FAQ for Winter Camps

Is Camp Susque affiliated with a particular church or denomination?

No. Camp Susque is intentionally a non-denominational camp run by a Board of Directors

Is Camp Susque a non-profit?

Yes. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.

When does registration open?

September 7

How do I register?

For Chill, Frost, and Freeze, if you are a new family, you will need to sign up for an account with our camp managment software, CampInTouch by CampMinder. Existing families automatically have a CampInTouch account, but will need to set up a password at their first attempt at logging in. Once you have an account, you can register for the program options that are available for your child. You can begin both of these processes on our Winter Camp Registration page.

For Blast, please register using our Blast Registration form.

Please note that a $50 per camper, non-refundable, non-transferable deposit must accompany each camper's registration form.

Is the deposit part of the entire cost of camp?

Yes. Once the deposit is paid, your remaining balance is the total cost of that session minus the deposit. (For ex: if the session costs $129, you will pay $50 when you enroll, and owe $79 due upon check-in for that Winter Camp.)

When is my balance due?

Upon check-in for that particular Winter Camp. To expedite your check-in process, however, we suggest you pay it ahead of time.

For parents of Freeze, Frost, & Chill campers, you can check and pay off your balance by logging in to your CampInTouch account.

What if my child wants to come to a Winter Camp that is full?

If you want to apply for a session that is full, please submit an application form, but do not pay. Your child will be placed on a waiting list and notified when an opening becomes available. At that time you will send in your deposit.

What is your cancellation policy?

All deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations made 7 days prior to the registered camp date allows for a full refund of any monies paid, minus the non-refundable deposit. After that date, all monies paid are non-refundable.

What are arrival times?

6-7pm on the first day of the Winter Camp.

Please see our Arriving & Departing Camp page for more info.

What are departure times?

1pm on the last day of the Winter Camp.

Please see our Arriving & Departing Camp page for more info.

What is the inclement weather policy?

If the weather is bad enough to cancel camp, you will be contacted as soon as the decision is made. If inclement weather occurs during camp to the extent that you are unable to pick your camper up, we will take care of him/her until you are able to do so.

What do campers need to bring?

Please visit our Packing List & Camper Info page.

Do campers need a physical to attend?

No. However, we do recommend having your camper receive a physical within 6 months prior to their time at camp.

What medical care is provided at camp?

Medical care is provided by either a full-time Camp Nurse or a staff member with at least a certificate in First Aid. Advanced medical care is on-call at all times. Unless campers are adults, a Camp Nurse or member of Susque's leadership will be in charge of dispensing medication. 

Please see our Health & Safety page for more info.

What if my camper has a food allergy or dietary restriction?

Please see our Food & Lodging page.

Will I get to meet my camper's counselor?

Each lodge is served by a team of counselors. Upon check-in, you will be able to meet at least one of these counselors as they assist you in settling in.

Is Camp Susque going to take good care of my camper?

Yes! We understand the great responsibility that you are passing on to us when you drop off your camper. To that end we have developed stringent safety guidelines as well as staff hiring and training procedures to ensure the best experience possible.

For more information, check out our Health & Safety page.

Can my camper bunk with a friend who is also coming to Winter Camp?

It depends. Bunks are selected on a first-come, first-served basis. The best way to bunk together is to arrive at the same time. No formal bunk requests will be accommodated.

Can I send mail or email to my camper while at Winter Camp?

No. Due to the short nature of the Winter Camps, we do not offer mail service.

Can I call or visit my camper while at camp?

No. For both legal and practical reasons, we do not permit campers to make or receive phone colls or receive visitors, except in emergencies. If needed, parental concerns can be communicated through our Program Director.

Is Financial Aid available?

Yes. Please check out our Financial Aid page.

What if my camper gets homesick?

Susque has intentionally taken time to develop proven homesickness strategies.

Can my camper bring their own sporting equipment (fishing gear, bow, rifle)?

Yes. All target sport equipment will be safely locked by camp leadership until needed.

Where will campers be sleeping?

In one of our cozy lodges or winterized cabins. Lodging is always separated by gender.

For more info, check out our Food & Lodging page.

When will you call me?

We will call if your camper becomes ill enough that they would stay home from school, or if they receive an injury that might require more medical care than our staff can provide. We will also call in the event of a serious behavior problem or homesickness. 

 

 

 

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