Frequently Asked Questions

General

Who can attend Camp Westminster?


Anyone can attend, within the age requirements of a particular session. We are a non-denominational Christian Camp that welcomes all believers and non-believers.




What is the camper to counselor ratio?


At least one counselor for every 4 campers. On average we have one counselor to every 3 campers.




Will my child be able to be with their friends?


Yes, but make sure you indicate this on the registration form. Cabins are assigned several days prior to each session, so waiting until you get to camp to ask for a particular cabin buddy will be too late.




Where do you get your staff?


Our staff consists of college students and recent high school graduates. We recruit from Christian colleges and churches, but many of our staff come by referral from campers, existing staff, and alumni. All of our staff completes a minimum 11-day staff training requirement prior to each camping season.




What activities are available at Camp Westminster?


Summer camp activities for all ages include: sports (soccer, volleyball, basketball, and other team/field games), horseback riding in rings, swimming, canoeing, fishing, arts & crafts, dance, archery, cooking, sign language, climbing tower and zipline, low ropes course, arrow tag, disc golf and much more. Additionally, campers 10 years old and over may choose horseback trail rides, high ropes challenge course, paintball, and wakeboarding. Each day is divided into five 1-hour activity periods in all sessions except Trail Blazer, which may include a two-hour activity session of horseback riding or ropes course in the morning if your child registers for this beforehand. Otherwise they will follow the traditional 5 period schedule.




How many campers come to a session?


When full, we have 180 overnight campers per session. We have up to 30 day campers per session.




How many campers are there in each cabin?


There are up to, but not more than 10 campers, and two or three counselors in each cabin.




Can I send my child a letter while they are at camp?


Yes! We allow parents to send campers letters or care packages that do not contain food items. Parents may use the Bunk1 system to send letters to their camper, called "Bunk Notes", or send a physical letter to our address. To access Bunk1 you must create an account. If you wish to send a letter or package in the mail, please send it to: Camp Westminster CHILD'S NAME and CABIN 2412 Lake Rockaway Rd. Conyers, GA 30012 You can also purchase fun Camp Westminster gear from our Camp Store to be delivered to your child during the week.




Besides activities, what else do campers do?


Each morning after breakfast, campers attend a Bible study in their cabin. They have two activity periods, lunch, a 45-minute rest/cabin cleanup period, three more activity periods with an afternoon snack, dinner, an all-camp activity, and evening canteen. Each day ends with an evening gathering which includes a camper slide show, skits, Bible songs, and a brief message from the staff. Then it's back to the cabins for a short cabin devotion, showers, and bedtime. You can view our daily schedule here.




Is it possible to pick up a camper early (e.g. Friday morning/afternoon)?


Yes. Let us know when you register your camper so that we can make a note of it. Then please remind us when you check-in your camper on Sunday and we will coordinate with his/her counselor to make sure they are packed and ready when you need to pick them up.




What are the drop-off/pick-up times for the sessions?


For most of our overnight sessions, drop-off is Sunday 3 pm-5 pm, and pick-up is the following Saturday at 9 am. The exceptions to this are: First Timers 1 & 3 - Drop-off Sunday 3 pm-5 pm, pick-up the following Wednesday 9:15 am. First Timers 2 & 4 - Drop-off Wednesday 3 pm, pick-up the following Saturday 9 am. Day Trek sessions run from 8:30 am-5 pmMonday-Friday.




What measures do you take to ensure camper safety?


Camper safety is of utmost importance to us. Please see our list of Camp Safety Guidelines.




What should a camper bring?


You can find this list in our Parent Information or in our What to Bring List.




Can I get a copy of the Parent Information?


Yes, you can view and download our Parent Information. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view it. This booklet provides information on directions to camp, what to bring and what not to bring, camp policies, and pickup and drop off procedures.




Whom should I contact to have a tour of Camp Westminster?


For summer camp tours please contact Reilly Cummings at administrator@campwestminster.org or call 770-483-2225.




What if we have a group that wants to come to camp?


We do have groups that come to camp during the summer. We offer discount rates and a variety of plans to fit the size of your group. Please contact the camp office at (770) 483-2225 or at administrator@campwestminster.org for details.





Financial

What is the fee structure?


There is a $75 registration fee that must be paid for each child. The remaining tuition should be paid at least two weeks prior to the start of your session. Please do not send money to camp with your child. Campers go to canteen twice a day and the cost is included in tuition. Camp Store will be open during drop-off and pickup to buy camp apparel, souvenirs, and convenience items you may have forgotten.




What if we are sending more than one child?


There are discounts available for multiple children. Review the Dates and Rates page for more information.




What is the refund policy?


The $75 registration fee is non-refundable. Remaining tuition paid is fully refundable until two weeks prior to your registered session.




Will you be able to move the deposit I had for one camper towards another camper I am sending?


Yes, if one of the campers in the same household can no longer attend camp, we can allocate the deposit paid for them to other campers in the same household.




Are there group discounts?


Yes, we offer a group discount for groups of 10+ campers. Each camper will receive $20 off of their registration. Please contact our office for more information.




Does Camp Westminster have scholarship assistance?


We offer a couple of different financial assistance options, including Need-Based Scholarships and a Camper Matching Fund program. For more information please visit our Camp Sessions page or contact our office.





Medical

Do you have a nurse on site?


We always have a nurse on the premises. In case of emergencies, Piedmont Rockdale Hospital is less than 5 miles away.




What if my child gets sick and needs a doctor?


Our insurance does not permit us to transport your child to the doctor. You, or someone you know will need to pick them up and take them to your physician. If the doctor says it is okay for your child to return to camp, we would love to have them back.