But I don’t Like to Camp! Well WildSide is not camping. It’s Resorting. We do not stay in tents and cook over a fire. WildSide is at a very cool “camp” that takes place at a resort. You’ll sleep in a dorm setting that has air conditioning. You’ll have running water and take hot showers and eat very good food in a very cool lodge.
Who will be in my cabin? Students are placed in cabins with friends they know and with our leaders. We will take a whole team of our own leaders with us. Our leaders are trained, and have background clearances. If you are interested in being a leader on this trip, please contact us as soon as possible!
What about safety? WildSide and Roundlake Camp provide an entire waterfront team with certified lifeguards and folks certified in CPR, as well as a camp nurse.
Is there any assistance with the cost? We will never let money stand in the way of a student going on a trip. We have funds available. And we provide at least one fundraiser. What we tell students is that if they are willing to go-for-it …to work hard and make it happen, then we will go-for-it with them. Don’t let money stand in the way, contact your trip leaders about that so we can talk.
Can I invite my friends? Yes, we want all of your friends to come to WildSide with us. Bring’em ALL…. Everyone you know! It does not matter if they are from RiverTree. We don’t care where they are from, or if they even go to church. WildSide is for everyone so bring’em. If they don’t know God, then WildSide is perfect for them! They’ll have a great time and they’ll get to hear about God’s love for them… in a way that is not pushy… that’s just one more cool thing about WildSide – your friends will be treated like they matter, because they do.
How can I get my friends to WildSide? The best thing you can do is sign up first. Lead by example. Then tell your friend about WildSide and also get them and their parents in touch with one of our Trip Leaders.
What exactly is The BLOB? The Blob is the reverse of a diving board. You jump off a diving board into the water. With a Blob you get shot into the air and then come back down. How long you stay in the air depends upon the size of the person that launched you. Imagine what it might be like to be shot out of a cannon – only without the loud bang and smell of gunpowder. That’s the Blob. The Blob looks like a big pillow. It sits in the lake. You jump down onto it, climb out to the end and wait…. Until another person jumps onto it and shoots you off the end. Once, in 1988 a 7th grade girl was shot so high into the air that NASA saw her on radar, it really happened, …really. :p
What about medications? All medication, including over the counter stuff, must be handed in upon arriving for departure. If you have a prescription, please leave that in it’s original bottle and put it in a zip loc baggie with your son/daughter’s name on the bag. All prescription meds are distributed during meals by our camp nurse.
How much spending money do we need? We suggest $10-15 for the snack bar. And then we suggest an additional $10-$15 for our auction. We auction off all sorts of crazy items and experiences to raise money for local charities. So that would be a total of $20-$35. But you can bring what you’d like. Some bring $10, others $75. It’s up to you.
How Do I Pack Spending Money? Please put your spending money in an envelope with your name on the outside. This will be deposited in an account for you. Checks can be made out to “RiverTree Church”. We don’t like folks having loose money at WildSide. It tends to get lost. Any money deposited that does not get used, does NOT get refunded. So make sure you spend what you bring.
Can you explain MORE about the Auction? It really is a blast. We have a ton of fun and auction off all sorts of crazy stuff from pizza parties to rides on a golf cart to cookies & milk for your whole cabin. It’s fun and our students get to be a part of blessing others. The auction is a good way to show students how just a few resources can make a BIG difference.
Am I allowed to bring my cell phone and ipod? Not to WildSide, NO. Don’t bring them. Leave ALL electronics at home – including Phones. If Students and Parents need to get in touch, our Leaders we will have access to cell phones. We have found that electronics are a distraction that prevent students from having an amazing time. And so we will not, under any circumstances allow them. Our emergency numbers for WildSide are The Trip Leader Numbers provided and Camp Director, John Moores 330.354.5437.