Summer Camp FAQs

What Should I pack?

It is crucial that you label all clothing and items. There are lots of misplaced items. Items with a name on them are much easier to return to the owner.

Please do not bring any electrical devices (iPods/MP3s, cell phones or game/web devices). Electronic devices will be confiscated and kept in the office, they will be returned at the end of the week.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Camp clothing for indoor and outdoor activities
  • Toiletries – shampoo, washcloth, towel, toothbrush etc.
  • Runners and sandals
  • Masks (minimum 10) and personal hand sanitizer
  • Swimsuit (modest) and towel
  • Sunscreen and hat (essential!)
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottle (we do have some in our Tuck Shop)
  • Flashlight
  • Bible (we have extra if you do not own one)
  • Camp Dishes (FORT CAMP ONLY – campers require a plate, bowl, cup and cutlery)

Other Camp FAQs

What are you doing about covid?

We are working to do our best to be ready to comply with restrictions and regulations to make camp not only super fun but as safe as possible so we can all be together again. Please see the covid 19-response page for more information

How much money should I put in my child’s Tuck Account?

NONE! Tuck (2 snack items a day) is included in the registration fee amount. The camp store will be open on Opening day if you would like to purchase t-shirts, water bottles or other camp items. Some merchandise can be pre-purchased during registration.

How can I contact my child if there is an emergency?

To contact a camper in an emergency situation, please call the camp office at 403-792-3644. After hours you may need to leave a message but messages are checked periodically each evening.

How will I know if you received my registration?

We will send our email confirmation package upon receipt of your registration. Please read through the confirmation information and contact us immediately if you have any questions. It is important that you mark [email protected] in your address book so your confirmation package does not end up in your junk mailbox.

When do I find out about my camper's activities/activity fees?

Activities are assigned a few days before the start of camp for Adventure, Explore, Voyage, Pursuit, Plunge and Quest campers. If you have selected an activity with an additional fee and your camper is assigned to that activity(s) you will see a charge come through on your credit card. If you did not pay with a credit card you can bring cash on opening day. Campers will find out their activities when they arrive at their cabins.

What kind of meals/snacks will my child get?

We offer 3 nutritional, well balanced meals with lots of fruits and vegetables. If your child has special dietary concerns please note this on your application. Our dietary consultant will contact you the week prior if we have any questions. We work hard to accommodate special dietary needs. There will also be an evening snack and tuck time once a day.

How do I know if there is room for my child to come to camp?

To find out you can check availability on our camp pages on this website.

Is there financial aid for families who can't afford the registration fees?

We believe every child should have the opportunity to attend camp. We realize that for some, financial limitations may hinder camp attendance. We want every child to come to camp and have Camperships and Payment Plans to make this possible. To apply for a Campership or set up a Payment Plan simply fill out a registration form online and make a $40 deposit. You will then need to phone or email the camp office so we can assist you in the process. We want to work with you to help your child experience Summer Camp!

Our Staff

We are already praying for a strong and dynamic staff team. This incredible group of young adults will lead, play alongside, and support your camper through each day full of fun activities, creative games, exciting chapels and quiet cabin times. Prior to any staff member arriving we require an in-depth application, three references and criminal record check. Staff must also sign their full agreement with our values and code of conduct. We also require First Aid Training for all cabin leaders and leadership staff.

Medical Needs

We have a qualified Nurse/EMT on site for all camps. This nurse is responsible for administering all medications, checking cabins and taking care of all injuries. Please bring all medication (prescription and non-prescription) that your child needs in their original containers  and in a zip lock bag. Also, let us know if there are any medical conditions that may be affected by your child’s stay with us. We do provide basic medications (ie Tylenol, Benadryl, etc). ***No medications or vitamins are permitted in the cabins.

Accommodations

Your child will be staying in a cabin with other campers and a cabin leader. The cabins all have bunk beds with mattresses with a wash house located nearby. All you need is a sleeping bag and pillow for sleeping arrangements. Any cabin mate requests must be received at least 7 days prior to camp starting, campers must be the same gender and within 1 year of age.

Phone Calls and Homesickness

Homesickness is a very natural and common occurrence. In our experience, homesick periods are most prevalent at the beginning of the week and usually subside before mid-week. Since calling home often amplifies homesick emotions, our campers are not given permission to call home. If your camper continues to be homesick, we will contact you first and work together with you to find a solution.

Cancellation Policy

If cancellation is made two weeks prior to Opening Day, all fees, less a $40 deposit and any donation, will be refunded. No refund of camp fees will be given if cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior to session, except for medical reasons (doctor’s note is required). No refund will be given for dismissal due to disciplinary action, late arrival, or early departure. If camp is cancelled by us due to government regulations a full refund, less a $10 deposit due to administration costs, will be issued.

Opening and Closing Day

Drop-off and pick-up procedures will be different this year, times and procedures will be communicated at a later date.

How to Pay?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, money orders, e-transfers, cheques & postdated cheques. Full payment must be received prior to the campers arrival.