HOW DO I REGISTER MY SON OR DAUGHTER FOR CAMP?
Please call us at 810-227-0243 to check availability and for an initial screening interview. This interview ensures we can meet your needs and have a positive impact with your son or daughter. We typically schedule camps twice a month throughout the year.
WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM INCLUDE?
Two nights lodging, 24-hour supervision by 2-3 Challenge Camp Mentors
- 6 meals - starting with Friday evening through Sunday lunch
- Written evaluation sent to a referral source (parents, courts, or counselor)
- Graduation certificate when the participant passes the program
- Two-hour parenting help session on Sunday before graduation at no additional cost, which includes an opportunity for an internet safety class.
WHAT ARE THE TIMES OF CAMP?
Please have your child at camp between 6 and 6:30 p.m. on Friday for registration. We encourage parents to stay for our 15-minute orientation from 7:00 to 7:15 p.m.
Only parents guardians are permitted to pick up their child on Sunday, unless special arrangements have been made in advance in writing. Graduation is at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday.
Our parenting session begins with the internet safety class at 11:30 a.m. and parenting class at 1 p.m. on Sunday before graduation. A sign-up sheet will be available Friday at registration.
MY CHILD IS NOT IN PHYSICAL SHAPE. HOW WILL THAT AFFECT THEIR WEEKEND?
Our camp mentors are trained and sensitive to physical ability ranges. We score campers on their attitude, cooperation, and effort, not their physical ability. If a camper is unable to perform a physical request, our instructors will give a suitable alternative. Parents should make note of any limitations on the Registration Form. Parents can inform the staff of any potential limitations when dropping their child off at camp.
WHAT ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT CAMP?
- Cell phones and other electronic devices
- Tobacco products of any kind
- Lighters and matches
- Watches and jewelry
- Food, gum, candy, and drinks
- Reading material
DO YOU OPERATE CAMPS THROUGHOUT THE WINTER?
Yes, but we modify the program as some outdoor team building exercises are not practical. We also take necessary breaks for warming up as needed. Please pack accordingly for these camps because participants are still outdoors for many activities.
DOES IT REALLY WORK?
Midcourse Correction's 46-hour Challenge Camp does not, of course, cure all negative patterns; every child is unique and will respond differently. However, we have found that participation is a strong catalyst for taking steps in a positive direction and being more open to working with and receiving help from family, counselors, probation officers, and others.
ARE THERE RESOURCES FOR PARENTS TOO?
We offer two complimentary parenting seminars every camp weekend that provide you with tools to help your child continue with the changes that they have made over the weekend. The first class focuses on internet safety and how to protect your child from various internet dangers, and the second class centers around parenting. We also offer a one-day, interactive seminar for parents. We will discuss a wide range of topics and give you strategies to bring more unity to your home. For more information on this program, including parent references, please call our office at 810-227-0243.
IS THERE A PROGRAM FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN?
Our Level Ground program costs $175 and is for kids between 6 and 9 years old. Participants in this program believe that they will stay for the full weekend experience, but are actually only there for Friday evening. The first half of the evening is spent with the weekend campers, and the second half of the night is spent one-on-one with a Midcourse Mentor. This gives the child the direct attention they need.