Frequently Asked Questions By Parents When Choosing
Knight Life Christian Discipleship Camp
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Does your program make tuition scholarships available to parents?
We have offered qualifying families a partial or full scholarship each summer for three years. We are a cost-effective ministry funded solely by donations. Our ability to provide financial assistance to families whose children would not have been able to attend our camp is made possible by the overwhelming generosity of private and local business donors.
Do you take anyone, or is your camp considered more exclusive?
Knight Life Christian Discipleship Camp (KLCDC) is selective in its admission process and is not exclusive to any socio-economic population or ethnicity. We serve all biological males, 8 to 12 years old, who desire to become a strong, confident, courageous, Godly young man and a Modern-Day – Knight.
Why are the kids referred to as trainees instead of campers?
Knight Life Christian Discipleship Camp (KLCDC) is an exceptional, fun-filled, highly structured leadership and discipleship preparatory program in teaching essential life skills and Biblical worldview training. We partner with parents as co-laborers to help guide, train, equip, model, and reinforce Christian discipleship training principles we hope will continue at home.
What type of child is successful at this camp?
A child who shows respect for authority and a willingness to follow instructions, learn, and be a leader and team player. An enthusiastic trainee with an eager attitude and a competitive spirit will complete our program successfully.
Do you interview prospective trainees?
Yes. During the registration process, we meet with each candidate and their parent(s) or guardian(s) to discuss the program and requirements to determine if we fit the child’s needs and interests.
Are criminal background checks conducted on all staff members and other adult volunteers 18 or above who are working with trainees?
Yes. As programmatic partners with the City of Mobile Parks & Recreation Department, their Human Resource Office requires that we conduct criminal background checks and undergo Mandatory Reporter Training to identify signs of child abuse.
Is Knight Life Christian Discipleship Camp affiliated with a particular church organization or religious group?
No. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit community service organization. We are Biblically grounded, Christ-centered, and male-focused. Our primary goal is to equip biological males ages 8 to 12 through a continuum of essential life skills, character-building, and leadership principles from a Biblical worldview.
Who can my child talk to if there is a problem with a counselor or another child?
Our camp director has an open-door policy and is firm, fair, and approachable. If a situation cannot be resolved by a staff member, a trainee shall request to see the Executive Director to address his grievance.
Are staff members and volunteers trained in First Aid and CPR?
What does a typical day of camp at Knight Life look like?
As trainees arrive, they receive the greeting of the day as they enter the building, along with a firm handshake. We always start each day with–Prayer. We serve a hot breakfast every morning. Afterward, trainees lead the day off with a Scripture, praise and worship, the Thought For The Day, recite the Pledge of Allegiance, the Introduction to the Declaration of Independence, and the Knight Life daily declaration. This is followed by full-court basketball and other physical activities before returning to the classroom for a break. Following a 15-minute break, trainees gather to engage in various challenging, interactive, and thought-provoking classroom activities, including discussions about the Virtues of Knighthood, the Knight’s Code of Conduct, the Fruit of The Holy Spirit, and The Armor of God. Trainees then spend an hour enjoying a hot lunch before returning to afternoon activities of Chess, board games, playing pool, Foosball, and Air Hockey, LARP (Live-Action-Role-Play) real-life/cultural scenario activity, a special guest speaker session, 15- minute break and snack time, The Knights of Jubilee Corner; Hot-Topic’ group discussion, snack time, clean-up, daily take-away wrap-up session, prayer, free-time, and pick-up.
Does the camp provide lunch/snacks, or do I need to offer them?
Yes, we provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks. However, parents may send snacks or a lunch for their child. We provide breakfast and a hot lunch daily. Snacks are served twice daily.
What is the ratio of trainees assigned to each staff member?
We utilize a personalized recognition approach at our camp. The goal is the fewer trainees per counselor, the more beneficial it is for the student. Two staff members are assigned to five trainees to provide safety and accountability.
Will the boys be transported off-site? If so, how will they be transported?
Yes. We plan several historical, educational, and recreational field trips throughout the 7 weeks of camp. We usually designate Thursday or Friday for our trips. We utilize a third-party transport rental service. Parents are given a schedule of all on and off-site events throughout the camp session.
Can parents observe their child during the camp day?
Yes. We encourage parents to visit at any time.
Is Overnight camp an Option?
No. We do not host overnight events.
How many trainees attend camp each year?
Due to our unique and uncommonly high-quality program, our attendance ranges between 15 and 20 trainees annually.
Does the camp make accommodations If necessary?
We accommodate trainees with food allergies, asthma, and special dietary restrictions. We are not permitted to administer medications. If your child needs medication (prescription or over-the-counter), we will notify a designated parent or guardian.