Here is everything you need to get your student ready for camp.
Students will check-in at Vanguard Central at 6:30am. A light breakfast will be served.
Students will need money for one meal down and one meal back. There will also be camp merch and snacks available for purchase.
Cell Phone Policy
We allow students to bring their cell phones for the trip down. They will be collected once they arrive at camp for the duration of camp.
We will be returning Friday around 6:00pm. Your student will give you a call with a specific time.
Send Camp Bucks
Camp Bucks are gift cards that friends and family can purchase online to send to their camper while they are away at camp. These camp bucks can be purchased in increments of $5. Camp Bucks will be given nightly to students.
Pay Camp Balance
If you have multiple students going to camp, you can submit one payment. Be sure you write all their names in the box provided. If you can’t make your full payment, please contact Pastor Josh.
There are three forms required for this trip. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VANGUARD PARTICIPATION FORM
We require a completed Participation Form for your student for this event. This form is good for one year from completion. If you filled out a new form for Student Retreat in January, you are good for this trip. If not, please complete this form online.
YM360, our camp partner, requires a notarized participation form to attend camp. Most banks provide free notary services for customers. Please wait to sign the document, until you are in front of the notary.
We want to make sure students and parents understand our expectations before leaving to camp. Please read through these expectations with your students before signing.
Special Needs Request
We want to make this week the best week for your student. If you have a Physical Disability, Hearing Issues, Medications Being Taken or Food/Substance Allergy, please let us know.
Bible and Pen
Toiletries and Towel
Sleeping Bag and Pillow
Swimsuit and Towel
Clothes (they can get wet & dirty)
Closed Toe Shoes
DO NOT PACK
Tobacco or Vapes
Weapons of Any Kind
Where Are Students Staying?
We are staying in dormitory housing at Fort Lewis College. Students will be in rooms of 2-4 similar aged students with a shared private bathroom.
How Are Students Being Transported?
Students are being transported in 15-passenger vans by Vanguard trained and insured drivers; many of whom have driven more than 5+ years for Vanguard.
My Kid's First Trip?
Awesome! We are excited to have them. We will do everything in our power to make sure they have an amazing time. If you have any specific concerns, please feel free to reach out to Pastor Josh.
What If I Need to Contact My Student?
If you need to reach your student in an emergency, you will be given a contact cell phone number at check-in.
I have experienced God move in mighty ways both in my own life and in the lives of those around me. Every year – without fail – students encounter impactful teaching, invested leaders, and incredible worship sessions. Pastor Josh Burcham and his team have loved countless students into a real relationship with Jesus Christ and are continuing to do so for His kingdom.
Grace, High School Senior
Each summer, I look forward to going to Camp because of the memories I make. I can remember each moment when God has spoken to me and the Holy Spirit has moved in me. I’ve also grown closer to my best friend while we were there. This Camp has helped me learn more about myself and my relationship with our God.
Alyssa, High School Junior
I attend Mission Camp every summer because of the community that has been formed. It has given me an opportunity to grow not just in my faith but in my relationships and confidence as well. I love the fact that I get to serve others while also worshiping, engaging my faith, and having fun. The environment is just uplifting. And mission camp is the highlight of my summer every year.
Aimee, High School Junior