Opening & Closing Day

Opening Day

Drop off between 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT will be staggered. Closer to Opening Day you will receive an email with your arrival time window.

We want to give you a warm welcome on Opening Day and provide a smooth transition into camp for your son. We will utilize a drive through drop off system this year. In our attempt to create a Covid free bubble, we are asking all parents and guests to stay in their cars at all times.

We recommend a rest stop before arrival. Portable toilets will be available at camp along your check in route.

  • First Stop – Our head staff will greet you and give your son’s cabin assignment to you! The Directors will be available as well.
  • Second Stop – A staff member will greet you. They will take the paper copy of your negative PCR test. Please make sure it is a printed copy. They will also do a temperature check of your son. Please turn in any forms that are due at this time. At this stop, you can turn in any pre-written letters for your camper or birthday package if your son has a birthday while at camp (remember, no packages except for a birthday).
  • Third Stop – You’ll proceed to designated pull off areas for each cabin area. Staff will be on hand to direct you. Your son’s counselor will come to the vehicle to meet you and your son. Staff will be there to take all your camper’s belongings to the cabin. We ask that parents stay in the car and say your goodbyes. The counselor will take your son to his cabin to meet up with his cabin mates. Parents will need to stay in their cars the entire time. While we know this is difficult, we firmly believe (based on camps that operated in 2020) that this is the best chance we have at creating a safe, Covid-free environment. Camps that operated last summer reported that this process actually led to a much smoother transition into camp, with less homesickness, for both the new and veteran campers. We recommend talking with your camper about this process beforehand so he can be prepared. Be positive and express your confidence in him.
  • Fourth Stop – As you exit camp, our medical staff will have a designated pull off to collect medications. Please have the Medication Record completed prior to arrival). All medication must be in its originally marked packaging. Have all medication bottles in a ziploc bag, out and ready to pass to a nurse. Please feel free to make our medical staff aware of any other medical concerns at this time.

Once the drop off period closes, Glenn conducts an orientation meeting for campers, then it’s time for Miss Gail’s wonderful chicken and biscuit lunch! There are other housekeeping items to finish on opening day — a health check by our camp doctor and activity lists are handed out. Dinner and night activities round out the day.

Closing Day

Camp gates open at 7:30 am CDT for all terms on Closing Day. Pick up is from 7:30 am to 11:00 am CDT.

Any Alpine camper who will be riding home with someone other than his parent or legal guardian must provide written permission to the camp office.

We will be in touch closer to camp with more details about Closing Day.