Camp FAQs

Q:

Will campers be required to wear masks?

A.

Campers will be required to wear a mask or face shield during all indoor activities.

Q:

Do you require COVID-19 vaccinations

A.

All campers and staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19

Q:

What should my child bring to camp?

A.

Clothing for nine days: including clothes for both warm and cool weather. Personal hygiene items, towels (bath and beach) and a "special outfit" for the dance. A complete list will be provided with your acceptance letter.

Q:

Can campers attend a partial session?

A.

No.

Q:

Can parents visit the campers?

A.

We strongly advise against this. It encourages homesickness for all of the campers.

Q:

Can Campers attend more than one session?

A.

Yes, campers may attend a maximum of two sessions with one session break in between.

Q:

How long is each session?

A.

We have four 9-day sessions.

Q:

What is the daily schedule?

A.

8:00 - Arise
9:00 - Breakfast
10:00 to 12:30 - Morning activities
12:30 - Lunch
1:30 to 3:30 - Rest time
3:30 to 5:30 - Afternoon activities
5:30 - Dinner
6:30 to 9:30 - Evening activities

Q:

What types of activities do you have at Camp Grace Bentley?

A.

Swimming, team sports, dances, bonfires, talent shows, carnivals, various games, arts and crafts, indoor games and movie nights.

Q:

Are meals provided?

A.

We provide three meals per day.

Q:

What if my child becomes ill while at camp?

A.

We have an infirmary where campers with minor ailments can stay until they are feeling better. If the ailment is more serious, the parent will be called and the camper may have to return home.

Q:

Will my child be able to receive his medications while at camp?

A.

Yes. We have a health officer on-site who is certified to distribute medications. All medications must be in the original container with the child's name and doctor's orders on the label.

Q:

What other facilities does Camp Grace Bentley have?

A.

We have a lodge with a large screen TV, games, karaoke etc.. The campers use this for movie nights and rainy days. We have a hobby shop for arts and crafts projects and a recreation hall for plays, skits, talent shows and dances. We have a large dining hall where all meals are served. We have an in-ground pool with a hot tub and of course, Lake Huron.

Q:

Where do the campers shower?

A.

We have 2 shower houses. One for boys and the other for girls.

Q:

What is provided in each cabin?

A.

Each cabin has a single bed, dresser, and night stand per person. There is a bathroom with a toilet and sink.

Q:

Where do the campers sleep?

A.

Each camper is assigned a cabin. The counselor sleeps in the cabin with the campers.

Q:

Where is Camp Grace Bentley located?

A.

On Lake Huron in Burtchville, Michigan which is just north of Port Huron. About 90 minutes from Detroit.

Q:

What ages are the campers?

A.

The campers range in age from 7-16.

Q:

Is this a co-ed camp?

A.

Yes. We have 5 cabins for the girls on one side of the camp and 6 cabins for the boys on the other side.

Q:

What is the camper/counselor ratio?

A.

Each counselor is assigned no more than 3 campers per session.

Q:

What age are the counselors?

A.

The counselors must be at least 18 years old. We try to place college students who are studying to be teachers or special education teachers.

Q:

What types of children attend Camp Grace Bentley?

A.

Camp Grace Bentley serves a range of children with a variety of special needs. Many campers have cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, spina bifida. Campers must be able to function on a 3-1 camper- counselor ratio.

Q:

What types of children is Camp Grace Bentley unable to serve?

A.

The camper must be able to function on a 3-1 camper to counselor ratio.
Camp Grace Bentley can not serve children with severe behavioral or emotional problems.
The following conditions are ones that necessitate care which cannot be adequately handled by the camp health or counseling staff:
Suctioning, colostomy, tracheotomy, urostomy, gastronomy tubes, apnea, injections, ongoing oxygen, diabetes/insulin supported, ventilator dependency dicubitl
There are many other health conditions which will necessitate individual evaluation. Please provide as much information as possible so that our medical screening committee can evaluate the applicant.