Summer Camp Details

Price

$285 for 11-18 year-old sessions

$275 for 7-11 year old sessions

If you attend a C&MA church, ask your local Church for a $45 off coupon for their campers who attends their church regularly. Additionally, you can only use on coupon at check out, so use the best value if you have more than one.

After April 30 there is $25 price increase and after this date we cannot guarantee a free proper T-Shirt size

After May 14 there is another $50 price increase and after this date we cannot guarantee a free camper T-shirt

 

Times:

Check in – Sundays from 4pm to 5:30pm in the Poplar Point Gym

Check out will begin Friday at 1:30pm. Everyone is invited to our closing session at 1pm to hear a short recap of the week including a video and slideshow. Campers will be released as soon as this short program is over. (There is a $20 per hour fee per camper who is not picked up by 2pm.)

Mail:

Campers love to get mail! We encourage you to send campers mail (or email see below) However, we want you to know a couple things to help out. First, mail even from just a county over can take multiple days to get to camp. So, we have two suggestions; first mail the cards, letter or packages early and write by the campers name the date you want us to give it to them. We will hold the mail until that day’s lunch. Second, is if you drop off your camper on Sunday drive over to our mailbox, we have a black drop box that you can drop off all the letters you want to send (and save a stamp). Again, we suggest you write a date by the camper’s name for the day you want it to arrive. Address for camper mail is 191 Poplar Point Camp Drive, Rockford, Al 35136.

 

One suggestion on the amount of mail/email:

We suggest just one or two pieces of mail per day at the maximum from all friends and family. Not all campers will get mail so, if you want send more, consider sending a card or package to your camper’s whole cabin or living group to brighten the day of all the campers that your kid is becoming friends with.

What should I say (and NOT say) in my letters/emails?

Remember that mail from home can remind campers that they are still connected to their family even while away at camp. So, tell your camper what you’ve been up to, remind him to wear sunscreen, and tell her you can’t wait to hear all about the fun they are having. On the other hand, it’s probably best not to include news that will make your camper wish he or she was at home.

If your camper is homesick, you may be tempted to ask how they are doing and remind them that they can come home early if they want. That is a sure-fire way to spark your camper’s homesickness, even if he was feeling fine all day! Most campers are over their homesickness by Monday morning, so it is best to not focus on it. If a camper is still homesick after the first night we will be in contact, if you have not heard from us, then your camper is doing great.

Instead of focusing on homesickness, consider focusing on all the fun your camper is having at camp. Tell them that you can’t wait to hear all about it on Friday, and remind them how proud you are that they are at camp! Focusing on the positive goes a long way to helping campers work through their small feelings of homesickness if any has remained after the first night.

How to Email Campers

New for 2021, we have a way for loved ones to email their campers during the week. Visit WEBPAGE TO BE SHOWN LATER to send an email (cost is $1 per email). Each morning at 9am we will print out all the emails from the past 24 hours and will deliver them along with the regular snail mail at lunch. Remember campers will not be able to reply and they will be receiving the email on a paper print out.

Photos/Video

Also new for 2021, we will have a dedicated photographer and videographer on the grounds each day. Throughout each day we will be uploading photos to our social media pages for everyone to see. Any camper who does not have a photo/video release on file with the camp will not have their photos uploaded. At the end of the week, we will compile a video or all the camper’s activities, which will be posted after the campers and adults get a chance to view it at our closing session at 1pm Friday.

Please note, that our photographer will attempt to get a photo of every camper each day uploaded, but if campers hide from the camera or just happen to not be around when the photographer comes by, we might not get your camper each day. Before camp, encourage your camper to smile and look for the photographer if you want to see them each day.

COVID-19

Poplar Point Camp has followed the CDC guideline for safely operating a camp during the summer of 2020 and had no contact tracing cases of COVID-19. We will continue to follow the CDC guideline to keep all campers safe. This includes temperature screening multiple times a day, including at the arrival of campers on property.  

Food Allergies

Poplar Point works hard to accommodate all food allergies, food aversions and intolerances. However, we are not equipped to handle every issue. Please contact the camp staff before arriving to communicate with us your campers issue and if we can accommodate the allergy, aversion or intolerance.