FAQs

General Camp Questions:

What are the ages for Radius Camp?
Rising 7th graders (i.e. Graduated 6th graders) through graduated high school seniors.

How much does it cost?
That depends on when your group is registered.  Our Early Registration deadline is February 1, 2017 and earns you the discounted rate of $235 per participant. After that date, the rate is $265. Our entire financial policy is outlined in the Youth Group Agreement.

More financial FAQs can be found below under the section “Financial Policy.”

Where do we stay?
Students, leaders, and Radius Camp staff stay overnight at a host church or school. All participants sleep in Sunday School classrooms or something similar, and everyone is encouraged to bring twin-sized air mattresses. Depending on our host accommodations, your group may be lodging with leaders and students from other churches.

Are showers provided?
Showers are provided, and accommodations range from private showers in locker rooms, mobile shower units, and YMCA facilities. All shower accommodations at Radius Camp are one-stall, private units.

How many adults should we bring?
We require groups to bring 1 adult for every 6 students. If you bring both boys and girls you need to provide at least 1 adult of each gender.

Can Radius accommodate a student with special needs?
We will do our best to work with our staff and facility staff to make the necessary accommodations for students with special needs. For details, email director@theradiusgroup.org.

Who will be the camp pastor and worship leader/band at the location my group will be attending?
A list of camp pastors and worship leaders will be released as soon as they are confirmed. Here is a list of bands and speakers we have worked with in the past:

Bands:  Jordan Anderson, The Illumination Project, Jake Stemo, Kelby Dover, Clifton Bryce, The Great Romance, The Immersed Band, The Riverside Worship Project, Gary Durbin

Speakers: Jeremy Rose, DJ Dangerfield, Will Anderson, Mike Harder, Bill Stanley, Jesse Kahler, & Jeff Hindman

Preparing for Camp:

What is the dress code for Radius?
Please ask your students and adult leaders not to pack anything that: advertises alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, explicitly or implicitly promotes racism, sexism, or hatred of any group or person, explicitly or implicitly refers to sexual actions or situations, has spaghetti straps – except for sleepwear, or anything that is excessively short or tight fitting.

While at camp, we ask that students and adults: wear modest, one-piece bathing suits or two piece suits covered with a colored T-shirt; wear modest shorts, dresses, slacks, and jeans for worship. Do not dress in a way that calls attention to their underwear (sagging your pants, rolling down your waistbands, etc). We invite you to join us as leaders in monitoring your group to ensure they are dressing appropriately.

What is the camp schedule?

Monday:

3-4:00pm Check In (check-in table needs to talk about leaders meeting at dinner)
5:00pm Dinner & Leaders Meeting
5:30pm Orientation
6:00pm Arena
7:00pm Cool Down
7:30pm Worship
9:00pm Church Groups
10:00pm Late Night Snack
10:30pm Lights Out

Tuesday – Thursday:

6:30am Showers Open
7:45am Morning Devotion
8:00am Leader Breakfast (1 leader/group)
8:15am Student Breakfast
8:15am Leaders Meeting
8:45am Morning Worship
9:15am Vans Leave For Sites
3:00pm Return From Sites / Showers / Free Time
5:00pm Dinner
6:00pm Arena
7:00pm Cool Down
7:30pm Worship
9:00pm Church Groups
10:00pm Late Night Snack
10:30pm Lights Out

Friday:

7:00am Wake Up/Pack Up
7:45am Breakfast
8:15am Campus Clean-Up
9:00am Morning Worship
10:00am Groups Depart

How many meals are provided?
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served on Tuesday through Thursday. Dinner will be provided on the Monday you arrive, and breakfast will be provided the Friday you depart. All meals are included in your camp fee.

What is housing like?
Lodging is in local schools, churches, or community centers (accommodations vary by trip). Accommodations will include areas for groups to room together by gender, a common eating area, and a program area. Most facilities are air conditioned, but we encourage group leaders to bring small fans. There will always be an emergency phone onsite. Although cell phone service may be limited in some areas, leaders are encouraged to bring their phones.

What is the transportation policy for Radius?
Groups must provide adequate and appropriate transportation and drivers for students to get to ministry sites while attending Radius.

Can we find out about the ministry projects we will be working with prior to our arrival at camp?
Yes, you will be contacted by our Mission Site Coordinator with this information. We strive to have a finalized Mission Sheet and Supply List in your hands at least 21 days before camp.

Can we bring things such as bags of clothes, soap, canned food, etc… to camp to give to ministry sites?
Absolutely.  However, because ministries like those we work with likely have specific needs, please refrain from any kind of generic donation-drive without speaking to the ministry leader and hearing a request for such donations.  If you need help knowing what you should or shouldn’t donate, ask us to help you get in touch with the local ministry.

Are there ways for us to continue to give and invest in the ministry sites once our week of camp is over?
Yes, please!  Our Mission Site Coordinator will be able to give you contact information for the sites.

What do I need to bring to camp?
A signed copy of the Participant Agreement form for each student. You will submit these forms at camp check-in. All groups are required to bring 1 water cooler and 1 lunch cooler per 15 students. All groups are required to provide a first aid kit for their mission site(s).

What do my students need to bring to camp?
Bible, pen, journal, shorts and t-shirts, closed-toes tennis shoes for recreation and mission sites, personal hygiene items, sleeping bags, twin-sized air mattresses (optional but encouraged), sunscreen,  water-bottles, favorite pillow, money for snacks, and other optional items such as a camera.
*A complete list is included in the Participant Agreement on our Downloads/Forms page!

What should my students not bring to camp?
Air mattresses larger than twin size, alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, fireworks, any kind of weapon, radios, portable CD players, MP3 players, water guns, water balloons, skateboards, rollerblades, and energy drinks.

Financial Questions:

Radius Camp registration operates on a “first come, first serve” basis. An $80/participant initial deposit will reserve your spots for camp. Groups will be financially responsible for the number of students they make initial deposits for. For this reason, please be conservative when you make your initial deposit.

To register for camp you will need to fill out the online registration form and submit a signed Youth Group Agreement. To reserve your spots you will need to submit an $80 deposit per registered Participant.  When you complete the online registration form, we’ll send you an invoice for this amount via email.  At that point, you can pay via the invoice online or send a check to Radius Camps | PO Box 92288 | Nashville, TN. 37209.

When is my final balance due?
Your final balance and student list are due in the Radius Camp office no later than 14 days before your camp starts. Groups who do not send final balances to the office by this date will be charged a $100 late fee.

Cancellations and Decreasing Your Number:
All initial deposits are non-refundable and remain transferable until April 1st.

April 1st:
– Deposits are nonrefundable, but remain transferable until April 1st.

28 Days Before Camp:
– An official group number will be established for your group based on your current deposit number. Although you cannot decrease your numbers after this date, you will be able to add students to this number depending on available space at your camp location.
– Groups who cancel within 28 days of their camp are responsible for their full final balance based on our established group number.

14 Days Before Camp:
– Final Balance is due to camp office.

Crisis Management:

What is the official Radius Camp medical policy?
In the unfortunate circumstance where a student or adult leader needs medical attention, Radius prefers to allow the church chaperones to seek medical care for the injured participant.  The injured participant will likely feel most comfortable with the leaders from his or her church, and Radius will assist church leaders in seeking medical care.  However, Radius will seek medical care for any participant, if the church leaders are somehow unavailable or incapacitated.

Natural Disaster Cancellation:
In these uncertain times post-9/11, a national disaster or act of terror could render us both unable to host a planned event and unable to return your deposits. We hire staff, purchase equipment, and rent non-refundable facilities based on your reservations. Please be advised that if a Radius Camp event is cancelled due to such extraordinary circumstances, we cannot refund your deposits regardless of other published cancellation dates and deadlines.

Weather Cancellation:
Radius Camp has your group’s safety in mind as we host events. If we are unable to host an event due to weather conditions, deposits cannot be refunded. Refunds of final balance payments will be made only if properties and/or locations refund Radius Camp for these costs. If an event is hosted as scheduled and your group cancels or reduces numbers due to weather conditions, all payments are non-refundable.

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CAMP SCHEDULE

Monday:

3-4:00pm Camp Check-In
5:00pm Dinner & Leaders’ Meeting
5:30pm Orientation
6:00pm Arena Game
7:30pm Evening Worship
9:00pm Church Group Time
10:00pm Late Night Snack
10:30pm Lights Out

Tuesday - Thursday:

6:30am Showers Open
7:45am Morning Devotion
8:00am Leaders’ Breakfast (1 leader/group)
8:15am Student Breakfast & Leaders’ Meeting
8:45am Morning Worship
9:15am Vans Leave For Mission Sites
3:00pm Vans Return: Showers / Free Time
5:00pm Dinner
6:00pm Arena Game
7:30pm Evening Worship
9:00pm Church Group Time
10:00pm Late Night Snack
10:30pm Lights Out

Friday:

7:00am Wake Up/Pack Up
7:45am Breakfast
8:15am Campus Clean-Up
9:00am Morning Worship
10:00am Groups Depart