Updated Mask Policy and Permit Weekend Guidelines

Given the evolving information, including the latest CDC Guidelines for Summer Camps, we have updated our policies to include the following:

Campers and staff will be required to wear masks indoors (classes, Chapel, Eppley Auditorium, etc.). Masks will not be required to be worn outside.
2021 Permit Schedule

Saturday, July 3
D&B, Naval Band, Troop, All Girls (Butterflies, Cardinals, Decks 1-7)
12:00pm – 4:00pm

Remaining boys (Cubs, Beavers, Aviation, Naval 1-5)
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Sunday, July 4
All Campers
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday, July 17
D&B, Deck 7, All Boys (Cubs, Beavers, Naval, Naval Band, Troop, Aviation) 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Remaining girls (Butterflies, Cardinals, Decks 1-6)
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Sunday, July 18
All Campers
12:00pm – 7:00pm
Campers are allowed to leave campus with parent-authorized supervision during the pre-established permit times. Permit times are listed below. Please note that there will be no overnight permits. All times are listed in Eastern Time (one hour ahead of Chicago).

Campers will be expected to follow all COVID-19 protocols while off-campus. This includes wearing masks indoors and maintaining social distancing at all times.

Permit Weekend FAQ

How do I sign my child out?
If a camper is going on permit, he/she must sign out at the correct designated location below based on his/her unit:

Logansport Gate: Deck 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7
Eppley Auditorium Drive (backside loop): Deck 5 and 6
Main Guard/Sally Port: All Naval, Horsemanship, and Aviation Units

Woodcraft Library: All Woodcraft Girls (Butterflies and Cardinals)
Penske Building Parking Lot: All Woodcraft Boys (Cubs and Beavers)

Can my child go on permit with another family?

With proper authorization, your child may leave campus with another family or you have the option of taking your child’s friend on permit.

Authorized adults must be added as "Trusted Contacts" in the Campdocs system prior to permit day. The “Trusted Contacts” link is on the parent’s dashboard in Campdocs, which you can access by logging into your account on the Summer Parent Portal here. Any person dropping off a camper or picking up a camper, at the start, during, or end of camp, must be added as a “Trusted Contact” in order for them to go on permit with that person.

If you know your child will be going on permit with another family, please take a moment to update your account. Families will not be able to add authorized adults during permit weekend checkout.

What do I do with my camper on permit? 
While off-campus with your child, you may consider some of the options below:

  • Dine at one of the restaurants in the town of Culver

  • Visit Plymouth - about 15 miles north of Culver - for movies, bowling, restaurants, Wal-Mart, and other stores.

  • Visit South Bend/Mishawaka - about 40 miles north of Culver - for a larger selection of stores and restaurants. 

What can I do when I am not on permit with my camper?
We welcome all parents to view the Garrison Parade on Saturday evening at 7:00 PM on the James A. Henderson Parade Field.

What if my child is not going out on permit? 
Not every child goes out on permit. For those who stay on campus, there will be activities to keep campers busy during weekends at Culver. There will be scheduled times for recreational sailing for Upper School and recreational skating and swimming for all campers along with other activities.

Many of the facilities will be open for campers to use during permit times.
Important Things to Remember on Permit

  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! It is imperative that our campers are well fed and properly hydrated during permit time. Please refrain from high-fat greasy foods, soft drinks, and high-sugar processed snacks. 

  • While on permit students may not swim, sail, or participate in any boating or water activity UNLESS under the immediate supervision of their own parents. 

  • Students with a driver’s license may drive only when accompanied by their own parents.

  • Campers must leave and return in their full dress uniform. When campers are in any public place (restaurant, stores, movies) they need to be in uniform.

  • They must be supervised the entire time while on permit and must be returned to their units no later than the end of permit time. Campers have activities scheduled on campus after permit concludes and need to be back on time.
Traveling and Staying in Culver 

Space for lodging on weekends in Culver, especially permit weekends, can be limited during the summer. If you are planning to visit Culver while your child is at camp, we would advise you to make travel plans as soon as possible. 

For more information on lodging options in Culver and in the surrounding area, please check the Marshall County Visitors Center.