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We are so excited to let you know that we are moving forward with Camp 2021 at Forest Home!

Camp will take place July 11-16, 2021, for all of our Sandals Church kids and youth going into the 3rd through 12th Grades for the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking forward to having our students back for camp, and it is our priority to keep them safe! We will closely follow the Forest Home’s Covid Action Plan. You can find out more information about their plan HERE.

The cost of camp this year is $499 per student. We will have payment plan options available at registration.

*Register Now for the Waitlist as Kids and Youth Camp are at capacity

Sponsorships

Many of our Sandals Church families cannot afford the cost of camp. If you would like to sponsor a specific student or donate to the General Camp Fund to send students to camp, you can do so here.

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Camp Counselors

It takes an army to make summer camp the best week of the year! We would love to have YOU be a part of this amazing week! Below are the requirements to apply to be a Camp Counselor and the links to apply. 

Do you want to be a part of the excitement of camp but can’t dedicate a week away to it?  Join our Camp Team and help with the ESSENTIAL prep work it takes to get our students to camp.  

Counselors for Kids Camps (3rd-6th Grade) have to be 16 years old by June 1, 2021

Counselors for Youth Camps (7th-12th Grade) have to be 18 years old by June 1, 2021

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Financial Assistance

We understand that the cost of camp can be daunting for some families. We never want the cost of camp to deter families from sending their students to camp. We offer Financial Assistance to help offset the price of camp if you qualify. Please fill out the form below, and we will contact you with the next steps.

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Please note, as we get closer, if we have to cancel/postpone due to Covid-19, you will have the option to either be fully refunded or to have your funds rolled over to the new date/next year. 

FAQ

If camp is canceled/rescheduled, every camp family will have the option to receive a FULL refund or to roll their funds over to the new date/next year of camp.

All of Forest Home’s current guidelines can be found at https://www.foresthome.org/summer-20210health-action-plan/

Registration opens on March 17th at 6 pm at sandalschurch.com/camp

Yes, you will receive an email confirmation after you complete your registration.

Yes, an account will automatically be created. To get to your account, also referred to as your parent dashboard, go to http://move.sc/parentportal and log in using your email address and password. You can view your payment schedule, download your statement, manage your account settings, edit/update your credit card information and make a payment.

Yes! You’ll need to indicate his/her special needs when registering, and we will connect with you so we can best accommodate your child’s needs while at Camp. Please complete this process as soon as possible so that we can meet and begin a relationship before Camp. 

The final balance is due June 15, 2021.

If cancellation occurs between March 17-April 17, 2021, a full refund will be issued. Any cancellations made from April 18-May 18, 2021, will receive a 50% refund.  After May 18, 2021, any cancellations will receive no refund of any kind (except for mandatory Covid-19 cancellations). All cancellations must be emailed to camp@sandalschurch.com and confirmed with an email response.

Every family is automatically enrolled in autopay at the time of registration, meaning their credit card will be charged every month according to the invoice emailed to them. Every family is notified via email a week before their credit card is charged.

We know the cost of camp can be daunting, especially if you have more than one child. We strongly encourage you to involve the whole family and especially the camper to help fundraise for Camp. This increases a sense of appreciation and ownership in their spiritual development.  Recycling, yard work, housework, and sponsor letters have all proven helpful in raising money for Camp. You can request a sample sponsorship letter from camp@sandalschurch.com that we strongly encourage you to duplicate. 

Yes! We have waiting lists for all of our Camps that are full. There is no cost to be on the waiting list. In order to add a child to the waiting list, please complete the online registration at sandalschurch.com/camp, even if the Camp is full. Please do not call or email. Should a spot open up for your child, you will receive an email immediately, offering you the position. We will wait 24 hours to hear a response from the first person on the waitlist before calling subsequent families. Once the open spot is accepted, payment and registration for the Summer Camp will be due. 

We take our committed volunteers who serve every week in Family Ministries at Sandals Church. Our volunteers make great counselors because they already have existing relationships with the students in our ministries, and they are trained on all of our safety and procedural protocols. Every counselor is background checked by Sandals Church and Forest Home.

Yes. We will do our best to accommodate your request; however, we cannot make any guarantees. Email camp@sandalschurch.com to submit these requests. 

Forest Home does not make phone services available for campers. Generally, children are not able to make or receive phone calls during camp. If there is an extreme case involving your child at camp that warrants parental contact (i.e., discipline, extreme homesickness, injury, etc.), our camp staff will contact you.

For the safety of all campers, Forest Home DOES NOT allow visits by anyone other than church staff during camp. Early arrival or pick-up of campers by parents is permitted in certain cases, and they must be arranged in advance with church and camp staff. 

If you have a serious family emergency and need to contact your child while at camp, you may contact the Forest Home Roundhouse at 909-389-2300 and they can direct you to us. 

 Yes, there is always a full-time nurse on duty at camp. 

You will need to indicate the camper’s medication on the medical form, and at the time of drop off, you will submit all medications to the medication station. All medications must be in their original pharmacy container along with written instructions, all in a Ziploc plastic bag with the camper’s name printed on it. (PLEASE NOTE: if medications are not in the original container, the camp cannot administer them.)

Yes. If your student has special dietary needs, please contact Forest Home’s Food Service department for assistance. Robin Macharelli is the Secretary of the Food Service department. She can be reached at robinm@foresthome.org and at 909-389-2271. Forest Home asks that all dietary accommodation requests be made as soon as possible and no later than two weeks prior to camp.

Yes, we will email the packing list to all registered families once registration is completed.

Please do! Check out Forest Home’s online store at www.foresthome.org/store. This is intended as an option for parents that want an easy way to send a care package to their campers. Take note of their deadlines, so your child’s care package makes it to them before they return home.  

Mail will be delivered to your camper if addressed properly:

Camper Name and Sandals Church
Kids Camp/Youth Camp (Date of Camp: 7/11-7/16
Forest Home
40000 Valley of the Falls Dr.
Forest Falls, CA 92339

Yes, as they will have opportunities to shop for souvenirs. $15-$30 is typically just fine.  Elementary campers must have spending money loaded electronically onto their account on the Forest Home website. They are not able to use cash in the camp.  

Middle and High school campers should bring cash. The electronic method is not available for them.

Yes! You can access them through your Forest Home account.