Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions, they might be answered here. If not, send us a message!

Where is camp located?

Camp is held at Dickson Valley Campground in Newark, IL. Dickson Valley Camp & Retreat Center is a Christian organization which provides year-round youth and adult ministries. You can get more information about them on their website.

What are the dates for camp?

Our Hope for 2022 is to return to overnight camping.  Camp will be held Tuesday July 26-Friday July 29th.

Staff will arrive for training on July 25th at 4pm.

Camp check in will begin at 9 am on July 26th and camp will conclude at 4 pm  on July 29th.

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 require campers to have some mobility such as being able to walk short distances or transfer with assistance.  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.

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.

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