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Registration Questions

Question: How old does my child have to be to attend Summer camp?
Answer: Junior campers must be 9 years of age by September 1, 2018 and entering grades 4-7 in the fall of 2018. Teen campers must be 12 years of age by September 1, 2018 and entering grades 7-12 in the fall of 2018 or be a 2018 Graduate.

Question: What is the deadline for registrations?
Answer: There is no set date when you need to get your registrations in. We accept registrations until the day camp begins. However, certain weeks of camp often fill months in advance so it is best to get your registrations in as early as possible to ensure the week of your choice.

Question: I am having tech issues with the registration site, who do I contact?
Answer: Kaitlynn is our resident registration guru. You can contact her at (864) 331-3286 or call our Main Office at (603) 529-0001.

Question: Are there any discounts for summer camps?
Answer: We have a $30 Early Bird Discount for every camper who registers before March 1, 2018. Online registration is encouraged due to the $10 processing fee for mailed or faxed registrations. We also have a half price discount for campers who would like to return for a second week. We will hand out coupons for specific weeks available for that discount. Please also feel free to contact the TWNE office for the available weeks.

Question: Are there any summer scholarships available?
Answer: At times, there are scholarship funds available for families who have financial needs. The Wilds of New England does have a scholarship program for unchurched juniors and teens who come with friends or a church group. Contact the director or registration secretary for more information.

Question: Are we required to bring adult sponsors for church groups?
Answer: Groups are not required to bring sponsors. Our sponsor housing is somewhat limited, but we do have one cabin for female sponsors and one cabin for male sponsors. At this time, couples will have to split up. We know this is not ideal, and we have plans to improve this situation by building more sponsor housing in the future. Sponsor housing is a first-come, first-serve policy. You can contact the office for availability.

Question: Do you offer shuttle service from the airport?
Answer: The Wilds of New England offers a shuttle to and from the Manchester Airport. The shuttle fee is $30 each way. Please e-mail twne.camp@wilds.org with your shuttle request and itinerary at least a week in advance if possible.

Question: Are non-camper aged children allowed with sponsors during Summer and Fall camps?
Answer: Although we love the littles, at this current time we do not have suitable housing for non-camper children children to accompany parents.

General Questions

Question: How do you deal with food allergies?
Answer: Our Dietitian and Nurse work with campers with food allergies and intolerances to make sure they are provided for. We ask that campers with special dietary needs bring their own microwaveable food. If your child has a food allergy, you will receive a call from the camp nurse a week before camp. She will help you figure out which meals your child will be able to eat, and which you will need to send substitute food for. There is a microwave and toaster available in our Dining Hall as well as a dietary fridge, small freezer, and shelf space available for food storage. Please contact us a (603) 529-0001 if you have any further questions.

Question: What is the weather like?
Answer: During our summer camping season, highs are in the mid-70s with lows in the mid-50s. Be sure to bring a jacket, but also make sure to bring plenty of clothes for warmer weather. We could experience spring rains, so it would be a good idea to pack a raincoat, umbrella, and a couple extra sets of clothes.

Question: What time is pick up in the Summer?
Answer: Pick-up time is at 8:00 AM on Saturday. There is no weekend housing that carries over into the following Monday if your child is signed up to attend the next week.

Question: I or my child left items at camp, what is your policy?
Answer: Lost items that are not claimed within 30 days are disposed of. If your items are found, the shipping cost will be the only expense, and can be paid for by credit card through the Main Office.

Question: When can I apply for CIT (Camper-In-Training)?
Answer: CIT paperwork is accepted throughout the year, but the deadline for each summer is February 1st so that the assignments and workbooks can be sent out in time.

Question: What camps do you offer other than Summer camp?
Answer: We have a variety of adult weekend fall camps that begin directly after summer camp finishes in August, a two and half-day PowerPlay school trip, Student Leadership Conference and more.

Question: Can my church/school rent the facilities?
Answer: As a general rule, we do not rent out our facilities. We do provide opportunities for private camps on an individual basis. Any inquiries must be directed to Rand Hummel, TWNE Director, rand.hummel@wilds.org.

Packing and Arrival Questions

Question: What should I pack?
Answer: Bible, bedding, pillow, towels, toiletries, camera, flashlight, swimsuit (girls-please bring knee-length shorts and a dark shirt to wear over your swimsuit), jacket, sports clothes for activities, at least one old pair of tennis shoes, nice casual clothes for informal services (girls: bring knee-length skirts for the evening services; guys: bring collared shirts for the evening services), and spending money (for a team shirt, the General Store, Cool Beans Coffee Shop, Sweet Shoppe, camper memory DVD, etc).

Question: What should I not bring to camp?
Answer: Alcoholic beverages, drugs, tobacco or cigarettes of any kind, fireworks, ammunition, guns, weapons, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, drones, magazines, apparel with inappropriate graphics or lettering, any type of electronic device including, but not limited to cell phones, CD, DVD, MP3, or other music/media players, computers, PDAs, radios, TVs, and video games

Question: Can I bring my cell phone to camp?
Answer: Yes, but we will ask you to give it to your counselor Monday afternoon. Our goal at camp is to “unplug” from the noises of life and be refreshed spiritually.  Cell phones will be returned on Saturday morning before departure.

Question: How much spending money do I need?
Answer: Although this varies with families, if the camper wants to purchase a team shirt ($10), something in the snack shop or coffee shop each day ($12), team or cabin pictures ($7), a camp picture DVD ($8), a Bible study program to take home ($6), and items in the General Store or Craft Shop ($5), he will spend around $50-$75. Obviously, camper purchases vary with every camper, but this gives a little idea of what is available.

Question: What time is check-in during the Summer?
Answer: Check-in is from 2:30-4:30 on Monday afternoon.

Question: If am going to be late to check-in, what should I do?
Answer: Should your arrival be delayed past the end of the registration time, please phone the Main Office at (603) 529-0001 to hold your reservation and give us an estimated time.

Question: What should I pack for a Fall retreat?
Answer: Bible, twin-size bedding (or warm sleeping bag), pillow, towels, toiletries, camera, flashlight, casual clothes, and shoes for informal services and recreation. Our dress code is listed on our brochures.

Apply to Work/Volunteer Questions

Question: How can we volunteer at The Wilds of New England?
Answer: We welcome volunteer groups during the Fall and Spring. Projects range from working on building projects to preparing cabins for summer camp. For more information please contact us at (603) 529-0001.

Question: How do I apply to work on Summer Staff?
Answer: Our Board of Directors has set a policy that a potential staff member must have completed a year of college or attended our CIT (Camper-In-Training) Leadership Program, which is offered in the summer. If you meet these qualifications, please fill out an application and mail it to our office.

Download Summer Staff Application