Welcome to Camp Arrowwood 2017!
We are looking forward to seeing your child at camp this summer in what will hopefully be a life-changing experience!
This will inform you of important information regarding your child’s participation at camp. IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN CAMP, WE MUST HAVE CURRENT PHYSICAL ON FILE that is current within 24 Months. You may bring the health forms with you on the day you arrive at camp. Below are the two documents.
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Letters and packages
Should be addressed like this:
3601 Lyon Springs Rd.
Sevierville, TN 37862
Please do not send care packages containing MONEY or FOOD. We have a strict no food policy in our camp cabins to help keep mice and other fury creatures away. In the event that you do send gum or candy, we will encourage the camper to open it and to share it with his or her friends at appropriate time. We may discard all food and candy as deemed appropriate. If you wish to email your camper, you may do so at www.camparrowwood.org. We are happy to also offer a daily updated photo gallery of camp activities. Check the web often. Last year we had over 400 photos per session.
Daily schedule while at camp:
9:00 Cabin Devotions
9:20 – 9:50 Cabin Clean-up/Inspection
10:00 – 12:00 First track
1:00 – 2:30 Cabin time
2:30 – 4:30 Second track
4:30 – 5:30 Pool Time
6:30-7:45 Evening Program
7:45 – 8:15 Canteen
8:20 Evening Service
9:00 Cabin Time (devotions, showers, bed)
10:00 Lights out
This list outlines items recommended for a comfortable stay at Camp Arrowwood. Please remember to try to bring items to Camp that you do not mind getting dirty.
What to Bring
* Toiletries (toothbrush, soap, feminine products)
* Flashlight with batteries (extra batteries)
* Towels: 1 beach, 1 for shower
* Swimsuit (1-piece for girls or tankini, shorts-style for boys)
* Shoes, 1 tennis, 1 hiking boot/durable shoe,
* 1 water sandal
* Hat/cap with visor
* Rain parka or durable poncho
* Sunscreen lotion
* Insect spray
* Laundry bag
* Bible (modern translation; Old & New Testament)
* Stationery and stamps
* Sleeping Bag or sheets
PUT YOUR NAME ON EVERYTHING! Mark all items with your last name. It is almost guaranteed that something will be left at camp.
Camp Arrowwood strives for a modest standard of dress. Keep this in mind as you help your child pack.
NOSTRAPPY TANK-TOPS OR TIGHT SHIRTS FOR THE GIRLS. NO BARE MIDRIFFS, NO SHORT SHORTS.
OTHER PACKING DETAILS
The following items are inappropriate for camp and will be confiscated for the duration of the camp session. Camp Arrowwood cannot take responsibility for loss or damage.
Please Do Not bring the following items:
* iPods or other players
* CD Players & CD’s
* Electronic games
* Junk food
* Cell Phones
Lost and Found:
Items are kept until the end of the next session. Please call us with a detailed description of any items that are lost and we will do our best to recover the items that are marked. All Lost and Found items will be shipped back to you. If items are not marked we will donate them to a local ministry at the end of the summer.
All medications will be given to the camp nurse and distributed by the Health Center staff. It is important that names and dosages are clearly marked on all packages and bottles. Include any special instructions.
Campers taking the horsemanship track are required to have long pants and appropriate shoes. Riding or western boots are best.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
Where do you get your counselors?
Our cabin counselors are from schools located all over the United States. We have a strong core of staff who return year after year. What is amazing about these counselors is that they give up paying jobs to come and work at Camp Arrowwood as unpaid volunteers. Our counselors have a passion for working with children and making sure that all of our campers have the time of their life while always pointing them to Christ.
Are there any discounts or scholarships available?
Yes, Camp Arrowwood does have a scholarship fund. If you are interested in financial assistance, please contact us. Discounts are also available to those who send multiple children from the same family and for returning campers who bring a new friend for Summer 2017.
What is the maximum number of campers per session?
For Summer 2016, the maximum number of campers that we can take per session is 48. Campers are placed in their respective tracks by age and ability. Evening programs are camp-wide and involve all ages. With a smaller camp, come many advantages. Campers are not lost in the hustle and herding of large camps, but are given much individual attention with all of the Camp Staff.
What happens in case of emergencies?
Camp Arrowwood has a medical professional living on campus during camp. Additional staff members are also trained to provide health care. All staff receive training in areas such as safety drills and other emergency procedures. If you are interested in volunteering this summer as a nurse, please contact us.
How much money should I bring to camp?
Zero. We believe that campers having money while at camp can only present problems. Therefore, we have decided to give each camper a T-shirt and to also provide our nightly canteen snack at no additional price. Parents may want to bring money to opening and closing day to purchase Camp Arrowwood Caps, Visors, Water Bottles, and other merchandise.
What is the staff to camper ratio?
The ratio of staff to campers is about 2 campers per 1 staff member. We anticipate to have a little over 20 staff members this year and we are always careful to have the most amount of supervision possible. This is to not only ensure physical safety, but also emotional safety. We teach our campers to encourage one another, and this makes for an outstanding camp experience for everyone.
Where can I find the forms that I need to come to camp?
Downloadable PDFs of the forms you need for camp are available for download at the top of this page.
Drop off / Pick up
Campers are expected to arrive between 3-5 PM on Sunday. Pick up at 4-5 on Friday. Campers may be picked up at their cabin.