Going to camp is exciting for campers, and can leave a lot of questions for parents. We want your camper’s experience at Presbytery Point to be the best it can be. To make sure you and your camper are ready for camp, we’ll send you a Parent/Camper Handbook by email, usually 1 month before your session begins. In the meantime, you’re welcome to read through some of the most frequently asked questions below, which should help make sure that you’re ready! If you’re wondering about something that isn’t listed here, please let us know and we’ll get you an answer as soon as possible.

What does a typical day look like?

Presbytery Point’s day is pretty full - we only get one week to have fun with your camper, so we pack everything in! Below is a typical day at one of our youth camps (family camps and elementary camps can vary):

8:00am Wake-up
8:30am Breakfast
9:30am Cabin Clean-up/Flag-Pole
10:00am Morning Worship & Morning Watch
11:00am Small Group Discussions & Morning Rotations (Field Games, Arts & Crafts…)
12:30pm Lunch & Announcements
1:15pm FOB (Rest Hour)
2:15pm Camp Store
2:45pm Swim Time and Choice Time
5:00pm Shower Hour
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Evening Program
8:00pm Vespers & Campfire
10:00pm Lights Out (somewhat earlier for younger campers)

Where do campers sleep?

Campers at our youth camps sleep in one of Presbytery Point’s cabins, which can each host 8 campers and 2 staff per side (east & west sides of each cabin.) They are fully contained buildings with walls, doors, screened windows and 4 sets of bunks with mattresses. The bathhouse’s are a short walk away from our cabins.

What type of activities do you do at camp?

Presbytery Point is a "traditional" summer camp. That means that we focus heavily on time-tested camp activities like fishing, waterfront & boating, arts & crafts, field games, basketball, beach volleyball, Gaga Ball, talent nights, capture the flag, and hiking up to Mt. Baldy. We also have the Old Lodge for rainy days, hang out time, and ping-pong. The costs for all of our activities are included in your camp fees.

Does my camper need to take a swim test?

All campers and staff are required to perform a swim test if they want to swim or boat at camp. This is not just to help them decide where to swim safely, but also to provide our lifeguarding staff with a general idea of how many campers will be using which parts of our waterfront facilities.

Those who pass our swim test (swim unassisted and tread water for 2 minutes) are able to swim in the deep end of our waterfront area without a lifejacket. Any time there are campers at the waterfront, Presbytery Point has qualified and trained lifeguards present to make sure that they are safe.

Do you have medical staff at Camp?

Presbytery Point has a health officer at every camp session. Our summer staff is fully trained in CPR, First Aid, and AED.

Camp is close to local walk-in clinics and pharmacies, and is a short drive to the nearest hospital in Ishpeming (20 minutes). In the case where campers need care that cannot be provided at Presbytery Point, we have procedures in place to ensure immediate and effective care and parent/guardian’s will be notified immediately.

How can I stay in touch with my camper?

Programs, activities, and getting to know new friends all take a lot of time and work, and we want our campers focused on having fun! Please only call camp for emergencies. It is a special treat for campers to receive "snail mail", so we always encourage that! As our sessions are at most -a week long, we suggest that you may want to send a letter the week before they leave for camp, so that it arrives in time. You can also leave "mail" with us on the first day for us to deliver to your camper on specific days. Please clearly label the mail with your camper's name and session (ex: John Smith, Junior High Camp).

Another option is to send an email to your camper. You can email them at director@presbyterypoint.org, and we'll deliver the printed email to them at meal time. Please note that campers cannot reply to emails, and we don't recommend sending more than 2-3 emails during the week, as this can cause homesickness at times for campers.