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 = $320. ($15 sibling discount) Optional Fees include: Pouch/Canteen deposit (suggested $25), Tubing ($20)
Q: Is Tubing included in the camp fee?
A: NO. Tubing is an additional $20 and must be paid prior to the first day of camp. The price includes time for a camper to go tubing on beautiful Carters lake.
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 cabin request? A: You are allowed to make ONE cabin 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. Remain at the Gate until someone is there to give you luggage tags.
Q: What do I do when I arrive at the campsite?
A: 1) Stay at the gate until you receive your luggage tags and cabin assignment. Power down your phone at this time. 2) Meet Amy and the Nurse a) Turn in your powered-down phone b) Turn in medications and directions in a baggie. All Over-the Counter medications are provided by Camp and will not need to be included unless they are specific. 3) At the top of the hill, place your luggage at the sign of your cabin number. Your luggage will be taken to your cabin where you can settle in. 4) Games with our Camp Friends will begin at 4pm in the area of 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: What do I wear for swimming?
A:All water activities are coed – You MUST wear modest clothing over your swimwear. Dark colored t-shirts only and knee length swim trunks are suggested.
Q: Should I label my personal items?
A:Yes, it is recommended. Some times 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 the Camp Highland regarding food is as follows: NO food is to be brought into the cabins. We will honor this request by having each cabin 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 cabin 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 after March 31st, a $50 fee will not be refunded. 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: Glenn & Amy Bruns: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.