Registration is OPEN! 1st & 2nd graders staying June 7-8 and all 3rd-8th grade campers may register online here.
NOTE: 1st graders staying the night must register as a 2nd grader, but DO NOT change the birthdate.
This option is available for 1st AND 2nd graders! Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the camp. Check in begins at 1:00pm on Friday. Campers will be given a wrist band and parents will be given a ticket with a matching number, which must be presented at pick-up. Dorms open at 1:30pm. Parents are invited to the closing rally at 6:30pm on Saturday. Dismissal will be at 7:00pm. Parents will be asked to present the ticket you were given at drop-off. If you do not have this, you will be asked to present ID. If the person picking up your camper is not the same who is dropping him or her off, please let the camp staff know. If possible, give the claim ticket (or number) to the person picking up the camper.
PICK-UP: The closing ceremony begins in the chapel at 6:30pm. If you arrive a little early, you may be able to load up your camper's belongings, which should be all packed up. You may also pick up any medication from the nurse. At the closing ceremony, parents will get a taste of what their kids have been doing at camp and will hear from the missionary. The ceremony should be over by approximately 7:00pm, at which time students will be released to their parents. Parents will be asked to present the ticket you were given at drop-off. If you do not have this, you will be asked to present ID. If the person picking up your camper is not the same who is dropping him or her off, please let the camp staff know. If possible, give the claim ticket (or number) to the person picking up the camper.
Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the camp. An evening meal is not served by the camp on the Sunday of check-in, so we advise parents to feed campers before they come OR to take advantage of the Outpost Store Grill at the camp. For a reasonable price, they sell grilled hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, & soft drinks. You can check-in your camper, then head over there for a bite of dinner while waiting to get into the dorms.
You may want to visit the camp store, which is open during drop-off & pick-up times. They offer shirts, hats, waterbottles, plush animals and more. They accept cash, check, & credit cards. You may also choose to build your own care packages to be delivered to your camper on the day of your choice.
Closing day for grades 3-8 is Friday, June 14. This year, an all-camp baptism ceremony will be held at the pool starting at 10:30am. The closing ceremony begins at 11:15am and is located on the patio of the chapel (weather permitting). You may want to bring lawn chairs for the program. All camps join together for a final program with singing, testimonies, & skits. This will be a great time for campers, counselors, and parents. Luggage can be picked up any time during the morning, before or after the cermony. However, if your child is in Cedar, Fort, or Lakeview, it is best to pick up luggage before the ceremony. This will save you some extra trips!
At the end of the closing program, it will be announced where campers will be located after the program. Please give the campers time to get there. Give the wristband tab you received at check-in to your camper's counselor. If you don't have the tab, you may give the number. If you don't have either, please have photo ID available. To ensure the safetly of all campers, please make sure that you follow the procedures. CAMPERS IN GRADES 6, 7 & 8 DO NOT USE THE WRISTBAND/TAB PROCEDURE.
The Outpost Store will be open before and after the closing ceremony for purchase of souvenirs.
Your camp director will fill you in more completely when you arrive.
We make every effort to help ease the camper through difficult times. Most of the time, homesickness will strike at night. We keep campers busy right up to bed time, so they don't have much time to think about it. Often, what we will do is tell them, "It's really too late tonight to do anything, so let's see how you feel in the morning, OK?" Most of the time, they feel MUCH better in the morning as they look forward to a day full of activities. If the anxiety continues, we may offer the camper an opportunity to call mom & dad. It is very rare to have a camper go home due to homesickness. They are just having too much fun!
Outside visitors (parents too), phone calls, etc. are discouraged during camp. If a camper MUST be contacted, please contact the camp office first at 317-878-4400. Only parents, grandparents, siblings, or church ministers may visit the campers. Visitors under 18 are not permitted on the campgrounds without an adult. All camp visitors must leave the grounds by 10:00pm.
Absolutely! Mail is distributed daily. In order to avoid delays, please follow this format to address the envelope:
Camper's name & GRADE
Dorm location if known
4605 S. Allendale Drive
Trafalgar, IN 46181
Camp Allendale also offers a "bunk notes" email program for a fee. Information is available HERE.
Medication (in the original container) will be turned in to your nurse, along with any changes in health from the original health record. The camp nurse dispenses all medication. Campers are NOT permitted to have medications in the dorm.
Every week there are multiple trained nurses and emergency professionals on-site to address health and safety concerns. We will attempt to notify you if your camper becomes ill or sustains an injury. Please fill your health form out as accurately and completely as possible--this is very important! Insurance claims will be filed in the parent’s name with the information supplied on the camper’s health card. CAMP ALLENDALE DOES NOT PROVIDE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CAMPERS UNLESS THEY HAVE NO INSURANCE OF THEIR OWN.
Trained lifeguards are ALWAYS on duty during swim times--in the pool OR lake. Weaker swimmers have the option of being met at the bottom of the water slide by a lifeguard with a flotation device, then helped to the edge of the pool. Swimmers must pass a swimming test before being allowed in deeper water. The safety of the campers is always of utmost importance.
Camp Allendale has a "no return to camp" policy. It is necessary for several reasons including security issues and the disruption to the camp program, the family group, and the camper. However, if you are going to have an early dismissal, and not return, then on check-in day, you will be required to fill out an Early Dismissal Form at the registration table. When you come to pick up your child, you must bring your "receipt" to the camp office. If the office is not open, you will need to take it to the program director of your child's camp.
NO. Please leave pets at home on both opening & closing days. Thank you.
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