Frequently Asked Questions

Everything You Need to Know


Can I Bring A Cell Phone?

We ask that Youth Campers (both Teen & Junior) leave their electronic devices at home.  If a camper comes to camp with any electronics we will hold their devices until the morning of their departure.  This includes, but is not limited to cell phones, computers, games, mp3 players.  (It's OK to bring a Camera)

How Do I Request A Bunk-Mate?

Fill in the name of the person you wish to room with on the registration form.  You may request two roommates.  We do our absolute best to make sure you get to room with your requested roommates.

What Type Of Training Do The Cabin Leaders Receive?

Our Cabin Leaders are very carefully selected and go through a very comprehensive training program before they ever are in front of any campers.  For specific questions, please feel free to reach out to us directly.

What If My Child Takes Medication?

All medications must be in their original prescription bottles and are required to be turned into the camp Health Officer upon arrival, who will then distribute them at the appropriate times.  Our Camp infirmary is sufficiently stocked to meet the general needs of headaches, coughs and scrapes.  If you have questions about a specific medical situation, please contact us directly.

What Are Your Cancellation and Refund Policies?

Lake Ellen Camp reserves the right to cancel any camp before the start date.  If cancellation should occur, campers will receive a full refund or a credit towards another camp program.  The registration deposit is non-refundable.
No refund will be made for dismissals due to disciplinary action, late arrival or early departure.

When Is Arrival and Departure For Summer Camp?

Check In: Check-In is from 2-4PM CST on Sunday

Check Out: Camp ends following the parent/camper closing rally which starts at 3 PM on Friday.  Parents are encouraged to attend and enjoy the closing ceremonies with their campers.  Before leaving, parents must check out with the Cabin Leader and sign the Camper Release form.

Early Check Out: Early check out will be severely limited for 2021 due to Health Restrictions.  Early check out is possible with prior notification and arrangements.  For further details contact the office directly.


Our Ranch Manager Chris Ann Edberg is available for Horsemanship Lessons.  If you have any specific questions, please contact her.

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