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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?
The best place to start is with our CALENDAR OF EVENTS. We do our best to keep our reservation calendar up to date.  However, occasionally, some dates will be requested while we are out of office, or we simply haven’t had a chance to add a request.  If the dates you’d like to book appear to be available, you may proceed with RESERVING THOSE DATES.
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
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) 

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: 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).
Price: $10/room for queen rooms; $5/room for twin rooms

Use of Private Rooms in Oak Lodge: Oak Lodge has four hotel style rooms with private bathrooms.  These rooms have a queen bed and a sitting area. 
Price: $25/room

Meal Service: Meal service is required for groups using Nebel Hall and is optional for Cedar and Oak Lodge. 
Price: $8 for breakfast (Sunday is $5), $9 for lunch, and $10 for supper

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.
Price: $15/day

Sound Board: Use of our sound board in Oak Lodge. Availability subject to agreement with our A/V coordinator. Requires an on-boarding session of the sound technician before it can be used.
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

ACTIVITY ADD-ONS

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 or “dive” for our weighted water rings. The pool is available from roughly Memorial Day through Labor Day. Includes one lifeguard. Hours of operation will be set by the camp.
Price: $75/hour

Lake Use: Our lake is open year round for paddleboats, kayaks, and fishing at no charge, but area must be reserved. Seasonal (May-September) activities that are fee based include our land-to-water zipline, giant waterslide, and the blob. Hours of operation will be set by the camp.
Price: $75/hour

Lake Use WITH BLOB: For larger groups who would like to use both the pool and lake at the same time.
Price: $100/hr

Archery: Test your accuracy on our archery targets.  Up to 3 participants can shoot at a time.  Max of 12 people an hour.
Price: $35/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.
Price: $50/player

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?
We do our best to accommodate SEVERE food allergies (such as nuts) within your group, but we are not allergist professionals.  If you have someone in your group that is allergic to common items such as dairy or gluten, they may choose to bring their own food and will NOT be charged for our food service.  Because of cost, we cannot prepare individualized dishes for members of your group that are gluten/dairy/meat free unless specified on the meal selection form.
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.

MEETING/CLASSROOM SPACE:
Submit any A/V and equipment needs you have to John at director@highhillcamp.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.
Gather waivers.

CHECKING IN:
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.

FINAL NUMBERS:
Roughly 1 month before your arrival, you will receive an email asking for your final numbers. Please respond 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 al ready 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?
WHAT TO BRING

 

  • 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.)
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Sports Equipment

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • Tobacco Products
  • Weapons
  • Firearms (authentic or imitation)
  • Skateboards
  • Pets
  • Pranks
  • Items of value (like expensive clothes/shoes or irreplaceable items)

PLEASE NOTE: Drugs and alcohol product are not permitted on our property.  Bringing these items onto our grounds could result in your group being sent home immediately.

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