Frequently Asked Questions | Camp Twin Creeks

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Camp Twin Creeks?

Ask our campers, who think it’s in heaven. But really, we are 4 hours southwest of Washington, DC in Minnehaha Springs, WV. We are 45 minutes from The Greenbrier Resort, The Homestead Resort and Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort.

Where do campers come from?

Our families are all over the US, with many from the Washington, DC and Baltimore metro areas. We also welcome international campers, who add to the camp’s diversity and provide delightfully different opportunities for unique friendships.

How do campers get to camp?

We provide luxury coaches from the Washington/Baltimore metro areas. You will find driving directions in our brochure and on our website.

How many campers are in a cabin?

A typical cabin welcomes 10-12 campers plus 2-3 staff, including a Cabin Specialist who remains with that cabin at all activities throughout the day.

Are there additional fees?

There are additional fees for international campers as they receive the International Camper Care Package. A $275 fee includes the following: round trip airport transportation and chaperone service, bedding and towels, luggage coordination, unlimited “e-communication” to and from your camper, laundry, Twin Creeks t-shirt, canteen and miscellaneous supplies as needed.

Additional fees also apply to those optional activities listed on our program page.

Does camp have a religious affiliation?

No. Our campers come from many different religious and ethnic backgrounds.

How about the weather?

Our daytime temperatures average between 70 and 80, typically with clean, dry air. At night temperatures usually fall to between 60 and 65. Sounds great, right?

How can we find out how our child is doing?

We most definitely want you to call or email us. First check our summer website nightly for photos and videos, guaranteed to make you smile. Then please wait 2 or 3 days before calling Iain and Amy to see how comfortably your child is settling in.

How do I communicate with my child?

We hope you will write and email as often as you can. Campers cannot send email, but can receive email messages from you. You can also speak on the phone with your child once per 2-week session, more if needed. Each child writes home every other day during a session, on our ‘Red Letter Days.’

How often do campers shower?

Daily, with assigned times and with our Group Leaders double-checking to make sure all have showered.

How often is laundry done?

Usually once per camp session, picked up and delivered back to the cabin the same day.

Do campers really need all the items on the packing list?

Yes, and we ask you to pay careful attention to the entire packing list.

Where do campers store their clothing, equipment and personal items?

Each camper has her or his own cubby space plus additional storage space near their bed.

How about the on-site medical staff?

Our Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner are on-site 24/7. A local physician remains on call with the same full-time schedule.

Where is the hospital nearest to camp?

Pocahontas Hospital is 9 miles from camp, in nearby Marlinton.

How old are your counselors?

Cabin staff range in age from 19-25 years old. Everyone has completed at least one year of college. We conduct criminal background checks on all staff as well.

Who makes the campers’ beds?

They do, and for those who are not sure how to do so, our counselors teach and help them.

What are the GPS coordinates of Camp?

Here you go: 38.163903, -79.979928.