day camps

Imagine your kids hopping on a bus full of friends & spending the whole day outside in nature, canoeing across lakes, zip lining through trees, learning about Jesus, and coming home at the end of the day, excited (& exhausted), brimming with stories about the memories that were made.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Quick Questions

WHAT HAPPENS IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER? DO CAMPERS LEAVE EARLY, AND HOW DOES THE CAMP GET IN TOUCH WITH US?

The majority of a camper’s day is spent outside, which means that the weather forecast is something we are always watching. We do have “rainy day” plans already prepared for the occasional thunderstorm. If there is dangerous weather warnings like tornado watches, we retreat to our large meeting room and wait until it’s clear.

DO THE BUSES HAVE AIR CONDITIONING?

The morning rides are great! Nice cool morning breezes rushing through the windows. The last activity of the day is always in our air-conditioned meeting room where the campers cool down from their fun day. Then they get on the bus and immediately begin feeling the rush of a fresh pine breeze as they are moving down the road. (In short… no, the buses are not air-conditioned.)

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR CAMPERS WITH SPECIAL EATING CONSIDERATIONS?

We honor and provide for almost every dietary restriction. Special diet requests/notes are a part of our secure online registration process. If you need to let us know about any special diets or notes for your campers, just give us a call at 936-295-7641 or email us at klanham@forestglen.org

CAN CAMPERS BRING A SNACK ON THE BUS?

We do not allow campers to bring any additional snacks to camp due to possible allergies of other campers.

CAN CAMPERS BRING ELECTRONIC DEVICES ON THE BUS?

Electronic devices are not allowed. Kids will have a blast at camp, and one of the best things about camp is being UNPLUGGED.

Planning for Day Camp

BUS ARRIVAL / CAMPER CHECK-IN IS AT 7:30 AM-7:45 AM EACH MORNING

There is a 15-minute check-in window at your bus stop. At 7:45 AM, our bus doors close, and the buses depart. DO NOT BE LATE! Please have your Driver’s License ready to check your camper in (Monday only). If you would like to authorize someone else to pick up your camper, please notify one of our Day Camp Staff at Check-in, or email klanham@forestglen.org.

BUS RETURN / CAMP CHECK-OUT IS AT 5:30PM-5:45PM EACH AFTERNOON

Please have your Driver’s License ready to securely check-out your camper each afternoon. NOTE: THURSDAY LATE NIGHT BUS RETURN / CHECK-OUT IS AT 8:30 PM.

COME DRESSED & READY FOR AN ACTIVE DAY OUTSIDE!

Campers will have private space at camp to change into swimsuits prior to first wet activity.

SNACKS & LUNCH PROVIDED

We provide lunch at 11:00 AM and snacks each day. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY SNACKS WITH YOUR CAMPERS!

THURSDAY LATE NIGHT

Each Thursday, campers that are registered get to stay for Thursday Late Night! Bus Return/Check-out is at 8:30 PM on these special nights. This will enable you to enjoy a date night while your kids have a blast! If you have not already registered for Thursday Late Night, no sweat! Just call us a 936-295-7641 or email us at klanham@forestglen.org before Tuesday of your session.

DON'T MISS THE BUS!

Buses arrive at 7:30 AM every day for your campers to be safely securely checked in. Buses depart promptly at 7:45 AM. Once buses depart for camp, they do not stop. PLEASE DON’T MISS THE BUS! *If you do miss the bus, it is your responsibility to get your camper to Forest Glen.

CAMP STORE IS OPEN ON FRIDAY

Make sure to send cash with your camper on Friday to shop for authentic Forest Glen gear and delicious snacks & sweets at our Camp Store.