Application Directions and FAQ

GETTING AN APPLICATION:

Camp Belknap will email you an application link that is specific for your camper(s).

  1. You will automatically be sent an application if you are a returning camper with an updated email on file. If you are a new camper family or new brother, please complete an inquiry online HERE(if you have not already).
  2. Application links are emailed on November 2nd; or, if inquiring after that date, they will be released on an ongoing basis.
  3. The application link will come from admincb@campbelknap.org. Save this address as a safe sender so that the email is not sent to the junk or rejected folders.
  4. Do NOT unsubscribe to any emails from camp, as this will remove you from the application process. If you have unknowingly unsubscribed, please contact camp.

COMPLETING THE PROCESS:

Once you have clicked on the link, you will be able to click the box next to your camper(s) name to start the application process.

  1. More than one camper: You will need to go back to the family link in the initial email for each camper. After one camper application has been submitted, the camper’s name will be moved to the pending box. All incomplete applications are in the top box.
  2. How will I know Camp received the application?
    You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been submitted. If you do not receive this email, it is likely that you did not hit the submit button or complete the entire process. If you stop part way, you will need to start the application over.
  3. Registration Fee: Please mail your registration check if NOT using a credit card for the registration fee. If we do not receive your check within 5 business days, your application will be delayed. The registration fee is not charged until the camper has an assigned spot in camp.

COMMON QUESTIONS AND HELPFUL TIPS:

  1. I know that Camp has my email, but I did not get the application link on November 2nd. What should I do?
    Send an email immediately to admincb@campbelknap.org with your camper(s) name, your name, current email, and phone. Our team will work as quickly as possible to get you the link.
  2. For the best chance of attending Belknap this summer and receiving your preferred session(s), we recommend that you submit your application as soon as you receive the email.
  3. The more options that you provide for session placement, the more likely a spot in camp will become available.
  4. My friend wants to come to camp but they didn’t get an application. Can they use my link?
    No. The link is unique to each camper family. Have them submit an inquiry on our website to receive their own link.
  5. My brother wants to come to camp for the first time. Why isn’t his name listed after clicking the application link?
    Each member of the family that you want to register must be in our system. Fill out an inquiry for any new brothers. Once it is processed, and they are eligible, they will show in the list.
  6. I received an error message during the process and I am unsure if the application was submitted/completed. What should I do?
    Call camp at (603) 569-3475.
  7. When will I know if my son got accepted to camp and what session he will be attending?
    Returning campers must submit their application prior to the November 13th deadline to be guaranteed a spot and will be notified by email before December 20th, provided the registration fee has been received (email will include session, invoice, and information).
    New Campers will receive an email before January 15th notifying you of acceptance or waitlist status.

Live Camp Updates with the Directors

Register for a session below to learn more about the 2021 season. Get your questions answered.

Director Q&A:

New Camper Orientation (New Camper Families only please! Session is for Campers and Adults)

Pre-Arrival Requirements

The following link has mandatory pre-camp requirements. Additional details will be provided related to pre-camp symptom monitoring and pre-camp testing in May.

Pre-Camp Requirements as of 4/13/21

Packing for Camp

Click here to view and download the most up-to-date list of items to pack for camp (Updated on February 24th, 2021).

If any changes to the list occur prior to the start of camp, a new list and updates will be posted here.

Please note the following:

  • No Laundry - To minimize handling of camper clothes and equipment, Belknap will NOT be offering laundry for sessions that are 1 or 2 weeks. We will provide laundry for 4-week campers.
  • Mask type requirements are outlined as of the current CDC guidance.
  • Water bottles with strap or carrying device are required. Water fountains will be closed to minimize transmission of COVID. Instead, campers will be asked to carry their water bottles to program periods. Water bottle fill stations are located throughout camp.
  • Medications – Belknap is using PackMyRx to help pre-pack medications for camp. Please click here for information and instructions. Please ensure you complete this process at least 30 days prior to your session. Late fees apply.
  • No care packages. Please send letters only.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Belknap is planning coordinated efforts to minimize exposure and risk on these high traffic days. Families will be made aware of exact pick-up and drop off times and procedures for campers and guardians. Information will be posted here as it becomes available. Please note the following:

  • All campers are required to have a negative COVID PCR test complete 3-5 days prior to arrival. Documentation of a negative test will be required upon arrival at camp. Belknap will be providing more information about completing this step soon.
  • Additionally, Belknap will be completing a PCR test for each camper onsite on check-in day. This is separate than the pre-camp testing. Information about this testing will be provided soon.
  • Belknap has not posted check-in times yet. Thank you for your patience. Belknap plans on coordinated efforts to minimize exposure and risk on these high traffic days. Belknap is working through the final discussion on testing and timing which will dictate the drop off process. Families will be made aware of exact drop off times soon.
  • Reminder - Late arrivals will NOT be accepted on to campus because of the testing procedures and COVID protocols. Also please note if the camper needs to depart early from camp for a pre-planned event or unforeseen circumstance, they will be unable to return back to camp no matter what day it is within the session.
  • Pick-up times are tentatively planned for 9am-11am for 2-week sessions and 9-10am for 1-week sessions. More information to come soon on the process.
  • The Camp Store will be closed on check-in days. Camp Store will be open online before your camper’s session and you will be able to access and get camp clothing and equipment sent to you ahead of time.

Camp Life During COVID

Belknap’s mission remains unchanged. Belknap is working on modifications to the property/facilities and program in 2021 to enhance safety and still preserve the core principles of Belknap life. The pictures below will be updated as we make changes around camp.

  • Cabin Fans
  • Hand Washing Station
  • Screen Doors
  • Water Bottle Fill Stations
  • Cabin Fans

    Fans installed on cabin to improve airflow.

  • Hand Washing Station

    Outdoor hand-washing stations installed around camp.

  • Screen Doors

    Screen doors on every cabin will improve the airflow in living quarters.

  • Water Bottle Fill Stations

    Camp is removing the water bubblers and installing 30 of these bottle fill stations all over camp

Masks

Masks for campers and staff will be a part of Belknap’s plan for preventing introduction and spread of virus at Camp. Belknap will be providing more information at a later date about type and number of masks to pack for camp. Please note that campers and staff will be unmasked for sleeping, eating, showering and swimming.

COVID Testing

Camp Belknap plans to use COVID testing as a part of our 2021 plan for entry and admittance to camp, diagnostic (symptoms) and ongoing monitoring, The timing, type of testing, and logistics are being reviewed and will be announced as decisions are made. Types of tests and criteria for their use are continuing to evolve and we want to ensure that we are implementing best practices.

Response to Positive Test

Working with Belknap’s medical advisory group, we are developing a detailed plan for the potential of a symptomatic individual and/or positive test at camp. This plan will include isolation, quarantine, contact tracing, and care of campers/staff.

Visitors

Permission is required to visit camp during the non-summer months/“off season.” Please click below for detailed information on visiting camp. When camp is in session, for the safety of our campers and staff, visitors will be strictly limited. Updated information regarding this policy will be provided here.

Visit Information

Belknap Pledge

We are developing a pledge to ensure compliance and a clear focus on keeping ourselves and each other safe. More to come on this!