feet of someone. We are asking guests to do their best to wear masks even when outside and around others. The other scenario which I don’t normally bring up is when someone is speaking up front or into a microphone. We make sure that the speaker is at least six feet away from anyone else on the platform or in the front row.
- We are asking guests to maintain physical distancing of at least six feet from others as much as possible. We are assisting in this way by placing our dining hall tables and chapel chairs six feet apart. We also have placed markers on floors to remind people of this as they are in the dining hall and other buildings.
- We are asking guests to wash their hands and sanitize regularly.
- We are increasing the amount of regular cleaning we do to our bathrooms, tables, and other commonly touched surfaces throughout a group’s stay.
- We are required to have groups come in subsections called “cohorts” of no more than 10. These groups eat together, lodge together, sit together at sessions/chapels, and do their activities together. Cohorts will be the cabins for the summer.
If you paid for camp last year and would like to use those funds to pay for camp this year you will have to contact the camp directly by calling 740-778-3279. The camp will refund you your payment for Summer Camp 2020 directly and then you will pay Grace for camp registration.
Registration is between 7:00-8:00 a.m. on Monday morning in the Gym. Please unload your luggage by the church trailer. Parents are asked to be prepared to patiently wait in the registration line. You will first meet the registrar who will collect the remaining camp balance and make sure all necessary forms have been received. Please be sure to have your child’s medication form/s completed correctly prior to your child’s arrival to camp. This form can be found in your confirmation email. Once they are registered, Parents and campers can say goodbye, and then campers will wait in the designated area until it is time to load the vehicles.
Campers will need to be picked up Thursday evening at 4 pm. Be sure your camper clearly understands who will be picking him/her up to go home. Please be prepared to provide a photo ID upon arrival at Grace. Parents and family will need to go to the Gym. They will be greeted by a staff member who will verify that at least one adult in your party has permission to pick up the camper (noted on the child’s registration form). Luggage will be lined up on the curb.
At registration, Grace must be given written notification signed by the camper’s parent or guardian authorizing an early dismissal of a camper. Please give the note to any of the camp registrars on Monday morning. Parents may meet their camper in the main office on the day of early departure. Please be prepared to provide a photo ID. No discount is granted for early dismissal.
An initial deposit of $100 is due by April 30th. The remaining balance for each camper is due by Monday morning at registration. Cash, Check and Credit Cards are accepted at the registration table. Cash and Check are preferred methods of payment. Families that wish to pay their remaining balance prior to registration day can pay by dropping off/mailing a check to Grace Baptist Church. Please put “Summer Camp 2021” in the memo line.
At least one registered nurse is on duty at all times in or near Scioto’s nurse’s station during the summer camping season and “on-call” during the retreat season. A local doctor signs their standing orders so that they can administer a few common over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol for a headache or Neosporin for a cut. Due to the nature of camp, they provide first-aid type care only and cannot accommodate sick campers. In case of injury, or extreme homesickness, they will contact the parents/guardians to pick up their child and no refund will be granted. Due to COVID, in the case of sickness, the sick camper and their whole cabin will be sent home.
Camp is very casual and very active. Please make sure campers bring good close-toed shoes! Also, girls must wear a one-piece swimsuit or an overlapping tankini; and please no short shorts. Campers wearing revealing clothing will be asked to change. We recommend sending older clothes that may return home well-worn.
Extra spending money is needed to purchase snacks at the Pop Shop, to buy camp t-shirts (approximately $16) and or other various camp souvenirs ($2- $15), or to participate in crafts ($5-10). Please talk to your camper about how much money they will have for the week and about being a good steward of their money.
The camp bank is provided for all campers to safely keep their spending money. The bank is available anytime the Pop Shop is open. All campers deposit their money to the camp bank so that it is not lost or stolen. Any remaining funds are returned to the camper at the end of the week unless it has been designated as a donation during registration.
We recommend that all property be marked with the camper’s name (especially cameras). Please call the office if any items are missing once your camper returns home: 740-778-3279 Items are returned after parents contact the Main Office; if you would like items to be mailed to you, shipping fees must be covered at your expense before mailing. At the end of each summer, the lost items may be donated or sold at our annual yard sale to raise funds for our camp.
All of our cabin leaders are Child-Protected-Trained adults. We conduct full background checks and require them to attend training sessions. Because of our rigid training and our child protection policy, we do not allow any non-staff adults to come in contact with the campers during the week.
There will be approximately 7 campers in a cabin with two adults and a highschool Seeker. Campers are under staff supervision 24 hours a day. We will honor roommate requests to the best of our ability. Diversity in the cabin allows the counselor more flexibility in planning activities, facilitating discussions, and promoting growth among the campers.
Parents are requested not to telephone campers except in an emergency. The camp nurse will call the parent in the event of extreme homesickness, illness, or an accident. Although cell phones are a wonderful tool, the reception in our hills is extremely limited and, of course, electronic devices can be distracting in the camp setting. As a general rule, they do not allow campers to have a cell phone. If you send a cell phone with your child(ren), please leave it in the Nurse’s Station upon arrival. Your child(ren) may call you from the Nurse’s Station. As an alternative to phoning your camper, please send your love through the mail (delivered daily) or purchase a special package through CamParent.
Due to our strict child protection policy, we do not allow parents or strangers to participate in the camp program during the week. Parents are encouraged to write to their children, check out the summer CamParent link, or send their children to shorter weekend camps during the winter.
Pray for your camper. Prayer will make a significant impact in your child’s week of camp. Pray for his/her counselor and the speaker for the week. Pray for spiritual goals in relationship to your child’s needs, health, and safety.
Ask about the week and listen to your camper. Your interest in their week at camp is very important to them. Help reinforce any decisions made during the week. Help in highlighting the spiritual lessons they’ve learned.
What to Bring
Below is a list of items that we suggest campers and leaders bring!
Any prescribed medications child is taking
Bible / pen / notebook
Sleeping bag / pillow
Comfortable clothes – mainly shorts and t-shirts, couple pair of jeans for cool evenings
Extra pair of close-toed shoes
Jacket and/or sweatshirt
One-piece swimsuit / Beach towel / Beach shoes
Bath towels / Washcloth / Personal Items (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, hairbrush) – Please only send items that are not highly valuable. Although counselors encourage campers to stay organized and clean, often items are left behind or even arrive home well used.
Disposable Camera (optional)
All medications must be turned into the camp nurse upon arrival, so please MARK CLEARLY all medication in a zip top bag with camper’s name and specific instructions for nurse to administer. Do not remove medications from the original container. Please be sure to have your child’s medication form/s completed correctly prior to your child’s arrival to camp. This form can be found in your confirmation email.
Please do not bring any technology equipment (i.e. cell phones, games, CD/MP3 players/iPods)
Please do not bring any snacks containing peanuts or peanut butter. Help us protect other campers with this life-threatening allergy.