CAMPS AT  SENTINEL

Since 1949, Sentinel has provided a safe, fun, Christian summer camp experience. Daily activity options include swimming, boating, arts & crafts, teambuilding games, ropes course with zip line, rock wall, archery, hiking, large group team sports, and many other great adventures. Each evening the entire camp gathers for Vespers which is a time of worship, singing, and Bible study. On Friday evenings we gather at a special “red carpet celebration” banquet where campers dress up for a special dinner to celebrate the week.

 

SUMMER THEME

"The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23

 
Step 1.

Click the “Register Online”* button, above, to access our online registration system. Here you will create an account or login, select a program, and make your deposit**.

*A printable version can be found in the Downloads box for those who wish to complete the form by hand and mail it in.

**Program deposits are nonrefundable.

Step 2.

Complete the Health Form found in the Downloads box.
This form should be brought with you the day of checkin.

Step 3.

Complete your full payment before June 1st.

Step 4.

Review the suggested packing list in preparation for your camper's time at Sentinel!

REGISTRATION

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Teen

Boys & Girls Over Night Camp (ages 7-15)


$550 For over 70 years our camps have provided a safe, fun, Christian summer camp experience. Daily activities include: swimming, boating, arts & crafts, team building games, ropes course with zip line, rock wall, archery, hiking, large group team sports, and many more great adventures. Each evening the entire camp comes together and gathers for Vespers, a time of worship, singing and Bible study. BG1: July 4th - July 10th BG2: July 11th - July 17th BG3: July 18th - July 24th BG4: July 25th - July 31st Arrival: Sunday 3pm; Departure: Saturday 10am




Teen Camp (ages 13-16)


$500 During this camp program teens will learn the importance of Christian friendships, while removing distractions (TV, video games, and social networking) allowing them to further unplug and build relationships face-to-face. Trained staff with a heart for teens will mentor the campers throughout teen specific activities and a relaxed schedule to expand their faith through the investigation of themselves, each other, and God. Campers will learn how God is relative to teens of this generation. Arrival: Sunday, August 8th 3pm; Departure: Friday, August 13th 10am




Two-Week Camp (ages 10-15)


$900 This is the perfect option for campers who want to experience two consecutive weeks at Sentinel. Counselors supervise a more relaxed weekend schedule complete with a church service on Sunday morning. Campers are asked to pack enough clothing for the full two weeks. Arrival: Sunday, July 5th 3pm; Departure: Saturday, July 18th 10am




LEADERS (ages 14-16)


$800 This two-week program allows teens to develop Christian leadership skills and learn the importance of teamwork through a variety of activities around camp. Activities include: trust exercises, an afternoon on our high ropes course, a canoe trip across Dan Hole Pond and a night on Sentinel Ledges in a Yurt. Campers are asked to pack enough clothing for the full two weeks. Enrollment is limited to 8 males and 8 females each two-week session. Arrival: Sunday, July 11th 3pm; Departure: Saturday, July 24th 10am




Aspire (ages 15-16)


$300 This program allows teens to continue in the development of Christian leadership skills through the practice of spiritual disciplines. Enrollment is limited to 8 males and 8 females each session. Arrival: Sunday July 25th 1pm; Departure: Saturday July 31st 12pm Arrival: Sunday, August 1st 1pm; Departure: Saturday, August 7th 12:00




Mentors (ages 15-18)


Application Based Campers who have completed Sentinel LEADERS and Aspire programs to be a Sentinel staff member may first serve as a mentor. Mentors will learn through hands-on experience with campers and our caring and well-trained staff. This program is offered as single and two or more consecutive sessions. For more information or an application email info@campsentinel.org.

Arrival: Sunday 1pm; Departure: Saturday 12:00 noon




Winter Camp (ages 12-16)


$100 This high energy weekend is all the excitement of traditional camp in a fun winter setting. Campers sleep in Sentinel Lodge in warm and cozy bunk-style rooms. Winter camp consists of team games, winter activities, and a theme-based Bible study. This is sure to be a weekend you won't want to miss! Friday dinner-Sunday lunch included. Youth groups welcome! Friday, January 22nd 6pm – Sunday, January 24th 2pm





Adult & Family

Adult Camp (ages 55+)


$200 An adult camp for the 'young at heart'! A relaxed schedule makes for a great three days of rest and renewal. Participants stay in the lodge or in cabins. Great programs, food, and fellowship! Arrival: Monday, June 27th 3pm; Departure: Wednesday, June 30th 10am




Homeschool Family Camp


$250 per family household Homeschool families are invited to come and enjoy time with friends while experiencing camp activities like: canoeing, archery, team games, hiking, crafts, campfires, and smores! Families stay in cabins. Fee includes lodging, activities, and meals. Arrival: Monday May 31st 3pm; Departure: Wednesday June 2nd 10am. Optional early arrival on Sunday.





Youth

Boys & Girls Over Night Camp (ages 7-15)


$550 For over 70 years our camps have provided a safe, fun, Christian summer camp experience. Daily activities include: swimming, boating, arts & crafts, team building games, ropes course with zip line, rock wall, archery, hiking, large group team sports, and many more great adventures. Each evening the entire camp comes together and gathers for Vespers, a time of worship, singing and Bible study.
BG1: July 4th - July 10th
BG2: July 11th - July 17th
BG3: July 18th - July 24th
BG4: July 25th - July 31st Arrival: Sunday 3pm; Departure: Saturday 10am




Day Camp (ages 5-15)


$225 Experience all that camp has to offer without staying overnight. Swim, make arts and crafts, play games and meet new friends! Lunch provided. For those parents who would like to be on-site, check availability in our Pines Family Camping Area by calling the camp office. DC1: June 28th - July 2nd DC2: July 5th - July 9th DC3: July 12th - July 16th DC4: July 19th - July 23rd DC5: Aug 9th - Aug 13th Arrival: 8:00am; Departure: 5:00pm (Monday - Friday)




Little Adventures (ages 5-8)


$200 This camp is the perfect way to introduce young campers to a Sentinel summer camp experience, with three days and two nights of exciting camp activities. For parents who would like to be on-site, check availability in our Pines Family Camping Area by calling the camp office. Arrival: Sunday, June 27th 3pm; Departure: Tuesday June 29th 10am




Two-Week Camp (ages 10-15)


$1000 This is the perfect option for campers who want to experience two consecutive weeks at Sentinel. Counselors supervise a more relaxed weekend schedule complete with a church service on Sunday morning. Campers are asked to pack enough clothing for the full two weeks. Arrival: Sunday, July 4th 3pm; Departure: Saturday, July 17th 10am Arrival: Sunday July 18th 3pm; Departure: Saturday, July 31st 10am





PROGRAMS

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TESTIMONIALS

First-Time Camper Mom

The first time I sent my son to camp, he was excited and I was nervous!  The staff at Sentinel was great at making me feel comfortable with my choice to send my son there.  I was able to send him email notes every day, and I even called and spoke to the director to see how he was doing.  Sentinel’s Facebook page was a great resource for me to see what was going on each day and I even had a chance to see pictures all the fun things they were doing.  My son learned so many things while at camp, including some basic skills and independence. He came home with stories and songs to share all the way home in the car, and we try to stay in contact with all of his new friends.  I feel great about sending my son back to Sentinel next year, and this time we are both excited and neither one of us is nervous!

 
 

FAQs

Before Camp

Where are you located?


Camp Sentinel is located in central New Hampshire, nestled in the Ossippee mountain range. Our physical address is 29, Sentinel Lodge Rd, Center Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, 03816.




Where can I find a Camp Sentinel health form?


Health forms can be found on our website under the Enrollment page in the downloads pane. After printing it, please complete all three pages to have ready to present to our wellness team during check in on the first day of camp.

The third page of your health form should be completed by your camper's primary care physician. Some doctors’ offices will have an easy print out form, like those used for school sports. This print out can be used in place of the third page. Simply staple it to the back of your completed health form.




Do you accept generic health forms?


We only accept health forms from our website. For the sake of our records and documentation, we require that all our health forms be uniform with our information present.




Can you find Camp Sentinel on social media?


You sure can! Feel free follow us on facebook, Instagram and Twitter for daily photo updates, announcements, and upcoming events.




How should I get my camper’s health form to you?


All health forms should be filled out and brought with you on the day of check in. Our wellness team will be on hand to collect them along with any camper medication.




What is Friday Banquet?


Every week Camp Sentinel offers a banquet on Friday night as a way of closing out the week for our campers. This semi-formal dinner runs longer than the average meal with an awards ceremony and recognition given to cabins for specific competitions. Please pack semi-formal attire for this award’s dinner.




What is the summer food program, and how do I know if I am eligible?


With the rising cost of food, fuel, etc., you can readily understand that it is necessary for schools, camps and all non-profit organizations to take advantage of any Federal reimbursement programs available. As a non-profit organization we are eligible to receive Federal reimbursement of meal costs for children who qualify under the Child Nutrition Programs administered by USDA and the New Hampshire Department of Education. We ask for your cooperation in helping us to defray costs by completing the attached eligibility form. This information will be used only for our eligibility requirements and will be kept in strict confidence. More information will be included in your camper’s welcome email.




My camper has a dietary restriction, how do I make sure that this is communicated?


We strives to create a welcoming environment for each camper during their time at camp. We understand some campers have food allergies and dietary restrictions. To help us prepare for your camper’s arrival please notify the Food Services Coordinator of any food allergies or restrictions, at least two weeks before your camper’s arrival, to ensure your camper’s dietary needs are understood. Outside food (sent in the mail or dropped off with campers) is not permitted unless to meet specific food allergy or dietary restrictions and cleared with the Food Services Coordinator.




Can I pack my camper food?


Due to wildlife and the allergies of other campers, outside food (sent in the mail or dropped off with campers) is not permitted unless to meet specific food allergy or dietary restrictions and cleared with the Food Services Coordinator.




Is there anything you do not allow campers to bring?


For the safety of all campers and staff, we ask that campers please leave the following items off campus: aerosol sunscreen/bug spray, knives or weapons of any kind, chewing gum, and electronic devices such as but not limited to cell phones, iPods/mp3 players and laptops.




Can my camper attend for more than one session?


Sure, of course they can.




What is the policy for electronic devices that campers can bring?


We welcome the use of digital and film cameras to capture moments here at camp, although to ensure that campers are getting the most out of our activities and relationship building with their peers, we do not allow the camper use of cell phones on campus, regardless if they could be used as a camera or not.




How do I request that my child is assigned to a cabin with their friend?


When registering you can request a fellow camper as a potential cabinmate. Although this is not guaranteed when designing our roster, we do make this a priority when assigning the cabin lists and strive to honor as many requests as possible.




How can I be sure my child is safe at camp? What kind of training does the staff have?


Our staff training is purposeful and intentional. We begin the process with an application requiring 3 or more references, and candidates undergo a national background check. Staff training begins in March with our "Staff summit” where the staff meet each other and start building a strong team relationship. In June, we have an intentional week of staff training. Our staff are trained in First Aid and CPR and many are lifeguard certified. We "grow our staff" which means many were campers themselves, attending LEADERS, Aspire and Mentor programs as teens. If you have questions please call 603.539.4839. Your child's positive experience at camp is important to us





Check In

How should I get my camper’s health form to you?


All health forms should be filled out and brought with you on the day of check in. Our wellness team will be on hand to collect them along with any camper medication.




Do you accept generic health forms?


We only accept health forms from our website. For the sake of our records and documentation, we require that all our health forms be uniform with our information present.




What is the summer food program, and how do I know if I am eligible?


With the rising cost of food, fuel, etc., you can readily understand that it is necessary for schools, camps and all non-profit organizations to take advantage of any Federal reimbursement programs available. As a non-profit organization we are eligible to receive Federal reimbursement of meal costs for children who qualify under the Child Nutrition Programs administered by USDA and the New Hampshire Department of Education. We ask for your cooperation in helping us to defray costs by completing the attached eligibility form. This information will be used only for our eligibility requirements and will be kept in strict confidence. More information will be included in your camper’s welcome email.




My camper has a dietary restriction, how do I make sure that this is communicated?


We strives to create a welcoming environment for each camper during their time at camp. We understand some campers have food allergies and dietary restrictions. To help us prepare for your camper’s arrival please notify the Food Services Coordinator of any food allergies or restrictions, at least two weeks before your camper’s arrival, to ensure your camper’s dietary needs are understood. Outside food (sent in the mail or dropped off with campers) is not permitted unless to meet specific food allergy or dietary restrictions and cleared with the Food Services Coordinator.




Can I send my camper with food?


Due to wildlife and the allergies of other campers, outside food (sent in the mail or dropped off with campers) is not permitted unless to meet specific food allergy or dietary restrictions and cleared with the Food Services Coordinator.




My camper has a dietary restriction, how do I make sure that this is communicated?


We strives to create a welcoming environment for each camper during their time at camp. We understand some campers have food allergies and dietary restrictions. To help us prepare for your camper’s arrival please notify the Food Services Coordinator of any food allergies or restrictions, at least two weeks before your camper’s arrival, to ensure your camper’s dietary needs are understood. Outside food (sent in the mail or dropped off with campers) is not permitted unless to meet specific food allergy or dietary restrictions and cleared with the Food Services Coordinator.




What time is check-in/check-out for our summer programs?


Check in begins on Sunday at 3:00pm and check out is Saturday at 10:00am for most summer programs. If the program your camper is attending differs from this format it will be listed under the program details. Find a list of all of our summer programs and details HERE.




What is a typical amount of store money to leave on a camper account?


We recommend providing your camper with an average $15 balance in the store. The balance is kept on a running tab and withdrawn from during our daily store time. Here campers can buy a snack or camp memorabilia.





At Sentinel

Can I send my camper mail during their stay at Sentinel?


Sure! You can always mail your camper a letter to 29 Sentinel Lodge Rd. Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816 or you can message your camper online with these five easy steps. 1. Sign into your Online Account by clicking “Enroll Online” button at the top of the page. 2. Select the camper you wish to message in the campers pane. 3. Navigate to the bottom left of your parent panel to find “One-way Communication” pane. 4. Click “New Email” to open the message box. Once open select the camper(s) and compose a message.
5. Click “Submit” to send your message.




Can other people message my camper online?


Absolutly... with you your permission of course. Follow the steps below to invite up to 6 friends or family members to message your camper. 1. Sign into your Online Account by clicking “Enroll Online” button at the top of the page. 2. Select the camper you wish to message in the campers pane. 3. Navigate to the bottom left of your parent panel to find “One-way Communication” pane. 2. Click “Invite” inside the “One-way Communication” pane.
3. Click “New Invite” to open the invitation window.
4. In the “From” fields, enter your first and last name. 5. Next, provide up to six emails belonging to family and friends that you wish to be able to message your camper(s). 6. Then compose a brief personalized message explaining why they are receiving this email7. Finally, click “Submit” to send your invitations.




What if my child is hungry outside of a mealtime?


As a part of our partnership with the summer food program, we will always have food readily available outside of the three meal lunch periods. Your camper can simply ask their counselor or other staff member and they will be provided with a snack.




How can I access photos from the week?


Select photos will be posted throughout the week on our facebookand Instagram ​​​​​​​. A complete album of photos will also be run in a slideshow at the closing ceremony on Saturday and sold on CDs in the camp store for $10 following the ceremony. All proceeds will benefit our scholarship fund.




Will my camper ever leave Sentinel’s campus for activities?


Our activities are all “in-house” here on the grounds. Everything from our waterfront, to our zipline is all located within Sentinel’s property of 629 acres.




My camper has a dietary restriction, how do I make sure that this is communicated?


We strives to create a welcoming environment for each camper during their time at camp. We understand some campers have food allergies and dietary restrictions. To help us prepare for your camper’s arrival please notify the Food Services Coordinator of any food allergies or restrictions, at least two weeks before your camper’s arrival, to ensure your camper’s dietary needs are understood. Outside food (sent in the mail or dropped off with campers) is not permitted unless to meet specific food allergy or dietary restrictions and cleared with the Food Services Coordinator.




Can I send my camper with food?


Due to wildlife and the allergies of other campers, outside food (sent in the mail or dropped off with campers) is not permitted unless to meet specific food allergy or dietary restrictions and cleared with the Food Services Coordinator.




What do your cabins look like?


Cabins are divided into two units by gender. Each cabin can house up to 8 campers (assigned by age) and 2 counselors. The cabins are all equipped with electric lights and as least one power outlet for a fan and alarm clock. The bathrooms are just a short walk to the centralized bathhouse.




What does a typical day of camp look like?


On any given day, campers will wake up at 7am to be ready from flag up and morning watch at 7:45. This is a time of prayer and devotion before breakfast. A counselor will share a scripture verse followed by a thought to ponder. Campers will then break off for quiet time to pray or read their Bibles until Breakfast at 8am. After breakfast attend Bible study. We begin this time with a few worship songs and then the campers will be presented with a skit/object lesson demonstrating the study topic for the day. Camps then break off into their cabin group to discuss this topic in age appropriate depth. Once the discussion time is done, everyone gathers back in the wigwam (chapel) where the camp pastor recaps and raps up the morning lesson. Following Bible Study is morning options. Here campers are presented with 5 to 7 activities options to choose from. These options range from archery, rock climbing, and kickball to swim lessons, ziplining, and arts and crafts. (See our activities page for a full list of activity offerings) Morning options run till lunch at noon. After Lunch the entire campus heads down to Foye Beach for free swim. During this time campers are free to swim in designated swimming areas (based on their swimming ability), boat around Dan Hole Pond, build sand castles, or simply hang out on the beach with friends. Free swim ends at 2:45 leading into rest time. Rest time allows campers to take a break from the fun filled schedule by taking a shower, write letters home, or actually taking a nap. After rest time everyone heads to the camp store. Here campers can buy a snack or camp memorabilia. This leads right into afternoon options. Just like morning options campers are presented with 5 to 7 different options to choose from. Dinner is served promptly at 5:30 every day. After eating everyone gathers in the field for evening program. This consists of one of any number of large group games involving everyone at camp. At 7:45pm campers and staff gather for vespers, our evening worship time. Like Bible study we begin with a few worship songs before moving into the pastor’s message. After vespers we all stand in a circle to sing the goodnight song. This marks the end of the day and sends the younger campers (7-11) to bed. For the older campers (12-16) the night is still young. From 9 to 10:30pm, older cabins participate in what we call after hours. After hours consists of random silly team games or relaxed activities such as star gazing. By 11pm Everyone is asleep, and lights are out.





Pick Up

What are some of the most common lost and found items?


At the of the week, we will commonly find these items left behind: Towels, sunscreen, sunglasses, and water bottles. To lower our accumulation of lost and found, we ask those coming to pick up their camper to please check their luggage for missing items.

*Please note Sentinel is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.




What time is check-in/check-out for our summer programs?


Check in begins on Sunday at 3:00pm and check out is Saturday at 10:00am for most summer programs. If the program your camper is attending differs from this format it will be listed under the program details. Find a list of all of our summer programs and details HERE.





After Camp

How can I access photos from the week?


Select photos will be posted throughout the week on our facebook and Instagram​​​​​​​ accounts. A complete album of photos will also be run in a slideshow at the closing ceremony on Saturday and sold on CDs in the camp store for $10 following the ceremony. All proceeds benefit our scholarship fund.




How can my camper connect with friends made during their time at camp?


Campers can exchange contact information in person during their time at Sentinel. We suggest that parents advise their campers as to what information is ok to give out and what is not. If for some reason contact information is lost, Sentinel will not distribute any camper's private information. However, with permission we would be happy to forward your information to a designated party with a brief message asking them to reach out to you.





PHOTO GALLERY

Archery
Basketball
Bible Study
Boating
Canoeing
Corcls
Council Fire
Field Games
Flag Up
Friendships
Giant Swing
Hiking
Nature Exploration
Raft
Rock Climbing
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POLICIES

Program Registration & Cancellation Policy

To register for a camp program, a $100 nonrefundable deposit, per program, is necessary to confirm your campers spot. When you register for a program, you are responsible for full payment. Special cases are reviewed.

Full payment due June 1st so that on drop off day, we can focus 100% on your camper.

Refunds are not given after June 1st and a which point a $100 transaction fee will be assessed for program transfers, due to planning purposes. 

Cancellation requests should be made in writing and sent to the main office:
29 Sentinel Lodge Road Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816

If approved, refunds will arrive within 60 days.

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to create a welcoming environment for Christian relationship building and spiritual renewal. Within the stillness of God's creation and through the guidance of the staff, people are moved from discovery into authentic relationships with others and with Jesus Christ.

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