Camp Dates:Camp will officially begin at 3:00pm on Saturday, July 4, 2020. Campers should plan to arrive between 3:00 pm and 4:00pm, unless arriving with approved staff members. Campers and Staff are not permitted to be on the grounds prior to 2:00pm. Parents should plan to arrive to pick up their campers prior to the close of camp on the final day. Camp will conclude at the dismissal of the director at approximately 10:00 am Saturday, July 11, 2020.
Early registration dates: To be considered for the early registration fee each campers registration forms and total fees must be received no later than April 15, 2020. Early registration fees are $200. 00 per child flat fee.
Regular registration dates: April 16 – May 31, 2020 The cost for each camper is $250, a second child, must be a sibling, $235.00, and for a third child and any subsequent children in same family is $205.00
Late Registration dates: June 1, 2020 - June 27, 2020. The cost for each camper is $275, a second child, must be a sibling, $250.00 and for a third and any subsequent children in the same family is $225.00. *Campers registering during Late Registration cannot be guaranteed a camp shirt in their requested size*
If your camper cannot go to camp as planned, please let us know as soon as possible. You will be reimbursed 3⁄4 of your total camp fee minus any PayPal fees in return for your prompt notification of change of plans prior to May 15, 2020, after this date a reimbursement cannot be guaranteed. (Please keep in mind that chances are, we have already bought food, supplies, and lesson materials based on a count of how many campers will be joining us, and this is why a full refund is not possible.)
Camper Registration fees DO NOT include transportation costs. Should your camper need transportation to and/or from camp the transportation fee will be $45.00 per camper. Please also send your camper with money for lunch both ways as the bus will be stopping along the way to eat. Transportation can not be arranged for campers registering after June 7, 2020.
Letters and Packages:
We encourage you to write your child while he/she is away at camp. Mail call is quite an anticipated part of the day.
Address all mail to:
Sierra Bible Camp, Stockton/Lodi/Galt Encampment,
Canyon Dam, CA 95923
The camp telephone is for emergencies only.
Should you need to reach your camper for an emergency the Camp Director's phone can be called at: 209-623-8229
Summer is a good time for your child to have an annual check-up. The American Camping Association recommends each camper have a physical examination within six months prior to camp.
Guests and Visitors:
For the safety of our campers and staff we cannot allow guest and visitors to be on the campgrounds during the week who have not been background checked prior to the week of camp. We will not allow any overnight stays for those not registered.
It is expected that campers will behave with language, clothing, and conduct that reflects a bible camp atmosphere. No profanity, vulgar language, or inappropriate comments will be tolerated. There will be no smoking, chewing, drugs, (with the exception of prescriptions to be turned into the nurse), no alcohol in any form, no headphones, game devices, and if a camper is seen out of their cabin with an electronic device that becomes a distraction, it may be taken from them and given back at the end of the week. All electronic devices brought to camp are the responsibility of the camper and not the staff, camp, sponsors, or related organizations. We suggest that campers only bring things to camp that you, the parent/guardian, are willing to replace at your own expense. SBC and affiliated is not responsible for any missing or damaged items.
As a Christian camp, campers and staff are required to wear modest, appropriate apparel. No crop tops, spandex shorts, spaghetti straps, large holes that allow undergarments to show, midriff showing or inappropriate pictures or logos. A one piece bathing suit (females) (tank tops for males) is permitted during co-ed swim time. If a camper has a two piece, or a suit with low cuts or holes, they will be requested to cover with shorts and/or a camp appropriate shirt. If a camper is found wearing any clothing considered to be inappropriate outside of the cabin or restrooms, they will be asked to return to their cabin and change. Clothing for play and casual wear may be worn on all occasions. We strongly suggest labeling your campers belongings (clothing and towel tags) with permanent marker. Laundry service is not provided except in the event of an emergency.
Suggested items to send with your camper:
Sleeping bag or blankets, one sheet to cover camp mattress, pillow with pillow case, (3)towels and washcloths, pajamas (no one sleeps in clothes worn that day), warm jacket, sweatshirt(s), (7)underclothes, (7)socks, hiking shoes, extra shoes, pool/shower shoes, (6)pants, (8)shirts – some warmer some cooler, bathing suit with cover up, bug spray, sunscreen, chap-stick, flashlight, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, comb/brush, Bible, notebook, pencils, writing materials, stamps and envelopes.
We are looking forward to another great Sierra Bible Camp together in 2020!