We want you to know that the investment made in sending a child to Camp Harmony can make a live-changing impact! Our campers are very important to us and we take time to provide mentors, create friendships and build communities each week. The information below is meant to guide you in preparing both you and your camper for the best camp experience possible. Green text below will open a document in a new window.
What to bring to camp
Bed linens or sleeping bag, pillow, towels, wash cloth, toiletries, sweatshirt/jacket, sneakers, hiking shoes, pool shoes, swimsuit & towel, laundry bag, flashlight, pen & notebook, BIBLE.
WHAT NOT TO BRING
Clothing inappropriate for a Christian setting (immodest two-piece swimwear, spaghetti strap shirts, t-shirts with questionable graphics, short skirts/shorts, etc.), audio equipment, cell phones, video cameras, personal video games, valuables.
OverNight Camp Sample Schedule
(Please note these are general time frames. Each camp program differs slightly depending on age group and camp theme.)
7:15 am Wake up
8:00 am Breakfast
8:45 am Morning Watch (worship and Bible lesson)
10-12 pm Morning activities including nature/science lessons, craft, team games, etc.
12:00 pm Lunch & Camp Store
1:00 pm Rest Time - Allows campers, especially younger ones, to rest for the activities to come.
2:00 pm Elective - A variety of activities to take part in with fellow campers
3:00 pm Free Time - Activities include swimming, archery, climbing, canoeing, etc.
4:15 pm Tab Time - Group games led by the Adventure Staff.
5:00 pm Dinner
5:45 pm EvenSong (worship and Bible lesson)
7:00 pm Evening activites - active games, campfire, etc.
9:00 pm Get Ready for Bed
10:00 pm Cabin Devotions - Counselors lead cabin devotions, encouraging camper participation.
10:30 pm Lights Out
Each summer, Camp Harmony collects donations from campers for a missions offering during camp. Half of the offering is designated for a ministry somewhere around the world. The other half is designated for a project at the camp so we can continue to improve our ministry. In 2018, our offering will be divided between Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child (we are a shoebox drop-off location) and the building of a hammock village at Camp.
Arrival & Departure
Registration for resident camps will take place from 6-7 pm in Faith Hall on the first date listed in the brochure for all camps except United Adventure. United Adventure registration will take place at 2 pm in order to ensure a prompt departure from Camp. Pick-up for week-long camps will take place at 4:30 pm on the Friday listed in the brochure at the camper’s cabin. Pick-up for mini camps will take place at 5:30 pm at Faith Hall. If you need to make special arrangements for pick-up, please let us know in advance. We will not release a child to anyone other than the parents/guardians written on their forms unless given written consent in advance.
Feel free to stop by the camp store while you are at camp for registration & pick up. We have ice cream, soda, and candy! You can also buy Camp Harmony t-shirts, sweatshirts and other souvenir items. The camp store will be open each day after lunch and dinner. We recommend giving your camper a maximum of $15-20 per week to spend in the camp store.
Because we are developing a community atmosphere among campers and staff at Camp Harmony, there are no visiting times for family and friends until pick-up. Exceptions may be made for emergencies or major unforeseen circumstances but must be cleared through our main office. All visitors must check in at the main office to maintain security on the grounds.
Health & Medication
Please be sure that ALL medications, including herbs, vitamins, and minerals, are brought to camp in original pharmacy labeled containers. Please be prepared at registration to share updated health information with our camp medical staff. Do not send medication labeled for another person. Medication is NOT to be sent in plastic bags or pill containers. Medications must be turned in to our camp medical staff during registration in the original pharmacy labeled containers. The camp medical staff will administer medication as needed during the week. Medications must be picked by the end of the week.
Mail & Email
It's always fun getting mail when you are at camp! When you write to your camper, encourage them to have fun, make new friends, and be open to what God is teaching them. Be positive! Don't worry if you don't hear from your camper while they are here. They are likely busy with fun camp activities. No news is good news! You can write to your campers in three ways:
1. Letters - Please be sure to include your camper's name on the envelope:
c/o Camp Harmony
1414 Plank Road
PO Box 158
Hooversville, PA 15936
2. One-way Email - We have joined with Bunk1 to offer one-way camper email. Parents and family will be able to send email to campers through their website as well as view our weekly photo gallery and videos. Details are available at registration when campers are dropped off.
3. You may drop off letters and packages for your camper at registration. Please let us know what day you would like them delivered.