You probably have a ton of questions about camp. There is a lot to learn! Hopefully these questions and answers will help you as you prepare for the summer.
On most days at camp you will have activities! There are 6 activity periods in a day, so one period you might be wake boarding on lake LBJ and the next period you could be climbing the wall and flying down the zip line. We have over 40 different activities so you can try a new one each day if you want too! To learn more about the activities we offer click here.
Once a week we have All Camp Super Camp Fun Day where instead of going to 6 different activities you can go to any open activity you want at any time! We also have our Trojan Spartan Games once a week, where all of camp is divided into two teams that compete in various games.
Evening activities are tons of fun! From dances to movie night to big group games and parties to our Fishin’ Nights, evening activities are a great way to end the day. To finish out each day, the boys at camp get together at the Coliseum and the girls at camp at the Forum for our Torchlight ceremony. Torchlight is a time of singing, skits and generally acting goofy. At every Torchlight we honor the Torchlighter of the Day, the outstanding camper at camp. It’s the highest honor you can earn at Camp Champions.
Cabins are the best part of camp! Have you ever been on a really fun sleep over with one of your best friends? Being in a cabin is basically like that, but with 11 of your best friends for longer!
Each cabin has anywhere from 8-12 campers that are the same age and 2-3 counselors. Everybody will have a trunk to keep their stuff in, a top or bottom bunk to make their own, and a personal space in front of their bunk. There’s 2 fans in each cabin to keep it cool, and a space in the middle to play games(cards, cabin pickleball, and four-square to name a few) or just hang out with your cabin mates.
We can’t tell you who your counselors will be before you get to camp, but we can tell you that we travel all over the world and look far and wide to find counselors who want to spend their summer at camp because they get to hang out with kids like you! They are college-aged individuals who are excited, fun, and want to get to know you. It’s like having a cool older brother or sister take care of you!
“I have responsibilities at camp?” you may be asking yourself, and the answer is yes, yes you do! Here at camp we ask all of our campers to do certain tasks so that everything can run smoothly. These tasks include picking up after yourself at meal times, cleaning up your stuff in the cabin for inspection, showing up and participating in all activities, and following all the rules we have here at camp.
You’ll love the food at camp! Is it just like home cooking? Well, maybe not quite like home, but close. From things like waffles, eggs, pancakes at breakfast to foods like pizza, chicken fingers, corn dogs and spaghetti at lunch and dinner. We always offer fresh fruit, and a salad bar at lunch and dinner. And if you don’t like what we’re serving at the Fillin’ Station at a meal, we always have peanut butter & jelly available!
If you have any problem of any type at camp, you need to talk to your counselors. They are trained to handle difficult situations and are there because they want to help you. If you feel uncomfortable talking to your counselors about an issue you are having at camp(or outside of camp) then you can always talk to a division leader or a director and they will be there to help you as well. If we don’t know you are struggling with something, we can’t fix it!
Older campers(have finished 4th grade) get to choose their activities on a daily basis, selecting from various activities within the Fine Arts, Sports and Outdoors departments. We assign specific times for water skiing, free swim, sail, pool play, and other activities.
Younger campers, the Rookie and Mini divisions, do activities with their cabins in a pre-set schedule.
You do have to be a certain age to do certain activities. You cannot do Go-karts, Riflery, the Screamer, the 2nd level and up on the Pirate Ship, or the Zip-line at the wall if you haven’t finished 4th grade by the time camp comes around. Instead of Riflery our younger campers get to do BB’s, which is a good way to practice for when they get older!
No. You cannot bring ANY electronics (iPads, iTouches, computers, electronic gaming systems, Kindles, walkie-talkies, etc.), cell phones, digital cameras, money, food (no candy, gum, etc.), or any safety hazards (use common sense for any other questionable items such as pocket knives, fireworks or other items that are a potential safety risk).
The one exception is that you can bring personal music systems, such as an mp3 player and iPods with no video capability. Keep in mind we are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen electronic equipment.
We group cabins by the ages and grades of the campers. You may request 1 cabin mate, and we will do our best to meet your request. If the cabin mate you request is two or three grades ahead of you, we won’t be able to put you together—the age difference is just too great. But if the friend you come with is about the same age, and you both request to be together, you’ll live in the same cabin!
Yes of course! Everybody is a little nervous about coming to camp, even returners. Once you get to camp you will realize that everyone wants you to feel comfortable and have a good time and your nervousness will melt away. Your cabin mates, counselors, division leaders and directors are all on your team and ready to make you feel at home at a moment’s notice.