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Welcome Camp Parents!

Welcome to Ponderosa Bible Camp!

We're excited to provide your child with a memorable and enriching summer experience. Here's all the information you need before making the decision to send your child to Ponderosa:

  • About Ponderosa:

    • Offers fun, safe, and professional outdoor youth camping experiences.

    • Leadership Training Program, rigorous hiring procedures, and low staff turnover ensure quality staff.

  • Camp Activities:

    • Kids have a blast with friends their age.

    • Spiritual emphasis is a highlight at Ponderosa.

  • Important Information:

    • Read all the info below before contacting us with questions.

    • Central Time Zone: All times referred to are in Central Time.

  • Check-In and Check-Out:

    • Check-In: Sundays, 3:30-4:30 pm.

    • Check-Out: Fridays, starting with a Chapel Service at 10 am.

    • Parents are invited to the final Chapel Service with a slideshow and awards.

  • Emergency Contacts:

    • Office: (256) 634-4397

    • After-hours: Executive Director Jeff Nelson - 256-996-5141,

    • or Max Grizzard - 256-601-9042

  • Visitors Policy:

    • Schedule a visit before sending your child.

    • Discourage visitation during the camp session to maintain the camp's flow.

  • Communication:

    • Campers are not allowed to call home unless it is an emergency.

    • Encourage the use of one-way emails or traditional letters.

  • Registration and Payments:

    • $75 non-refundable deposit to reserve a spot.

    • Payment plans available; full balance due by the camp session start date.

    • Cancellation policy outlined with refund details.

  • Head Lice Policy:

    • Inspection before check-in; zero-tolerance for lice.

    • Recommendations for dealing with head lice.

  • Camper Mail:

    • Mail address provided for camper letters.

    • One-way emails can be purchased through your online account.

  • Store Money/Snack Shack:

    • Minimum suggested $20; $40-$60 recommended.

    • Unused money refunded on Friday morning.

    • Souvenir photos and missionary offering details.

  • Crafts & Ceramics:

    • One free craft per week; additional crafts available for purchase.

  • Camp Conduct:

    • Rules and guidelines for behavior to ensure a positive experience.

    • Strict prohibition on weapons, alcohol, drugs, or tobacco.

  • No Cell Phones for Campers:

    • Unplug from screen time and connect with nature.

  • Medications:

    • Detailed instructions for bringing and handling medications.

  • Weekly Team Competitions:

    • Campers compete for team points throughout the week.

  • Lost & Found:

    • Guidelines for marking belongings and retrieving lost items.

  • Dress Code:

    • Refer to the Packing List page for the dress code.

  • Roommate/Cabinmate Requests:

    • Details on requesting cabinmates during the reservation process.

  • Sponsor A Camper:

    • Information on donating to the Financial Aid Fund.

We look forward to providing your child with a wonderful summer camp experience at Ponderosa!

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