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General Camp Information

Camper Handbook

For questions about camp procedures, camp rules, and more, view the Camper Handbook here.

 

Ages

Campers must be 14-18 years old at the start of the camp they are attending.

 

Cost

Each camp is $705 - our early bird special is $630 through April 1!

 

Payment Options & Refund Policy

A non-refundable $150 deposit is required upon registration. Payment is due in full before the start of the camp. Campers have the additional option of paying for the camp in full upon registration. If you cancel before the first day of camp, you will be refunded anything you have paid above the $150 deposit. If you cancel on or after the first day of camp (Sunday of the camp week), we cannot offer any refunds.

 

Academic Certificates

PHC Teen Leadership Camps is proud to offer certificates of completion for all our camps. This $50 fee covers the extra resources and time necessary to assess your student's work and/or participation in the camp academic sessions and provide you with the Academic Certificate (including an academic description and a letter grade). Academic certificates will be mailed to you during the last week of July and should arrive during the first 1-2 weeks of August.

 

Airport Travel Fee & Arrival/Departure Procedures

Transportation is available to and from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) only. Each $15 arrival or departure fee covers the cost for one-way transportation. For arrivals each Sunday, the first shuttle will arrive at Dulles International Airport at 3:00pm and the last shuttle will leave the airport at 5:00pm. During this time frame, camp counselors with a “PHC Teen Leadership Camps” sign and Teen Leadership Camps staff shirts will be waiting at the Information Desk at Baggage Claim 6 to meet students. As the first step during registration, all campers who fly to camp will be asked to call their parents/guardians to let them know they have arrived on campus safely. In the event that a flight is delayed and a camper arrives after the last shuttle has left (5:00pm), the camper should call Teen Camps at 540-441-8105 to notify staff about the late arrival and to receive instructions for pick-up.

For Saturday departures, the first shuttle will arrive at the airport at 6:30am and the last shuttle will arrive at the airport at 12:00 noon. For on-campus departure, campers will only be allowed to leave with the person(s) whose names have been given at registration. We will ask to see an ID at the time of pick-up.

 

Weekend Fee & Plan

Campers attending consecutive camps can pay a $75 weekend fee to stay on campus the weekend between the camps. This fee covers the cost of lodging, four meals, and counselor supervision. Counselors may take campers on an outing that Saturday and will take campers to church Sunday morning. If a camper is here over July 4, we will celebrate all together with an ice cream party.

 

Check-In (Sunday) and Check-Out (Saturday)

Check-in for each camp will begin at 3:00PM and end at 5:00PM each Sunday. Please enter campus and park behind the Barbara Hodel Center (BHC) where you will be guided to the check-in area. Our counselors will be at their station at 2:50PM. You will complete the administrative check-in process in the BHC. We recommend you take advantage of our campus tour at 3:30PM and then participate in the College Q&A with a member of the PHC Administration. 

Check-out for each camp begins Saturday at 8am and ends at noon. Please meet with the camp director in the lobby of the BHC with your camper to sign your camper out after they have cleaned their dorm room and packed all their belongings. 

 

What to Bring

Personal toiletries, towels, casual clothes, sleeping bag or linens, pillow, cell phone, camera, stationery, backpack, water bottle, money for book store purchases and snacks, pencils/pens, notebook, and Bible. Come to all camps with a pair of comfortable walking shoes for field-trips and athletic shoes for sports and camp activities. Some camps may require a laptop, purchased book, or dress clothes (if so, this will be emailed out prior to camp).

Parking and On-Campus Driving

Resident and day campers who intend to leave a personal vehicle on campus during the week should contact the camp office in advance so our staff can have a guest parking permit ready at registration. You will be instructed where to park upon registration. Resident campers that drive to Patrick Henry College may not operate their vehicles during camp. These campers will be required to relinquish the keys to camp staff.

Day Camper Procedures

Several local students each year choose the option of staying home at night versus staying in the dorms. Day campers should be dropped off in the Barbara Hodel Center Lobby by 8:15 am. Parents should consult with the Teen Camp Staff to determine what time the day’s activities will come to an end (usually around 9:30pm) and arrange a time and place to pick their camper up. Parents should get the cell phone number of their camper’s counselor in order to communicate any delays or unexpected circumstances.

Dorms & Campus Services

Rooms, Beds, and Cleaning Inspections: Female campers are housed in spacious, single-sex, double-, triple-, or quadruple-occupancy residence hall rooms. Rooms are suite style with connecting bathrooms. Male campers are housed in single-sex, double- or triple-occupancy rooms. A bathroom with multiple sinks, stalls, and showers is located in each hall. PHC will provide an extra-long twin bed, chest of drawers, mini blinds, trash can, and shower curtain. Campers are responsible to provide their own sleeping bags, pillows, towels, and toiletries. Any items that could pose a fire hazard, including candles, halogen lamps, toaster ovens, electric blankets, space heaters, matches, irons without an automatic shut off feature, etc., are not permitted. Daily room inspections are conducted throughout the week to ensure rooms and bathrooms remain clean and orderly. Campers may not rearrange furniture, remove screens from windows, or put holes in the walls, ceilings, window frames, or door frames. Windows should only be open when the heater/air conditioner is turned off and when campers are in the room (to prevent interior damage from wind and rain). Campers are financially responsible for the repair of any damage they cause.

Laundry: Campers are free to use the card operated washers and dryers on each floor of the residence halls. Credit Cards, Debit Cards, and Visa Gift Cards are accepted by the machines. The cost is $1.50 per wash cycle and $1.50 per dry cycle, and campers should provide their own detergent

Bookstore: The PHC Bookstore will be open at various times throughout the camp week. Campers are welcome to visit the bookstore during their breaks and free time.

Dining Hall: The registration fee for Teen Leadership Camps includes all meals in the College dining facilities, located in the Barbara Hodel Center. The day camper fee includes lunch and dinner. No credit is given for meals not consumed. Campers should remain in the dining hall during meals until after announcements and official dismissal. The College dining hall includes a wide variety of food options: multiple entrees, salad bar, deli selection, etc. PHC’s kitchen will work to accommodate campers’ special dietary needs as is possible.

Lost and Found: If any belongings are left at Patrick Henry College after a camper returns home, please contact the camp office as soon as possible so camp staff can try to locate the lost item(s). The College will be happy to mail lost items to a camper’s home, but please note that our mailroom ships items Cash on Delivery (COD) to recoup postage costs. After 30 days, any items that have not been claimed by the owner may be discarded at the discretion of the Teen Leadership Camps Coordinator.

Mail: The mailroom is located in the basement of the Barbara Hodel Center. Outgoing stamped mail can be dropped in the slot next to the mail boxes. Mail will be distributed each evening by camp staff. Mail and packages for campers may be sent to:
Teen Leadership Camps
PHC - Camper’s name
10 Patrick Henry Circle
Purcellville, VA 20132

Camp Teams & Competition

Each week of camp is a week-long competition between teams. Teams are composed of one male wing and one female wing. Teams can win points in many ways over the course of camps, and the winning team is the team with the highest point total at the end of Closing Ceremonies on Friday night. Point totals will be announced at the end of each day, and tallies are kept by the Counselors. Points are awarded for many different parts of camp, including:
Daily Room Cleaning – each wing receives a daily cleaning report at lunch
Evening Activities – activities are often competitions between teams
Counselor Imitation Skits – each team creates a short skit for Closing Ceremonies, imitating counselors and receiving points for best imitation
Additional Opportunities – creative notes or decor left for the cleaning inspector on Friday, Talent Show (some camps include a talent show with the first, second, and third place winners earning points for their team)

What about Covid-19 or Sickness?

Please be sure you have had no flu-like symptoms in the previous two weeks. If you do have a temperature or are feeling unwell, please reschedule your camp for another time. If any medical or health information changes between registration and check-in, please update the Coordinator (teencamps@phc.edu) before the start of camp. 

Staff & Contact Info

Teen Camp Summer Directors (Jun-Jul) - oversee camper experience
Beka Helm & Nathan Reiley
Teen Camp Coordinator (August-Jul) - oversees registration details, phones/emails
Landon Allmond

 

Email: teencamps@phc.edu

Phone: 540-441-8105

Emergencies: 540-441-8888 (Campus Safety)

College Address

10 Patrick Henry Circle

Purcellville, VA 20132

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