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FAQs

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How do I apply?

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Contact local Salvation Army (link to Corps locations) or apply on the website at Registration Locations.

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What is the cost?

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Camp Fee will be determined by contacting your local Salvation Army.

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Where is it?

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Camp Wonderland
186 Massapoag Avenue
Sharon, MA  02067

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What ages?

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  • Ages: 6-12- Community Camps (Sessions 1, 4, 6, 7)
  • Ages: 6-14 Program Camps (Participant in The Salvation Army programming, Sessions 2, 3)
  • Ages: 13-16 Teen Camp (Session 5)

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How long?

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Our sessions are 5 nights and campers leave on the sixth morning.

The only exception is Music Camp (Session #3, which you have to be a participant at The Salvation Army to attend this session). This session is 7 days long.

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Can I visit?

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If you would like to visit camp prior to your child attending, you may arrange a tour by calling (781) 784-5934. We do not recommend that you plan a visit while your child is attending camp. This is likely to spark homesickness.

We encourage all families to attend our Open House, Friday, June 19, from 4:00 to 7:00pm. Come and see camp, meet the staff and get excited for your Camp Wonderland experience.

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Who are the staff you hire?

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The culturally diverse Christian staff dedicates each day to supervising your child and ensuring that the camp is both safe and fun. Staff members are well trained college and high school students who are committed to providing a quality camping experience for every boy and girl. Our staff are required to have background checks prior to employment.

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Can kids attend more than once?

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We allow children to attend up to two sessions each summer.

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Where do they sleep?

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Campers our housed in New England style cabins, with up to 18 campers per cabin with showers and toilets in the cabin.

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What do they need to pack?

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(Please label all of your child’s belongings)

  • sturdy play clothes
  • toothbrush & toothpaste
  • cold weather clothes & rainy day clothes
  • comb/brush
  • sturdy shoes/sneakers
  • pillow & sleeping bag
  • socks and underwear
  • flashlight
  • bathing suit/sunscreen/flip flops
  • bug spray
  • washcloth/shampoo/soap
  • two towels (one for shower/one for beach)

NOTE: Personal belongings are the responsibility of the camper.

The Salvation Army does not cover losses.

WHAT YOUR CHILD SHOULD NOT BRING TO CAMP:

  • personal sporting equipment
  • jewelry/other valuables
  • items that can be easily damaged
  • knives/weapons of any kind
  • flat-irons
  • portable music devices/electronic games
  • pets
  • cell phones
  • illegal drugs/alcohol

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Can siblings or friends be together?

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Cabin groupings are determined by gender and age. If they are the same gender and age, the likelihood that they would be together is high, but not guaranteed.

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Is my child ready for overnight camp?

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself

According to Bob Ditter, M.ED., LCSW, you should ask the following questions:

  1. The Idea.  Whose idea was it? If your camper brought the topic up, great!
  2. Social Relationships.  Does your child have good social relationships with others? Has your camper had positive overnight stays at friends’ or relatives’? Does he or she look forward to these stays? How do they feel your child would do living with 8-10 other people?
  3. Setting Expectations.  What does your child expect to do at camp? Learning about the camp experience ahead of time allows you and your child to create positive expectations.
  4. Does your child have appropriate self-care habits? Does he brush his teeth regularly? Does he pick out his own clothes? Does he make his own snacks?
  5. Parent Confidence.  Are you, as a parent, able to share consistent and positive messages about camp? Your confidence and excitement for your camper’s experience will be contagious and breed a successful summer.
  6. Can you and your camper handle the jitters? It is natural to be uncomfortable and nervous the closer camp gets. Talk about it! It is important that you and your camper know that being homesick is normal and it will pass in a few days because they are busy having fun and making friends.
  7. Parent Separation Anxiety.  Expect a little separation anxiety! It will be normal for you to miss your camper. Call the camp director and talk with them. Understand that while it may make you feel better, it could affect your camper’s overall experience.

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What do they eat, can you accommodate special food requests?

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The camp menu is approved by The Department of Education and provides nutritionally balanced meals for our campers. We will accommodate food allergies, but cannot cater to “picky” eaters.

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What is your policy on lice?

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If a child comes to camp with live lice, they will have to go home to be cleaned and cleared by a pediatrician to return to camp. On returning to camp, our nursing staff will clear the child to be able to stay at camp.

If a child comes to camp with nits, we have the ability to clean a child’s head and wash their clothing, but a fee will be charged for materials and staff hours required.