Frequently Asked Questions
How much does camp cost, and how do the discounts work?
The cost of camp varies depending on the type of camp session the camper will be signed up for. All prices are listed on this website and in our summer camp brochures. The cost of camp includes everything: food, programming, group picture, snacks, t-shirt, picture; your camper will not need any money at camp.
How do I register my camper for camp?
You can register your camper through this website, by calling us at (706) 820-1163, or by mailing in the registration form located in our summer camp brochures and on this website. Once your camper is registered, you will receive an email with your payment confirmation, a health form your camper will need to bring completed with them to camp, and a Parent Guide of what to bring and other details for your camper’s week.
What do I need to send with my camper to overnight camp?
Upon registering your camper, you will receive an email with a detailed document of what to bring to camp, what not to bring, and all other logistics for your camper’s week. The most important items your camper will need to bring with them are: a day pack or bag of some kind, water bottle, rain jacket, swimsuit, a Bible, pillow and bedding (either a sleeping bag or twin sheets and a blanket), swim and shower towels, toiletries, plenty of shirts, pants, and undergarments for the week, sunscreen, sturdy shoes and water shoes (they must have backs), and clothes and shoes that can get muddy if your camper chooses to go caving. If you are unable to send any of the above items with your campers, Camp Lookout can provide them with prior notice. A full packing list can be found here.
Will my camper be properly supervised?
Your camper will never be alone by themselves, or be alone with only one other staff. Your camper will always be in a group, or with multiple Camp Lookout staff. There is a small camper to staff ratio, and all of our staff at Camp Lookout have been extensively screened through references and background checks. All Camp Lookout staff also have current First-Aid/CPR/AED certifications.
How can I send mail to my camper?
Receiving mail from home can be a real joy for your camper. Remember to send mail early.
Mail can be sent to:
3130 Highway 157
Rising Fawn, GA 30738
Consider preparing and sending along some self-addressed, stamped post cards for your camper to send home. Writing home can be fun, and it helps campers stay connected with home while at camp.
Emails can be sent to campers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please limit your emails to one per day per sender, and include the camper's first and last name in the subject area of your email. Emails are checked Tuesdays – Thursdays around 11:00 a.m., printed, and delivered to campers. Time sensitive information should be sent the night before (for example, reminders for Wednesdays should be sent Tuesday night). Please note: campers will not have the opportunity to send reply emails.
Can my camper come with a group of friends?
Yes!!! In fact, we encourage campers (especially first-time campers) to come with a group of friends. Many church parents and children’s directors coordinate with each other to have all of the same-age campers from their church who are going to attend Camp Lookout come together for the same week. Upon registering your camper, you can type the name of a ‘Buddy’ (another camper) that they would like to be in the same cabin with all week, and we will accommodate this.
What if my camper has food allergies?
We can accommodate all food allergies or special dietary needs at Camp Lookout, but we must know at least two weeks ahead of time if your camper will need special provisions. Our Kitchen Staff are ServSafe certified, as well as experienced with preparing food for campers with allergies. All efforts will be made to accommodate your camper’s medical and dietary needs, and we always have a registered nurse on site.
What if my camper has medications?
Every week of summer camp at Camp Lookout, we have a registered nurse with us for the entire week that dispenses all camper medications. If your camper has an epi-pen, rescue inhaler, or any other medical device that must be with them at all times, it will be given to their counselor, and these items will “follow” your camper around all week and will always be with the adults with your camper. All other medications that are taken as needed or at certain times of the day will be secured in our infirmary with the nurse and dispensed according to the prescribed dosage at the indicated time.
What if my camper can’t swim?
A swim test will be given to all campers wanting to swim in the deep end of our pool at the start of the camp week. Campers who pass will be given bracelets to indicate this. Campers without the bracelets will need to swim only in the shallow end, but during swim times we always have games and activities in the shallow end to maximize the fun and enjoyment of swimmers of all abilities.
What is Camp Lookout's payment plan?
When you register for summer camp, you will have the option to pay all at once, or by using one of two monthly payment plans. If you select the Flexible payment option, after the $50 non-returnable fee, you may log into your ultracamp account to pay part of or all of the total remaining cost up to the date of the registered camp. The regular Monthly plan option divides the cost of the camp of the registered camp(outside of the $50 non-returnable fee) will be divided by the number of months until the start of your chosen camp session. You must pay with a credit card or e-check account, and you will automatically make a payment on the 15th of each month until the payment balance for your selected camp is paid in full. This service will provide options, flexibility, and ease for your summer camp registration. If you have questions about our payment plans, please contact our office at (706) 820-1163.
What happens during the Friday afternoon closing ceremony?
We close out each week of camp with a short ceremony in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. on Friday afternoons. We'll sing a few songs, introduce the staff, and talk about what we did that week. We'll also have a slideshow running so parents can see some of the fun the campers had during the week (that slideshow will be available to purchase for $5 at the end of the ceremony). We'll close with prayer, and then parents can check their campers out and head on home. Make sure to check the Lost & Found table on the chapel porch before leaving!