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Q: When is the guardian packet being mailed out?

A. The guardian packet will be emailed out on June 1st, providing essential details to ensure a smooth and enjoyable camp experience. Inside, you'll find information such as your camper's assigned color group, precise camp locations, pickup and drop-off instructions, a comprehensive list of what to bring, detailed schedules, and all other pertinent information needed for CampOUT. Keep an eye on your inbox for this comprehensive packet, designed to equip you and your camper with everything you need to know before the adventure begins!

 

Q: What are your safety protocols?

A.                                    Safety is our number one priority at CampOUT

CampOUT takes safety seriously, ensuring a secure environment for all participants. We have medical staff on campus, and all staff members are trained in emergency protocols. Safety remains our number one priority, which is why we've partnered with a queer-owned private security team. During the camp week, we hire concealed armed security guards to further enhance security measures.

 

To safeguard our campers and staff, we only disclose the exact camp location to registered families and staff closer to the camp date. This precautionary step is taken to protect everyone involved, and we rent from a private facility to prevent trespassing. Our website features a video showcasing our camp location, highlighting its spaciousness and isolation from potential disturbances.

 

Prior to camp, all counselors undergo mandatory training, while staff members must complete background checks and fingerprinting within 60 days of the camp. Additionally, bag checks are conducted during camper check-in for added security.

 

CampOUT maintains a zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination and bullying, fostering an inclusive and respectful environment. We expect all individuals within the camp community, including both staff and campers, to treat each other with dignity and respect at all times. Furthermore, cabins are chaperoned by staff members to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone at CampOUT Florida.

CampOUT prioritizes not only physical safety but also emotional well-being. To ensure comprehensive support for our participants, we have mental health providers on staff. These professionals are available to offer guidance, counseling, and support to campers and staff members alike, promoting emotional safety and well-being throughout the camp experience.

 

Q: Do you have food accommodations?

​A: Yes, the main meals are provided by the camp we are renting through. It is within our agreement that accommodations will be met per request to the best of their abilities. Snacks & treats will also have vegan & gluten free options.

Q: What does the cabin arrangements look like?

​A: Our cabins are open gender separated by their birthdays. That being said, in all the cabins we may have cis, trasngender, and non-binary campers, chaperoned by our trained staff. All cabins have separate showers and bathroom stalls for privacy. 

Q: Is there any discounts?

A. We have limited scholarship opportunities. Completing the sponsorship application does not guarantee a spot in camp.Only one scholarship per household/family will be granted. Incomplete scholarships will not be considered.

Cedar scholarship is a nominated camper scholarship.

Scholarship applications closed for 2024 session

See scholarship page for further details

Q: How many campers to staff ratio?

A: There is a max capacity of 110 campers and 70

 staff members positions  

Q: Can my child bring a cell phone?

A: CampOUT Florida has always focused on being a traditional, wholesome, outdoor camp program. Camp is a place for children to interact socially and explore their surroundings. Camp is not a place for cell phones.

Campers may not bring electronic devices to camp except for lights, watches, and cameras that do not connect to a cellular or bluetooth network, will not require charging during the session (no outlets available), and do not have any apps, games, or messaging capabilities. Simple activity tracking devices are permitted.

Please see handbook for further details pertaining electronics 

Q: Do I or my child have to be LGBTQ+

A: Nope! All members of the LGBTQ+ community and/or allies are welcomed to join camp. However, unacceptable parent or child behavior, including actively undermining any camp policy, and/or disrespectful behavior towards any member of the community (determined at the discretion of the camp BOD), may result in non-renewal or termination of the Camper’s enrollment. This is to ensure that camp maintains a safe environment for all participants.

Q: Tell me about your medical staff
and medicine policies

A:

Medical staff: In order to provide our campers with adequate medical staff, we have a wide array of staff who are trained in medication administration at camp. All will be overseen by a nurse. All medical staff have a minimum of certification in medication administrations and Basic Life Support to aid our campers. 

 

Medication: All medications must be received in the original container with current prescription label including name, dosage, frequency of administration, physician’s name, and expiration date of medication (the expiration date on the pharmacy label. Over-the-counter medications must be in the original, unopened container. The instructions on the container will be followed, as intended by the prescriber. If a different dose or frequency is required, please have your doctor complete a signed note prior to camp of the intended medication administration (dose, frequency). We will need the original copy of the letter. Medications will be administered at each mealtime (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and at bedtime. If your child has medications that require specific timing, food with administration, or refrigeration, this information must be explicitly provided to the nurses during check in and in the medication portion of registration. Please provide any extra supplies at check in (ie: snacks for bedtime administration). We are unable to accommodate making separate meals for differentiating medication administration times.

Q: What is your COVID policy?

CampOUT is committed to protecting all members from potential outbreaks and will make decisions with the safety of individuals first. All participants are asked to not attend camp or events if they are feeling any symptoms of COVID19 that is unordinary for them.

-All volunteers, campers and staff members, are required to be tested on campus and provide a negative COVID test upon arrival. Please bring your own at home test (that is not expired) or purchase one during enrollment. Failure to provide a negative covid test may result in inability to participate in camp.

-Campers are highly encouraged to socially distance prior to camp. In the result of a positive COVID tests during camp intake. Campers will not be able to participate in camp and the family is responsible for taking the camper home. No refunds will be provided for positive COVID test during intake.

-Masks and social distancing are highly suggested for all during initial intake upon arrival of camp. Campers may choose to wear a mask during the duration of camp but is not required. The board of CampOUT Florida Corporation reserves the right to mandate masks during camp at any time.

Q: Can you elaborate on your piercing policy?

A:  Our recommendation is to avoid piercings due to safety concerns and the risk of losing jewelry. However, we understand that piercings can be a form of self-expression. Therefore, we will not pressure anyone to remove their piercings, nor will we prohibit participation in camp activities unless there are clear safety risks (example: necklaces or lanyards on the rockwall)  Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any decisions individuals make regarding their piercings. Many of our campers use the clear plugs for piercings on their face or body to avoid it getting snagged or ripped out

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