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What should I bring to camp? Where is the packing list?
The packing list is available at slovenskicamps.com/packing-listTop
How much does camp cost?
Visit the program specific page (eg. Athena Camp) and click pricing, or view the Full Summer Calendar. Generally our programs are $1280 per week regular, or $1150 per week for discounted weeks of the summer. Session 3 (July 1 - July 8) is available at a daily rate.Top
What about sick campers?
Any camper who is sick before camp should stay home, and will get 100% credit for a later camp week. The credit can be used in the summer or the next summer, but no later.
Campers rarely get ill at camp. But when they do get sick, we isolate them in one of the infirmary isolation bed rooms until they can be picked up to go home. Campers who have to leave camp early because of sickness receive pro-rated camp tuition credit for a later week. The credit can be used in the same year or in the following year.
For more information about illness and camp please see our Illness Policy.Top
What happens if my camper gets homesick?
Please see our Homesickness Page for more information about homesickness at camp.Top
What discounts can I get?
There are three types of discounts available to Slovenski Camps families: discounts for attending multiple sessions (three or more), discounts for referring new campers, and discounts for military service. For more information please see our Discounts section.Top
Can my child use a cell phone at camp?
No. We do not permit campers to use cell phones. Campers may not call home during the session. We cannot put you on the phone to check up or say hi. If there is an emergency, we will contact you when appropriate. If you need to send a message to your child, please email us and we will pass it on.
Smart Watches are also not allowed at camp. We do except some GPS running watches for exercise tracking, particularly for cross country campers. A normal fitbit style watch is allowed, but any kind that reads & sends messages is not allowed.Top
What is the difference between Athena, dodgeball, and Hawthorne?
The simplest answer is that it does not matter for which program you register, and your child will get the full set of options.
For most activity periods, all three programs meet together and are given all the same activity options. While some of the options are 'Athena Girls Camp' activities, and some are 'Dodgeball Camp' games, and some are 'Camp Hawthorne' choices, we let kids from any program choose any of the activities. While the dodgeball campers may prefer high octane battle-games, they are also allowed to build sand castles for a period or go on a nature hike. An Athena camper may want to swim or sail a lot, but she also has the option to play in a nerf battle or tennis ball fight. By having all three programs together, we are able to offer a wider range of activities each period. Many periods have more than 10 activity options.
Because of this, most of our periods are coed. Siblings or friends of different ages and genders still could play together many periods of the day. Many days we have one period that is assigned by cabin, and another period that is split by gender.
All the programs, including cross country and pole vault, come together for the evening activity period and for campfire. Dining and free times are all together as well.Top
Can I see a calendar of all the sessions?
The Full Summer Calendar for all of our camps is located at the bottom of the "Our Camps" page.Top
When is the balance of tuition due?
Tuition is generally due in full on June 1st. If you are attending a session in August, you could request to a little later. Please see our note about Tuition Due Dates for more information.Top
What is your refund policy?
Please see the Refunds section of our policies page for information of refunds.Top
When is check in?
Check-in / arrival is from 3pm-4:30pm Saturday. Late arrival is fine until 9pm. Early arrival is available by request, but is generally discouraged because we are cleaning out the cabins and getting ready.Top
When is check out / pick up?
Check-out is from 9:30 - 10:30am Saturday. Early pickup is fine after 8am. You may pick up your camper a little later, but please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know when you plan to come so your child does not get worried.
Some campers go home Friday night. Parents picking up their kids Friday should come around 7:30 - 45 to help pack up before campfire starts at 8. Most years, parents are invited to watch the Friday night campfire. Please see the "Friday Night Campfires" section of the Campfire page for more details.Top
How do I get to camp?
Address for GPS Units: 25 David Plummer Rd, Raymond ME 04071
There are two Plummer Roads in Raymond. We are on 25 DAVID Plummer Road. Be sure to type 25 DAVID Pummer Road into your gps. If you do not type "David Plummer" the gps will take you to Plummer road, which is the wrong road.
Some GPS units will tell you to turn off of 121 onto Panther Pond Pines Rd. This is incorrect. Once you are on Rt. 121, keep going until you get to David Plummer Rd. GPS units think that Panther Pond Pines Rd connects with David Plummer Rd, but it does not unless you have a dirt bike. Turn right off of Rt 121 directly onto David Plummer Rd. There will be a white sign with blue lettering for camp.
Once on David Plummer Rd, follow the road up a little hill, down a bigger hill, onto a dirt road, past a few white cottages, right at a fork, then up a long gentle hill, and straight for another quarter mile until you reach the parking lot with a red garage / weight room and a large barn with a green roof.Top
Can you pick up my kid at the airport?
Yes, we offer free rides to and from the airport, bus station, and train station for campers arriving from far. We are pretty flexible with time, but we'd prefer you choose flight times between 9am and 9pm.
Shuttle requests should be made by email (email@example.com). It is free for campers arring by plane, train or bus from out of state, but does not apply to campers coming from Maine or who happen to live near the train station.Top
What should I NOT bring?
Please see our Packing List page for information on what to pack. A general guideline is that there's no need to bring anything valuable. Most campers should not bring cell phones or other smart devices.Top
Can I bring snacks?
Yes, but any snacks must be in sealed containers and should not contain large amounts of peanut butter or nut products.Top
What forms should I bring to camp?
There are three forms to bring: Health form* with immunization record, Release form, and Waiver.
More information on our forms is available on our Forms page.
*Note: a copy of a school athletic physical complete with immunization record and doctor's signature may be substituted for the health form.Top
What is your fax number?
If I came to camp earlier this summer, do I need to bring the forms again?
No. We keep forms from week to week. During check in just inform the staff member(s) checking you in that you came earlier in the summer and brought the forms at that time.
We do, however, need a new form each year with up to date info.Top
What type of luggage can I use?
Pretty much any type of luggage is fine. Some examples include trunks, duffle bags, plastic bins, tote bags, plastic storage drawers, roller luggage, and backpacks. Whatever works for you is okay with us.Top
What if my camper has a food allergy?
We have many campers with food allergies. The cooking staff is well prepared to provide plenty of alternatives and a safe dining environment. Campers & parents meet with the nurse and cook at checkin to discuss details. We label all dishes with allergens, and try to choose simple recipes & products that do not contain unnecessary ingredients. A sample week menu is available on our Food page.
Camp is not a nut-free environment. The dining hall serves some dishes and products containing nuts, and campers are allowed to bring snacks with nuts.
We have a nurse or wilderness first responder on staff, along with many counselors certified in first aid and the use of epipens. We do have epipens on site in case of an emergency.
Campers with food allergies or medical issues should contact Peter Slovenski at firstname.lastname@example.org
From the parent of a camper with food allergies: "Alex said he felt
just as safe at camp with his peanut allergy as he does at home.
Thank you so much for creating such a great environment for him with
his allergy, it's such a relief to know that he feels so
comfortable, and has so much fun."
-Abigail Labbe, email@example.com
What food do you serve at camp?
We have all sorts of simple foods. We are prepared for picky eaters. Food is usually separated (e.g. noodles, tomato sauce, meat sauce a la cart) so kids can choose the parts and amounts they want. Sauces are offered separately.
The fare is mostly classic American cuisine similar to a school cafeteria. It is buffet style and all you can eat. A sample week's menu is available on our Food page.Top
What if my child needs medicine during camp?
We have a nurse on staff full time. She must hold and administer medicine. She will be at check in to collect medicine and talk to parents. All medicine must be in original prescription containers with instructions. Call if you have more questions.Top
Can I send mail to my camper?
Please do not send mail or packages to campers. The mail system between the Raymond Post office and our camp is very slow, and it usually will not make it to us in time. You can give us any mail for them at check-in and we will deliver it mid-week.Top
Can a camper stay at camp between two sessions?
Yes. Intersession is free. After a little free time, campers eat lunch from 12:15 - 45. Then from 1 - 3 they change cabins if necessary, clean up, and take an extended rest hour. After that campers go tubing behind the motor boat if they wish and the weather permits. Intersession may also include some light camp improvement work like raking. From 3 to 4:30 during the next session check in period, intersession campers help meet and orient new campers.Top
Is there laundry?
Yes. Campers who stay two or more weeks may use our laundry service free of charge. They are required to use our bright green laundry bags which will be picked up on Saturday and returned Sunday with clothes washed, dried and folded. In the event of a misplaced bag, reimbursement by the camp will be limited to $100, to cover lost shorts, t-shirts, socks and underwear. Please do not send expensive or irreplaceable clothing to camp.
If a laundry emergency takes place, we also have a washer & dryer on site which can be used with the help of a counselor. Examples include forgetting to pack multiple shirts or spilling gatorade into a duffle bag.Top
Can I just pay a deposit?
Yes, payment is not due at the time of registration. Full payment is due June 1st except by request.Top
What if I need to switch to a different week?
We can easily make switches between weeks as long as the week you are switching into is not full. Please email us to request.Top
Do you have any parent references?
Yes. Please visit our Facebook page to read reviews.Top
I am trying to file my taxes. What is your EIN?
27 - 131 - 2684Top
What do you do when it rains?
We have several large indoor buildings where campers can play board games, cards, make frienship bracelets, or play ping pong. Campers play more active games in the Colosseum such as volleyball or indoor soccer. If there's a longer period of rain, we often show a movie in the Colosseum on the projector. If there is no thunder and it is warm enough, we may continue playing some outdoor games, such as swimming or slippery scatterball, through the rain.Top
What do you do if there's a severe storm?
The Colosseum is the camp storm shelter. It was constructed in 2016. The parking lot surrounds the building so there are not any large trees that could fall on it. It comfortably holds the entire camp. During a storm, we gather in the Colosseum and watch a movie.Top
Is there any sort of religious service?
Yes. We offer an ecumenical chapel service on Sundays. Attendance is optional. Themes vary week to week and include gratitude, generosity, charity, and honesty. The program includes worship, reflection, and teaching.Top
Is Camp Coed?
Yes. Most of the activities are open to everyone. All the camp programs (see the calendar for concurrent programs) eat in the same dining hall, play the evening activity choices together, and share free times including swimming. Boys are not allowed near the girl cabins and vice versa.
You can also check out the daily schedule on the Experience Camp page for the framework that all the programs follow each day, and see which activities are mixed and which are by group.Top
What is Jazz Friday?
Jazz night is a dinner concert. A counselor jazz band plays while campers eat. Some counselors dress up, and some campers find it fun to dress up too.Top
Do you have a counselor in training program?
Yes. We accept a few CITs per week on an individual basis. Tuition is discounted. Campers must be 15 and have a work permit. Please check out the CIT page for more information.Top
Do you offer any scholarships?
No. We price our camps competitively while running the best camp we can. We have early season pricing at the end of June, along with referral discounts, which you can read more about in the Discounts section of our policies page.
Many independent agencies and towns offer scholarships for summer camps. We recommend searching the web for scholarships for which you may be eligible, but we know of one that may apply to many of our campers:
Sgt. Joel House Summer Camp Fund
Applications due May 31st
Open to Maine residents
Where is the information about the Hawthorne Beach Club?
The Hawthorne Beach Club page is now up on this new site at the url slovenskicamps.com/hawthorne-beach-club. The site to purchase beach club memberships is now slovenski-camps.square.site.Top