Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of common questions you may have about attending camp in addition to some general information.

What time is drop off and pick up?

Early drop off starts at 0730.
Regular drop off starts at 0830.
Gates close and Camp Programs start at 9am.
Camp pick (half day) starts at 1145. Ends at 1200.
Day Camp pick up starts at 330pm and ends at 4pm.

What happens if it rains?

Camp is fun and we do camp even in the rain. We move campers to the barn in the event of lighting. It is a common practice for outdoor summer camps to continue their camp program in spite of the weather. Please feel free to check out our Facebook page for updates. Click here for updates.

Who is my child’s camp counselor?

We recruit and hire camp staff from local high schools and regional universities. We complete this process and assign your camper to a counselor by the end of May. Your counselor will contact you and your camper one week before camp starts.

What should my child wear?

Every day is a water day so please dress your Camper in their swim suit and a pair of shorts and t-shirt.

Camp is a fun and unique environment. Your camper will need close toe shoes. We recommend water shoes because they easily transition from wet to dry activities without removal.

Our Swimsuit only policy is designed to save time by eliminating the need for lengthy changing sessions between wet and dry activities and to protect the modesty of your camper and our counselors.

Girls: Modest one-piece swim suits.
Shorts with RashGuard Shirts are also appropriate.
Boys: No Speedos.

This picture shows acceptable clothing for camp. Feel free to contact the camp with any questions.

Is there a lost and found?

Yes! The lost and found is located at the Camp Office.
Our counselors work hard to deliver the best camp experience possible. That means having your camper return home with everything they brought to camp. You can help them by sticking to the packing list and making sure your camper’s belongings are clearly marked with their name.

How much sun screen should my child have?

We spend most of the day playing outside in the woods and in fields of the camp. Please make sure you apply your choice of sunscreen to your camper before you drop them off and include it in your camper’s camp bag. Your counselor will monitor your camper and may apply Sunscreen as needed. Sunscreen is included on your camper’s packing list.

Can I pick up my child early from camp?

Camper Check-Out Policy:

Campers can only be released to a parent or legal guardian whose identity is made available to the office during the registration process. The counselor will ensure that our policy is followed during drop off and pick up. Please be ready to present your driver’s license to sign your camper in and out.

What should we bring?

Camp Packing List (Download & print the packing list here)

Below is a list of items that your camper will need while at camp. Remember to mark all of your camper’s belongings with their name.

Water in a refillable container
Lunch and Drink (we recommend more water)
Water Shoes
Hat (optional)
Extra clothes to change into (just in case)


You should also keep in mind what NOT to bring to camp.

The following items are prohibited at camp:

All electronic devices that are able to send or receive photographic and video media; i.e. no cell phones*
Hand held videos game systems
Pocket knives and/or multi-tools
Weapons, fake or real
Money (See Snack Shack info below)
Illegal Drugs
Personal Sports Equipment and/or games

*Note: Cell phones are prohibited for safety and security reasons. Staff will confiscate and store cell phones until the end of that day. Cell Phones will be returned to the parent/legal guardian.

How does my camper use the Snack Shack?

Camp Anothen has a Snack Shack located just off the main camp office. The Snack Shack stocks a variety of snacks and drinks available for purchase by the camper.

The snack shack functions on a credit system where by parents purchase credits for their camper. You may purchase camper credits during drop off, when you turn in your registration paperwork or at the main office. Refilling credit is also allowed. Credit denominations are $5, $10, $15, and $20. You may purchase camper credits during drop off. Your Camper will visit the Snack Shack at least once a day. Most items in the Shack cost $1.00.

Snack Shack credits are non-refundable – remaining snack shack credits are deposited into our camper scholarship fund to make camp available and affordable to all campers.

Do you have a question that we didn’t cover?

Feel free to contact David Williford at (817) 798-9616 or david@campanothen.org