Woodcraft Parents and Guardians,

Prior to our upcoming permit weekend, July 17 and 18, we wanted to take the time to pass along important updates and reminders. Please take the time to read the information below carefully.

Campers are allowed to leave campus with parent-authorized supervision during the pre-established permit times. Permit times are listed below. All times are listed in Eastern Time (one hour ahead of Chicago).

Saturday, July 17
Divisions (D&B, Beavers, & Cubs)
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Wings (Butterflies & Cardinals)
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sunday, July 18
All Woodcraft Campers
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For Golf Cart Arrivals:
  • The permit check-out process will begin at 11:50 am.  
  • All people arriving in golf carts should come onto campus over Cardinal Bridge. Follow the path through the retreat field to the Amphitheater, where there will be a check-in station. 
  • Once you have checked in, you will be directed to a place to park your cart. Your camper will move to the camper holding space and will be released to you upon their arrival.
  • Please leave through the tunnel on the south side of the Woodcraft campus. This will let you out at the Rowing Center.
  • You may drive your golf cart along the lakefront path to get back to town.

For Car Arrivals:
  • The permit check-out process will begin at 11:50 am. Please do not arrive early, as this causes traffic congestion on SR10. 
  • All cars should start at the intersection of 117 and SR10. A Safety officer will be there to direct traffic.
  • Cars will be directed to the Woodcraft entrance, with overflow going first to the basketball courts, then to the tennis pavilion parking lot. 
  • Cars will be released as space opens at the Woodcraft entrance.
  • Once you arrive at the Woodcraft entrance, you will be greeted by a staff member who will ask the name of your camper and their unit. They will call the camper’s unit and have them begin to move toward the camper holding space.
  • The second stop will be at the flagpoles, where your camper’s counselors will complete the check-out process in Campdocs.  
  • Finally, you will be directed to the Penske parking lot, where your camper will meet you.

Important Things to Remember on Permit

  • Students will be expected to follow all COVID-19 protocols while off-campus.
  • Please note that Upper School students will not be able to take Woodcraft campers out on permit.

  • While students are on permit the following may only be done under the immediate supervision of parent/guardian: swim, sail, participate in any boating or water activity, drive (if they have a license) a car or golf cart.  

  • Students must wear proper Dress A uniform while on off-campus permit and observe all CSSC rules and regulations.

  • Students must be supervised by the authorized adult who signed them out the entire time while on permit and must be returned to their units no later than the end of permit time. 

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. If driving in a vehicle, there must be a seatbelt for every person that is in the car.

Authorized adults must be added as "Trusted Contacts" in the Campdocs system prior to permit day. The “Trusted Contacts” link is located in the Pre-Enrollment Forms on the Summer Parent Portal, which you can access by logging into your account 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 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 students actively engaged during weekends at Culver. There are scheduled times for recreational sailing and ice skating along with other activities.

Woodcraft Camp remains closed to the public, however, there will be scheduled activities for campers during permit times.