Appalachian Headwaters


Read below for our most frequently asked questions. If you do not see the answer to your question here, please contact Kevin Johnson at

What does Camp Waldo cost?

Camp Waldo believes in access to camp! That’s why we use a sliding scale to determine fees for each camper (see below). These fees currently only cover 15% of our operating cost, with the rest being covered by private funding. For 2023, fees for our three-week camp are as follows:
  •For households earning an annual income less than $35,000 –$200/camper
  •For households earning an annual income between $35,000 to $60,000 – $300/camper
  •For households earning an annual income between $60,000 and 90,000 – $600/camper
  •For households earning an annual income of $90,000 and above – $1000/camper

Need help with these fees? We accept payment plans for these fees if you cannot make a one-time payment. Information how to apply for this is within our Camper Registration. We also offer limited financial assistance. Information how to apply for this is within our Camper Registration.

What happens if my camper’s birthday occurs while they are at camp?

We love to celebrate birthdays at Waldo and will make sure that your camper feels loved and celebrated throughout their birthday and beyond.

How do you handle dietary restrictions?

We take dietary restrictions very seriously and want to make sure every camper is served in an equal way. All dietary restrictions should be noted on the camper application and registration forms and will be communicated to the head counselors, directors, your child’s individual counselors, and the kitchen staff.

What are the camper cabin facilities like?

Our cabins are recently renovated and very nice. They are divided into two large rooms, with each half housing four – six campers and one counselor. Each half of the cabin has its own private bathroom with a toilet and a shower.

What is the food like?

We pride ourselves on our food at Camp Waldo. We offer three vegetarian meals a day as well as snack everyday in the afternoon. A good portion of the food we eat comes from our own gardens on the camp property. All meals are prepared under the direction of Al Pettijohn, a local chef who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and who has worked at fantastic restaurants across the country (including the French Goat in Lewisburg).

What happens if my child gets homesick?

It is important to let your child know that homesickness is real and that they might get it. Please know that the Camp Waldo staff is trained in techniques to handle homesickness and address it on an individual basis. Our goal is to ensure that our campers are happy and comfortable. In almost all cases homesickness will not warrant a phone call from the camp administrative staff, however, our camp administrative staff is dedicated to keeping families updated if homesickness is consistent.

Can I send packages to my camper?

We do not allow families do not mail packages to campers. There may be a certain instance where mailing your camper is warranted; however, all camper mail larger than an envelope is subject to search by our camp administrative staff.

Can my camper bring their phone to camp?

We do not allow campers to bring cell phones or any other similar electronic devices to camp. We invite our camp community into a time of technological rest as they enjoy the camp community and the great outdoors.

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