Wilderness Camp

Ages: 10-15

Cost: $350  

Dates: 

July 11-15  Boys (Overnight)

July 18-22  Boys (Overnight)

July 25-29  Boys (Overnight)

Check in at 8:30 AM Monday

Pick up at 5:00 PM Friday

This overnight camp is being held by Canyonview staff at the Butte Creek Scout Ranch in Scotts Mills.  However drop-off and pick-up are at Canyonview.

Camp Description: Don’t miss out on a week in the woods! At Wilderness Camp, we will learn  archery skills, study God’s Word, and play Airsoft with our friends. Come and experience Butte Creek's beauty.  And of course, it wouldn’t be wilderness camp if we didn’t brush up on our survival skills, which includes knife safety and so much more.

Important Payment Information: There will be a $10 Late Fee applied to balances not paid in full a week before camp begins. We accept Visa or MasterCard, so feel free to call in your payment.

 

Cancellation: If you need to cancel for any reason, please call our office as soon as possible. Remember, however, the deposit is non-refundable.

 

All individuals must be registered

online before attending.

No walk-in registrations.

Check In/Out procedures:

Your child should have breakfast before arriving at camp on the first day. All meals after that are provided.

Check-in will be located in the Day Camp Parking Lot on Finlay RD.  Check-in will begin no earlier than 9:00 a.m. If you arrive early, please wait patiently in your car. Our staff will begin check-in at 9:00. 

 

Check-out will be at 5:00 p.m. on Friday at the same location. 

 

Note: This is an overnight camp, and campers will be staying off site at our wilderness camp area in Scotts Mills. Transportation to Scotts Mills will be provided by Canyonview.  


Knives:

All knives will need to be checked in at time of registration to give our staff time to teach knife safety before the campers will have access to knives. 

 

Be sure you have completed these forms through our online registration system: 

Emergency Contact Information 

 

Alternate Pick-up/Drop-off Person – THIS MUST BE FILLED OUT if anyone besides the  person who drops off your child is going to pick them up. PHOTO ID will be required to sign your child out. We will not release your child to anyone you don’t specify first or to anyone who doesn’t have a photo ID including you. NO EXCEPTIONS. 

 

Medical Form 

 

Release and hold harmless agreement. 

 

Paintball/Airsoft waiver

If you need assistance updating these forms please call the office, 971-239-1347. 

 

Medication at camp:                                                 

If your child will need to take medication while at camp, you will be directed to the medical  stop during registration. All medications must be in the original container and prescription medications must be in the labeled prescription bottle. Medications stored in envelopes, baggies, etc., will not be accepted.

Please bring only the amount of medication in the bottle your child will need for the week. We cannot be responsible for extra medication brought to camp. 

Packing List:

  • Sleeping bag/pillow for Overnight camps

  • Flashlight

  • Towel(s)

  • Clothes for the season: make sure you have rain gear and extra clothes for the week, in case they get really dirty or wet.

  • Toiletries - toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, etc.

  • Bags for wet/dirty clothes

  • Sneakers or other close-toed shoes

  • Long pants

  • Pocket knife with locking blade

  • Sunscreen

  • Creek-walking shoes (Not flip-flops. Strap-on sandals, aqua socks, or an old pair of sneakers work well).

  • Modest 1-piece swimsuit (modest tankinis are ok, per Director’s discretion)

  • Bible

  • Pen/pencil

  • Notebook/paper

  • Water bottle

 

Please do not bring:

  • Electronic devices (MP3 players/i-pods/cell phones/video games). Please leave all electronics at home. If brought, they will be stored until the end of the week. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is this camp at Canyonview?

No.  The actual wilderness camp site is at our partner facility in Scotts Mills.  This is a Boy Scout Ranch called Butte Creek.  Check in/out is at Canyonview and the campers and our staff will be bussed to the Scotts Mills location.  All luggage will be brought to the campsite, so the campers will not have to carry it into the location.  There is about a 1 mile walk from the parking lot to the camping site.  It’s an easy hike on foot along relatively even ground with our staff. 

 

What kind of bathroom facilities are there? 

There are two “Porta Potty” bathrooms on site.  They are kept  cleaned and maintained by a rental service.  

 

Will they be able to shower?

No, however there is daily time to swim in the creek and their hygiene is maintained naturally.

 

Where do they swim?

They swim in Butte Creek which is a short walk from their camp site.  They can creek walk and or swim on a daily basis.  This area is supervised by a lifeguard and by our counseling staff.  There is something for everyone here from exploring the creek, looking for creek life, time in shallow water and also a spot to rope swing or jump in deeper water.  These areas are communicated and supervised for the campers' safety.  

 

How many staff will be there?

There is one counselor over 18Y/O with each TeePee of kids plus one Teen In Ministry (Junior Counselor).  There will be 1-2 program staff leading the entire team who are over 21, as well as our cook.  In addition there will be biweekly visits to resupply from our Associate Director.

 

What are the sleeping accommodations?

TeePees add to the ambience and rustic theme of our wilderness camp.  Each TeePee can accommodate 6 campers and our Counselor and Teen In Ministry leaders. Camp Mattresses are provided to sleep on.  If you would like to provide a “Backpacking Sleeping Pad” you may do so but it is not required.  

 

Who keeps the knives, the kids or the counselors?

At check in, you will be asked to check in the campers knife which will be held by our Program Staff leader.  Knife safety rules and training will be provided early on the first day after which the campers can have their knives back and begin using them in designated, supervised areas and only for designated purposes like whittling wood or preparing a campfire.  Each camper will receive a knife safety card which is like a driving permit.  It symbolizes that they are aware of the rules and safe use of a knife.  If any infractions occur, a camper can lose their privilege to use a knife.  You as the parent can also request to not use a knife at all if you wish.  This is a good opportunity for your camper to receive instruction, be supervised and gain safe experience.  

 

Can I call my camper?

There is no signal at our wIlderness camp site, however the staff from the property are available should our team need something.  Our camp leader on site has a vehicle for emergencies and our support team, including our Associate Director will be making biweekly supply deliveries.  A message can be delivered to or from the wilderness site during the week, but it is rarely needed.  You can get a message delivered by calling our main office at 971-239-1347.  Please specify your campers first and last name and that they are at Wilderness Camp. 

 

Is there electricity?

No, however there is a ready supply of water, food and cooking  abilities.  

 

What if we forget to pack something, can you get it to them?

Yes, if it is prior to Tuesday or Thursday as that is when we make supply deliveries to the site.  To make arrangements for this please contact our main office at 971-239-1347.

        

How will food be provided? 

We have a food trailer on site.  It is like a food cart, so sanitation, food safety and the ability to prepare the same meals they get here at Canyonview is an easy thing to do!