FAQs

Registration

Campers must be between the ages of 12 and 18 and be entering into or have just completed grades 7–12.

No, as a teen camp, the expectation is the same for all campers. Effort is taken to look out for our youngest campers, but campers need to be able to function in a teen camp environment.

Visit the Speakers page to see which weeks of camp are available.

If you and at least five other campers and one sponsor are coming to camp, and at least one sponsor is staying in a residence hall, you can create a group profile. Each camper (including you) would then need to register for camp individually under your group to receive the group pricing and be on the same team.

  1. After registration opens in the fall, click “Register” and then log in to your account or create an account if you don’t already have one.
  2. The system will then walk you through filling out and submitting the registration.
  3. The registration and the registration fee must be submitted at the same time.

Note: If your church group has opted to pay the registration fees, the system will ask for a passcode that the church created instead of asking for credit card information.

Yes, once a week is full you may register to be placed on the waiting list, with your registration fee on hold. If an opening becomes available, we will contact you to verify your reservation and to process your payment. (Your card will not be charged until after we have contacted you.)

Yes. We will refund all but the registration fee through the method it was paid. The registration fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable. No refunds are available if a participant attends any part of a week.

Activities/Rooming

Typically, participants will stay with up to three other campers. If your camper is attending with a group, the group is roomed together and the group leader can choose to have up to five participants in one room. Campers and sponsors are placed in rooms according to birth gender. To see more, take a look at Lodging.

Absolutely! Just include the names of the campers your camper would like to stay with on the registration form. Campers are placed in rooms according to birth gender.

If damage is intentional or takes place as a result of horse play, campers will be held financially responsible for reimbursement so that the items can be repaired or replaced.

Campers and sponsors may bring their own rock-climbing gear and their own mask and protective gear for paintball (must be checked by camp staff before use) but may not bring their own paintball guns.

However, because Teen Extreme is not responsible for damage or loss of anything you bring to camp, we don’t recommend bringing your own equipment. Paintball guns, and paintballs, as well as masks and protective gear, will be provided.

There will be an activities booth in the Sports Center where your camper may sign up for extra activities.

Yes! Our goal is to give individuals a great experience at camp just like the many groups that come to Teen Extreme. To have the same great experience, individual campers are grouped into cabins, and their cabin leaders guide and lead them all week. Individuals meet up with their cabin leader before starting off the day and stick together as a cabin for services, meals, and team games. During free time when leaders are assisting with running recreational activities, campers check in with their leaders periodically and are encouraged to stay with at least part of their group as they enjoy the activities.

General

Take a look at the What to Bring section for a list of clothing and other items your camper will need. See more information on camp dress expectations.

It’s up to them! If your camper wants to go to West Campus, play paintball, and try the Escape Room, then at least $37.50 should be brought as each extra activity costs $12.50. All three meals (along with dessert) are provided, but your camper might want extra for snacks, souvenirs, etc.

Yes, parents and sponsors (including those of opposite genders) can assist campers with moving into their rooms until 4 p.m. Monday. Check in at the residence hall desk before assisting your campers.

Teen Extreme takes place on an enclosed campus that is staffed with a security team and sheriff department presence. Campers are surrounded by youth leaders, camp staff, and cabin leaders throughout the day. For an additional cost (paid at camp), participants can travel off campus with camp leaders to West Campus, PCC’s private property with security access on Perdido Key. Our camp leaders supervise and interact with campers at every game, activity, meal, and service. They also stay in the residence halls and are available to meet campers’ needs 24 hours a day during the camp week.

Yes. After campers return to their residence halls at the end of the day, camp leaders check each room to make sure every camper is accounted for.

We collect and store lost items during and after camp and hold lost items for two weeks after camp. Submit a lost item report, and we’ll try to find it for you.

Arrival/Departure

Camp check-in starts at 12 noon CT on Monday and goes until 2:30 p.m. CT. After check-in, your camper will get acquainted with camp through a brief orientation video, settle into the residence hall, visit with friends, get to know other campers, and sign up for any extra activities.

No. Unfortunately, on-campus accommodations are unavailable outside of camp dates.

To prevent vehicular congestion on campus, campers should be dropped off by their parents or sponsors.

Yes!

Yes, as long as the parent contacts us no later than 4 p.m. CT on the Thursday of that camp week. Let us know who your child will be riding home with, their relationship to your child, and the best phone number to contact them.

For your camper's security, those picking up your camper (including parents and legal guardians) must present a photo ID.

For your camper's security, those picking up your camper (including parents and legal guardians) must present a photo ID.

Medical

Campers use the Pensacola Christian College campus facilities, including the Sports Center, Swim Center, Field House, West Campus, and dining hall. Camp activities include rock climbing, swimming, team competitions, sailing/kayaking, Escape Room, paintball, and an indoor water park with a surfing simulator and three water slides. Campers can expect to walk from place to place during the day and night while participating in vigorous indoor and outdoor activities and competitions.

All routine or as-needed prescription medications must be kept and administered by the camp nurse, and upon request, the camp nurse can also keep/administer any over-the-counter medications, vitamins/supplements, or essential oils your camper brings. An Authorization for Administration of Medication form is required for any medications, vitamins/supplements, or essential oils that will be kept by the camp nurse. (EpiPens, inhalers, and insulin may be kept with the camper if needed. Any other prescription medication allowed to be carried by the camper is at the discretion of the camp nurse. An Authorization for Administration of Medication form is still needed in these cases.)

We offer a variety of allergy-friendly food options; however, we cannot guarantee that there is no cross-contamination. Campers may bring their own food along with a cooler for items that might require refrigeration. All rooms are equipped with a mini refrigerator. Ice machines are located in each residence hall.

A camp nurse and medical security personnel are available 24 hours a day during the camp week.

Campers must turn in all routine or as-needed prescription medications, and upon request, the camp nurse can also keep/administer any over-the-counter medications, vitamins/supplements, and essential oils. An Authorization for Administration of Medication form must be submitted for any medications, vitamins/supplements, or essential oils that will be kept by the camp nurse. (EpiPens, inhalers, and insulin may be kept with the camper if needed. Any other prescription medication allowed to be carried by the camper is at the discretion of the camp nurse. An Authorization for Administration of Medication form is still needed in these cases.)

You may email, fax, or mail the completed Authorization for Administration of Medication form to our office.

Email info@teenextremecamp.com

Fax 850-479-6576

Mail Teen Extreme, P.O. Box 18500, Pensacola, FL 32523

As soon as possible! The camp nurse cannot keep or administer any medication for campers who arrive at check-in without a completed Authorization for Administration of Medication form.

EpiPens, inhalers, and insulin may be kept with the camper if needed. Any other prescription medication allowed to be carried by the camper is at the discretion of the camp nurse.

An Authorization for Administration of Medication form is still required if the camper is keeping and self-administering EpiPens, inhalers, insulin, or other prescription medications approved by the camp nurse to carry.

These conditions include ADHD, ADD, asthma, ODD, autism/Asperger’s, diabetes, seizures, anxiety/depression, etc. However, this list is not all-inclusive.

The camp nurse has a small refrigerator specifically for storing medication to remain cold.

If you would like our camp nurse to store medications, an Authorization for Administration of Medication form will need to be filled out and turned in before the start of camp.

The Authorization for Administration of Medication form does not need to be signed by your camper’s primary physician. It can be signed by a licensed healthcare professional at a walk-in clinic or local healthcare facility.

Although camp-provided wheelchairs are not available, campers are welcome to bring their own. Please note on the Additional Information section of the registration form that your camper needs a first-floor or elevator-accessible room.

*Also check out the Camper and Group FAQs!

Registration

Sponsors must be out of high school and no longer qualified to attend camp as a camper.

Yes. Each sponsor must register individually.

  1. After registration opens in the fall, click “Register” and then log in to your account or create an account if you don’t already have one.
  2. The system will then walk you through filling out and submitting the registration.
  3. The registration and the registration fee must be submitted at the same time.

Note: If your church group has opted to pay the registration fees, the system will ask for a passcode that the youth director has created instead of asking for credit card information.

Rooming

At least one sponsor is required to stay in the residence halls with the campers. We recommend that one sponsor stay in the residence hall for every 6 campers. Local hotels are available for sponsors who wish to stay off campus.

Campers are separated into residence halls by birth gender, so married couples staying with campers would stay in separate buildings. If desired, married couples may find accommodations off campus to stay together.

General

Sponsors pay the same rate as campers with a group unless qualified for a special group offer.

We ask that at least one sponsor be with their campers throughout the day. At least one sponsor must stay in the residence halls with their campers at night.

If leaders need to bring their younger children along, local hotels are available for accommodations. Younger children are not permitted to stay in the residence halls with campers or to participate in activities. The children must stay with the leader at all times during camp but are welcome to join campers for services and meals. We do have camps available for younger children: Camp o’ the Pines, Discover Day Camp, and Sports Center Day Camp.

Yes. Sponsors are welcome to bring electronic devices and internet access is available just for them. We ask that campers do not bring electronic devices such as tablets or laptops. Campers are permitted to bring cell phones; however, we encourage these to be used for communication purposes only.

*Also check out the Camper and Sponsor FAQs!

Registration

GROUP REQUIREMENTS

  1. Groups must have 6+ campers and 1+ sponsor staying in the residence halls with the campers. Groups that do not meet this requirement by the week before camp will be switched to individual campers and will not qualify for the discounted group cost or offers.
  2. Sponsors must help the teens stay on track with activities, games, services, and dress attire.
  3. We've found the best sponsor-to-camper ratio is 1:6, and depending on the size of your group, your sponsors may be able to attend for free! Visit the Costs and Offers page for more information.

REGISTRATIONS

  1. Creating a group profile does not reserve a space for you or your campers. Since camp fills quickly, encourage your campers and sponsors to register soon!
  2. Sponsors must be out of high school and no longer qualified to attend camp as a camper.
  3. Each participant attending with your group must register and pay the registration fee to reserve their space.
  4. To minimize issues for youth directors, parents should complete their campers' registrations online.

DRESS EXPECTATIONS

  1. All dress expectations apply to campers, parents, and sponsors attending camp.
  2. Churches, sponsors, and leaders are expected to enforce dress expectations within their group.

At least one sponsor must attend with your group and stay in a residence hall because they help the teens stay on track with activities, games, and services throughout the week. We’ve found that the best sponsor-to-camper ratio is 1:6, and depending on the size of your group, sponsors may be able to attend for free!

Visit the Cost and Offers page for more information.

Start creating your group profile or

  1. After registration opens in the fall, click “Register” and then log in to your account or create an account if you don’t already have one.
  2. Once logged in, choose the option that you are attending with a group.
  3. Select whether you are a Camper, Youth Leader, or Other Sponsor. If you do not see your church group in the list, choose “My church is not in the list” and then follow the instructions to create a group profile.
  4. Your group profile is almost complete! The last step is to select a payment option for your group’s registration fees.
    • Select to have the parents pay at the time they submit their camper’s registration or to have the church pay the registration fees.
    • If the church is paying the registration fees, the system will prompt you to provide credit card information and create a passcode.
    • Campers and sponsors will then enter the passcode at the end of their registration process to charge the registration fee to the church card.
  5. After the group profile is created, each camper and sponsor must register individually with their own accounts by selecting Register. The campers and sponsors will need to select your church from the drop-down list after indicating they are attending with a group.

No, participants must register individually and pay the registration fee to reserve their spot.

  1. When creating your church’s group profile, select the option to have the church pay the registration fees.
  2. You will then be prompted to provide credit card information and create a passcode.
  3. Campers and sponsors will then enter the passcode at the end of their registration process to charge the registration fee to the church card.

Log in to your group’s account under the “My Account” tab on the website. You’ll see how much your group owes and be able to make credit card payments on that page.

If the camper registered online, the person who submitted the registration can log in to the account and cancel the registration. You may also call us at 850-969-1555 to cancel any registrations.

Yes. We will refund all but the registration fee through the method it was paid. The registration fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable. No refunds are available if a participant attends any part of a week.

Rooming

Campers are placed in rooms according to birth gender. Church groups always room together, and campers from different church groups never room together unless requested by both churches.

Campers may request roommates on their camp registration form. A leader from your church group may also request that certain campers room together by submitting a group Rooming Request. Rooming requests must be turned in by 8 a.m. CT the Tuesday prior to camp.

Typically, if more than four campers request to room together, we will place them in rooms next to each other as availability allows. However, the group leader can choose to have up to five participants in one room.

Campers are normally roomed by roommate request or by age. Campers who are not in high school are roomed with or near a sponsor.

If damage is intentional or takes place as a result of horse play, campers will be held financially responsible for reimbursement so that the items can be repaired or replaced.

General

Camp check-in starts at 12 noon CT on Monday and goes until 2:30 p.m. CT While the sponsor gets the group checked in, your campers will get acquainted with camp through a brief orientation video, settle into the residence hall, visit with friends, get to know other campers, and sign up for any extra activities.

To prevent vehicular congestion on campus and to make your check-in experience easier, campers in your group must check in as a group and may not drive themselves to camp or park their vehicles on campus.

No. Unfortunately, on-campus accommodations are unavailable outside of camp dates.

Yes, once it is ready in the fall, you may print a PDF of the most recent camp brochure. You may also email info@teenextremecamp.com to have the PDF emailed to you or to request physical copies be mailed to the address you provide.

We collect and store lost items during and after camp and hold lost items for two weeks after camp. Submit a lost item report, and we’ll try to find it for you.