First Time Campers, Enriching Your Experience
All first-time campers get a discount off regular prices (please call for details). Come and see what all the fun is about this summer.
Our nurturing environment and family-oriented philosophy is ideal for first time campers. Whether it is your first time at sleep-away camp, or simply your first time at Hilltop, you will find the directors, staff and even other campers are here to make the transition smooth and the experience positive.
We understand that children and parents feel many emotions when it comes time to leave for camp. We will provide answers to all your questions, give references so you can talk with current campers and conduct tours of our grounds. Most importantly, our family is always available to guide and support your family.
First time campers at Hilltop receive personal attention and guidance from qualified staff. Our counselors take the time to get to know each child’s interests and fears so campers will be able to gain self-confidence and added independence in a safe, secure, fun-filled atmosphere. Each child is able to be themselves at here. It is this unconditional acceptance of each child’s individuality that makes Camp Hilltop a special place that keeps campers coming back year after year.
Keeping You Informed:
We communicate with our camp families before, during and even after their Camp Hilltop experience!
The first week your child is at camp, a counselor will call mid-week to let you know how they are settling in and answer any questions you may have.
If your child is experiencing homesickness, we contact you so that, as a team, we can provide your child with the support and tools to overcome it. In the process, your child gains the knowledge and confidence to face other challenges and uncertainties in life. It is a tremendous accomplishment for children and one they will value and share into adulthood.
Each week, you receive a postcard from your child’s counselors that updates you on their activities, eating and sleeping habits and includes a general summary of how they are doing.
We gladly provide references for families in your area or with children in your child’s bunk because a great way to learn the ins and outs of a camp is to speak with those who have experienced it and were also once in the position of trying Hilltop for the first time.
This is a great way to help with some of the anxiety that can come with going to camp for the first time. Your child has the opportunity to see where everything is, go inside their bunk and get to know the owner and directors so they gain a sense of familiarity.
We hold a reunion in the fall to provide our campers the chance to catch up face-to-face.
We e-mail newsletters to update you on camper news, events and happenings at Camp Hilltop.
We value each child and their family and know that Camp Hilltop will provide each camper with a positive and rewarding first year that will continue to grow and flourish into many more.