FAQ: 58 Years of Camp!

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FAQ: 58 Years of Camp! 2018-01-14T10:03:37+00:00

Click on one of the questions below to see the answer. Let us know if you have a question that is not on this FAQ and we will get back to you with an answer.

Is the Retreat Center equipped for weather-related emergencies? 2018-01-14T11:19:28+00:00

Yes, the Retreat Center has a state approved weather-related emergency plan to protect all campers during local weather situations. The facility is designed to safely accommodate guests during local weather threats. Retreat Center and camp directors work closely with local meteorologists to monitor any threatening weather in real time communication.

What is Day Camp? 2018-01-14T11:17:10+00:00

Day Camp, July 16th, is a day of missions education and fun for campers not quite ready for a residential camp experience! Day camp fees are $35; camp t-shirt and lunch are included in camp fees. Campers attending day camp experience a full day of Missions-focused activities for Girls finishing K-3rd grade; Mothers, Sponsors, Aunts, and Grandmothers are welcomed too! Guests will participate in typical camp activities including swimming, worship, and Bible study. (Sponsors and parents can decide whether 3rd grade campers attend day or resident camp). Come join the fun!!!

Are the locations fully equipped and comfortable for camp activities? 2018-01-14T10:16:07+00:00

Yes; both day camp and resident camp events are housed in locations that are nicely air-conditioned. The High Plains Retreat Center facilities engage guests in safe, captivating experiences. Sun-screen and insect repellent are recommended supplies for guests to bring with them.

How do I get to Girls Camp? 2018-01-14T10:17:21+00:00

Many church groups bring vans while some parents bring their camper, independently. Please contact us if we can help you connect with a church van ride. (hprc.girls@gmail.com)

Directions to High Plains Retreat Center where camp is held can be found at hpretreatcenter.org

What is the age group allowed to attend? 2018-01-14T10:18:54+00:00

The age group of girls allowed to attend varies by day or resident camps. Girls completing grades K-3rd are able to attend Day Camp on Monday, July 16, 2018. Girls completing grades 3rd-6th are invited to attend the 5 day camp Monday-Friday. Parents and sponsors can decide if their 3rd grade girls will attend resident camp or day camp. Most 3rd graders are able to enjoy the overnight camp experience without much difficulty.

Are there any prerequisites to attending Girls Mission Camp? 2018-01-14T10:20:49+00:00

Overall, Girls Camp is an evangelical camp open to all girls (K-6) from any faith or culture. Church sponsors are encouraged to join girls in this time of refreshing, learning, and growing. Sponsors disciple campers as well as oversee the safety of the campers and monitor activity schedules.

What are the necessary forms I need to complete, and where can they be found? 2018-01-14T10:22:03+00:00

You must complete these forms to attend: guest registration, medical form (for each guest and sponsor), and Challenge Element form (for each guest who chose a challenge element activity). Forms can be downloaded at girlscamptexas.com/campers

Online registration is available at girlscamptexas.com/campers/online-registration/

What’s the deadline to return forms? 2018-01-14T10:23:13+00:00

We must have your forms and your $35 deposit by June 16th to be eligible to fully participate in camp activities!

Late fees apply after the on-time registration date, June 16. Campers are welcome to submit late registrations; however, camp t-shirts might not be available for registrations received after June 16.

Who directs these events? 2018-01-14T11:12:27+00:00

Mission Camp directors, the advisory committee of sponsors, and volunteers facilitate Girls Camp. Between Day Camp for the younger campers and Resident Camp for the older elementary-age girls, over 200 people assist, attend, or support Girls Camp each summer.

Since camp inception in 1960, we aim to keep costs low while providing a fun, inspiring atmosphere in which guests learn about claiming and sharing the Gospel of Christ.

What kind of medical care is available? 2017-01-22T10:43:07+00:00

Please complete the medical form as part of the registration process. At the camp itself, a camp nurse or first aid person is in residence to see to campers’ minor first aid needs. Any medications sent to camp must be in the original containers and will be given to the camp medical personnel for appropriate (and safe) dispensing. Emergency situations are handled through the HPRC director and local emergency response personnel.

When are the camp dates? 2018-01-14T11:05:52+00:00

Girls Camp 2018 is held July 16th – 20th.

Day Campers arrive on Monday morning and stay throughout the day. Resident Campers arrive Monday afternoon and reside at the Retreat Center until Friday afternoon following closing ceremonies.

Please make arrangements for campers to remain at camp through all activities!

What happens if any of my forms are left incomplete? 2017-01-22T10:42:55+00:00

If any of your forms are sent in with incomplete fields or without appropriate signatures, we will send your forms back to you for you to complete. Camptivity choices are first come, first served; so it would be important to complete the registration forms accurately.

How much does it cost to attend Camp 2018? 2018-01-14T11:08:21+00:00

Since its inception in 1960, Girls Camp has made it a priority to provide quality camp experiences for all in attendance. Our goal is to offer a local summer camp that meets spiritual, physical, geographical and financial needs of area elementary aged children and their families.

2018 Day camp is $35; 2018 Resident camp is $175. Both registration fees include meals, lodging, and camp t-shirt.

Please let the camp director know if you need a partial camp scholarship. We have some supporters who offer partial scholarship funding.

Celebrating 58 years of Girls Camp!

What should my child or I bring or pack? 2018-01-14T11:13:20+00:00

The “what to bring” list is located on the registration form as well as on the camper and sponsor links at girlscamptexas.com

Day Campers will want to bring swimsuit and towel along with her Bible. Resident Campers bring their own bedrolls or sleeping bags for twin-size cots in the dorms. Otherwise, swimsuit (one-piece or modest tankini), any supplies, clothing, and toiletries (including towel) and snacks that you would usually need for a week-long trip would be perfect, plus a Bible (let us know if you don’t have a Bible and we will supply you with one.) Most campers also bring a mission’s offering to support missionaries who serve in various locations around the world!

Is the Retreat Center where camp is held equipped for guests in wheelchairs? 2017-02-18T22:17:41+00:00

Yes, the Retreat Center has wheelchair access in the conference center, dining hall, and many of the lodges. Please document accessibility needs on the medical and registration forms.

If I have questions not addressed in the FAQ, how can I contact the Event Director? 2017-02-18T22:17:11+00:00

If you have further questions or concerns about anything regarding M-JAM or Resident Camp, please contact the director through hprc.girls@gmail.com

How do I donate camp scholarship funding? 2017-02-18T22:15:45+00:00

To make a donation to M-JAM or Girls Camp, please send a check to:
AABA Summer 2017
2123 S. Van Buren
Amarillo, TX 79109
Thank you for considering a contribution!

We welcome in-kind donations too!!!

What is the history of Girls Camp? 2017-01-22T10:42:09+00:00

Many women will remember going to G.A. Camp when they were younger. Girls Camp is the same, evangelical and missions-education camp as G.A. Camp. The camp is called Girls Camp and is open to all girls desiring to experience a Christian, children’s camp and to grow in their relationship with friends and Jesus!

Is there a Boys Camp? 2017-01-22T10:42:03+00:00

Yes! Boys have their own camp at the High Plains Retreat Center also! Boys Camp is held for boys finishing grades K-6. They will participate in activities led by men from area churches. Visit the Boys Mission Camp website for registration information. www.boyscamptexas.com

Where is Mission Camp held? 2018-01-14T11:16:07+00:00

GirlsCampTexas Camps are held at the High Plains Retreat Center, located southwest of Amarillo in the panhandle of Texas.

Send mail to:

Girls Camp
2123 S. Van Buren
Amarillo, TX 79109