Today in Morning Discovery we learned about fear. We learned that God is with us and has a plan for us in everything that we do. Our memory verse is: "Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9...
Early Departure In the event that you need to pick up your child early from camp, please call in advance. We will only release campers to the parent or guardian listed on the application and will need to show photo identification.
FeesOur fees are designed so every family can afford Camp Wonderland. The total cost will vary according to location and can be determined only through contacting your local Salvation Army representative.
Open House - 4:00pm-7:00pm
Come tour the campgrounds, meet the staff, hear about the programs your child will experience. Children are welcome to join in the fun. Our bounce house will be blown up and your child will be able to see a cabin like the one they’ll sleep in. We have found Open House to turn hesitant campers into “I can’t wait to go to camp” kids! Refreshments will be served. RSVP HERE!
Preparing A Child for Camp
Whether this is your child’s first visit to camp or they have been here many times, any trip away from home has the potential to produce anxiety in any child. Here are a few suggestions from Christian Camping International that may help get your child ready for camp:
- Talk about the activities they will be doing: swimming, hiking, arts & crafts, boating, ropes course, and sleeping out. Let them know adults are watching over them.
- Send stamped and addressed postcards with your child so he or she can write home.
- Send a letter. Everyone likes to get mail! Keep the contents positive. Be sure to send mail early or the letter will arrive after the child has returned home.
- Sidestep the separation. Focus on the stories your child can tell you after camp. Please do not suggest to your child that he or she can call home if they get homesick. Telephones are not available for the campers, encourage your child to talk to a staff member if they feel homesick. If we are unable to work things out, we will call you. Usually the child is over any homesickness after the first day.
- Celebrate the homecoming. Plan a special dinner for the evening your child returns and make a welcome home sign!
It's our first Morning Discovery of Session 7 and we introduced the campers to the theme for the week - Inside Out! We'll be focussing on loving and knowing God from the inside out, even through some of our most difficult emotions. Today we learned about anger. We should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to
Camp Wonderland complies with the regulations of the MA Dept. of Public Health and will be licensed by the local board of health.