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F A Q s

Below is a list of the most common questions we receive from our camper parents. If your question is not on the list below, please call us at 402.757.3241 or email us at info@cedars.org

1.  How do we contact our camper during the week?

Cell phones are not allowed during the week; however, parents may call our camp office in case of emergency. Likewise, campers may call home from our camp office. Additionally, you may leave letters and packages for your camper at our camp store during registration and/or email your camper at info@cedars.org. Please write your camper’s name and cabin in the subject line.

2.  Should our camper bring spending money?

We do not allow campers to carry money at camp; instead, we use prepaid electronic cards to use during camp store and canteen. Money can be paid online and/or added during camper drop-off.

3.  What if our camper has dietary needs?

We serve many campers with food allergies (gluten-free, dairy-free vegetarian, celiac, etc). In the camper registration, please indicate their dietary needs, and we can prepare certain meals ahead of time to fit their needs. We avoid cross-contamination during meal preparation and use different gloves when handling special food. For any food-related concerns, please contact our food service director at 402.757.3241.

4.  What should our camper bring for the week?

To view our full packing list, please click the "Packing List" tab on the left side.

5.  When/where is camper drop-off?

Pathfinder and Last Chance check-in begins at 10:00 AM; Trailblazer, Explorer, Jr. High, and Sr. High check-in begins at 4:00 PM. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a staff member to direct you to parking. Registration is located outside under a white tent in front of the dining hall. After registration is complete, you will be allowed to take your camper(s) to their cabin.

6.  When/where is camper pick-up?

Camper pick-up is at 1:00 PM for all camp weeks. Again, you will be greeted by a staff member, and you will be directed to pick up your camper(s) at their cabin.

7.  Are camper scholarships available to families?

We do everything we can to keep the cost of camp low for our families. Additionally, we have scholarships available to further reduce the cost for anyone in need. To learn more about how to apply for these scholarships, please call our executive director at 402.757.3241.

8.  How does camp handle prescription medication?

Medications must be turned into the camp nurse upon arrival and are handed out as needed during mealtimes and before bed. Medications must be in their original containers with proper dosage. If you have concerns about camper medical concerns, please call us at our camp office.

9.  Does camp allow cabin/roommate preferences?

We do our best to keep campers with their friends and people they know. We also think it is important for campers to meet new people while at camp. Our staff will do what we can to make sure campers are assigned in cabins with their friends, but we cannot promise anything more than that.