Frequently Asked Questions
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Q. What should our child pack when attending 4-H Camp Kidwell?
A. Sleeping Bag/Bedding Pillow
Shorts Jeans/long pants
Undergarments Long-sleeve shirts
Flashlight Sandals (optional)
Bathing suit and towel Toiletries
Towels and wash cloths Sunscreen
Bug spray Close toed shoes (mandatory)
Camera (optional) Paper, envelopes, and stamps
Q. When should we arrive at Camp?
A. Generally, resident campers arrive on Sunday evenings at 6pm, but some camp sessions start at
different times. Typically, day campers arrive daily at 8am, but some sessions start at different
times. Specific times for each week will be included in the parent packet. This will be released soon!
Q. When should I pick-up my child?
A. Generally, resident campers go home on Friday afternoons at 2pm. However, some sessions end on
different days at at different time. Day campers go home each day at 5:30pm, except Fridays when
pick up is at 2pm. Day campers can be picked up earlier in the day if arrangements are made ahead of
time. Please let the day camp instructor or camp director know you would like to pick your child up
early. At the end of most sessions there is an awards ceremony that parents are encouraged to
attend. This awards ceremony will start approximate 45 minutes prior to pick up time. Specific
times for each week will be include in the parent packet. This information will be released soon!
Q. Can I visit/call my children while they are at 4-H Camp Kidwell?
A. Our policy discourages parents, relatives, or friends from visiting their children while they are at
camp. We feel attending camp is a great opportunity for children to experience independence and
grow as individuals. If family and friends visit during the campers short stay with us this
opportunity can be diminished greatly. We will not prohibited guests from visiting, but want you to
know that it is our experience when visitors(especially close relatives) come the likelihood of
sadness(homesickness) rises significantly.
Q. How are medications handled?
A. Children's medications are handled by the Camp Nurse. Our nurse is a medical professional, and they
are in charge of holding, recording, and administering medicines. During the check-in process you will
meet with our nurse and discuss any medications and special notices. The Camp Nurse will follow
those directions throughout the week.
Q. What is our mailing address?
A. 4-H Camp Kidwell
39000 1st. Ave
Bloomingdale, MI 49026
Q. What is the 4-H Camp Kidwell's phone number?
A. You can contact us at 269-521-3559 anytime.
Q. Is any of my children's personal information shared with outside sources?
A. Any personal information that is given to 4-H Camp Kidwell as part of the registration process is
treated with the utmost respect and privacy. All of the forms are kept under lock and key. These
materials are NOT shared with anyone other than our staff members and medical officials.
Q. If we request our child to stay with another child, can they stay in the same cabin?
A. Yes. When filling out your registration form, please make a note that your child would like to stay in
the same cabin as another child.
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