Summer Camp FAQs

What does my child need to bring to camp?

You can find a recommended packing list here. No money needs to be brought to camp by any child. All fees and costs are covered before they arrive at camp. There are no additional charges.

Can I visit, call, and /or email my child while camp is in session?

For the smooth adjustment of campers and the efficient operation of camp, visits and phone calls are not allowed. Please feel free to send your child a note through the following methods:
-EMAIL: campparadisevalley@uss.salvationarmy.org. (Please put your child’s first & last name in the subject line!)
-FAX: 270-433-5802. (Please put your child’s first & last name on the fax.)

What activities are available?

Camp activities include but are not limited to: swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, arts & crafts, Bible Classes, various sports, group activities, nature studies, and more.

Can my child be placed in the same cabin as a friend?

Children are placed in cabins according to age and sex. For the most part friends, siblings, and other relatives are not placed in cabins together. Camp is a place to make new friends and one of the ways we encourage that is by not necessarily placing relatives together.

Where do most of the staff come from?

Our staff come from across the states of Kentucky & Tennessee. But many other states are represented in addition to Europe and other parts of the world.

What are the camp fees?

Fees are designed so that every family can afford to send their children to Camp Paradise Valley. The total cost will vary according to your local location and can be determine by contacting your local Salvation Army. If you live in an area with no Salvation Army office, please contact our Service Extension Department at (502) 583-5391.

Do you offer meals for special diets?

Special meals are offered to children who have documented allergies to certain foods as documented by a licensed physician or medically prescribed dietary requirements.

How are emergencies handled?

In the event of illness or emergency or when a child must return home early, a parent or guardian will be the first person to be notified. It is to the child’s advantage that we are able to reach you promptly.

How old are the counselors?

All summer camp counselors are 18 or older.

How are counselors & staff trained?

All CPV staff receive 7 days of pre-camp training according to Kentucky State Law and American Camp Association related to the procedures of camp programming and the supervision of your child. Counselors receive job-specific training to ensure the safety and well-being of your children while they are in our care.

How can I find out more information about Camp Paradise Valley?

Feel free to send us an email; alternatively you can find more information on our contact us page.