Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the camp cost?

$80 - We understand that camps can be very expensive to run and $80 doesn't seem like enough for one week of camp, but God always provides for us and we believe that He will continue to provide for this camp.

How many meals will my child receive each day for $80

Your child will be provided with 3 meals every day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner). They will be served supper on Sunday evening after check-in. We also have canteen time where they can buy candy, ice cream, and or sno-cones. Don't worry, we do limit the number of sugary snacks each day.

How much money can my child bring?

During check-in when parents ask, we suggest anywhere from $5 to $20 but that is completely up to you.

What should my child pack for the week?

Bedding (Sleeping bag, sheets, and blanket) and pillow, comfortable modest clothing, tennis shoes (for hiking and sporting activities), sweater or jacket, swimsuit (modest one-piece), toiletries (towels, washcloths, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.), flashlight, bug spray, Bible (ESV) and pencil.

Optional item(s) would be a Battery-powered personal fan since there are no electrical outlets in the cabins.

What can my child buy while at camp?

While at camp there are 2 times per day that they can use their money. The first way is to learn how giving is more of a blessing than receiving. Every year our camp sponsors a missionary that is in the field doing God's work and as you may know, being a missionary is a full-time job with no income other than what God provides. So each day during Missions Time, we will take up a collection and everything that is collected will go to that missionary. The second way is during Canteen Time when your child can buy snacks (sno-cones, candy bars, fruit chews, etc.) as well as lanyard material to make key chains, bracelets, etc. There are also camp shirts that can be purchased for $10 during check-in and after the final program.

Where can my child keep their money?

During check-in, we will collect their money and put it in the bank for safekeeping. Each day after lunch we have bank time where your child can withdraw their money in the form of tokens for giving to missions or to use at the canteen.

Can I send my child mail?

Yes, one thing to remember is that the mail system is usually slow so if you want to write them you should send the mail by Tuesday. If you would like, we can even take letters during check-in to give them throughout the week. Just give us the mail when your child isn't looking or just drop it by the registration table before leaving. Just make sure that it has their name on it.

Can I call my child during the week to check on them?

We discourage parents from calling because it can promote homesickness and believe it or not, it's contagious. If you would like to call the camp and speak with the administrative staff about your child you may do so without hesitation.

Can my child call me during camp?

We discourage this because it can cause homesickness and we do not want the kids to miss out on the blessings that God has in store for them.

Can I visit camp while camp is in session?

Short Answer: if you have an emergency and need to come to the camp during the week, please let the manager or director know prior to your arrival. Parents showing up at camp can cause your child and others to have anxiety and undue stress.

Is there medical staff at camp?

During each week of camp, we have a registered nurse on staff that is there 24/7 for any need that your child may have. If an emergency does arise that the nurse can't handle we will call the parents or the emergency contact and/or take the child to the hospital only if necessary.

Are there any background checks for staff?

YES!

All staff working directly with children or over the age of 18 has had a Background Check and Reference Check. C.E.F. Child Protection

How can I submit a registration to be on staff?

Since we run background and reference checks on all of our staff members, you can inquire by clicking on the link to send an email to us.
Email us about being on staff membership
If you don't have mailto enabled in your browser then just open your mail client and send us an email at campgoodnewssouth@gmail.com

Who are the counselors and how are they selected?

A lot of our counselors have grown up attending camp and have continued to come back year after year. If we don't know them that way, they are recommended to us by someone we know.

How many campers/kids are in each cabin?

Each cabin can hold 8 people. We always have 2 counselors for each cabin so the ratio is 2/6 if the camp is full.

Is there electricity in the cabins?

Yes, but there is only a light and an exhaust fan. There are no electric outlets in the cabins.

Are there bathrooms in the cabins?

No, there are no bathrooms in the cabins but there is an outhouse near the boy's cabins and there is a large bath house for everyone to use at the bottom of the hill.

Do the kids swim in a pool or a lake?

We bus the kids to a city pool 3 times during the camp week. The bus drivers are all licensed CDL drivers.

What kind of training does the staff have?

Most of our staff have grown up attending camp and so they have had "hands-on training". We also have a pre-camp counselor meeting where each counselor is trained in "leading a child to Christ" and given information on how to handle situations during the camp week.

What is your faith statement and denominational affiliation?

We are affiliated with Child Evangelism Fellowship which is a non-denominational Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.