Camp Squanto Information
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We seek to foster relationships where campers are built up by staff and by each other. All this happens through games, events, and discussions. Some of the activities offered are -
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Registration for incoming campers begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday. (Pathfinders begin at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, and Trailblazer Mini B begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday.)
Registration parking will not be available before 1:00 pm.
The Camp Squanto grounds are closed until 2:30pm, but there is plenty to do and see down the road at Mayflower, so come early and enjoy a day on the beach or an ice cream cone at the Snack Shack.
Upon arrival, please park in the Mayflower Chapel parking lot and your camper’s gear will be shuttled up the road to Camp Squanto. During registration, you will check in your camper to get their cabin assignment and then check in with the Camp Nurse.
LATE ARRIVALS: We highly encourage that campers attend the entire duration of their camp program. The programs are designed to build upon what the campers are learning throughout the week. Arriving late may result in them missing out from important events or activities. We do understand that these arrangements may be necessary. If you need to schedule a late arrival, please contact us to schedule your arrival time at 603.352.0443.
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If your camper is attending BOTH Trailblazer sessions or BOTH Junior High sessions, then they have the option to stay overnight on Saturday in between sessions. We will provide meals, lodging, laundry service, and fun staff supervision for $75.
Simply choose "Trailblazer Overnight 2019" or "Junior High Overnight 2019".
If you have already registered and need to add the Overnight session, simply log back into your registration account here. Under "Camp Squanto 2019", choose "View registration details". Then choose "Add camper, sessions, options." You will then be able to add another session for your camper.
Bullying is when one or more people exclude, tease, taunt, gossip, hit, kick or put down another person with the intent to hurt another. Camp Squanto does not tolerate bullying of any kind. We do our very best to prevent bullying from happening, but in the case that it does occur, any camper involved in bullying another camper will be removed from camp. The camper’s parent/legal guardian will be responsible for picking up the camper within an appropriate time frame of the decision to dismiss the child from camp. Refunds will not be given for any camper who is sent home/removed from the program early for disciplinary reasons.
Campers are limited to $4.00/day for candy and beverages, but other purchases may be made throughout the week (i.e. t-shirts, sweatshirts, frisbees, water bottles, etc.). Spending money is deposited into a Camp Store account and works as a debit account for all purchases. If you deposited money online with your registration, your camper’s account already has money in it! If you didn’t deposit money online with your registration, then come to the Pavilion on check-in day to deposit money into your camper’s account. Please let us know if you’d like your camper’s store change to be refunded or given to the mission project.
If you need to cancel your camper’s registration, please note that NO cancellations will be taken by phone, only through e-mail or written letter.
All paid fees, excluding the $75 registration fee, will be returned if notification is postmarked at least 14 days prior to the first day of camp.
One half of all paid fees, excluding the $75 registration fee, will be returned if notification is postmarked less than 14 days before the start of camp.
There is no refund for cancellations received on the first day of camp, if a camper is a “no-show”, or if a camper leaves during the session.
Campers at least 8 years old may have the opportunity to experience the Climbing Wall. Campers at least 10 years old may have the chance to ride the Zipline.
Participation must be approved by a parent/legal guardian by signing the Liability Waiver as part of the online registration process.
Please address camper mail as follows: Camper Name/Camp Squanto/156 West Shore Road/Swanzey, NH 03446.
You can leave packages with the Camp Squanto staff at Check-In at the Pavilion as well. We will make sure they are delivered to your camper during the week. It is helpful if you specify which day you would like your camper to receive them.
Campers can mail letters home. Stamps and postcards are sold in the Camp Store.
Please note: we are no longer using Bunk Notes.
Phone Use: The telephone at Camp Squanto is for business & emergency use only. Campers are not allowed to use the phone. Camper cell phones are not allowed at Camp Squanto and will be confiscated and held until departure day.
Campers must be checked out at the Camp Pavilion promptly at 10:00 am on Saturday. For our campers’ safety, we will check Photo IDs, so please make sure that whoever is picking up your child is prepared to show their photo ID. There will be a $25/hour charge for any camper who has not been checked out by 10:45 am. Your camper will be released from their cabin only once you’ve checked them out and have verification to give to their counselor. You will be able to pick up your camper’s belongings at their cabin.
Trailblazer Mini A - Check Out is at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 3
EARLY PICK-UP: We highly encourage that campers attend the entire duration of their camp program. The programs are designed to build upon what the campers are learning throughout the week. Departing early may result in them missing out from important events or activities. We do understand that these arrangements may be necessary. If you need to schedule an early departure, please contact us to schedule your pick up time at 603.352.0443. (Camp fees will not be pro-rated.)
Camp Squanto will try to accommodate your camper’s dietary allergies.
Peanuts/Tree Nuts: Our kitchen does not use or serve peanuts or tree nuts, but we cannot guarantee that our products have not been processed in a facility with nuts.
Shellfish: Our kitchen does not use or serve any type of shellfish.
Gluten: We can accommodate a gluten free diet, but we are not a certified gluten-free kitchen.
Dairy: We can accommodate a dairy free diet. We can provide Lactaid as a dairy alternative.
Vegetarian: We can accommodate a vegetarian diet by offering either a vegetarian option or salad bar.
If your camper requires accommodations not listed above (for example - if your camper is celiac and requires a strict gluten free diet), you can provide pre-prepared food for your camper and our kitchen staff will be happy to store and serve it.
While dietary allergies are requested as part of the registration process, please inform us of any changes between the dates you submitted your registration and the date of attendance.
Early Bird - Pay entire camp fee by March 1st (postmarked) and receive $25 off.
(Pathfinders and Mini Weeks will receive $15 off.)
Bring a Friend - Families who bring a new camper to Squanto are eligible for a referral
discount of $25. New campers will acknowledge the referring camper
and we will mail you a check. The referring camper must have
previously attended Camp Squanto.
(Pathfinders and Mini Weeks will receive $15 off.)
New Camper - If this is your first time attending Squanto, you will receive $25 off.
(Pathfinders and Mini Weeks will receive $15 off.)
Family Pack - Families with 2 or more children attending camp can save! First child pays full price and any additional child will receive a $25 discount.
(Pathfinders & Mini Weeks will receive $15 off.)
Financial Assistance - If you need financial assistance, please contact us at 603.352.0443 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is our desire that Camp Squanto be a place where campers can escape distractions during their stay, a place where they focus their eyes and hearts on a relationship with Jesus. The intent is to not bring attention to how one looks, but to highlight our walk of faith, love, and pursuit of Jesus. Therefore, Campers and Staff are required to adhere to the Camp Dress Code:
Girl swimsuits should be a one-piece, a tankini, or a modest two-piece. (i.e. no string bikinis)
Boy swimsuits must be swim trunks (no speedo style) and reach below fingertips when standing.
Shorts, dresses, skirts should be modest in length and appropriate for camp activities.
Undergarments should never be visible including underwear/boxers.
No belly shirts, crop tops, or low cut tops.
No see through clothing or pants/shorts with holes above the mid-thigh.
No clothing with reference to any type of alcoholic beverage, illegal substance, drugs, swear words, indecent or sexually suggestive subjects.
Note: Camp Squanto Directors & Staff reserve the right to ask anyone on the camp property to change clothing that is deemed inappropriate for camp.
You will fill out the Camper Health and Release form when you register online. In addition to the form submitted online, Camp Squanto requires a physical form signed by their doctor and a copy of their immunization records. Campers are required to have a complete physical within 24 months of the start of camp.
If your camper is exempt from receiving immunizations, please contact Camp Squanto and provide us with a copy of the immunization exemption form provided by the state of residence.
A standard school/sports/camp form from your child’s physician is acceptable. If your doctor doesn't have a standard camp form, please use this form.
Any changes to the camper’s health between the date the health forms are submitted and the date of attendance must be communicated to Camp Squanto. No camper will be allowed to stay at camp without a completed Doctor's Form & Immunizations on file. (Nurse practitioner or physician assistant signatures are acceptable).
Send in your Doctor's Health Form & Immunizations by one of the following methods:
Mail to Camp Squanto Nurse at 220 West Shore Road, Swanzey, NH 03446
Fax to Camp Squanto Nurse at 603.357.7660
Scan and email to email@example.com
Upload your completed forms by logging back into your account and using the "Upload Documents" section. We will only accept copies that have been scanned in.
MEDICATIONS: All medications must be turned in to the Camp Nurse at check-in for the protection of your child and all other campers. All medications must be in original containers labeled with camper’s name, medication name, dosage, and frequency. Please be aware that we cannot accept medications with someone else’s name. All vitamins for your camper, unless they are prescribed by a physician, should be left at home. Camp Squanto has a supply of over the counter medicines, such as Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, Pepto Bismol, etc. which the nurse has standing orders to dispense as needed, so please do not send these along with your camper.
If your camper has their own car and needs to drive themselves to camp, they will be provided a parking pass for their stay. The camper must provide their keys to the parking attendant and place their parking pass on their dashboard. The keys collected by the parking attendant will be provided to the Camp Squanto Director and returned to the camper at check-out.
LIT Application Process
Complete the LIT application form found HERE.
We require that you submit three (3) reference forms to be considered into the program. Download reference form here.
Once all materials are received, you will hear from camp regarding admission in the program as space is limited.
If accepted into the program, you will receive further instructions for registration.
All medications must be turned in to the Camp Nurse at check-in for the protection of your child and all other campers. All medications must be in original containers labeled with camper’s name, medication name, dosage, and frequency. Please be aware that we cannot accept medications with someone else’s name. All vitamins for your camper, unless they are prescribed by a physician, should be left home. Camp Squanto has a supply of over the counter medicines, such as Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, Pepto Bismol, etc. which the nurse has standing orders to dispense as needed, so please do not send these along with your camper.
Mission projects are a big part of Camp Squanto. Campers are given opportunities throughout the week to learn about the summer’s mission project and are invited to share in the project through a missions offering. Campers may choose to donate from their store accounts. Please help your camper to understand that all mission offerings are donated and not required. You have the option to have your camper’s store account’s remaining balance donated to the mission fund.
A non refundable deposit of $75 is due at the time of registration. All final payments are due by June 1st. If final payment is not received by June 1st, your space may be offered to a camper on the waiting list. You can log into your account to pay by credit card or mail a check to Camp Squanto/220 West Shore Road/Swanzey, NH 03446.
To help ensure the safety of everyone at camp, and allow for a healthy camp experience we ask that the items listed below under "What to Leave" be left at home. If any of these items are discovered during the week they will be taken and secured by staff and can be picked up in the office at the end of the week. If alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, fireworks, knives or firearms are found campers will immediately be sent home, and proper legal action may be taken.
What to Bring
Camp Squanto provides a safe place for kids and youth from all walks of life. It is our desire to maintain a modest, friendly camp environment where clothes are not a distraction. With this in mind, please assist your camper in packing. Be sure that everything is marked with your camper’s name – and always check the lost & found on Saturday before you leave!
sleeping bag or sheets and blanket & pillow
personal items (toiletries)
long sleeved shirts and pants*
socks and underwear
sneakers and beach sandals
jacket or hooded sweatshirt
rain gear (a poncho works great)
What to leave
personal electronics (including iPads and tablets)
knives (yes even pocket knives)
tobacco, vapes, juuls, e-cigarettes
inappropriate reading materials
firearms and fireworks