FAQ’S

There’s nothing like coming to camp! Whether it’s your first time or you’ve never missed a summer, we are here to help make it go smoothly! Below you will find the answers for many frequently asked questions, packing list, checklists of forms that need to be completed and so much more! 

If you have any questions throughout the registration process or leading up to camp, call the Camp office at (979) 968-1657.

  • 5-Night Check-In is from 3:30-4:30pm on Sundays. 
  • Weekend Check-In is from 3:30-4:30pm on Fridays. 
  • Drop-off for Day Campers (Monday – Friday) is 7:30am on Mondays and 7:45am Tuesday – Friday.
  • Midweek Expedition Check-In (Week 9) is from 3:30-4:30pm on Sunday.
  • For 5-Night Programs (Alpha, Omega, Pioneer, Alliance, Night Owl, Discovery) Closing Program begins at 10:45am on Fridays. Campers will be able to be checked out after the Closing Program ends.
  • For Day Campers Closing Program begins at 4:15pm on Fridays. Campers will be able to be checked out after the Closing Program ends.
  • For Weekend Camp Closing Program is at 10:45am on Sundays. After the Closing Program is when you can pick up your camper.
  • For Midweek Expedition (Week 9) Closing Program is at 10:45am on Tuesday. After the Closing Program is when you can pick up your camper.
  • More than 14 days: Cancellation’s occurring 14+ days prior to your camper’s session will result in a refund of all payments minus a $100 cancellation fee for each overnight 5-night session ($50 for each 2-night or Day Camp session).
  • Less than 14 days: Cancellations occurring within 14 days of your camper’s session will result in a forfeiture of all payments.
  • Transfer to another session: Registration funds may be transferred to another session during the same summer if the request is made 14+ days in advance of the session you are transferring from. If the request to transfer is within 14 days of the session you wish to transfer from, it will result in a $100 cancellation fee for each overnight 5-night session ($50 for each 2-night or Day Camp session).
  • Less than 24 hours: For requests made less than 24 hours before check-in, there will be no refund or transfer of registration funds.

All of the following forms will be completed online and need to be completed by each campers’ parents or guardians at least 3 days before the camper arrives at camp. Please note: changes have been made to these forms and they need to be completed annually.

To navigate to the following, log onto Camper’s account. Click on Update Info.

  • Camper Information Form (You will find under the FORMS button)
  • Camper Release Form (You will find under the FORMS button)
  • Camper Medical Information Form (You will find under the FORMS button)
  • Profile Form (You will find under the FORMS button)

To navigate to the following, log onto Camper’s account. Click on Update Info. Click on the Medical button.  

  • Allergy Information- Even if your camper does not have allergies, you must select No Known Allergies.
  • Medication Information- Select the camper’s session and click the Add Medication
  • Over the Counter Medication Information- Please select the medications that our camp medic can administer to your camper without calling you before the medication is administered.

After completing all forms and medical info, it is time to get your camper packed and ready for the best week of their summer at Camp Lone Star! 

Cabin mates can be updated/added using the Optional Items section in your camper’s Campwise account. The campers requesting each other must be no more than 2 grades or years apart in age. Each cabin mate request must be reciprocal. While we do our best to honor cabin mate requests, we cannot guarantee that your request will be granted. Typically cabin assignments are made approximately one week before your camper arrives for their session. 

To add money to your camper’s Trading Post account:

  • Go to camplonestar.org
  • Click on Summer Camp and then any button that says Registration Login
  • Login to your online account
  • Click on Make a Payment, select No I don’t. Take me to the make a payment screen.
  • Select which campers you would like to add money to. Then click Process Selected Campers
  • Here you will see a row that includes Registration, Store, Pmt. Options & Confirmation. Select Store
  • Enter in the amount that you would like your camper to have access to in the Camp Store and then select Options to enter in credit card information

Please note: Your camper will be able to purchase approx. $10 worth of snacks/drinks throughout the week and will have the opportunity on Thursday to purchase any camp merchandise. You can view the Camp Lone Star online Trading Post https://camp-lone-star-trading-post.square.site/ to see merchandise options and plan how much money you would like to send with your camper.

Each day campers go to the Trading Post to purchase a snack and drink. On the last full day of Camp, campers are then able to purchase souvenirs to take home with them. Camp Lone Star’s Trading Post has a wide variety of drinks, snacks, shirts, hats, water bottles, stuffed animals, sunglasses, and much more! All our items range from $1 – $45. The Trading Post store opens after the Closing Program for families to purchase any snacks or other souvenirs to take home.

Trading Post Accounts: All Trading Post money should be deposited two weeks before your camper’s session. Money can also be deposited into their account the day of Check-In by bringing cash, check, or credit card payment, however, prepaying will speed up the Check-In process.

Refunds: Purchases at the Trading Post are deducted from your camper’s account, and any remaining balance may be picked up after the Closing Program. 

Camp Lone Star partners Waldo to provide photos of your camper! This facial recognition app allows photos to be delivered straight to your phone during your camper’s session. By signing up for Waldo, 50% of the proceeds go toward camper scholarships!

  • Summer 2024: use code “cls24” at Waldo.photos and find your summer session!

Clearly label all of your camper’s items, especially towels, shirts, shorts, water bottle and Bible!

    • Bed Linens: twin size sheet set and blanket or sleeping bag (Alpha Campers: We advise that you additionally bring a sleeping bag to use for your potential campout)
    • Pillow
    • Bath Towel 
    • Toiletries: body soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant
    • Clothing: a change of clothes for each day, as well as extra sets (for younger campers, consider bagging outfits in gallon ziplock bags as it can be hard to keep track of what has been already worn)
    • Tennis Shoes or Closed Toed Shoes 
    • Closed Toed Lake Shoes: water shoes that can get muddy/ dirty 
    • Bible, Notebook, Pen 
    • Water Bottle (Important Opportunity: Remind your camper that hydration is important, especially when you are spending all day outside. Consider setting a goal with your camper for how many of their size water bottles they should drink a day during their time at camp) 
    • Swimsuit: girls need a one-piece suit or tankini that completely covers midriff
    • Swim Towel 
    • Raincoat or Poncho 
    • Sunscreen 
    • Insect Repellent 
    • Flashlight
    • Bag for Dirty Clothes (this can simply be a trash bag labeled with the camper’s name) 

As you help your camper prepare for their time at camp, help familiarize them with the items that are packed.

*Camp Lone Star is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.

In an effort to create the best camp environment for everyone, we ask that parents monitor what is packed for camp attire. Campers may not wear short shorts, tight or extra low-rise pants, tight or revealing t-shirts, cropped shirts, or bikini style swimming suits. A camper will be asked to change if they are not in compliance.

If any of the following items are found, they will be confiscated and can be picked up by parents at the end of the session:

  • Cell phones, smart watches, tablets, or other electronic devices.
  • Weapons, lighters, illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco/vaping/juul products or fireworks
  • Gum, candy, food or other edible items.
  • Any prohibited clothing items.

 

*Camp Lone Star is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.

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Camper mail is distributed to campers each day after lunch. No mail is delivered to campers on the first or last day of the camp session. Packages and mail may be left at camp during Check-in and will be distributed on the day indicated on the letter or package. Packages should not contain items listed on the “what not to bring to camp” section. Any sent food items will be placed in the Trading Post for campers to have during their TP time.  Letters received via USPS after the camper has left camp will be returned to the sender.
 
To ensure proper delivery, please address your camper’s mail as follows: 
CAMP LONE STAR – CAMPER NAME & SESSION 
2016 CAMP LONE STAR RD. 
LA GRANGE, TX 78945 
 
Email: You can email your camper and our staff will print the letter out and deliver it to your camper during mail time. Campers do not respond by email, this is a one-way only email. The email cut off each day is 4pm. View the steps below to send emails.
  1.  Login to your online Campwise account.
  2.  Click on Update Info next to the camper’s name you wish to send mail to.
  3.  Click on the Camper Emails box to enable one-way emails.
  4.  From here you can also invite other family and friends to send emails by clicking on the “Invite” tab. 
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In order for your camper to be fully registered, all registration fees must be paid in full. Contact the Camp Lone Star office for questions regarding payments and payment options.

Yes! Please go to our Camperships and Discounts page located in the Summer Camp dropdown menu.

Camp Lone Star’s Medic Station is stocked with basic over-the-counter medications and first aid supplies. Camp is staffed with a Summer Medical Coordinator for the entire summer.

  • All camper medications must be checked in with the medic staff at Check-In, including vitamins, inhalers, epi-pens, supplements, sleep aids and herbal remedies. Do NOT pack medications in your camper’s luggage. 
  • Inhalers and epi-pens are turned in to the Medic and then distributed to camper’s counselor for them to keep with them at all times. Do NOT pack inhalers or epi-pens in your camper’s luggage.
  • All medications can be picked up at check out after Closing Program.

 

If your camper has food allergies, please indicate this in the allergy section of your camper’s Campwise account before your camper’s arrival so our Food Service Team can be prepared for your child’s dietary needs. Standard allergy accomodations that our kitchen is able to accomodate are as follows:  Gluten free (please note if Celiac), Dairy free, Vegetarian diets, and Tree/ Peanut Allergies.

Please note that our Food Service Team will do their best to accomodate other allergies not listed above. 

You may log into your Campwise account and update this information in the Medical section or you may update it at Check-In.

  • Your camper will travel through the day with his/her cabin group and a trained summer counselor as they participate in a full day of camp activities. A typical schedule looks like:
    • Morning devotion
    • Breakfast & cabin clean up
    • All camp song time and VIP message
    • Cabin group activities
    • Lunch
    • Flat on Bunk (FOB)
    • Cabin group activities
    • Round up
    • Dinner
    • Slab Time
    • All Camp Activity
    • Evening Devotions

If your camper has an immunization exemption, please mail an exemption affidavit to us (2016 Camp Lone Star Road, La Grange, TX 78945) prior to your camper’s check-in.