Frequently Asked Questions

You are loved. You matter.
You belong here.

  Is Camp Hermosa a nut-free camp?

We do our best to keep the camp property free of nuts. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a 100% allergen-free environment. If your child has a life-threatening allergy, please make sure you let us know. You can chat with the camp nurse when you drop off your child about what the allergy looks like and how to treat it if required.

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Can I bring my phone / laptop / other expensive technology?

We discourage the use of phones and other technology while at camp, and we aren’t responsible for the safekeeping of any devices at camp (unless you turn your device over to the Camp Manager for the week).

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Can I bring my dog to pickup or dropoff?

We love dogs, but please leave your furry family members at home.

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Can I still come to camp even if I don’t identify as a Christian?

Of course you can!

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Can my child be placed in a cabin with a specific friend or cabin leader?

We can’t make any promises, but we do our best to accommodate all of these requests. Please make sure you complete the appropriate section in the online registration form.

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What should I pack?

We have a sample packing list here: Registration Information.

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What does a typical day at camp look like?

Check out our sample schedule!

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What time should I drop off my camper?

Registration begins at 3:00 on Sunday afternoons.

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What time should I pick up my camper?

Pick up is at 11:00 on Saturday mornings.

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What do I do if my child has any allergies, medications, or emotional/behavioural challenges that might make the week more difficult for them?

Please disclose any details about your child’s health to the camp manager and the camp nurse. We want to work with you to ensure your camper has the best week possible! The nurse will be present at registration on the first day of your child’s week at camp and will be happy to discuss anything health-related with you. All information will remain strictly confidential. All medications must be stored and dispensed by the camp nurse.

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Who will be looking after my kids?

Your children’s safety is our number one priority at camp. Along with our Camp Manager, Resource Worker and other staff we have a high bar for our directors and cabin leaders. Everyone has been screened and trained on how to lead well. We also train our staff and leaders on how to respond to emergencies and many other challenging situations. Along with that many of our leaders are actually regularly employed in careers  related to children and youth and the general well-being of people. To put it simply, we try to find the best people around, who genuinely want to leave a positive impact in the lives of your kids, and have the skills to do so. If you have any specific questions or concerns please reach out to us.

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Is Camp Hermosa an inclusive space for my 2SLGBTQIA+ children?

YES!! In the Spring of 2023 we adopted a new inclusive and affirming policy for our camp with our new strategic plan.  We strive to be a safe place for all people to feel welcome and included in all Camp Hermosa has to offer, while being true to themselves. For more information on how we handle things like washrooms, cabins, and staff training, email manager@camphermosa.org.

My son had such a great time that he is already talking about next year’s camp. Thank you for making his first camp experience so great for him.

Parent