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Frequently asked Questions about Camp
I see Lazy F is a "Methodist" camp and my family isn't
Not a problem at all. We certainly
are a faith-
based camp - but our Christian summer
curriculum is open and welcoming to all. Our summer camp too is so
much fun that even if your child is yet to come to faith - they'll have
a blast. We believe the personal exploration of faith is a vital
part of our mission and in this area, you and your child can expect each session to have: a
fun chapel lead by a UMC pastors every morning, uplifting and lively
faith-based songs around the campfire, activities related to our
curriculum spread throughout the week, and cabin / group vespers each
evening (where everyone has the choice to share). The rest of the week
is filled with incredible camp activities and time to share fun times
What's up with the three different cost numbers for each
- The three numbers represent our "tierer"
pricing scale. We implemented the scale help insure that we can
reach as many campers as possible. The 3rd tier / highest price
represents the big picture cost of the summer camp; the 2nd tier /
middle price represents the session cost specific to each program; and
the 1st tier is a subsidized cost designed to make camp a reality for
everyone. If I were a new parent sending my child to camp for the
first time - I'd probably select from the 1st and 2nd tier. If my
child had already been to Lazy F, I knew the true value of the
experiences they encountered and will have in the future. If I had the money - I'd
probably choose the 2nd or 3rd tier. On the other hand, if paying
for camp is a significant challenge for your family, please contact the
pastor of your local United Methodist Church, or the Pacific Northwest
Camp Registrar's Office at (800) 755-7710 ext 305. Bottom line, if you value the
experience your child will have at camp - we never want money to be an
Missing home aka Homesickness
- It's hard to tell who
might miss home and who might not. The younger the camper, usually
the easier it is to engage them in activities, help them fit into a
group, and forget they are "missing home". Older campers are far
less prone to missing home, but their emotions tend to be more serious.
A general outline for how we handle the issue is: help them fit in, keep
them incredibly engaged and having fun, listen, and treat them with
respect. If we see an concerns - we try to talk to you ahead of
time, let you know what we are seeing and see if you have any advice.
Calling home / communicating with campers
Camper are not allowed to call home. Why? Every summer camp
director everywhere knows that if you take a perfectly happy summer camp
and have them get on the phone with the one they love the most - they
will instantly miss you and home. Yes, it is true even of those
having the absolute time of their life. If something does come up,
however, and it is important you speak with your child - we will make it
happen. Worried about your child? - give us a call or send us an
e-mail and we'll check in with them and get back to you.Emergencies
- We constantly plan, train, work, and pray to avoid them. On
occasion they do happen. Our on site health care staff are
here all the time, we call you as soon as we can, and actively seek any
help they might need. If someone needs to go to the clinic or ER,
we will call you first. Trusting my own kid to others.
We take this responsibility very serious. We recognize your child
your most prize possession and we ingrain that reality into our staff.
What's the climate like?
Summers here are
pretty close to perfect. Hot during the day, pleasantly chilly at night. We get very
little rain during the summer and water bottles are essential.
Sunscreen, too, is important to send. Will my kid fit in?
One of the greatest parts about summer camp at Lazy F is
kids can recreate themselves into the positive person they want to be.
That is, they are no longer stuck in the set of expectations their
friends and school have for them, and they can reach out and grow in
positive Christian fellowship. Fitting in, making
friendships, and finding acceptance are our top priorities.
Yes we are accredited by the American Camp Association