Grade 1-4 Day Camp 1

 

2019 Parent Letter for Grade 1-4 Day Camp #1

Dear Parent or Guardian,

We are excited as we prepare for another camp season! Please take some time to review this letter to make sure that you are clear on what to expect during your child(ren)'s time at camp. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.

 
This summer our Theme is "Which Way?" where we will be looking at what the Bible says about how Jesus is "...THE Way..." - John 14:6
 
Here are some things you should know about the week of camp:
 
1. Pinelodge Bible Camp provides bus transportation Monday - Friday morning with a bus leaving from 3 locations: Hillcrest Community School at 9:10 returning at 5:40, Buffalo Head Prairie School at 9:15 returning at 5:30, and Sandhills/Ridgeview parking lot at 9:45 and returning at 5:15. Please communicate with your child which stop they will be picked up at. On Friday there will be bus transportation in the morning ONLY due to the Friday potluck lunch at the camp.

2. On Friday August 2nd at 12:00, there will be a lunch and short program at the camp where the campers will sing some of the songs that they learned. Pinelodge will be providing hotdogs, left overs, chips and beverages. 

3. In order to take part in the zipline, each camper needs to have a signed release form and medical history form signed by parent or guardian before they can go on the zipline. If you are not dropping off your child at the bus or at camp on Monday July 29th, please fill out the liability waiver at the end of this email. If you are dropping off your child, e will have a waiver at the drop off for you to sign.

4. Please arrange to send a container of snack with your child for a day at camp. We are needing the following items for snack:
  • Fruit, Vegetables, dip, cheese, crackers
  • *Pinelodge is a NUT FREE CAMP. Please DO NOT send any snack containing nuts.*
*Due to safe food handling regulations, we are no longer able to accept home prepared food.
 
5. Please send the following items with your child:
  • Change of clothes 
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Hat
  • Waterbottle
  • Hoodie or jacket for cold weather
  • Snack (as mentioned earlier)
  • Any medicine your child needs
  • A bicycle helmet for when using unicycles.
**PLEASE LABEL ALL OF YOUR CHILD'S BELONGINGS!

6. Please do NOT bring:
  • Electronics
  • Cell Phones
  • Pocket Knives
7. Please remember that Pinelodge runs solely on the donations of parents and people in the community, so we ask that you please give as you feel led. We have a suggested donation of $75.00/camper, although the cost of running camp is much higher (2018 costs for this camp was on average $240/camper). If you so choose, you can always donate by cash or cheque --- but another option is that you can now also donate securely on our website using either Mastercard or Paypal. If you are paying by cheque, make them payable to "Pinelodge Bible Camp".

8. Please check your child’s hair for any lice. A lice check will also be done at registration before campers are allowed to board the bus. We also will be doing all we can to avoid the spread of lice including wearing shower caps when ziplining and reminding campers not to share hats, combs, etc.

9. Pinelodge believes that modesty in dress is important for all of our campers and has the following guidelines for dress code:
  • Shorts must be close to the knee when camper is standing, to the discretion of the camp director
  • Sleeves must be wide enough to at least cover the collar bone (t shirts are definitely best).
  • Shirts must be long enough so that skin is not showing between shirt and bottoms.
  • No offensive or disturbing art or sayings on clothing.
  • Shoes or sandals must be worn at all times outside.
  • Overall, clothing should be modest.
10. Please remember to pray for the campers and staff this summer.

11. If you are considering helping us this summer, please let us know before the beginning of camp so that you can go through some brief training.

12. If for any reason you child is unable to attend camp, please let us know before the week begins. At times, we have campers on waiting lists to get in.

13. If you are not the parent or guardian of a camper or you registered someone else’s child online, please make sure to send them a copy of this letter.

14. If you require any further information. please call Jason Neustaeter at 780-928-2565 or 780-247-1484.

Sincerely,

Jason Neustaeter
Camp Director
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