Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that parents and campers have many questions before coming to camp. Here are some answers to our most asked questions. If you have other questions, please contact the camp office.
What forms do I need to signup for camp?
On the camp page, there is a Registration form that you can print and send to the camp office. Once we receive your registration, we will send a confirmation along with health forms, pickup authorization, and other paperwork that you should bring when you drop off your child. If you lose or forget any of these forms, we will have extra copies available at registration on the first night of camp.
What is the dress code during camp?
As a Christian camp, please understand that campers should dress modestly. Parents should check their child’s luggage to check for appropriate clothes. Extra clothes, extra shoes, and warm clothes for the late evenings are recommended. Here are some basic guidelines:
- No spaghetti straps or thin strapped tank top shirts.
- No overly-short shorts.
- No profane images or language on the clothing.
- No undergarments should be visible.
- Closed toe shoes must be worn at all times. Sandals may be worn inside, at the bathhouse, and at the lake.
- Girls swimsuits should be one-piece. They may be two-piece if the stomach is fully covered.
- Boys swimsuits should be boxer-style swim trunks.
What should campers bring?
Please be prepared to be outside and get wet or dirty. Inspiration Hills provides each camper with this year’s t-shirt and a water bottle. Campers sleep in cabins or dormitories, so please bring bedding (sleeping bag or sheets and blankets). Some other recommended items include:
- Bible, notebook, and pen
- Envelopes and stamps for letters home
- Closed toe shoes that can get wet, such as Crocs or rainboots
- Sunscreen and bug spray
- Medications (these must be collected at registration and administered by the camp nurse)
- Hat or sunglasses
What should campers leave at home?
During our daily lives, there can be many distractions. While at camp, we hope that kids can take a break from those distractions and be fully immersed in God’s creation. There are also some things that should be left at home for safety reasons. Please do not allow your child to bring any of these items:
- Cellphones, iPods, iPads, laptops, CD players, video games, or any other electronics
- Knives, guns, fireworks, drugs, or other harmful objects
Can my child be in the same cabin as a friend?
Yes! Whether your child wants to be with a friend from last year, or a friend is coming to camp for the first time, we can honor rooming requests. Please attach a note to the registration form with your child’s and their friend’s name. If possible, please talk to the friend’s parents so they can do the same. This also helps us know that the request is mutual.
If your child does not know anyone else coming to the same week of camp, don’t worry! We try to group cabins by grade/age, church, and interests. We hope they can make many new friends who they will look forward to seeing for years to come.
Is financial assistance available?
Yes! We hope to make our camp experience a possibility for as many campers as possible. If your family needs assistance, please contact the camp office. Many churches in our district of the Church of the Brethren also have scholarships available for campers. In this case, please contact the pastor or camp representative at your local congregation.