Will there be counselors for high school students?
Only for the Earth and Art Adventure Program. This program is for ages 7th – 10th graders, so participants will be guided by instructors during class times and by counselors during leisure hours. Communing with Clay classes do accept mature high school students, ages 16 and above. During those classes, students are expected to follow the rules, which are clearly discussed at the opening session of the workshops. In general, all student participants must be responsible enough on their own to participate in the course, attend all scheduled work times, maintain a clean workspace, clean workspace and studio at the end of the workshop, refrain from the use of drugs and alcohol, and remain on campus.
School Group Questions:
Do you have a place where our large group can eat their lunches? Yes. The Picnic Shelter or the Adventure Shelter for ropes course groups.
Can we come for half a day or do you just do full days or overnights? Bethel Horizons provides half-day experiences or full-day experiences, with overnights or just as a day program.
For more information on Environmental Education Programs:
Contact Eric Volden at 608.574.1992
More information on Adventure Programs:
Contact Phil Bramley at 608.574.2713
Can we combine part of a day of Environmental Education with part of a day of Adventure or Art Ventures? Yes, that's possible. Again, for more information contact either Eric Volden or Phil Bramley.
For Art Ventures information,
Contact Krista Loomans at 608.574.8100
Walking/Hiking Trail Questions:
Are your trails open to the public for hiking? Yes, however, we do ask that you contact us in advance so that we know that your group is on the trails, should someone be injured, etc.
Contacts: Duane Hanson, Executive Director at 608.257.3577
Or Dan Ensrude, Resident Manager at 608.574.7383
Are there dangerous or poisonous plants or animals we need to be aware of? Yes, Poisonous parsnip.
Summer camp Questions:
Where do the kids stay if there is a tornado/severe weather? The kids/counselors will take shelter in the bottom of the Barn Retreat Center or Nature Center.
If we completed a health form for our child last year, do they need to get another one completed?
Parent's portion: Yes, it would be helpful for our camp staff if you would complete the parent's portion each year, that way we know the info we have is current.
Physician's portion: Even though The American Camp Association Standards specify that a child must have a physical completed every two years, we would ask that this health form be updated at the doctor's office from that last physical, and if the child has been seen for other issues since that physical, the doctor's office can add this info as well.
To download a health form, click here.
What should I pack for my child to take to camp?
SUGGESTED PACKING LIST:
Flashlight (fresh batteries)
Pants & Sweatshirt
Personal Toiletry Items (soap,
hair dryer, curling iron)
Shorts & T-shirts
Sleeping Bag & Pillow
Socks & Underwear
Sunscreen & Insect Repellant
Swimsuit (must have straps) and
Towel for shower
PLEASE DO NOT BRING
Electronics (i.e. Radios, CD Player, MP3 Player, iPod, laptop, Game Boy, Nintendo DS)
Food or Candy
Illegal Drugs or Alcohol
Matches or Lighters
Is there bus transportation to camp? Bethel Horizons offers round-trip bus transportation to and from camp for $20.00. You must register in advance for this service. See more information under Summer Camp, downloadable forms, Bethel Horizons Information Letter.
Can my 7 year old go to camp for the week? We do have a day program for 7-8 year olds. Check out the First Timers under Summer Camp.
What if my child is on medication:
If your child is taking any medication, be sure instructions on the dosage and when to administer are on the health form. Send enough medication for the entire week, in the original bottle, in a bag with your child's name on it. This includes any over-the-counter medication. Instruct your child to give it to the First Aid Coordinator or Nurse upon arrival.
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