Frequently Asked Questions
Following are some common questions asked about Victory Lane Camp. Don’t see the answer you’re looking for? Please contact us to ask.
Where is Victory Lane Camp?
Victory Lane is not a place, but a group of people unified with the goal of creating a healthy, supportive community around families of children with disabilities. In order to accomplish this goal Victory Lane has camps that are offered at various campgrounds. Currently, our camps are held at Cornerstone Campground in New Castle, IN, and Bradford Woods in Martinsville, IN.
Do I have to be a particular faith to participate in Victory Lane Camp?
Victory Lane is open to all families. We ask that any person attending as a Partner Family or Individual Volunteer agree that you understand and sign our Statement of Faith.
How will my money be used?
If you make a general donation, that money is used to support the infrastructure of the organization. General funds support direct ministry to families. If you make a donation specifically to the Family Scholarship Fund, your gift is helping to offset the cost of camp for families of children with special needs.
How can my church or community organization get involved?
We have partnered with many churches and organizations to further the vision and mission of Victory Lane. If your church or community organization would like to learn more about a partnership, please contact us at [email protected] Leave a detailed email, letting us know what organization or church you are with and how you would like to partner with us, along with your contact information such as phone number and best time to reach you, and we will respond quickly.
How can I help spread the word about Victory Lane Camp?
Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and share our posts often with your friends. If you would like to do more, contact us about hosting a house party. At a house party you will invite your family and friends over for food and fellowship and we will send a Victory Lane representative to share the vision and mission.
Are there medical staff present during Victory Lane Camp?
Every camp is staffed with occupational, physical and speech therapists.
What kind of training do Partner Families receive?
Each participant will go through 321Go Family training which includes short video sessions for adults and video sessions for children and concludes with hands-on training the first day of camp. In addition, each participant over the age of 18 completes child abuse prevention training.
What are the lodging amenities? Will we need to bring our own RV?
Victory Families – All lodging is provided. Partner Families – Amenities are different for each camp. If you are interested in a Bradford Woods camp your lodging will be provided in separate boys and girls cabins. If you are interested in a Cornerstone Camp, only the campsite is provided. Each Partner Family is responsible for securing their own camper and/or tent at a Cornerstone Camp. If a Partner Family is interested in having Victory Lane secure a camper for them, they may do so but is responsible for covering the cost of the camper rental.
Will I need to provide my own food?
All meals are provided. We do suggest that you bring snacks and water bottles as no food or water is provided between meals.
Can VLC accommodate my dietary restrictions?
We are unable to accommodate any dietary restrictions. Families will receive a menu prior to camp and are welcome to bring their own food to supplement. We will have areas you may store your food items.
Are pets welcome?
Please make other arrangements for your pets during camp. Other than service dogs, animals are not permitted.
Can my extended family or friends visit for the day to see what camp is about?
VIP events are held at each camp. We encourage you to invite extended family and friends to these events to see the great things happening with Victory Lane camp. Due to security reasons we ask that visits be limited to the VIP events only. Please contact the Victory Lane staff for VIP dates and times at the camp you choose.
What is the alcohol and tobacco policy?
As an organization committed to the healthy development of our children with disabilities, we prohibit the use of alcohol and tobacco products while engaging and participating in Victory Lane activities.
What will we be doing at camp?
Victory Lane’s desire is to empower and equip families with and without disabilities to serve each other and build a healthy, happy community together. Each day of camp is filled with family activities that bring our families with disabilities (Victory Families) and our volunteer families (Partner Families) together. Certain training times for the Victory Families will require that Partner Family adults be in charge of groups of kids involved in kid appropriate activities. Often these groups will be a mixture of children with and without disabilities. Other than training times, families, both Victory and Partner, will enjoy activities together. Teens and pre-teens have a special opportunity to get involved with the TIM (Teens in Missions) program where they are paired with a specific Victory Kid to develop a bond and friendship with during camp. Each TIM will receive additional training during camp to help them connect with and serve their Victory Kid and Victory Family better.