2014 CentriKid Prep #9: What To Expect When You Arrive

So far we have covered a lot of important details in our 2014 CentriKid Prep blog series: online tools, fundraising, recruiting, spiritual focus, housing, track times, and more! Today we want to focus on what you should expect when you arrive at CentriKid Camps.

At most camp locations, check-in takes place from 1-4 p.m. for week long camps, and from 3-5 p.m. for weekend camps (or 3 day camps). When you arrive on campus, look for our colorful CentriKid banners and energetic, jumping staffers. They will greet you and guide you through the check-in process.

We have two main steps in the check-in process. One takes place outside with campers and adult sponsors, and the other takes place inside with the group leader.

Outside, our staff will guide campers to complete track time cards (if they have not already been completed prior to your arrival – see pages 4-5 of your Group Leader Information packet). Then they will give everyone a t-shirt, play a few arrival games, and get everyone lined up for a group photo. (Don’t worry, group leaders, you will get your t-shirt inside, and we’ll make sure you are back with your group before we snap the photo!)

Inside, group leaders will work with the Assistant Director and other staffers to take care of other check-in details. Be prepared to confirm the number of participants that you brought to camp, hand over your release forms and track time cards, discuss any special attention situations, and pay for photos, DVDs, and care packages. You will also receive your housing information, keys (if applicable), and other important camp information like name tags for your group and adult leader guides.

Even before you arrive on campus, our goal is to serve you as best we can, and when you arrive, we want to make the check-in process as seamless as possible; we need your help ahead of time, though. Two weeks prior to your arrival, make sure that you have (1) paid your final balance, (2) emailed your participant list  to your camp specific email address (see your location page for the correct contact info), and (3) communicated any special situations to your camp director or assistant director. These things will help ensure that your have a smooth check-in experience.

After check-in, your group is free to visit the camp store, get settled in your rooms, and get ready for an amazing time at CentriKid Camps!

If this is your first time to bring kids to CentriKid, you might also find this detailed schedule helpful as you prepare. We are counting down the days to camp, and we can’t wait to see you there!

Henry Dutton

Henry received a MA in Christian Studies and a BA in English, both from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He began working for CentriKid in 2008 and joined the office team in 2012.

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