Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about Florida College Camp? Below is a list of frequently asked questions that may help answer yours.
Q: What is the Acceptance Policy?
A: Primary Rule: We accept all campers up to and including the gender and grade quotas we have set. This is set as we strive for a balance of the campers’ who attend. This is the first rule taking precedence over the second rule (below).
Q: What if I don’t submit my forms and fees before the March 31st deadline?
A: Secondary Rule: If forms and fees have not been received by March 31st, the waiting list will be activated. Please contact the Directors if you need assistance, or have questions and concerns.
Q: What are the age requirements for camp?
A: This camp is designed for campers who have just completed 5th and 12th grades.
Q: What is the cost of camp?
A: Camp Fee = $425 ($15 sibling discount) Optional Fees include: Pouch/Canteen deposit (suggested $25)
Paintball is an additional $15 fee.
Putt putt is an additional $10 fee.
Q: What is the sibling discount and how does it work?
A: This is a family discount available for families with multiple campers and here is how it works. The first child’s camp fee is at the full price. Each family member camper thereafter is allowed the sibling discount of $15.
Q: Can I make a roommate request? A: You are allowed to make ONE roommate request on your camp application. Please limit your request to someone that is the same or very near your grade and/or age group.
Q: What are the directions to Camp?
A: Directions are provided on the ‘Camp Directions’ link
Q: What time do I arrive?
A: Registration begins at 2:00 pm Sunday and Camp games begin at 4:00pm.
Q: What do I do when I arrive at the campsite?
A: 1) You will enter Fort Mountain Retreat and Conference Center through a gravel service road BEFORE you get to the main entrance. You will see a sign for Florida College with balloons. Please DO NOT try to enter through the main entrance. Power down your phone at this time. At the top of the hill, you will be greeted by the FC Friends group and given luggage tags and dorm assignments.
If you need to put money in the pouch or use the restrooms, you will take care of that before going to the dorms. Follow step 2. If you do not need to stop at the pouch or restrooms, you make skip to step 3.
2)Turn left after you receive luggage tags and park in the parking lot on your right. Proceed to the gym where the pouch is located. The restrooms are in the gym. After finishing at the pouch, return to your car. Turn left out of the parking lot and join the rest of the traffic to drop off luggage and campers.
3)If you do not need to stop at the pouch or the restrooms you will turn right after you receive your luggage tags. Proceed all the way down the hill to Jennifer and LeAnna where you will turn in phones and medications. Please make sure phones are OFF. Medications and directions should be in a baggie with camper’s name on it. All Over-the Counter medications are provided by Camp and will not need to be included unless they are specific.
4)After you drop off phones and medications you will proceed to Sherridon and Jason where you will drop off your camper and their luggage. If you would like to take your camper to their dorm, you will be directed where to go from here. Please follow directions closely for the safety of everyone.
5) If you are leaving the campus, you will proceed around the circle and out the main entrance to the road.
6) If you need to make a last-minute stop at the pouch or by the restrooms, you will need to exit the campground and start back over at step 1 so that we can keep traffic moving in the same direction.
7) Games with our Camp Friends will begin at 4pm in the Gym.
Q: What time do I pickup my camper?
A: Check out time is Saturday 10:00 am
Q: What is the dress code?
A: Campers are to only wear modest clothing. Shorts to the knees and t-shirts with sleeves are recommended for each camper’s daily attire. No one is allowed to wear muscle shirts, thin shouldered tank tops, spaghetti straps, midriff shirts, or tight clothing. We do no regard our dress code as the absolute in right or wrong, but as a balanced approach in harmonizing many diverse opinions and one that reflects being a “vessel of God”. Please accept that when you register, you are agreeing to these rules for the week of camp.
Q: Should I label my personal items?
A: Yes, it is recommended. Sometimes items get misplaced so please clearly label your personal items to help them find their way back home.
Q: Can I bring food to camp?
A: Yes…however, all proceeds from the canteen go toward FC Scholarships. The procedure as determined by Fort Mountain regarding food is as follows: NO food is to be brought into the dorms. We will honor this request by having each dorm counselor retrieve food items brought to camp and store them in the Pouch during our camp session. Please write your name on any food items brought to camp and secure in a large zip lock bag. We thank you for your support!
Q: How are dorm assignments determined?
A: By Age/Grade levels. Experience has taught us that grouping similar maturity levels together help campers enjoy a less stressful and more positive camping experience. Sharing an environment with peers and a counselor who can relate to a single specific age group eliminates confusion and complements the camping week.
Q: Is there a refund policy?
A: If a cancellation occurs before March 31st, a $50 fee will be retained. Please understand that if a cancellation occurs after final payments have been made, we will be unable to issue a refund. Please be considerate of those hoping to get a spot!
Q: If I have a question that has not been answered, whom should I contact?
A: Jason & Jennifer Mcilvain: [email protected]
In order to assure optimized safety and security for all campers and staff alike, each camper application is subject to approval by the directors of FCGA Camp. We are unable to provide service to children with special needs. This is due to the nature of FCGA Camp activities, facilities, staff, and training. Thank you for your understanding as FCGA Camp strives to deliver a protected, yet fun, camp experience for all in attendance.