FAQ for Parents
We hope we have answered a few of your questions below. Feel free to call us at (410) 348-5303 or email us at email@example.com if you have any other questions, thoughts or concerns about our program
Who is the Camp Director?
Echo Hill Camp is owned and operated by the Peter Rice family. Peter Rice, Jr., is the Camp Director and owner. Peter has over forty years experience in the fields of camping and education. He is the founder and director of the Echo Hill Outdoor School which is an environmental school located on the Echo Hill campus. The Rice family has been involved in children’s camping since the 1940’s. Peter’s father, Peter, Sr., was the principal of Sidwell Friends Lower School in Washington D.C. and Peter’s mother, Pauline, also worked at Sidwell before founding the Reading Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Pauline ran the camp tutoring program for many years. Peter’s brother, Terry, is a member of Echo Hill Outdoor School’s Board of Directors, is a partner in the accounting firm of Birks and Rice and is the camp Treasurer.
Are you a member of the American Camp Association?
Yes. As an accredited camp member of the American Camp Association, Echo Hill Camp is visited periodically by officially trained and certified camp inspectors for the purpose of verifying our continued compliance with the American Camp Association’s Camping Standards in the areas of personnel, program, administration, site and facilities, health, sanitation, safety and transportation. We are proud to say that we receive a score of 100% with every visit!
Are you annually inspected and licensed by the Maryland Department of Health?
Yes. We are inspected every summer and hold a current Youth Camp Certificate issued by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Are you inspected by your local health department?
Yes. We are inspected frequently by the Kent County Department of Health.
Are you bothered by sea nettles (jellyfish) or water pollution?
No. The Bay in our area is fed by clean, fresh water rivers such as the Sassafras and the Elk. Jellyfish prefer water with a higher salt content and are therefore rarely seen. The Kent County Department of Health test our drinking water and the Bay water at least once per week.
Is there a camp uniform?
There is no uniform, but a list of suggested clothing accompanies the application.
Can you provide references from the parents of campers?
Yes, email us for references: firstname.lastname@example.org
When are visiting days during the summer?
Parents may visit on one of the following change over days: July 8th & 9th, 22nd & 23rd and August 5th & 6th. Driving on the campus to deliver and to pick up a camper’s belongings is permitted only on the first and last days of a camper’s stay. On visiting days, please park your car in the Driftwood parking lot.
May I send food packages?
If you choose to send a food package to your child, please include enough treats for all the kids in your child’s tent to share in one 15 minute sitting! No food is allowed in the living areas. All food must be eaten outside the main office.