Parent's Frequently Asked QuestionsHere is a list of the most common questions we get from parents.
How long may my camper come to camp?
Your camper may attend anywhere from 1 week to 6 weeks of camp. We find that many children who plan on attending only one week, want to stay an additional week- if enrollment allows this parents may arrange to call during the week to book an additional week in season.
We find that most campers come for a two week stay and so have structured our camp fees to reflect that reality.
How are counselors recruited? How are they trained?
Our counsellors are recruited from universities and colleges all over the State of Texas and beyond. They undergo an application process that includes written references, background checks and personal interviews.
What is the counselor to camper ratio?
Camp Langston strives to maintain a 1 to 6 cabin ratio (this ratio does not include the Jr. counsellor that is also normally assigned to the cabin as Junior Counsellors do not have direct supervision responsibilities for campers).
How much money does my camper need to bring to camp?
We recommend a PX account of $30-40.00 a week. Camper spending is capped at $6.00 a day for snacks and drinks. If you want your child to purchase souvenirs or tee-shirts you may need to deposit more in their account or purchase these items on pick up or at registration.
What if my child is a picky eater?
We understand picky-eaters and strive to serve kid-friendly meals with alternatives at each serving.
Will you be able to work with my camper's specific dietary needs?
If your camper has special dietary needs such as gluten-free, dairy-free or vegetarian diets please list these on your medical forms in addition it would be a good idea to call or email us.
How would my child's medicine be distributed? Are there any nurses on site?
Camp Langston has a nurse on site at all times during the season. Medication is distributed by the nurse at scheduled times throughout the day. All medications must be checked in with the nurse at registration time.
Are the cabins air-conditioned?
No. Cabins are not air-conditioned at Camp Langston, they are well ventilated and fans help air flow through the open screen windows and doors. There are however buildings throughout the campground which are air-conditioned an d can provide respite from the heat.
My camper wants to attend camp with a friend. Will they be in the same cabin?
We encourage campers to come to camp with a friend, that’s how Camp Langston started. On your camper application is a space to request a friend to be in the same cabin, please list your friend name there. We will try to meet each request, but do not always honor requests where there is a significant age difference between campers.
Is Camp Langston accredited?
Camp Langston has undergone a rigorous licensing process with the Texas State Department of Health, however we are striving to go beyond those standards under our new leadership and are working toward full accreditation with the American Camping Association.
Will I be able to call my child at camp?
Yes. You may either check in and leave a cell phone for your child’s use or call our camp office and schedule a time for your child to receive a call from you.
Am I able to email my camper?
At camp, mail is a BIG DEAL! We encourage parents to write letters or emails your camper. All emails for your camper should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ideas to help families get prepared for sending their camper to camp for the first time?
Camp Langston recommends an excellent resource book, by Dr. Christopher Thurber and Dr. Jon Malinowski, named The Summer Camp Handbook. This book is now available for online reading at http://www.summercamphandbook.com/. It has wonderful pointers on what to look for in choosing a camp, how you know if your camper is ready, and how to handle homesickness.