Please inform the retreat coordinator of your estimated time of arrival. We want to make sure everything is ready upon your arrival. When you arrive, please stop in the office and check-in with your retreat host. They will provide you with useful information as you settle in.
Please allow your Camp Victory Host to greet your group during your first session. We need just a few moments to extend a friendly welcome and provide some helpful information for your stay.
Emergency Medical Treatment
Insurance Coverage: Camp Victory carries excess medical coverage. This means that any medical bill resulting from injury to a camper must first be submitted to the patient’s health carrier. Illness treated while at camp must be covered by the patient. Camp Victory does not have a nurse on duty, but clinics and hospitals are available in Rochester for emergencies.
Emergencies: If an emergency arises, please do not call “911”, but communicate with camp host or camp staff first. They will call local First Responders and EMT’s.First Aid: Camp Victory assumes no responsibility for medical treatment. Your group must have an individual who will be responsible for those who may require first-aid treatment. We suggest you bring a well-stocked first-aid kit.
Provide Camp Victory’s phone number to your group participants before departing for your retreat. The Camp Victory phone number is 507-843-2329. Since we are located in the Zumbro River valley, cell phone reception is unreliable. A phone is available in the dining hall for our guests. Long distance calls may be made by using a calling card or by placing a collect call.
All fees and expenses are to be paid at the end of your event or your group will be billed within five days.
Adequate supervision for youth retreats is essential. We have found the following extremely helpful in planning our own programmed retreats.
Group Leader: This person works directly with our guest group coordinator and camp host/hostess. It is this person’s responsibility to oversee the group’s program and enforce both our guidelines and the group’s own conduct code. It is best for this person not to serve in any other role (such as counselor or speaker).
- Lead Counselors: The role of the Lead Counselor is to assist the Group Leader in the area of guidelines. We suggest two lead counselors, one for the boys and one for the girls.
- Counselors: They are responsible for the leadership and well-being of a cabin group. Counselors should demonstrate leadership skills, and preferably have some previous camping experience. There must be an adequate ratio of counselors to campers. Your group must have at least one counselor for every ten campers (1:10). This is a minimum.
What to Bring
- Bring clothes that are casual and suitable for the season. There are many outside activities, so plan accordingly.
- Please bring your own pillow, sleeping bag and/or sheets (queen fits everything), and at least two blankets.
- Towels, washcloth, soap, shampoo, toothbrush and paste, Bible, notebook and pencil, camera, and sports equipment if you wish.
- You may want to bring extra spending money for the Camp Store. Gift items, toiletries, pop, and candy are available for purchase. Please coordinate the opening of the camp store with your retreat host.
- Only alcoholic beverages used for sacramental purposes are allowed on Camp Victory grounds.
- Weapons of any kind are not allowed on Camp Victory grounds.
- Smoking is permitted outside of the buildings.
- Shirts and shoes must be worn in the dining hall at all times.
- Camp Victory does not assume responsibility for “lost and found” items that are left, lost or stolen. If a guest has lost an item please contact the retreat coordinator. It may have been found.
- Trash is to be placed in the proper receptacles. There are separate receptacles for trash and for recyclables. Guests are asked to help keep areas clean and free of litter.
- Camp Victory observes quiet hours between 10:30 PM – 7:30 AM. Group activities that are outside cease during these hours.
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