Choosing the right camp for your child is important. WE recommend that you speak with a camper of their family who has attended Camp Howe for a persoal opionion. Campm Howe does llittle advertising and relies on word of mouth advertising - it is what has gotten us local and national awards. We understand that families have a lot of questions prior to signing their child up for camp and once registered, there are still so many answers left to get. For this reason we have compiled lists of commonly asked questions. This is a quick reference guide and we encourage you to explore our entire website and call our staff to learn more about our campers, staff and program. 


  • How do I register for a summer program?

  • What are the fees and age levels for your camps?

  • What are the benefits of registering online?

  • Is there a registration deadline?  Do your programs fill up?  Are there waiting lists?

  • How do waitlists work?

  • Will I receive a confirmation?

  • I've already registered my child for a camp and now want to add another week. Do I have to complete another registration form?

  • How many weeks can I sign my child up for camp?

  • Can I come and see camp before I sign up?

  • Can my child be in the same cabin as her/his friend?


Payment Questions

  • Can I pay by credit card? Is a deposit required?

  • When does final payment need to be made by?

  • To whom do I make my check payable?

  • Do you offer a payment plan?

  • What is your refund policy?

  • What is your federal tax identification number?


Getting Ready for Camp

  • Can we tour the camp before our child attends?

  • How can we help prepare our child for camp?

  • What should we say to our child about inclusion and acceptance?

  • What do I need to know about personal hygiene?

  • What should we pack?

  • What do we pack in?

  • How do we help you minimize lost and found?

  • Is information the same for day campers as for resident campers?


  • Is my child ready for overnight camp?

  • How You Can Help Your Child Avoid Homesickness?

  • What do I do if I get a letter from my child at camp asking me to pick them up?

  • Do returning campers ever get homesick?

  • What will the camp staff do if my child is homesick?


Camp Forms

  • Where do I get the forms?

  • How do I submit any forms needed for camp?

  • What forms are needed for camp?

  • What medical forms are needed if my child takes medication?

  • My teen is going zip lining and white water rafting, is there something to sign?

  • My child is signed up in the ECHO program - do I need to give you more information?

  • Do CIT’s need to fill out an application?

  • Do you offer any financial assistance?

  • Anything other forms I need to know about?



  • Should I bring a copy of medical forms on the first day of camp with me?

  • What forms do I need to get a physician to complete?

  • Why do I need a physical from the last 2 years?

  • What forms do I need to get from the physician?

  • What if my child has not received immunizations or does not see a doctor for a physical?

  • What forms do I personally need to complete for on my child?

  • Does the physical have to be on the camp form?

  • Why can you give some over the counter medications but not others?

  • Does the medication order need to be on the camp form?

  • How long does it take physicians to complete paperwork?

  • Can I pre dispense medication?

  • Will I be called if my child gets sick or injured?

  • My child has special medical, physical, or emotional needs – can you accommodate us?


Check In and Check Out

  • When is Check In?

  • What forms will I need to have on the first day?

  • What do we do when we arrive at camp for check in?

  • What time does check out begin?

  • Will our child have eaten when we pick them up?

  • Where do we sign our child out when we arrive?

  • When does the closing ceremony begin and how long does it last?

  • What do we do if our child comes home with extra things or has left something at camp?

  • How do we give you feedback about our child’s experience?

  • Is it ok if my child is late to camp, gets picked up early, or misses one day of camp?

  • Can we bring our pets to Check In or Check Out?


Camp Life

  • What are the facilities like?

  • How are cabin assignments done?

  • Do you honor all friend requests?

  • How many campers live in one cabin?

  • Who will my camper be sharing a cabin with?

  • My child is transgendered or gender non conforming, where will they live?

  • Does camp provide transportation?

  • Are there individual or group chores?

  • What is the food like?

  • What if my child has an allergy?

  • Can campers call home?

  • Can my child bring a cell phone to camp?

  • Are visitors allowed to visit campers during their session?

  • Can we mail letters to our camper?

  • What is the camp mailing address?

  • Can my camper do laundry at camp?

  • How does the camp store work?

  • What do you do for camper’s who have a birthday while at camp?

  • Can I tip my child’s counselor?

  • Who accredits or licenses Camp Howe?



  • What are the themes for this coming summer?



  • What is the physical address of Camp Howe?

  • What are the directions to Camp Howe?