Preparing for Camp

Comfortable, casual, cool clothes and CLOSED-TOE shoes (no flip-flops, clogs, or open-toe sandals are allowed.) Your child will be outdoors, making crafts, and hiking and WILL get messy.

Food and Water
Campers have a one-hour supervised lunch each day. Campers bring their own snacks, lunches and drinks, clearly marked. No vending machines, refrigerators or microwaves are available. There will be time for campers to eat their own snacks. Each camper should bring a water bottle which may be brought and refilled throughout the day. 


First Day of Camp
Campers must be checked in by a parent or legal guardian on the first day of camp. A list of people approved to pick up your child in case of emergency or if you have made alternate arrangements must be provided at check-in. Camp staff will require photo identification for those approved to pick up your child before your child will be released to them.

Dropping Off
Drop-off of participants will be at the Environmental Education Center in the Horine Reservation at 9 a.m. Drop off for Locust Grove Nature camp is at 9 a.m. at the Locust Grove Visitor Center, 561 Blankenbaker Ln.


Picking Up
Pick-up of participants will be at the Environmental Education Center in the Horine Reservation at 4 p.m. Locust Grove Nature Camp Pick-up will be in front of the Locust Grove Visitors Center at 4 p.m.

It is important that campers be dropped off and picked up on time. Please respect other campers and staff by abiding by these times. If a camper has not been picked up, the staff person will call the contact numbers indicated on the registration sheet. At Jefferson Memorial Forest, Forest staff will take your child(ren) to the program office located in the front of the Horine Reservation on the left as you enter the reservation.

Whoever picks up your child must check in with a Forest staff person. To ensure the safety of your child, no one will be released to a vehicle without photo identification.


Shuttle Service Guidelines
Drop-off for shuttle riders is located at George Rogers Clark Park, at 1024 Thruston Ave (at Thruston and Poplar Level Rd.) Camp leaders will be there to check in campers at 8:15 a.m. No camper is to be dropped off prior to 8:15 a.m. Shuttles will depart promptly at 8:30 a.m. Parents arriving after 8:30 a.m. are responsible for getting their child to camp. No refunds will be given.

Pick-up for shuttle riders will be at 4 p.m. Please be on time for Pick-up, or make arrangements if you are not able to be there. As with Pick-up at the Forest, camp staff will check photo identification before releasing your child.

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