As your week of camp approaches, here’s what you need to know!
DIRECTIONS to CAMP
Due to construction, this is the simplest route:
Heading south on Hwy 40…turn east at the HWY 668 intersection (correction line intersection by Reilly Transfer and Chandel Equipment Rentals)
Turn south right away on RR62.
Follow that road past camp Tamarack and continue straight.
SENIOR CABIN LEADERS
Staff training for Senior Cabin Leaders begins on Sunday July 3rd at 4pm at Camp Wapiti and will run right through to the start of Senior High Camp on Tuesday July 5th at 4pm. It will resume at the conclusion of Senior High Camp on the morning of Friday July 8th and continue for the remainder of the day until 4pm
JUNIOR CABIN LEADERS
Staff training for Junior Cabin Leaders begins immediately concluding Senior High Camp on Friday July 8th from 1pm to 4pm (lunch is not included)
CAMPER PICKUP AND DROP OFF
Checkin begins at 4pm on the first day of camp. Meet us at the Camp Wapiti Dining Hall Deck!
Campers should be picked up by 1pm on the final day of camp.
Checkin is at McLaurin Church from 7:30am – 8:15am on the first day of Day Camp (monday) – earlier start so we can process all paperwork for the first day.
Doors will open at 8am for drop off every day after that.
Kids should be picked up between 4:45pm and 5:00pm from McLaurin Church at the end of each day.
CAMP THEME AND PACKING LIST
SPEAKER AND BANQUET THEME:
Our theme for 2022 is GOD AT WORK. We will be hearing from speakers about God’s work in the world and in our lives, and what our work is as his creatures and his children.
The BANQUET THEME at our overnight camps is TAKE YOUR KID TO WORK DAY. Our craft shack has a number of costumes which will be available for campers to utilize for this theme, but kids are also encouraged to be creative and bring items/costume peices from home if they wish. Campers can interpret this theme a number of ways! We enjoy seeing the creative takes campers display on theme nights.
OVERNIGHT CAMP PACKING LIST
– standard hygiene items (toothbrush, deoderant, etc)
– mattress, sleeping bag, pillow
– clothes sufficient for the length of camp
– also ensure clothes fit for wide variety of weather
– footwear for warm, wet, or hiking days.
– water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray.
– Bible if you have one.
– Any items/costumes pertaining to our banquet theme.
DAY CAMP PROCEDURE PACKING LIST
– clothes suitable for the weather, with at least one layer
– lunch and water bottle
– hat, suncreen, bug spray
– Bible if you have one
– please ensure kids personal items are labelled wherever possible!
– Electronic devices (They will be stored in the directors cabin for the duration of camp if you do.
– Trading Cards, toys, valuables, things that can be lost or stolen, things that you aren’t willing to share.
– Snacks are provided at camp. Anyone who does bring snacks will be required to store them in the dining hall or directors cabins.
CORE CAMP ETHOS AND OTHER INFORMATION
CORE CAMP ETHOS
– The core of our camp ethos is ‘breaking from the MAN MADE to experience the GOD MADE’ You will see this ethos reflected in our various policies and procedures.
WE ARE A NATURE BASED BIBLE CAMP
– Camp Wapiti is a Nature Based Bible Camp. Our board and our staff openly hold to a basic Christian worldview. The world has a creator and a redeemer. We believe in God and in his son Jesus, who came into this world as a light shining in a dark place. Through Jesus life, trials, suffering, and death, God has identified fully with us as the creation that he loves. He knows our struggles, he knows our sorrows. He has known the tial of human decline and tasted death, as each one of us will one day too. God loves us, knows us, is with us, and is for us. By understanding Jesus we can know God as a friend and savior.
Part of our mission at camp is to present this message faithfully and in an age appropriate manner and we wish to be up front about that with all who choose to send their children to us for the summer. We do not require anyone attending Camp Wapiti to agree with the message we teach. however we do require a willingness to hear it and experience our faith based camp culture peaceably. Campers are encouraged to think, question, and respond honestly, regardless of what that response looks like. If that is concerning to you, or you have any questions, please contact director Kaleb via text at 780-518-6068.
– In keeping with our core camp ethos, Camp Wapiti is an electronics free zone for campers. Staff may use them from time to time as necessary. Campers who bring electronics will be asked to leave them in the director cabin until home time.
– Friend preference will be accomodated where possible. (To request specific cabin friends, please login again and visit the ‘camp selection’ page to update this field)
SEX AND GENDER POLICY
Cabin groups for all overnight camps will be established according to biological sex. Washrooms are designated according to biological sex. We invite all campers to make a break from man-made identities and stereotypes of every kind to experience the God made identities and dynamics of our existence for the time they are with us.
Kids at camps who request to go home will be encouraged to try to stay. We will work with parents to keep kids at camp and help them grow in their independence. We recognize some kids still may need to go home for the week. See below for refund policy.
SENDING CAMPERS HOME FOR SAFETY OR BEHAVIORAL CONCERNS
Kids at camp demonstrating an inability to abide by camp rules or by the authority structure in place at camp will be addressed directly and given repeated opportunities, warnings, encouragement, and support. Our goal is to overcome all obstacles to compliance with relational tools and personal connection. In some instances, it still may be necessary to send a child home. In such cases, or in cases of illegal activity (violence, theft, damage to property), Camp Wapiti reserves the right to request a camper be picked up immediately by the parent or guardian.
Camp Wapiti also reserves the right to send any or all campers home should our ability to safely and appropriately conduct camp programming be compromised in any way.
If a child is unable to come to camp for any reason, we will issue a full refund upon request, up to one week prior to the camp the child has registered for.
Cancellations within one week of camp will be refunded the full amount minus a $25 late cancellation fee.
Kids who leave camp for disciplinary, medical, or homesick reasons will be given a prorated refund based on days spent in the care of camp.
Jesus was baptised as an example of those who would follow him. Baptism is the immersion of one who seeks friendship with Jesus in water as a symbol of death and resurrection. Jesus life was lived in anticipation of his death and the promise of resurrection. We too face death, yet through Jesus own example and teching we gain the hope of resurrection. This is the Christian hope, and it is a great hope indeed. A willing desire for baptism is the natural response of someone who has come to share in this hope because of the life and message of Jesus.
Should a camper wish to be baptized, we will only do so after communication with parents, whom God commands all children to honor. We are willing to baptize campers of any age who meet the following criteria:
1. demonstrate a basic understanding of the meaning of baptism, who Jesus is, and a genuine love and interest for God.
2. whose parents grant permission
3. where a plan for Christian growth and relationship after camp is established.
ABUSE PREVENTION POLICY
All staff and volunteers will receive training in abuse recognition and prevention best practices in the camp context prior to being with kids on camp grounds. All volunteers and staff over 18 will furnish a clean criminal record check and child services intervention check dated within one year of their first day of Camp. Finally, at the start and close of camp, we will communicate to all campers that it is their responsibility to share with camp staff, their parents, or someone they trust, if they have experienced anything inappropriate or uncomfortable at camp. Camp Wapiti will abide by all laws governing the disclosure of abuse or possible abuse to the proper authorities.
Further questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Requests –
Staff and Volunteers!!!
Staff and Volunteers are essential in running a camp! We still need all sorts of positions to be filled!
Funds for Camp!
We need funds to pay our staff, turn the lights on, for food, and to pay for the many other expenses that arise in running a camp!
The Outhouse Project!
This project has come a long ways but continued prayer that all the money will come in shortly so that we can redo the outhouses would be amazing!
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