Spending Money at Camp

 
What spending money options are available for my child?
 
  • Sign up for a reloadable gift card
    • Anyone with a US bank account: Greenlight
    • Mexico residents: CI Banco for campers from Mexico
  • Bring your own Debit or Credit card
  • Bring your own prepaid gift card (Visa/Mastercard, available at most grocery stores or pharmacies)
 
Where can money be spent while at Culver?
 
  • Students can visit our on-campus restaurant, The Shack, for hamburgers, pizza, shakes/smoothies, and salads, in addition to grab-and-go items like fruit and sandwiches.
  • Our Campus Store stocks everything your student will need this summer, from fans to toiletries and clothing.
  • The Culver Uniform Shop
  • Woodcraft campers have a store at Woodcraft Camp for basics.
 
How does the Greenlight reloadable gift card work?
 
Greenlight is a debit card for kids that is managed by parents. With the tap of a button, send money to your kids — anytime, anywhere. No trips to the ATM, no cash, no hassle. Set flexible parental controls that are right for your family and get real-time notifications every time your kids spend money. Kids get real-life lessons in earning, spending, and saving. There is no minimum age. 
 
Check out the Greenlight FAQ here.
 
 
How will my child’s identity be verified when they make a purchase at Culver?
 
Your child's identity will be verified prior to making a purchase on campus by checking their photo ID card. If your child brings a pre-paid gift card to campus their name should be written on it with a permanent marker prior to arrival.
 
 
What happens if my child’s card gets lost?
 
If a card is lost, your child is responsible for letting their counselor know as soon as possible. From there, they will notify parents/guardians so that it can be reported as lost, and a new card can be issued.  We recommend parents purchase cards in small denominations.

Often, if a card is lost, there is a website where you can input the gift card information and have it reissued. We recommend that you take a picture of the front and back of gift cards in case you have to utilize this feature
 
 
How will the cards be kept secure while at camp?
 
Woodcrafters’ cards will be kept by each cabin counselor in a security lockbox when not in use.
 
Upper School students should keep their cards in their lock drawer in their room when not in use.
 
 
Are there parental controls available for the gift cards?
 
Not all cards offer parental controls. We recommend finding a gift card/debit card that you feel comfortable with. Greenlight offers a debit card that can be reloaded with funds.
 
Gift cards purchased at major retailers or on campus will not have parental controls.
 
 
Can I send cash with my child?
 
We recommend that students do not arrive to camp with cash.
 
 
Can my child get cash while on campus?
 
An automated teller machine (ATM) from 1st Source Bank is located on campus in the lower level of the Lay Dining Center, next to the Campus Store. Any student with a major bank card or a 1st Source Bank Resource Plus Card may use the ATM, but he or she must have a PIN number. Students with a 1st Source Bank-issued card may enjoy the convenience of using the ATM without incurring any fees. All other cards may be subject to a foreign ATM fee.
 
However, we do not recommend that students pull out cash, since a debit card or Visa gift card can be used at all locations on campus. 
 
 
What if I have another question about spending money at camp?
 
Please contact the Culver Summer Schools & Camps Office at summer@culver.org for inquiries.