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Frequently Asked Questions
I'm looking to reserve your camp for specific dates. How do I know if they are available?
What are your rates? What is included in this fee?
Lodging: $30 per person per day (check in/out is 4:00 pm)
Supporting churches: Call or Email Us for Rates
*Groups of less than fifteen will be charged a fifteen person minimum ($450) to use Cedar Lodge. Groups of less than thirty will be charged a thirty person minimum ($900) to use Nebel Hall. Persons not staying the night, but attending during the day will be charged half-rate. Early check-in or late check-out can be arranged through our office.
Please note that we do have various fees that make your stay more pleasant, such as linen fee for our private rooms, equipment rental, activities, etc. We are more than willing to work up a quote based on your group’s needs. Please contact us for information.
Day Use (Grounds use only): $7.50 per person with $200 minimum (no access to buildings or restroom facilities; port-a-potty rentals can be arranged)
Meal Service: Price Varies – meal service is REQUIRED for Nebel Hall reservations
INCLUDED IN YOUR RESERVATION FEE:
Lodging & Use of the Camp Grounds (includes the following)
Outdoor Activities (equipment provided):
Basketball Gaga Ball Tetherball 9 Square in the Air
Sand Volleyball Carpet Ball Disc Golf Nature Trail Hike
Other Outdoor Ideas (balls/equipment NOT provided):
Kickball Flag Football Ultimate Frisbee Capture the Flag
Lake (we provide lifejackets):
Zip Line Kayaks/Paddleboats Giant Slide
Fishing (catch/release only; we have some poles, bring bait) *Use of the lake requires 2 certified lifeguards ($30/hr/guard)
Are there any other expenses I need to be aware of? (What activities/equipment fees are there?)
We want your retreat-planning process to be as easy as possible, which is why we provide additional services, equipment rentals, and activities – so that you can have peace of mind. Please contact our office if you have any questions about the services and equipment we are able to provide.
Use of Private Rooms (Linen Use Fee): Nebel Hall has eight private rooms and Cedar Lodge has two. Some of these rooms have a queen bed. The use of rooms includes our linen service (queen bed, made).
Meal Service: Meal service is REQUIRED for groups using Nebel Hall.
Pipe & Drape (Nebel Hall only): Divide Nebel Hall into separate dining and meeting areas through the use of our pipe & drape.
Ping Pong Table: Use of our ping pong table, paddles, and balls. Available only to groups in Nebel Hall or when Nebel Hall is not in use. Deposit will go toward any maintenance or repairs and will be refunded if none are needed.
Pool Table: Use of our pool table in lower Nebel Hall. Available only to groups in Nebel Hall, or when Nebel Hall is not in use. Deposit will go towards any maintenance or repairs and will be refunded if none are needed.
Sound Board: Use of our sound board in Nebel Hall. Availability subject to agreement with our A/V coordinator. Requires an on-boarding session of the sound technician before it can be used OR use of our technician.
Price: $50/day; groups must provide their own technician
Camp Ministry Center: Up to 6 hours/day in our newest multi-purpose building including computer (or tech assistance in setting up yours), sound board, and lights. Availability on first come/first served basis. Requires an on-boarding session of the sound technician before it can be used. Hours can be added for $30/hour.
Price: $250/6 hrs
Pool Use: For people who like a little more controlled environment while swimming, we offer a swimming pool. Our pool is 6′ at the deepest, where you will also find a water slide to enjoy. Our shallow end is 4′ where you can play games like water basketball or “dive” for our weighted water rings. The pool is available from roughly Memorial Day through Labor Day. The pool requires 1 lifeguard per 50 people. You can provide your own certified guards, or use ours for an additional $30/hour/guard.
Lake Use: Our lake is open year-round for paddleboats, kayaks, and fishing. Seasonal activities include our land-to-water zipline and water slide (May—October only). DOES NOT INCLUDE BLOB. The lake fee includes one lifeguard.
Lake Use WITH BLOB: Our lake has a giant blob available from June—September. Also includes use of our land-to-water zipline and water slide (May—October). Use of our blob REQUIRES our specially trained lifeguard to oversee. Rate includes 2 lifeguards for the lake.
Archery: Test your accuracy on our archery targets. Up to 3 participants can shoot at a time. Max of 12 people an hour.
Paintball: Take a shot at our onsite paintball course. Nestled in our wooded area complete with plenty of hides and blinds, your group will play for approximately 2 hours. All players get a marker (gun), CO2, paintballs, and face/chest gear. Games include downed pilot, capture the flag, last man standing and others. Max of 28 players at any given time, but can rotate players in and out as desired.
Campfire: We know our groups love to have campfires, and we love to set them up for you! Please let your host know if and when you plan to have a campfire and if you prefer for us to light that for you or if you would like to do it yourself. PLEASE NOTE: the camp does NOT provide roasting sticks unless you have added the s’mores package to your invoice.
Price: No Charge for Set-Up; S’mores Pkg $3/person
We have some people in our group with food allergies. How is that handled?
Is there anything we need to do before coming to camp?
Once you’ve submitted your reservation request, we will send you a copy of our information book that includes the following checklist. This is a guide to make sure you are prepared for your retreat.
RESERVATION & CONTRACT:
Make sure the dates, buildings, and times you’ve requested are confirmed.
Reserve your dates, buildings, and activities using our online reservation form.
Send in your deposit by mail or online.
Your contract can be found at the end of the booklet we will include with your initial reservation estimate. Your deposit acts as an agreement to the contents of the contract.
Please review the guidelines/rules before coming to camp.
SCHEDULE & ACTIVITIES:
Choose the activities you wish to have available to your group—these can be changed/adjusted at any point prior to 14 days
before your arrival.
Reserve recreation space (including pool & lake). There is no cost to use these areas (except for the pool), but they do need to be approved in advance. Please let us know what areas/times you would like to reserve.
Submit your schedule at least 7 days prior to your retreat.
Fill out our online meal selection form (found HERE).
Find out if there are any food allergies in your group.
Submit any A/V and equipment needs you have to John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reserve the outdoor chapel or shelter space if necessary.
PREPARE YOUR GROUP:
Go over guidelines and check-out procedures with your group.
Share the packing list.
When you arrive, if you are using Cedar Lodge, please park anywhere past Nebel Hall. If you are using Nebel Hall, please park any where before Cedar Lodge. This allows us to have adequate parking for both buildings. We will do our best to meet you as you arrive, but if we don’t, please feel free to begin moving in and shoot us a text to let us know you’re here: 636-466-0582.
Roughly 1 month before your arrival, you will receive an email containing a FINAL NUMBERS confirmation. Please fill this out and submit it to us no less than 14 days prior to your retreat. The number you submit becomes the minimum number you are agreeing to pay for (as long as it already meets your contract minimum). You can add to your count by up to 10% as long as it’s within 48 hours of arrival.
Do you have a recommended packing list?
- Clothes & extra shoes (include weather appropriate clothes to play in, get dirty in, and swimwear)
- Towels/Washcloths for showers and/or swimming
- Twin bedding or sleeping bag and a pillow (queen bedding, pillows, and a blanket is provided for our private rooms; use of these rooms is an additional $5 each)
- Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
- Bug spray
- Sports Equipment
WHAT NOT TO BRING
- Tobacco Products
- Firearms (authentic or imitation)
- Items of value (like expensive clothes/shoes or irreplaceable items)