Dropping Your Child Off at Camp
Drop-off for summer camp is Sunday afternoons between 3:45–4:45 p.m. Gates open promptly at 3:45 p.m. Camp begins at 5 p.m. Beginner Camp drop-off is Tuesday afternoon.
When you arrive, you will be given a card with your child’s room assignment which you will take to the appropriate cabin to help get your child settled in.
Picking Your Child Up From Camp
Pick-up is always held on Saturday beginning at 11:15 a.m. Our gates open at 11:00 a.m. with a short program beginning at 11:15 a.m.Once the parents have arrived, we hold a brief celebration and picnic as we share what the kids have done during the week. Family and friends (no pets please) are invited to join!
After the short program, we will eat and tour the Ranch in our Army Truck and Crazy Train!
Who Will Be Watching My Child?
Each summer, we have over 70 staff members that are trained, Christian role models. Each of our staff members is actively growing in their walk with Christ and they share a strong passion for children and youth ministry.
Your child will be in a cabin with at most 7 other campers, with AT LEAST one adult accompanying them at all times.
During Your Camper's Session
Feel free to send your camper mail during the week to:
P.O. Box 599 Bolivar, TN 38008
You can also get in touch with your camper through your Bunk1 portal. Through Bunk1, you will be able to message your camper, as well as view pictures of what they have been up to thorughout the week.
What If My Child Becomes Homesick?
Kids often get homesick when they’re in a new environment. Our staff is trained to assist campers who may be experiencing homesickness.
If we notice that your child is feeling homesick, we will call the parents to let them know, and encourage them to pray for their children as well as write letters.
What Will My Child Eat?
Our food is awesome! Each meal is an all-you-can-eat experience that your camper will love. All food is made in a peanut-free facility.
If your child has any dietary restrictions, please let us know and we will try to accommodate to the best of our ability.
What Does a Day at Camp Look Like?
Each day, your camper will enjoy outdoor activities including rock walls, zip lines, giant swing, mountain bike trails, lake time, pool party, kayaks, and much more.
Outdoor Activities are followed by worship and teaching every night after dinner. After worship, the campers transition to a night activity such as Disco Game Night, Counselor Belly Flop Competition, Luau’s, etc. before heading to bed.
Can I Visit My Child at Camp?
Campers are not permitted to have visitors or to leave camp during a session. For the well-being of the camper and the camp, we ask for your full cooperation with this policy. Campers are not allowed to make or receive phone calls.
Our emergency phone number is (731) 659-2880.
What to Bring to Camp
A full list of items to bring to camp can be found here.
What NOT to Bring to Camp
Victory Ranch cannot be responsible for valuables brought to camp. Campers should not bring food, candy, iPods, cell phones, video games, expensive cameras, money, or jewelry. These items often distract from the camp environment and may be held by the camp director and returned to the camper upon departure.
Can My Camper Attend Multiple Weeks?
Of course! We have many campers who choose to “stay over”, which means staying for more than one week. We will take care of the campers during the time in between camp sessions.
We expect campers to show consideration for one another and the environment we share. These principles are encouraged in simple ways, such as asking campers to help clean up after activities and to respect camp and personal property. The camp directors reserve the right to dismiss any camper when it is deemed to be in the best interest of either the child or camp, or for violation of camp rules. NO REFUND will be given.