FAQ

General

Discover Day Camp is for children grades 1–6 (must have already completed first grade).

Registrations for the next camp week need to be received by 8 a.m. on Friday to allow adequate processing time. Payments must be made online or by phone before check-in.

If an opening becomes available for your child, we’ll contact you to make sure your child still wants to attend camp. Then, we’ll charge your card and process the registration.

Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. each morning. Camp will start promptly at 8 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. with Extended Care (additional cost and sign-up) running from 3–5:30 p.m. Because there is no supervision before 7:30 a.m., please do not drop off your camper before that time.

Yes, there is a lost and found bin located by the camp office. After each week, all items that remain are packaged by week and placed in a storage room. Leaders can help campers look for items left during the previous week. Parents may also look through the lost and found for missing items by asking a director.

Yes, for your camper’s security, anyone picking up your camper (including parents and legal guardians) must present a photo ID.

What to Bring

We provide both a lunch and a snack each day of camp. Campers enjoy balanced meals prepared by experienced cooks. The dining menu is on a two-week rotation, providing various meal options for campers who attend consecutive weeks. Each week’s menu is updated online on Sunday afternoons.

Campers may also bring a sack lunch if they have special dietary needs or do not prefer what is on that day’s menu. Because of potential allergy issues, campers should not bring food to share with other campers (including birthday cakes, cookies, cupcakes, candy, etc.).

No. We provide both a lunch and a snack.

Discover Day Camp T-shirts are available for $10 online. Shirts will be delivered to campers during camp, and campers who wear them on Fridays get free candy—as much as they can consecutively catch!

We recommend campers bring a bag with tennis shoes (if they are wearing open-toed shoes to camp) and a light jacket or sweater. Campers may bring a blanket for siesta. Older campers may bring a wholesome book to read during siesta.

No. To prevent items from being broken, lost, or becoming a hazard to other campers, toys should not be brought to camp. This includes stuffed animals, Legos, trading cards, etc. Discover Day Camp has all the equipment needed to have a fun-filled day.

We ask that no electronic devices be brought to camp, including cell phones. If you need to reach your camper, call the camp office, and we will pass on a message to your camper. If there is an emergency and you need to speak to your camper, a camp director will help the camper call you.

  • Because of potential allergy issues, campers should not bring food to share with other campers (including birthday cakes, cookies, cupcakes, candy, etc.).
  • For safety reasons, campers should not wear Heelys or other shoes with wheels at camp.
  • To prevent items from being broken, lost, or becoming a hazard to other campers, toys should not be brought to camp. This includes stuffed animals, Legos, trading cards, etc.
  • No weapons of any kind should be brought to camp. This includes pocket knives, files, scissors, or other sharp objects.
  • No items intended for selling may be brought to camp.
  • Campers should not wear shirts with writing or pictures that are contrary to biblical principles.

Medical

Yes. We have a camp nurse available to meet camper needs and to distribute medication.

During the registration process, parents may authorize the nurse to administer some basic medication as needed (Benadryl, Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Tums, and swimmer’s ear drops).

If a camper will be bringing any routine or as-needed prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins/supplements, or essential oils, a Medical Release form must be submitted.

A Medical Release form is required for any camper who:

  • Has a medical, emotional, behavioral, or physical condition.
  • Has a food or environmental allergy.
  • Will be bringing any routine or as-needed prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins/supplements, or essential oils.

We cannot administer prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins/supplements, or essential oils without a healthcare professional’s signed authorization on the Medical Release form. Campers are responsible for picking up their medications before leaving camp.

If your camper’s condition is a current problem and/or something that will affect behavior or participation in camp, a Medical Release form must be completed and sent in.

Yes, a Medical Release form signed by a healthcare professional is required for a current medical condition even if your child is not currently taking medication.

The Medical Release form must be received in our office before your child’s camp week starts. We will need to review this form to make sure we can safely accommodate your camper’s needs. Then, we’ll finalize your registration, process payment, and send your confirmation e-mail.

Please have the camper’s medications in the original containers, place the containers in a clear, resealable bag with the camper’s name clearly noted, and give the medication to the camp nurse (who will be at check-in each Monday morning) or turn in the medication at the camp nurse office the rest of the week.

The Medical Release form must be received in our office before your child's camp week starts to drop off medications at camp.

The camp nurse has a small refrigerator specifically for storing medication that needs to remain cold.

Discover Day Camp is not a nut/peanut-free, gluten-free, or dye-free camp. Campers must know what foods they need to avoid. Campers may bring a sack lunch and a snack if they have special dietary needs or do not like what is being served. Check out our camp menu to see the food typically served at camp.

Yes, you’ll be contacted if there’s any type of medical situation involving your child.

If a camper’s medication is left at camp, it will be held for one week and then disposed of if not claimed.

To check if your camper’s medication was left at camp, please call (850) 969-1689.

Activities & Facilities

Campers participate in classroom instruction, academic games, field trips to the planetarium, guided outdoor exploration on campus, and many more exciting games in the gym, atrium, and outside playground area. Teams are grouped according to grade level.