How long are camp sessions?
Camp Sessions are a week long. Campers arrive on Sunday afternoon and leave on Saturday morning.
We do offer several Mini-Chico sessions for younger campers, which are basically half a week. (Please see the Session Information page to learn more about Mini-Chico sessions.)
How old are campers?
Campers must have finished Kindergarten to begin coming to camp. Chico campers are ages 6-8. Mainside campers must have finished 3rd grade. Mainside campers are ages 9-15. Campers that have finished 10th grade can choose to try out for our Leader program.
How are campers grouped?
Chico campers, ages 6-8, are grouped into four cabins that hold eight to ten campers each.
Mainside campers are grouped according to age. There are three girl's huts, and three boy's huts on Mainside, each holding 32 campers.
How are staff chosen?
Camp Winnataska takes its role as the caretaker of children very seriously. Staff members are selected for their maturity, experience dealing with children, selflessness, and Christian outlook. A great deal of our staff members have attended Winnataska for years and went through our training programs, so staff members are known very well by camp leadership. All staff members undergo background screenings and random drug testing, as well as thorough training in emergency procedures, child development, behavior management, and how to prevent common camper issues, such as homesickness.
Registration is set to open on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 6 am cst. Sessions fill up quickly, so do not hesitate to register your child.
When does registration open?
That's a great question! Camp's physical address is Pell City, AL.
Camp is about 15 minutes off of I-20 east of Birmingham. Camp is about 45 minutes from most places in Birmingham, and about 2 hours and 30 minutes from Atlanta.
where exactly is camp WINNATASKA located?
When registering a camper, you will need to enter basic information, such as age and grade. You will also need family information, such as emergency phone numbers. To secure your child's spot, a nonrefundable deposit is required. The registration system will allow for credit/debit card payment and you may also mail camp a check. Information about immunizations and medications is entered in the registration system closer to camp.
WHAT is needed to register a camper?
Unfortunately, many of our sessions fill up rather quickly. If you wish to be put on the waiting list, please email the registrar. She will contact you should a space become available.
How does the wait list work?
IS CAMP AFFILIATED WITH A CHURCH DENOMINATION?
Camp Winnataska is a non-denominational Christian camp. We welcome campers from all backgrounds and denominations.