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WINSHAPE CAMP'S MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WinShape Camps for Communities - Gaffney, SC

 

Winshape Camp is designed for children who have completed 1st – 9th grade.

At WinShape Camps, we want to help build strong character in the lives of young people; so we focus on creating a positive, Christian environment where our campers have fun as they make friends and learn more about God. Through daily worship, music, prayer, and devotions, we openly teach about who God is while sharing Biblical truths from His Word. Each WinShape Camps staff member is a follower of Jesus Christ who will continually strive to model Christ-like behavior for all of our campers. However, we absolutely respect each individual camper’s right to make their own decisions regarding important spiritual matters.

 

The cost of camp for 2016 is $204. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required at the time of registration; this deposit is included in the total cost of camp. You may go back into your account at any time and as many times as you wish to make payments until your balance is paid in full, but no later than a month before camp begins. Automatic payments on assigned deadlines can be set up if you pay by credit card.

 

 

Fees may be paid online via VISA, Master Card, Discover, or American Express. Cash and check will be accepted on-site only if you are registering on the first day of camp.

Camper registration can be accessed online by visiting www.winshapecamps.org and selecting Register Now. For new campers, select First-Time Camper on the login page and follow the steps to completion. For returning campers, insert your email address and password on the login page. Follow the process to select a new session for your camper, pay your deposit, and update your camper’s information. Upon our receipt of the non-refundable deposit and completion of registration, you will receive an e-mail of confirmation. If you are not able to register online, you can call our office at the above number and we can take your registration over the phone. Please note that this process, depending on how many campers you are registering, can take 15 minutes or more. The deposit is non-refundable once the camper is registered and cannot be carried over beyond the current camp year.

No. Visitation is not premitted during camp. If you would like to be more involved, you may contact the host church about our volunteer program.

No. Our camp store is only open at check-in and check-out each day.

We are fortunate enough in Gaffney, SC to have some incredible local businesses providing snacks and lunches everyday of camp. Friday is our “Friday Family Fun Day”, and Chick-fil-A will provide lunch for each camper and the camper’s RSVP guests (campers are encouraged to invite parents/grandparents and siblings to camp and lunch on Friday).

We have an excellent counselor/camper ratio of one staff member/volunteer to every 10 campers, allowing each camper to have adequate individual attention from the staff and volunteers.

Please read carefully: Part of the positive experience your camper will encounter at WinShape Camps is the ability to meet new campers. WinShape Camps would encourage you not to specify a certain person to share your child’s camp day as it may not afford them this opportunity for possible growth. If you feel this is the only possible way your camper will attend WinShape Camps for Communities, we will try to honor your request if campers are the same age or grade level.

No. However, you will need to fill out the Medical Forms and bring them with you on the first day of camp. Campers will not be admitted without a completed Medical Form.

Parents will be contacted if there is a continuous problem of non-participation in the program, bullying, stealing, telling off-color stories or using inappropriate language, or any other behavior that detracts from the Christian and wholesome environment the camp wishes to provide. Profanity is prohibited. Violent, threatening, dishonest, dangerous, negative or otherwise unsatisfactory behavior on the part of the camper could lead to his or her dismissal from camp. Our honor code, which we ask all staff/volunteers and campers to abide by, is “Because I want to honor God, I will: be honest, be positive, and show respect to other campers, staff, and property”.

The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable unless your child’s application to participate in camp is declined by WinShape Camps due to space limitations or other reasons. If you cancel your registration less than 30 days prior to your camper’s arrival, you will be refunded half the cost of camp excluding the $50 non-refundable deposit. Deposits and payments are not transferrable between accounts, but can be transferred between campers within an account.

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