At Midwest Diocese Camp, we make our dorm assignments on the basis of school grade and/or age. This model works well and avoids the use of roommate requests, which can sometimes cause problems. Our years of experience have taught us that roommate requests are not needed because with the school grade/similar age model, campers most often end up in the same dorm room as their friends.
There may be circumstances where requests are needed. For example, parents may ask that siblings not be in the same room in order to give them the opportunity to make new friends. We try to accommodate those types of requests.
If there is a known problem with bullying, please let us know before the camp season begins so we can properly address it before such a child is placed in a room with anyone.
There may be situations where some children in a dorm room have a history of not getting along. We have to allow the children to adopt a Christian approach to resolving conflicts, through love, understanding, mutual respect, apologies and forgiveness. The purpose of our Midwest Diocese Church camp is exactly to instill into our children a Christian outlook on life and to teach them virtues such as those listed above.