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Typical Day at Camp

Below is a sample schedule of a typical day at Camp Red Arrow for Overnight Camp and Day Camp.

  • Can I send my child to a week they are a bit to old/young for?
    Camp programs are designed for the developmental ages indicated, with safety, interest, and spiritual/emotional development in mind. Your child will enjoy and benefit from a week of camp designed for them, with friends of similar age. Thank you for registering for the appropriate camp week.
  • When do I pick-up my camper? What is the Procedure
    Camp ends at 4:45 pm on Friday afternoon. Please pick your camper up at this time. BEFORE YOU COME, make sure you are listed on the camper pick-up form and that you bring the card you were given at registration. For safety reasons, your camper will not be released to you unless you are on that list and have that card. IF the pick-up person changes please let us know early (office number 540-399-1022). COME IN AT THE FRONT GATE, then drive slowly down to the camp. You will be directed where to park. After parking, proceed to the cabins to pick up your camper. BEFORE YOU LEAVE, GO TO THE SNACK SHACK PAVILION TO… - Pick up your child’s medications from the first-aid provider - Check the lost and found table - Visit the snack shack/camp store one last time
  • How does “Lost and Found” work?
    PLEASE mark all clothing and belongings with your camper’s name. Use a permanent marker on disposable cameras, towels, toiletries, water bottles, etc., before you arrive! Lost and Found items not requested within two weeks will be given away. Camp Red Arrow is not responsible for lost or stolen items. We do not mail found items back to the campers unless arrangements are made for the recipient to cover postage. Otherwise, the items may be picked up at the camp. You can make arrangements by calling the camp office at (540) 399-1022.
  • How do I send my camper mail?
    Campers love to receive mail! Mail is delivered to campers each day at lunch. To contact your camper, feel free to send a letter (or letters) via “snail mail” or "email". Please include the full name of your camper and cabin number on all letters. We have found that email is the best way to insure that your camper will receive your mail. If using email, emails must be received by 11 AM in order to arrive in time for the daily mail delivery. Snail Mail is: Camp Red Arrow 22338 Arrowhead Trail Stevensburg, VA 22741 Email is: cracamper@gmail.com Please send all emails for that day no later than 11 AM with the camper’s name and cabin number as the subject. Email is the best way to make sure that your camper gets mail.
  • What does my camper need for a week at camp?
    What to Bring Bible Notebook with pen or pencil Snack Shop Money (turn in at check-in table on Monday) Missionary Offering (give at check-in table on Monday) Flashlight Bug Spray Sunscreen Sleeping Bag or Sheets & Blanket Pillow Towels--swimming and bath Toiletries (toothbrush & toothpaste, shampoo & soap, etc.) Clothing for 6 days (modest & comfortable play clothes) Suitable footwear that fits well (i.e., Sneakers for play, flip flops for shower & poolside, water shoes for water games, etc.) An extra pair of socks Swimsuit (modest one piece) Raincoat Camera (optional) Water Bottle (optional, no glass) What Not to Bring cell phones or electronic devices food: snacks/drinks clothing with worldly advertisements, vulgar or graphic expressions fireworks weapons knives illegal drugs tobacco products vape items alcoholic drinks NOTE: the above list of "What Not to Bring" is for the safety and enjoyment of all the campers.
  • What Kind of Clothing Should my Camper Bring to Wear?
    We ask that clothing be modest, comfortable and loose fitting with all shorts and skirts reaching the top of the knee. Tank tops, halter tops, low cut, sleeveless shirts, or shirts revealing the midriff are not allowed. T-shirts should not contain offensive language or images. We ask that girls bring a modest one-piece swimsuit.
  • Why are cell phones not allowed?
    We find that cell phones can distract from our busy camp program as well as be a possible safety issue. We want campers to "unplug from screen time and get plugged into God and the great outdoors!" So, in order to minimize distractions and possible safety issues, campers will not be allowed to have their cell phones or tablets during their stay at camp. They can either leave their devices at home with you or they can leave their phones with our office staff. If your camper chooses to leave their device(s) with our staff, please place them in a zip-lock bag marked with the camper’s name. Cell phones/tablets left with our office staff will have them returned to the camper just before pickup time. IF there is an emergency, we will contact you or allow your camper to use the office phone to call you.
  • Can I Talk to My Camper During the Week?
    We highly encourage sending mail to send a message to your camper. Most campers look forward to receiving mail at our daily lunch-time mail delivery. We do discourage phone calls, unless it is an emergency. Phone calls can be very distracting and there just isn’t enough time for calls in our busy schedule. IF there is an emergency on your part, then you will be able to get in touch with your child by calling our main office number: (540) 399-1022. And IF your child needs to get in touch with you, they can get permission by talking to their counselor or other adult staff member.
  • Will My Camper be Able to Call Home?
    IF your child has an emergency and needs to get in touch with you, they can get permission to call home by talking to their counselor or other adult staff member.
  • Will My Camper Need Money During the Week?
    Campers will have daily opportunities to shop in our camp snack shack/store. The snack shack is open twice a day. It offers a wide variety of snacks and drinks … healthy and “junky”. We also strive to stock pre-packaged snacks for campers with food allergies. We limit campers to 2 snack/drink choices at each scheduled snack time in order to avoid over-indulgence. Most items are $1. Any money you put on your camper’s snack shack account will be placed on a snack card that they will have access to at the appropriate times … no need to worry about lost/stolen cards. The camp store is open once a day and also offers a wide range of affordable items from forgotten toiletries to stuffed animals and toys to T-shirts and hoodies. There are items for all budgets. Prices start at $1. Your camper’s snack card also works in the camp store. To avoid lost or stolen money, we strongly encourage you to put all the money on the snack card that you think your camper will need for the week. It is best if your camper does not keep extra money in their pockets or luggage as it is too easy to lose. IF more money is needed, the office can get a message to you and ask if you want more added. Before the end of the week, each camper will have the option of using their balance for last minute purchases or a donation to the summer mission program. For simplified bookkeeping there will be no refunds of any unused balance, so please don't add too much to their account. A good starting point for a camper who is just getting 1 snack and 1 drink per snack time without any extra shopping is $16.
  • What Supervision is There for Campers?
    Camp Red Arrow counselors are with their camper groups at all times. In addition to providing the required supervision of each and every camper, these counselors also work diligently to engage your camper in conversation and activities. They enhance your child’s camp experience by encouraging participation in a wide range of activities. Besides the counselors, there are many other trained staff members either working with your camper at various points throughout the day or working behind the scenes to make sure your camper is safe, fed and well-taken care of.
  • Are There Water Activities?
    Lake: We have a 3-acre lake with various boats and canoes available. We require the staff and campers to wear life jackets while participating in these activities. We also offer opportunities for fishing from the shore. Pool: We have a 100,000-gallon pool that goes from 3 feet to over 12 feet. All campers swimming in the deep end must pass a swimming test. We have trained lifeguards on duty during swim time.
  • What Happens if My Camper Gets Sick or Hurt?
    Most of our counselors and staff members have CPR and first aid training. We also have a trained dedicated First-Aid Provider that handles the dispensing of all medications & supplements as well as responds to all emergencies. Please Note: All camper medications and supplements must be turned in to the First-Aid Provider upon check-in. Prescription medications must be in their original packaging with instructions. Supplements must be clearly labeled with name and instructions.
  • What if My Camper is Taking a Prescribed Medication or Supplement?
    All camper medications and supplements must be turned in to the First-Aid Provider upon check-in. Prescription medications must be in their original packaging with instructions. Supplements must also be clearly labeled. All supplements and all medicine will be given by our First-Aid Provider.
  • Can I send my child to a week they are a bit too old/young for?
    Camp programs are designed for the developmental ages indicated, with safety, interest, and spiritual/emotional development in mind. Your child will enjoy and benefit from a week of camp designed for them, with friends of similar age. Thank you for registering for the appropriate camp week.
  • When do I drop off or pick-up my camper? What is the Procedure
    Day Campers are to be checked in on Monday morning of their camp week between 8:30-9:30 am. Enter the front gate and proceed down the camp road towards the camp. Camp staff will direct you to the parking area. After parking, walk over to the Dining Hall to check in your camper(s). More directions will be given to you when inside the Dining Hall. Day Campers are to be picked up Monday thru Friday between 4:45-5:15 pm. Enter the front gate of the camp and proceed to the snack pavilion. Drive slowly and watch out for campers. Make sure that the numbered placard issued to you at check-in is located on the passenger side dashboard. Anyone without the placard will need to show a photo ID and must already be listed on the camper pick-up form. IF the pick-up person changes please let us know early for safety reasons (office number 540-399-1022). On Friday, please check the lost and found table at the pavilion for any items your camper may be missing. At this time, you may also visit the Snack Shack/Camp Store for last minute purchases. Morning Drop off Tuesday-Friday is at 8:30 at the snack pavilion. Please do not release children from your vehicle before 8:30 and/or the staff lets you know they are ready to receive and supervise campers. If adding money to your camper’s Snack Shack/Camp Store account mid-week, please put money in a bag or envelope marked with the camper’s name and give it to a staff member when you arrive.
  • What does my camper need each day during day camp?
    What to Bring Bible Notebook with pen or pencil Back Pack/Book Bag to keep things in Refillable Water Bottle (no glass) Snack Shop Money (minimum suggested amount of $10; turn in at check-in table on Monday) Missionary Offering (give at check-in table on Monday) Bug Spray Sunscreen Towel for swimming Suitable footwear that fits well (i.e., Sneakers for play, flip flops or water shoes for pool time) Swimsuit (modest one piece) Plastic bag for wet bathing suits Note: Lunch is provided; snacks are available for purchase in the Snack Shack. What Not to Bring cell phones or electronic devices food: snacks/drinks unless needed due to dietary restrictions or a picky eater clothing with worldly advertisements, vulgar or graphic expressions fireworks weapons knives illegal drugs tobacco products vape items alcoholic drinks NOTE: the above list of "What Not to Bring" is for the safety and enjoyment of all the campers.
  • What Kind of Clothing Should my Camper Wear?
    We ask that clothing be modest, comfortable and loose fitting with all shorts and skirts reaching the top of the knee. Tank tops, halter tops, low cut, sleeveless shirts, or shirts revealing the midriff are not allowed. T-shirts should not contain offensive language or images. We ask that girls bring a modest one-piece swimsuit.
  • Why are cell phones not allowed?
    We find that cell phones can distract from our busy camp program as well as be a possible safety issue. We want campers to "unplug from screen time and get plugged into God and the great outdoors!" So, in order to minimize distractions and possible safety issues, campers will not be allowed to have their cell phones or tablets during their stay at camp. They can either leave their devices at home with you or they can leave their phones with our office staff. If your camper chooses to leave their device(s) with our staff, please place them in a zip-lock bag marked with the camper’s name. Cell phones/tablets left with our office staff will have them returned to the camper just before pickup time. IF there is an emergency, we will contact you or allow your camper to use the office phone to call you.
  • Can I Talk to My Camper During the Week?
    We highly encourage sending mail to send a message to your camper. Most campers look forward to receiving mail at our daily lunch-time mail delivery. We do discourage phone calls, unless it is an emergency. Phone calls can be very distracting and there just isn’t enough time for calls in our busy schedule. IF there is an emergency on your part, then you will be able to get in touch with your child by calling our main office number: (540) 399-1022. And IF your child needs to get in touch with you, they can get permission by talking to their counselor or other adult staff member.
  • Will My Camper be Able to Call Home?
    IF your child has an emergency and needs to get in touch with you, they can get permission to call home by talking to their counselor or other adult staff member.
  • How do I send my camper mail?
    Campers love to receive mail! Mail is delivered to campers each day at lunch. To contact your camper, feel free to send a letter (or letters) via “snail mail” or "email". Please include the full name of your camper and cabin number on all letters. We have found that email is the best way to insure that your camper will receive your mail. If using email, emails must be received by 11 AM in order to arrive in time for the daily mail delivery. Snail Mail is: Camp Red Arrow 22338 Arrowhead Trail Stevensburg, VA 22741 Email is: cracamper@gmail.com Please send all emails for that day no later than 11 AM with the camper’s name and cabin number as the subject. Email is the best way to make sure that your camper gets mail.
  • How does “Lost and Found” work?
    PLEASE mark all clothing and belongings with your camper’s name. Use a permanent marker on disposable cameras, towels, toiletries, water bottles, etc., before you arrive! Lost and Found items not requested within two weeks will be given away. Camp Red Arrow is not responsible for lost or stolen items. We do not mail found items back to the campers unless arrangements are made for the recipient to cover postage. Otherwise, the items may be picked up at the camp. You can make arrangements by calling the camp office at (540) 399-1022.
  • Will My Camper Need Money During the Week?
    Campers will have daily opportunities to shop in our camp snack shack/store. The snack shack is open once a day for day campers. It offers a wide variety of snacks and drinks … healthy and “junky”. We also strive to stock pre-packaged snacks for campers with food allergies. We limit campers to 2 snack/drink choices at each scheduled snack time in order to avoid over-indulgence. Most items are $1. Any money you put on your camper’s snack shack account will be placed on a snack card that they will have access to at the appropriate times … no need to worry about lost/stolen cards. The camp store is open once a day and also offers a wide range of affordable items from forgotten toiletries to stuffed animals and toys to T-shirts and hoodies. There are items for all budgets. Prices start at $1. Your camper’s snack card also works in the camp store. To avoid lost or stolen money, we strongly encourage you to put all the money on the snack card that you think your camper will need for the week. It is best if your camper does not keep extra money in their pockets or luggage as it is too easy to lose. IF more money is needed, the office can get a message to you and ask if you want more added. Before the end of the week, each camper will have the option of using their balance for last minute purchases or a donation to the summer mission program. For simplified bookkeeping there will be no refunds of any unused balance, so please don't add too much to their account. A good starting point for a camper who is just getting 1 snack and 1 drink per snack time without any extra shopping is $10.
  • What Supervision is There for Campers?
    Camp Red Arrow counselors are with their camper groups at all times. In addition to providing the required supervision of each and every camper, these counselors also work diligently to engage your camper in conversation and activities. They enhance your child’s camp experience by encouraging participation in a wide range of activities. Besides the counselors, there are many other trained staff members either working with your camper at various points throughout the day or working behind the scenes to make sure your camper is safe, fed and well-taken care of.
  • Are There Water Activities?
    Lake: We have a 3-acre lake with various boats and canoes available. We require the staff and campers to wear life jackets while participating in these activities. We also offer opportunities for fishing from the shore. Pool: We have a 100,000-gallon pool that goes from 3 feet to over 12 feet. All campers swimming in the deep end must pass a swimming test. We have trained lifeguards on duty during swim time.
  • What Happens if My Camper Gets Sick or Hurt?
    Most of our counselors and staff members have CPR and first aid training. We also have a trained dedicated First-Aid Provider that handles the dispensing of all medications & supplements as well as responds to all emergencies. Please Note: All camper medications and supplements must be turned in to the First-Aid Provider upon check-in. Prescription medications must be in their original packaging with instructions. Supplements must be clearly labeled with name and instructions.
  • What if My Camper is Taking a Prescribed Medication or Supplement?
    All camper medications and supplements must be turned in to the First-Aid Provider upon check-in. Prescription medications must be in their original packaging with instructions. Supplements must also be clearly labeled. All supplements and all medicine will be given by our First-Aid Provider.
  • Can I send my child to a week they are a bit to old/young for?
    Camp programs are designed for the developmental ages indicated, with safety, interest, and spiritual/emotional development in mind. Your child will enjoy and benefit from a week of camp designed for them, with friends of similar age. Thank you for registering for the appropriate camp week.
  • When do I pick-up my camper? What is the Procedure
    Camp ends at 4:45 pm on Friday afternoon. Please pick your camper up at this time. BEFORE YOU COME, make sure you are listed on the camper pick-up form and that you bring the card you were given at registration. For safety reasons, your camper will not be released to you unless you are on that list and have that card. IF the pick-up person changes please let us know early (office number 540-399-1022). COME IN AT THE FRONT GATE, then drive slowly down to the camp. You will be directed where to park. After parking, proceed to the cabins to pick up your camper. BEFORE YOU LEAVE, GO TO THE SNACK SHACK PAVILION TO… - Pick up your child’s medications from the first-aid provider - Check the lost and found table - Visit the snack shack/camp store one last time
  • How does “Lost and Found” work?
    PLEASE mark all clothing and belongings with your camper’s name. Use a permanent marker on disposable cameras, towels, toiletries, water bottles, etc., before you arrive! Lost and Found items not requested within two weeks will be given away. Camp Red Arrow is not responsible for lost or stolen items. We do not mail found items back to the campers unless arrangements are made for the recipient to cover postage. Otherwise, the items may be picked up at the camp. You can make arrangements by calling the camp office at (540) 399-1022.
  • How do I send my camper mail?
    Campers love to receive mail! Mail is delivered to campers each day at lunch. To contact your camper, feel free to send a letter (or letters) via “snail mail” or "email". Please include the full name of your camper and cabin number on all letters. We have found that email is the best way to insure that your camper will receive your mail. If using email, emails must be received by 11 AM in order to arrive in time for the daily mail delivery. Snail Mail is: Camp Red Arrow 22338 Arrowhead Trail Stevensburg, VA 22741 Email is: cracamper@gmail.com Please send all emails for that day no later than 11 AM with the camper’s name and cabin number as the subject. Email is the best way to make sure that your camper gets mail.
  • What does my camper need for a week at camp?
    What to Bring Bible Notebook with pen or pencil Snack Shop Money (turn in at check-in table on Monday) Missionary Offering (give at check-in table on Monday) Flashlight Bug Spray Sunscreen Sleeping Bag or Sheets & Blanket Pillow Towels--swimming and bath Toiletries (toothbrush & toothpaste, shampoo & soap, etc.) Clothing for 6 days (modest & comfortable play clothes) Suitable footwear that fits well (i.e., Sneakers for play, flip flops for shower & poolside, water shoes for water games, etc.) An extra pair of socks Swimsuit (modest one piece) Raincoat Camera (optional) Water Bottle (optional, no glass) What Not to Bring cell phones or electronic devices food: snacks/drinks clothing with worldly advertisements, vulgar or graphic expressions fireworks weapons knives illegal drugs tobacco products vape items alcoholic drinks NOTE: the above list of "What Not to Bring" is for the safety and enjoyment of all the campers.
  • What Kind of Clothing Should my Camper Bring to Wear?
    We ask that clothing be modest, comfortable and loose fitting with all shorts and skirts reaching the top of the knee. Tank tops, halter tops, low cut, sleeveless shirts, or shirts revealing the midriff are not allowed. T-shirts should not contain offensive language or images. We ask that girls bring a modest one-piece swimsuit.
  • Why are cell phones not allowed?
    We find that cell phones can distract from our busy camp program as well as be a possible safety issue. We want campers to "unplug from screen time and get plugged into God and the great outdoors!" So, in order to minimize distractions and possible safety issues, campers will not be allowed to have their cell phones or tablets during their stay at camp. They can either leave their devices at home with you or they can leave their phones with our office staff. If your camper chooses to leave their device(s) with our staff, please place them in a zip-lock bag marked with the camper’s name. Cell phones/tablets left with our office staff will have them returned to the camper just before pickup time. IF there is an emergency, we will contact you or allow your camper to use the office phone to call you.
  • Can I Talk to My Camper During the Week?
    We highly encourage sending mail to send a message to your camper. Most campers look forward to receiving mail at our daily lunch-time mail delivery. We do discourage phone calls, unless it is an emergency. Phone calls can be very distracting and there just isn’t enough time for calls in our busy schedule. IF there is an emergency on your part, then you will be able to get in touch with your child by calling our main office number: (540) 399-1022. And IF your child needs to get in touch with you, they can get permission by talking to their counselor or other adult staff member.
  • Will My Camper be Able to Call Home?
    IF your child has an emergency and needs to get in touch with you, they can get permission to call home by talking to their counselor or other adult staff member.
  • Will My Camper Need Money During the Week?
    Campers will have daily opportunities to shop in our camp snack shack/store. The snack shack is open twice a day. It offers a wide variety of snacks and drinks … healthy and “junky”. We also strive to stock pre-packaged snacks for campers with food allergies. We limit campers to 2 snack/drink choices at each scheduled snack time in order to avoid over-indulgence. Most items are $1. Any money you put on your camper’s snack shack account will be placed on a snack card that they will have access to at the appropriate times … no need to worry about lost/stolen cards. The camp store is open once a day and also offers a wide range of affordable items from forgotten toiletries to stuffed animals and toys to T-shirts and hoodies. There are items for all budgets. Prices start at $1. Your camper’s snack card also works in the camp store. To avoid lost or stolen money, we strongly encourage you to put all the money on the snack card that you think your camper will need for the week. It is best if your camper does not keep extra money in their pockets or luggage as it is too easy to lose. IF more money is needed, the office can get a message to you and ask if you want more added. Before the end of the week, each camper will have the option of using their balance for last minute purchases or a donation to the summer mission program. For simplified bookkeeping there will be no refunds of any unused balance, so please don't add too much to their account. A good starting point for a camper who is just getting 1 snack and 1 drink per snack time without any extra shopping is $16.
  • What Supervision is There for Campers?
    Camp Red Arrow counselors are with their camper groups at all times. In addition to providing the required supervision of each and every camper, these counselors also work diligently to engage your camper in conversation and activities. They enhance your child’s camp experience by encouraging participation in a wide range of activities. Besides the counselors, there are many other trained staff members either working with your camper at various points throughout the day or working behind the scenes to make sure your camper is safe, fed and well-taken care of.
  • Are There Water Activities?
    Lake: We have a 3-acre lake with various boats and canoes available. We require the staff and campers to wear life jackets while participating in these activities. We also offer opportunities for fishing from the shore. Pool: We have a 100,000-gallon pool that goes from 3 feet to over 12 feet. All campers swimming in the deep end must pass a swimming test. We have trained lifeguards on duty during swim time.
  • What Happens if My Camper Gets Sick or Hurt?
    Most of our counselors and staff members have CPR and first aid training. We also have a trained dedicated First-Aid Provider that handles the dispensing of all medications & supplements as well as responds to all emergencies. Please Note: All camper medications and supplements must be turned in to the First-Aid Provider upon check-in. Prescription medications must be in their original packaging with instructions. Supplements must be clearly labeled with name and instructions.
  • What if My Camper is Taking a Prescribed Medication or Supplement?
    All camper medications and supplements must be turned in to the First-Aid Provider upon check-in. Prescription medications must be in their original packaging with instructions. Supplements must also be clearly labeled. All supplements and all medicine will be given by our First-Aid Provider.
  • Can I send my child to a week they are a bit too old/young for?
    Camp programs are designed for the developmental ages indicated, with safety, interest, and spiritual/emotional development in mind. Your child will enjoy and benefit from a week of camp designed for them, with friends of similar age. Thank you for registering for the appropriate camp week.
  • When do I drop off or pick-up my camper? What is the Procedure
    Day Campers are to be checked in on Monday morning of their camp week between 8:30-9:30 am. Enter the front gate and proceed down the camp road towards the camp. Camp staff will direct you to the parking area. After parking, walk over to the Dining Hall to check in your camper(s). More directions will be given to you when inside the Dining Hall. Day Campers are to be picked up Monday thru Friday between 4:45-5:15 pm. Enter the front gate of the camp and proceed to the snack pavilion. Drive slowly and watch out for campers. Make sure that the numbered placard issued to you at check-in is located on the passenger side dashboard. Anyone without the placard will need to show a photo ID and must already be listed on the camper pick-up form. IF the pick-up person changes please let us know early for safety reasons (office number 540-399-1022). On Friday, please check the lost and found table at the pavilion for any items your camper may be missing. At this time, you may also visit the Snack Shack/Camp Store for last minute purchases. Morning Drop off Tuesday-Friday is at 8:30 at the snack pavilion. Please do not release children from your vehicle before 8:30 and/or the staff lets you know they are ready to receive and supervise campers. If adding money to your camper’s Snack Shack/Camp Store account mid-week, please put money in a bag or envelope marked with the camper’s name and give it to a staff member when you arrive.
  • What does my camper need each day during day camp?
    What to Bring Bible Notebook with pen or pencil Back Pack/Book Bag to keep things in Refillable Water Bottle (no glass) Snack Shop Money (minimum suggested amount of $10; turn in at check-in table on Monday) Missionary Offering (give at check-in table on Monday) Bug Spray Sunscreen Towel for swimming Suitable footwear that fits well (i.e., Sneakers for play, flip flops or water shoes for pool time) Swimsuit (modest one piece) Plastic bag for wet bathing suits Note: Lunch is provided; snacks are available for purchase in the Snack Shack. What Not to Bring cell phones or electronic devices food: snacks/drinks unless needed due to dietary restrictions or a picky eater clothing with worldly advertisements, vulgar or graphic expressions fireworks weapons knives illegal drugs tobacco products vape items alcoholic drinks NOTE: the above list of "What Not to Bring" is for the safety and enjoyment of all the campers.
  • What Kind of Clothing Should my Camper Wear?
    We ask that clothing be modest, comfortable and loose fitting with all shorts and skirts reaching the top of the knee. Tank tops, halter tops, low cut, sleeveless shirts, or shirts revealing the midriff are not allowed. T-shirts should not contain offensive language or images. We ask that girls bring a modest one-piece swimsuit.
  • Why are cell phones not allowed?
    We find that cell phones can distract from our busy camp program as well as be a possible safety issue. We want campers to "unplug from screen time and get plugged into God and the great outdoors!" So, in order to minimize distractions and possible safety issues, campers will not be allowed to have their cell phones or tablets during their stay at camp. They can either leave their devices at home with you or they can leave their phones with our office staff. If your camper chooses to leave their device(s) with our staff, please place them in a zip-lock bag marked with the camper’s name. Cell phones/tablets left with our office staff will have them returned to the camper just before pickup time. IF there is an emergency, we will contact you or allow your camper to use the office phone to call you.
  • Can I Talk to My Camper During the Week?
    We highly encourage sending mail to send a message to your camper. Most campers look forward to receiving mail at our daily lunch-time mail delivery. We do discourage phone calls, unless it is an emergency. Phone calls can be very distracting and there just isn’t enough time for calls in our busy schedule. IF there is an emergency on your part, then you will be able to get in touch with your child by calling our main office number: (540) 399-1022. And IF your child needs to get in touch with you, they can get permission by talking to their counselor or other adult staff member.
  • Will My Camper be Able to Call Home?
    IF your child has an emergency and needs to get in touch with you, they can get permission to call home by talking to their counselor or other adult staff member.
  • How do I send my camper mail?
    Campers love to receive mail! Mail is delivered to campers each day at lunch. To contact your camper, feel free to send a letter (or letters) via “snail mail” or "email". Please include the full name of your camper and cabin number on all letters. We have found that email is the best way to insure that your camper will receive your mail. If using email, emails must be received by 11 AM in order to arrive in time for the daily mail delivery. Snail Mail is: Camp Red Arrow 22338 Arrowhead Trail Stevensburg, VA 22741 Email is: cracamper@gmail.com Please send all emails for that day no later than 11 AM with the camper’s name and cabin number as the subject. Email is the best way to make sure that your camper gets mail.
  • How does “Lost and Found” work?
    PLEASE mark all clothing and belongings with your camper’s name. Use a permanent marker on disposable cameras, towels, toiletries, water bottles, etc., before you arrive! Lost and Found items not requested within two weeks will be given away. Camp Red Arrow is not responsible for lost or stolen items. We do not mail found items back to the campers unless arrangements are made for the recipient to cover postage. Otherwise, the items may be picked up at the camp. You can make arrangements by calling the camp office at (540) 399-1022.
  • Will My Camper Need Money During the Week?
    Campers will have daily opportunities to shop in our camp snack shack/store. The snack shack is open once a day for day campers. It offers a wide variety of snacks and drinks … healthy and “junky”. We also strive to stock pre-packaged snacks for campers with food allergies. We limit campers to 2 snack/drink choices at each scheduled snack time in order to avoid over-indulgence. Most items are $1. Any money you put on your camper’s snack shack account will be placed on a snack card that they will have access to at the appropriate times … no need to worry about lost/stolen cards. The camp store is open once a day and also offers a wide range of affordable items from forgotten toiletries to stuffed animals and toys to T-shirts and hoodies. There are items for all budgets. Prices start at $1. Your camper’s snack card also works in the camp store. To avoid lost or stolen money, we strongly encourage you to put all the money on the snack card that you think your camper will need for the week. It is best if your camper does not keep extra money in their pockets or luggage as it is too easy to lose. IF more money is needed, the office can get a message to you and ask if you want more added. Before the end of the week, each camper will have the option of using their balance for last minute purchases or a donation to the summer mission program. For simplified bookkeeping there will be no refunds of any unused balance, so please don't add too much to their account. A good starting point for a camper who is just getting 1 snack and 1 drink per snack time without any extra shopping is $10.
  • What Supervision is There for Campers?
    Camp Red Arrow counselors are with their camper groups at all times. In addition to providing the required supervision of each and every camper, these counselors also work diligently to engage your camper in conversation and activities. They enhance your child’s camp experience by encouraging participation in a wide range of activities. Besides the counselors, there are many other trained staff members either working with your camper at various points throughout the day or working behind the scenes to make sure your camper is safe, fed and well-taken care of.
  • Are There Water Activities?
    Lake: We have a 3-acre lake with various boats and canoes available. We require the staff and campers to wear life jackets while participating in these activities. We also offer opportunities for fishing from the shore. Pool: We have a 100,000-gallon pool that goes from 3 feet to over 12 feet. All campers swimming in the deep end must pass a swimming test. We have trained lifeguards on duty during swim time.
  • What Happens if My Camper Gets Sick or Hurt?
    Most of our counselors and staff members have CPR and first aid training. We also have a trained dedicated First-Aid Provider that handles the dispensing of all medications & supplements as well as responds to all emergencies. Please Note: All camper medications and supplements must be turned in to the First-Aid Provider upon check-in. Prescription medications must be in their original packaging with instructions. Supplements must be clearly labeled with name and instructions.
  • What if My Camper is Taking a Prescribed Medication or Supplement?
    All camper medications and supplements must be turned in to the First-Aid Provider upon check-in. Prescription medications must be in their original packaging with instructions. Supplements must also be clearly labeled. All supplements and all medicine will be given by our First-Aid Provider.
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