Our goal is to provide a positive experience for all campers to ensure an enjoyable camp stay with great memories after they leave.
We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association for meeting more than 200 nationally recognized standards for quality camping and programming. Here are a few policies that ensure a successful experience for our campers.
Staff members are carefully selected from colleges and universities across the country. All staff members serve as role models and are committed to helping campers grow with quality programs and a philosophy that puts campers first. By keeping our staff-to-camper ratio low (1:8 or 1:10), we are able to offer a unique, safe and fun environment that sets us apart from other summer programs. The dedication, enthusiasm, professionalism and expertise that the staff exemplifies are what make Camp Whitcomb/Mason such a special place.
Camp Whitcomb/Mason reserves the right to send your child home early for any behavior that is deemed detrimental to the health or safety of other campers and staff. Parents/guardians are responsible for providing prompt transportation home. Refunds are not granted for early release due to behavior choices. Drugs, alcohol, weapons and pets are prohibited at Camp Whitcomb/Mason.
Health, Safety and Security
Safety is the first priority at Camp. A trained and certified Health Coordinator is on site for the summer and staff members are trained in First Aid, CPR, Camp policies and health, safety and security procedures. Camp also has a storm shelter in the event of inclement weather. All medications your child needs will be kept by our health staff and distributed appropriately. All medications (prescriptions and over-the-counter) must be sent in the original containers.
Meals and Dietary Restrictions
Balanced meals are planned and served by the food service staff. Campers are served meals and will eat with their cohort in the dining hall or outside under their tent. Vegetarian meals are prepared for our vegetarian staff and campers. Please note: to help ensure that we are able to accommodate a camper’s dietary needs, please include information about food allergies or special dietary restrictions (including if the camper is a vegetarian) on the health form. Peanuts and other tree nuts are not used in any of our meals or desserts due to the high number of nut allergies. Please contact our camp office to discuss further dietary concerns or accommodations.
Cancellations, Refunds and Changes
All cancellations and request for changes must be made in writing. Refunds (minus non-refundable deposit) will be issued in the case of a death in the family or camper injury/illness when accompanied with a doctor’s excuse. Campers who are close contacts of a person with COVID-19 may be moved to a later session with no change fees.