FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the spiritual emphasis of Camp 5280?

At Camp 5280, we want to help build strong character in the lives of young people; so we focus on creating a positive, Christian environment where our campers have fun as they make friends and learn more about God. Through music, prayer, and amazing games we openly and respectfully expose campers to the Gospel – God’s plan to rescue and restore a relationship with us through the death and resurrection of His son, Jesus. We not only value truth but we value love, and as a result we respect each individual camper’s right to make their own decisions regarding important spiritual matters. Each Camp 5280 staff member is a follower of Jesus Christ, who is carefully selected and equipped to handle the integration of all aspects of your child’s camp experience with great care.

Where and when do I take my child to camp 5280?

We are located at Mile Straight Baptist Church  (8448 Springfield Road Soddy Daisy, TN 37379). Drop-off is from 8:45 - 9:00 am and pick-up is from 3:00 - 3:15 pm (Fellowship Hall). Extended care is available for an extra charge, starting at 8 am and ending at 5 pm.

What is your policy on behavior problems?

Parents will be contacted if there is a continuous problem of non-participation, bullying, or behavior that is disrespectful to fellow campers or camp staff. Parents will be notified after the camper has been through the following disciplinary process: warning, timeout (5-10 minutes), sit out of an activity, sent to leadership. If issues continue after parents have been contacted, the camper will be sent home for the remainder of the week. If your child is sent home for a disciplinary issue you will not be eligible for a refund for that week. 

What does my child need for camp 5280?

Dress your child for outdoor play and be sure he/she is wearing tennis shoes. Each camper will receive a limited edition CAMP 5280 t-shirt on Monday that we ask for them to wear to camp on Tuesday for picture day. Your child will need a bag labeled with his/her name containing the following items: refillable water bottle & canteen money. 


A hot lunch will be provided Monday - Wednesday. Thursday is pizza day! (2 slices per child) 

what is your policy on peanuts and other nuts?

Camp 5280 has a no-nut policy for any food items brought to camp. Any snack item containing nuts or nut products of any kind discovered by your child’s counselor will be sent back home with camper. For the safety of our campers, please do not send your child with any nut products. CAMP 5280 desires for its lunch areas to be safe for campers with nut allergies. All daily lunches will be nut free.

do you offer financial aid?

Financial aid is available to families who otherwise would not be able to send their child to camp. Applications for financial aid to Camp 5280 will open on April 2nd and close on June 12th. Apply early, funds are limited! 

do you accommodate children with special needs?

Although Camp 5280 desires to accommodate all children, we unfortunately are not able to accommodate children with special needs or health concerns who are unable to function within our camp structure. Please call 423.842.2333 if you would like more information to decide if Camp 5280 will be a good fit for your child. 

When signing my child up for Camp 5280, what grade do I slect?

You will need to select the grade in which your child will be enter into in the Fall of 2017