Rising 4th - 8th Grade
Our multi year track intentionally gives rising 4th through rising 8th grade campers a unique small group experience each year in attendance. It is also designed so a camper can begin at any grade and still experience the "5 Essential Things" in our program.
Sessions for our 4th-8th graders:
Alpha Campers (rising 4th -6th grade)
Beta Campers (rising 7th - 8th grade)
Rising 9th - 12th Grade
Our Gamma camp equips campers transitioning from Middle school to High school or first time High School campers with essentials for living as a Christian in a secular world. After completing one year in the High School Camp, campers can opt to enter into the Araminta Leader In training (LIT) program to become part of our leadership staff.
Sessions for our 9th-12th graders:
Cost for any week long session is $405
+ What should I bring to camp?
- Check out this packing list.
+ What am I NOT allowed bring to camp?
- CD Players, iPods, or any other music devices
- Video games or video game devices
- Laptops or cell phones
- Tight or "short" clothes - Stand with your arms at your sides, if your fingertips touch your skin, your clothes should be longer for camp.
- Clothing with questionable sayings or slogans
- Shaving cream - Boys don't even think about it! :-)
- Junk food, candy, or beverages - You will have plenty of food and the "Snack Shack" available for snacks during the week.
- Medications that have not been checked in with the camp nurse
- Intoxicating or mind-altering substances
+ What if I tend to lose things?
- Write (using a permanent marker) or sew your name on your clothes and anything else you don't want to lose at camp. There will be a lot of people at camp and many opportunities to lose things.
+ What safety precautions are in place at camp?
Your camper's safety is our top priority! All our staff are trained prior to camp and are ready for your arrival. This training includes Ministry Safe (a diocesan required training for the protection of children), and our adult leaders are trained in CPR and anaphylactic response training. In the event of an unexpected accident, we have a nurse at the camp all week and medical facilities are close to the camp. Parents will be notified in any case of emergency.
+ What if my child requires medication?
A camp nurse will be on site for campers with first aid and/or medication needs. Any medications, allergies, or special dietary needs should be entered in the medical form during the registration process and turned in to the camp nurse at check in. Specific instructions should be provided as to dosage and scheduled delivery times. Under no circumstances should the child be permitted to self-medicate (this is required by law). Please be sure all online information is up-to-date as well.
+ Can I get financial assistance?
Financial assistance may be available from your local Gulf Atlantic Diocese church.
+ Can I contact my child at camp?
During registration, you may choose to purchase emails, which you can send to your child that will be delivered within 24 hours. Kids love receiving notes from home nd it is a great way to let your child know you are thinking of them and praying for them.
Cell phones are not allowed at camp. It is a wonderful thing to unplug and to be present for camp activities! By day two kids aren't missing their technology- they are having too much fun! If you need to reach your child at camp, please notify the Camp Registrar, Page Curry. Please note that during camp, immediate contact may not be available but Page will get back to you as soon as possible.
+ May I write or send care packages to my child during camp?
Absolutely! We encourage you to do this. We do request that you avoid sending any discouraged items or excessive junk food, and please no nut products. Please ensure that you allow adequate delivery time so that your package does not arrive after your child has gone back home.
+ What is the camp address?
c/o Camp Araminta Lake Swan Camp 647 State Road 26 Melrose, Florida 32666
+ Should my child bring money to camp?
There will be a "Snack Shack" available for the children to purchase items such as sodas, snack foods, t-shirts, and other souvenirs that may interest them. We recommend bringing about $10 to $20 for the week. The camp will keep a record of the monies deposited upon registration so the children will not have to keep track of it throughout the week.
+ What if my question is not answered here?
Click here for contact information.