Okay, don’t panic! We understand that getting your child to camp can feel like packing for an expedition in a faraway land. There are probably several questions swirling in your head about packing supplies, running water and bear encounters ( The latter rarely happens) But to put your mind at ease here are some of the most frequently asked questions.
Camp is for everyone! Here at Cypress Hills Bible Camp, we are encouraged by the diversity within our staff, campers and alumni. We believe that there are many facets to camp that make it a great place for everyone. Whether you’re a camper or volunteer, we believe your experience will be one of excellence!
$350 per week. These costs help cover lodging, food, staffing and activities your child will have access to during their week at camp!
Here at CHBC, we understand that camp can be expensive. We in no way want the cost to hinder your child or family from having an amazing experience. It is our duty to help CHBC be barrier-free in that the cost, supplies, and other difficulties are minimized. Please feel free to contact us if help is needed!
We see this often! But we have a few tricky tactics up our sleeves to help that transition be a smooth as possible.
We will often jump right into games once parents have left. This allows the child to make friends and memories, moments after arriving on property. Phone calls home are made available but often only at specific times.
We also understand that bedtime routine is often disturbed at camp – too much fun being had! We do our best to get the children to bed at a reasonable time and encourage the cabin leaders to develop a routine, specifically for the younger children.
My child has specific needs (dietary or developmental). Are your staff trained to work with these scenarios?
We serve all children and do our absolute best to be informed and trained on the individuals we may work with. The Director has specific training and education to work with and inform the staff of particular behavioral patterns and best practices in reference to those.
That being said, Cabin Leaders are learning the skills and knowledge themselves. They are not trained social workers and often are building their confidence as the weeks go on. We support each other as a team but understanding our capacity is important.
The biggest thing for your child to have the best experience possible is for us to be informed of any concerns you may have. We are creative people and have some solutions that may help! Never hesitate to email or contact us for further information about the camp, ministry or how to give your child the best week possible!
- Sleeping Bag
- Water Bottle
- Bible, Pen, Notepad
- Several changes of clothes
- Long pants for riding
- Insect Repellent
- Hat or Cap
- Warm Jacket or Sweater
- Rain Gear
- Running Shoes
- Swimsuit (if modesty is in question, camper may be asked to wear a shirt over swimsuit)
PLEASE LEAVE AT HOME:
- Cell Phone
- Game Players
- Any Electronic Gadgets