FAQ

Summer Camp Questions

WHAT AGE GROUPS ATTEND YOUR CAMPS?

Camps are available for all age groups: kindergartners to high-school seniors as well as family camps and grandparent/grandchild camps, prime time and adult camps. There is something for everyone at Pilgrim Heights.

DOES GRADE LEVEL REFER TO GRADE COMPLETED?

Yes, grade levels on the brochure refer to grade level completed at the end of the recent school year.

ARE VOLUNTEERS BACKGROUND CHECKED?

Yes, all volunteers are thoroughly background checked that are alone on the grounds.  

WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR CAMP?

For a general list of important items to bring, check out our "What's Next" page.

DO YOU PROVIDE ANY CONFIRMATION WHEN I REGISTER FOR A CAMP?  

Yes. We send a confirmation of your registration via email. If you do not have an email, we will mail the confirmation to you. 

DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS? 

 We accept checks, cash, and credit cards.

WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS FOOD ALLERGIES OR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS? 

If your child has any kind of food allergy or dietary need, please contact us before registering to see if we can meet your child’s needs.

Volunteer Questions

WHAT DO I DO TO VOLUNTEER TO COUNSEL FOR A WEEK?

Please Contact Us so we can put you in contact with the leader of the camp that you are interested in attending as a counselor.

You will need to fill out a background check which will be mailed to you when we receive your paperwork. The background check is REQUIRED, without it you will not be allowed to counsel. We need this form back at least 24 hours before you are scheduled to counsel, to allow enough time for the results to be processed.

DO WE RECEIVE ANYTHING FOR COUNSELING?

You get a free T-shirt and the love and admiration of a bunch of campers! What more could you want?!?! Pilgrim Heights currently relies on volunteer counselors for each camp. We provide counselor training before the campers come that includes basic first aid, curriculum coverage, and training in all rules and regulations involved in working with children.

Staff Questions

HOW WOULD I APPLY TO BE ON SUMMER STAFF?

If you are interested in applying to be on summer staff please Contact Us for an application.  We are currently looking for staff for this Summer Season.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN BEING ON SUMMER STAFF?

Summer staff members live in cabins on the camp grounds from May to early August. They provide support for all camps and outside group rentals during the summer. Staff move in 2 weeks before the first camp to get settled as well as be trained in challenge course, camp rules, and help get the camp ready for the summer. Ideally all staff will be lifeguard certified, as only those signed off by the camp are allowed to lifeguard at the lake.

Wedding Questions

Can I use flower petals during the ceremony?

You may use biodegradable petals only. Use birdfeed instead of rice.

What do I need to do first to book my wedding at Pilgrim Heights?

We would love to talk to you about your event!  Please give us a call and schedule a Site Tour.

Does every event have to provide proof of insurance?

Yes, you will need to provide proof of Event Insurance with general liability of $1,000,000.

Does Pilgrim Heights allow alcohol?

We do allow alcohol at our facility.  However, we cannot purchase or serve alcohol; so we ask that you provide a bartender to do so. A Security Fee will be charged to cover an off-duty officer.

What are my table options?

We have 34 5’ round tables, 20 8’ and 23 6' rectangular tables.  All tables are included with your rental.

What are my chair options?

We have 163 blue plastic chairs on second level and 320 metal folding chairs on lower level.

How many guests can be seated at each level?

The middle level will seat 200 at round tables and the lower level will seat 200 at rectangular tables.

Is there electricity at the Outdoor Chapel?

Yes, there is an electric pole 20’ north of the chapel.

Does Pilgrim Heights have a sound system?

Yes, we do have a small portable sound system that can be used down at the chapel.

Where will guests be parking?

Guests park in the lots North and West of the office; and once that is full, guests will park in the field in front of the office.  We do ask that you provide 2 adult Parking Attendants (We can provide the Parking Attendants for $50.00) to help with this process and that you have 2 designated adults to help guests on and off transport.

Does Pilgrim Heights provide transportation for guests from the parking area to the chapel?

We do have a wagon that will provide transportation from the parking area to the chapel and back to the reception.  The wagon will seat 10-15 people with each trip.

Does Pilgrim Heights charge tax or gratuity?

We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization; so no sales tax or gratuity will be added to your bill.  A gratuity is not expected; however tax-deductible donations are always appreciated.

Do you accept credit cards? 

 We accept checks, cash, and credit cards.