Frequently Asked Questions
What should my camper bring?
Casual Camp Clothes
Night Clothes (pjs)
Bandana / Hat
Underwear and Socks
Light Jacket or Sweatshirt
Closed Toe Shoes
Bath and Beach Towels
Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Other needed toiletries
What should we leave at home?
Part of the joy of attending summer camp is to get away from all the things that overwhelm us on a daily basis. Therefore, please be aware that the following things will be confiscated upon arrival should you bring them. They will be returned when you depart Montgomery.
Gaming Systems and Electronics (of any kind)
Food, Snacks or Drinks
Alcohol or Drugs
Weapons or Knives (of any kind)
Jewelry / Valuables
What else do we need?
Pillow and Twin Sheets or Sleeping Bag
Notebook and Pen/ Pencil
Addressed Postcards and Stamps
Camera (not a phone with a camera)
Any pre-approved prescription medicines in their original packaging for our health care staff to manage
What time is arrival and departure?
Check-in is between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. When you arrive at Montgomery, leave your luggage in the car and follow the registration signs to our Lounge. You will be greeted by our staff and they will get escort you through the drop off process.
On closing day, parents, grandparents, friends and other special guests are welcome to join us in the dining hall for our Closing Celebration promptly at 4:00 p.m and will last approximately a half hour. You will get an opportunity to enjoy the songs we sang, energizers that we danced to, and the curriculum that your camper explored throughout their time here.
What is a typical day like at Montgomery?
While there are always surprises throughout the week at Montgomery, your camper can expect a typical day to look like this:
7:00 a.m. Rise and Shine
7:40 a.m. Morning Watch
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Cabin Cleanup
9:10 a.m. Morning Celebration
9:45 a.m. Activity Block 1
11:00 a.m. Activity Block 2
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Lunchtime Singing
1:30 p.m. FOB (bunk time)
3:15 p.m. Activity Block 3
4:15 p.m. Activity Block 4
5:00 p.m. Bible Study
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Activity Block 5
8:30 p.m. Activity Block 6 / Vespers
9:30 p.m. Vespers / In Cabin
10:00 p.m. Night Activity / Bed Time
Possible Activities Include:
Behind the Boat
Low Ropes Course
Arts and Crafts
Challenge Only Activities:
High Ropes Course
Can we make a roommate request?
We strongly discourage roommate requests at Montgomery. It is our philosophy that camp provides a unique opportunity for your camper to be in a fresh environment and to make new friends. If you feel that an exception is needed, you may request to be matched with one other camper. Because of the effect on other campers, we will not match up more than 2 youths in each cabin. Requests must be made when you register online.
What health information do you need about my camper?
Our camp healthcare staff are very invested in your camper's welfare. Your completion of the medical form will ensure that your camper is happy, healthy and has a wonderful safe experience. Without fail, your camper must have a completed form on file to be admitted to camp. If your child brings any medication to camp, it must be turned into camp health care staff upon arrival. All medication must be brought in the original packaging.
Should your child become ill or is injured while at camp, you will be notified by phone. We will have a health care provider on staff for all summer programs.
Mail, Email and Phone Call FAQs
Campers love to receive mail from home. We encourage parents to write early in the week (or even the previous week) to ensure on-time arrival. If mail arrives before a camper, we will hold it for the week your camper is here.
Mail should be addressed to:
Camper's Name, Camp Info
88 75th Street
Starke, FL 32091A
While care packages are welcomed, we strongly discourage sending food. However, if you do send candy, we simply ask that you send enough for the entire cabin.
If you prefer, you can email your camper through our parent communicator (info will be provided at registration). Emails will be printed at 2:00 p.m. each day. Please send plain text emails as campers will not be able to view greeting cards nor will they be able to send a reply via email. All mail is delivered each evening after worship, Monday -Thursday.
Please do not request that your camper call you while they are a camper at Montgomery. Cell phones are on our "do not pack" list above and will be confiscated and stored in the office until pick up on the last day of camp. We will contact you if there is a problem or concern with your camper. If there is an emergency, please call our office at (352) 473-4516. If it is after hours, please call the number on the voicemail.