Camper Details

It is important that parents have as much information as possible when preparing for summer camp. So, the pages that follow have everything you need to know. Please read each section carefully to ensure a successful overnight summer camp experience for your camper! Questions regarding camper details can be directed to summer@campithiel.org.

Camper Details

Registration

Age Requirements: Anyone wanting to participate in Camp Ithiel’s overnight summer youth camps must attend the appropriate camp designed for their age group. There will be no exceptions made. Please do not register for a camp that is not for your camper’s age. See age requirements.

Online Registration: Online registration is available for parents! It is easy, quick and secure. A $50 deposit must be made in order to complete registration process. For anyone registering online, there is a $5.00 convenience fee added onto your final balance. Register today!

Mail-in Registration: You can register your camper by printing the registration form online and mailing it in. Mailed-in forms must include a $50.00 deposit. Please make checks payable to Camp ithiel. Mail all appropriate registration forms to P.O. Box 25, Gotha, FL 34734.

Scholarships: Financial assistance is available for families in deep need. Simply visit our Scholarships page to learn more about how to apply for assistance. Learn more about Financial Assistance.

Day-of Registration: We do not turn away campers who register the first day of camp. It helps us greatly to know in advance who to expect; however, we will not turn campers away. Simply bring the appropriate camp forms and payment and your camper is in. Forms can be accessed online.


 

Spending Money

Camp Store: Campers are invited to purchase treasures from our camp store. We sell fans, water pouches, stuffed animals, flashlights, and necklaces, puzzles headbands. The camp store will be opened after dinner throughout the week. Please put camper’s store money in a separate envelope from offering money.

Summer Offering: Every summer our camp takes up an offering to go toward a ministry we believe is taking Jesus seriously. See summer offering page for more information. Please put bring summer offering in a white envelope separate from camp store money.


 

Discounts

Early Bird Discount: Pay last summer’s camp rate by registering your camper in full by April 1. This means paperwork and full payment are completed and submitted by the deadline. Mailed registrations that arrive after April 1 but are dated by post office before will be recognized.

Bring-A-Buddy Discount: Invite a buddy to come with you and receive $30 off your registration. Buddy must not have attended camp within the last three years. Additionally, you as the inviter cannot be requesting financial assistance from Camp Ithiel to qualify for this discount; however, outside financial assistance is permitted. Discount only applies to inviter.


 

Contact

Camper Mail: Campers love receiving mail while at camp. We encourage parents/guardians to send their campers mail. We recommend sending mail out Monday or Tuesday to ensure campers receive them before leaving Friday. Emailed letters can be sent to camper@campithiel.org. Camper mail is distributed Thursday afternoon at lunchtime.

Cell Phones: Our culture has become increasingly connected, especially via cell phones. We recognize that. However, we do not allow the use of cell phones while at camp because they easily become distractions. Campers are asked to leave electronics at home or turn them in to use upon check-in.

If a family emergency requires the need to reach your camper, you are more than able to do that. Simply call camp’s office phone and we will connect you with your camper immediately. Call (407) 293-3481.


 

Field Trips

Resident Camp Trips: Our overnight youth camps sometimes include off-site field trips. Kids and Junior campers leave the campground for supervised field trips within easy walking distance of the camp. Youth and Jr. High camps include off-site camping and service projects around Orlando. All off-site activities and field trips are supervised by adult staff.

Mountain Adventure Travel Camp: Travel to the North Carolina wilderness and enjoy beautiful mountain scenery. Nature exploration and mountain hiking are highlights of Mountain Adventure camp.


 

Personal Conduct

Church camp is about learning how to live as imitators of Christ. All campers are expected to live together in Christian community and to adhere to high standards of conduct. Campers who do not abide by camp’s standards of safety and respect will be sent home.


 

Packing

Feel free to download and print a full packing checklist here.

 What to Bring:

  • Offering
  • Bedding & Pillow
  • Shorts (modest)
  • Jeans/long pants
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Closed-toed shoes (2)
  • Bug repellent
  • Camera
  • Bible
  • Pajamas
  • Clothing for each day
  • Swimsuit
  • Medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Towels (3)
  • Washcloths
  • Toiletries
  • Flashlight
  • Sun screen
  • Notebook
  • Sandals
  • Store money
  • Laundry bag
  • Water bottle
  • “Throwaway Outfit” white shirt & shorts (1)
  • A Friend

What NOT to Bring: Leave the following items home.

  • Crop tops
  • Tobacco products
  • Knives
  • Revealing one/two pieces
  • Phones/tablets/iPods
  • Spaghetti straps
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs
  • Two-piece swimsuits
  • Video Games
  • Short shorts

Clothing: Clothing must be modest and appropriate. Campers who are inappropriately dressed will be asked by staff to change; therefore, we recommend bringing an additional set of shorts and t-shirts.


 

Health Care

We care about the health and safety of our campers. Their wellbeing is our number one priority. For each camper:

  • Accident and sickness insurance is provided as a supplement to the camper’s personal coverage.
  • All medication will be kept and distributed by the Camp Director.
  • All campers will be screened by the Camp Director at check-in.
  • In the event of an emergency, a reasonable effort will be made to contact parents/guardians.
  • Ill or injured campers will be taken to one of several nearby medical facilities.

Medication: Campers taking medication should inform Camp Ithiel via their registration forms and during check-in. Please bring medication in its original container with the name of camper written on it. Also, please have it sealed in a zip-lock bag. Medication must be turned in upon check-in. No worries—we will make sure medication is regularly administered according to prescription instructions.


 

Opening & Closing Day

Checkin: Please pay close attention to checkin dates and times for camp experiences. Campers may not be dropped off before their specified checkin times. Should campers arrive before checkin time, parents/guardians must wait with their campers until it is time for checkin.

Checkout: Please pay close attention to checkout dates and times as well. They are not the same for every camp experience. No camper wants to wait hours to get picked up after camp has ended. Many campers will be excited to see their families and friends.

Kids Camp

Checkin: Friday @ 5:00PM      Checkout: Sunday @ 2:00PM

Senior High Camp

Checkin: Sunday @ 4:30PM      Checkout: Friday @ 6:30 PM

Junior High Camp

Checkin: Sunday @ 4:30PM      Checkout: Friday @ 6:30 PM

Junior Camp

Checkin: Sunday @ 4:30PM      Checkout: Friday @ 6:30 PM

Mountain Adventure Travel Camp

Checkin: Sunday @ 4:30PM      Checkout: Friday @ 8:00 PM


 

Typical Day

Want to know what summer camp looks like day-to-day? Click here to get an idea of a typical day at camp. Every session is different, and every day at camp is different. However, this schedule will at least give you an idea what your camper’s day might look like.

Come & Visit!

Camp Ithiel is a Christian camp and retreat center in Gotha, FL near Orlando offering summer camps and rental facilities for retreat groups, weddings and meetings. For more information, please call (407) 293-3481.

2037 Hempel Avenue
Gotha, FL 34734

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