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We encourage new camp friendships at Camp Skyline. In order to do that, we ask that you request only two cabin mates. Their age and grade level should be similar and all parents of campers should request one another. We strive to honor non-conflicting camper requests although we reserve the right to make final assignments. We will put no more than four girls from the same hometown or school together so that no group of girls overwhelms a cabin. All cabin requests need to be on the application or in writing by May 1. No cabin changes will be made on Opening Day.
Cell phones and phone usage are prohibited at camp. Campers are not allowed to receive or make outgoing calls during camp, either from the office phone or by cell phone. If a camper is found using a cell phone, it will be confiscated and there will be consequences.
Camp Skyline has a no-package policy. Letters only — in a No. 10 envelope or smaller — will be delivered Monday – Saturday through our camp post office. All care packages (including oversized envelopes and padded envelopes, as well as boxes) will be returned to the sender.
The only exceptions are birthdays and necessary items, which will need prior approval. Care packages will not be accepted on Opening Day or Mini-Closing Day.
You will receive a postcard a few days into camp that will let you know what club your child joined! Everyone participates in a club at Skyline. Once your child joins a club, she is either a Mountie (their color is red), Ranger (blue) or Trooper (green) forever! There are two different ways to join a club: if a camper’s mother, grandmother, sister, aunt or cousin went to Skyline, she may join her relative’s club! If she does not have a relative that went to Skyline, she will join a club on opening day by randomly drawing a colored bead.
OH YES!!! We provide a cake and some decorative items for our birthday camper and her cabin mates.
We do not. In order to allow the camp schedule to run smoothly, without interruption, we choose to not have a Visitor’s Day. In our experience, this choice prevents mid-session homesickness and your cooperation is requested in adhering to this policy. If your child is staying with us four or more weeks, you may visit at the end of each session if you make arrangements in advance.
No. Campers are not able to receive or make telephone calls during camp, from either the office or a cell phone. Our campers communicate with their parents via handwritten letters. We do this not only because letter sharing is a fun part of the camp experience, but also because past experience proves that phone communication with parents harbors homesickness.
Our office staff is happy to help you between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Central Time. Please remember our phone is for camp business and emergency use only. It is not available to campers. If you feel it is necessary to talk with one of the directors, simply call and leave a message with office personnel. Since our directors are directly involved with camp operations, and out in camp all day, they will have to get back with you either that evening or the next morning. Any emergency calls made to campers must be cleared through the Director.
We hope your camper will never have to visit the infirmary, but if she does she will be treated and cared for by our wonderful health staff. Three Registered Nurses are on site 24 hours a day, supported by local doctors on call. All of our counselors are certified in CPR and First Aid.
We are happy to help any time! Give us a call at (800) 448-9279 or and we’ll be sure to answer any other questions you have.Talk to a Director