|Q:||About the Program
|A:||The programs at Camp Kulaqua are specific to the camper’s age group. We have found that providing a camper with a program that is specifically designed for them, they are happier and more interested. Each age group has a program director that is hired to put together a program and activities that has been thoughtfully planned and designed with that age group in mind. This includes everything from music selection and skits to daily schedules. Camp pastors are selected by the directors and are chosen based on their abilities and interest for each specific age group, meaning one camp pastor for each age group!
|A:||Camp Kulaqua is a Christian camp located in north central Florida on approximately 600 acres, with over 500 acres left in their natural state. The camp is owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church for the purpose of providing a Christian atmosphere for people of all ages, races, religions and denominations to enjoy recreation, fun and fellowship. Church membership is not required, although it is understood that those who attend will uphold the standards of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Camp Kulaqua is committed to providing a Christian atmosphere where campers can enjoy summer camp without the interference from worldly influences.
|A:||The Camp Store is operated as its own entity. Money for the Camp Store will need to be handled separately on registration day at the Camp Store. These funds are kept in the store account so that campers do not need to handle cash, which could be lost. Please do not send any money for the store to Camp Kulaqua.
|Q:||Campers Staying Multiple Weeks
- Laundry service will be provided to ensure clean clothes for the next week(s).
- Supervision will be covered during the checkout/check-in procedure.
- Please ensure at registration that your camper has enough medicine and camp store funds for the duration of your camper’s stay.
- If your child is staying multiple weeks and you choose to visit them on Sunday and take them from our custody, YOU WILL need to check them out and go through the entire registration process again. This is for health and security reasons.
- Registration is held on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- NOTE: Being fully prepaid upon arrival makes registration FAST!!
- Allow at least two hours to go through the check-in process.
- Please DO NOT ask for EARLY REGISTRATION. Plan to register from 1 - 3 p.m. ONLY.
- NOTE: Those bringing children to camp should provide their own noon meal before arrival.
- Check-out for campers is on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please understand that we will not be ready for check-out before 9:00.
- If your will be late and unable to pick-up your camper before 11:00 a.m. please call us.
- **Note** Extreme Camps - please note special registration and check-out times as given in the confirmation letters.
|Q:||Contacting your Camper
|A:||All campers like to receive mail. We now offer multiple ways to send your camper news from home.
- LETTERS: Your envelope should include ALL of the following:
- Camp Kulaqua
- CAMPER NAME (Jane Doe)
- CABIN NAME (Bluebird Cabin)
- 23400 NW 212 Avenue
- High Springs, FL 32643
- One-Way E-MAIL: Through your online account you can send your camper e-mails daily! This is the most efficient and fastest way. Your emails come to our Summer Camp office and are printed and delivered to your camper daily. Please know that your camper cannot respond to the emails except by calling home. Of course, snail mail is also available to be received by your camper.
- TELEPHONE: Although cell phones are not permitted at camp, we welcome you to call but please be aware that for some campers, this can cause homesickness. The main office number is (386) 454-1351. The Summer Camp office number is (386) 454-7959 and operates from May 15 to June 25, 7:30am to 10:00pm.
- PACKAGES: Packages can be sent to your camper via UPS or USPS. These services can be expensive, so our camp store offers affordable personalized packages for your camper that can be purchased the day of camper check-in.
- Non-refundable $50.00 deposit per traditional or specialty camp reservation.
- We accept VISA/MasterCard/Discover cards, money orders, or cashier's checks.
- WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING PERSONAL CHECKS AS A FORM OF PAYMENT.
- Fees include lodging, meals, activities, cabin photo, camp DVD, and secondary accident insurance.
- Camp store items are NOT INCLUDED in the camp fee.
- Monthly payment plans are available for you. Simply register your camper and choose this option in the payment section.
- Campers must be paid in full prior to check-in. Any unpaid balance is due upon arrival at camp.
- 30% discount (on most camps) for active members of a Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventist church.
(These churches help with financial support for Camp Kulaqua through their local church offerings.)
- 10% Bring A New Friend *First Friend
- 10% Bring A New Friend *Second Friend
- 10% Bring A New Friend *Third Friend
- 5% Come as a New Friend**
- $20 Multi-week Discount 2nd Week
This discount is available to the same child attending a second week of camp.
- $20 Multi-week Discount 3+ Weeks
This discount is available to the same camper attending three or more weeks of camp.
*This discount is available to campers who bring a friend to camp who has not attended Camp Kulaqua for the last two years or longer. The friend that you list must be registered before your discount will be approved and show as a credit on your account.
**This discount applies to new campers--those who have not attended Camp Kulaqua for the last 2 years or more--attending camp as someone's new friend. PLEASE NOTE: you are not eligible for this discount if you are already receiving the Bring a Friend discount.
- Cabins are air-conditioned with new flooring. They have bunk-beds which sleep up to 8 campers with 2 counselors. Each bedroom has a sink and shares the bathroom and shower.
- Mini-Lodges are air-conditioned and carpeted. They consist of 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms which sleep up to 13 campers with 2 or 3 counselors. Each bedroom has a full-sized bed and at least one set of bunk beds. Mini-Lodge #7 is handicap accessible.
|A:||We have multiple nurses on staff throughout the entire summer, who report directly to a doctor for any concerns past minor treatments. Camp nurses (RN’s/LPN’s) are on duty 24-hours a day and are responsible for:
-Taking care of minor ailments
If your camper gets sick while at Camp Kulaqua, we will contact you and let you know what needs to happen. Please keep in mind that we are not able to take care of sick campers for an extended period of time. Should a medical need arise, parents are contacted for correspondence on care.
|A:||Use this list when you pack to make sure you will have everything you need for a great time at Camp Kulaqua!
NOTE: Put camper's name on ALL personal items, especially clothes. Camp Kulaqua CANNOT take responsibility for lost or stolen items.
What not to Bring:
- Everyday Play/Active Wear
- Tank Tops (two fingers wide, or one inch wide)
- Modest shorts
- Sleeping Bag, Bedding, Pillow
- Toiletries & Soap
- Bath Towels & Wash Cloth
- Modest Swimsuit (One-piece for girls, or takini that meets in the middle)
- Closed-toe Sturdy Shoes & Long Pants (for horse & go-cart riding)
- Rain Gear
- Insect Repellent
- Store Money
***CELL PHONES are not permitted at camp; they will be confiscated.
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Non-Prescription Drugs
- TV's/Personal gaming device
- Jewelry of any kind
- Other Valuables
- Cell Phones
- Any clothing or possession that promotes non-Christian values.
- On-line registration allows you to choose and confirm your camper's cabin and activities with immediate confirmation.
- The secure on-line registration can be paid monthly/weekly, so when you come to camp, registration is a "snap"
- Registration will be from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, and pick up time is from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. that following Sunday
- Campers should be paid in full prior to arrival
|Q:||Staying With Friends
|A:||Our registration process allows you to select your camper’s housing. Therefore, it is your opportunity to place them with his/her friends. We do ask that you try and limit your group to four. This will prevent one or two campers from feeling left out of the group. To ensure being in the same cabin with your friends, registering together and arriving early is suggested.
|A:||You are welcome to call, but please be aware that for some campers, this may cause homesickness. The main office number is: (386) 454-1351. The summer camp office operates May 15 – June 27, and that number is: (386) 454-7959.
Your child is welcome to call home. Please be aware that your camper may not call home because they are having so much fun and simply forget to call you. When this happens, feel free to call our Summer Camp office and remind your camper you wish to hear from them. Because cell phones offer a distraction for the campers, we ask that campers do not bring their cell phones to camp. We know that technology is very important to society and communication with your child is important. At the same time we want your child to enjoy their week at camp and experience God’s outdoors, and not be receiving texts from her boyfriend or texting other campers in the middle of the night. The camper can come to the Summer Camp office at any time and call home, and there are also telephones available throughout the campus.
|A:||You are welcome to come on the opening and closing days of camp. For obvious security reasons if you wish to visit on any other day, or to take a camper from the camp program, arrangements must be made with the Camp Director in advance.
|Q:||What does a normal day at camp look like?
Morning Cabin Devotion
Clean the cabin for Honor Cabin Inspection
Flag Raising & Line Call
Each cabin signs up for a flag raising or flag lowering day,
where they work together as a cabin unit to honor the flag.
Many times this includes a creative skit, or song. Honor
Cabin points can be earned at this event.
Breakfast at the Cafeteria
Camp Council/Morning Worship
Line Call Assembly
Afternoon Activities & Cabin Rotations
Flag Lowering & Line Call
Fun Time/Group Activities ie. Rodeo, Carnival
Evening Cabin Time