Is there a lost
and found at camp?
Yes. While our staff does their best to send
campers home with everything they came with to camp, items of clothing, towels,
shoes and other personal items do get left at camp. To help us with this
process, please make sure that your camper's belongings are clearly labeled. We
will hold lost and found items until the end of the camping season. At that
time, we will donate the Lost and Found items to the Salvation Army.
How may I purchase a camp photo?
Each camp session has a group photo taken each
week. Pictures are $5 and should be pre-ordered either during our online
registration process or during check-in on Sunday afternoon. There are usually a
few extra photos available on Saturday morning, however, there is no guarantee
that photos will be available. Day camp photos will be available after the
Family Day activities at the camp store on Friday evening.
How much money should I place into my
camper's store account?
$10 for the week ought to cover most food and
drink items. If you would like your camper to buy an article of clothing or
other piece of camp memorabilia, then you can include that amount to your
camper's store account money. Registering your camper online provides you with
two new options: 1. You may include a $10 T-shirt in your transaction. 2. You
may include an amount, which you specify, to be added to your child's store
At what time may I pick up my camper on
Campers are released between 9:00 a.m.
and 10:00 a.m. If you need to pick up your camper earlier please inform the camp
registrar during registration on Sunday.
At what time may I
check in my camper on Sunday?
Registration begins sharply at 2:00 p.m. If you
are going to be arriving later that day, please call the camp office
(413.655.2650) or email.
What type of footwear should I send with my
Your camper will need several types of footwear
at camp. Please mark all footwear with your camper's name, and be sure to send
at least the following: * Two (2) pairs of sneakers to play the various field
games. * A pair of sandals/flip-flops to wear while walking to the waterfront
and while boating. Campers are NOT allowed to walk around barefoot at camp,
except at the waterfront.
What type of swimwear should I send with my
Swimwear should be appropriate for a Christian
camp (i.e. trunks for boys, and either one-piece or tankini for girls). The
Waterfront Director may ask your child to wear a T-shirt over their bathing
suit, if deemed inappropriate. Campers are in the water numerous times each day,
so each camper should have at least two (2) bathing suits and several (2+)
towels. Please remember to place your camper's name on each item.
What items are prohibited at camp?
Over the years we've found that personal
electronic devices detract from the camp experience. Campers may not bring: *
Cell phones * Personal music devices (cd players, iPods) * Hand-held video game
systems. No tobacco products, alcohol, or drugs (except those
prescribed by a Doctor and logged in
the infirmary) are allowed at camp.
you protect against H1N1?
Ashmere has put into effect procedures to protect your children from the H1N1
flu. A written protocol will be available at camp for you to read as you arrive.
The CDC has provided all residential camps with specific guidelines which we
will be following.
is the camp refund policy?
Refunds will only
be granted on the following criteria:
checks must have cleared prior to any refunds being issued
registration deposit is Non-Refundable
never arrive at camp will receive half tuition refund less any campership
aid granted to the camper by Camp Ashmere or the First Baptist Church. If
Camp Ashmere is notified at least two (2) weeks prior to the start of the
enrolled camp session, the family is eligible to receive a full refund of
the tuition (not counting the registration fee)
Any camper who
leaves once the session begins will not receive a refund, but if the camper
leaves prior to Tuesday, they will be eligible for a half tuition credit
towards a session next year, based on the session attended (not counting
made by credit card will have a credit card assessment fee of $6.00 deducted
from any refund issued
Ashmere cancels a session due to low enrollment or other factors, a full
refund will be issued, or the payment may be applied to another camp session
that your camper is eligible for
refunds will be given upon departure, after meeting with the business
- If you
purchased a camp picture for this session, the camp picture will be mailed
to you at an additional cost of $1.50, taken from the store account or paid
prior to your departure
Trustees 10/8/2002, revised 5/11/2009
What is the
returned check policy?
returned for insufficient funds will be re-deposited a second time. Camp
Ashmere will asses a $25.00 returned check fee.
payment to Camp Ashmere must be made in cash, certified bank check or
Trustees 10/8/2002, revised 5/11/2009
use camp to deduct child care expenses on my tax return?
current guidelines, you can deduct expenses to the level allowed by the
Contact the business office for our tax number.