Frequently asked questions
What time should we arrive for camp?
Camp registration begins at 4:00. Please try to arrive sometime after 4:00. We have supper at 6:00. So if you are going to arrive after 6:00, please give us a call.
What kind of housing is provided?
Campers will stay in bunkrooms with a common bath. There are a limited number of Cottage Rooms (“hotel style”) available for sponsors on a first come first served basis.
What type of bedding should I send with my child?
You should send a pillow and sheets (twin) or a sleeping bag.
Will my child be able to request a roommate?
We do allow roommate requests. Please keep in mind that campers are generally assigned cabins based on age. Please be careful to note your roommate request on your registration form.
How many campers will my child’s counselor supervise?
Each counselor is generally responsible for between 10-12 campers each week.
Will my child be able to call home?
We do not allow campers to call home during the week. We will, of course, make exceptions in the case of emergency.
In case of emergency, how could I contact my child?
If you have an emergency, please call the camp office (910-646-4111) any time. Even “after hours” we will have someone near a phone.
How much money should my child bring to camp?
We do have a Snack Shop where we sell “healthy” amounts of candy, ice cream, fountain drinks, and icees. Prices range from $.25 to $2.50. In our Camp Store we have crafts ($2-$5), camp apparel and souvenirs ($7-$25).
What other things will my child need to bring with him?
He or she will need to have towels, a modest one-piece bathing suit, athletic shoes for the gym, Bible, pen, spending money in small bills, camera, flashlight, bug spray, sunscreen, personal accessories, extra clothes for rugged activities, etc. We ask that the camper leaves at home food, cell phones, all electronic and media devices, magazines, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, weapons, and non-prescription drugs.
What activities are available for my child?
Wow, where do we start? The Anchorage offers several exciting opportunities, such as a game room with ping pong, fooseball, pool, carpetball, & air hockey. Our air conditioned gym not only houses a basketball and volleyball court, but it is also the place to “hang out” on our 28′ indoor climbing wall with five climbing lanes. You can always take a break in our Snack Shop. And we haven’t even mentioned the lake yet. We will head down to the lake everyday to enjoy fishing, swimming, tubing, skiing, the trampoline, and more!
Can my child bring his/her own skates?
We would encourage you to bring your own skates or rollerblades. But if you don’t have your own, we do provide roller blades and regular skates free of charge.
Can my child bring his/her own fishing gear to camp?
We have all the fishing gear you will need to bring in the “BIG ONE.” However, we do encourage campers and sponsors alike to bring their own gear if they would like. What serious fisherman wants to come to camp and leave his gear at home?
What version of the Bible is used at The Anchorage?
The Anchorage staff, speakers, and counselors use only the Authorized King James Version of the Scriptures for all services, devotions, memorization and counseling.
What type of music is used at The Anchorage?
We sing only old-time gospel songs, Christian hymns and camp choruses at The Anchorage regardless of the age group. We hold a strong conservative position regarding the performance, listening to and promotion of vocal or instrumental pieces.
What about the lake?
Lake Waccamaw in southeast North Carolina is 9000 acres of sparkling fresh water, pleasant breezes, rare beauty, and quiet serenity. A maximum depth of only 10 feet with a gently sloping sand bottom makes Lake Waccamaw one of the safest lakes anywhere, perfect for all types of water sports, and the ideal backdrop for an exceptional camping experience.