My child takes
medicine. What do I need to do? Make
sure you note any prescription or over-the-counter medications on your forms.
Parents are encouraged to talk with any of the adult leaders regarding
administration of medications (child is responsible to take medicine on his
own, student needs to be reminded to take medicine each day, etc.)
Will I be able to
talk to my son/daughter during the week? Though your student is allowed to bring his or her phone, there will be multiple “no phone zones” in which students will not be permitted to be on their phones so that we can minimize distractions. You’ll be able to contact your student throughout the week if they have a phone, but please keep the contact to a minimum as our hope do the week is for them to have a break from everyday life. If your student doesn’t have a phone, you’ll be able to contact your student through the adult leaders!
What adults are going? Adults who are experienced in and love working with
teenagers. These are the adults who work with students each week at ChristWay.
A background check has been conducted on each one, and all have been screened
for theological soundness. In addition, one of the adults is a Registered
How will students
be transported to and from camp? We will
be traveling by charter bus and vans.
What is Shocco Springs? It’s a Baptist Conference Center located in Talladega,
Alabama. For more information, visit www.shocco.org.
What are the
cabins like? Each cabin
contains bunk beds to sleep 16 people, and there will be at least 2 adults in
each cabin. Each cabin is air-conditioned and has its own bathroom with
multiple showers, toilets, and sinks.
How much money
does my child need? Everything is
included in the camp fee. This includes three delicious meals a day. A canteen
will be open each evening where soda, candy or a snack may be purchased for a
nominal fee. You are also welcome to bring your own snacks. There are no other
expenses and nothing else even available to purchase.
What does a
typical day at camp look like? Each day
begins with a hearty breakfast and quiet time for devotions. Students will
participate in a small group (based on age and gender) Bible study and an
energetic time of worship before lunch. After lunch, students will have free
time for recreation (swimming, basketball, volleyball, mini golf, active games,
etc.) and then time to clean up. After dinner, students will participate in
another small group study and another worship experience. Students then enjoy
cabin devotions before crashing into bed!
What if my child
gets sick? On the medical
release form, please authorize adult chaperones to administer common,
over–the-counter medications for minor illness (Pepto Bismol, Tylenol, etc.)
For more serious illness or injury, you will be contacted immediately.
My child has an event that means he/she would have to come to camp
late/leave camp early. Is that permissible? Of course students will gain the greatest impact if they
are able to be a part of the entire week, but we don’t want your student to
miss out on camp altogether, so they are welcome to participate for as much of
the week as possible. Please understand that the full cost will apply, and
parents are responsible for transportation to/from Shocco Springs. Please talk
with Nolan Pelfrey or Matthew Waters about this before camp so that arrangements
can be made.
available? The intent of the
student ministry is that as many students as possible be able to attend camp
that their lives may be impacted positively for Christ, and we do not wish for
any student to be unable to participate due to lack of funding. We are also
required to be good stewards of the resources God has given. Because these
resources are limited, full scholarships are not available. However, you are
welcome to submit a confidential request for financial assistance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than May 12.