Information & FAQs

Here you will find helpful tips and resources to help prepare your camper for an awesome week at Camp Harlow.

Frequently asked questions, schedules and other helpful tools.

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Frequently asked questions

 

Does Camp Harlow have a policy for campers bringing cell phones?

Yes, please click here to read Camp Harlow’s cell phone policy.

How much do I need to pay to register my camper and when is my remaining balance due in full?

A $75 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. The remaining balance is due by the Friday before camp starts. You can login to your account online and pay. There is a 96 hour (4 day) cancellation policy where 100% of the camp fee paid is kept if camp is canceled within 4 days of camp starting. The $75 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable no matter when the cancellation occurs.

What is the difference between the Cabins and Wagons? (Overnight camps only)

Cabins and Wagons sleep 8 campers and 2 counselors. The Cabins have bathrooms in the buildings, however the Wagons have their bathrooms in a separate building. While the Cabins have air conditioning and heating, the Wagons offer a more rustic experience without these amenities. (Girls Cabins/Wagons and Boys Cabins/Wagons are located in two separate areas of the property.)

Can I request a friend to be with? How does that work?

Yes, you may request up to TWO buddies! There is a place on the registration form to fill in your cabin buddies’ names. While we do our best to accommodate these requests, we cannot guarantee you will be placed together. Make sure both buddies request each other. Buddy requests can be made for overnight camps as well as day camps.

Can I request a Counselor?
Unfortunately, we are not able to take specific counselor requests.

What is the difference between Tween and Middle School Camp?

Tween Camp is geared towards the younger middle school aged campers or more mature/older elementary aged campers (Grades 5-7). Middle School Camp is geared towards older middle school campers (Grades 6-8) as a transition into High School Camp. Camp programming and activities are very similar.

Can my four-year-old attend a Day Camp?

Unfortunately No. We are not appropriately staffed to handle children younger than five-years-old. Campers must be 5 years old and fully toilet trained.

How does the Camp Store and Café work?

Campers are able to purchase items with funds parents have added to their camp store account online. At the store, items include apparel, toys, candy, snacks, ice cream treats, and bottled/canned beverages. The Café offers drinks and snacks available for purchase. Note: Each camper is given a $7.00 apparel credit that can be used towards the purchase of a t-shirt, sweatshirt or hat that is over $7. Does not apply to items under $7.  If there is $5 or less in your campers account after camp ends, it will be automatically donated to the scholarship fund. If there is $5.01 or more remaining your your campers account after camp ends it will be refunded to you.

How is faith integrated into our program?

#1. We are a ministry of First Baptist Church of Eugene.
#2. We are a faith based-camp that adheres to a Biblical Christian worldview.
#3. Biblical Christian themes and values are expressed throughout our day in various activities.
Contact us if you have any questions!

What about Lost & Found?

We keep lost items in storage for 2 weeks, then donate unclaimed items to nonprofits organizations and charities.

Camp Harlow has a NO dog policy at all times.

What To Bring:

Day Camp

Sack lunch for each day. We will provide milk at lunch and an afternoon snack.
Water bottle to keep your camper hydrated (and to help us in our goal to become a more sustainable camp)

Closed-toed shoes (for riding horses) Modest swimsuit (no bikinis, please)

Sturdy shoes (no flip flops or slides) Campers are very active and need shoes that will stay on and not be trip hazards.

Towel

Sunscreen

Please make sure that your camper’s name is clearly marked on everything.

 

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Overnight Camp

Sleeping bag and pillow
Clothes for five days (including long pants, closed-toed shoes, & sweatshirt)
Toothbrush, soap, towel, etc.
Modest swimsuit (no bikinis, please)
Beach towel
Hat
Sunscreen
Water bottle to keep hydrated (and to help us in our goal to become a more sustainable camp)
Insect repellent
Flashlight
Bible (Bibles are also available at camp)
Pencil or Pen
Notebook

Camper Wellness Checks

Included in our wellness checks is a check for head lice. Below is the procedure we follow, you may find this helpful to do prior to drop-off.


How do you check for head lice?
a. Make sure that there is adequate lighting when checking for head lice. A well-lit room or flashlight will help spot any eggs or lice.

b. Begin at the bottom part of the neck and behind the ears and work your way up. Nits and lice can be found anywhere on the head but they prefer warmer places to hide.

c. You may see some lice crawling and/or eggs/nits attached to the hair

d. Divide the hair into halves and inspect each section for eggs and lice. Repeat the process throughout the entire head.

e. To make sure there are nits and not dandruff, try to pull them out by shaking head or scraping the hair with your fingernails. If they are still there, these are nits.

Camp Harlow has decided to exceed the Center of Disease Control (CDC) standards to ensure that lice is not spread from person to person and the camp environment is safe for all campers. Our policy is that if no live nits or adult lice or nits are seen. Camp Harlow has a NO-NIT policy. For further information, please see the CDC website.

HEALTH AT HARLOW document