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Cell Phone Policy


At Ponderosa Bible Camp, we aim to create a deeply immersive and spiritually enriching experience for all our campers. We have established a cell phone policy to ensure everyone fully engages in our activities, builds meaningful connections, and embraces the beauty of God's creation.

This policy promotes a technology-free atmosphere, allowing campers to focus on their faith, form lasting friendships, and appreciate the natural surroundings. At the same time, we have provisions to address emergency situations effectively.

By adhering to our cell phone policy, campers help cultivate an environment of unity, attentiveness, and joy, making their time at Ponderosa Bible Camp truly memorable.

Parents, we thank you for supporting this technology-free environment and helping us provide an enriching and faith-filled camp experience for all.

  • Phone Collection: Upon check-in, all campers are required to turn off their cell phones and submit them to our camp staff. Phones will be securely stored until the end of the week.

  • Prohibited Possession:

    • Campers are strictly prohibited from having cell phones or any other electronic communication devices in their possession throughout their stay at Ponderosa Bible Camp.

    • If a camper is found with a cell phone, it will be confiscated by our staff and held until the end of the camp session.

  • Repeat Offenders: Campers who have been identified as repeat offenders, having violated the cell phone policy previously, will be sent home at their own expense and without refund of any camp fees.

  • Emergency Situations:

    • In case of a genuine emergency where a camper needs to contact their family, they will be granted permission to use the camp phone under the supervision of a staff member.

    • Campers should approach a staff member and explain the situation to request the use of the camp phone. Staff will assess the validity of the emergency and provide assistance accordingly.

  • Phone Return:

    • Phones will be returned to campers on Friday mornings after chapel.

    • Campers should be present at the designated return time to collect their phones.

Note: Ponderosa Bible Camp and its staff will not be held responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen cell phones. We encourage campers and their families to secure their devices and power them off before turning them in during check-in, or send them home with parents for the week.

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