Camp Enrollment Information

This page is not the actual application for enrollment. Look at this page to get an idea of what the application looks like, and deduce if you or your Camper is ready to be a Camper.

The Camper Preparedness Checklist

  • Independent and Dependable: Camper can be trusted to be functional away from home and family
  • Time management skills: Camper can be trusted with a schedule or timetable of their own creation to keep with minimal reminders
  • Preparedness skills: Camper can look at their belongings and know what they need to pack in a daybag for their activities without having to return to their bunkspace between every scheduled activity
  • Respect for themselves: Camper can manage their own eating, hygiene, space cleanliness, basic health, and for students, course progress, with minimal reminders
  • Respect for peers: Camper is ready to interact with others in a civil, friendly way, and is able to form respectful relationships with others, and maintain their circle without need for frequent intervention by Staff
  • Respect for superiors: Camper understands their role as a member of Camp, and is prepared to follow rules, meet expectations, and show understanding of instructions set by prefects, staff, officers, and Admin
  • Respect for the environment: Camper is aware of their surroundings and is prepared to share responsibility for the state of Camp through Kapers, participation in group upkeep, and interest in keeping Camp awesome in general
  • Supportive team: It is important that every Camper and have a network of guardians looking out for their interests. This is usually a combination of family, prefects, staff, officers, and an Admin. Different Camp employees meet different needs- disabled Campers need at least one Med Tech, while abled Campers will likely want a library, lab, or rec staff member on their team instead. Assembling your Camper’s support team is the most important step in getting ready for camp.
  • Honest assessment of cost-supply preparedness: Kids need camp, but before they can thrive here, they need the right tools. Camp Oak Hallows is never opposed to filling gaps in supplies or providing aid. It is ESSENTIAL that Camper applications are thoroughly, unabashedly honest about the needs of Campers, down to the smallest details. It’s much better to put “My Camper will need to be helped in the shower” or “My Camper may need some extra shirts” on the application than to leave Staff in the dark and hope your Camper can figure it out for themselves, or leave it up to the Camper to ask for Staff help later on. Staff will rarely say no to assistance or accommodation needs. Instances where Staff would have to say no would be in extreme cases, such as needing help with regular motor skills, or regular reminding not to spit in frustration. Situation on the A-Spectrum is not cause for application rejection. Only in such extreme cases would Camp request residence of a “Home” support team member to join the Camper as a companion. Living situation accommodations can be arranged to best fit the needs of the companion and Camper. It is not the job of General Staff to personally support Campers with extreme needs. General Staff are responsible for the general wellbeing of Campers, such as brushing teeth and hair, laundry, and sunscreen. Campers with mobility needs will likely have a Med Tech companion on-call or as-needed, and part of their support team.

So, do you think you or your Camper is ready to come on out and join us?

Let’s Cost-Evaluate. These are estimations of cost.

One Week of Camp (Sunday-Friday):

Bunk: $30 (Includes cabin bed, wifi, utilities)

Meals: $150 (Includes three meals and a snack, or five small meals a day)

Laundry: $5 / $2 BYOS

Activity Hours:

  • Daily Swim: $10/wk
  • Daily Craft: $10/wk
  • Daily Group Rec Activity: $15/wk (Equipment use + facilitation and guidance)
  • Daily Solo Rec: $10/wk (Equipment use)
  • Special Program (Faith-based, therapeutic swim, etc.): Varies (See: Programs)

One Week of School (Sunday-Friday):

Bunk: $50 (Includes dorm bed, wifi, utilities)

Meals: $150 (Includes three meals and a snack, or five small meals a day)

Laundry: $5 / $2 BYOS

Courses: Cost depends on administration method

  • Edgenuity Online School: Prices range from $400-$1,500 per student, lasting multiple weeks
  • UTHS Credit By Exam + Prep Course: $150, over multiple weeks, including exam fee
  • Placement by Released STAAR + Individual Homeschooling: $20/wk
  • Placement by Released STAAR + Small Group Homeschooling: $15/wk
  • Placement by Released STAAR + Lecture Style learning: $10/wk
  • Home-provided curriculum: $10/wk for resource libraries, labs, and learning areas

Activity Hours:

  • Daily Swim: $10/wk
  • Daily Craft: $10/wk
  • Daily Group Rec Activity: $15/wk (Equipment use + facilitation and guidance)
  • Daily Solo Rec: $10/wk (Equipment use)
  • Special Program (Faith-based, therapeutic swim, etc.): Varies (See: Programs)

For every additional consecutive week, subtract $5 from weekly total.

For multiple enrollments from a single household (siblings, for example,) subtract $10 from weekly total from each additional enrollment after the first.

By keeping staff size small, and relying mostly on volunteer services, we are doing our best to keep tuition and enrollment fees minimal and affordable. Upon application, Campers and students can offer their volunteer hours to supplement their costs through additional Kapers. See: Camp Cash The need for financial aid or supplement through service hours will never affect the odds of admittance.