Summer Family Retreats

The Summer Family Retreat program is an opportunity for campers and their families to stay on camp (3 days, 2 nights), sharing meals, living in one of our state-of-the-art cabins, and participating in a variety of VJ program areas together as a family! Family Applications open December 1st for our summer retreats.

Counselor and girl camper rowing kayak

Summer Retreats Schedule

Family Retreat 1: June 10 – June 12
Family Retreat 2: June 17 – June 19
Family Retreat 3: June 24 – June 26
Family Retreat 4: July 1 – July 3

General Eligibility Requirements

In order for a child to be eligible to apply as a primary camper they must:

Have an eligible Victory Junction diagnosis
Be between the ages of 6-16
Have a minimum developmental age of 6 years
Be able to function and participate in a group setting

Medical Requirements

ALL of our 2022 programs applicants:
5 years and older MUST have proof of full Covid-19 vaccination
Under 5 years old MUST provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test that has been administered with 72 hours of arriving for the program


How to Apply

For a Family Camp application, each person interested in attending camp (child and adult alike), needs to apply as a camper and have their own application completed within your Parent Dashboard. This checklist will help with the breakdown of all needs for the different applications per person.

Primary Camper (with Diagnosis)

Step 1: Enrollment Options

New Families: Start an application here.
Fill out the basic information in the initial questionnaire.
Click “Continue to Enrollment Options”.
Under “Select an Option:” choose which session is the best fit for your camper.
Click “Save and Continue”.

Returning Families: Start an application here.
Log in to Parent Dashboard.
Choose camper and select “Enroll [Camper Name] for 2022” option.
Under “Select an Option:” choose which session is the best fit for your camper.
Click “Save and Continue”.

Step 2: Questions

Fill out all questions under “Camper Application Questions + Additional Options”.
Submit the completed questionnaire by clicking “Save and Continue”.

Step 3: Forms

2022 Covid-19 Proof of Vaccination
2021 Family Consent Form (One form applies to the whole family.)
Family Weekend Medical Information (0-17)
2022 Dietary Needs*
Basic Medical Information (Do not fill out – just put your signature at the bottom of the form)
Medications and Allergies (Do not fill out – just put your signature at the bottom of the form)

*The dietary needs form will populate if you indicate that you have specific dietary needs on the first questionnaire.

Boy shooting archery

Step 4: Checkout

Once there is a green check mark on the left side of ALL forms, click “Submit” at the bottom of the page.
The “Submit” button is the step that officially sends us your application so that we can process it. Please do not forget this step, or we might not see your application in our database.

Friendly Reminders

Your Family Weekend application is not complete until every individual wanting to attend has completed his/her own application.
Please reference the next page for step-by-step instructions to create each family member profile and application.

(Family Member Parent/Guardian, Sibling, Other)

Step 1: Enrollment Options

Adding a New Family Member
For each family member other than the primary camper:
Under the “Enrollment” tab click the green box that says “Add Camper”.
Answer the basic questions about the new camper then click blue “Add Camper” button.
Once you are redirected back to the “Enrollment” page, click the “Enroll [Camper Name] for 2021” button​.
Click the grey “+ Add Option” button on the right hand side.
Under “Select an option:” choose the session that best fits this specific camper (Ex: Spring General Session, Summer Retreat, Autism Retreat 1, etc.).
Click “Save & Continue”.

Pre-existing Family Member
For each family member other than the primary camper:
Log into Parent Dashboard​.
Choose one of your campers below and select the blue “Enroll [Camper Name] for 2022” button​.
Click the grey “+ Add Option” button on the right hand side.
Under “Select an option:” choose the session that best fits this specific camper (Ex: Spring General Session, Summer Retreat, Autism Retreat 1, etc.).
Click “Save & Continue”​.
Complete steps 2-4.

Step 2: Questions

Fill out all questions under “Camper Application Questions + Additional Options”.
Submit the completed questionnaire by clicking “Save and Continue”.

Step 3: Forms

2022 Covid-19 Proof of Vaccination
2022 Family Consent Form (One form applies to the whole family.)
2022 Family Weekend Medical Information (0-17)
2022 Dietary Needs*
Basic Medical Information (Do not fill out – just put your signature at the bottom of the form)
Medications and Allergies (Do not fill out – just put your signature at the bottom of the form)

*The dietary needs form will populate if you indicate that you have specific dietary needs on the first questionnaire.

Step 4: Checkout

Once there is a green check mark on the left side of ALL forms, click “Submit” at the bottom of the page.
The “Submit” button is the step that officially sends us your application so that we can process it. Please do not forget this step, or we might not see your application in our database.


Camper and volunteer hugging

Friendly Reminders

All four steps of the application must be submitted for each individual in order to be considered. You will receive an “Application Complete” email from Camper Admissions within 2-3 business days of submitting the application. This email will indicate that the application is currently being processed by the medical team.

Due to the high quantity of applications being submitted, please give Camper Admissions 2-3 business days to sort through submitted applications and respond with an email.

Decisions will be communicated to families between April 1-May 1, depending on the session you applied for. All applicants will receive a decision email of some kind.

Unfortunately, Victory Junction may not be able to accommodate all who apply to camp. While we would love to serve all applicants, we receive several applications for a limited number of slots to offer. If your camper is put on the waitlist, you will be notified if a camp opportunity becomes available. Please hold all calls/emails regarding the waitlist, as we cannot tell you where your child is on the list. ​

This is an application process. Acceptance is not guaranteed.​