FAQs

Registration

  1. After registration opens in early spring, click “Register.”
  2. The system will then walk you through filling out and submitting the registration.
  3. The registration and the registration fee must be submitted at the same time.

We aren’t offering camp scholarships or discounts at this time.

Yes. We will refund all but the registration fee through the method it was paid. The registration fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable. No refunds are available if a participant attends any part of a week.

Activities/Facilities

Your camper will stay with, typically, up to three other campers. If your camper is attending with a sports team, the sports team is roomed together and the coach can choose to have up to five participants in one room. Campers are placed in rooms according to birth gender. To see more, take a look at Lodging.

Campers and sponsors may bring their own rock-climbing gear.

However, because NEXT Summer Camps is not responsible for damage or loss of anything you bring to camp, we don’t recommend bringing your own equipment. The necessary equipment for activities is provided.

Medical

Campers use the Pensacola Christian College campus facilities, including the Sports Center, Swim Center, Field House, dining hall, and PCA Gym. Camp activities include rock climbing, swimming, and an indoor water park with a surfing simulator and three water slides. Sports camps will also include team competitions. Campers can expect to walk from place to place during the day and night while participating in vigorous indoor and outdoor activities and competitions.

All routine or as-needed prescription medications must be kept and administered by the camp nurse, and upon request, the camp nurse can also keep/administer any over-the-counter medications, vitamins/supplements, or essential oils your camper brings. An Authorization for Administration of Medication form is required for any medications, vitamins/supplements, or essential oils that will be kept by the camp nurse.

We offer a variety of food options, including gluten-free selections; however, we cannot guarantee that there is no cross-contamination. Campers may bring their own food along with a cooler for items that might require refrigeration. All rooms are equipped with a mini refrigerator. Ice machines are located in each residence hall.

A camp nurse and medical security personnel are available 24 hours a day during the camp week.

Campers must turn in all routine or as-needed prescription medications, and upon request, the camp nurse can also keep/administer any over-the counter medications, vitamins/supplements, and essential oils. An Authorization for Administration of Medication form must be submitted for any medications, vitamins/supplements, or essential oils that will be kept by the camp nurse. (EpiPens and inhalers may be kept with the camper if needed. An Authorization for Administration of Medication form is still needed in this case.)

You may email, fax, or mail the completed Authorization for Administration of Medication form to our office.

Email reservations@youthoutreachcamps.com

Fax 850-479-6576

Mail NEXT Summer Camps, P.O. Box 18500, Pensacola, FL 32523

As soon as possible! The camp nurse cannot keep or administer any medication for campers who arrive at check-in without a completed Authorization for Administration of Medication form.

Yes, an Authorization for Administration of Medication form is still required if the camper is keeping and self-administering EpiPens or inhalers.

These conditions include ADHD, ADD, asthma, ODD, autism/Asperger’s, diabetes, seizures, anxiety/depression, etc. However, this list is not all-inclusive.

The camp nurse has a small refrigerator specifically for storing medication to remain cold.

If you would like our camp nurse to store the medications, an Authorization for Administration of Medication form will need to be filled out and turned in before the start of camp.

The Authorization for Administration of Medication form does not need to be signed by your camper’s primary physician. It can be signed by a licensed healthcare professional at a walk-in clinic or local healthcare facility.

Although camp-provided wheelchairs are not available, campers are welcome to bring their own. Please note on the Additional Information section of the registration form that your camper needs a first-floor or elevator-accessible room.

General

Campers must be between the ages of 14–18 and be entering into or have just completed grades 9–12.

Absolutely! Just include the names of the campers your camper would like to stay with on the registration form. Campers are placed in rooms according to birth gender.

Take a look at the What to Bring section for a list of clothing and other items your camper will need.

Yes, skirts are fine! We recommend shorts primarily for recreational activities.

It’s up to them! Although all three meals (along with dessert) are provided, we recommend $35–$50 for buying snacks, camp T-shirts, or souvenirs.

Campers are permitted to bring cell phones; however, we encourage these to be used for communication purposes only.

No. Unfortunately, on-campus accommodations are unavailable outside of camp dates.

Camp check-in starts at 12:30 p.m. CT on Monday and goes until 2 p.m. CT. After check-in, your camper can settle into the residence hall, visit with friends, and get to know other campers.

We collect and store lost items during and after camp and hold lost items for two weeks after camp. Submit a lost item report, and we’ll try to find it for you.

Summer Camps takes place on an enclosed campus that is staffed with a security team and sheriff department presence. Music Academy campers will travel off campus with camp leaders to West Campus, PCC’s private property with security access on Perdido Key. Our camp leaders supervise and interact with campers at every game, activity, meal, and service. They also stay in the residence halls and are available to meet campers’ needs 24 hours a day during the camp week.

Yes. After campers return to their residence halls at the end of the day, camp leaders check each room to make sure every camper is accounted for.

Many of our college faculty are away in the summer. If you have any questions about PCC during the camp week, please feel free to visit the Admissions Office.

Payments may be made over the phone by calling 850-969-1690.

Residence halls are reserved exclusively for campers and registered coaches (for sports camps). Parents may find other accommodations in local hotels.

Absolutely! Meals passes can be purchased by calling us at 850-969-1690 or you may purchase meals individually at the door of the dining hall. If you would like to join your camper in the Sports Center during recreation times, you can purchase a wristband at the Sports Center Hub.

Yes, of course! Just email the camp director or assistant for written permission before camp begins.
For your camper’s safety, keep in mind that campers may only leave campus with a parent or with a relative on staff at PCC.

If parents or sponsors need to bring their younger children along, local hotels are available for accommodations. Younger children are not permitted to stay in the residence halls with campers and registered coaches or to participate in activities. The children must stay with the parent at all times during camp but are welcome to join campers for services and meals. We do have camps available for younger children: Camp o’ the Pines, Discover Day Camp, and Sports Center Day Camp.

Thanks for your willingness! Our NEXT Summer Camps are fully staffed by Pensacola Christian College staff and students.