Summer at Seneca: 5 Ways to Prepare

While camping at Seneca Hills is a fun, impactful way to spend the summer, the first time at camp can be filled with many unknowns. If you’re new to summer camp, here are five ways you can familiarize yourself with the camp and come prepared.

  1. Be Ready for Registration


Make sure you have completed all your forms for registration online before bringing your child to camp. There’s no need to bring any paperwork with you to registration—it is all submitted online. Don’t forget to bring your camper’s medication in the original container with their name on it to give to the nurse upon registering. After that, your camper is ready to move into their cabin!

  1. Stay Safe in the Sun

Sunny weather is what summer is all about! To keep your camper safe and healthy, be sure to bring sunscreen with a high SPF and instruct them to apply it multiple times a day. Campers can swim every day during their free time to stay cool, so don’t forget a modest swimsuit and towel! Sunglasses, a hat, and a water bottle are also essential.

  1. Array of Activities

Depending on the age group, campers have the chance to participate in a variety of activities such as an indoor climbing gym, zipline, high and low rope challenge courses, swimming, archery, basketball, soccer, and more. Our program staff lead age-appropriate group games throughout the day. Campers should be ready to get active during camp! Be sure to bring running shoes, sandals or water shoes, and extra clothing.

  1. Meals

Campers are served three meals a day with the opportunity to visit the snackery twice a day. Since campers are not permitted to bring their own food or method of payment, make sure to add money to their account. This can be used for fun snacks or camp merch!

  1. Spiritual Growth

Every evening, campers and staff come together to worship and hear teaching during chapel. Seneca’s worship team typically leads campers in several songs, followed by teaching from that week’s chapel speaker. In addition, campers hear firsthand from a missionary for an hour in the mornings. There are also opportunities for campers to grow in their faith through scheduled cabin devotionals and Bible study.

Whether it’s your camper’s first or tenth time, we’re excited to serve them as we fulfill our mission of showing the love of Jesus to campers.