Parents Q & A
Get the answers to these questions and more within our Parents Q&A section.
- Can we visit or tour the camp beforehand?
- What emergency policies and safety guidelines do you have in place for the activities (i.e., Rock Climbing, Horseback Riding)?
- If my child is having ANY problems while at the camp, who addresses them and will I be notified?
- What is the food like?
Use or guidebook to learn more about the details about Camp Woodmont and our policies.
- Arrival & Departure Times
- Camp Store/Camp T-Shirts/Group Photo & DVD
- Camper Mail, Packages & Email
- Telephone & Laundry
- Illness or Accident
- Inspiration Times
- Standards of Conduct
- Staying Longer
What to Pack
We’ve all been guilty of packing too many clothes for our kids, and not enough essentials. Lesson learned: pack the right stuff.
What to Pack:
What NOT to pack:
- Electronic Devices
And of course, a list of the most
“I forgot to pack” items for camp:
- Bed & Bath
- Water Bottle!
View our section on "What to Pack" to ensure your child has everything they need and nothing they don't for a fun-filled trip to Camp Woodmont.
Am I Ready? What Parents Should Know About Overnight Camp
Preparation goes a long way in ensuring that not just the child, but the parent feels safe and secure.
It is hard to leave your children with people you do not know for an extended period of time. After one visit at Camp Woodmont, I was as comfortable leaving my children with the staff as I am with leaving my children with family. My kids ask all year how long it is before they go back. I can’t find anything that holds their attention as much as Camp Woodmont. I highly recommend you make Camp Woodmont part of your family traditions.
My two children have been Camp Woodmont campers since they were very little. The very first year I knew what a special place it was when my son Bob, then age 7, cried his first night home because he missed his counselor so much. Each summer my kids come home full of excited tales of climbing walls, ropes courses and X games. Their internet heroes replaced by counselors, their ipads, phones and Xbox replaced by songs, hiking and archery. There is a special feeling of authenticity at Camp Woodm…
Camp Woodmont has been like a ‘Home Away from Home’ for each of our 3 children over the last 7 years. The friends, memories and things they learned will last a life time. I’ve seen my children work their way up the ladder; starting as campers to Counselors in Training (CITs) and finally to Counselor’s Assistants. Camp Woodmont is an old fashioned summer camp just like the one I attended as a kid, and that was exactly the sort of experience I wanted my children to have.
My son and daughter have attended Camp Woodmont for 6 years! They started as campers and have progressed to being a Counselor-in-Training and a Counselor’s Assistant. I never have to worry about their safety or happiness while they are at Camp Woodmont, and I love that they spend weeks in the mountains and are having too much fun to miss video games, television, laptops or smart phones. The first year I worried that they had been homesick, but when I picked them up the first words I heard wer…
Going to Camp Woodmont has been one of the best experiences for our 10-year-old son. Raising children in today’s high-tech and social-media driven world is so challenging. Camp Woodmont allows our child to be himself, make friends, and have fun in a safe, nurturing environment. It’s a true break from living in the city where our kids grow up too fast. His experience at camp has had an incredible impact on his self-confidence and willingness to be himself!
Our 2 daughters have attended Camp Woodmont for the last 8 years. They haven’t missed a summer, and BEG to stay longer! They absolutely love it and as a parent I couldn’t be more pleased with every experience they’ve had. Everyone at camp is dedicated to the children, their well being and ensuring the experience is spectacular. Even after we moved to another state, there were no other camps that compared to Camp Woodmont! This year our youngest son, age 7 will attend and keep the tradition go…
Thank you so much for the years of experience working at Camp Woodmont. Camp is a magical place and I will cherish the memories forever. Nowhere else can you bond with a group of people as quickly as there and nowhere else could you sit around with a group of kids before a meal with them making up Camp Woodmont pick-up lines and laugh until you cry. I think the coolest thing about camp is the fact that yes when you leave it is hard because you leave a piece of your heart at camp, but you also…
We love Camp Woodmont! Both of my children have attended Camp Woodmont every summer for the past 12 years – first as campers, then as Counselor Assistants, and now as Counselors in Training. They begin a “countdown to camp” in January, as plans begin to reunite with other campers who also come back year after year. Not only have they made lifelong friendships, but many wonderful memories. As a parent, I love that they are safe, well cared for, and actually looking forward to spending ti…
Seven years ago, I waved good-bye to my 8 year old daughter as I dropped her off at Camp Woodmont. I thought it would be the hardest 2 weeks of my life. Watching her develop each summer into a more independent, adventurous, leader and Christian young woman has been such a joy. We love Camp Woodmont and can’t say enough good things about it. It’s truly a place where kids can be kids and build long lasting friendships. They are given a rare chance to unplug, which is hard to come by in thei…
My kids never felt more welcome at a place they had just showed up at. You know you’re with friends immediately. They are ready to go back as soon as we are gone. Looking forward to spending our seventh year with Camp Woodmont. We have lifetime friends and family since being a part of your camp. Love you and miss you all.