Please complete the online camp application process. If you cannot apply online will need to contact the camp director. Since all our information will be on the secure server, the camp director will set up a phone call to take your information over the phone and enter it in the online system.


Steps to apply online

  1. Upon clicking the green Apply Now button on the camp description page, login to the COGWA Portal.
    Portal Login
    If you do not have a COGWA Portal login for your family you will need to create an account to apply. Read the “Camp Application System” article before creating a new account. It will explain the process and will also point out a few important items.
  2. Under Events in the lower left corner of the portal home screen, click the “Apply for this Camp” button for the camp you want to attend as a camper or as staff.
  3. Complete the online forms for each person in your family that will attend.
  4. Upload a recent photo of the applicant. Click the camera next to the applicant’s name and load a new photo.

After submitting information online

Before your application is considered complete, there are a few items to double-check. Please visit the Next Steps page to review them. The camp director will contact you with further instructions and information upon acceptance. (NOTE: The email will go to the address of the person who created the Portal account since that is the only email address the system has confirmed as valid. Please make sure this is an email address you check regularly as all information from the Camp Director will go to this address.)

Please wait to receive a camp acceptance email from the camp director with further information and instructions.

Important information about data security and questions being asked during the application process:

Governmental regulations and concerns over the protection of minors have continued to increase, so you will find a few questions on the application that relate to that topic. In response to what state governments are beginning to require here in the U.S., the most reputable association in the camping realm has changed their regulations to require a background check of all adults who want to serve at camps to show due diligence in wanting to protect the precious young people who attend camps

For your peace of mind, all camp application information is collected on an encrypted SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) connection to protect the data you provide over the Internet.