What to Expect
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.
2018 Camp Schedule
Session 1: June 10th-16th – Trail Maker, Gypsy, Voyager, *CIT (Week 1 of 3)
Session 2: June 17th-23rd – Trail Maker, Gypsy, Voyager, *CIT (Week 2 of 3)
Session 3: June 24th – June 30th – Trail Maker, Gypsy, Voyager *CIT (Week 3 of 3)
Session 4: July 1st – 7th – Trail Maker, Gypsy, Voyager
Session 4*: June 30st – July 7th – Backpacking *(Note Saturday start date!)
Session 5: July 8th – 14th – Trail Maker, Gypsy, Voyager, *LIT (Week 1 of 2)
Session 6: July 15th – 21st – Trail Maker, Gypsy, Voyager, *LIT (Week 2 of 2)
Session 7: July 22nd – 28th – Trail Maker, Gypsy, Voyager
*Changeover is not included of Leaders in Training or Counselors in Training – if your LIT or CIT would like to stay at Camp Toccoa between sessions please register them 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.
Entering Grades 1st-5th in Fall of 2018
Tier 1: $500 Tier 2: $540 Tier 3: $600
Entering Grades 6th-8th in Fall of 2018
Tier 1: $500 Tier 2: $540 Tier 3: $600
Entering Grades 9th-10th in Fall of 2018
Tier 1: $575 Tier 2: $615 Tier 3: $675
Entering Grades 9th-10th in Fall of 2018
Tier 1: $625 Tier 2: $665 Tier 3: $725
Leaders in Training (LIT) – 2 Week Program
Entering Grades 10th-11th in Fall of 2018
Tier 1: $975 Tier 2: $1,015 Tier 3: $1075
Counselors in Training (CIT) – 3 Week Program
Entering Grades 11th-12th in Fall of 2018
Tier 1: $1225 Tier 2: $1265 Tier 3: $1325
Tiered Pricing & Financial Assistance Information
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 effect a family’s finances. We consider all information presented in the application. We are now accepting 2018 Overnight Campership Applications.
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 of Leaders in Training or Counselors in Training – if your LIT or CIT would like to stay at Camp Toccoa 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. 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 a self-guided tour at this time. If you would like to tour Camp Fire Camp Toccoa, please visit us during one of our open house dates (TBD) 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 the freedom of not worrying about stains or the impact of “Georgia Red Clay!” Camp Fire Camp Toccoa does not allow cell phones, ipods, Kindles, handheld games, or any other electrical devices used for entertainment. 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 electronic devices. Camp Fire Camp Toccoa will not mail any items left at camp. Each item 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. Campers will be grouped according to age, gender, and program. Up to 32 camper 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 campers a 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 fit their needs between out hot items, cold items, and salad bar. If your camper has special dietary needs, food allergies, or is a vegetarian you will find space to provide this information on their health history form. If you camper has food allergies you must call Camp Fire Camp Toccoa and speak with the director/CEO a week prior to the start of your camper’s session. In most cases you will be asked to provided supplemental food items for you camper. We ask that parents of campers who do not have food allergies, do not send food to camp with their campers, so we can keep animals away and control food allergies. Snacks are available for purchase in 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.) 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 swim suit.
Come our to one of our open houses for a day of fun, visit our 176 acre facility, meet the staff, and see where the magic of Camp Fire Camp Toccoa happens. Camp Fairs give you the opportunity to get all of your questions answered and see photos of Camp Fire Camp Toccoa, while never leaving your local community.
All overnight campers are required to have a Camper Medical and Heath History 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 be 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.
The form is due three weeks prior to the participant’s arrival. Forms can be emailed to email@example.com, faxed to (706) 886-5123 or mailed to Camp Fire Camp Toccoa / Medical Form 92 Camp Toccoa Drive, Toccoa GA 30577. A new medical form is required each year.
Payments and 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 policies 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 balance will be automatically charged to the card Friday, May 18th.
- All deposits are nonrefundable. 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.
- Any changes or cancellations/refund request must be received via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least two weeks prior to the session start date. Refunds for the balance of fees will not be given within 2 weeks of the session start date. We will do our best to accommodate any changes requested, but cannot guarantee availability.
- 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 programing 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 photos taken and are focused on their friends and activities, we will not force any campers to be in photos. Our primary focus is on the campers health, wellness, safety and fun, with that being said it may take us until Tuesday to get photos upload. We do our best to upload each day but this is not guaranteed. We know you are anxious to see all of the fun your camper is having, we’re out having fun with the campers capturing moments to later share on Flickr!
For additional information including camp store, cabin parties, health and wellness, behavior policy, cancellations and refunds, etc. please see our 2017-overnight-confirmation-packet. (Please note this information is based on 2017 & will be updated soon for the 2018 camp season). For questions about the registration, medical forms, food allergies, or anything else, please contact the Camp Fire Georgia offices at (706) 886-2457 or email@example.com