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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When Should We Arrive and When Does Camp End?

    Please check back here often as the exact info and details for check-in and check-out sometimes change.

    Overnight Sessions (except Hands & Feet, Ziba, and Jr/Sr High Wilderness Trips - see below):
    - Check-in Time: 5PM in the Conference Center.
    - Check-out Time: 4:30PM on the final day, typically in the Conference Center.
    - Hands & Feet and Ziba Campers check-in at 9AM on the first day in the Conference Center and check-out at 4:30PM on the last day.

    Hoofprints Horse Day Camps
    - Check-in Time: 9AM each day. Mondays in the Conference Center. Other days in the West parking lot by the barn.
    - Check-out Time: 5PM daily in the West parking lot by the barn. NOTE: Horse Day Campers can stay until 6:30 on Thursday evenings for a campfire/hotdog roast supper.

    Exploration Day Camp
    - Check-in: Time: 9AM each day.
    - Check-out Time: 7PM each evening.

    Offsite Wilderness Camps: The deans will email a letter 10-14 days before camp with all the info, including check-in and check-out times.

  2. Click on the image to download the "Summer 2024 The Prepared Camper" document to help you prepare your camper for camp. This document contains answers to frequently asked questions, a packing list, and more!

  3. How do I know which grade to sign my camper up for?

    Please register your camper based on the grade they'll enter in the fall after summer camps are over.

  4. What happens to the $50 non-refundable deposit if my student is unable to attend summer camp?

    If THE ARK cancels a camp session, a full refund will be given. Otherwise, the $50 deposit is nonrefundable. Please contact our office at 765-395-3638 if you have any questions. Other circumstances are examined on a case-by-case basis.

  5. What if my child has medications?

    For camps that start on Sundays, medication drop-off begins at 4:30 pm in the Conference Center. For all camps, please bring any medicines (including OTC) in the original bottle/packaging to check-in. Our nursing staff will handle all medication. (Note: at least seven days before your child's camp starts, please make sure you've added any medication to your student's medical profile inside our registration system by logging back in using any "register now" button.)

  6. What should we do with our luggage when we arrive at camp?

    Please leave your camper's luggage in your vehicle until after you check-in.

  7. When will the Camp Store be open?

    Generally speaking, the Camp Store will be open during check-ins and pick-up times. Cash, local checks, Mastercard, and Visa are accepted (there is a $2 service charge for credit card purchases).

  8. What's the Theme for the Summer?
    What's the Theme for the Summer?

    When asked to define ourselves, we typically respond with “I am ___.” The overall answer to this question could go in many different directions, whether it be basic descriptions of life roles, positive affirmations, or even negative words towards ourselves. But how does God describe us? Scripture reminds us in several instances that our “I am” is not as reliable as God’s “you are” statements. God knows each of us immeasurably more than we know ourselves, so when we let His “you are” statements define us, we allow a space for Him to pour out His affection and attention so that He can love us as His friends. That is why we are choosing to focus on 1 Peter 2:9 for the Summer 2024 theme verse: “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” NKJV This summer, we’ll explore what it looks like to let God define us!

  9. Are Scholarships Available?

    Yes. Scholarship forms are available upon request. Scholarships are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis for one camp session per camper per year (some restrictions apply). Please call our office at 765-395-3638 or email Linda at to receive the form and more info.