How do I register for camp?
Click on the Calendar button on the home page and follow the on-screen prompts. A Young Foundations ID number is required to register.
What if I don't have a YF ID number yet?
Click on the "Sign Up" button on the home page or go to youngfoundations.org and click the "Sign Up" link. Fill out and submit the on-line form. You will receive an e-mail shortly after that with your YF number. Return to stillwaterscamp.org and click on the "Calendar" button.
How do I know my registration is confirmed?
At the end of the on-line registration process, you will receive a confirmation of registration and can print your receipt. You will also receive a confirmation e-mail.
Can I attend all camps in my age group?
Because of a limited number of openings, you can only register for one camp per year. You will be given an opportunity during the on-line registration process to be placed on a waiting list for future camps.
Who will be allowed to attend camp?
Only those who have registered may attend camp. Parents, siblings, friends, or other non-registered guests will not be permitted to attend any portion of the camp.
How old will the attendees be?
Ages will vary. The age range of each camp will be announced with the announcement of the camp.
Do boys and girls attend the same camps?
Yes. The girls' living quarters and the boys' living quarters are in different areas of the campground. All living quarters are chaperoned. The sister chaperones stay in the living quarters with the girls, and the brother chaperones stay in the living quarters with the boys. Boys cannot go in the girls' living quarters and girls are not allowed in the boys' living quarters. Boundary lines during showers and after lights-out are supervised and rules are strictly enforced. Campers are closely watched and all behavior is monitored. Inappropriate behavior and displays of affection between boys and girls are not tolerated.
Who will chaperone the youth?
Young Foundations, under the leadership of Brother Joseph, will choose all counselors, chaperones, drivers, speakers, and other special guests. If you are interested in volunteering, you can return to the home page and click the "Volunteer" button.
How will transportation work?
Older campers, who are able to drive themselves to camp, will be given a parking spot on the campground. Campers will not be permitted to leave the campground at any time. Those arriving by plane and need shuttle service should advise Young Foundations' staff at firstname.lastname@example.org of their scheduled arrival time as soon as possible. We will pick up campers at the airport at pre-designated times only. If the camper's flight does not coincide with our pickup times, the camper will be responsible for arranging transportation from the airport to the campgrounds.
We will pick up/drop off at Standiford Field in Louisville, Kentucky, at the following times only if requested. Please call 812-256-1177, ext. 558, to request and reserve your seat on the Still Waters Shuttle.
Monday's Pick Up:
11 am EDT at Standiford Field, Louisville, Kentucky
2 pm EDT at Standiford Field, Louisville, Kentucky
Friday's Drop Off:
5 pm EDT at Standiford Field, Louisville, Kentucky
I will be driving my child to camp from out of town. What should I do?
You can drop off your child at the camp during the registration time frame. If you need help finding a local hotel to stay at, we would be more than happy to assist you in finding accommodations. Just send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Can I expect to hear from my child during the camp?
Probably not. Guests will be having so much fun that they probably won't have time to call! We do not allow cell phones at camp, so any call must be made from the camp office. If your child gets homesick, except for extreme circumstances, we will discourage a phone call home; oftentimes, it will make it worse. We will do all we can to encourage your child to stay at camp. Your child will have access to a phone in an emergency. If you must contact your child, you can contact the camp office at 812-889-3750. This number is only available during camp. If you need information prior to camp, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should we pack?
One duffle or suitcase 28" x 21" (maximum size)
Change of clothing for each day plus clothes for worship service. (We do not provide laundry service.)
"Play" clothes for every day
MP3 player with the Bible, Message and Christian music only
Small book light
Camera (No cell phone cameras)
Casual clothing for worship services (See FAQ - "How Should We Dress")
Light jacket for cool mornings and evenings
Sneakers (shoes to "play" in)
Shoes for church
Water shoes for beach
Flip-flops for the shower
Toiletries (Shampoo and shower soap are provided)
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Swimsuit (See FAQ - "How Should We Dress")
Hair towel (Bath towels and cloths are provided)
A little cash for snacks and drinks in vending machines
Snacks (no peanut products)
Extra pillow, blanket, or sleeping bag (We supply a pillow and a blanket)
***You may want to label your clothing and belongings.
What should we NOT bring to camp?
We suggest campers not bring expensive clothing or expensive items to camp.
Cell phones are not permitted. (strictly enforced)
No device that can access the internet.
Why can't my child bring a cell phone?
Cell phones can be very distracting and interruptive during activities. We find that most campers actually appreciate the "vacation" from their phones! Most of our staff carries their cell phones for emergencies. Your child will have access to a phone if a need arises.
How should we dress?
"He's got to be Lord over your dressing too." Brother Branham, 59-1128, Door To The Heart
We all desire to please God and strive to keep His Word. In keeping with God’s Word, we have set a very strict dress code. We have lots of fun things that you’re going to want to do, such as: canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, bike riding, volleyball, swimming, go-karting, paintball, and jet skiing! Please choose your clothing prayerfully and bring modest clothing appropriate for all activities.
Since you’re going to be so active, your skirts should be longer and looser and your necklines higher and shirttails longer than what you may wear for your daily activities at home. Splits in skirts must be way below the knee. Please bring at least three, ankle-length, denim skirts for activities that are very full in the hips and the legs-- not too straight and/or restrictive. Your skirt should allow you to climb in and out of boats, ride a bicycle, and sit astride a jet ski – modestly, with your knees easily covered. Here is an example of a good camp skirt. If you play paint ball, you’ll be running, climbing towers, jumping over and diving in bunkers, and dodging paint balls! So, remember also to bring a skirt that can get paint splattered!
Here is a list of some acceptable/not acceptable clothing:
- No fitted or semi-fitted tee shirts. Tees should be loose fitting. No tight-fighting or cropped tie cardigans. Brother Branham said women wearing tight clothing looked like a “skinned wiener”, so, of course, tight-fitting clothing is not allowed.
- Sleeveless and cap-sleeved shirts cannot be worn as a top layer. This sleeve is too short. The sleeves of your top layer shirt should be about the length of a regular camp tee shirt sleeve – on average, 8 inches (outer arm) and 3 inches or more (under arm) or about midway between your elbow and shoulder. This is a good sleeve length.
- Skimpy undershirts and tank tops should not be seen through your top layer shirt. If your base layer/undershirt shows through, it must be modest and provide good coverage. A cap-sleeved, high crew-neck tee works best as a base layer. Here is an example of a base layer shirt that gives good coverage and works well for most people.
- No lace.
- No graphic tees (shirts with pictures and writing on them) at all except for Young Foundations, Still Waters, and your church camp tee shirts.
- No leggings.
- Please, do not bring your jewelry to camp. We’ll keep you on schedule, so you won’t need to wear a watch.
- No pajamas. You’ll be sleeping in a tent with other girls. Please bring a comfy (knit) skirt and T-shirt or a modest, below-knee-length gown for sleeping attire. Bring a modest, below-knee-length robe for walking outside between your sleeping quarters and the washroom. When asked about pajamas, Brother Branham told us this:
"I'm just going to let you do the deciding of that. You shouldn't be parading around before people with them on; I--I know that. So that way it would be, but in the--in going to bed I--I--I don't know. I'm going to have to back up on that one too. I told you I'd be honest if I didn't know. I'm not going to put my own thought about it (All right.), unless you want my own thought. If you want that, I will tell you. See? Now remember, it isn't it--it--this--this could be a million miles wrong. I think it'd look nice to have a nightgown on. But--but if you--but if you... But that's just up to you. Now, I can't--I can't tell you that, 'cause I couldn't back it up. Now, that's--that's--that's me, not Him, remember. See?" Brother Branham, 64-0830M Questions and Answers #3
Modest swim dresses, which we provide, will be required for all the sisters who want to swim in our private beach area. The dress will be worn over your swimsuit. The swim dress can only be worn in the water and at the beach during designated girls' swim sessions. Girls will have to change back in to their regular clothes when their swim session is over. There will be no exceptions to these rules.
The sister chaperones are on hand to help you protect your modesty while you're here. If you have a question about a certain garment, please feel free to ask the sister chaperones if the clothing is appropriate. If at any time the chaperones determine that your clothing is inappropriate for an activity, a change of clothing will be required. If you cannot perform a specific activity in a modest fashion, you will not be permitted to participate in that activity. We will have extra shirts and skirts on hand if needed.
We expect our young men to bring only clothing that is becoming to sons of God. Please do not bring any jewelry (bracelets, necklaces, etc.) Graphic tees (tees with pictures and/or writing) cannot be worn at all except for Young Foundations, Still Waters, or your church camp shirts. All shirts should have sleeves - no tank tops or muscle shirts. And, shirttails must be long enough to cover you when playing volleyball or paintball. Please do not bring saggy jeans or short pants. Don't forget to bring pajamas. You will have to walk outside of your sleeping quarters to use the washroom.
The boys should bring swim shorts. They will have to change back in to long pants and a shirt when their swim session is over. There will be no exceptions to these rules.
If at any time, our chaperones feel that an article of clothing is inappropriate, a change of clothing will be required.
For worship services, casual clothing is acceptable (khakis and nice denim), but, please, no shirts or jackets with any writing or graphics on them. Any Young Foundations or Still Waters shirts are acceptable, excluding the paintball shirt.
"God don't like compromisers. God don't want His Church to look like the world. He don't want it to act like the world. He doesn't want to have anything to do with the world, only to preach the Gospel to the world and to call those forth." Brother Branham, 60-0607 Hearing, Receiving, And Acting
How will the swimming activities be conducted?
During scheduled swim times, all males and females will be completely and totally segregated. During scheduled swim times, all opposite genders (including all staff) will be busy participating in other activities in the game area of the camp which is located in a secluded wooded area on the opposite side of the campground. Boundary line rules will be strictly enforced during swim times. Camp staff will closely guard and patrol all boundaries to ensure complete privacy for the swimmers.
Male lifeguards will be on duty when the boys swim, and female lifeguards will be on duty when the girls swim.
All campers participating in aquatic activities such as canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, and swimming will be required to wear a life vest.
What about meals?
We will provide breakfast, lunch, and supper (when applicable.) Drinks are included with meals and free bottled water is available and encouraged at all times. You are permitted to send snacks if you like, but we ask that you do not send any peanut products as many people are allergic to peanuts. Your child may want to purchase snacks, soft drinks, and/or sports drinks from our vending machines.
What if my child has food allergies?
All food allergies must be noted on the Health History form which you will submit in advance. We will do everything we can to accommodate your child's needs. Our Health Supervisor may need to contact you before the camp starts.
My child requires medications. Can he still go to camp?
Most likely, yes. Our Health Supervisor will review your child's Medical History form which you will fill out during the online registration process.
The age of the child and the type of medications will be taken into consideration.
All campers who require daily medications should bring their medications in the original containers.
Please put medication bottles in a Ziploc bag and write your child's name on the bag.
Please do not pack the medications in your child's suitcase as medications will be reviewed by the Health Supervisor at check-in.
Again, the Health Supervisor may need to call you for further information.
What if my child is injured or becomes sick during a camp session?
Each camper is required to have provided a signed medical release and waiver prior to camp. If your child gets sick or injured, we will make every effort to contact you or the designated emergency contact person as soon as possible. Our Health Supervisor is a trained paramedic. He will assess your child's condition and make a decision as to how to proceed. Our local EMS and hospital will be on call during all camp sessions. If necessary, we will transport or have your child transported to an appropriate medical facility. The closest medical facility is less than 15 minutes from the campground. Parents will be responsible for any and all fees associated with any required medical treatments.
What if we have to cancel?
If you have to cancel, please email email@example.com as soon as possible.