Frequently Asked Questions
How is COVID-19 affecting camp in 2021?
Please note that because of the fluid nature of this situation, some or all of these policies may be changed, removed, or added to as circumstances require. We will be in a state of constant evaluation over all of these policies and adjust them as necessary.
These are the policies that are in place, effective 6/20/21
NOW/LEADING UP TO CAMP
- Obeying Local Governments – If our county (Montgomery County) imposes restrictions, we will adhere to those. At this time, no restrictions are in place.
- Encouraging campers to be mindful of their travel and exposure the week leading up to their session.
- Full refunds will ONLY be issued if there is a positive Covid case in the camper’s household within 14 days of the camper’s session beginning.
- Once campers are on campus, they will not be permitted to leave and come back.
- Our medical staff will have authority to send campers home who exhibit any signs of illness. In the case of a camper being sent home, a pro-rated refund will be offered.
What should my camper bring/not bring to camp?
• Towels/Washcloths for showers and/or swimming
• Twin sized bedding or sleeping bag and a pillow
• Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
• Bible, pens, notebook/paper, etc.
• Any medication your child takes regularly (must be in original containers, properly labeled with dosage and intervals)
• Sunscreen and bug spray
• Optional Items: cinch sack/backpack, alarm clock, extension cord/power strip, camera, goggles, fan, dirty clothes bag, stuffed animal
WHAT NOT TO BRING
The first thing we ask that your camper leave at home is their cell phone. We know this isn’t easy, but it will enhance the camp experience for your child. We know all the reasons kids would want or need their cell phones, but we feel that they are a huge distraction while at camp. We cannot possibly police everyone’s usage, so it is simpler to ask that everyone leave them at home. If you need to contact your child while at camp, you may call us, and we will relay the message and, if necessary, have them call you back on the camp phone. Please note that we will not enforce this guideline as a camp, it is a recommendation that we have set forth and leave it to your discretion, but it is STRONGLY encouraged.
Other things to leave at home include electronics of any kind (iPod, iPad, MP3 players, etc.), weapons, any food or drink items, and fireworks. Other things you may want to leave at home are items of value (like expensive clothes or shoes or irreplaceable items). Bringing any drugs, alcohol, or any tobacco product is forbidden and doing so will result in your child being sent home immediately.
What about masks?
Can my camper bring a cell phone to camp?
Please note that we will not enforce this guideline as a camp, it is a recommendation that we have set forth and leave it to your discretion, but it is STRONGLY encouraged. We have your child’s best interest in mind and ask for no phones because we do believe it’s the most effective way for them to escape the world for a week. If you have specific questions or concerns about this topic, please feel free to contact us.
Can my camper request a bunkmate?
(Please note: some of our churches assign housing by their established small groups, so you may not see a space for requesting a bunkmate for those churches.)
My camper wants to attend with an older/younger friend - how does that work?
Here are a few examples of how our policy works.
SCENARIO 1: Your camper is going into 6th grade but wants to attend Camp 45 with his friends who are only going into 5th grade. Since our policy is moving down is okay, this fits within our criteria and is acceptable.
SCENARIO 2: Your camper is going into 7th grade, but you want him to attend Camp 45 with his little brother who is going into 5th. Because that would mean moving down TWO grade levels, this is outside of our policy, and would not be acceptable.
SCENARIO 3: Your camper is going into 5th grade, but all his friends are going into 6th grade and are attending Junior High Camp. Your camper’s friends are welcome to move down to Camp 45, but your camper may not move UP to Junior High Camp.
If you still aren’t sure about your situation or you have more questions, please feel free to email us at email@example.com and we would be more than happy to help!
Is it possible to come to camp as a volunteer/sponsor?
Please use the following to contact the dean for the session(s) at which you are desiring to serve:
Day Camp || Kellee Gentry || firstname.lastname@example.org
First Chance Camp || Megan Clay || email@example.com
Kick Start Camp || Manda Miller || firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp 23 || Rochelle Gerdts || email@example.com
Camp 45-1 || Rachel Borcherding || firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp 45-2 || Christin Merz || email@example.com
Junior High 1 || Jeremy Keeler || firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior High 2 || Ben Harris || email@example.com
High School Camp || Jeremiah Howze || firstname.lastname@example.org
Wilderness Camps || Lori Hancock || email@example.com
Adults (anyone over 18) who wish to apply to be a volunteer at High Hill this summer must complete a Volunteer Staff Form and consent to a background check in order to be considered for volunteer staff at High Hill. There is a $10 fee for adult volunteers to cover your background check – but you also will receive a free t-shirt! Check with your church before submitting the form – many of our churches have a volunteer code that they use to pay your fee for you.
For student volunteers who are under 18, they must complete a STUDENT Volunteer Staff Form. All students must complete this form in order to be considered for volunteer staff at High Hill. In order to serve in our KS, 23, or 45 camp programs, you must be entering 8th grade or above, To serve at a Junior High session, you must be entering 10th or above. If you are over 18 or will be 18 before June 1st, you will need to fill out an Adult Volunteer Staff form.
Do you have a dress code?
Our dress code is fairly simple and straight forward—modesty will prevail in all matters. Girls must wear one piece swimsuits OR wear a dark t-shirt over a two piece (tankinis that fully cover the midriff are considered a one piece). All sleeveless shirts must be at least three fingers wide at the shoulders. No bare midriffs or slouching shorts. Guys must wear a tank top under any sleeveless t-shirt with expanded arm holes. Shorts should be finger length. If you have specific questions about an item of clothing, feel free to contact us.
Do you have scholarships available?
CLICK HERE to fill out an application.
My camper has a dietary allergy - how do you handle that?
If you would like to speak with us about any concerns you have, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to speak with the camp cook directly, she can be reached by email at email@example.com.
I have a balance due - how do I make a payment?
How do I contact my camper while they are at High Hill?
1) Bunk1 (www.bunk1.com)
Our camp has a partnership with an online contact company called Bunk1. They are specifically geared toward communication with campers/parents while at camp. You have the option to set up an account, add your campers, and then purchase credits that allow you to send or receive “bunk notes” from your camper. Bunk notes are delivered at every meal and are easy for your camper to immediately respond to. Our campers have come to love bunk mail!
2) Traditional Mail
If you would like to send your camper a letter or a package while they are here, that’s GREAT! Please make sure to allow adequate time for mail to arrive (we suggest sending a week early) as late mail will not be returned. Additionally, Fed-Ex and UPS make deliveries here daily, so many of our parents have begun to take advantage of a trackable Amazon Prime delivery. We think that’s genius.
Here’s where to send mail:
High Hill Christian Camp
Camper’s Name / Week of Camp
20 Camp Lane
High Hill, MO 63350
What happens if my camper gets homesick?
How does Check-In Work?
We prefer for tuition, canteen, or other payments to be made at least 48 hours in advance through our camper payment page.
We anticipate being able to allow ONE parent/adult into the cabin or dorm with your camper to help them set up their bed. Once your camper gets settled into their room, we ask that you immediately proceed back to your vehicle. We understand that this is not an ideal situation, and you would love to be able to spend time touring the camp, but the less exposure our facilities have, the better for all of our campers. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
Will guests be allowed at camp?
Additionally, if a camper has to leave camp for any reason, they will not be permitted to return to camp for that session.