Got Questions?

I'm having trouble registering for summer camp. What do I do?

Due to the security of the registration system, it will NOT allow  registration via phone. You must use a laptop or desktop computer.

If you are still  having issues when using computer, call the office (252)-746-4766

My camper has medication, what now?

All medication, both prescription and over the counter, must be in the original bottle. Please only send the number of doses needed while at camp.

All medication will be checked in by a legal parent or guardian at the meds station during check in by our apothecarist.

If you are not bringing your camper, but they have meds, please email [email protected] so that their medical forms can be sent to you for signature. When emailing, please include camper name and week of camp they will be attending. 

Does my camper need money?

Overnight campers have the opportunity to visit our camp store each day. They can purchase snacks/drinks ($1-$2) and Refuge merchandise ($5-$35).

Parents can leave money at the camp store during check in. Any un-used money can be picked up by parents at check out. Any funds not picked up $10 and under will be considered donated.

What is the electronic policy? (cell phone, camera, electronics)

Cell phones or electronic devices are not permitted at The Refuge. We strive to create an environment where campers can unplug and plug into God.

We suggest disposable cameras if your child wants to take pictures during the week;  they create a fun experience! We will have some for sale in the camp store.

What to leave at home?

Prohibited items: all electronic devices including cell phone(medical exception for monitoring),smart watches, ipods, games, firearms and other weapons, fireworks, tobacco products, alcohol, illegal drugs, pets

What will my camper be doing?

Please like our facebook page as we will post pics and videos of what is going on at camp.

Can I visit or call?

To give your camper the best experience, we ask that parents not visit. Campers do not have access to telephones unless there is an emergency in which case we will call you.

Can I send letters and care packages?

Please know that the mail is very slow; we suggest mailing letters or care package at least one week prior to the start of your child’s week of camp.

Please address

The Refuge

Camper Name 

1380 Lower Field Road

Ayden, NC 28513

You can also drop packages/letters off at the office after check in. Please label with camper name and day to be delivered.

You can also email your camper. Email [email protected] Please put camper name in the subject line, emails will be printed off at 9am and delivered by mid-afternoon.

What is the lost and found policy?

Camp will only hold the following specific list of items:

  • Jackets / Sweatshirts
  • Sleeping Bags, Blankets, Pillows
  • Prescription glasses, durable medical equipment
  • Shoes
  • Clothes
  • Backpacks
  • Life Jackets
  • Water bottles
  • Prescription Medication must be picked up during office hours ONLY

Items will be placed in the Lost and Found box on the front porch of the office

by Friday at 3pm and will be removed the following Thursday at 3pm to make

room for the next weeks’ Lost and Found

After this time, these items will be donated or thrown away.

The list of items Camp will not hold on to includes but is not limited to:

  • Socks and underwear
  • Arts and crafts projects
  • Items that are soiled, damaged, or otherwise deemed not able to be safely stored will be discarded.

Is there a dress code?

Dress Code:
Bathing Suit – Girls 1piece or Tankinis /Boys – Trunks
Clothing: Campers should dress in ways that help others focus on inward values and not outward appearances
No Inappropriate language or slogans. No tank tops – boys or girls

Here at the Refuge we like to be outdoors and in nature which gets messy. Please leave expensive clothes, jewelry, ect. at home.

Can my overnight camper leave camp and come back?

Campers will not be allowed to return to camp if leaving for any reason other that medical.

How does the payment process work?

All camps require a deposit of 1/2 of camp fees at time of registration.  Balance of fees will be charged to your charge card 30 days before the first day of camp, this allows us time to assign cabins / groups and purchase supplies before your camper arrives at camp.

What if I need to cancel my camper's spot?

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made via email from the person responsible for the camp fees.  Refunds will be issued for cancellations request 31 days before the start of camp, less a processing fees of $20per week of camp for day camps/$40 per week of camp for overnight camps. We understand that there can be unforeseen changes for your camper, including sudden illness or family emergencies, You may purchase the camper cancellation insurance through the registration provider that is offered on the payment section of this registration.

What if I need to change weeks?

If you need to change weeks, please call our office (252)-746-4766. There will be a $10 processing fee.