FAQs 2017-12-09T10:53:52+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Campers stay in cabins with about 7 other kids around their age and at least 2 camp counselors. Each cabin is equipped with electricity and lighting. Bunk beds have foam camp mattresses on them with plastic covers. Campers should provide their own sleeping bags and pillows. Shower and bathroom facilities are separate buildings located near the cabins.
Two shower houses are available so that your child does not have to walk too far for a bathroom or shower. Each shower house has private toilet stalls and private shower stalls. Other buildings on camp have private bathrooms as well.
Children may attend on their own when they are eight years old or older. Many programs are available for youth up to age 16. Younger children may attend parent/child events with their parent/grandparent.

We serve well rounded meals with care taken to make sure our menu includes foods most children enjoy. A salad bar is often available to supplement a meal.

Click here to see a typical menu.

We work with campers that have food allergies each week at camp. Please contact us several weeks before camp so we can get you connected with our Food Service Director to determine the best plan for your camper.
Trained staff members are in place (lifeguards, nurses, instructors, first aid, etc.). Activities areas are well marked and fenced where necessary. Proper supervision is maintained. All campers tour camp on their first day to make sure they are aware of areas where special caution is needed.
All staff members love the Lord and love working with children. Each staff member is screened carefully with three references and a pastor to contact. Interviews and background checks are performed.

Our total staff to camper ratio is always better than 1:3.

In each cabin there are two or three leaders and about eight campers. There are plenty of other staff members around camp as well. Usually there are 70-80 staff members taking care of 90-100 campers.

Bed time is roughly 10:30 or 11:00 pm (depending on the age of the child) and they can sleep in until 8:20 am. Leaders of cabins with younger campers are encouraged to provide some rest time during the day.
The daily schedule varies for each program. Every program includes the following on a daily basis:

  • Regular meal times
  • Game times
  • Praise & worship
  • Adventure Activities
  • Bible Exploration
  • Camp Store time
  • Swimming
  • Cabin Cleanup
  • Campfire

Activities may vary for specialty programs. For specific information on each program, refer to the program’s page on our website.

Campers are supervised at all times. There is some “free time” in the afternoon when campers are with their cabin group.

Drop-off is between 3:00 and 4:30 pm on Sunday.

For pick-up, you can arrive at 5:00 pm Friday for a program and dinner before taking your child home.

For other program click here to find drop off and pick up times.

Please send all forms for summer camp to our Summer Registrar, Ray Milholland at the following address:

PO Box 23

Williamsville, NY 14231

A Registered Nurse is on hand around the clock to provide first aid and medical attention as directed by your family physician. (Pages 2-4 of our Health Form must be completed by your doctor prior to camp to give us this direction.)

Any child on medication will receive his medicine at the proper times from our nurse. Any illness or injury that occurs during camp will be assessed by our nurse and proper measures taken factoring instructions from the medical form. Parents will be notified in the event of a serious illness or injury.

Our staff, the nurse and other moms at camp are prepared to handle homesick situations. If necessary, we will call home to get direction from mom and dad.
We encourage parents to write emails and/or letters to their child while at camp. Parents can sign up for e-camp where they can email their child and see pictures of camp activities each day. You can also send mail to your child at the camp’s address. In the case of an emergency you can contact the camp 24/7. We ask that campers leave cellular phones and other electronics at home.

Most full-week programs are $334. Some specialty camps cost more.

Half-week programs start at $169, with specialty programs varying.

All Program prices are listed on the program’s page.

Father & Son and Family program prices are also listed on their pages.

Yes, there is financial assistance available.

Discounts Include:

Parents that Volunteer at camp for one week – EACH Child comes for Half Price

Senior Leaders that bring Six Campers – the Sixth camper is FREE

Families with more than two campers – The third camper, fourth camper, … Half Price

Pastors – Your sons and daughters come for Half Price

Scholarships – Click here to apply for a scholarship

For more information contact [email protected]

Yes. Many of our staff members are volunteers – cabin leaders, cooks, activity leaders, etc. Applications are found at www.CampHickoryHill.org/summer-staff.

 

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