Frequently Asked Questions

We know that planning to send a child or children to camp can be a lot to think about about. So we've tried to make it a little easier on you and your family by answering some of the most Frequently Asked Questions in order to offer clarity and peace of mind! 

  • What are the Grade Ranges for Camp?

    All camps are based on RISING grades

    Rising 4th and 5th grade

    Rising 6th-8th

    Rising 9th- 12th grade

  • When does REgistration open and Close?

    You can start registering your campers on February 1, 2024!  Registration will close two weeks before camp check-in day or when the camp is full. 

  • How much does Camp Registration Cost?

    4th & 5th grade camp - $200

    6th-8th grade camp - $275

    9th- 12th grad camp - $275


    You must pay the $75.00 deposit up front to secure your camper’s spot. Once this is paid, you can use a personal payment plan that fits your needs. All payments for camp must be PAID IN FULL 2 weeks before check-in. We accept Visa, Discover, and MasterCard and check. You can mail a check to: 244 Williams Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948.

  • What is the cancellation Policy?

    If a conflict arises 30 days before your child’s camp we can provide a full refund, less the security deposit. However, if your cancellation is in less than 30 days prior to camp, and we cannot secure an alternate camper, we cannot guarantee a refund. 

  • Can my rising 6th grader attend the younger camp?

    We understand that some 6th graders are young and may not be ready for the full week of camp with older students. However, 4th and 5th grade camp is a much smaller camp, meaning that space is limited. So you can make your request but the accommodation is a case by case basis, left to the discretion of the Camp Leadership Team.

  • Can I request a cabin or cabin mate?

    You can make a request, but assignments are not guaranteed. Our highest priority for our campers is safety. Therefore, we consider a number of factors when we are making assignments like the ratio of campers to counselors, the social dynamics in a cabin, first time campers, ect. We want every camper to have the best time possible at camp and do what we can to make things work. But we also ask for your camper to keep an open heart about their assignments, especially if they are a returning camper. Perhaps this year the Lord wants them to branch out, meet someone new, be friends with someone they wouldn't meet if they were with their usual friends. This is a great opportunity for growth by trusting Jesus with their placement! So you are free to ask and explain the request, but please understand that the placement will be left to the discernment of the camp leadership staff.

  • Can I visit while my child is at camp?/ can my child leave campus to attend an appointment?

    No. One of our greatest goals of camp is to provide a safe, controlled environment for our campers. Therefore Camp Emmanuel is a residential closed campus. To ensure the safety of our campers, during their stay the campus and the shared church facility will be closed to outside people. Out of respect for camp logistics and in support of your child’s camp experience, please make other arrangements for appointments, games, etc.

    *You can consider signing up to volunteer at some point during their week. Volunteerism is a behind the scenes job where you will get to see your camper from a distance (kitchen service line, on the field while you set up, etc.) while serving ALL of the campers. However, we strongly encourage you to consider if your child struggles with homesickness, will your presence cause them to want to leave camp and go home? As we train our staff, homesickness is real and it is contagious. So please be mindful of what is good for your camper and other campers.

    All volunteers are required to sign up and pass a background check. Visit the summer staff and volunteers section to learn more and register. 

  • Can My Child bring their phone or gaming device to camp? 

    Camp Emmanuel is a DEVICE FREE CAMPUS.

    We believe that our world is full of noise and chaos, this includes the activity on our smart phones and gaming devices. We want for all of our campers to have the opportunity to decompress from the over stimulation of devices, remove the temptations of disengaging, and INSTEAD, embrace the moment and be present with those the Lord has surrounded them with! We are intentional in planning a week for campers that is fun and deep! We want them to receive all that God has for them and none of it requires their phones!


    You will receive the contact information the Camp Director, Pastor and office. If there is an emergency, you can call those numbers and the staff will direct your information or get your camper in touch with you.

    We know in a day and age of constant communication, it is so hard to imagine not being connected for a week, but we encourage you to trust the process! Our Tech Specialist will try to provide Facebook and Insta updates and we will certainly have your child touch base if there is a need. 

  • What if my child has food or other allergies?

    When completing your child’s registration there is a place to note all allergies. Please fill this out completely. This information is shared with the nurses and the kitchen director, regarding all food allergies. The meals will be planned with food allergies in mind. There will be adjustments/ alternatives offered based on what is on file. If your child has any type of severe allergy, please contact the Camp Administrator at 252-441-6592 or

  • What Should I Pack?

    • Clothing for the week.
    • Pajamas
    • Tennis shoes/ flip-flops (sandals)
    • Toiletries
    • Twin Sheets/blankets (or sleeping bag)
    • Pillow
    • Towels/washcloths
    • Beach towel/Sunscreen
    • Bathing suit
    • Bible
    • Any medications needed---must be in original prescription package

    A more comprehensive list will be sent out to your email address as camp gets near!