FAQ for Wilderness Trips

Is Camp Susque affiliated with a particular church or denomination?

No. Camp Susque is intentionally a non-denominational camp run by a Board of Directors

Is Camp Susque a non-profit?

Yes. We are a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.

When does registration open?

2018 Wilderness Trip Registration opens July 1st.

How do I register?

You will need to begin by having a CampInTouch account. Once you have created an account, you can apply for the program options that are available for your child. 

Please note that a $100 per week, per camper non-refundable, non-transferable deposit must accompany your camper's application form.

For more information or to apply, visit our Summer Camp & Wilderness Trip Registration page.

Is the deposit part of the entire cost of camp?

Yes. Once the deposit is paid, your remaining balance is the total cost of that session minus the deposit. (For ex: if your child's session costs $634, you will pay $100 when you enroll, and owe $534 due upon your camper's arrival for that session.)

When is my balance due?

Upon check-in for your camper's session. To expedite your check-in process, however, we suggest you pay it ahead of time.

You can check and pay off your balance by logging in to your CampInTouch account.

What if my child wants to go on a trip that is full?

If you want to apply for a session that is full, please submit an application form, but do not pay. Your child will be placed on a waiting list and notified when an opening becomes available. At that time you will send in your deposit.

What is your cancellation policy?

All deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations made 7 days prior to the registered camp date allows for a full refund of any monies paid, minus the non-refundable deposit. After that date, all monies paid are non-refundable.

What are arrival times?

West Rim Excursion: 2-3pm on the Wednesday of arrival

New River Gorge Experience, Chesapeake Challenge, & Adirondack Adventure: 4-5pm on Saturdays 

Delaware River Run: 12PM on the Wednesday of arrival

Please see our Arriving & Departing Camp page for more info.

What are departure times?

Closing Program: 9:30AM on the closing Saturday.  Parents are encouraged to attend this program.*

Pick-up Begins: 10:00AM on the closing Saturday

All campers must be picked up by 11AM.

Please see our Arriving & Departing Camp page for more info.

*Delaware River Run's check-out time is 12PM on Saturday.

What does my camper need to bring?

Please visit our Packing List & Camper Info page.

What shelter do campers sleep in on a Trip?

Tents or tarp shelters. 

Does my camper need a physical to attend?

No. However, we do recommend having your camper receive a physical within 6 months prior to their time at camp.

What medical care is provided on a Trip?

Medical issues are treated by a First Aid-certified Trip Leader. 

Please see our Health & Safety page for more info.

What if my camper has a food allergy or dietary restriction?

Please see our Food & Lodging page.

Will I get to meet my camper's leaders?

Yes! You will have the opportunity during check-in to meet your camper's Trip Leaders. Brief leader bios will also be given to you during check-in. Discussion with the leaders is always encouraged. Feel free to ask them questions.

Is Camp Susque going to take good care of my camper?

Yes! We understand the great responsibility that you are passing on to us when you drop off your camper. To that end we have developed stringent safety guidelines as well as staff hiring and training procedures to ensure the best experience possible.

For more information, check out our Health & Safety page.

Can I send mail or emails to my camper while at camp?

No. Due to the nature of the Trips, mail and emails will not be delivered to your camper.

Can I call or visit my camper while at camp?

No. For both legal and practical reasons, we do not permit campers to make or receive phone colls or receive visitors, except in emergencies. If needed, parental concerns can be communicated through our Program Director.

Is Financial Aid available?

Yes. Please check out our Financial Aid page.

When will you call me?

We will call if your camper needs advanced medical care. We will also call in the event of a serious behavior problem. 

 

 

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