Frequently Asked Questions
We get asked all kinds of questions about how our Day Camps work. Below are the answers to most questions we typically get from parents, grandparents and friends about TLC Day Camps. If you can't find what you are looking for, contact us or call 218.543.4565.
How do we send medications for campers?
Please check in all medications at check-in on Monday. Make sure they are in a ziplock bag, labeled clearly and in the original bottle.
How does TLC Day Camp deal with allergies?
We provide alternative snacks for campers that have food restrictions. TLC Day Camps strives to always be peanut free, and asks parents to not pack peanut products in their lunches.
What should my camper bring to camp each day?
- Swimsuit (modest one piece for girls)
- Plastic bag for wet clothes
- Extra change of clothes
- Shoes that can get wet for water games
- Tennis shoes (for all activities)
- Water bottle
- A safe lunch- Lunches will be kept inside, but will not be in refrigerators. Please do not pack peanut products in your camper’s lunches.
What should my campers wear to camp?
We recommend that you send your camper to Day Camp in clothes that can get dirty. Remember this is a summer camp environment, and there will be activities where your camper may get wet or dirty. Your camper should be in summer attire and no flip-flops.
What will my campers spiritual experience look like?
The mission of Trout Lake Camps is to create life-impacting experiences that enable young people to know and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. We will openly share Biblical truths from God's Word every day at camp through teaching, worship, music, prayer and cabin groups. However, we respect each individual camper’s right to make their own decision regarding important spiritual matters. Every staff member is a follower of Christ and will do their best to model Jesus-like character while sharing their faith.
Why do you require I.D. to pick up campers every day?
We require I.D. everyday by every person picking up campers to insure each camper is picked up by an authorized person. Thank you for your understanding as we work to keep your campers safe.
What is TLC Day Camps Cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel your registration, please contact us quickly since many of our camps are full and have campers on a wait list. Keep in mind there is a $25 non- refundable fee with your registration.
How are your staff selected and trained?
Trout staff members are chosen on the basis of their maturity, character, ability to connect with campers, and their personal commitment to Jesus. Each potential staff member must complete an extensive application process that includes three references, a thorough interview, and, if over 18, a criminal background check. Staff under 18 years of age have a slightly different process. All camp staff members also take part in an intensive training program that prepares them for keeping campers safe, making sure our campers have a great time, and learning to properly and effectively share their faith.
This training process requires all Trout staff to go through the MinistrySafe program. This program includes videos and a test on how to recognize patterns in those that would want to harm kids. We also dedicate a significant portion of our onsite staff training on the subject of keeping campers safe throughout our summer. (The only exception for MinistrySafe training is our high school-aged volunteer staff members. This topic is approached during their onsite staff training sessions.)
Do you run background checks on all staff?
Yes, all of our year round staff, summer staff, and volunteers 18 and older have background checks run on them. We use First Advantage Screen.
Do you require volunteers from the host church to have a background check?
Yes, all volunteers 18 and older have background checks run on them. We use First Advantage Screen.
Contact us to set up a Day Camp today!