Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions, they might be answered here. If not, send us a message!
Where is camp located?
NEW LOCATION FOR 2023! Camp is held at Streator Baptist Camp in Streator, IL. We are so thankful for this interdenominational partnership and the support ISBA has shown in welcoming us to their campground. For more information on their campground you can visit https://www.ibsa.org/streator-baptist-camp/
What are the dates for camp?
Camp dates for 2023 are July 24th -July 28th.
Staff will arrive for training on July 23 at 4 pm.
Camp check in will begin on Monday July 24th at 10:30 AM and will conclude on Friday July 28th at 10:45 AM with a closing ceremony at 10:00 AM. Parents and caregivers are invited to attend our closing ceremony.
Cost: $425 *limited availability priority is given to campers who still reside at home with a parent or guardian as respite is a core goal of our camp ministry. We will accept those living in community/group living settings as space allows.
Do I need to bring money to camp?
No, all snacks and meals are included in camp cost.
Can anyone be a camper?
We accept a wide spectrum of disabilities. We do have some basic camper requirements to provide the best care and experience for all of our attendees.
MOBILITY: campers must be able to transfer and walk short distances with assistance.
HYGIENE: Campers should be able to do all basic hygiene tasks independently or with minimal assistance. If a camper requires assistance with toileting/diapers/showering, we may require the camper to bring their own caregiver to camp.
MEDICAL: We also cannot deal with more complex medical concerns such as feeding tubes or colostomy bags.
If you have specific questions please reach out and we can discuss whether our camp is a good fit. We do offer a one day option for campers who are not ready for an overnight experience. For these individuals we ask that a caregiver stay with them throughout the day they attend. We are happy to talk with you about this option if a full week camp is not feasible for your camper.
How old do I need to be to volunteer?
To be a counselor buddy, we typically have students age 13-25. Younger counselors do need recommendations. We also accept older adults as snack team and for specialty class offerings. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in attending. Check out our volunteer page for more information on how to be involved.