Important Camper Information

Arrival and Departure Times: Check-in will be from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 27th, 2018 Please be sure to bring all completed forms with you at that time.

If your camper is riding with another family, be doubly sure that all the forms are completed and that they arrive with your child. No one may remain in camp without all forms completed and signed by his/her parent or guardian.

Please pick up your camper between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm on Tuesday January 1st, 2019. Attending the camp closing is an important part of the camp experience. Please do not pull your camper out of the closing. Coffee and restrooms are available at the lodge if you arrive before the closing has finished. The last meal served will be breakfast on the 1st so please feel free to pack a snack or lunch for your camper to enjoy in the car. There will be no supervision provided after 12:30 on the day of departure.

Arranging Transportation: If your camper needs a ride to camp or you can offer another camper a ride, please send a message explaining your need or the area you can offer a ride to or from to the registrar in the camp office (909) 794-1252 or regis- They will be happy to send your request and contact information out via an email message to other campers attending from your area.

Health and Safety: Enclosed are several forms. The forms must be filled out completely. No camper may check in without having ALL forms completed and signed by a parent or guardian. Please fill out the appropriate health form. Two choices are included in this packet. NO EXCEPTIONS. Campers without completed forms will NOT be allowed to stay at camp.

de Benneville Pines Camp Policy: We are dedicated to providing a safe and fun community for youth and staff. Disruptive items and behavior threaten the peace and safety of the community. We therefore have rules that we ask all campers and staff to ad- here to. Campers and staff are expected to abide by these rules or they will be sent home. Please review with your camper the “PSWD YoUUth Camp Behavior Policies” included in this packet, then have your camper read and sign the “Youth Code of Conduct Agreement”. Parents need to read and sign the “Parent Accountability State- ment”, also enclosed. The guidelines and rules will be reviewed on the first day of camp.

Registration Refund Policy: Should your camper need to cancel prior to arrival for any reason, the $75 deposit is non-refundable. If your camper needs to leave camp early for any reason, the full camp fee is non-refundable. In some instances, camp fees may be transferable to a future PSWD Youth Camp.

Theft and Missing Articles Policy: Neither the camp, nor its employees will be held financially responsible for any lost or stolen clothing, articles, or money. Please send only used or worn equipment to camp. We encourage campers to leave valuable items and new clothing at home. Should your camper have a tendency to misplace things, please mark their name on all items. Any Lost & Found articles are held at camp for four weeks and will be shipped at the owner’s expense. All unclaimed Lost & Found items will be donated to local needy families.

Telephone Policy: Please allow your camper to adjust to camp without phone calls from home. Campers are rarely near a phone and it can be difficult to locate them quickly. Non-emergency calls are highly discouraged. Please do not ask your camper to call home. Unnecessary phone calls can disrupt your camper’s emotional state and make him/ her homesick. Encourage your camper to write postcards or letters and send them mail from home. If you have an emergency, please call the camp office at 909-794-2928.

Camp Store: The de Benneville Trading Post sells souvenirs, sundries, camp shirts and snacks. It will be open each day after lunch. The store will be open during check-in and check-out for the convenience of parents and campers. Camp t-shirts and sweatshirts can be purchased at that time. Campers will receive a camp photo upon check- out. The cost is included in the registration fee.

Snow and Snow Chains: It is the responsibility of the driver to carry chains when driving in the mountains if there is a chance of snow or icy conditions. It is also the responsibility of the driver to know how to install the chains to insure safe travel into and out of camp. Please read the enclosed information about winter travel to camp and come prepared.

Driving Policy: Winter road conditions can be very icy. Many young drivers have never experienced driving in winter conditions and do not possess the skill level to navigate mountain roads in winter. Therefore, we require adult drivers to drop off and pick up our youth campers during the winter. Thank you for your understanding and for your cooperation. We want your child to be safe.

If you have any questions or need clarification about the policies and procedures in this packet, please feel free to contact Geoff Anderla, the Camping Ministries Director at or 623-252-5619.

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