Why Do I See 3 Prices
Realizing that families have different abilities to pay, Montgomery Center will begin offering a voluntary three-tier pricing program this summer. You may CHOOSE the tier that is most suitable for your family. It is really a “free-will” system; you tell us what is comfortable and affordable for your family. All campers receive the same Montgomery Center experience no matter what they pay. (In addition, some families use this system to give themselves a multi-child or multi-week discount.)
For those families that cannot afford Tier I, additional financial assistance is available to ensure that all children have the opportunity to attend camp.
Tier I is our historically subsidized rate and does not reflect the true cost of operating summer camp programs.
Tier II is our partially subsidized fee for those who can pay a little more but still cannot afford the actual cost of camp.
Tier III most closely accounts for the true costs of camp including wear and tear of building & grounds.
Our historically subsidized rate is made possible by the contributions from individual churches and the Presbytery of St. Augustine, donations from groups, families and friends of Montgomery Presbyterian Center. Thank you all for your
giving and support of our programs.
During the initial registration process, we require a $100 deposit to hold your child’s space in a particular camp. This deposit is NONREFUNDABLE. However, we understand that sometimes emergencies arise, and campers may be unable to attend their chosen camp, even after they have paid their tuition in full. In the event of a medical emergency, death in the family, or similar family issue we will provide a full refund of the camper’s tuition, minus the initial nonrefundable deposit.
In the event of a last-minute non-emergency scheduling issue, we will work with you to enroll your child in a similarly priced camp from another week. However, we request notice at least 2 weeks prior to the start date of the original camp program.
We strongly discourage roommate requests at Montgomery. It is our philosophy that camp provides a unique opportunity for your camper to be in a fresh environment and to make new friends. If you feel that an exception is needed, you may request to be matched with one other camper. Because of the effect on other campers, we will not match up more than 2 youth in a cabin. Requests must be made on the registration form. Room requests made during the check in process on the first day of camp will not be granted.
It is great for campers to receive letters from home. Parents need to remember to write early in the week or even the previous week. If mail arrives before a camper, we will hold it for the week your camper will be here. If a letter arrives after the closing day of camp, we will forward it to your home address. Address mail to Montgomery’s address with:
C/O Camper Name, Gender, and Camp Info
(i.e. Jane Smith, Discovery Camp, June 16-21)
88 SE 75th St
Starke, FL 32091
You can email your camper through Parent Communicator (emailed on Registration Day or available at Registration). Emails will be printed at 2pm daily. Campers will not be able to view HTML greeting cards or to e0mail responses to you. All emails will be printed in black and white.
Mail and e-mail are delivered each evening after worship, Monday – Thursday.
Please do not tell your camper to call you during camp. Cell phones are on our “do not pack” list and will be confiscated and stored in the office until you pick up your camper on the last day of camp. We will contact you if there is a problem or concern with your child. If there is an emergency please call our office. If it is after our office hours, there will be an after hours number you can call, at the beginning of our answer machine message.
Montgomery’s Phone number: (352) 473-4516
After Hours Phone Number: (352) 283-0528
The camp staff is very interested in your camper’s welfare. Your completion of the Medical Form will help us to see to it that your camper has a happy and safe experience. WITHOUT FAIL, your camper must have a complete medical form on file to be admitted to camp. If your child brings medication to camp, clearly mark the camper’s name and instructions on the medication and complete the medication part of the Medical Form. All medication will be turned into the camp health care staff on arrival. Please do not send prescription medication unless it has been prescribed for the camper attending camp. All medication must be brought to camp in the original container. All completed forms (signed and witnessed) must be sent to Montgomery at least 2 weeks prior to the first day of camp (along with your final payment).
If your child becomes ill or is injured while at camp you will be notified by phone. We do have a health care provider for all summer programs.
Food Allergies and Dietary Restrictions
Montgomery’s kitchen staff is dedicated to making sure every camper, counselor, and staff-member has three nutritious and filling meals every day. If your camper has special dietary needs, from vegetarianism to celiac disease, to peanut allergies or lactose intolerance, please be sure to add the relevant information to your child’s Medical Form. We can accommodate most basic dietary needs, and with some thought and pre-planning many of the more uncommon ones as well.
You are also always welcome to talk to our Food Service Director directly about your child’s needs. She will be able to tell you the menu for your camper’s week(s) and what substitutions we can make to accommodate allergies and other food issues. Simply call the main camp line (352) 473-4516 and dial extension 16, or ask for the Kitchen.