FAQs



WE’VE GOT ANSWERS!

We know that parents have tons of questions when sending their kids away to Camp! We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions below to help you understand Camp a little better.

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  • We will be making a big deal about summer 2023 registration on our social media pages so be sure to follow us on all those fun things! 

  • Great effort is made to honor mutual requests for children of a similar age. Campers and staff are separated into cabin groups based on their age and gender. Cabin placements are made before arriving at Camp, so please indicate any requests during the registration process.

  • Your deposit is safe with Camp Luther. We know that plans change. You can get a refund, no problem!  


    In the event of a cancellation, the registration amount, less a $50 administration fee, will be refunded. Cancellations within two weeks of the camp session start date are not eligible for a refund, except in situations of illness or injury. Full refunds will also be provided in the event Camp Luther must cancel a camp session due to illness or outbreak. 

  • Laundry services are not available to campers. However, our First Aid Attendant is able to help campers who may need laundry done for various reasons. 

  • We are a non-denominational Christian organization which welcomes campers from all backgrounds and beliefs. Camp provides an inter-denominational Christian environment in which children learn who Jesus is, what the Bible teaches, and how we can have a relationship with Him. We encourage campers to consider issues about life and faith through Biblical teaching, music, skits, prayer, and evening devotions.

  • Camp Luther is incorporated as an BC not-for-profit and is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as Registered Charity # 118827393. If you would like to make a gift to our ministry, please check out our DONATE page for more information.

  • We are always looking for ways to help families who would otherwise not be able to send their children to Camp. We have a campership program to support families that otherwise could not attend Camp.

  • Yep! Families receive $25 OFF for every child signed up to attend camp, starting with the second child. 

  • Camp Luther has a sponsorship program that supports over 100 campers attend camp each year. You can find out more about the program and how to apply on our campership page.  

Questions about... 

Health & Safety / Food & Diet / Our Staff

  • All medication is given to our team during check-in. Our First Aid Attendant administers prescriptions and meds at meal times and in the evening as necessary. Campers are not permitted to keep medication in cabins.

  • We aim to have three or more advanced medically trained staff on site every week of the summer. This team administers first aid, distributes camper medication, and delivers an opening day safety talk with all campers on sun safety, hydration, and safe footwear. In serious emergencies, the Mission Hospital is less than 10 minutes away.

  • Early each week, our program team performs a routine practice drill. This ensures everyone knows what the alarm sounds like and where to go in the event of a missing person or emergency situation.

  • Our Kitchen Manager and the kitchen team provide the best meals for campers with special diets. We can accommodate diets which are vegetarian, lactose-free, gluten-free, vegan and more. If you have a question about a specific diet please contact us before registering.

  • Our team can handle a wide range of allergies including campers who are peanut free, citrus sensitive, and more. Campers prone to anaphylactic reactions are required to bring two epi-pens and carry them on their body at all times.

  • Our team can handle a wide range of allergies including campers who are peanut free, citrus sensitive, and more. 

pick up / drop off / lost and found / other important things

  • drop off for 2023

    Once summer 2023 dates have been set our drop of and pick up details will be announced soon after.  

  • PICK UP for 2023

    Once summer 2023 dates have been set our drop of and pick up details will be announced soon after.  


  • what about lost and found?

    Lost something at Camp? Email our office with your camper's info and the best description you can of your lost item.   

    If an item is found, our team will follow up with you to let you know!


    Once the summer is over, lost items will be kept until October 1st. 

  • how do you handle bed wetting?

    If your child is younger and prone to wetting the bed or you believe they may wet the bed while away from home, we kindly request that you pack enough pull-ups to wear at bedtime for the duration of their time here at Camp. Our Camp cabin leaders will ensure discretion with regards to the campers who wear pull-ups. The use of pull-ups helps avoid messy and embarrassing situations for our camper. We will also contact parents if it was not indicated on the health form. 

  • Conacting you

    Do not be alarmed if someone from Camp contacts you during your child’s stay with us. Most often, we just want some information or clarification. We will always contact you if:

    •          Your child is to be taken to a doctor (emergency or non-emergency)
    •          Your child is experiencing severe homesickness
    •          Your child is vomiting and/or diarrhea occurs (we will ask you to pick up your child in the case of vomiting/diarrhea)

    At the discretion of the Program Manager, when a behavioural problem arises (see Code of Conduct)  

  • how many campers in a cabin?

    Cabin size is dependent on the cabin that a child is in.


    At Camp, each cabin has between 4 - 5 bunk beds for campers and 1 - 2 bunk beds for staff.


HOMESICKNESS And what to bring, and not to bring!

Homesickness

Just a few hints on how to deal with a homesick loved one . . . the cure is for your child to feel safe and secure in his/her new environment. For this to happen, your child needs to get involved in camp activities and begin building relationships with the rest of his/her cabin and leaders. To help your child settle quickly, reassure him/her that you love them and say goodbye. We will do our best to comfort and encourage your child and keep them focused on what is going on at camp, but if they really need to hear a familiar voice from home, we will contact you.

what to bring

Here is a list of things to send with your camper to make their stay more enjoyable:                                           

  • Sleeping bag, pillow, pajamas, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, brush, facecloth, bath towel, clothes for each day, warm coat, extra shoes, beach towel, swimsuit (modest)*, Bible (if you have one)

Optional: scooter or a  bike (a helmet is mandatory with these items).     

what NOT to bring

Please do not bring any of the following to camp:

  •          money, electronic equipment (video games, iPod, iPad, etc.), pocket knives                                                                                

bikinis (if the only bathing suit you own is a bikini, please bring a t-shirt to wear over it)     

If you still haven't been able to get all your questions answered, please call our office:  1-888-707-2267.  

Our office team is ready to answer anything we may have missed.