Bearkat Camp Parent FAQs

  • What safety standards are in place?

    The safety of our student participants and staff is vital to our program. All staff members (including student counselors) have a clear background check on file. The Challenge Course is inspected annually and all CC staff members are certified through a third party vendor for the elements. Our lifeguard staff is also certified through the American Red Cross. In case of in climate weather, there are risk management protocols in place that follow SHSU polices and industry best practices. Lastly, we employee a board-certified nurse that is onsite throughout the camp sessions.

  • Do I need to drop off my student or can they drive themselves?

    Students can drive themselves and park at the University Camp facility for the duration of their session or be dropped off and picked up. If they chose to drive themselves, their vehicles will be parked in main camp area.  No additional parking charge or license plate registration required.  BKC arrival and leave times will be sent out via email approximately two weeks before each session. You can also find the schedule online.

  • How do I notify of dietary restrictions?

    All dietary restrictions submitted during the registration process are sent directly to our food vendor. If our staff or nurse have any follow-up questions, they may reach out to you directly. If you would like to speak to someone in regards to your camper’s needs, please call (936) 294-CAMP (2267) or email

  • How do I notify of special needs, disability, or activity restrictions?

    First, please lists any medical conditions and activity restrictions on the required BKC waiver. This will help our staff be prepared to provide your student with the best BKC experience. Once we receive the waiver, our staff or nurse may reach out to you directly for additional information. If you would like to speak to someone in regards to your camper’s needs, please call (936) 294-CAMP (2267) or email We make every reasonable effort to make sure our students feel safe and taken care of while they experience all that BKC has to offer!

  • What are your current COVID policies?

    BKC is privileged to host camps at the University Camp. As a SHSU facility and program, we follow current SHSU policies including current university COVID protocols. For additional information, please refer to SHSU’s COVID website.

  • What does the registration cost cover?

    The cost of camp is $125, Transfer Camp is $50. Payment is collected as part of the online registration This price includes your overnight lodging, programming, all food (catered meals as well as snacks and drinks), a camp T-shirt, drawstring backpack and water bottle. Your student will not need any cash for the duration of their session as everything from the moment they arrive until they leave is included in the camp registration fee.

  • What if my student doesn’t like sports?

    BKC is an activity-based camp and while most of our activities aren’t sports-based, some are. However, the majority of our sports-based activities are modified so everyone can enjoy the activity and play- no matter their level of athleticism. We also say at camp “If you don’t like the activity, wait 30 minutes and it will change.”

  • What if my student is introverted?

    Extroverts will love BKC but it’s also very carefully structured for introverts.  Let’s face it, being an introvert is tough, especially when it comes to large groups and meeting people.  Between the structured activities and our counselor mentors, we have designed BKC to make it easier for everyone to make connections.  That is why our camp is activity-based as it is typically easier for students to come out of their shell when engaged in activity.

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