We have assigned drop-off times beteween 8:00 am and 12:00 pm on Friday, June 11th or Friday, July 9th. These windows are assigned by camper last name. Please arrive at Camp during your assigned window of time (camp is in the central time zone), and you’ll be greeted at the gates by Camp Staff to tell you exactly where to go and what to do next.
These times have been assigned in order to equally spread out the number of cars arriving each hour, as well as to coordinate with Alpine so that families dropping off at both camps are able to do so easily. Thank you for sticking to your assigned arrival time so that we can get everyone settled in.
We made some simple videos to help you visualize the route you’ll take through Camp on Opening Day. Everyone will drive in the front gates of Camp as usual. After the first station, we’ll have two lines to help cars get through Camp more efficiently - the process is the same in both lines. We made two videos so that you can see both routes.
Sarah, Phil, and Marsha will be so excited to greet you as you drive into Camp! Camp DeSoto is our home, and it is our deepest joy to welcome you, and especially your daughter, to this place we love.
While our hello may be brief this year, we still want the opportunity to address any concerns you might have, from separation jitters to cabin issues. You are welcome to call or email us anytime throughout the month - and especially in those first few days after drop-off.
If you have any questions ahead of time, we’d love to talk you through it. Call the camp office and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.
Closing Day just might be your favorite day of the year as you reunite with your camper after a month apart!
Closing Day operates much like Opening Day in reverse. You will be assigned a pick-up window between 7:30am and 11:30 am. When you arrive, you will be greeted at the gates by Camp Staff who will explain the pick-up process and where to go from there. We are still thinking through these details, and we imagine we’ll have a better idea once we’ve lived through Opening Day. We’ll be sure to communicate clearly with you once we know the best plan of action.
Campers who are flying home will be taken to the airport by Camp Staff, who will assist them with baggage check and security. A Camp Staff member will wait with the girls until every camper’s flight has departed.