Summer Camp Information Guide

Important information

Before Camp

Included on this page:

  • Updating Registration Information
  • Payment Options
  • Financial Assistance
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Cabin Mate Requests
  • Gender Diversity & Inclusion Policies
  • Session Transfer Requests
  • Updating Registration Information

    If you need to update any registration information including cabin mate requests, t-shirt size, medical/ dietary/allergy information, contact information, etc., you may do that online by logging into your Parent Dashboard.

    Login using your email address and password you established when you registered your child. If you do not remember your password, enter your email address and select “What’s my password” which will allow you to generate a new password.

    After logging into the Parent Dashboard, refer to the Home page for instructions regarding how to update your child’s medical information, upload a photo, view your balance, and how to make a payment.

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    Payment Options

    All payments are due in full by Friday, May 27, 2022.  Camp Akita offers three payment options, which you were required to choose between at registration.  You can pay in full at the time of registration, pay an equal portion of the balance on a monthly payment plan (auto-payments taken on February 25, March 25, April 29 & May 27), or pay the full balance on May 27.  Additional options are available for late registrations.

    If you have any questions about your payment plan, please contact our Columbus Akita Administrative Offices or call (614) 488-0681 ext 113.

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    Financial Assistance

    Financial assistance is available for those families who might need some help with payments. For more information and to apply, click here.  Contact our Columbus Akita Administrative Offices if you have any questions about the scholarship process.

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    What is the Cancellation Policy?

    Refunds are issued as listed below. Based on the number of days the cancellation request is received prior to the start of the camp session, we will refund a percentage of the camp price (minus a non-refundable deposit which is $75 for most programs, $25 for 1,2,3...Akita!).

      Percentage of camp price refunded
    Days before 
    camp session
    Session does NOT 
    have Wait List
    Session HAS 
    Wait List
    1, 2, 3...Akita!
    30 days or more 100% refund minus
    $75 deposit
    100% refund minus
     $75 deposit
    100% refund minus
    $25 deposit
    15–29 days 50% refund minus
    $75 deposit
    100% refund minus
    $75 deposit
    100% refund minus
    $25 deposit
    14 days or less 25% refund minus
     $75 deposit
    50% refund minus
    $75 deposit
    100% refund minus
    $25 deposit

    Although it is unfortunate, some campers do leave Camp Akita during a session due to illness, injury, or other extraordinary circumstances.  We do not reimburse or pro-rate a refund due to a camper leaving mid-session as we will have already incurred the costs for the camper at the time of their arrival. This includes any campers who are sent home with either a positive COVID-19 test result, or are not fully vaccinated and have had exposure to another camper who has tested positive. If First Community Church/Camp Akita determines that a camp session will be canceled prior to the start of that session due to a COVID-19 outbreak, a full refund minus the non-refundable deposit will be issued.

    If you have any questions about this policy, please contact our Columbus Akita Administrative Offices or call (614) 488-0681 ext 113.

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    Cabin Mate Requests and Assignments

    Cabin assignments are formed utilizing the cabin mate requests completed on the camper registration form. Cabin assignments are not available until check-in at the North Campus. You will find out at check-in the campers assigned with your child to their cabin, including the counselor first names.

    Our staff does their best to accommodate as many requests as possible, while understanding that one of the best aspects of summer camp is making new friends. You may make updates to your child’s requests up to one week prior to check-in through your online account or by contacting our Columbus administrative offices.

    You may enter up to 3 cabin mate requests per registration. Please prioritize your requests by entering your first choice for cabin mate in the first available field during registration.

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    Gender Diversity & Inclusion Policies

    Camp Akita values and celebrates all campers, including those who are members of the LGBTQ+ community. To learn more about our Gender Diversity and Inclusion policies at Camp Akita, please click here.

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    Session Transfer Requests

    Session transfer requests must be made by the parent/guardian of the camper. You are not able to do that through your Parent Dashboard. If you would like to inquire about transferring your child to a different camp session, please call (614) 488-0681, ext 113 or email our Columbus Akita Administrative office.

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