What is a "Coupon Code" and how does it work?
Many individual churches provide a scholarship towards the cost of the camp fee for their youth.
What if I need a Scholarship?
We do ask that you first check with your local church to see if they can help. If you need further financial assistance, or you do not attend a local church, URC can help with a partial or full scholarship. (You can still register online - URC will provide you with a unique coupon code). We will do everything we can to get you a scholarship. We do ask that you honestly complete our Scholarship Request Form and forward it to Matt & Sharon at URC. Your information will be kept confidential. Please call: (337) 738-4218 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need us to mail a Scholarship Request Form to you.
When and where is Check-In for camp?
We will welcome you for Check-In at the Dining Hall for all summer camps. The camps that start on Monday registration will start between 10:00am and 11:00am on the first day of camp. When you arrive we will greet you and let you know where to go to next. For weekend camps, check-in also takes place at the Dining Hall at 7:00pm on Friday.
When do I pick up my camper, and what about the closing meal?
We would like to personally invite you to our end of camp meal at 12 Noon on the last day of each camp event. Following lunch at about 12:30pm we will present a short slide show video highlighting the events of your child's time at URC. If you would like to join us for the meal, please let us know during the online registration, at Check-In, or please call ahead of time. The cost is $6.50 per person (Your camper's meal cost is already included), children 5 and under are free! The closing meal is not applicable to weekend camps.
Can I drop off my child early, or pick them up late?
In order for our staff to be completely prepared for our campers' arrival we ask that you PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY FOR CAMP! As soon as the closing meal is over our summer staff are busy cleaning up the camp, and de-briefing from the week. We ask that you make all efforts to find a friend, relative or church member to pick up your child if you are not able to.
How much should I allow my camper to have for Canteen/Concessions?
When you arrive, if you have not already done so, you can put aside some money for Canteen/Concessions. We suggest a maximum of $3.00 per day. All our items are priced at $0.75 (Candy Bars, Ice Creams & Canned Soda). We collect the money and keep track of spending, so there is no need for a camper to have money left with them at camp. Canteen is in addition to our wonderful food service which is wholesome and filling!
When can we buy items from the Camp Store?
We will be selling some fun items in the camp store, and we encourage you to stop by. Fun Soft Animals, Sunglasses, Disposable Cameras, Key Chains, Bottle Holders, T-Shirts and Flash Lights are some of the items available. Our camp T-Shirt is $12. The camp store will only be open during Check-in and at the Closing Meal.
Can I purchase a picture CD of the photos you take at camp for the week?
Absolutely! When you come to URC for Check-In, you will have an opportunity to "Pre-Buy" a copy of the photo CD we compile for that week's camp. The picture CD can be picked up at the camp closing. The pre-buy price is just $8. If you don't pre-buy a CD you may still purchase one to be mailed to you for $10.
What "Stuff" do we need to pack?
What should we leave at home?
These items are simply not needed at camp. We appreciate your cooperation in maintaining the special camp atmosphere WITHOUT these items.
What Rules and Guidelines are there?
How do I contact my child, or my child contact me in an emergency?
Campers will not have access to telephones or email for the week, but if an emergency arises you can call URC at (337) 738-4218, 24 hours a day. Should we need to reach you, we will have the emergency contact information you provided from your child's registration paperwork.
I know my child will not have access to the phone or internet, but may I send an email to them?
Yes - we have a special dedicated email address just so family can send an email message to their camper. It is a great way to send them "letters" without the costs or time it takes to mail them. Messages will be given out to campers each day. You can email your camper at email@example.com. Please specify who the email is for in the "subject" line of the message.
What training does your summer staff have?
Our summer staff have 2 full weeks of training that include:
What happens if I need to change/switch camp weeks?
If you have already registered and need to switch to another camp, just give us a call and we can easily transfer your child to a different camp event. If the price is different, we either owe you, or you owe us the difference.
What is your refund policy?
If you need to cancel, please note that there is a 15% non-refundable cancellation fee which will be deducted from your refund. You must notify us MORE than 2 weeks prior to the camp event START date to receive a refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations received within 2 weeks of the camp event start date.
How do I book a Retreat?
First of all, check out our book a retreat page of our website. We have some simple steps to booking your retreat.