Most of the questions below can be answered in the Very Important Parent (VIP) Packet, which can be found on the Parent Documents page.
For additional questions which are not answered on this page, or in the VIP Packet, please contact our office at (262)248-5500.
How do we get there?
To see a map and directions, click here.
What time do we register?
Classic Camp: Sunday – 2:00 pm-3:30 pm, Opening Ceremony – 3:30 pm.
Day Camp: Daily – 8:00 am-8:30 am (Early check-in option begins at 7:30am), Opening Ceremony – 8:30 am on Monday
Adventure Camp: Saturday – 11:00 am on Saturday morning – Please check your VIP for exact information.
Family Camp: typically between 7:00 pm-8:00 pm, but please check your VIP for exact information.
More specific information for your week of camp is included in the VIP pack.
What should we bring?
Click here for a packing list for Classic Camp, Family Camp, Adventure Camp, and Day Camp.
Can my son/daughter be with his/her friends?
Although we cannot guarantee bunk buddies and cabin assignments, we will make every effort to ensure that your camper is placed with his/her friends. Each camper can request to be with two other bunk buddies. Bunk buddies must be requested on your registration form. We will try to put more campers together if they are coming as a group of friends, but cannot guarantee that more than two friends will be put together.
What do campers do?
Camp is non-stop fun. Campers have over 47 options to choose from while they are at LGYC. To see a sample schedule, visit the camps page you are interested in attending and check out a typical day at that camp.
Visit our Activities page for a list of activities your camper will have an opportunity to try.
How much time do campers spend in chapel and other Bible study activities?
At LGYC we typically have chapel twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Campers love their time in chapel and often rate it as one of their favorite times of the week. In chapel campers play quiz games, sing contemporary worship songs, and hear God’s word from dynamic relevant speakers.
Each day campers have time for personal reflection during individual morning devotions and quiet time during afternoon cabin time. Campers are encouraged to hide God’s word in their heart through daily memory verses and through memorizing scripture for patches. Campers will also have a time for group reflection during Bible studies led by their counselor each evening during cabin time.
How much money should I give them to spend?
Money put in the bank is used in the canteen for snacks and attire, in handcraft for supplies, and for extra games of paintball if campers choose to play additional rounds ($5). The typical amount most parents put in the bank is between $25 and $50 for a week of camp. Campers will have the opportunity to be reimbursed for any money left in their bank at the end of the week. However, campers will not be reimbursed for any money left on their Money Cards.
Can I send a letter or a package?
Campers love to get letters from home! We suggest sending your camper positive letters encouraging them to learn their verses, do a project in Handcraft, hold an animal in the Nature Center, experience the Giant Swing, and make new friends. You may not hear from your camper all week because they are having too much fun!
Receiving packages at camp is always fun! If you are sending a package, please remember that food encourages animals and bugs. Instead, please send fun items that can be shared among a cabin of about 13 campers.
Letters and packages can be dropped off at the office during registration, or mailed to your camper for delivery during the week. Please label letters and packages with your child’s name and cabin number.
Lake Geneva Youth Camp
W2655 South Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Can I call?
Campers will not have access to phones while they are at camp, unless they request to call home. In order to provide a great “away” experience for your camper/child, parents are asked not to call unless there is an emergency.
Please do not send cell phones with your campers. We are not responsible for lost or stolen cell phones. If your camper needs to talk to you they can always call from the camp office.
Thanks for your understanding in this. We are not trying to keep you from getting in contact with your camper rather we are trying to create an environment that is out of their normal every day experience and give them time to be with their friends and in the moment.
How does camp handle homesickness?
Staff are instructed to try to keep campers at camp for as long as possible. If a camper begins to experience homesickness and goes home immediately, his/her openness to trying another overnight experience in the future greatly diminishes. If a camper is able to stay until the end of the week, more often than not, they forget about their homesickness, have a great time, and look forward to coming back another year.
If a camper starts to feel homesick, a counselor will come along side them and help them get involved with other cabin mates and in fun camp activities. If the homesickness continues, program staff and the Nurse may also get involved. If a camper insists that they call home, or if homesickness continues, the parents will be called at that time.
Can I stop by to see him/ her?
In order to insure the safety of all campers, LGYC is a “closed” camp. This means that we ask parents not to visit during the week of camp, if at all possible. If you must stop by camp for some reason, you must stop by the office to sign in and obtain an I.D. and Pass.
Do you have a bus that will pick him/ her up in my neighborhood?
We do not offer transportation to and from camp. There are some groups that come to camp on buses. If you are part of a group, contact your group leader to find out more information.
Do you schedule carpooling?
We do not schedule carpooling for campers.
When do I have to pay the balance?
The balance for camp payments is due 2 weeks prior to the start of camp. This allows for a fast and smooth check-in process.
Why do I have to fill out a health form if my child came to camp last year?
In order to ensure camper safety and comply with Wisconsin State Law, each camper must fill out a health form each year as changes may have occurred.
Who can apply for financial assistance?
Through the generous gifts of many donors giving to the Camper Sponsorship Fund, we have the ability to give out a limited number of camper sponsorships to families who demonstrate significant financial need. We understand that not every family will qualify for a sponsorship, so we also offer a variety of promotions and discounts to help you save money. Check out our promotions and discounts page to learn about many different ways to save or how to apply for a sponsorship.
Lost and found questions:
At the end of each week of camp, lost and found items will be put out by the canteen on a table for parents to peruse for items their camper may have lost. “Nicer” items will be kept in the office. Items will be kept for two weeks before they are donated to Goodwill or a clothing distribution center. If you do not find a specific lost item you are looking for, please contact the office at (262)248-5500.
Do you accommodate food allergies?
If your child has food allergies, please make sure to include that information on your registration form. Camp only serves peanut butter at one meal when we serve a camp favorite, peanut butter bars, an alternative will be provided for campers with allergies to peanuts. If you have questions, or would like to talk to our Food Service Director, please contact the office at (262)248-5500.