Camp Akita

Address

1684 Knox Rd. 1200 N
Gilson, IL 61436
USA

Contact

Youth Department youth@ilcsda.org

Follow

(630) 856-2857

©2018 by Illinois Conference Youth Ministry.

Information for Parents/Guardians

We want you to know that we hold highly the fact that you are entrusting us your most precious treasure and we work and do all that is in our power to ensure they receive only the best care and attention. We hope that many of your lingering questions regarding camp will be answered by reading the following information. This information addresses most of what is “going on” at camp and should give you a good idea of what to expect. 

 

Our Mission:
To build a positive camp environment that intentionally supports the spiritual, relational and physical needs of our campers and staff.

 

Our Goals:

Spiritual: To demonstrate that faith in action is fun. God is invited to be a part of all we do at Camp Akita. Through daily worship times and an awareness of God’s presence throughout the day a friendship with Jesus Christ is encouraged.

Relational: To help campers develop personal confidence in their ability to learn new skills. To encourage and invite campers to make positive choices about their lifestyle and future, by presenting them with character-building lessons and mentoring them in making positive choices. To encourage healthy relationships and be accepting of others.

Physical: To provide fun-filled, challenging recreational opportunities for children and youth where skills are learned in a systematic and uplifting manner. To strive for a safe environment, where risk is minimized.

 

The Administration reserves the right to reject an applicant and send home any boy or girl whose influence is considered to be injurious to the best interest of the camp/campers.

 

Camper Registration

Please plan to arrive at camp no earlier than 1:30 pm on Sunday. 
Our registration process begins at 2:00 pm.

We expect that full payment be made for each camper prior to their arrival at Camp.

 

Pick-up times

Check-out time for campers is between the hours of 9:00 and 10:00 am on Sunday.  We request that every authorized person designated to pick up their child must check-in at the Main Lodge and present a government-issued photo ID before picking up camper.  Because your child’s safety is our priority, our policy is for campers to leave by the same means they arrived, unless other arrangements have been made.

 

Health

Please do not bring your child to camp if they have a contagious condition, i.e. pink eye, an infestation of lice, chicken pox, etc.  A health professional is on duty 24 hours a day to provide first aid, and to assess, and possibly refer a camper to more advanced medical care if needed.  All medications are to be dispensed by the camp nurse.  They should be turned in to the nurse at registration time.

 

What to Bring Packing List:

  • Sleeping Bag

  • Pillow

  • Everyday Clothes

  • Underwear

  • Long Pants/Jeans

  • Sweater/Jacket

  • Pajamas

  • Shoes & Socks

  • Flip Flops for shower

  • Modest Swimsuit (no two-piece suits for girls or speedos for boys)

  • Beach Towel

  • Towel & Washcloth

  • Soap, Shampoo/Conditioner

  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect Repellent

  • Laundry Bag

  • Bible

  • Flashlight

  • Store Money (suggest $25-50)

  • Camera & Film

 

Please make sure all personal items have the camper’s name on it.

Camp Akita is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

 

What Not to Pack:

  1. Laptops, netbooks, small or portable stereos, MP3 players, iPods, cell phones, and the like.  We like our campers to focus on building relationships with new friends rather than isolating themselves with music or cell phone conversations.

  2. Jewelry and any other valuable items:  due to safety and security issues we request that jewelry be left at home.

  3. Fireworks, matches, lighters: flames of all kinds are banned during summer months.

  4. Drugs, cigarettes, alcohol.

 

Lost & Found:

Lost and found items are going to be kept for up to two (2) weeks upon the conclusion of your child’s camp. At that time, any unclaimed articles of clothing will be donated to charity.

Even though Camp Akita is a Christian camp and we expect our guests to respect each other and each other’s personal things, Camp Akita is not responsible for lost or stolen items. To help us minimize the possibility of a lost or stolen personal item, please identify it with your child’s first and last name.