Summer Camp FAQs
What is Shiloh Camp?
Shiloh Camp is a Christian, youth leadership, day camp serving inner-city youth from Oklahoma City in a fun, high energy, adventure-filled week on 40 beautiful acres, right in the heart of the city. Our mission is to transform our inner-city with the love of Christ through sports, arts, and meaningful relationships.
How old does my camper have to be?
Children ages 8-17 may attend one, week long session of camp each summer. Kids Week of camp is for ages 8-12 and Teen Week of camp is for ages 13-17.
How much does camp cost?
Camp registration is $50 per camper for one week long session. This cost includes a light breakfast, lunch, and snack each day, water bottle, t-shirt, and camper gift.
Each child is provided a scholarship to attend camp. Donors sponsor campers for $240, allowing each child an affordable camp experience.
What will my camper be doing each day?
Throughout the day, campers will participate in a wide range of activities, including: adventure ropes course, zip line, basketball, archery, fishing, canoeing, mountain biking, sports, gardening, and so much more! Each camper will also participate in one Art is Everywhere class. Classes vary from year to year, but have included: drama, art, painting, spoken word, ukulele, rhythm, dance, and choir.
Campers are separated into family groups for the week. Each family group will be gender specific and will consist of other campers around the same age. A counselor and counselor-in-training will be apart of each family group. Family groups compete for points each day by memorizing Bible verses, creating group cheers, and learning the camp rap. Family groups also spend time in discussions and growing closer to God.
The entire camp comes together during daily Amp times. Campers are able to enjoy skits, hear from Christian speakers, learn from the Word of God, and get pumped up for Jesus.
What is the camp drop-off and pick-up schedule?
Camp is Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. The front gate will open promptly at 9:00 am for drop-off and will open promptly at 5:30 pm for pick-up. Shiloh Camp does not offer before/after care or transportation.
Campers MUST attend Monday or they will forfeit their camp reservation, unless you have pre-approval from the Executive Director. To request pre-approval, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if my camper needs to be dropped-off late or picked-up early?
Any late drop-off or early pick-up times MUST be pre-approved by the Executive Director by emailing email@example.com.
Bring camper to the Shiloh Camp administrative office to sign-in. Office staff will direct the camper to their family group based on the schedule.
In order to accommodate the camp schedule, Shiloh Camp requests that all early pick-ups happen before 3:30 pm. At 3:30 pm campers enter free time, which makes finding a specific camper difficult and time consuming. The front gate must also be shut early to prepare for the evening pick-up time.
Parents or authorized pick-up person must come to the Shiloh Camp administrative office to sign-out camper. Office staff will assist in finding the camper to leave.
What should my camper wear?
Shiloh Camp requires clothing appropriate for a physically active Christian environment. If your child arrives inappropriately dressed you or an emergency contact will be notified to provide appropriate clothing.
Wear comfortable, closed tennis shoes
No open toed shoes or flip flops
Wear short sleeved t-shirts that cover the mid-drift
No tank tops, spaghetti strap tops, or see through clothing
No clothing with crude language or sayings
Must reach the top of the knee
Shiloh Camp is not responsible for lost jewelry
Stud earrings only, no hoops or long earrings
Change of clothing
You may send a change of clothing with your child(ren) which will be kept in the office for the week of camp. Please make sure all items are labeled with the campers full name.
When is Family Night?
Shiloh Camp invites the camper's family and friends to join us each Friday evening of camp at 5:30 pm for a very special program and free, family-style dinner. Campers will perform with their Art is Everywhere class and camper awards will be presented. We hope you can join us!
Please let us know if your camper will not be able to attend the Friday Family Night, as this will affect the performances.
What will my camper eat?
Campers receive a light breakfast, full lunch, and snack daily.
When registering, let us know if your child has any food allergies or dietary restrictions. Your child may bring their own lunch if they have food allergies or dietary restrictions. If your child brings their own lunch, it must be dropped off with the nurse each morning.
Can my camper bring a backpack?
Shiloh Camp has a clear bag policy. Campers are only allowed to bring backpacks or bags that are clear.
Should my camper bring a water bottle?
No, your camper will be provided a water bottle on Monday morning to use throughout the week. Counselors will keep all water bottles secure over night.
Should my camper bring electronic devices?
Cell phones and tablets are not allowed at camp. Please do not send your child(ren) to camp with these devices as they will be confiscated until the end of the day. The office phone is available in emergency situations.
What if there is bad weather?
Shiloh Camp intends to stay open and provide a fun camp experience. However, in the event of severe weather, Shiloh Camp may cancel a day of camp or require early camper pick-up. Safety of campers and family is a top priority, so Shiloh Camp does have a severe weather policy and plan in place if needed.
All decisions regarding camp cancellation will be communicated via text message, email, and social media.
Is there a nurse on site?
Shiloh Camp does employ a nurse during summer camp. However, due to scheduling, a nurse may not necessarily be on site at all times. The camp nurse or camp staff may administer basic first-aid, dispense non-prescription and/or over the counter medications on an as needed basis. Parents/Guardians may opt out of their camper receiving non-prescription and/or over the counter medications while at camp.
In the event of a more serious, but still minor, illness or injury, the parent/guardian and/or emergency contact will be notified by phone. Based on the illness or injury, the camper may need to be picked-up.
In the event of a serious illness or injury, 911 will be contacted, then the parent/guardian and/or emergency contact will be notified by phone.
What if my camper has to miss a day?
Campers MUST attend Monday, or they will forfeit their camp reservation, unless you have pre-approval from the Executive Director. To obtain pre-approval, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-858-7011.
If a camper needs to miss any other day, please notify their family group counselor.