What if my child gets homesick?
Most children enjoy the fun, active schedule so homesickness is not a problem. Occasionally a child misses a parent in the evening and asks to call home. In our experience, offering to let them call home after breakfast the next day helps. If they still want to call, they are rested and looking forward to an exciting day ahead. Experiencing homesickness and learning to get through it is the best antidote to dealing with homesickness later in life.
What if I get homesick (or want contact with my child)?
New Hope leaders do a good job updating a private Facebook group for parents to see the fun your child is having. Because of our responsibilities for the children, please do not ask leaders for updates about your child. In case of an emergency, first contact Debbie Norris, children’s director. If she cannot be reached, contact one of the New Hope leaders, not CKJ or the college.
What if my child gets sick?
Each child is required to have health forms to come to CKJ. New Hope brings first aid kits for boys and girls for simple bug bites, skinned knees, etc. We are fortunate to have two leaders with medical training: Anita Zegers is a RN and Phil Kraver is a dentist. CKJ has a First Aid kit in the Camp office. If a child runs a fever or is ill, they are unable to be at camp until they are well.
New Hope campers are not allowed to walk around campus without an adult. They are either with New Hope adults or Camp staff in breakouts.