F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is where you will find some of the frequently asked questions¬†about camp. If you don’t see an answer to your question here, please email us at hopeforkidsinfo@gmail.com.

 

1. Where is Camp Hope for Kids located?

129 Yerger Road, Schwenksville, PA 19463 (Map)

From Philadelphia: Take 76-W and take exit 327-328A-328B for US-202 W toward US-422 W/King of Prussia/W Chester/Pottstown. Take exit 328A on the left to merge onto US-422 W toward Pottstown. Take 422-W and exit at Limerick merging onto N Lewis Rd. At the Wawa gas station /dead end, take a right at W Ridge Pike and an immediate left at the next light onto Swamp Pike. Drive approximately 1.2 miles and take a right at Neiffer Rd., then drive 2.2 miles and take a right at Yerger Rd. Camp Hope for Kids will be ahead on the right.

2. How do I register my child(ren) for camp?

Click the register button on the home page.

3. What should I pack (and NOT pack) for camp?

Necessities: Bible, notebook, pen, sheets & blankets or a sleeping bag, pillow, 2 towels, toiletries (shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.), water bottle, bug spray, sunscreen, bathing suit (one-piece for girls)/swim shorts (NO COTTON: if your child wishes to wear a shirt or shorts in the pool, it cannot be cotton; it must be swim material), lots of shorts (no shorter than fingertip length), lots of t-shirts (no spaghetti strap tank tops for girls or tank tops that have large armholes or are too tight for guys), lots of socks & undergarments, jog bra (for girls), 2 pairs of sneakers (in case one pair gets wet), long pants, sweatshirt or jacket (it can be cold at night), rainwear, flashlight, and a laundry bag. For R Camp: 1 can of non-menthol shaving cream.

Optional: Fan, camera, alarm clock, batteries, stamps/self-addressed stamped envelopes, paper & pen.

Please Do Not Bring: ANY ELECTRONICS, including: iPod, MP3, or any type of radio, video games, televisions, computers, or cell phones! Also, no magazines, food, candy, or pets. (No candy or food is allowed in the cabins. Animals are attracted to food!)

Please note that anything your child brings which we perceive as inappropriate for camp will be held in the office until the end of the week. Camp Hope for Kids is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Medications: All medications (even over-the-counter meds) MUST be turned in to the Camp Nurses during check-in. Your child will visit the infirmary to get their medications. If you have questions about medications, please email Marcy Lindenmuth at hopeforkidsinfo@gmail.com.

4. What time should we arrive at camp with our child(ren)? 

Check-in for ALL camps begins at 3pm. If you arrive before 3pm, you will have to wait.

5. When do we need to pick our child(ren) up from camp?

For ALL Camps there is a CLOSING program at 10am on Saturday. You will be able to take your child home as soon as the program is over.

6. What if there is an EMERGENCY and I need to get in touch with my child(ren) at camp? 

If it is between 8am & 5pm call the Hope for Kids camp office number (610-287-6000) first. If after hours, the camp emergency phone number will be posted on the home page of the website for the summer.

7. Why can’t my child have a cell phone or electronics at camp?

As much as we are able, we want to make camp a technology-free zone sot he kids are free to focus on each other and their time at camp. It is rare for our kids to be “unplugged,” and we know it is challenging for them, so please help us by keeping all their electronics at home! If there is an emergency, we will get in touch with you or you can reach us (see #6).

8. How do I complete my child’s paperwork for camp?

Follow this link: My Account. Once here, enter your email and password, then click the FORMS & DOCUMENTS icon. Here you will find everything you need to complete the paperwork for your child.

9. Do I have to send a PHYSICAL for my child?

You do NOT have to send a physical anymore. Please make sure your child’s Health History form is updated!

10.  What if my child has food allergies?

For those children who have diagnosed food allergies, you are welcome to bring food for them that will be stored in the Allergy Kitchen.¬†Each week we will have Allergy Kitchen volunteers at check-in to talk to you about your child’s allergies. Please feel free to contact Julie Brumley, Allergy Kitchen Manager, at julie@thebrumleys.com with any allergy related questions.

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