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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a lot of the questions that we receive most often during the camper application process. Before you pick up the phone or start a new email, take a look at these questions and answers to maybe save some time. If your question isn't found below, or it's not answered clearly, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Is Camp War Eagle accepting applications?

Summer 2017:  Camp War Eagle is no longer accepting camper applications from the general public for Summer 2017.  If you would like to receive information in the fall about applying for Summer 2018, please email us your name, camper(s) name(s), address, and email address to [email protected].  You also may call us at 479-751-8899 with any questions. We are looking forward to another great summer at Amazing Camp War Eagle!

Who can apply to attend Camp War Eagle (CWE)?

Boy and Girls, ages 7-17 and currently enrolled in 1st through 11th grade, living in Northwest Arkansas can apply to attend Camp War Eagle overnight camp. Boys and Girls, ages 6 to 11 and currently enrolled in Kindergarten through 5th grade, living in Northwest Arkansas may apply to attend CWE Day Camp. 

 

Does the submission of an application guarantee my child a spot at Camp War Eagle?

No, each child’s application will be reviewed by Camp War Eagle and CWE will select children for attendance based upon their Qualifications.

 

How will Camp War Eagle determine which children get to attend CWE 2017?

Each application will be reviewed by the Camp War Eagle enrollment committee and the children will be placed into a session based on their qualifications. Please remember that all campers are required to meet the criteria established by Camp War Eagle for admittance and, therefore, the detailed completion of the Qualification Form is extremely important. And, for those applicants with prior experience at Camp War Eagle, their performance and behavior while a camper will be a significant factor in determining their enrollment in a Camp War Eagle session.

 

Are returning campers guaranteed a spot at Camp War Eagle 2017?

Unfortunately not all previous campers will be able to attend again in 2017. A certain number of spaces are reserved for returning campers and a certain number of spaces are reserved for new campers.

 

Will all of my children get to attend CWE 2017?

All children from the same home may not get to attend CWE 2017. Each child’s application is reviewed on an individual basis. Factors such as age and gender may limit CWE from accepting all siblings.

 

Will all of my children get to attend the same CWE session?

While CWE will try to get siblings into the same session (when desired), CWE makes no guarantee that all siblings will be in the same session.

 

My child was on the waiting list for CWE 2016. Is he/she guaranteed a spot in CWE 2017?

Unfortunately, CWE cannot guarantee CWE 2016 waiting list children a spot based upon their 2016 waitlist status. Remember, each child will be selected to attend CWE 2017 based on their qualifications.

 

I applied for early enrollment. When will I find out if my child was accepted to attend CWE 2017?

Acceptance letters for early enrollment campers will be mailed in February, and your MyCWE dashboard will reflect placement. The dashboard and letters will also tell you which session your child has been placed in. Some children may be placed on a waiting list and notification of waitlist status will be updated and mailed in February as well.

 

I submitted my application but haven’t heard anything from CWE?

After your application has been received and processed by CWE, you should receive notification confirming receipt. If you have not received notification a month after applying, please contact the CWE office at 479.751.8899 to confirm receipt.

 

How much does it cost to attend Camp War Eagle?

Tuition at Camp War Eagle is based on household income. A $20.00 refundable deposit is due for each camp family with the application(s).

2017 Overnight Camp Tuition        
Gross Household Income2nd, 3rd, 6th & 7th Session Tuition (7 days) 1st, 4th & 5th Session Tuition (14 days)
First   ChildSecond  ChildThird   ChildAdditional Child First  ChildSecond  ChildThird    ChildAdditional Child
          
Below 40,000$20$5$5$0 $30$10$10$0
40,001 - 60,000$25$15$15$0 $50$25$25$0
60,001 - 70,000$125$25$25$0 $195$50$50$0
70,001 - 80,000$225$115$115$0 $445$225$225$0
80,001 - 90,000$345$195$195$0 $695$345$345$0
90,001 - 100,000$495$225$225$0 $995$445$445$0
100,001 - 120,000$675$355$355$0 $1,345$715$715$0
120,001 - 140,000$925$545$545$0 $1,795$1,035$1,035$0
140,001 - 150,000$1,195$895$895$0 $2,295$1,495$1,495$0
150,001 - 200,000$1,395$995$995$645 $2,495$1,695$1,695$1,095
Over 200,000 (Full Tuition)$1,395$1,395$1,395$1,395 $2,495$2,495$2,495$2,495

 

 

2017 Day Camp Tuition  
Gross Household IncomePer Session (10 days)
1st Child2nd Child3rd ChildAdditional Child
Below $15,000$20$10$5$0
$15,001-$25,000$25$20$10$0
$25,001-$40,000$35$25$15$0
$40,001-$60,000$45$35$25$0
$60,001-$80,000$75$50$30$20
$80,001-$100,000$125$100$70$30
Over $100,000$150$125$100$75

My child wants to go to camp with a friend. Do you accept cabin requests?

Camp War Eagle does not accept cabin requests.  Children are grouped together in cabins based upon their age and grade.

 

My child takes medications. How will he take his medicine?

The Camp War Eagle Health Center is always maintained by registered nurses who are on duty at all times. Upon arrival and check-in at Camp War Eagle overnight camp, each child will turn in all medications to the CWE Health Center. The nurses will administer medications on a regular schedule and as needed by each camper.

 

We do not have health insurance. May my child still attend Camp War Eagle?

Yes. Camp War Eagle will be responsible for routine health issues that can be managed in our Health Center. However, if we must take your camper to an outside health service, it will be your responsibility to pay for those outside services. We will ask you to sign an agreement that acknowledges your agreement with our policy.

 

Will I be contacted when my child is admitted into the CWE Health Center?

It is the camp policy to notify parents in the event of an accident or injury only in the event of emergency or when recommended by the camp physician.

 

How do you handle a child with homesickness?

Our counselors are trained to work with home sick campers. A camper's counselor will be the first person to work with and encourage your child. The counselor will work on focusing the child on the fun things to do at camp by keeping your camper involved in the things he/she loves doing. Most campers experience little or no homesickness once they have settled into the camp program. Campers that continue to struggle with homesickness will meet with the Camp Mom who serves as our mom away from home. She works with each child on an individual basis and will continue to check on them throughout their time at camp.

 

If my child is homesick, will he/she be able to contact me?

Campers are not allowed to use the telephone or computers during their stay at CWE. It is our experience that homesick campers only become more homesick upon talking with their family. Our focus remains to keep the child involved in camp activities and the fun away from home. Please feel free to contact the Camp Mom to check on your child at any time. She will be happy to check on your camper and let you know how your camper is doing.

 

Does my child get to choose their own activities?

For Summer 2017, both one week and two week campers will have the opportunity to preference their morning activities. Based upon camper preference and availability, each camper will be given an individual schedule of classes designed to teach or improve upon a skill and classes designed for fun and participation. Some of our youngest campers will be assigned to a general activity rotation in order to introduce them to all areas of camp. Also, each afternoon for 2 hours (during Mish Mash) each camper has the opportunity to do whatever he/she wants. During this time, the child can decide each day what he/she wants to do.

 

Who will be supervising my child?

CWE hires over 350 summer staff members from various colleges to supervise your campers. The entire summer staff attends a 10 day orientation session that focuses on safety, skill training, the Camp War Eagle daily schedule, and camper development. Each cabin of 10-12 campers has 2-3 counselors that live, eat and play with your children. In addition, each cabin is assigned a Top Staff member that oversees a group of counselors and cabins. Our year-round Permanent Staff will also supervise and oversee many areas of your child's camp experience.

 

Is Camp War Eagle affiliated with any church organization?

No, CWE is a non-denominational, Christian summer camp that accepts children from all faiths. It is not necessary that a child be a Christian in order to attend CWE.

 

Does CWE offer any material in Spanish?

Yes, Spanish forms are found on our website, or you may contact CWE for print material in Spanish. We also have access to translators if we need to speak with a family.

 

How can I contact Camp War Eagle?