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Our Alliance Southeast (ASE) camp team is made of volunteers from Christian Missionary Alliance churches across the state who work together to put on camp for a full week during the summer. Each year for many decades, our summer camp has been held at the facilities of Lake Swan Camp.
A unique opportunity that we offer as ASE Camps is that we invite church leaders, pastors, staff and student/child mentors to join us for the week of camp as camp counselors. By partnering with us and serving as a camp counselor you are able to pour into the lives of the campers that are a part of your church and our district. Then after camp you are able to continue to foster the growth within your church group that happened at camp! For this reason we request that churches bringing more than 8 campers to bring at least 1 senior counselor per 8 campers.
Can my child have their cell phone with them?
A part of our ASE camps experience is providing kids with a week of camp ‘unplugged’ from normal routine. We encourage you not to send cell phones with your kids and to encourage them to fully enter into the week of camp and be present. (Please note – our counselors and staff will have cell phones on them in case of any emergencies.)
Can I make a phone call to my camper?
Telephone calls to campers are allowed for emergency purposes only. Please call our office at —- and we will set up when is the best time to talk with your camper. Experience has proven that the best way to prevent "homesickness" is to assure your child that you will be praying for them. Tell your child that you expect him/her to have such a great week at camp and that it will go by fast. Ask them to pray for you if they miss you, but do not give them an "out.” A child will adjust to the separation if they know it is short term. Kind-hearted parents who promise to come get them if they cannot bear it or ask to be called often make it hard for the child to fully engage at camp.
How do I send mail to my camper during the week?
You can send camper mail via USPS to:
Lake Swan Camp
Attn: (Your campers name)
647 State Road 26, Melrose, FL 32666
Or you can send your child an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make subject: “FirstName LastName Camper Mail”.
How do I know my camper is ready for camp?
- Camper is able to change clothing on their own.
- Camper can take a shower and practice clean hygiene on their own.
What should my camper pack for the week?
What To Bring:
Sleeping Bag/Bedding, Bible/Journal/Pen, Toiletries, Bath towel & Beach Towel, Swimsuit (Girls: modest 1 piece or tankini), 6-7 changes of clothes (campers can often get wet from rain and/or camp games, so a bonus change of clothes can be helpful), Sweatshirt, Rain Jacket, Tennis Shoes, Sandals, Shower shoes, Flashlight, Sunscreen, Bug Spray, Water Bottle, Sunglasses, Hat
What NOT To Bring:
Electronics (cell phones, iPods, iPads, mp3 players etc.), Weapons or dangerous objects (knives, other outdoor tools, etc.), Valuables, Nice Clothing
Registration will be located at Minder Hall (First building to the left when you arrive at camp). We will open the doors at 1:00 PM for check-in to begin. No early check-ins please. You may help your child get their bed ready and meet their counselors after registering. Once registration has closed no parents or visitors are allowed in cabins until pickup on the final day of camp.
Pick up on the last day of camp
Pick up on the last day of camp will be at 10:00 AM. Please make sure that you are on time and ready to sign out your campers at 10:00 AM. Counselors will have checkout sheets in the cabin that you will need to sign prior to leaving campus.
Campers with special medical needs & behavioral diagnosis
Because we are a small camp that is volunteer staffed and led, and we only operate for one week of camp every summer at someone else's facility, there are many needs we are not equipped to handle. We will make what accommodations that we can, however we do have more limitations than other full-time/paid staff camps.
In order to ensure a camp environment that is safe and allows each camper the best experience possible, all campers are expected to abide by camp guidelines outlined in our DRESS CODE & DISCIPLINE POLICY found in the registration forms. Camp staff will address issues in an encouraging and instructive way, and corporal punishment will never be used. If a camper is not complying with these policies, they’ll receive a verbal warning. Subsequent failure to comply may result in a camper being sent home with no refund of camp fees. Any camper who willfully destroys property will be held responsible and charged accordingly. Alliance Southeast Camps reserves the right to send campers home, at their own expense, if they are unable to comply with the camp policies and submit to the authority of camp staff in a responsive way.
Why would my camper be sent home?
If your child is sent home for illness/medical reasons there are no refunds of camp fees once the student has arrived on camp property for camp. Alliance Southeast Camps reserves the right to send campers home, at their own expense, if they are unable to comply with the camp policies and submit to the authority of camp staff in a responsive way. There is zero tolerance for running away, violent outbursts, and actions that put other campers or counselors/staff in danger.
DRESS CODE & DISCIPLINE POLICY
We want every camper to experience all that God has for them this week. Therefore, campers will be expected to...
1. Engage fully with the planned activities. Stay with your group unless you have been excused by your counselor, and always stay on the campgrounds within the sight of the other campers. Only use personal electronics when you are given permission by your counselor. Bring your Bible to the main sessions, and expect God to speak to you.
2. Be considerate of others and the camp. You don’t want to tempt others unnecessarily, so follow the guidelines for storing personal money and valuables, and dress modestly. We will have to ask you to change any clothes that are too short, revealing, or suggestive, or have logos that are inappropriate. Clean up after yourself in the cabins and bath houses, and help out when asked in cleaning up the cabins and nearby grounds. Even when playing, try not to hurt others or damage property. Bullying will not be tolerated.
Dress Code Guidelines:
● Bathing suites – no bikinis, one pieces should not be cut too high in the legs or too low in the chest, tankinis are allowed. If our staff deems a swimsuit to be inappropriate, they will be asked to wear a dark colored t-shirt or shorts.
● Students may only wear bathing suits (on there own) at the lake front. Boys may not have their shirts off other than at the lakeside.
3. Refrain from behaviors considered unhealthy or dangerous. Tobacco, alcohol, drugs, vapes, juels, (etc.) and medications (not given to the nurse to dispense) are forbidden. Firearms, knives, fireworks, or other items that can obviously hurt people should not be brought on campus. Once you have arrived, you are not to operate a motorized vehicle on the campground. Only enter the lake or use the water equipment under camp supervision. Report any accident, illness, or concern to your counselor. They are there to help you, and they can send you to the nurse or camp leadership.
In order to ensure a camp environment that is safe and allows each camper the best experience possible, all campers are expected to abide by these guidelines. Camp staff will address issues in an encouraging and instructive way, and corporal punishment will never be used. If a camper is not complying with these policies, they’ll receive a verbal warning. Subsequent failure to comply my result in a camper being sent home with no refund of camp fees. Any camper who willfully destroys property will be held responsible and charged accordingly. Alliance Southeast Camps reserves the right to send campers home, at their own expense, if they are unable to comply with the camp policies and submit to the authority of camp staff in a responsive way.
We are a volunteer run camp that has a heart for showing Christ to students through camp ministry. Please consider donating to help us continue to share Christ with students.
Feel free to submit your donations through the link below (heart icon) or mail checks to "The Alliance Southeast" with "Camp - Donation" in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to 310 N Ridgewood Ave, Edgewater, FL 32132.