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We would appreciate having your daughter arrive at Camp between 9:00am and 11:00am Central Time (10am-12pm Eastern Time) so that the check-in process can be completed and your daughter can be settled into her unit by 12pm. Campers will begin CJL’s organized activities with lunch.
When you arrive at camp on opening day, you’ll park your car and come to Bidwell Lodge to check-in. Here’s what you’ll need at check-in:
Check-in is between 9:00am and 11:00am Central Time (10am-12pm Eastern Time)
On closing day, pick up is between 9:00am and 12:00pm Central Time (that's 10am and 1pm Eastern Time).
It is recommended that parents deposit $50 per week in their daughter’s Trading Post account.
All unused money will be refunded to you in cash when you pick up your daughter on closing day. Likewise, if your daughter exceeds her Trading Post deposit, the balance will be due at pick-up. We try to help campers stay within their budgets, but the Trading Post staff cannot be held responsible for monitoring each camper’s spending. This is a great opportunity to talk with your daughter about responsible spending. Please help her to understand that it is NOT necessary to purchase an item every time the Trading Post opens.
More information about the trading post is available here: http://www.cjl.org/Campers/TradingPost
CJL is located on Lookout Mountain in Northwest Georgia, about 30 miles north of Rome, Georgia, 40 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and 9 miles east of Mentone, Alabama.
The camp’s address is:
Camp Juliette Low
321 Camp Juliette Low Road
Cloudland, GA 30731
Campers from outside the southeast may wish to fly into Atlanta (please contact the winter office for details).
Email is a great way to contact CJL: info@CJL.org.
CJL has a summer office at camp that is open while camp is in session, and a winter office in Marietta, Georgia, that operates the rest of the year. Phone numbers, fax numbers and addresses for our summer and winter offices are available here: http://www.cjl.org/Contact/
Information about What to Bring, Labels, Laundry, Shoes, Bed Cover, Weather at Camp, and How to Pack All Your Stuff is available here: http://www.cjl.org/Parents/WhatToBring
1 week packing list and tips
2 week packing list and tips
Because campers live out of their trunks for the time that they are with us, packing well and being organized (or at least starting off that way!) really help to make a camper’s stay more enjoyable.
There are two health forms-- one which the parents complete and one for the medical professional to complete. Both forms are available here: http://www.cjl.org/Parents/HealthFormsAndMedication
Each camper must have a fully completed Health Form signed by a medical professional within the current year. This does not mean that your daughter has to have a new check-up if she has had one in the past 24 months, but the medical professional must sign the form attesting that the check-up was done and on what date.
If a girl comes to Camp Juliette Low this summer and does not have a complete health form with immunization records and a medical professional’s signature, then you will need to take her down to the Urgent Care in Summerville or to your own doctor to get the health form completed before she can stay the session with us.
We would like to receive your camper’s health forms at least two weeks before she arrives at CJL. You can scan and email them to info@CJL.org, or you can mail or fax them to us. Of course, we will also accept them on opening day, but we appreciate your effort to get them to us beforehand. Please do not mail or fax the forms to the camp winter office after May 15. The mail will be forwarded to the summer address and we may not get it in time. Just bring it with you when you bring your daughter to camp.
All non-rescue medications are held in the Infirmary and dispensed by the camp nurse (RN or licensed physician).
To improve the efficiency and accuracy of administering medication at camp, Camp Juliette Low requires that all prescription and over-the-counter oral medications that are taken daily be supplied in unit-dose (blister pack) containers labeled with the camper’s name and the time of administration. This includes all medications and vitamin supplements.
Most pharmacies can dispense medications in blister packs; some will repackage existing medications, but please check with your pharmacy for specifics. Some blister packed medications have short expirations, so check with your pharmacy to see when you should pick up your medication. Please bring only enough for your camper’s stay at camp.
Non-pill medications like inhalers, creams, ointments, epi-pens, and liquids can be in their original packaging, but must be individually labeled with the pharmacy prescription label.
Common medications, such as pain relievers and antihistamines (a full list is on our health forms), are stocked in our Infirmary and dispensed by the camp nurse as needed. Therefore, it is not necessary to bring these types of medications to camp.
Meals at CJL are prepared by our trained dietitian and staff, and are served family-style in the camp dining hall. Given adequate notice, we can accommodate campers who are vegetarian and have moderate food allergies and sensitivities, and we work to help these girls become strong self-advocates for their needs.
When you register for camp using our online application, you will have the opportunity to provide detailed information about any special dietary needs or restrictions for your camper (vegetarian, lactose intolerant, gluten free, food allergies, diabetic, etc.). If your camper has food allergies, please indicate the severity of each allergy.
Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to accommodate all special diets. We do not serve vegan or Paleo meals, and we are unable to ensure a dye-free diet or avoid cross contamination in the kitchen for those with very severe food allergies.
Please notify the camp of any special dietary needs as soon as possible but no later than one month prior to your camper’s arrival. Gluten free diets will incur a $25/week fee to defray the costs of preparing special meals. The fee will be added after your application is received, and you will be notified at that time.
If you have any questions, please contact the camp office-- 770-428-1062 or info@CJL.org.
Head lice can be a problem in the best of homes, schools and camps. As you know, it’s not unusual to receive a note from school asking you to check your child’s head due to an affected classmate. In a group living situation such as camp, head lice can be an extreme nuisance to campers and staff, requiring many hours of head checking, shampooing, and laundering.
As a precaution, the nurse will check heads on arrival at camp. If lice are found, your daughter can be treated immediately at camp, but you will be asked to take all of her bedding and her belongings out of camp to a laundromat for washing. To avoid this inconvenience, we ask that you please check your child’s head thoroughly before she comes to camp.
How do you check? Adult lice are very small and pinkish grey and are difficult to detect. They like to live behind the ears and along the nape of the neck. You may find nits instead. Nits are hard, white lice eggs that look like a terrible case of dandruff. Dandruff comes off easily; nits do not. If you think you’ve found something, contact your pediatrician for treatment procedures.
Our goal is not to allow any lice into camp!! However, remind your child that it is NOT a good idea to share hats, headbands, brushes, combs, pillow, etc. The camp will do its part by spraying riding and climbing helmets between uses, as well as any “dress-up” hats that may be used by the general camp population. Keep in mind that lice are “equal opportunity parasites” and are not a sign of poor hygiene at home, school, or camp. They are, however, a nuisance that we would like to avoid!!
Happy and cheerful letters from home mean a lot to the campers! Mail is distributed in the unit every day at rest hour– it’s an exciting time, and every camper loves to hear her name being called! Parents can stay connected to their campers by sending letters, care packages, and/or emails. Due to space limitations, we request that each camper receive no more than one care package per week.
Our camp mailing address is:
Campers Name/ Unit
Camp Juliette Low
321 Camp Juliette Low Road
Cloudland, Georgia 30731
**Please include the unit name if you know it. Your camper will receive her mail even if it’s not included, it’s just helpful to us.
More information about sending letters, care packages, and emails is available here: http://www.cjl.org/Parents/MailAndCarePackages
Please help us keep critters out of camp by leaving food and candy at home! Raccoons and other animals have become experts at finding treats—even in trunks and plastic containers. Because of this, we are asking that NO FOOD of any type be sent in care packages or brought to camp. This includes candy, gum, granola bars, and treats of all types. The campers will, of course, still be able to purchase a candy or ice cream after lunch each day so their sweet cravings can be satisfied. We also offer a snack during the morning hours, between classes. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
At Camp Juliette Low we are aware of the homesick feelings that some of our campers have, and consider it to be a normal process of growing up and being away from home. Our counselors learn to recognize and help girls with homesick feelings. The combination of a warm, supportive environment and a busy schedule of activities will help most girls get over their anxieties very quickly—usually within a day or two. Our counselors are great at helping campers through this period of adjustment, helping them to become happy at camp and actively involved in the program. The Camp Director will contact you if your daughter is homesick after the first day or two of camp—together, we will work on a plan to help your daughter adjust to camp life.
Tips to help your daughter prepare for camp and cope with potential homesickness are available here: http://www.cjl.org/Parents/PreventingHomesickness