HOW MUCH DOES CAMP COST?
Tuition for all camp sessions is $714. To secure your camper's space, a deposit of $238 is due at the time of registration. Remaining balances are due by April 1st. If you need help with payments feel free to contact the summer camp registrar, Suzi Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?
YES! If your child needs financial assistance to attend Camp Allen this summer, we encourage you to apply for a scholarship. Once your camper's profile has been created, visit the home page within our registration software to access this form (REGISTER FOR CAMP). You can also help another family send their child to camp by donating a scholarship (HERE).
WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD BRING TO CAMP?
HOW CAN MY CHILD BE A CAMP COUNSELOR?
WHEN WILL I BE SENT AN INFO PACKET FOR MY CAMPERS SESSION?
Families will receive an informational email a few weeks prior to the camper's session with arrival and departure details, medication policies, mail info, photos, dance themes, packing list and more.
HOW LONG IS A SUMMER CAMP SESSION?
Each camp session is one week long. Registration begins at 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoon and camper pick-up is Saturday at 9:00 AM.
ARE CAMPSITES ORGANIZED BY AGE OR GRADE?
Campers are grouped together using the grade they will be going into in the fall. Each campsite has 4 boy cabins and 4 girl cabins.
- Primary Campers: 3rd & 4th grade
- Middlers: 5th & 6th grade
- Jr High: 7th - 9th grade
- Sr High: 10th - 12th grade
WHAT IS THE STAFF TO CAMPER RATIO?
Each cabin will have 2 counselors - a resident counselor and a volunteer counselor. Every campsite will also have 6 Sr Staff members and a team of adult volunteers who sleep in the directors quarters. For any medical needs we have two registered nurses to serve the needs of all three campsites.
- Primary Campsite Staff Ratio: 1 to 3
- Middler Campsite Staff Ratio: 1 to 3
- Jr High Campsite Staff Ratio: 1 to 4
- Sr High Campsite Staff Ratio: 1 to 4
CAN I SEND CARE PACKAGES FOR MY CAMPER?
In an effort to create an atmosphere where campers do not feel left out and to reduce expenses/ logistics for parents, care packages are not permitted. All camper mail must fit into a 6x9” envelope. Simply bring your child’s letters to Registration at the Pavilion. There will be designated mail bins for each day of the week. Be sure to include your camper’s full name and the corresponding session letter on every item. If you prefer to mail letters, we encourage loved ones to postmark letters before the actual session begins, or no later than Tuesday, to ensure the camper receives them in time. Letters should be addressed as follows:
- Camper’s Name- Session Letter
- Camp Allen, 18800 FM 362
- Navasota, TX 77868
HOW OFTEN DO CHILDREN FROM DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS INTERACT? (SIBLINGS, CHURCH BUDDIES, ETC)
We host 3 "All-Camp" events each week: a picnic on Monday night, a church service on Wednesday night (followed by an ice cream social), and a dance on Thursday night. Additionally, campers will see each other during activity transition times each day.
CAN MY CHILD PARTICIPATE IF THEY CANNOT SWIM?
A swim test is given before the first pool swim to asses each campers' ability. If a camper has difficulty in the pool, the lifeguard will quietly ask that camper to stick to the shallow end. In the lake, all campers will wear a life-jacket regardless of swimming ability. Our 25 trained lifeguards are all certified by Red Cross.
iS CAMP ALLEN ACCREDITED?
Camp Allen is licensed by the State of Texas and is a member of the Associatation of Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers.
DO CAMPERS NEED TO BE EPISCOPALIAN?
About 1/3 of our campers attend an Episcopal church. Camp Allen joyfully encourages all campers, regardless of religious beliefs or church background, to enroll in summer camp. Every session will have biblical programming and teach about the love of God given to us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
WHO LEADS THE WEEKLY SESSIONS?
Sessions are led by Episcopal clergy, youth ministers or lay adults who are leaders in the Episcopal Diocese. Every adult volunteer is trained in child abuse prevention/policies. They also submit themselves to a thorough, annual background check in both national criminal and sexual abuse databases. Volunteers undergo yearly references and other screening processes as well. Our paid staff members must go through an even more rigorous vetting process.
MY CHILD IS A SELECTIVE EATER... WHAT CAN THEY EAT AT CAMP?
Camp Allen's food is a favorite among campers. In addition to kid friendly entrees at meals, we have PBJs, fruit, salad, and cereal available to appease our selective eaters. Campers will also enjoy free daily canteen, an all-camp ice cream social, and milk & cookies in the evenings. If your child needs special assistance with their food, please contact the summer camp office to discuss how we can help. Camp sessions occurring June 21st - 27th will serve gluten-free options at every meal.
WHAT TIME DO I NEED TO DROP OFF AND PICKUP MY CAMPER?
Parent will drop off campers at 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoon. Pickup is always 9:00 AM on Saturday morning. Families will receive detailed instructions via email about a month before the sessions date.
DOES MY CHILD NEED ANY MONEY WHILE THEY’RE AT CAMP?
No, after registration everything the camper will have access to/needs will be paid for. No mid-week gift shop runs, paying for daily canteen, buying second helpings at meals, or breaking the piggy bank for milk and cookies!