Here are some frequently answered questions from parents like you. We want to ensure your family has a memorable camp experience. Have a question not answered? Feel free to contact us!
Where is Hide and Seek Day Camp?
Hide and Seek Day Camp is located on the campus of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The church address is 4096 East Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA. Our mail is received at a different address- 1894 Lower Union Hill Rd, Canton, GA.
What are the camp hours?
Our regular camp program begins at 9 am and ends at 3 pm. Pre-camp supervision is provided starting at 7:30 am and post camp supervision is provided until 6 pm each day for a $5 fee per day.
What should my child wear to camp?
Any comfortable and modest clothing is acceptable at Hide and Seek. Closed-toe shoes are required for most activities. Hide and Seek is not responsible for lost articles of clothing, swimwear or accessories. Please mark your child’s first and last names on all belongings!
What should my child bring to camp each day?
Your child should bring a sack lunch, snack, closed-toe shoes, refillable water bottle (water stations are available throughout the facility), sunscreen, and a swimsuit/towel on Thursdays. Please mark your child’s first and last names on all belongings!
Is water provided on hot days?
Yes, water is provided every day. Water coolers are located at various stations throughout the campus independent of the weather. Campers typically carry their water bottles with them, and our staff will make stops for water in between activities to make sure that your child is hydrated at all times!
If my child is having a birthday, will you do something special for them?
Of course! Please let us know and we will recognize any camper with a birthday during one of our assemblies.
What if it rains?
Camp will be in session as usual. We have lots of fun and special activities just for those rainy days!
How will my child be placed in a group?
Children are grouped according to grade level, age, and gender. All groups are supervised by a counselor and a junior counselor.
Does Hide and Seek Day Camp have any off-campus field trips?
No, everything takes place on the campus of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. However, we do occasionally have guest speakers who come in and provide fun activities for our campers.
How does your general camp pick up and drop off work?
The beginning of the day as well as the end of the day starts in the chapel at Mt. Zion. The pick up line begins at the side door of the chapel and wraps around the back of the chapel. A Hide and Seek staff member will approach your car and call for your camper who will be sent to the carpool line. Please move all the way up the line so that we can serve as many cars as possible. Only those on your camper’s pick up list will be allowed to pick up your child. Cell phone use is not permitted in the carpool line.
What is the staff selection process?
Staff members apply to be a counselor through our online application in late Winter. New applicants are then interviewed individually by the director. Once the applicant passes this interview, they participate in a group interview with the other counselor applicants and submit a background check. Once hired, the staff attends training in May covering various aspects of camp including, but not limited to, low and high ropes training, first aid, curriculum, games and small group activities.
Are your staff background checked?
Yes, all Hide and Seek Day Camp employees receive a background check prior to the start of the summer. All employees are required to provide several references and go through counselor training and ropes course training before the start of the summer. Your child’s safety is our highest priority.