Arrival at the camp is 3pm Sunday afternoon at the Visitor’s Center. Pick up is at 11am Saturday morning at the Visitor Center. Unless your camper wants to stay on for another session – in which case, please let us know and we can arrange another week of fun! All parents and campers are REQUIRED to attend a 30 min. orientation and sign a No Contact, No Technology contract.
Can a camper stay over on Saturday until Sunday if they are coming for multiple weeks in a row?
Yes, we will accommodate campers that are staying over for another week. Laundry facilities are also available at no cost for our multiple week campers.
Can I call my camper during the week?
Generally speaking, no. We believe that one of the important benefits of the camping experience is to gain independence and self-reliance. Telephone calls frequently defeat that goal. We encourage both parents and campers to write letters to keep in touch. However, campers will be allowed to make phone calls home one day of the week. Of course, we make exceptions in cases of emergency.
Can I send a package to my child at camp?
Yes. Letters are more important than packages but a package can be fun. Perishable food items are not allowed to be stored in the dorms. We encourage sharing with all campers.
Can I email or snail mail my child?
We are a low/no technology facility. We encourage you to snail a letter from home is always appreciated. Please mail a letter to your child by Wednesday so it gets delivered here on time.
How many kids are in the cabin?
We have two separate dorms for boys and girls. Each dorm has the capacity of accommodating 30 campers.
Who will take care of my camper’s medical needs during the camp week?
Our CPR and First Aid counselors will disperse medications, take care of injured or ill campers and monitor the overall health of all campers. Only the necessary amount of medication should be sent to camp - i.e. staying 2 weeks send only 14 pills!
What is the meaning of Illahaw?
ILLAHAW ( Ill-a-ha ): The name comes from the Indian word Yalaha, meaning “orange”! It is also known as ghost town. Illahaw was a small turpentine community with a station along the Florida East Coast Railroad Kissimmee Valley Extension.