Prior To Arrival
To make your check-in smooth, please make sure you have completed the following items online:
- Note: Items with a * were filled out at registration.
- Pay the balance of fees
- (payable by check or credit card)
- Use this link to pay online…
- *Camper Health History
- *Consent and Waiver Form
- *COVID Acknowledgement
- COVID Vaccination Card and Insurance
- Upload both here…
- You may also mail us copies at the address at the bottom of this page.
- Please do not email us documents! Email is not secure.
LOMC Online Store
Get a t-shirt or other item before you come to camp!
Please refer to your confirmation email for exact dates of your child’s camp dates.
- Check-in is from 2:00-3:30pm at the LOMC Office.
- When entering LOMC off Route 2, please drive all the way up the hill until you reach the stop sign. Please park in the large lot next to the LOMC Office.
- Please leave luggage in your vehicle until completing check-in. Staff will direct you later on where to place your camper’s belongings.
- Health Needs
- Please bring all medications in their original container(s) at check-in.
- Please place all medication containers in one zip-lock bag labeled with the camper’s name and camp name.
- All campers will have their health form reviewed at check-in.
Detailed Information (click each tab to view)
- To protect your camper, no camper is released to anyone other than a parent or guardian without a release form signed by the parent or guardian and photo ID.
- The release form can be obtained at the registration station on check-in day.
- LOMC supplies supplemental insurance. After a camper’s primary health insurance, all campers are covered with a supplementary health and accident insurance through Church Mutual Insurance Company.
- In the event that a camper becomes ill or injured and requires medical attention outside of camp, information will be sent to you regarding submitting claims.
- Mail is distributed to campers once a day. Plan to mail your first letter the Saturday BEFORE they leave so they receive your letter early in the week. Please do not send food or candy.
- Mail should be addressed:
Camper’s Name – Program (i.e. Scurry)
P.O. Box 239
Oregon, IL 61061
- Visit www.LOMC.org and click on the Summer Camp tab and then Camper Email to go to a form to send an email to your camper.
- E-mails must be sent by 9:00am in order for your camper to receive them at each day.
- Campers will not be able to respond via e-mail
- Parents are welcome to call camp with any concerns or questions regarding your camper. The LOMC office number is 815-732-2220.
- Campers are not permitted to receive or make calls due to the large number of campers we have on site.
- Campers are not permitted to have cell phones as they would be disruptive to the camp experience and having a phone often promotes homesickness.
- No visitors are allowed at onsite during a camp session for program and safety issues.
LOMC offers many different activities that allow for a wide range of experiences for campers. While each program may have specific activities, most campers will take part in the following activities while at LOMC:
- Bible Studies
- Morning Devotions
- Swimming in LOMC’s Pool
- Pond/River Canoeing
- Arts and Crafts
- Group Games
- Evening Campfires
- *Sunday-Tuesday Flutter Camps will end on Tuesday afternoon and will use the same times below.
- Summer camp will end each Friday afternoon this summer.
- Family is invited to the departure festival on Friday afternoon starting at 1:30pm for a dessert gathering.
- Friday afternoon festival takes place from 2:00-2:30pm.
- If your camper brought medications, any remaining medication can be picked up from the Health Coordinator when you arrive.
- When leaving, don’t forget to look for your camper’s belongings on the luggage rack. Please ask your camper to double-check they have everything they came with. Campers often pack things
separate or may have a garbage bag with dirty clothes.
- A pop-up camp store will be open for families to select from a variety of souvenir items and clothing.
- Campers are served three plentiful and nutritious meals a day as well as an evening snack.
- Meals include camper-friendly items from pizza, chicken breast, breakfast burritos and more.
- We will gladly accommodate food allergies and other special
dietary needs. Please communicate any special food needs to LOMC prior to your camper’s arrival so we can be prepared to meet those needs.
- We do not cater to fussy eaters. Campers are encouraged to try everything as a part of their learning experience.
- Camper health and safety is very important to us. We take many measures to make sure that your camper has as a safe a camp experience as possible.
- Staff members are trained in appropriate responses to
emergency situations and LOMC staff are trained in First Aid and CPR/AED.
- LOMC has 5 onsite AED units in the case of cardiac arrest.
- Water activities, i.e. swimming at the pool and canoeing take place only in the presence of certified lifeguards.
- First Aid is available 24 hours a day from our Health Coordinator in our Health Center. If additional care is needed, there is a medical clinic and KSB Hospital nearby.
- If your child comes into the Health Center, we record the visit in a medical logbook. If you would like to know if your child has been treated for anything in our Health Center, please ask your child’s counselor.
- We are in contact with local police and emergency services who are very aware of youth camp needs.
- Campers live in small group units with adult to child ratios appropriate for the camper’s age. Campers are supervised at all times by staff.
Please be sure to provide current contact information on the front of the health form.
If emergency care is required, we will contact you (after care is taken for your camper) in the event of the following conditions:
- Significant bleeding
- Loss of consciousness
- Medical questions regarding treatment
- Any condition that requires treatment in the emergency room.
- Homesickness can be “contagious” among campers, so please help us to control it.
- We make every effort to make your camper’s stay comfortable, focused and happy. Most campers adjust to camp quickly and don’t experience any homesickness.
- The staff is competent, compassionate and trained to handle homesickness. We are helping your camper develop independence and increase self-esteem.
- Please don’t tell your child they can come home if they become homesick. If you do, this will suggest to them that they may actually experience homesickness.
- Please do not tell campers that they can call home. Campers are not allowed to use the phone as it may increase homesickness feelings.
- A positive way to prevent homesickness is to write to your child and have other friends and relatives write too.
- If a camper does become homesick, the LOMC staff will work hard to help your camper deal with these emotions that they are feeling. Staff are trained very thoroughly to handle
- The majority of our camp staff are over the age of 18 and many are interested in childcare, teaching, recreation or camping as a future career.
- Staff can come from all over the country and have many different backgrounds. Our diverse staff adds to the experience that your camper will have at camp!
- All staff are trained in First Aid and CPR/AED. Many are also certified lifeguards.
- Staff participate in 2 weeks of training before camp starts as well as continuous training during the summer.
- Often, items are left behind by campers. Often parents picking up luggage do not realize that their camper used a plastic bag for extra items. Please look for extra things.
- Please label items with the camper’s name. This makes it easier for us to return lost items.
- Please do not allow your camper to bring expensive (like cell phones) or sentimental items to camp. LOMC is not responsible for items that are lost, stolen or damaged.
- Found items will be held for two weeks. After two weeks, the items will be donated to a local charity or otherwise disposed of.
- The deposit paid at registration is non-refundable.
- A refund of the remaining balance is made only if a camper cannot be placed in a program or if it is necessary for LOMC to cancel the program.
- After June 1, partial refunds will be considered on a case by case basis and only in the case of extenuating family circumstances or medical reasons supported by a doctor’s statement (including COVID-19).
- No refunds will be made for campers arriving late, leaving early, or attending only part of the program or for those who fail to show up.
- Depending on the program, campers may need on-site or
- LOMC drivers are licensed, insured and specially trained and
certified to drive 15-passenger vans.
- All transportation is provided only in LOMC designated
vehicles which are insured, maintained and inspected.
Bring the required items listed below from the “General List.”
Please bring comfortable, casual clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. LOMC is not responsible for lost or damaged items. We recommend not bringing new and/or expensive items. If possible, mark items with the camper’s name and pack as few bags as possible.
Night Owl and Friendly Beasts Camps: See special lists at the bottom!
- Trash bag(s) for dirty clothes
- Sleeping bag (or sheets/blanket for twin-size bed)
- Pillow with pillowcase
- Pajamas (or clothes for sleeping)
- Raincoat or rain poncho
- Swimsuit and beach towel
- Towel & washcloth – for showering
- Toiletry items
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo etc.
- Backpack (carried around daily)
- Canteen or water bottle
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Jeans or long pants
- Sweatshirt or jacket (it can get cold in the morning and evening)
- Underwear and socks
- At least 2 pairs of comfortable shoes for walking and hiking
- No sandals or other open-toe footwear
- Avoid shoes that may cause blisters or other issues.
- Insect repellent
- Bandana or hat/cap
- Camera (and accessories)
- Book or travel/card game – for downtime in cabin
- Pre-addressed, stamped envelopes to send letters home (or to friends/family)
DO NOT BRING
Please leave these at home:
- Cell Phones
- Electronic Games
- Expensive Items
- Sentimental Items
- Too Heavy or Too Many Bags that the Camper Can’t Carry Or Keep Track Of.
- Extra flashlight and batteries (as campers stay out at night)
- Extra sweatshirt and long pants for colder nights
- Plain white t-shirt for tie-dyeing
FRIENDLY BEASTS WEEK
- Plain white t-shirt for tie-dyeing
- “Harry Potter” type wand
- “Show and tell” item related to your favorite Potter-related book or movie (book or other small item)