Parents Page

camper registrationAs a parent, you play an important role in your child’s camp experience. The preparations you make before your child comes to Sunset Lake will help your child get the most out of their week of camp. And the follow-up you give after the week is over, will help cement the life-changing decisions they have made.

We are excited about partnering with you in the important work of parenting that God has called you to. We value the trust you place in us by sending your child to Sunset Lake and we seek to be a resource and encouragement to you. Please let us know if there is any way that we can better serve you.

Easy Registration Steps

  1. Click Here to log in to UltraCamp.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions from UltraCamp to register as many campers as you’d like.
  3. Pay using credit or e-check. A minimum $50 non-refundable deposit must be paid to hold your registration. This is also true for our scholarship campers.
  4. You will automatically receive a confirmation email and a “What to Bring” list.
  5. Remember to pay the remaining balance online, by phone or in person when dropping off your camper (if you take care of the balance before registration, you’ll get to skip the finance line!)

Preparing for Camp

The key to a speedy drop off is to have the following done one week prior to your camper’s registration:

  1. Have your bill paid in full.
  2. Have all forms completed and turned into the camp office.
  3. Please come prepared on registration day for your child to take a swim test.

Check In/Check Out Times

Registration is on Sunday from 3 to 5 pm. Our staff is committed to making your child’s week at camp the best it can be. They are totally involved with camp preparation details and cannot accept early registrations or have parents drop off their children before 3:00 pm.

Those picking up campers on Sunday morning should arrive by 8:15 am. To pick up a camper you must be on the camper’s approved pick-up list, and be prepared to show proper photo ID.

What NOT to Bring

guide dogsWe understand that pets are a very important part of many families. For the safety of your pets and the animals here at camp, we ask that you don’t bring your pets to drop-off or pick-up. Thank you for your understanding. Due to safety and health concerns, we request that campers not bring iPods/portable music players, hand-held video games, computers, DVD players, cell phones, skateboards, jewelry of any kind, pets, knives, guns, ammunition, fireworks, tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, vehicles, or cultic items such as tarot cards or Ouija boards to camp.

Personal vehicles of any kind are not permitted.

Dress Code

Because we are a Christian camp, we seek to uphold the highest standards of modesty and dress. We ask that campers refrain from bringing two-piece bathing suits of any kind, short skirts or immodest shorts, low cut tops, halter tops, or spaghetti straps, midriff-baring tops or T-shirts with crude language or other inappropriate content. Campers wearing such items will be asked to change.

We thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Communicating with Your Camper

Campers love to get mail and packages from home. Please address your camper mail as follows:

CAMPER’S NAME & CABIN NAME (if you know it)
c/o Sunset Lake Camp
P.O. Box 90
Wilkeson, WA 98396-0090

You may also choose to send emails to your camper. To do so, please log into your UltraCamp account and click the “Additional Options” button at the top right of the page. Then select “Email a Camper” in the drop-down menu. You may also send family and friends a code that allows them to email your camper. Emails received by 10am will be distributed during that morning’s mail call. Emails received after that time will be held until the following day. Please remember, cell phones are NOT permitted, and phone calls should only be used as a form of communication if there is a family emergency.

Homesickness

Is this your child’s first time away from home? Are you concerned about homesickness? Here at Sunset Lake, we are committed to helping your child have a successful and enjoyable week at camp. Here are some guidelines from the American Camping Association on how to help your child cope with homesickness:

Dealing with Homesickness

Bullying

At Sunset Lake bullying is inexcusable and we have a firm policy against bullying in all its forms.Once again we are partnering with the American Camp Association to “take a stand” against this destructive behavior.

To ensure that, we will maintain a relationally safe environment and each camper is free to experience camp life to its fullest, our leadership will address all incidents of bullying seriously and will train the staff to recognize and deal effectively with such behavior.

We invite open dialogue between parents and camp administration on this subject.

Parental Notification Policy

Since all treatment of campers shall be recorded, a record of all emergency and first aid treatment by Sunset Lake staff and volunteers shall be filed in the Sunset Lake health and medical files. After the initial examination, the parent or legal guardian shall be notified if the condition warrants it, or if the camper is sent off campus to seek medical attention by the camp physician or an emergency department.

Cancellation

If your camper is unable to attend, you are required to notify the Camp Office no later than one week prior to the camp session. Your refund, less the $50 deposit, will be returned to you based on the original method of payment. If notice is given less than one week prior to the camp session, please see the Conditions of Admission for further details.