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This is a week-long camp that runs all summer and is ideal for school-age children; even those who are beyond the age of daycare or the babysitter, but aren’t quite ready to be at home by themselves.  Our experienced camp staff, trained day camp counselors, and American Camp Association-accredited program offer new and exciting possibilities for personal and spiritual growth. The Warren Willis Camp’s Day Camp can provide a rich and rewarding experience every day.

The camp runs from 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Monday – Friday. Day-campers take part in traditional Warren Willis Camp activities like swimming, archery, group challenge course, the camp store and more. Each day is centered in a Christian atmosphere with an opportunity for daily small group Bible studies. Please join us for a summer of fun!

Daily activities may include:

  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Fishing
  • Group Challenge Course
  • Camp Store
  • Outdoor games & Sports
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hikes
  • Drama
  • Playground Time
  • Nature Center
  • And much more!

Day Camp Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to submit to register my child for Warren Willis Camp?

We need a completed registration form and your deposit for each child. Register online for the fastest processing. Or print our paper application and then mail it to: 4990 Picciola Rd. Fruitland Park, FL 34731.

Can my child attend more than one-week session?

Yes.

What happens if my child misses a day?

Your registration fee is for a full week Monday – Friday. If days are missed they are not prorated.

Does Warren Willis Camp offer scholarships?

Scholarships are not available for Day Camp.

Does Warren Willis Camp offer programs for children with special needs?

We will make every attempt to serve campers who have physical or emotional problems; however, our physical setting might make it  difficult to have campers with certain physical and social/emotional limitations. Please call the camp office at 352-787-4345 to discuss the particular care your child will require before submitting your registration.

What if I need to cancel or change a session?

All changes and cancellations must be made in writing either though the mail, fax (Attn. Camp Registrar), or e-mail summercamp@warrenwilliscamp.org.  Cancellation of a session must be made before the payment due date.   The camp deposit is non refundable.   

What kind of activities will my child be participating in?

There are lots of different kinds of activities available at camp. Listed above are the activities your child may participate in. 

What should I send to camp with my child?

**Be sure to label everything with your campers first and last name.**

Water Bottle-Campers will be outside all day, so a water bottle is a must! The camp has many water fountains so that campers can refill their water bottles. 

Clothing-If the weather is willing, we will swim every day. Please wear a swimsuit and bring a fresh towel every day. Please also send a change of clothes with your child for after the pool.  When picking clothes to send with your camper, take into consideration the weather forecast and the camp activities. Camp activities continue rain or shine, so on rainy days campers may need a poncho or raincoat with a hat. We encourage you to have your campers wear old clothing to camp since they will be swimming, participating in outdoor games, and hiking through the woods. 

Shoes-Campers should wear either old athletic shoes or sandals with a tight back strap. Due to the running activities athletic shoes are better for  the campers. Flip Flops are not a good idea for footwear at camp except for using at the pool. 

Other Items-Campers should also bring non-aerosol sunscreen and non-aerosol insect repellent with them to camp every day. 

Putting it all together-A backpack is a great way to bring items to camp, and bring everything home. Please mark child’s name on backpack.

What are the pick-up and drop-off times at camp?

Drop-off at camp is between 7:30 am-8:15 am. Pick-up is between 5:00-6:00 pm. Late fees may be incurred if your child isn’t picked up by 6:00 pm. IF you need to drop-off later or pick-up earlier, please come to the front office, in the main lodge. Day Campers could be participating in activities all around the camp, so please allow yourself extra time for drop-off and pick-up if you are coming at a non-traditional time.

Where is Warren Willis Camp?

Warren Willis Camp is located on 150 acres on the shores of Lake Griffin with a physical address of 4990 Picciola Rd. in Fruitland Park, FL. Please look for signs to direct you to drop off and pick up locations.

What precautions are taken when campers are swimming in the pool?

All campers must take a swimming test during the first full day of camp to demonstrate their swimming ability. We have a shallow area in our pool which allows for all non-swimmers to be in the pool, but campers who are not able to pass the swimming test will not be allowed onto our slides or deeper areas of the pool. Campers will be outfitted with a colored  band to let lifeguards know their swimming ability.

What water activities will my child participate in while at camp?

The campers travel to the water activities as a group. The campers will swim in the pool for one hour each day, weather permitting. On Thursday, they also have the opportunity to participate in water games. 

What happens if it rains?

Warren Willis Camp is blessed to have such a magnificent natural setting to implement our programs. When it rains our camp day proceeds as usual. Campers may come home wet or muddy on rainy days. When rain is accompanied by thunder and lightning, all campers are moved to covered areas. Indoor activities may include, arts & crafts, movies, games, etc.