Forest Lake
Forest Lake

Frequently Asked Questions

We are sure you will have many questions about camp this summer, so be sure to check out all of our answers below!

 

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FAQ

What Should my Child Bring to Camp?


It is recommended to label all your child's belongings to ensure nothing is lost. -Bible (we can provide one if you’d like), Notebook and Pen -Jacket/Rain Gear and any necessary layers -Extra Footwear (Sandals or Gumboots depending on the weather) -Bug spray -Sunscreen and Hat -Swimsuit and Beach Towel -Water bottle -Medication(s) medication administration schedule




Is there Financial Assistance Available?


We do have a campership funding availible for those unable to cover the full cost of a camp week. Click Here to apply for camper sponsorship




What is the Day Camp Plan?


-Each camper has the option to be picked up by a bus at the specified locations or provide their own transportation to camp. -Each DAY camper has the option to be picked up by a bus at at a central PG location daily. 8:00 - 8:15 am in the mornings and 4:45- 5:00 pm inthe afternoon.
-Day campers will arrive daily at 8:45 am and join the overnight campers at main camp for most of the day.
-Day camp ends at 4:15 pm daily *With the exception of Teen Camp! We will keep our Teen day campers till after supper
-Food Service for Day campers: we will provide "Brack" (Breakfast/snack) for campers when they arrive, lunch and afternoon tuck time. -Campers will be grouped cohorts of 8 (Cabin group), with two Camp leaders. This cohort or group will be together all throughout the day and week. -Meals will be eaten with their cohorts and 2 meters away from other cohorts within the dining hall. Spacing will be calculated from the back of chairs rather than tables.




Do we Accept Friend Requests?


YES- If you request your child to be with a friend we will (do our best to) put them in the same cohort for their week at camp together. Our Day Camp model will be using cohorts in place of our usual cabin groups. Our Day camp model will be using cohorts in place of our usual (male and female) cabin groups.




If my Child is not feeling well, will I get a refund if they are sent or stay home?


If your child only gets to attend 2 or less days of camp, because of them not feeling well, we will offer a 50% refund. If your child attends 3 or more days of camp and then gets sent home because they are not feeling well, there will be no refund. In consideration for the camp staff and other campers, if your child feels sick, please keep them home.




What is our cancellation policy?


-Our cancellation policy is as follows: Camp fee (less the $100 deposit) is refundable only if cancellation is received 14 days prior to the first day of camp. The deposit is non-refundable. No refund will be given if cancellation occurs less than 2 weeks prior to your camp week, except for medical reasons. No refund will be given for a dismissal due to home-sickness, disciplinary action, late arrival or early departure. -We will all be devastated if this happens again, but if it does you will be given a full refund.




What if we get a Case of Covid?


-We will follow the protocols and recommendations from our local health authority. This likely could mean that camp will be cancelled until it is safe to resume.




Will Campers and Summer Team be required to Wear Masks?


-With continuous changes to the public health orders, we can not say with certainty if masks will be required in June. However, we will follow and enforce the latest health orders regarding wearing masks (Our hope is by June masks will not be required.)




What if my Child needs Medications Everyday?


-We will have a Health Attendant every week who will be in charge of medications and first aid. On the first day of camp please bring enough medication for your child's entire week of camp, the Health Attendant will organize and distribute your child’s medication to them while at camp throughout the week when needed. - Medical Administration Schedule




My Child has Dietary Restrictions, how does Camp Accomodate that?


-Our Kitchen Team is always happy to help accommodate any dietary needs your child has. Please just fill out the form online as you register your child for a week at camp.




How does check in work?


Check in is what we call the intake process for our camps.
Overnight Camp Check in: Check in will begin at 4:00 pm for Main Camp and 4:30 at WilderNess on the first day of each camp. The line at main camp can look long and intimidating but it moves quickly! When you get to the front of the line, your camper will be asked their name and we will ensure all the registration paperwork is complete. Then we will let you know which cabin they are assigned to. You will have a chance to speak to the Health Attendant if you have any medication to drop off or the Food Services Manager if you wish to discuss your campers dietary needs in greater detail than already submitted in the medical form. You will also meet the Cabin leaders that will be spending the week with your camper and help them get settled in their cabin. You will be asked by the Cabin Leader to provide the name of the person who will be picking your camper up at the end of the camp. This process moves quite fast and we appreciate your patience!
Day Camp Check in: Whether you are riding the bus or arriving at camp, every morning we will greet you and ask for the name of the person who will be picking the campers up. The first morning of the camp session we will also be checking for any outstanding registration paperwork.




How does the Friend Request work?


During the registration process, you will be asked to fill out a form called "requests and additional information" This is where you can list the first and last name of a friend you would like your camper to be placed with. We do our very best to accomodate all of these requests. Keeping the requests to 1 friend, helps us make these requests possible. Please note: we do not place siblings together unless requested and we typically find campers do better in cabins with campers in their own age group.




How do you get here?


Directions to NLBC:
Ness Lake Bible Camp is located about 35 km northwest of Prince George. Head north on Hwy 97 and turn left at Chief Lake Rd. Go straight on Chief Lake Rd, (it will change names and become Ness Lake Rd.) until you see the NLBC signs on the right. Follow the signs on Austgarden Road and then to Camp Road.




Camper Accomodations?


Our campers stay in stand-alone cabins that are within walking distance of full bathroom facilities. Cabins hold 10 campers and 2 leaders. Cabins have bottom and top bunks.