QUESTIONS ABOUT WHO CAN ATTEND
QUESTIONS ABOUT COST
3-Week Summer Session: $3,500
Stayover Weekend: $450
Sweeney Experience One-Day Event: $25 per person
The full amount does not have to be paid before your session starts. The 2017 balance, less financial aid if applicable, must be paid by March 30, 2018. Depending upon when you sign up, you may have a year or more to make payments.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MEDICAL PROGRAM
QUESTIONS ABOUT CAMPER LIFE AT SWEENEY
We encourage you to send cards, letters, or packages to your camper. Mail call is a BIG DEAL at Camp Sweeney!
Mail a letter or package through the U.S. Post Office:
c/o Camp Sweeney
PO Box 918
Gainesville, TX 76241
If you use a delivery service like FedEx or UPS, our physical address is 10687 FM 678, Whitesboro TX 76273
ONLINE: A secure online parent portal is available to let you see pictures of your child participating in various activities as well as live feed videos.
PHONE: Calls to the medical staff, head counselors, big brothers/sisters, and other staff are welcome. They are best reached at meal times and will be glad to speak with you about your child.
EMAIL: Email your child’s cabin at email@example.com
FAX: Fax a letter before 11AM at (940) 665-9467. We get a few faxes everyday to put out at mail call.
QUESTIONS ABOUT PACKING/PREPARING FOR CAMP
PERSONAL TOILETRIES: Deodorant, hair brush, hair care products, sunscreen, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.
LINENS: 4 single twin sheets or 2 twin sets, 2 pillow cases, 1 to 2 laundry bags, Sleeping bag (11yrs and up), light blanket or bedspread, Pillow, 4 to 6 towels
MEDICINE if applicable: Prescriptions or over the counter medications must be brought in ORIGINAL containers
PUMP SUPPLIES if applicable: 18 sets of tubing, infusion sets, and related supplies (daily change may be necessary with increased activity). Insulin and testing supplies provided by Camp Sweeney.
Make sure that all belongings are prominently labeled with the camper’s full name.
You will need to supply all other non-diabetic medical supplies and prescription and over-the-counter medications in their original containers.
INAPPROPRIATE CLOTHING or APPEARANCE – Do not bring clothing, caps, or accessories with obscene or offensive language or symbols or advertising for tobacco or alcohol. We also ask that male campers not wear earrings. All other body piercings (such as tongue, nose, naval) are not permitted for either male or female campers. Unnatural hair color is also prohibited.
MUSIC – Do not bring personal music to camp on MP3 players or iPods. Musical instruments are welcome.
CELL PHONES – Do not bring cell phones, even if the cell service is not active.
EXPENSIVE OR SENTIMENTAL ITEMS – Remember this is a camp. Things do get lost or broken. Please do not bring money or hard to replace items. Camp Sweeney is not responsible for lost, missing, or broken items.
INTERNET – Do not bring laptops, iPads, tablets, or game systems with internet connection.
“Closing Days” are the last day of the session. They are always on Friday mornings for the 3-week sessions. You will receive information in your acceptance letter and again on opening day, and a will receive a postcard a week prior to pick up.
QUESTIONS ABOUT SWEENEY EVENTS OUTSIDE OF SUMMER