Summer Camp 2021 Information Guide

Important information

During Camp

Please note:  All information on this page is subject to change for the 2021 summer. Our staff will continue to monitor the pandemic situation and the recommendations of the CDC, the Ohio Department of Health, the American Camp Association (ACA), and the Association of Camp Nursing (ACN). We will adapt our policies and procedures accordingly to provide safe check-ins and camp returns. All updates will be posted to this webpage, as well as communicated directly with all registered campers.

Session Photos & Videos

Photos and videos will be taken throughout the day during each camp session and uploaded daily to our Camp Today online blog, as internet services allow.  All parents will have access to the camp session videos through the Camp Today blog located on the Parent Dashboard.

Internet service is sometimes unreliable due to our location. We will do our best to post photos daily, but this process may become interrupted due to unforeseen difficulties.

Office Hours

Columbus Administrative Office:The Columbus office of Camp Akita should be your first step if you have any questions. Not only can we help with your questions, but since we know the camp schedule we can help you to get in contact with one of our onsite staff members if the need arises. The Columbus administrative offices are open Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Messages can be left after hours at (614) 488-0681 ext 113. Voicemails will be checked on Saturday and Sunday throughout the camp season.

Camp Office: The camp office is open Monday – Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. To reach the office, please call (740) 385-3827 ext 227.  Our programming staff are generally out of the office with the campers throughout the day but will return your call as soon as possible.

After-hours messages for the summer staff should be left at (740) 385-3827 ext 249, where your call will be returned as soon as possible. In emergency situations, you can also call (740) 385-3827 ext. 249.  We thank you in advance for using this number only for emergencies.

Contacting Your Child During Camp

Make sure to pack some stamps and envelopes for your child to write to you about all the fun they are having!

Mailing Instructions: If you would like to communicate with your camper during their session, letters and care packages can be mailed in care of your camper’s name with session number to: 

Camp Akita
(Insert your camper's name + Session #)   
29746 Logan-Hornsmill Rd
Logan, OH 43138.

Please allow sufficient time for letters and packages to reach your camper. It may take up to a week for a package to arrive at camp. If your child's camp falls over a weekend, please keep in mind that we do not receive mail on Sunday. Also, campers leave around 10:45 am on their final day, and our mail typically does not come that early, so they will not receive any mail on that day.

Important Note! If you or other family members send care packages, please do not include food.

Phone Calls: We have a no cell-phone policy at Camp Akita for campers and staff. We ask that all campers honor this policy by not bringing their cell phones to check-in or packing them in luggage. Feel free to speak to a member of the summer staff with any questions you may have about this policy. If you need to speak to your camper, please call our Columbus office first.

In this day and age we realize many campers use their cell phones for other activities like taking pictures and listening to music. We will allow your child to use their phones in this manner, although we will commandeer them if your camper is texting or talking on the phone.

Visitors Policy

Camp Akita has a very strict policy regarding visitation during camp sessions, particularly due to the pandemic. We have a NO VISITOR policy in effect for summer 2021, with the exception of a scheduled parent/guardian pickup or drop-off of a camper.  Please note that we request advance notice of any visit to Camp Akita.  Our first priority is the safety of our campers and we will verify the ID’s of anyone on our property.

To provide advance notice for a scheduled camper drop-off or pickup, please email our Columbus Akita Office or call (614) 488-0681 ext 113.

Lost And Found

Lost and Found items will be brought back to the North Campus office with the return of the following session (i.e., Session 1 Lost and Found will be returned at the end of Session 2). Items will be kept for 10 days at the Columbus administrative offices and then donated to a local charity. We do our best to locate all the items left behind at camp; however some items may get mistakenly packed in another camper’s luggage while they are packing up.

Unfortunately, we do not have the staff resources at the North Campus to search for individual items that may have been lost; however, you are more than welcome to stop in at the North Campus during weekday business hours or a camp check-in and return to go through the lost and found bins.

Smoking, Drug & Alcohol Policy

Akita is a smoke-free environment. There is no smoking in or around any of the buildings or on the camp grounds. Consistent with state laws, no person under the age of 18 is permitted to possess or use tobacco at Camp Akita. Drugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited. Weapons are also prohibited. Violation of this policy will mean immediate dismissal from the camp session and no refund will be issued.

Bullying Prevention And Intervention

Camp Akita has a mission to provide a physically, emotionally and spiritually safe place to have fun and experience the unconditional love of God. All campers have the right to be happy and safe and to be treated fairly with understanding and respect. Bullying in any form will not be tolerated at Camp Akita, as we recognize this behavior adversely affects all aspects of the camp community. Camp Akita teaches and expects that all staff and campers treat one another with dignity, respect, and compassion.

Should a concern regarding bullying be identified, camp directors will contact parents by phone to discuss the issue and formulate a behavior plan. If there are ongoing behavior issues, camp directors may use their discretion in the need to send a camper home. Early dismissal related to behavior will not warrant a refund of camp fees.