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2024 Camp Friends

Welcome to our 2024 FC Camp Friends!

Left to right: Drocklin Kinder, Sofia Arias, Hannah Baird (Group Leader), Emily Balentine, Josiah Dieman.

2021 Camp Friends

Katie Thorpe (middle) – Group Leader
Bret Miller (top left) – Camp Friend
Cade Cantrell (top right) – Camp Friend
Whitney Echols (bottom left) – Camp Friend
Faith Brown (bottom right) – Camp Friend

We want to welcome our 2021 FC Friends to the FCGA Camp! We are looking forward to having you as our Camp Friends!

FAQ’S

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 3rd to 12th grades.

Q: What is the cost of camp?
A: Camp Fee = $425 for Hutchinson Bell members* ; $450 for non-Hutchinson Bell members* ; *$475 after April 1st regardless of membership status                                         

Optional Fees include: Pouch/Canteen deposit (suggested $30)

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 who 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 4:00 pm. 

Q: What do I do when I arrive at the campsite?
A:  1)VERY IMPORTANT:  YOU MUST REMAIN IN YOUR CAR AND STAY ON THE GRAVEL ROAD AT ALL TIMES.  Camp Blue Ridge is a non-driving campus, but they are allowing us to drive up to the cabins to drop off luggage for convenience.  Please be respectful of this request.  

You will enter the Camp Blue Ridge Campground and be greeted by our FC Camp Friends who will give you your cabin assignments and luggage tags.

2)You will then proceed to Jason and Jennifer to turn in phones.  Please make sure that they are powered down and ready to be turned in.  

3)The next stop will be with Nurse Leanna where you will turn in medications for the week.  Medications and directions should be in a baggie with the 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)Finally you will drive right up to the cabins and drop off luggage and your camper(s).  You may get out here to help unload luggage but please be quick, in order to help us keep the line moving.

5)  If you would like to get your camper settled in, need to visit the restrooms, or would like to stop by the pouch, you will need to exit the campground, park in one of the parking areas, and walk back up to the cabins.  THERE WILL NOT BE ANY AREAS TO PARK INSIDE THE CAMPGROUND.

7) Games with our Camp Friends will begin at 4 pm in the Gym.

Q: What time do I pick up my camper?
A: Check-out time is Saturday at 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. Dark shorts and t-shirts are to be worn over bathing suits at all times during water activities.  We do not 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 pouch go toward FC Scholarships. The procedure as determined by Camp Blue Ridge 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 helps 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.  

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. 

Camp Info

E-mail Contact Information

[email protected]

Mailing Address & Phone #’s

Director & Application Forms:

Florida College Georgia Camp 
1902 Brooks Road
Dacula, GA 30019

C-404-328-8575

Send Package/Letter to Camp Address:
355 Playhouse Drive                                                                                                  Clayton, GA 30525
{Warning: Send early; Most packages arrive after camp has been completed}

Label as many things as possible! All items left behind will be donated to Goodwill. Space is limited in the cabins, please do not overpack! It is suggested that TENNIS SHOES be worn to ALL activities!

What to Bring

  • Rising 4th and 5th graders bring a white t-shirt (does not have to be solid white)
  • Rising 6th graders through Grads bring a red t-shirt (does not have to be solid red)
  • Western-themed clothes or accessories in keeping with the Dress Code for a themed dress-up night
  • Instruments if you plan to participate in Jam Sessions with counselors (drums and keyboard will be provided)
  • Bible
  • Flashlight
  • Sleeping bag or twin bed linens
  • Pillow
  • Towels & Washcloths
  • Soap & Shampoo
  • Personal Items
  • Sunscreen/bug spray
  • Water bottle
  • Black Sharpie
  • Talent show items
  • Clothing in keeping with the Dress Code
  • Flip flops for the shower
  • Closed-toe shoes for activities
  • String backpack
  • Rain Poncho/Windbreaker
  • Jacket/Sweatshirt
  • Tennis shoes, outdoor sandals, or compatible (no bare-feet)
  • Earplugs and sleeping mask if it will help you sleep better
  • Swimming clothes for the pond:  Dark t-shirts and dark shorts are required for boys and girls
  • Beach towel
  • A great attitude and smile

What NOT to Bring

  • Fireworks
  • Tobacco/Drugs/Alcohol
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Jewelry
  • Cell Phones – These will be taken up at Registration and returned on Saturday
  • Electronics –  iPod’s, iWatches, etc.
  • Shaving Cream – other than for personal use
  • Food – Will not be allowed in cabins! Extra snacks can be purchased at the Pouch
  • Cameras of any kind.  We have a photographer and videographer on staff, so there will be plenty of pictures taken during the week.