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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 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 $20 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.

2) Continue up the hill to the Lodge to meet Jennifer 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)  You will be directed back down the hill to the dorms where your luggage will be unloaded and taken to your dorm.         

4)  If you would like to go into the pouch or dorms with your camper, after you drop off luggage, you will need to exit the campground through the main entrance.  You will re-enter through the gravel service road and by-pass Jennifer and Leanna to park in the upper parking lot.  Parking will not be allowed anywhere else on campus.      

5)  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:
  director@fcgacamp.com

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

director@fcgacamp.com

Mailing Address & Phone #’s

Director & Application Forms:
Jason and Jennifer Mcilvain                                                                                          1902 Brooks Road                                                                                                          Dacula, GA 30019

C-404-328-8575 (Jennifer)

Send Package/Letter to Camp Address:
40 Black Hawk Trail                                                                                            Chatsworth, GA 30705
{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 dorms, please do not overpack! It is suggested that TENNIS SHOES be worn to ALL activities!

What to Bring

  • 5th graders bring a white t-shirt (does not have to be solid white)
  • 6th graders through Grads bring a red t-shirt (does not have to be solid red)
  • Hawaiian 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 shower
  • Closed-toe shoes for Giant Swing and Alpine Tower
  • 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
  • If you are playing paintball:  Bring a long sleeve and pants.  Not required, but highly suggested.
  • 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 – Cameras, iPod’s, iWatches, etc.
  • Shaving Cream – other than for personal use
  • Food – will not be allowed in dorms! Extra snacks can be purchased at the Pouch