Both are exciting days at Camp, and both require some logistical planning. Read on to find out more about what to expect.
We - Phil, Marsha, and Sarah - will be on the lawn of the Gym to greet parents, meet new campers, and generally welcome you to Camp! We’ll be serving ice water and thumbprint cookies - a Camp tradition - and we would love to meet you.
Camp is our home, and it is our deepest joy to welcome you, and especially your daughter, to this place we love. We want the opportunity to address any concern you might have, from separation jitters to cabin issues, and we hope you’ll come say hello!
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. We ask that parents arrive at Camp no earlier than 7:45 am (Central Time) so that we can share our last Morning Watch and Breakfast together as a Camp family. When you arrive, you will be greeted at the gates by Camp Staff, and they will direct you to the appropriate place to park.
After you park, you may go directly to your daughter’s cabin and begin loading up her belongings, or many parents like to wait outside the Dining Hall to listen to the girls sing at the end of our breakfast meal. Shortly after 8:00, girls will be dismissed from the Dining Hall to greet their parents!
All campers should be picked up between 8:00 and 10:00 am Central Time.
Campers who are flying home will be taken to the Birmingham 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.
Please remember that Camp was not built for this many cars, most especially large SUVs, so we have to be creative. We have done our best to design an efficient traffic flow, and there will be plenty of Camp Staff in green t-shirts to direct traffic and help you know where to go next.
We do ask that any time you get out of your car, you leave it unlocked with the keys in it. In the event of a traffic jam, we’ll be able to carefully move your car out of the way in order to let other vehicles pass.
Thanks for your patience as we try to get 200 family vehicles in and out smoothly!