FAQs

What is the recommended counselor/student ratio?

We recommend that you bring one counselor for every six students. Obviously, if you have female students, you need a female counselor and vice versa.

When does camp begin and end?

The first scheduled event at every camp is dinner on the day of your arrival. Camp officially closes after the evening meeting on the fifth night (fourth night for FITS Gulf Coast). You are provided housing for this fifth night (fourth night for FITS Gulf Coast), but breakfast is not provided the following morning and there are no scheduled activities or meetings of any kind.

What does the cost include?

Cost includes housing for 5 nights. In most cases, all meals are also included. However, at some locations there is a free day scheduled when groups will be responsible for their own meal. Please see your handbook/facebook page for specifics. Cost also includes all materials and programming fees.

how many people are in a room?

We will not know the answer to this until you arrive at camp because numbers fluctuate continually up until the day camp begins. The minimum and maximum numbers per room vary from location to location.

can we make housing requests?

The only housing requests we can guarantee are those related to a medical condition. If you need to make such a request, please contact the YCM office.

do we need to bring linens, sleeping bags, air mattresses, etc?

This varies from camp to camp. Please check the handbook/facebook page for your camp.

where do i get the medical waiver?

You need to have two copies for each person – one to turn into us, and one to keep for your records. You can click below to download:

YCM Medical Form, YCM COVID Waiver, YCM Media Consent Form

when and where do i turn in the waivers?

You do not need to send these to our office – just bring them with you to camp. You need to have two copies for each person – one to turn in to us and one to keep for your return trip.

is my deposit refundable?

Our policy is that all deposits are non-refundable; however, if you drop spaces before the 1st Drop Date for your event the deposit will be used toward the balance owed for your group.  Drop dates are provided on the individual camp pages.

what age students can come to the great escape?

We consider this a middle school event, so it is planned for students in grades 6 – 8. We leave it to the group leader’s discretion as to whether rising 6th and/or rising 9th graders should attend as part of their group. More than age, maturity is an important consideration. (For example, consider if your rising 6th graders have been away from home before.) Remember, The Great Escape is counselor-centered, meaning you are responsible for your students at all times.

 

Address: Youth Conference Ministries 1610 Barriere Rd Belle Chasse, LA 70037 | Phone: (504) 534-5008 | Email