We will be our COVID-19 guidelines on our website soon. Some of our normal camp procedures listed in this FAQ will change due to the guidlines.
How do I register my child for camp?
To register for camp, you will need to create an account and fill out some basic information about your child. This information will allow our registration system to identify the camp programs that your child is eligible to attend.
Does Westview offer any discounts?
Yes, we offer sibling discounts. The first child registered will pay full price and each addtional sibling will receive a $50 discount.
*We don't offer discounts for Winter Camp
Does Westview offer scholarships for camp?
Yes, we have a program called Care and Connect. Please see the section under "Camp" called Care & Connect Scholarship Application.
*We don't offer scholarship for Winter Camp
During the week, in order to ensure the safety of all campers, all visitors to Westview must stop at the office, present their identification, and receive a badge before they will be permitted to enter camp property.
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Summer Camp
A full refund minus the $100 deposit and $3.75 registration fee will be issued for all cancellations made by May 1st. After May 1st, a full refund minus the $100 deposit and $3.75 registration fee will be given with written verification from a physician of illness or injury.
May I visit Westview before camp?
YES! To get a “taste” of what summer camp is like, plan to attend our annual (Date to be determined). Tour the camp, try some activities, and meet our awesome staff! Lunch and refreshments will be provided! Open House is free and you do not need to make reservations.
How many friends can my child request to bunk with?
You can request up to two (2) Hogan buddies and two (2) Day Group buddies. The buddies must also request your child and be the same age. Although we do our best to accommodate every request, we cannot guarantee that your child and his/her buddies will be in both the Hogan and Day Group together.
Adventure Campers do not need to request a buddy since they are such a small group of campers.
Do I have to complete any forms for camp?
Yes, all your child's information will be collected through his/her online profile. You will be asked to provide a complete medical history and other information about your child during registration. Prior to checking-in at camp, please log-in to your account to finish any incomplete forms. Login Here
When is my final payment due?
Camp must be paid in full, on or before, May 1st. Anyone registering for camp after May 1st must pay the balance in full at the time of registration.
*Winter camp balance will be paid in full at the time of registration
What time does Weekly Check-in Start?
Registration for each week of camp begins at 2:30pm on Sunday afternoon. The gates will open at 1:30pm for campers who would like to arrive early to visit the store. When you arrive at the entrance of camp, you will be greeted by one of our smiling staff who will issue you an arrival number and directions to the dining hall. Once at the dining hall, the Westview staff will invite groups to come inside to check-in their camper based on the order in which they arrived. A parent or guardian must be present at the time of check-in. If you have an outstanding balance or any incomplete forms, please have them readily available.
What is the latest time I can bring my child?
Please check-in your child by 4:30pm to allow enough time to get him/her unpacked. Camp activities begin at 5:00pm. If you are running late, please call the office to make arrangements if your child will be late arriving.
What if I need to pick up my child early?
You will need to fill out an Early Camper Withdrawal Form at check-in. If something unexpected arises, please call the camp office as soon as possible with the name of the person picking up your child & time of departure. That persons name should be on the Authorized Pick-Up list in your child's account. Proof of identification must be provided at the time of pick-up.
Can I go to my child's Hogan & help him/her set-up his/her bunk?
Yes! This is a great opportunity for you to help your child feel at home and meet his/her Hogan Counselors. The first few hours of a camper arriving at camp and settling into his/her surroundings are important. We ask that once you get your child checked in and unpacked, that you say 'good bye' and allow your child to interact with the other campers and his/her Counselors.
Will the camp store be open during check-in and check-out?
Yes, the store will open at 1:30pm on Sundays and at 6:00pm on Fridays. Our store provides snacks and drinks, Westview apparel, stuffed animals, jewelry, as well as a few essentials if you forgot to pack them, such as flashlights and water bottles. All campers will get at least one opportunity to shop in the store during the week to buy a treat or souvenir. You can load money at any time onto your camper's account or send him/her with cash.
*The store will also be open during check-in and check-out for Winter Camp. This is a great time to purchase Christmas presents.
What time do I need to pick up my child on Friday?
You will meet your camper at his/her Hogan starting at 6:15pm to check-out with his/her counselor. You may then load up his/her things and head over to the Hogan Hill Shelter for refreshments and a closing program, which your child will participate in at 7:00pm.
My child takes medications. Who should I give them to at the camp?
All medications must be collected by the Health Supervisor at check-in. He/She will be available to speak to you if you have any questions or concerns. Once medications have been turned in, all emergency medications such as epi-pens and inhalers will be distributed to the Counselors assigned to your child. All other medications will be given per parent/doctor instructions by the Health Supervisor.
If my child has been sick within the past week, can he/she still come to camp?
Your child should be fever free for a full 24 hours before arriving at camp. If your child has had a fever less than 24 hours prior to the start of camp, you may choose to bring him/her to camp once the fever has been gone for 24 hours.
What should my child bring to camp?
(Adventure Campers will be receive additional information about their trek by email prior to their arrival)
We suggest you pack your campers items in a clear plastic tote.
Bible (one will be given to new campers)
Sleeping Bag and/or Sheets & Blanket
Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Soap, Shampoo, Towels (3) & Wash Cloth (1)
Shorts (at least 1 change per day)
Shirts (at least 1 long sleeve)
Socks (at least 1 pair per day)
Underwear (at least 1 pair per day)
Closed-toe Shoes & Shower Shoes/Flip Flops
Bag for Dirty Clothes
Tote Bag or backpack for Pool and Shower Items
Stamps, postcards/stationery and pen
Plastic Tote to pack belongings in. (optional) (This can be stored under the bottom bunk or at the foot of the bed)
Can my camper bring his/her cell phone, music, or gaming devices?
No. While there are advantages to connecting to anyone at anytime, we find that there are amazing benefits to spending a week without electronic contact. Our programs are designed to create deeper connections with the people in our immediate presence while living in community and with God in His creation.
Is there a fee to switch weeks of camp?
Before May 1st, you can switch weeks without paying a fee. After May 1st, there will be a $25.00 processing fee.
Can I send my camper a care package?
Yes, campers love receiving packages and letters. Westview offers care packages. This will save you the cost of mailing a package. Please contact the office if you would like to purchase one. Adventure campers will receive their mail daily if they are staying in camp. If campers travel off-site for their trek, their mail will be held until they return to Westview.
What should I do if my child leaves something at camp?
Give the office a call to set up a day and time to check the Lost and Found.
What happens if my child becomes sick or injured while at camp?
Your camper will be taken to the infirmary. Minor injuries will receive appropriate treatment. If the camper needs to see a doctor, we will contact you. If we cannot reach you, we will use our best judgment. With a physician's written verification of illness or injury, a partial refund will be given. Westview serves as a secondary carrier for insurance injuries. Your insurance is the primary carrier.
What happens if my child is homesick?
The counselor will do everything possible to determine the cause of homesickness. Every attempt will be made to encourage the camper to have a good time. After 24 hours, if needed, the Program Director will call the parents. You and the Director will discuss options. There is no refund if you decide to pick up your child early.
What is your counselor to camper ratio?
Resident camp has a one counselor to seven camper ratio. Adventure camps have one female counselor and one male counselor to 13 camper ratio.
What kind of food will the Adventure campers be eating and how will it be prepared?
The campers will be eating with the residential campers when on camp property and will be preparing their own meals when off-site.
What are the Adventure Campers sleeping arrangements?
While on camp property the campers will be staying in tents or one of our lodges, depending on the trek. When off-site the campers stay in tents provided by Westview.
Can I call my child or can he/she call me while on their Adventure Trek?
Because the campers are spending time in a small group outdoor setting we do not allow phone calls. We feel this would serve as an interruption, which detracts from the adventure experience. Please leave cell phones at home.
What if there is an emergency at home or an emergency regarding my child on the trip?
If you have an emergency at home and you must get in touch with your child you should contact the camp office and we will contact the counselors. If your child is involved in an emergency while on the trip you will be contacted with all the information and we will work with you to develop a plan of action.
Does my camper need money on their Adventure Trek and what for?
For some treks the campers will want a minimal amount of money for possible stops at gas stations, the camp store, etc. Some treks will visit a souvenir shop.