General FAQ’s

Registration is from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Jack Wyrtzen Center building at the Bible Institute. The address is 4200 Glendale Road, Pottersville, NY 12860. Just go in the first entrance off Glendale Road to find us in the main parking lot.

Departure time on Sunday is after your group eats lunch (sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.).

A few of the optional activities require additional cost. Snowmobiling is $15 per 20-minute session and paintball is $15 per 30-minute session. There is also a bookstore with Snowcamp merchandise and a Snack Shack.

Spending money is at the discretion of the camper’s family. There are three optional activities that cost additional money, a bookstore with Snowcamp merchandise and a Snack Shack.

There are multiple ATMs on the Snowcamp property, including one in the Snack Shack and another in the student lounge.

We put together a packing list to take the guessing out of this game. Check it out.
Youth leaders are welcome to participate in Snowcamp alongside campers by attending meetings, playing in sports tournaments, riding the tube hill or joining in any activity! Camper cabins at night are off limits, but that’s about it. Separate accommodations for youth leaders are available.

Word of Life provides affordable lodging for youth leaders. Accommodations start at $190 for up to four people. Separate meal packages are also available for purchase. For more information on pricing, larger group accommodations and booking, please call 518-494-6000.

Lost and found articles are returned upon claim by a parent or guardian for up to 30 days after the camping weekend ends. Simply call, specifically describe the missing item and if it matches an item in our lost and found, we’ll ship it to you for the cost of shipping.

Camper calls should be limited to emergencies only. Call the camp office at 518-494-1471 between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. to leave a message that your camper’s youth leader will deliver. The camper will return your call if necessary. Please limit calls after 10:00 p.m. to extreme emergencies only.

Allergy Questions

You can note any and all food allergies on the health form. Campers with food allergies should speak with the chef upon arrival at camp so they can be aware of and avoid potential allergens. Many gluten-free items are available and fresh salads are served at all dinner meals. You can also email vickys@wol.org to request the Allergen Guide for our summer menu and food ingredients.

We recommend that campers with severe allergies bring their own food because we cannot guarantee that there will be no cross-contamination. Dedicated refrigerators are available where campers can store any food they need to bring.

Campers with diabetes will need to bring extra supplies, emergency supplies and a written plan of action. Every camper with diabetes should have an individualized Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP), sometimes referred to as a health care plan, diabetes care plan or physician’s orders. Please send a copy of this plan with the health form.

Campers must have all medications listed on their medication form at registration. If you forget to pack a medication, a replacement may be able to be picked up at a local pharmacy. However, this is a time-consuming extra step that delays your camper from jumping into the fun-filled camp experience, so please do everything possible to make sure all medications are packed and match those listed on the health form.

Doctor and Nurse Questions

We have nurses on duty 24 hours a day. Many of our staff members are also trained in first aid, CPR and responding to emergencies.

Word of Life uses Glens Fall Hospital. It is approximately 35 miles from the Snowcamp property, but there is an ambulance within 5 miles of the property.

Please call the Word of Life Health Center at 518-494-1600 to discuss the specific medical need.

The state of New York requires that all medications including prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and supplements be listed on a camp medication form with the signature of a provider authorized to prescribe medications. We are required to follow the instructions on the medication form.

If a camper becomes ill or injured, every attempt will be made to contact a parent, guardian or emergency contact. If the decision is made to send a camper to a doctor, he or she will typically be taken to Warrensburg Urgent Care, which is about 20 minutes away, via Word of Life transportation. A counselor or health center staff member will accompany the camper. Parents or guardians will need to make arrangements if payment is required at the doctor’s office or pharmacy.

Any version of the health form is acceptable for Snowcamp as long as a parent or guardian has signed it within the last year. Medication forms must also have a current signature.

Medications Questions

Word of Life is a nonprofit, charitable organization dependent on God and His people. Those who use Word of Life facilities and/or engage in related activities waive and release any claim for personal injury or property damage. Attendees agree to carry insurance or have the resources to cover the expense related to personal injury or property damage that occurs on Word of Life property.

In order for a camper to take any medication while at camp, page 3 of the health form must be filled out entirely and signed by both a licensed provider and a parent or guardian. Medications must be brought in their original containers and must not be expired. At registration, all medications will be checked in and kept by the health center. We will bring the medications to meals and nighttime activities. If a camper needs medication at another time, it will be available at the health center.

Vitamins and supplements are considered medications at Word of Life camps. In order for a camper to take vitamins and supplements while at camp, page 3 of the health form must be filled out entirely and signed by both a licensed provider and a parent or guardian. Vitamins and supplements must be brought in their original containers and must not be expired. At registration, all vitamins and supplements will be checked in and kept by the health center. We will bring them to meals and nighttime activities. If a camper needs vitamins or supplements at another time, they will be available at the health center.

Campers must have all medications listed on their medication form at registration. If you forget to pack a medication, a replacement may be able to be picked up at a local pharmacy. However, this is a time-consuming extra step that delays your camper from jumping into the fun-filled camp experience, so please do everything possible to make sure all medications are packed and match those listed on the health form.