Parent FAQ’s

Parent Forms

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Please complete parent questionnaire, camper release forms and the health form (have it signed by your physician), and mail ALL of the forms by June 30 to:
CCPA
1410 Gladstone Dr.
Rockville, MD 20851

Tell me about the living arrangements for my child
Your child will be assigned to a cabin group with 5 or 6 campers of the same age. Campers are grouped according to the grade in school just completed; two grade levels are generally grouped together (finished 1-2; 3-4; 5-6; etc.)t
How do you handle health needs of my child?
Each camper must provide a signed health history/health exam prior to attending camp. This form will be examined by the health director for the week. Each camper will be screened by the health director during registration. Our health directors are doctors or nurses licensed to practice medicine in Pennsylvania. The health director administers any regular medications required by campers; treats any minor accidents and illnesses; and recommends transport for additional treatment by the local doctor or emergency room.
What is the average age of your counseling staff?
Our staff are all volunteers. Many are parents of current or former campers; others are young people who grew up in camp and completed the CILT (Campers-in-Leadership-Training) program. Background checks are required; an interview process is required; references are required. Returning staff also complete a new application each year.
Are there any additional costs other than those listed on the web site?
Campers may want to bring money to deposit in their “Tuck Shop” account. This can be used to purchase snacks and/or souvenir items during the week.
Convince me that this is a safe environment to send my child to for a week.
CCPA is accredited by the American Camp Association. Safety is one of our major concerns; every effort is given to create an environment where campers can step out of their comfort zone in a safe manner.
Can my child spend a lot of time during the day with the friends they came to camp with?
Campers in the same division can register to be cabinmates. Other camper friends may be in activities together. All campers eat meals together in the dining hall. Free time allows campers to interact with others of different ages.
Is there any money available to supplement my cost and reduce the cost of your camper fees?
CCPA has committed 10% of donations toward camper scholarships. In addition, other scholarship monies may become available. Scholarship application is available by clicking here
Will I be able to contact my child during the week while they are at camp?
You may send your child emails each day by signing up for Bunk Notes. You may also send snail mail via Camp Conquest, 480 Forest Road, Denver, PA 17517; or leave mail with the director to be delivered on designated days during the week. Your child can send mail to you via snail mail, but will not be able to call or email you. If there is a specific need or concern, the camp director will contact you.
How will my child’s food allergies be addressed while at camp?
Please let us know ahead of time if your child has any food allergies. We may ask you to provide supplements if the diet is very restrictive. Our cooks are experts and will gladly work with you to meet your child’s needs, but the sooner we know, the better it will be for everyone.
What is the basic training that your counseling staff receives?
Our staff spends a weekend of training together each year in June. In addition, other learning opportunities are available through our Association of Cedarbrook Camps, through the ACA, and through the Christian Camp and Conference Center Association. Since most of our staff are veterans, this training builds on itself year after year. Each staff member signs the statement of faith each year.t
Will my child have any guidance while shopping in the ''Tuck Shop'' (camp store)?
Young campers often come with a counselor, but even if they arrive alone, there are always at least 3 or 4 staff members in the tuck shop. While the staff do not make actual selections for the camper, we do give advice, and we don’t allow all the money to be spent in one day. We remind campers about “the rest of the week” so there is still snack money available, and we try to be certain that they are really “satisfied” with each purchase.