First Time CamperNeed to Know Information
Our schedule varies based on the day of the week, but here is an overview of what to expect on a typical day at camp.
- 7:15 AM – Wake Up
- Morning Activity
- 8:15 AM – Breakfast
- Activity Time
- 12:15 PM – Lunch
- Activity Time
- Free Time
- 5:30 PM – Dinner
- Bible Study
- Free Time
- Evening Activity
- Cabin Debriefs
- Lights Out
What Sets Us Apart
Our counselors serve as the hands and feet of Jesus as they connect with our campers on a personal level, seeking to come alongside them and meet them where they are in their faith. These young men and women are excellent role models who are examples of living out authentic faith.
Our hope is that we would provide and cultivate an environment that allows our counselors to wholly invest in each of their campers. This opportunity is mainly due to our ratio of 7:1 campers to counselor.
Our summer camp is heavily structured around fun, activities, and programs. We are confident that these are tools that the Lord has given us to reach campers. The operating force behind all of these things is our counselors. Partnering with these young adults allows our campers to have people to look up to, model after, and witness the reflection of Christ.
During the application process, candidates are asked about their beliefs, daily walk with the Lord, experience with kids, and why they wish to work at camp. References are performed on all of our employees, and all hired staff must obtain the necessary clearances to work with children.
Fully Trained Staff
Before campers ever arrive, our staff spends two weeks at camp preparing for the summer. Hours are spent learning and teaching the Bible study curriculum that they will soon deliver, discuss, and dissect with campers. Full days are devoted to familiarizing our staff with every activity so that they may effectively lead and debrief each one. As well, counselors will go through several workshops that offer knowledge and instruction about communication, child protection policies, leadership, and serving – all of which are led by our full-time staff and head counselors.
Once you arrive at camp, our staff will assist you with parking in our Activity Field by the playground; leave your luggage in your car until after you go through the check-in process. During check-in, you will have the opportunity to make any payments, talk with our camp nurse and submit any ingested medication in its original container, and add money to your camper’s account for purchases in our camp store and snackery. All campers must go through our lice check station. While campers are in lice check, you are allowed to complete a mid-week pick-up form in case your camper has a doctor’s appointment and an alternate pick-up form in case someone else is picking your camper up at the end of the week. The last station of camper check-in is finding out what cabin your camper is staying in.
After the check-in process, you are encouraged to help your campers carry their luggage up to their cabin. When you arrive at the cabin, feel free to talk to their counselors, help your camper choose and make their bed, and please be sure to sign your camper in with their counselors.
Seneca Hills abides by all medical policies set forth by state regulations and the American Camp Association. All prescription medication MUST be brought in prescription containers for the specified camper. Please do not send vitamins or dietary supplements unless prescribed by a doctor. Over-the-counter medications are given at the discretion of the camp medical staff and are provided by Seneca Hills Bible Camp at no additional cost.