FAQ for Campers
We love questions and welcome them anytime. We took some of the more frequently asked questions and answered them for you. We hope you will contact us if you have a question we have not answered for you here. Remember, there's no such thing as a bad question!
Will I be assigned to certain activities?
Our program operates on the free choice system, meaning you are free to choose those activities which appeal to you!
Does this mean I can spend most of my day relaxing in my tent?
No. While we do not assign you to activities, we do require that you sign up for every activity period.
Echo Hill is a ‘rustic’ camp. What exactly does this mean?
We are a “comfortable rustic.” Most children live in large platform tents with bunk beds and mattresses. There is no electricity in the tents, so flashlights come in handy! The toilets are privy style with separate stalls for privacy. The showers and sinks are outdoors in an enclosed area with plenty of hot water, but no roof!
Does ‘rustic’ also mean that I have to cook my own meals?
Nope! All meals are prepared for you. We are sure you will find each meal to be truly delicious with plenty of choices to entice your taste buds and satisfy your hunger. We also have plenty of vegetarian options at each meal.
Do I already have to know how to waterski to sign up for it? How about sailing?
Absolutely not! We provide instruction in all of our activities from beginner through expert. If you do not know how to do one of our activities we will teach you the basics and then help you develop your skills as you progress.
Can my parents send me care packages?
Yes. If your parents do send candy or other food you must share it equally with all the members of your tent/cabin and you may not bring it back to the living areas as it could attract raccoons.
Do the girls and boys live in the same area?
No. All activities and meals are co-ed but the living areas and bathroom facilities are separated to ensure privacy.
May I bring my Gameboy, touch-screen iPod & cellphone?
No. We believe you should “unplug” from your electronics and outside distractions to “plug into” yourself, your friendships, the outdoors and life at camp! For more details, please see our “Electronics Policy” under the Parents section.
CD player, CD’s and nicest clothes?
While we do not prohibit you from bringing any of those items we do strongly suggest that you leave anything expensive or otherwise valuable at home.
Can I bring my favorite baseball glove, soccer ball or lacrosse stick?
Yes. Feel free to bring any personal athletic equipment. However, keep in mind that it is best to leave at home anything you cannot bear to lose.