Packing Checklist

REQUIRED THINGS TO BRING: 

  • Bible (Example: NIV – Adventure Bible) 
  • 1 Notebook or journal 
  • 2 Pens or pencils 
  • 6 T-shirts 
  • 1 Long sleeved shirt 
  • 4 Pairs of socks 
  • 6 Pairs of underwear 
  • 1 Pair of long pants 
  •  3 Pairs of shorts 
  • 1 Bathing suit (One-piece only, girls must bring shorts to wear while swimming) 
  •  1 Pair of tennis shoes (closed toed) 
  •  Pillow 
  • 2 Towels 
  • 1 One-quart water bottle 
  • Sleeping bag or bed sheets
  • Bug spray 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Toiletries
  • Flashlight (with extra batteries) 
  • 1 Pair of shoes to wear rafting (water shoes, crocs, or old tennis shoes work great)
  •  Backpack or fanny pack 

OPTIONAL: 

  • 1 Pair of hiking boots 
  • Camera
  • Spending money for snacks and merchandise

THINGS NOT TO BRING: 

  • Cell Phones
  • Jewelry/watches
  • Electronics - iPods, games, hairdryers, etc.
  • Books or magazines that are not Christ-centered
  • Junk Food
  • Personal sports equipment, including climbing/safety gear

IF FOUND, THESE ITEMS WILL BE TAKEN AND NOT RETURNED: 

  • Fireworks
  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Knives
  • Possession or use of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs will lead to police notification and immediate dismissal.

CARE PACKAGES: 

Parents are encouraged to put together a small "care package" of goodies that we will give out in the middle of the week(no bigger than a shoe box). These are thoughtful reminders of home and of the people who love and miss them while they are away at camp.

  • Great items for a care package are: glow sticks, bandanas, resealable snacks, sports drinks, notes from family members, battery-powered mini spray fans, silly bands, homemade cookies.
  • Bad items for a care package are: candy with wrappers, any food item that is not in a sealed container, electronics, sling shots, toy guns, etc.

Monday morning TRANSPORTATION options

Parent Drop-Off:

Should you choose to drive your child to camp on Monday morning, the front gate will open at 10:00AM. Our staff will direct you to luggage drop-off and registration. Between 10:00-11:00, you're welcome to help your child get settled into their cabin, browse the camp store, ask questions of our staff, or otherwise simply enjoy the morning. We will have a 30 minute orientation beginning at 11:00AM inside the gym to welcome campers and introduce the staff. Immediately following, parents are encouraged to stay for a brief parent-only orientation. 

Bus Shuttle:

For parents that prefer a shorter time-commitment and drive on Monday morning, we offer the option of dropping your child off at the Birmingham Publix (address below) for a shuttle to camp. The bus arrives at 7:00AM, when our staff will welcome families, collect necessary paperwork, care packages, and medications, and load campers onto the bus for a 7:30AM departure to head back to camp. You can register for bus pickup through your CAMPINTOUCH account and costs $25. 

Publix Supermarket
980 Birmingham Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30004-4416.

Saturday Morning Pick-Up

Whether you choose to send your child via bus on Monday morning or drop them off, Saturday morning camper pickup occurs at camp (address below), where parents may begin to arrive starting at 10:00AM. Feel free to park and hang out around the gym until campers make their way to the closing ceremony, which begins at 11:00AM. Please do not go to meet your camper(s) at the cabins, as they will be finishing one final cabin time and will make their way back to the gym once they're finished.

Camp Highland
1250 Camp Highland Road
Ellijay, GA 30540

General

We understand that you're entrusting to us the most important part of your lives, and we do all we can to ensure the health and safety of your children. We commit to you that we'll be proactive in pursuing you in the event that something happens to your child to ensure you're getting the information you need as a parent to make decisions about your child's health. We do understand that you might not want to know about every bump or bruise, but if our nurse and/or camp director feels that the incident is significant, you will receive a phone call alerting you of the situation. Generally, if your child has to sit out of an activity for even a short period of time, and definitely if the injury/illness requires medical care beyond what our nurse can provide, you will be notified.

At the overnight camp, we have a nurse on our staff on property full-time to handle any medical needs, including disbursement of medication and injuries. He/She also acts as a consultant to our day camp location in the event of need. In addition, all of our staff at both camp locations, are trained in first aid and CPR before the start of the summer

Other Health Notes

All campers are required to fill out a comprehensive health history form before arriving at camp. This form ensures that we have all the information we need to provide the best possibly care for your child while at camp, as well as any information a doctor might need to assist your child in the event of an emergency. While it may take a few minutes to fill out, it is essential that we have complete record of any medical concerns so we can provide the best possible care!

Allergies and Intolerances

Please let us know if your child has any allergies/intolerances (needed in the health history form) so that we can be aware of potential hazards.

Medication

Medication will only be distributed under the specific instructions of the camper's physician and with written permission from a legal parent/guardian. All medication, including over-the-counter meds, need to be given to the nurse (at overnight camp) or camp director (at day camp) upon arrival; no medication is allowed in the cabins or camper groups.

Financial Assistance

Click here for Financial Assistance information - We know how stressful these time are for most of us, and the costs of camp are no different. This is why we have created an account specifically designed with you in mind. Through our Scholarship Program, parents can still send their children to Camp without breaking their wallets! No child should be turned away from Camp because their family cannot afford it. If you find the need for financial assistance then this scholarship is for you. Please return all confidential forms to information@camphighland.com before registering for camp.

Camp In Touch

One account gives you access to your data, your child's information, secure online applications, as well as summer photos, news, and email. All of your forms are online in one place and the information flows directly into your database. This also gives you the ability to update your information: addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, billing info, photos of your child and more. After your application has been processed you will be notified of your enrollment status and you will receive an enrollment confirmation email. 

Directions to Summer Camp

For directions to camp please click here:  Google Maps

Cancelation and Early Departure Policy

Please note that your registration includes a $75 non-refundable enrollment fee. All cancellations less than 30 days prior to camper’s arrival will be refunded half the cost of camp. Campers that cause disciplinary problems will be warned twice and sent home at the parent’s expense. No refunds will be offered.