These are our Frequently Asked Questions which we will try our best to answer as simple as possible. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to answer all of your questions!
On the shores of Tiger Lake in Lake Wales, Florida, approximately one hour from Orlando and Tampa and three hours from Miami.
We offer 24 cabins plus a special camp for the CIT program (for campers of 15 and 16 years old). Our camp has sport fields, crafts’ workshop, dining room, multipurpose rooms, infirmary semi-olympic pool and much more. We are sitting in front of the beautiful Tiger Lake, having an internal lagoon with fishing pier and boat dock. Our capacity is for approximately 250 campers.
Our cabins are equipped with A/C, private bathroom and bunk beds. The capacity varies between 6 and 12 campers per cabin.
Campers sleep grouped in cabins by age and gender. There will be no more than a two-year difference between the members of a group.
There is one counselor for every ten campers. For campers under the age of 10, there is one counselor and one counselor’s assistant.
In our sleepaway camp we receive campers from 7 to 16 years old. For campers 15 and 16 years old, we offer a special leadership program for CITs (Counselors In Training).
The CIT program is a special leadership program for campers ages 15 and 16. This program prepares them to be future members of #StaffLlanada.
For more information visit: CIT Program
Camp La Llanada is a multidisciplinary camp where we encourage campers to carry out activities that support their strengths, as well as activities that take them out of their comfort zone. We specialize in camp games that reinforce cooperation and teamwork . Moreover, weoffer varied activities from sports and tubing, to crafts and cooking.
For more information visit: Activities
The Cabin Directors are in charge of the physical and emotional well-being of campers. They are the direct contact with the parents during the session and are available to answer any questions or concerns. They are the moms and dads of campers during their stay at Camp La Llanada and they are always available at important moments to guarantee that the experience is satisfactory and promotes growth.
It is very important that you answer all the questions we ask in the registration forms in detail. Also, please fill them out with enough time before the beginning of the session. The information you share is confidential and will only be read by our Directors to help them give the best care to your child during their stay at camp. Each camper is unique and special and we will do everything possible to help them live a unique summer.
In case of homesickness, which is part of the normal process of adaptation for some campers, the Directors will be in constant communication with the parents to discuss the evolution of their child. The Directors are trained in the management of homesickness, observing and accompanying these campers closely to understand the complexity of the situation and help them see the positive side of the experience. In addition, we work together with counselors as they play a crucial role in the positive evolution of the camper.
Counselor assistants, who are not directly responsible for the campers, are 16 or 17 years old. Counselors, primary responsible for the campers, are over 18 years old. The age of the coordinators vary since the position is assumed depending on the performance as a counselor. Program Directors are over 21 years old, with a lot of camp experience and most have been part of the #StaffLlanada for many years. Cabin Directors are adults who are meticulously trained and experienced in working with children and teenagers.
For more information visit: Staff Characteristics
In the registration form there is a field called “cabin request” where the name of the requested camper can be typed in. We make a great effort to comply with all of the “cabin requests;”however, the campers must not have more than 1 year difference between ages and both parents must request it in the form. In order to achieve functional and well-balanced cabins, our directors will be in charge of deciding the final distribution of the session.
You can book the transportation service to and from camp for an additional cost through our online registration system. The points of departure and arrival from the Miami area will be previously announced. The details of the service, such as departure and arrival times, address, etc., will be sent via email days prior to the session. If required, we also provide private transportation service from nearby airports.
Camp registration includes laundry service for all of our campers during the session. Two-week sessions will be serviced once and three-week sessions, twice. The service includes a Camp La Llanada laundry bag previously identified with the name of the camper and the cabin number.
Communication with campers will be by written correspondence, they will receive letters from their relatives and will later respond (once two-week sessions and twice in three-week sessions). The first day of the session, parents will receive the Directors’ contact information (email and phone number), who will be available at all times.
The use of cell phones slows down the adaptation process and campers’ personal growth during the session, since it prevents themselves from solving different situations and/or interact with others in the cabin. In addition, we believe the camping experience is the perfect opportunity to disconnect from technology, which is extremely present in our daily lives.
Parents and Directors will coordinate a time of the day in which the family can speak by phone with the birthday boy/girl. Parents also have the option to send a gift or hand it in before the session, which we will give to the camper on his/her day together with a special celebration with counselors and friends.
Although we do not have a visiting day, we invite parents and relatives to pick up campers on the last day of the session. This offers the opportunity to live a piece of the magic of camp with your children without interrupting the course of a session.
When a camper gets sick, he/she is taken care of by the session’s medical staff. Depending on the situation, the camper could be taken to the nearest medical center. In cases of emergency, we count with the support of 911. Directors will contact the parents once the diagnosis is clear.
Please do not send Over The Counter [OTC] medication to camp; that is, medications that do not need a prescription to acquire them, such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, etc. Our camp infirmary is supplied with all these medicines to assist campers, so there is no need to send more.
If your camper requires a particular treatment to be administered by the Docs during the session, we ask that you send us clear instructions of said treatment with the following information:
– Camper’s name and last name
– Full name of the medication
– Clear instructions regarding dosage, hours, duration of treatment, preparation, storage, etc. If required, our Docs will contact you to clarify any information regarding treatments, allergies, special conditions, among others
You can find the medical form in our online registration system by accessing your personal account. It is very important that you complete this form as soon as possible as it will be reviewed by our medical staff in detail before the session. This is the best way for our Docs to understand the physical condition of each camper in case of emergency, in addition to being aware of allergies, treatments, etc.
At camp, we adapt our menu for special diets due to allergies or special eating habits due to religion or personal convictions. Allergies are treated with extreme caution by the kitchen staff under the supervision of our Docs, Directors and the rest of the Staff. If your camper requires a special diet, it is important that you specify it in the registration forms. Do not hesitate to contact with any question you may have.
At Camp La Llanada all the food is homemade and prepared with natural ingredients. Our menus are created and supervised by professional chefs and nutritionists. We do not serve candy or soft drinks, only water, milk, natural juices and homemade desserts. Our counselors are trained to motivate campers to try everything we serve.
For more information about our meals, visit the section: Food and Nutrition
Before the session’s first day, we send parents instructions for access to daily pictures. Every morning our photographers upload more than 200 pictures of the previous day’s activities. Our social media accounts are also excellent ways to track what happens every day!
We promote the personal growth of children, youth and adults of diverse cultures through magical moments based on fun, learning and adventure. We believe in searching personal achievement, multicultural coexistence and interaction with the environment with passion, as basis for a harmonious lifestyle.