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Frequently Asked Questions
What makes your camp the right choice for my child?
At Camp Sequoia Lake we know how to make learning fun and rewarding. We know, the world is full of challenges. We believe that Camp Sequoia Lake will help your child develop the skills necessary to face those challenges head on. Whether it is the importance of teamwork, honesty, communication or setting achievable goals; Camp Sequoia Lake will invest the very best skills into your child's heart and mind.
How do I know what to pack?
You can see our whole list of Packing items here:
How do you deal with homesickness?
We take the time to talk with each camper about their homesickness. The first time away from family or familiar faces can be a little scary ( for the parents and the camper). Very rarely do any campers go home from camp due to homesickness. On the whole, our campers are acclimated to within 72 hours of arrival.
Is there a limit to how much my kid can bring with them?
While we provide a packing guide as a recommendation, our general thought is "Pack only what is necessary." Space is limited on each bus, so pack as lightly as possible.
How do I Contact You in case of Emergency?
Will my child be able to call me or use social media while at camp?
Camp Sequoia is located in a very mountainous region with extremely limited cell phone service. Further, we expressly ask that you do not send cell phones to camp. To foster interpersonal communication while at camp we need the campers to feel comfortable interacting with their peers. Cellphones prohibit this type of interaction.
Can you accommodate Special dietary restrictions at Camp?
We offer a vegetarian option at every meal. However, if your child is severely allergic to particular types of food ( example peanuts), we cannot guarantee the kitchen preparation will not come in contact with certain items. In extreme cases, you can send food with your camper for the week. Please contact us for further information.
How Do I Know My Child Will Be Safe at Camp?
Safety is our highest priority during camp. Our Directing staff has well over 100 combined years of experience with outdoor camps.
1.) Each one of our counselors is required to complete the accredited CPR & First Aid Course.
2.) We have three professional Firefighter/Paramedics who serve in our camp medical clinic.
3.) We have a professional Law enforcement member and ex-law enforcement member as staff.
3.) All waterfront activities have nationally accredited Life Guards on duty.
4.) All counselors are in contact via portable two-way radios
5.) We have safety plans for evacuations and shelter in place for medical events and emergencies.
6.) The Camp has a satellite phone for emergencies.
7.) The staff to camper ratio is maintained at a low level to ensure 24-hour supervision.