What to expect
What are the facilities like?
ITS A GREAT IDEA TO WALK WITH YOUR CAMPERS AROUND THE CAMP GROUNDS BEFORE DROPPING THEM OFF TO HELP THEM BECOME FAMILAR.
Six cabins (usually used as boys cabins) are on the ground level.
Cabin number 2 has been recently renovated, and is a double or connecting cabin. This cabin has an attic fan, as well as two showers and restrooms on each side.
Cabins 2A, 2B, and 3 are accessible by all abilities.
Most cabins sleep 6-8 people in bunk beds. Cabin 3 is an extra large cabin and can sleep up to 14, depending on arrangement.
Cabin number 4 (usually used as a staff cabin) has climate control.
Eight cabins (usually used as girls cabins) are on the hillside.
Cabin number 8 has been recently renovated and features a deck, shower & restroom. It is climate controlled. It is usually used as the director's cabin.
Cabin number 15 has been renovated in 2016, and may be ready for use in 2016 or 2017 depending on weather and volunteer availability during the construction phase.
Cabin 15 will be accessible to all abilities, and feature restrooms, showers and an attic fan.
Most cabins sleep 6-8 people in bunk beds. Cabin 11 is an extra large cabin and can sleep up to 13 depending on configuration.
Additional cabins include the First Aid Station (with restroom & shower), Speaker's Cabin (with small galley kitchen, shower & restroom, living space, dining space, full size bed on main floor plus a king size bed in the loft), and Cook's Cabin. All 3 buildings are climate controlled.
There are 7 RV hook-ups available as well.
Additional daily fees are charged for climate controlled cabins or RV hook ups.
The Dining Hall was renovated in 2016, and is climate controlled.
The Chapel seats up to 100, and is climate controlled.
The Gymnasium and pool are recent additions to the camp facility.
Dayspring also offers a game room with foosball table, air hockey, and ping pong (no additional charge for game play), a sports locker, and aquatic house with canoes, john boats, and buggy boats. Life jackets are provided, and required by state law to be worn by campers aged 12 and younger, and to be in the boat for campers 13-adult.
Dayspring has two docks, two decks, hiking trails, sports field, basketball and volleyball courts, and a school aged playground.
What is the schedule like?
The schedule may vary from camp session to camp session, but generally serves breakfast at 8:30 am, lunch at 12:30 pm, and dinner at 5:30 pm.
Chapel sessions take place twice a day.
Often, campers enjoy a camp fire and hayride during the week, weather permitting.
Campers typically enjoy skill sessions, organized games, team activities and of course, Scripture memory!
How should I communicate with my camper?
Camp has only one phone, and its a party line! Therefore, do not call your camper, or expect your camper to call you unless it is an emergency.
Do not give your camper a cell phone or other electronic device to have at camp. Any electronic devices will be confiscated and held until the camper is picked up at the end of the session.
Campers love letters, post cards, greeting cards and care packages. We even have fun with the mail delivery system. Campers are encouraged to sing a song, tell a joke, recite a verse, or otherwise express their desire for the package. Frequently, they participate in group efforts. (Mail will never be withheld from a camper! We want this to be a fun experience!)
You can send an e-card to your camper by clicking HERE.
Can I visit my camper?
Absolutely! You are free to visit your camper at any time. We have an open door policy. However, to provide protection for all campers, we require all visitors to check in with the program director or camp administrator upon arrival.
Please report to the Dining Hall when you arrive, before visiting any other part of the camp grounds. All visitors 16 years and older may be asked to produce state issued, photo ID.
Someone will generally be there to assist you between 7:30-9:30 am, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, and 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. If you need to arrive at a time not listed above, please communicate 24 hours in advance with the camp Registrar or other available staff to make arrangements. Registrar 636-388-3305 Camp 573-546-0713
Generally speaking, we are not able to accommodate guests at meals as menus are planned and food is purchased up to a month in advance.