Family Camp at Mont Shenandoah
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Family Camp at Mont Shenandoah?
Camp Mont Shenandoah is located in the mountains of Bath County, Virginia, situated on 60-acres of fields, woods, and hills with waterfront access to the pristine Cowpasture River. Family Camp is an opportunity for families and friends to escape to a peaceful, beautiful setting, relishing in time together outdoors, exploring our grounds, and enjoying a variety of recreational activities. There are a variety of cabin rental options available. Single families may reserve cabins by themselves, or multiple families may coordinate their rentals and bunk together in one of our larger cabins. Those families will be asked to indicate the families with whom they wish to share a cabin. Each family will need to complete a separate registration form.
When is Family Camp at Mont Shenandoah and how long can we stay?
Family Camp 2020 will begin on Wednesday, July 1 and will end on Sunday, August 2. There is a three-night minimum stay, and no maximum limit to how long families can stay. Our final check-in day will be Thursday, July 31, with a check-out day on Sunday, August 2.
Check-in time is 2:00pm on your arrival day. Check-out time is at 11:00am on your departure day. Families are welcome to stay and enjoy the grounds and activities beyond the 11:00am check-out time on the day of their departure, but we ask that all belongings be removed from their cabin by check-out time at 11:00am.
What is the cost of Family Camp?
We offer a variety of rental options with a minimum three-night stay.
A 20% deposit is due at the time registration and can be paid online through the link on our website. Full payment is due upon arrival. In the event that you wish to cancel your reservation, you will be refunded the full amount as long as notice is given to Camp Mont Shenandoah at least 72 hours prior to check-in.
- $90.00 per night for adults and children 13 and older
- $50.00 per night for children 12 and under
- Free for children 3 and under
Our rustic, cozy, wooden screened cabins feature twin-size beds (some bunked, some single). Communal bath houses with commodes, sinks, and showers are a short distance from each cabin grouping.
Pricing includes three meals a day and access to all activities offered.
The following rental options carry the same fees listed above for Camp Cabins plus additional fees for cabins with additional amenities:
Cabell Cottage (aka The Mouse House)
- additional $150 per night per group (minimum 4 people , sleeps 6)
In Cabell Cottage, you will find three bedrooms (one queen, two twins, and bunked twins), two full baths, a den, a dining room, and a fully equipped kitchen. Cottage amenities include satellite TV, high-speed internet access, AC and a small sound system with an iPod docking station. Linens and bath towels are provided.
The Pill Box
- additional $100 per night per group (minimum 4 people, sleeps 8)
The Pill Box serves as our healthcare facility while camp is in session. It has four bedrooms, three small ones with two twin beds, and one larger one with a queen bed. There is a full bathroom and kitchenette. The building is climate controlled and has high-speed internet access. Linens and bath towels are provided.
Meadows Cabin (aka the Dinner Belle)
- additional $25 per night per group (sleeps 2)
Meadows Cabin is a small, cozy, rustic, screened cabin. It has two twin beds, bathroom and covered porch.
Tip Top (aka The Old Pill Box)
- additional $25 per night per group (sleeps maximum 14)
Tip Top is similar to our Camp Cabins, but also has a bathroom with a commode and sink.
What is included in the cost of Family Camp?
The Family Camp cost includes:
- Cabin accommodations as specified above
- Three delicious and nutritious meals a day
- Access to camp’s facilities, activity areas, and grounds
- Daily planned activity for children organized and supervised by camp staff
- Occasional planned evening activities (campfires, skits, lip sync contest, dance party, etc.)
What activities can we do during Family Camp?
There will be a variety of activity areas open for families to enjoy at their leisure. Staff will not be offering instruction in any of our activity areas. Some shared equipment will be available for use in the following activity areas, but for health and safety reasons, we encourage families to bring their own equipment when possible. Our staff will clean and sanitize equipment daily. Families will also be responsible for wiping down shared equipment before and after use, with supplies provided by CMS in each activity area.
- Swimming (Lifeguards will be on duty at designated times)
- Walking and Running Trails
- Arts and Crafts
- Ping Pong
- Deck Tennis
What should we bring to Family Camp?
We encourage our Family Campers to bring recreational and sports equipment for personal use during their stay. Some suggested items to pack include:
- Camping chairs (Crazy Creek camping chairs available in the camp store!)
- Portable hammocks
- Lawn games
- Lifejackets & Personal Flotation Devices (Our PFDs will fit the average teenage girl. Adults and smaller children will need to bring their own PFD)
- Floats and water toys
- PPE (face coverings and hand sanitizer)
- Sports equipment (lacrosse sticks, basketballs, tennis racquets, etc.)
- Coolers for beverages and snacks
- Activewear and casual attire (Bring layers–nights and early mornings can be chilly)
- Tennis shoes, water shoes, shower shoes
- Twin sheet sets, heavy blankets, sleeping bags (It can get chilly at night)
- Toiletries and personal care items
- Biodegradable shampoo, conditioner, and soap (for our tired septic system and for bathing in the river)
- Bug spray
- Electric fans
- Portable speaker
- Musical instruments
What is the daily schedule for Family camp like?
Family Camp is meant to be a fun and relaxing time for all, free of hectic schedules. We will adhere to the following daily schedule, and all are welcome to join for meals and activities as they wish.
7:00am – Coffee available in the Feed Bag
8:00-9:00am – Breakfast
9:00am-12:30pm – Family Fun and Free Time
12:30-1:30pm – Lunch
2:00-3:00pm – Rest Hour (Suggested “quiet time”)
3:00-4:00pm – Children’s Activity
3:00-6:00pm – Family Fun and Free Time
6:00-7:00pm – Cocktail Hour on Carrington Deck (BYOB and hors d’oeuvres)
7:00-8:00pm – Dinner
8:30pm – Occasional Planned Evening Activities
10:00pm – Quiet Time – Please be mindful of others who are sleeping in nearby cabins
What will Camp Mont Shenandoah do to keep families safe and healthy in light of COVID-19?
All families will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms (temperature check and symptom questionnaire) upon arrival at Family Camp. Temperatures must be below 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit in order for your family to stay at Family Camp. Camp Mont Shenandoah staff will be screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms.
During Family Camp, we will follow all mandatory requirements set forth by the state of Virginia in regards to food service and cleaning and disinfecting bath houses and shared equipment following a regular schedule. Camp Staff will thoroughly clean and sanitize cabins between stays. We will stock all bathrooms with hand soap, and hand sanitizing stations will be strategically placed around the camp. We will have disinfecting wipes available in activity areas and throughout the camp grounds to use for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and equipment.
Will Family Campers be required to practice social distancing during their stay?
Camp Mont Shenandoah respectfully requests that all families follow the social distancing guidelines outlined by the State of Virginia. Parents are responsible for enforcing the social distancing practices of their children. We ask that all in attendance be responsible citizens who respect the social distancing boundaries of other families.
What will meal time be like at Family Camp?
We will offer three delicious and nutritious meals each day in our dining hall, the Feed Bag. Meals will be prepared by our Food Service Manager and staff. Meals will be served “cafeteria-style” by our staff. Each family will have a designated table in the dining hall, which will be arranged to ensure safe distancing between dining groups. We are able to accommodate many food allergies and special dietary needs. Please indicate any allergies or special dietary needs on your registration form.
Is my family allowed to bring food and beverages to Family Camp?
Yes, you are welcome to bring food and beverages for your family. We encourage you to bring snacks for between meals or hors d’oeuvres to enjoy in one of our scenic outside spaces during cocktail hour before dinner. You may also bring adult beverages as you wish. Camp Mont Shenandoah will not serve any alcoholic beverages to Family Campers. Only individuals 21 years of age or older are permitted to consume alcoholic beverages on the property of Camp Mont Shenandoah. All food and beverages brought to camp must be stored in tightly sealed containers or coolers. Food in cabins attracts mice, which attract snakes, and we would prefer not to have either of those creatures in our cabins.
Camp Mont Shenandoah is an all-girls camp, correct? How will you accommodate a co-ed Family Camp community?
Yes, we are an all-girls camp, but all are welcome at Family Camp. Our camp cabins are screened in and fairly open to the environment and next-door neighbors. Signs will be posted at bath houses to indicate gender designation.
What do we do when we arrive at Family Camp?
Please adhere to the 10 mph speed limit on camp property. Drive to the camp office to check in upon arrival. Drive to your cabin to unload. Right after unloading, please return your car to be parked on the LHS Field (the large athletic field that was on your left when you first drove through the gates). There is no parking at cabins.
Can we bring family pets with us to Family Camp?
Families are NOT permitted to bring any pets with them. However, our camp dogs, Rollins and Otis, and our camp cat, Salty, will happily be stand-in pets during your stay.
Where can I buy some stylish and fun Camp Mont Shenandoah merchandise?
Crazy Ann’s Camp Store (located in Hoot Owls) will be open periodically. Outside of store hours, you can see Lauren or Celine in the camp office to help you find what you need!
What do I do in the event that something breaks, there’s a problem, or we have an emergency?
If something breaks or there is a problem:
Monday through Friday 8:30 to 5:00, please notify Celine or Lauren in the camp office. After hours and on weekends, please contact Molly Trice (804-338-7808) or Ann Warner (540-588-1493).
In the event of a medical emergency:
Please call 911. The Millboro Area Rescue Squad can be here in a matter or minutes. There is also Bath Community Hospital in nearby Hot Springs (1-866-839-7100).
In the event of weather related emergency, fire, or aggressive intruder:
Please call Molly Trice (804-338-7808) or Ann Warner (540-588-1493) immediately and call 911 if necessary.