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About The Wilds

General Information – Summer

Reservations

Reservations are confirmed when the completed registration form with the required nonrefundable deposit is received in our office.

Arrival

The check-in window will open at 2:30 p.m. on Monday. The camp program will begin at 5:00 p.m. (Please try to arrive before 4:30 p.m.)

Departure

Junior Camp ends at 8:20 a.m. after breakfast on Saturday, with pick-up at General Headquarters. Teen Camp ends at 9:00 a.m. after breakfast on Saturday.

What to bring

Bible, bedding, pillow, towels, toiletries, camera, flashlight, swimsuit, jacket, sports clothes for activities, nice casual clothes for informal services, at least one old pair of tennis shoes, and spending money (for The Snack, bookstore, coffee shop, Paintball, and Craft Shop—most campers bring $50-$75 for spending money). Please note that an ATM is available on the campsite for your convenience.

Do not Bring

Alcoholic beverages, drugs, tobacco or cigarettes of any kind, fireworks, ammunition, guns, weapons, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, magazines, apparel with inappropriate graphics or lettering. Campers should not bring cell phones or any other type of music/media device (excludes digital cameras.)

Christian Conduct

As a Christian organization, The Wilds maintains high standards of conduct and separation. Separate swim times are scheduled for male and female campers. Campers who use tobacco, alcohol, or any form of illegal drugs will be dismissed. Any noncooperative or noncompliant campers will be subject to dismissal.

Ladies/Girls Note

Please bring knee-length skirts or dresses for the evening services. Any fashion worn must come at least to the top of the knee and cover the shoulders. Low necklines (front or back) are not acceptable camp attire. Loose-fitting pants, jeans, or knee-length fashions may be worn except when otherwise specified. Swimsuits should be one-piece.

Men/Boys Note

Long pants and collared shirts are required for evening services. Fashions to the knee may be worn at other times.

The Wilds reserves the right to ask anyone to change his or her outfit if, in the estimation of the staff, it does not comply with these standards.

Lost and Found

Lost items not requested within 30 days will be disposed of.

Camp Nurse

A registered nurse will be on duty at all times. Special instructions will be given at camp for those taking medications. For the protection of the campers, we are unable to retain campers with contagious conditions such as chickenpox or lice. The camp has a “nit-free” policy. All campers need to be checked for lice prior to arrival at camp, and only those campers who are “nit-free” should be allowed to come.

Meals

All meals are included in the price of the camping program. Those on special diets must bring their own necessary supplements.

Airport Arrivals

The closest airport is in Asheville, NC. The Wilds provides a shuttle service for this airport only, by advance arrangement. Rates are available upon request. Call the camp office at (828) 884-7811 to make arrangements.

Late Arrival

Should your arrival be delayed past 4:30 p.m., please call the camp office at (828) 884-7811 to hold reservations and to give us an estimated arrival time.

Online Registration

Online registration is available for our spring, summer and fall camps. Please visit wilds.org/register to begin the process.

How to Register

Instructions are outlined in each of our brochures to fax, mail, or e-mail a registration form (located in the brochure) along with the deposit to The Wilds Corporate Office.