Camp Details


Applying

Register early (by April 30) to receive the $20 Early Bird Discount - remember weeks and attractions fill up quickly.  If you register online you will receive a $10 discount and confirmation by email.  When you register online, multiple payment plans are available.  (Register early for the most payment plans.)  If you mail or fax your application and payment to our office, you will receive an email confirmation in approximately two weeks, unless you indicate you prefer it mailed.  You will also receive more specific information about check-in and a health history form to be completed and brought with you to camp.


Camper Mail, E-mail and Phone

Camper mail is delivered and picked up from Cohutta Springs daily.  Address camper letters to:(Your Camper's Name), Cohutta Springs Youth Camp, 1181 Cohutta Springs Rd., Crandall, GA  30711.  OR you can bring your mail to Camper Check-in and it will be distributed throughout the week.  

Camper Email:  Please click here for instructions on how to send one-way email to a camper.
Call the main office to have your questions answered, 706-602-7346.  If you need to call you child, please do so if it is an emergency only, 706-517-2280.

Camp Photos & Updates

Click here to view daily camp activities and camper photos – pictures will be posted daily.  Occasionally there are technical difficulties that interfere with posting pictures – please know we work diligently to correct the problem – we thank you for your patience and ask that you do not send emails in this regard.  We cannot guarantee you will see your child throughout the week and cannot take requests for photos of specific campers, but you will get a good overview of camp activity.  

You can also get the inside scoop on Facebook at Facebook.com/CohuttaSpringsYouthCamp and follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/Cohutta_Springs.


Camp rules

The Administration reserves the right to reject an applicant and to send home any boy or girl whose influence is considered injurious to the best interest of the camp and/or campers.

  • Due to safety, health concerns, and camp environment, we request that campers DO NOT bring electronic games, mp3 format players (Ipods, etc.), computers, cellular phones, skateboards, scooters, jewelry, pets, knives, guns, ammunition, fireworks, matches, tobacco, alcohol or drugs to camp.

Medical help & safety

We meet the requirements of American Camp Association (ACA) for medical supervision.  A nurse is available at the Camp Clinic 24 hours a day.  Cohutta Springs is proud of it's safety record.  Important:  Your health history form (which you will receive along with your confirmation) must be completed by the camper's parent / guardian, no more than 7 days prior to camp.  This form must be brought to Camper Check-In on Sunday.  Please Note:  Camper registration includes limited accident insurance.  Health insurance remains the family's responsibility, i.e. flu, earaches, and other personal health issues.

Friends can stay together, IF...

you sign up for the same attraction.  Campers are assigned to cabins according to their attraction, and on a "first come, first serve" basis.  This will enable counselor supervision at all times throughout the week, and will enhance your check-in experience on Sunday.  When registering online, register on the same day for the same attraction to insure availability.  If mailing your applications, mail applications to the office in the same envelope.


Yes, you can stay more than one week

As long as it is age appropriate for your child, we would be glad to have him/her register for a second week.  Free laundry service is provided for campers staying more than one week.


Seven totally healthy days

Sunshine, mountain fresh air, up-lifting role models, lots of exercise and healthy food (delicious and complete vegetarian meals) all combine to provide our campers the seven healthiest days to be found anywhere!


Cohutta Springs Camp Store

At our own camp store, campers buy Cohutta Springs mementos including caps, postcards, quality sweatshirts, T-shirts, snacks, etc.  We suggest $30-$90 spending money.  We encourage campers to keep thier money in the camp store bank where it is safe and they have access to it during all camp store hours.  Whatever money is not spent will be credited back to your online account at week's end.  You can view a detailed account of store expenditures by logging into your account, click on "Additional Options", click on "Camp Store"  and click "History".


Camper Check-in

Camp Check-in at camp is on Sunday from 2:00-4:30 pm (Eastern Time).  For your convenience, there will be a staff member stationed at the Youth Camp entrance to direct you.  Because our staff is totally involved in camp preparations, we cannot accept earl camper check-ins or have parents drop off campers early.  The campers' first meal is Sunday supper and last meal is the following Sunday breakfast.
 

Camper Check-out

REG & RAD Camp Checkout time at Camp -10:00 amSunday (Eastern Time)
Adventure  Camp Checkout time  at Camp - 2:30 pmFriday (Eastern Time)
Pick up campers in their cabins and thank you for being prompt!  Because your child’s safety is a priority, it is our policy for the parent/guardian to inform us of the pick-up arrangements when registering your child and then to sign him/her out the following Sunday.  If there are changes in your child’s travel arrangements please call the camp office at 706-517-2280 so we can update the information and send your child home according to your directions.  Please Note:  If picking up and checking in campers on the same Sunday, pick up may be delayed until 2:00 pm.  If you do not pick up by 2:00 pm, a $10.00/hour fee will be charged per camper. Please pick up your waiting child, before checking-in your new camper.  

Bus Schedule - Click on the link near the top of the gray area to the left.  Note:  Without a reservation, bus transportation is not guaranteed. 


Campership Fund

Because "kids come first" at Cohutta Springs Youth Camp, we believe that no child should be turned away due to finances.  Our Campership Fund, made possible through the generosity of friends of Cohutta Springs, is available to any family with financial need.  Thank you for investing in young people.  For those seeking Campership Fund assistance, click here to download and print the application form or call 706-602-7346 to request a form.   Apply early as funds are limited.  Remember, your contributions are tax deductible.  Log in to make a donation.


Cohutta Springs Capital Improvement Fund

Cohutta Springs  Youth Camp is designating funds for a new Fit for Life Center.  We are excited about developing a healthy youth culture through this new facility.  Thank you for including this important initiative in your giving plan.  Thanks so much to those who have contributed.  Remember, your contributions are tax deductible.  Remember, your contributions are tax deductible.  Log in to make a donation.


Staff selection

Great camps start with the best staff.  We never hire on a whim or perception, only with unquestioning recommendations of highly credible people who know them well.  Staff employment requires a formal application, three recommendation forms, and an interview with the Camp Director.  A background check is run on each person hired.