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About High Hill Summer Camp
We are very thankful that you are considering sending your child to church camp at High Hill this summer. We cannot stress how important we feel camp is to kids. There are so many aspects of fundamental growth that you get at church camp that you can’t get anywhere else. It is in this vein that we ask you to please read over all the important information found in this email to ensure that all of our campers have the intended experience while at camp. Your child will attend the camp that coordinates with the grade they WILL BE ENTERING THIS FALL. The easiest, fastest, and most accurate way to register for camp is through our secure online registration at www.highhillcamp.org. Be sure to ask your church about discount or scholarship codes.
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Early Registration & Refund Policy
NEW THIS YEAR: June and July camps will have separate Early Bird deadlines.

June Campers receive the early registration discounted price on forms postmarked or completed online by April 30th; July Campers by May 31st. Plus, everyone who registers before their Early Bird deadline will receive a free camp t-shirt! Requests for refunds must be made by phone or email. There is a $25 transferable/non-refundable administration fee for all registrations. 
EXPRESS CHECK-IN 
We are excited to bring back our faster check-in on Registration Day!  When you arrive to check-in for camp, you will be given a check-in sheet that will contain all your camper's information - including the amount you've prepaid and the current balance due.  For campers who have PAID IN FULL at least 24 hours prior to check in, there will be an express check-in line!  This means less wait time for you and your camper, and a much easier check-in process.  

In order to be eligible for our express check-in, ALL OF THE FOLLOWING must apply at least 24 hours prior to check:
  • Camper Registration Fees Paid in Full
  • No Changes or Additions to Canteen or Missions
  • Have a Free T-shirt OR Paid for Shirt in Advance

We understand that sometimes it's difficult to pay for camp all at once, so this year we will be sending monthly emails beginning in March letting you know the balance due for your camper(s) and include a link to be able to make another partial payment or to pay your remaining balance.  You can make as many payments as needed.  Please make sure to add our email address to your "safe" list so that our emails don't wind up in your junk folder.  
WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP

✓ Bible
✓ Pen/Pencil/Paper
✓ Toothbrush & Toothpaste
✓ Soap & Shampoo
✓ Towel(s)
✓ Clothes to play in & possibly get dirty in
✓ Flashlight (optional)
✓ Stuffed Animal (optional)
✓ Fan (optional)
✓ Water Bottle (optional)
✓ Goggles (optional)
✓ Disposable Camera (optional)
✓ Extra Shoes/Flipflops
✓ Swimsuit
✓ Light Jacket/Hoodie
✓ Sunscreen & Bugspray
✓ Twin Sized Bedding/Sleeping Bag & Pillow
✓ Any medications your child takes regularly

(Wilderness camps vary slightly, see website for details)
EXTRA MONEY ITEMS
 
CANTEEN & MISSIONS: One or two times daily, campers will have the opportunity to purchase snack items. All items are $1. Canteen money is placed on account at the beginning of the week. Suggested amount for canteen is $2/canteen/day. We also have a variety of High Hill themed merchandise available to buy at registration or anytime during the week at canteen. Items range from $3-$10. Campers also have the opportunity to give a portion of their canteen account to our mission - any unused money will go to the mission at the end of the week. You can add canteen & missions money online during pre-registration or at camp when you arrive. 

T-SHIRTS: All campers who register before the early bird deadline will receive a FREE camp shirt. After that, camp t-shirts are $10 and may be purchased at the time of registration or during the week at the canteen. 
Health & Safety
High Hill Christian Camp’s staff are first aid and CPR trained. Additionally, we have a certified nurse or qualified EMS personnel on our premises at all times. They are here to provide first aid and to administer medications. All medications must be given to our our first aid staff upon registration (with the exception of Kick Start camps). Meds must be in the original containers with the proper dosage clearly marked. In case of sickness or injury, parents will be notified by phone call. HHCC’s insurance covers the first $500 of any camper injury and then is considered secondary coverage after personal insurance has been filed. Please note: If your child has had a fever in the 24 hours leading up to camp or has experienced vomiting or diarrhea, please, for the wellness of other campers, keep them home. Call us and we will do our best to get them into another session of camp. 
Dietary Restrictions
NEW THIS YEAR: We will be sending out an allergy assessment form a few weeks before camp.  We believe this will help us understand your camper's needs and best be able to meet them.

If your child has food allergies or other dietary restrictions, please indicate that on the registration form. Although we would truly like to accommodate all dining needs, with the amount of campers we feed, it’s not possible to fully exclude common items such as gluten or dairy from our menu. We try our best to keep high allergy items like peanuts out of our kitchen; unfortunately, there are some instances where manufacturers don't list all food ingredients on our packaging.  With this in mind, you are more than welcome to send alternative food with your camper if you wish. Guests with food allergies will have access to a refrigerator/freezer and microwave in the kitchen area. All food should be stored in a bag/container and labeled with your child's name and program (e.g. Katie Kamper, Camp 45-1). If you would like to speak with us about any concerns you have, please email us at camp@highillcamp.org
Dress Code
Our dress code is fairly simple and straightforward—modesty prevails in all matters. Girls must wear one piece swimsuits OR wear a dark tshirt over two pieces (tankinis that cover the entire stomach are considered one piece). All sleeveless shirts must be at least three fingers wide at the shoulders (no spaghetti straps). No slouching shorts. Guys must wear a tank top under any sleeveless t-shirt with expanded arm holes. Shorts must be modest/finger length. If you have specific questions about an item of clothing, feel free to contact us.  Sports wear is the most common type of dress for camp. Please remember, the standards of the world are not the standards of High Hill Christian Camp in matters of dress. 
Map & Directions
Take I-70 to the High Hill exit (#179). Turn south, then turn right onto the south service road (Tree Farm Rd). Go 1/2 mile, then turn left onto Hickory. Turn left again at the camp sign (Camp Ln). The camp is at the end of the lane. 
Traditional Camps
KICK START CAMP (grades kg-2)
A miniature version of a week of camp all in 24 hours. Campers attend with a parent/guardian as they experience camp for the first time.
Kick Start 1 | June 14-15 | Rochelle Gerdts (Dean)
Kick Start 2 | July 12-13 | Rachel & Nick Borcherding (Deans)

CAMP 23 (grades 2 & 3)
Campers will get a chance to experience camp without a parent for the first time. They enjoy all the fun, excitement, and learning of the older camps but with a shorter stay.
Camp 23-1 | June 9-11 | Christin Merz (Dean)
Camp 23-2 | June 20-22 | Rochelle Gerdts (Dean)

CAMP 45 (grades 4 & 5)
An almost full week of camp, 45 is designed to let campers experience Bible teaching geared specifically toward their age and learn what a relationship with God looks like.
Camp 45-1 | June 16-20 | Kim Dorpenyo & Kellee Gentry (Deans)
Camp 45-2 | July 7-11 | Adam Estes, Mandy Dalsem & Trisha Waters (Deans)

JUNIOR HIGH CAMP (grades 6-8)
At Junior High weeks of camp, we want campers to explore what a truly committed relationship with Jesus means.  Campers will have the time of their lives while building a solid spiritual foundation that will forever affect them.
JH 1 | June 23-28 | Jeremy Keeler & Brandon Hammond (Deans)
JH2 | July 14-19 | Blake Cohea & Parker Sutherland (Deans)
JH3 | July 21-26 | Ben Harris & Steve Wolf (Deans)

HIGH SCHOOL CAMP (grades 9-13)
This week of camp is designed to help high schoolers explore a truly committed relationship with Jesus and ways they can impact those around them with His love.
High School | June 2-7 | Jeremiah Howze & Kingston Arthur (Deans)

 
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Specialty Camps
FAMILY CAMP (all ages)
A miniature version of a week of camp all in 24 hours. Attend with the whole family and experience camp together.  
Family Camp | May 31-June 1 | Kurt Charlton (Dean)

MOTHER/DAUGHTER (grades 2+)
Mothers and daughters are invited to a weekend of growing closer to each other and closer to Christ. This camp will be for girls entering second grade through college and their mothers or significant women in their life who want to come with them. 
Mother/Daughter | June 7-8 | Monica & Marley Butler (Deans)

ADVENTURE SPORTS (grades 9-13)
Adventurous high school students will be able to get the best of both worlds at this session which will include off-site adventures like caving and rock climbing, as well as our on-site camp activities as they learn about the life of adventure that God is inviting them into.  Campers will stay in the cabins and join our traditional high school campers for meals and evening worship.
Adventure Sports | June 2-7 | Marley Butler (Dean)

YOUNG ADULT WILDERNESS TRIP (grades 10+)
Since the time of the Old Testament, God has been using the wilderness as a way to shape His children. High school juniors, seniors, and college students are invited to embark on a back-country trip to discover the spiritual transformation waiting for them through experiencing God in the wilderness. 
Wilderness Trip | July 19-27 | Marley Butler (Dean)
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Wilderness Camps
WILDERNESS CAMPS (grades 4-13)
Wilderness camp is for campers looking for a more authentic camping experience! Our wilderness camp is located in the woods adjacent to our main camp and features rustic bunkhouses and a shelter house for meals. Campers will have personal time with God, lessons, worship, and spiritual application in unique ways. They will also cook some of their own food, work as a team in cleaning up, participate in activities like hiking, swimming, fishing, paddle boating, blobbing, shooting, archery, and more! Wilderness campers will have the time of their life in the woods while growing closer to God.  (Please be aware - our wilderness camp is VERY RUSTIC.  There is no air conditioning in the open-air cabins and almost all of the campers' time is spent outdoors.  Your child will need to be prepared for a campsite that has no electricity or running water.  They will, however, have time to play in the lake and swim in the pool each day.) 

Kid vs Wild | Grades 3-5 | June 20-22 | Dean TBD
Jr High Wild | Grades 6-8 | June 16-20 | Perry Gabbard (Dean)
Sr High Wild | Grades 9-12 | July 7-11 | Dean TBD

ADVENTURE/EXTREME ADVENTURE CAMPS (grades 6-13)
These camps take place at our off-site H&M property in which is located at 2242 Hwy 19 S, Hermann, MO 65041 (property is actually 1.5 miles south of Swiss, MO). Campers will be responsible for drop off/pick up at H&M. This program is designed for adventurous campers who want to experience sleeping in tents, cooking their own food, fishing, canoeing, exploring, learning from God's Word, worshiping together, and applying what they learn in creative and unique ways. (Please be aware -Please be aware – our wilderness camp is VERY RUSTIC. Campers will be sleeping in tents, and almost all of the campers’ time is spent outdoors.  While this campsite has electricity and running water, they will still use outdoor toilets/port-a-potties and all cooking/eating will be done outdoors.) Dave Atzenweiler will dean both of these sessions. 

Adventure Camp | Grades 6-8 | June 3-6 
Extreme Adventure | Grades 9-13 | June 9-13

 
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