Q: What kind of accommodations are there?
A: You stay in cabins with bunk beds. We have private showers (but shower times are very short) and flushing toilets.
Q: Can we bring cell phones?
A: Nope, you check them in to us at the beginning.
Q: What will we be doing up there?
A: We have a few inspiring and professional guests, teambuilding games, think labs, discussions, small group activities, skits, talent show, sports activities, a hike and a dance under the stars with a DJ.
Q: Are we going to do crafts and outdoorsy activities?
A: Nope, that’s a different camp.
Q: What if I can’t afford to pay $200
A: We have lots of different options for payment including reduced rate based on income and payment plans.
Q: Will I be safe up there?
A: Your safety is our #1 priority. We have a full time Registered Nurse on duty during camp and we also have strict policies about adult staff and youth not being alone together.
Q: Who are the staff?
A: We have over 22 volunteer staff members. Most of whom are adults over 21 who have either been with us for a long time or attended the camp themselves in their youth and are now adults who want to be part of it again! Some of our staff are youth like you who attended camp in the past year or two and showed amazing leadership. They did some hard work and are now our coworkers!
Q: Can we attend the camp more than once?
A: No. Sorry. You can move on to be a student staff next year.
Q: There is something different about me and I wonder if you can accommodate me?
A: We work really hard to have a diverse group of kids, it’s one of the most important things about our camp. So YES, whether you have a medical condition, disability, dietary restriction, religious concerns, we want you to be at our camp. Please bring these up in the interview and if you have questions before you fill out the application, please give Heather a call.
Q: When can I can apply for camp?
A: We start accepting application in August and stop when our 80 spots are full. THIS HAPPENS FAST SO DON’T PROCRASTINATE OR YOU MIGHT HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR!
Q: Is there additional opportunities to practice my leadership skills after camp?
A: It’s so funny you ask because YES, we have a whole youth program at the Red Cross ran by youth who lead other youth to do life-saving and amazing things. You don’t have to have attended camp to be part of Youth Services, so click on that page in the left-hand column of this website and check it out now!