We are so excited for your child to come to Camp Hemlock!
Some useful information about camp is below.
· Packing lists can be found at https://www.camphemlock.org/downloads.
· Frequently Asked Questions can be found at https://www.camphemlock.org/frequently-asked-questions.
Be sure you put the correct address in your GPS. There are other Camp Hemlocks on the east coast. We don’t want you to drive to Pennsylvania by mistake :-).
Camp Hemlock 2828 Trout Run Road, Wardensville, WV 26851
Arrival time is from 2-4pm.
We have two entrances. The first entrance at 2828 Trout Run Road is our main entrance. You get to drive through the creek, which is usually only an inch or two deep. If the water is high, we will direct you to our second entrance. Cross the creek bridge and drive up the hill into camp unless we redirect you due to excessive water.
Don’t want to drive through the creek or just want to see the new bridge? Our second entrance is 0.2 miles further down the road at 3108 Trout Run Road. There is a Camp Hemlock sign on the right. Cross the wooden bridge and follow the road a short distance into camp.
You will quickly see where the other cars are parked. Head towards the Lodge (the big green building) for registration. Bathrooms are inside. Our staff will help you unload your car after registration.
At the registration table you will sign in, hand over any store money, and get a camp t-shirt. Then you will move to the medical staff to hand in your medical form and any medication. After that, the staff will help you get your belongings to your cabin and to meet your counselor. After unpacking it will be time to say goodbye.
The camp store will be open on arrival day, as well as each day after lunch and dinner. The store sells snacks, sweatshirts, water bottles, and other camp items. $20-25 is the average amount people bring, though some do bring more.
Mail Call is a big deal during lunchtime at camp. If anyone receives 3 or more letters in the same day, the whole camp sings them a song and the camper has to run around the dining hall, often with the rest of their cabin joining them. Letters should be actual letters versus postcards. Check out the packing list for our address and some Do’s and Don’ts for letters. Some parents write the letters ahead of time and secretly hand them over at registration. Please write on them which day you want the letter delivered.
Phones at Camp
We practice digital detox at camp. By disconnecting from electronic devices, everyone will connect better with each other. There is also next to no cellular signal at camp. We have a camp phone and will call you if there are problems or emergencies. Please have your child leave his phone at home. Campers cannot have them even for picture taking purposes. If your child is carpooling with a friend, and you want him to have the phone for the ride, that is fine. He will need to power it off and put it in the bottom of his suitcase for his time at camp. We are not responsible for lost or stolen phones.
Being sick at camp is no fun. If your child has a fever or is significantly ill, we will call you and ask you to come pick them up. If you haven’t done so already be sure to:
· Ensure your child’s medications list is accurate and complete. Note: To view/add/edit Medications, log into your account, select the desired family member, then use the ‘Medications’ dropdown at the bottom of the page.
In Case of Emergency
You will be contacted if there is an emergency or problem with your camper. Otherwise, no news is very good news.
Finally, please don’t forget to pick your son up at the end of the week! Pickup time is Saturday between 10-12.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org