Q? – HOW DOES ONE GET ON THE WAITING LIST?

A. – If a category is full, simply fill out an online registration and pay your $50 deposit and that will automatically put you on the waiting list. The deposit is usually non-refundable but in this case it will be refunded if your child does not get in. We usually have a handful of campers who have to cancel throughout the year so we are often able to accept campers on the waiting list.

Q? – WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

A. – We will refund your $50 deposit only if you apply and there are no more openings. If you have registered and then cancel, your $50 deposit goes into our scholarship fund to help those with needs to be able to attend.

Any additional payments (above the $50 deposit) will be refunded if the camper cancels before May 15th. If a cancellation occurs after that time, all payments are forfeited and put in our scholarship fund.

Q? – DO YOU OFFER GROUP DISCOUNTS?

A. – Sorry, but our rates are already steeply discounted (about one 1/2 the normal summer camp rate).

Q? – WHEN WILL I HAVE TO MAKE FINAL PAYMENT?

A. – In addition to your $50 deposit we require a $150 payment by January 15 and final payment is due May 1. Payments are made through the account you set up at www.campdoc.com at registration.

Q? – WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE LIKE?

A. – On a typical camp day this would be the schedule:

8:30a  – 9:45a Breakfast buffet is open

10:00a – noon  Open activity time at field

12:30p Lunch

1:00p – 5:00p Offsite adventures

6:30p Dinner

7:00p – 9:00pm Evening Events

9:00p – 10:00p Snacks and Real Talk Discussions

10:00p – 11:30p Cabin time

Q? – DO YOU HAVE A CAMP STORE?

A. – We do not currently have a camp store. If a camper has items that they lost or forgot (toothbrush, water bottle, shampoo, etc) we can run into town and buy it for them.

Q? – DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?

A. – We accept all major credit cards or checks.

Q? – HOW MANY CAMPERS DO YOU ACCEPT?

A. – Only 40. And we fill up FAST.

Q? – DO YOU POST PHOTOS WHEN KIDS ARE AT CAMP?

A. – We have a private Facebook Group for sharing photos with relatives. We usually post up to 100 photos a day during camp so you can see the great fun everyone is having. PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP

Q? – DO YOU HAVE A CHARTER BUS TO TAKE KIDS TO/FROM CAMP?

A. – We do not.

Q? – CAN I TRY TO ARRANGE A CARPOOL WITH OTHER PARENTS?

A. – We would be happy to put you in touch with other parents who are in your area taking their kids to camp.

Q? – CAN PARENTS OR DRIVERS STAY?

A. – We do not have space for adults who are not on staff. Some parents will elect to take a vacation week and stay nearby. The greater Asheville area is a very popular tourist destination.

Q? – DO YOU OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR YOUTH WITH FINANCIAL NEEDS?

A. – We have LIMITED scholarships you can apply for. If you are in serious financial need for a partial-scholarship please contact us. Additionally, check out our FUNDRAISING IDEAS so you or your child can raise all the camp funds you need.

Q? – WHAT IS THE CAMPER TO STAFF RATIO?

A. – We have 2 counselors with every cabin of 10-14 campers. The overall camper to staff ratio is about 2:1

Q? – I AM CONCERNED FOR MY CHILD’S SAFETY. WHAT MEASURES DO YOU TAKE?

A. – We have a camp nurse (regularly more than 1) on staff and we have a rule that no staff member is allowed to be alone with any camper at any time. Of course there are other safety and security measures we have in place to provide a loving, yet safe environment for campers.

Q? – CAN I REQUEST A CERTAIN ROOMMATE?

A. – If you (or your friend) is coming to camp for the first time, we definitely try to put him or her in a dorm with a friend or someone they know.

Q? – WHAT CHRISTIAN GROUP RUNS YOUR CAMP?

A. – Higher Ground is organized and supported by Generations Camp Ministries. We have been running camps around the world for over 50 years and we have had over 100,000 campers during that time.

We are a cross-denominational ministry. Our staff come from different Christian churches and at camp we focus on the simple and unifying faith of the grace and love of Jesus Christ.

Q? – CAN MY CHILD BRING A CELL PHONE TO CAMP?

A. – All electronics are checked in with the office upon arrival. Campers are welcome to use the office phone to call home during free time after lunch or dinner. However, most campers end up having such a busy and fun time that they don’t call home. If you need to be in touch with your child, you can call the camp office.

Q? – ARE THERE BATHROOMS IN THE CABINS?

A. – Yes, all cabins have indoor bathrooms.

Q? – WHO ATTENDS CAMP?

A. – We are fortunate to have a camp that reflects the beautiful diversity of our country. We have youth of all colors and economic backgrounds. Some kids live in the city while others live on farms. There are Christians and youth of other faiths too. We love them all.

Q? – DO YOU HAVE OTHER COMMENTS/QUESTIONS?

A. – Contact us here