LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN CAMP FOR BOYS

FAQ


Below are some answers to some commonly asked questions. Feel free to contact us if you still have questions...we want you to have those answers!
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" DOES THE CAMP HAVE A CLOTHING STORE? "

            The camp maintains a clothing store where you may purchase T-shirts, shorts, laundry bags, etc. Order blanks are enclosed in the “Parent Package” (see tab above) to allow you to pre-order clothing. Please send the clothing order back to camp with your other materials from this package. Because of the time period that it takes to re-order clothing from the company, there are many items that we are not able to re-order during the summer. When we run out of these items, we cannot restock it. For this reason, it's best if you use our clothing order to pre-order items you wish to have. Your son can receive his clothing items on Opening Day. If we run out of certain items before you arrive and we cannot supply the item while your son is with us, we will gladly refund your money by check following the session the camper attends. The Store will be open on each Opening Day. At this time, you can purchase any items that were not pre-ordered.

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" CAN WE BRING HIM TO CAMP EARLIER OR DEPART LATER THAN THE SPECIFIED DATE? " 

          Please do not plan to have your son arrive early or stay late unless absolutely necessary. We are not prepared to give campers the attention necessary because of staff time-off, pre-session meetings, and work assignments prior to the opening of a session. Under extreme circumstances, we will allow an early arrival ot late departure because we understand that some things cannot be helped. There will be a $100.00 per day charge for early arrivals and late departures.
There are no late departures after the last term or early arrivals prior to the first term.

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" WHERE CAN WE STAY WHEN WE BRING HIM OR PICK HIM UP FROM CAMP? " 

The camp is not equipped to feed Parents, Grandparents, and friends of the campers. However, there are accommodations in the Mentone and Fort Payne area. A list is enclosed in the "Parent Package" (see tab above) with the names and phone numbers of a few of the local motels and bed-and-breakfast places.
We strongly suggest that you make your reservations early...remember, most of the camps end and begin at roughly the same time, so rooms fill up fast during the summer.

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" WHAT DO I DO IF I RECEIVE A  "HOMESICK"  LETTER? "
(Keep those letters...they will become valued heirlooms with age!)

Homesickness is a common occurrence. It is natural and it happens to each and every one of us, to varying degrees. Whenever we think about home, a grandparent, a friend, etc. it is perfectly normal to become emotional about such matters. After all, campers are required to write letters home at least twice a week, so at the very minimum he will be thinking of home at that time. From our end, we are prepared to spot and handle homesickness so that it will not interfere with your son's stay with us. From your end, please realize that if you receive a homesick letter, by the time it has been delivered to you it has been three or more days since it was written.  Chances are that the event or feelings you are reading about are "ancient" history in terms of how time is measured at camp. Friends have been made, routines have set in, goals have been placed in sight and are being attained. If you just ...can't stand it..., call us. We'll be happy to talk to you and you can talk to his counselor if you wish, but we must ask you to please consider carefully any request to talk to your son personally. A boy can be in the midst of having a wonderful time only to be called away for the telephone upon which he hears his Mom’s or Dad's voice and it sets him back to thinking about why he was homesick three days ago.  Remember..., if there was anything seriously wrong, we would have called you! On a final note, a boy who overcomes homesickness has gained a little strength, a little maturity and a little insight into how to handle his feelings.  He doesn’t know why, but he now feels better about himself.

Regarding Homesickness, Please see the following link:
 
http://vodpod.com/watch/4267756-cbs-sunday-morning-kids-letters-from-camp


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