Frequently Asked Questions
Who? What? When? Where? How? Why? Questions related to fees:
Q. Who may come to camp?

A. This camp is designed for campers in grades 6 through 12 or at least 12 years of age.

Q. May we (parents) visit camp during the week?

 

A. No, the camp is for your campers only.

 


Q. What may I bring to camp?

A. You should bring a Bible, appropriate clothes, bedding, and toiletries. You may also bring food (see restrictions below) and items for activities, talent show, and/or banquet night.

  • Print a checklist - (PDF) or (Word) for a recommended packing list.
  • Food may be brought according to the following procedure determined by Camp Wyldewood: if you must bring food to camp you may not eat it in your cabin. All food items must be sealed in airtight containers and only opened and eaten outside the cabins. Please be careful not to litter. Failure to obey these rules will result in loss of this privilege for your entire cabin. A camp canteen is available and offers many different snack items at reasonable prices.

 

Q. What items are not allowed at camp?

A. No tobacco, alcohol, drugs, weapons, boom boxes or firecrackers are allowed at camp.

Q. What will I do when I arrive at camp?
 

A. 1. The campers that have submitted all the required forms and have paid all fees prior to the first day of camp need only to drop off their luggage in the loading/unloading zones at camp. A greeter with a clipboard will give you a luggage tag with your cabin assignment. You may then go to your cabin and enjoy free time until 5:00 PM when camp officially starts.

2. However, for all of you procrastinators, you get the grueling task of waiting in line to tie up all those loose ends. NO FUN!!! We hope you don't spend your Sunday afternoon this way.

3. Video clips of camp week will be posted on facebook!

4. You may wish to deposit money into the Canteen Depository prior to registration. You may do this during your application process. You may either include it in your Google payment or mail it in separately. Be sure that you have clearly marked your check for "Canteen" and it will be credited to your Canteen account. You may also deposit your canteen money at the Canteen on Sunday afternoon. Any monies not spent on concessions will be returned to the camper on the last day of camp.

5. Turn in to the nurse any medications that you will be taking this week.

6. Start having fun!!

7. Attention Parents: No loitering! ... See ya Saturday! ... Love ya!... Mean it! Seriously, since we have provided a means for you to have an easy registration, with no waiting in long lines, we do need you to move along. You need only to pick up your tired, exhausted wonderful kids Saturday morning!

For those of you who want to reunite with old friends, we have provided you with a list of some area restaurants with a map so you can do just that! Thanks for your help!

Q. What is the Banquet Theme?

A. The banquet is a special Thursday night suppertime meal designed to reflect the theme. This year's theme is "Last of the 20th Century".  Everyone is invited and encouraged to come dressed in the styles of the 90’s, or as your favorite 90’s TV/Movie/Game show character, or a person in history from the 90’s!

Q. When is camp?

A. Camp begins on Sunday, June 18th, 2017 and ends (must clear the camp) on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 @ 11am.

Q. When must I turn in my application and other forms?

A. Sunday, April 30th, 2017 is the deadline for turning in applications for camp.

Q. When must I pay for camp?

A. Full payment must be paid online or mailed in at the time you fill out your application (due no later than April 30th). All necessary signed forms must be remitted by April 30th in order to reserve your spot.

Q. When should I arrive at camp?

A. Children should arrive at camp for registration and cabin assignments between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 18th, 2017.  The gate to the camp will be opened at 2:00pm.

Q. When should the children be picked up from camp?

A. Children should be picked up from camp no later than 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24th, 2017.

Q. Where is the camp located?

A. FC Arkansas Camp is held at Camp Wyldewood in Searcy, Arkansas. See our map page for directions and a link to an interactive map.

Q. How do I apply for camp?

A. Everyone will use the easy processing  online registration form. When you have completed filling in all of your information, your application will be complete. You will then be given a choice of payment. You may use the quick and easy PayPal credit card option or mail in your payment. Once all fees have been paid and appropriate forms mailed in (medical and paintball) you will be registered for camp and ready to go!

Q. How are cabin assignments determined?

A. By Age/Grade levels. Experience has taught us that grouping similar maturity levels together help campers enjoy a less stressful and more positive camping experience. Sharing an environment with peers and a counselor who can relate to only one specific age group eliminates confusion and complements the camping week.

You are allowed to make ONE cabin request on your camp application. Please try to limit your request to someone that is very near your grade and/or age group.

Q. What is the purpose of FC Arkansas Camp?

A. There is a strong emphasis on our relationship with God. Bible classes and devotionals with singing are held daily. Our goal is to create an atmosphere of high values and love of Christ for the finest young people in the world. We expect godly behavior from our campers and that everyone will follow the rules. Those that choose to break rules will be sent home.

Q. How much does camp cost?

A. $305 per camper ($290 for each additional sibling).

Q. What is covered by the fee(s) for camp?

A. The following items are included in the cost of camp:

  • All meals
  • Activities (except paintball, which is $15 extra each session)
  • A camp T-shirt
  • Insurance
  • Crafts
Q. What is not covered by the fee(s) for camp?

A. The following items are not included in the cost of camp:

  • Extra spending money will be needed for snacks, drinks and souvenirs at the canteen.
  • Paintball: $15 extra each session. A paintball consent form must also be completed and submitted in order to play and must be paid prior to the first day of camp. The price includes paintballs, guns, air, and safety mask. Campers may elect to bring their own paintball guns and mask if they wish. These items may be kept with the camper or in the director's cabin if requested. Please, do NOT bring your own paintballs to camp!
  • If paying by credit card, a PayPal surcharge of $10 per camper.

 

Q. What is a Sibling Discount and how does it work?

A. This is a family discount available for families with multiple campers and here is how it works: The first child's camp fee is at the full camp fee ($305). Each family member camper thereafter is allowed the sibling discount of $15 ($290).

Q. Will my money be refunded if my child does not attend camp?

A. If you cancel at least thirty (30) days prior to the start of camp you will receive a full refund. Cancellations 15-30 days prior to the start of camp will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 15 days prior to the start of camp will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. By this time, all materials have been purchased and many hours of hard work have been created for your child alone. So, please give us a call as soon as possible if you know your child will not be attending.



If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Finleys by phone or e-mail (See contact information.)