CHECK IN SCHEDULE
1:00 - 2:30 pm Central Time
By 3:00 pm we ask that all parents have said their good byes and have departed camp. Your help in this is greatly appreciated.
2034 Outer Lake Road, Princeton, IN 47670
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CHECK IN CHECKLIST
EXPRESS CHECK IN & CABIN ASSIGNMENTS
If all your camper's forms and fees have been submitted to the camp office prior to your arrival, you will receive your camper's cabin assignment at the gate before you even park the car! You can then proceed directly to your cabin.
If all your forms have NOT been submitted, you will be directed to the camp office to turn in any missing paperwork and receive your camper's cabin assignment there.
Can be made online prior to your arrival at camp. If you prefer, you can also make canteen deposits during check in. Please DO NOT allow campers to keep money in the cabin.
PARENTS RIDE THE WATER ZIPLINE - BRING A SWIM SUIT!
Make a splash by participating in our annual Check In Day Zipathon. Just make a donation to our scholarship fund in any amount and zip on down.
DINNER ON SUNDAY
Dinner is not until 6:00 pm so please make sure your camper has a hearty lunch!
Our expectation on Opening Day is that all campers arrive in a healthy condition. If your child has a fever or is experiencing nausea or unusual pain, please delay his/her arrival time until 48 hours after illness has abated and there is no elevated temperature. Contagious diseases spread quickly in the camp setting.
If your child has had head lice or has been exposed through a friend or family member, please have a nurse or physician carefully check your child’s scalp before opening day. The presence of head lice should be treated and then rechecked before coming to camp. Please also ask the camp nurse to check your camper's scalp prior to your departure.
In order to minimize external ear infections, swimmer's ear drops are administered prophylactically after each visit to the swim lake.
Parents are promptly notified by phone by our Health Center staff whenever their camper is staying overnight in the Health Center.
ALL medications must be given to the nurse on opening day at check-in.
Prescription drugs must be in the original container with current dosage clearly stated on the container.
If your camper requires any non-prescription drugs such as Zyrtec etc., these medications should also be in the original container in order to provide the camp nurse with all the appropriate medication information. The Health Center is stocked with basic Tylenol and Ibuprofen etc. so it is not necessary to bring these to camp.
Keeping ALL medications out of the cabin helps ensure the safety of all campers. All unused medications will be placed in your camper’s luggage on closing day.
CAMPER MAIL, CARE PACKAGES and BIRTHDAYS
DROP OFF CAMPER MAIL DURING CHECK IN
With most campers attending for one week, sending mail by postal service can be slow.
You may wish to prepare a couple cards, brief letters with some fun jokes, and leave them with us on Check In Day. Just write on the envelope the day you want us to deliver it and drop it in the baskets in Eddie Edwards Lodge. Baskets are labeled Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday etc.
CAMPER PHOTO INFO
It's always exciting to see your child enjoying Camp Carson, and we take thousands of pictures throughout the week.
Prior to your camper arriving, you will receive information with a link to register with our web photo provider, so you'll have access to new photos every day.
BIRTHDAYS AT CAMP
If your camper has a birthday during his/her session, WE’VE GOT IT COVERED!
Our kitchen staff has a special dessert for just this occasion and one will be presented to your camper and his/her cabin group.
In the Dining Hall, the whole camp family will also sing Happy Birthday to the birthday kiddos of the day.
All mail is delivered daily during lunch.
PENNIES FOR CAMPER PENNY DRIVE
Hopefully your campers have been gathering pennies over the past few weeks and to help us send a kid to camp! Campers should keep their pennies in the cabin and their counselor will show the campers where the Penny Pot is during their camp tour.
THEME FOR SUMMER 2021 - coming soon!
BEFORE YOU LEAVE
Offer big smiles and a quick hug as you leave your camper. Make plans to join us for our closing program and slide show on Friday evening at 6:00 pm Central Time. For more Check Out Day information, click on the Check Out Info tab above or on the Parent Information page.