At Camp Christopher, campers are placed in cabins based on age and gender. This is for the physical and emotional safety of every camper. Campers may request up to two cabin mates on the Resident Camp application. Camp Christopher will make every effort to honor requests but cannot guarantee cabin placement. Cabin mates are assigned by age and gender and some requests may be denied. Cabin assignments are done the day before campers arrive. Older campers may request to be with younger campers as long as the age difference is within two years. Younger campers are not usually moved to a cabin of older campers. All cabin mate requests must be made at the time of application. The request must be reciprocated by the other camper for it to be considered. When a cabin mate request is honored, it means the two campers will be in the same cabin, not necessarily in the same room within that cabin. Bunks are chosen on a first come-first serve basis, and bunks may not be saved. Please remember that one of camp’s greatest benefits is the development of NEW friendships.