Important Information for First Time Campers and Parents

I went to camp expecting to make friends but I ended up with family.

- Tina Fey

Camp is an amazing place to spend your summer months. Year after year, we have many campers that are returning veterans as well as new campers to Arrowhead. We also have a significant number of international campers that attend camp and become fast friends with our Canadian campers. Here are a few things to keep in mind when preparing for your summer at camp:

  • Camp is a busy and active place, remember to pack clothing that you don’t mind getting wet and dirty.
  • Labelling all of your clothing and equipment is key and ensuring that your camper is aware of what you are sending with them to camp.
  • Mail is a lot of fun to receive. Send you camper to camp with some pre-addressed envelopes so that they can easily send letters back home. Also care packages and regular mail are a wonderful surprise to get at camp. Make sure that you are sending things that are camp friendly and that can be used at camp, please refrain from sending any food in the mail.
  • Hats, running shoes, water bottle, and sunscreen are really important to help protect your camper from the sun.
  • Contact camp prior to your arrival with any questions about your stay and what you can expect from camp while here. We are always happy to provide you with a tour on the first day or even prior to the start of your stay at camp.

Sending your child to camp for the first time can be nerve racking for both parent and campers. Parents can rest assured knowing that they will receive an update call from our Boys and Girls Camp Director’s as to their stay at camp midway through the week.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long has Arrowhead Camp been around?

Campers have been enjoying their summers at camp since 1972. Over the years the size and diversity of the program and facilities has grown and developed. For more info, please go to our history page.

What is your Camper to Staff ratio?

For every 3 campers at camp we have 1 staff member. This ratio does not include our kitchen staff. During Junior Camp we provide a 2:1 ratio.

What is the closest town?

Arrowhead Camp is located just 5 minutes from the town of Dwight and 15 minutes from Huntsville.

Do campers need to sign up for their daily activities?

Short answer is no. All of our campers get to experience all of the activities that we have to offer. Campers travel in activity groups that are age specific and co-ed.

Can Camp accommodate food allergies?

Our professional kitchen staff can prepare and accommodate most food allergies. We request that this information is provided on the campers health form and sent to camp prior to their arrival at camp. Our kitchen is ‘nut free’ and all of our staff are trained to be aware of common food allergies. Checkout our sample menu.

Is there a Camp Nurse or Doctor?

At Arrowhead Camp we have a dedicated group of nurses and/or health care providers who ensure excellent healthcare and support is available for the entire camp family.  Since we are so close to Huntsville, if there is need to see a doctor, we take the camper into the local drop in clinic or hospital.

Does camp have a sky diving program?

Sadly no.

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