At Camp Fire Camp Toccoa, the days are filled with making new friends and trying new things. Campers will spend the day outdoors exploring our 176 acre facility. At Camp Fire it’s more than just activities and play; all programs are outcome based. With a safe and supportive environment, children can fully engage in activities, are provided with leadership opportunities and are supported in lifting their voice. Youth are encouraged to explore their natural sense of curiosity and find their own sparks. Our work with young people is tailored to each individual, guiding them to be their best, a “best” they define themselves. Camp Fire adults are passionate role models and champions of children. The uniqueness of all young people and their families is embraced. Every child—no matter what that child looks like or believes—is celebrated every day. No exceptions.
2019 Camp Fire Camp Toccoa Schedule
Session 1: June 9th-June 15th — Trail Maker, Gypsy, Voyager, *CIT (Week 1 of 3)
Session 2: June 16th-June 22nd — Trail Maker, Gypsy, Voyager, *CIT (Week 2 of 3)
Session 3: June 23rd-June 29th — Trail Maker, Gypsy, Voyager, *CIT (Week 3 of 3)
Session 4 *Mini Session*: June 30th-July 3rd — Trail Maker, Gypsy, Voyager
Session 5: July 7th-July13th — Trail Maker, Gypsy, Voyager, *LIT (Week 1 of 2)
Session 6: July 14th-July 20th — Trail Maker, Gypsy, Voyager, *LIT (Week 2 of 2)
Session 7: July 21st-July 27th — Trail Maker, Gypsy, Voyager, *LIT (Week 1 of 2)
Session 8: July 28th-August 3rd — Trail Maker, Gypsy, Voyager, *LIT (Week 2 of 2)
Please note the weekend is not included included for the LIT or CIT programs , if your LIT or CIT camper would like to stay at Camp Fire Camp Toccoa over the weekend between sessions please register for changeover.
Programs are designed to encourage and guide youth to discover their sparks. Each program is designed with the age of the campers in mind. Activities, availability, and pricing vary by program.
Our tiered pricing structure will give us some added flexibility that we hope will allow anyone to attend camp. Please read each description before registering and pick the tier that best fits your family’s needs. This is strictly an honor system and in no way reflects the type of program your child will receive. As always, we believe that no child should be turned away based on ability to pay, therefore further financial assistance is available if needed.
Camp Fire Georgia is committed to making camp accessible to as many youth as possible. Our camp scholarships (Camperships) provide assistance to families for whom payment of the full tuition is not possible. Camp Fire Georgia knows many factors beyond income affect a family’s finances.
All 2019 scholarships have been awarded — thank you for your interest.
For campers interested in staying more than one session, we offer the option of staying for the weekend between sessions. Changeover is an additional $50. Changeover is for those registered for two or more consecutive sessions.
Changeover is not included in the tuition for the Leaders in Training and the Counselor in Training programs — if your LIT or CIT would like to stay at camp between sessions, please register them for Changeover.
Drop-Off and Pick-Up
Camper drop-off is between 2:30 – 4:00 pm on the opening Sunday of each session. Camper pick-up is between 10:30 – 12 noon on the closing Saturday of each session. Pick-up for the Mini Session (June 30th-July 3rd) will be between 2:30 – 3:30 pm on Wednesday, July 3rd. An adult listed on the authorized pick-up list, made during registration, for each camper must provide ID and personally sign the camper out with a Camp Fire Camp Toccoa staff member.
Tours of Camp Fire Camp Toccoa are not available during check-in/check-out. Our staff will be occupied welcoming campers and their families. Parents and other guests are not permitted to take self-guided tours during this time. If you would like to tour Camp Fire Camp Toccoa, please visit us during one of our open house dates or you may call to arrange an alternate date and time to visit.
What to Bring
All items included on the packing list are suggested to ensure a safe and comfortable camp experience for your camper. Please do not send new or expensive clothing. Camp Fire Camp Toccoa activities take place outdoors; our hope is for campers to enjoy freedom of not worrying about stains or the impact of “Georgia Red Clay!”. Camp Fire Camp Toccoa does not allow cell phones, IPods/IPads, Kindles, laptops, handheld games, Apple Watches, or any other electrical devices used for entertainment purposes. Please do not send or allow your child to bring toys. Camp Fire Camp Toccoa is not responsible for any lost, stolen, damaged, or forgotten cell phones and/or electrical devices. Camp Fire Camp Toccoa will not mail any items left at camp. Each item packed is to be clearly marked with permanent marker or sewn-on tags including the camper’s first and last name.
Lodging & Cabin Mate Requests
Camp Fire Camp Toccoa has open air cabins. Each cabin sleeps up to 8 campers and 1 counselor. Bathhouses are near by each camper’s cabin. Campers will be grouped according to age, gender, and program. Up to 32 campers can be housed in one area. Younger campers (typically up to grade 6) will be in cabins which have electricity. Our photo gallery will give the campers an idea of the historic cabins and buildings of Camp Fire Camp Toccoa.
Space is provided on the registration form for cabin mate requests. Such requests will generally be honored if both families make the request, the campers are close in age, grade, gender, and are registered in similar camp programs. In the case of cabin mate requests containing campers of different ages or grades, the older camper would be moved down to the younger camper’s cabin. Camp Fire Camp Toccoa can only commit to facilitating one cabin mate request per camper. We honor old friendships, encourage new ones, and do our best in creating a cabin group that will enable a memorable camp experience for all.
Camp Fire Camp Toccoa provides plenty of tasty and nutritious meals in our dining hall. Campers are able to find something to their needs between our hot items, cold items, and salad bar. If your camper has special dietary needs, food allergies, or is a vegetarian/vegan, you will find space to provide this information on their health history form.
If your camper has food allergies, you must call Camp Fire Camp Toccoa and speak with the director a week prior to the start of your camper’s session. In most cases, you will be asked to provide supplemental food items for your camper. We ask that parents of campers that do not have food allergies to not send food to camp with their campers. This is due to wanting to keep animals away and to best control food allergies while in camp. Snacks are available to be purchased from the camp store.
Camp Fire Camp Toccoa has a Junior-Olympic sized swimming pool. Campers have the opportunity to take part in a water activity (waterfalls, pool, slip and slide, etc.) during their stay at camp (weather-permitting).
All campers are required to take a swim check at the beginning of each session. Campers who do not pass the swim check will be provided with a PFD (personal flotation device). This requirement ensures the safety of your camper while he or she is in the water. Female campers are required to wear a one-piece bathing suit.
Choosing the right summer camp for children can be a difficult decision for both the campers and parents. Camp Fire Camp Toccoa offers open house for parents and campers to prepare for camp. Tour our facilities, meet staff and campers, get all your questions answered and more! Open House will be held rain or shine. No RSVP is required.
If you are unable to attend, you may call (706) 886-2457 and make an appointment to bring your family and friends up. Our directors live on the camp property with our families and be would be glad to meet with you personally and give you a tour of the camp with advanced notice. All tours outside of our open house dates require an appointment.
Tours of Camp Fire Camp Toccoa are not available during check-in/check-out. Our staff will be occupied welcoming campers and their families. Parents and other guests are not permitted to take self-guided tours during this time.
All overnight campers are required to have a medical form signed by a licensed medical care provider prior to attending Camp Fire Camp Toccoa. An updated Camper Medical and Health History form must be completed each year, but can based on a physical over the last 12 months. This form is required for all campers attending Camp Fire Camp Toccoa. The information collected is not part of the camper acceptance process, but is gathered to assist us in identifying appropriate care for your camper(s). Please provide complete information so that Camp Fire Camp Toccoa is aware of your camper’s needs. We take pride in the excellent quality of health care we provide to our campers. A camp nurse is always on duty, a local doctor is always on call, and the camp has arrangements for emergency medical care with the nearby Stephens County Hospital. A new medical form is required each year.
All medical forms are due May 17th, 2019
Forms can be mailed to Camp Fire Camp Toccoa / Medical Form
92 Camp Toccoa Drive
Toccoa, GA 30577
Camp Fire Camp Toccoa will not accept emailed or faxed medical forms.
Payments & Refunds
We carefully plan each session of camp for maximum fun. We understand that your schedule may change, but our staffing and meal arrangements are finalized based on projected attendance. With that in mind, please read our refund policy carefully.
- Credit card is the only form of payment accepted by Camp Fire Camp Toccoa.
- All overnight camp registrations require a non-refundable $100 deposit per session. The remaining balance will be automatically charged to the card Friday, May 17th, 2019.
- All deposits are non-refundable. Deposits are only transferable to another session if space is available. Deposits may not be transferred to the balance of fees for another session in which another deposit has been paid.
We will do our best to accommodate any changes requested, but cannot guarantee availability.
- Any changes or cancellations/refund requests must be received via email (email@example.com) at least two weeks prior to the session start date. Refunds for the balance of fees will not be given within two weeks of the session start date.
- There will be no fee reduction or reimbursement for absences or early pick-up due to illness, family emergencies, vacation, summer school, unexpected visits from relatives, or for any other reason.
- There will be no fee reduction or reimbursement for changes in programming on our part. All decisions to change programming are made with the best interest of the campers’ safety and experience in mind.
Would you like to see pictures of your camper at Camp Fire Camp Toccoa? Photos will be uploaded throughout the week to our Flickr account. Camp Fire Camp Toccoa will do our best to photograph each camper throughout their stay, but we are unable to honor specific requests. Please note some campers do not enjoy getting their picture taken and are focused on their friends and activities, therefore we will not force any campers to be in photos. Our primary focus is on the campers health, wellness, safety, and fun. That being said, it may take us until the Tuesday of the session to get photos uploaded. We do our best to upload each day, but this is not guaranteed. We know you are anxious to see all the fun your camper is having, but remember that we are out having fun with the campers capturing moments to later share.
Trading Post, Camper Email & Cabin Parties
Trading Post: Camp Fire Camp Toccoa operates a small Trading Post (camp store) where campers may purchase small novelty items and snacks. A $25 deposit is sufficient for the week but you may choose to deposit more or less for your camper. Any remaining balance under $5, will be considered a donation by Camp Fire Georgia. You may choose to add funds in $5 increments. Campers will go to the Trading Post once or twice during their stay at Camp Fire Camp Toccoa. Cash is not accepted at the Trading Post, all deposits must be done online. Trading Post funds are the most commonly purchased add on, even $5 makes most campers happy.
Camper Email: Emil your campers during their stay at Camp Fire Camp Toccoa. The cost of a camper email is $5.00 for ten emails per week. The purchase of ten emails may not be divided among multiple campers. Only one camper per email. Emails addressed to multiple campers will not be delivered. Emails are printed at 10:30 am each morning. Emails arriving after 10:30 am will be delivered on the following day. Emails are not accepted after 10:30 am on Friday morning. Attachments to emails will not be printed. Emails are one way, campers will not have access to return emails. Camp Fire Camp Toccoa will provide the email address prior to your campers stay.
Cabin Parties: Treat your campers and their cabin to a party! $20 per party. We will determine which day it is given based on other parties purchased for the cabin throughout the week. Camp Fire Camp Toccoa does not allow outside food or drinks to help control allergies and also prevent unwanted creatures of nature (raccoons, squirrels, mice, etc) in the cabins. If your child has any allergies but would like to throw a cabin party, please let us know and we can provide an alternative. If a camper in the cabin has a food allergy, we will provide an alternative that is safe for them. Party choices include:
Say Cheese: The cabin will be treated to a crunchy cheesy snack and a drink
A Poppin’ Good Time: The cabin will be treated to a popcorn snack and a drink
Wild Oats: The cabin will be treated to oatmeal cookies and a drink.
For additional information including health and wellness, behavior policy, cancellations and refunds, etc., please see our 2019 Overnight Confirmation Packet.
For questions about the registration, medical forms, food allergies, or anything else, please contact the Camp Fire Georgia offices at (706) 886-2457 or firstname.lastname@example.org.