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Where is camp?
Both camp sessions will take place at our West Central Ohio location, about an hour outside of Columbus. The exact location is shared following acceptance to camp.
Our site's hundreds of acres include incredible biodiversity, two ponds, miles of trails, and much more to explore.
Fill out an application
A camper and their caregiver will each need to complete sections to proceed.
Complete an interview
Meet a staff member to discuss your needs at camp, and to ask any questions.
Receive the acceptance letter
A spot at camp is not confirmed until this is sent.
Complete all paperwork
This includes health forms, liability waiver, and a photo release.
We never want finances to be a barrier to camp. Financial aid is available.
How much does camp cost?
Tuition is $950 for a 1-week session. A $50 fee is due at the time of application. If tuition cost is a barrier for you and your camper, we have scholarships and financial aid available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the options for you.
What are the sleeping arrangements like?
Campers stay in open air cabins, which have a foundation, roof, and bunk beds, with canvas walls that are rolled up in good weather for an open air experience. Cabin assignments are based on age. Each cabin will have 8-10 campers and 2-3 staff members.
What does an average day at camp look like?
We have activities for everyone, from hiking, swimming, and canoeing, to playing D&D, board games, and learning ukulele, to embroidery, painting, and clay sculpting. Free time lets you explore the campgrounds, take a nap, or hang out around camp such as in our library or at our arts and crafts space, and our evening programs bring everyone together for a variety show, dance party, and more! Learn more here.
Who will be at camp?
About 75 campers ages 13-17 attend each week of Camp Lilac. Counselors and staff, ages 18 and up, including cabin counselors, nurses, mental health support, and activity leaders also attend.
Is Camp Lilac religiously affiliated?
While we honor all religions practiced by members of our camp community, we are not connected with any religion as an organization. We are happy to provide space and time for observance of any ritual by any member of the camp community.
Can campers bring their phones?
Camp is a place to disconnect from technology, and focus on building relationships with each other and nature. Campers may bring phones, but will be asked to turn them in at the start of camp. There will be one opportunity for campers to use their phones partway through the camp session, in order to check in with family and friends.
Can parents or caregivers volunteer for Camp Lilac?
In order to allow campers the freedom to socialize, grow, and express themselves in an the camp environment, we do not allow caregivers to volunteer the same session as their child. Caregivers are welcome to volunteer during the session their child is not attending. Please contact us at email@example.com if you are a caregiver interested in volunteering.
What COVID-19 precautions are being taken?
All campers and staff must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a valid medical exemption. Campers and Staff may be asked to complete COVID-19 rapid testing in the days leading up to arrival.