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Complete Registrations, Manage Payments, Online Health Forms, & more....

Your Online Registration Account can be used to register any member of your family for an event, manage payment plan payments, and complete online health forms for camps.

This account can be accessed even if you did not register online by clicking the Forgot Password link and listing the email used in your paper registration.

What Makes Christian Camping With Impact 2818 Valuable?

A Spiritual Foundation, Character & Skill Development, Safety, & more....

A Solid Spiritual Foundation – From Impact 2818’s Executive Director:

A church camp, in partnership with your local church, is the best opportunity and most effective chance at helping your child make a lifetime commitment to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Impact 2818 camps build on a core value of church partnerships that help the significance of camp continue in each person’s discipleship journey after camp has ended and they return home.

In short, you have an eternally significant decision.

When you sign your children or family up for an experience like this, you will know that you are giving them something powerful; so much more than a trip to a theme park. These events change lives by building a faith foundation that helps campers to shape their faith, identity, and worth around Christ. This builds a character that helps them uncover the potential God created in them.

We hope that you’ll take the time to prayerfully consider the value, impact, and weight of this opportunity. We look forward to seeing you this year!

Nick Yarde
Executive Director.

 

Helping To Raise Up Adults

Camp is more than fun, games, friendship and adventures. It’s a deep personal experience where a group of young people build into community, grow together, and learn together. Through these times, our goal is to help them discover who God has designed each of us to uniquely become within this world in which we live.

Spiritual Development

During your child’s experience at camp, the most important activities we engage in are the discipleship pathway. In age-appropriate times and methods, through worship services as a whole camp, in small family group discussions, and at devotions, your camper will:

  • Explore the foundational question of God’s love and pursuit of all people made real through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Savior
  • Dig into spiritual disciplines that help us to focus on ways to learn about and live in the teaching of Christ as seen in scripture
  • Discover ways to be a reflection of hope, mercy, and peace to everyone in our communities, especially those who are less fortunate or who need our care and protection
  • Reflect upon their unique spiritual gifts and life calling to share Christ in this world

Character Development

Every activity at camp has significance and value in helping your child discover their identity in Christ. Meals are served family style to model manners, dinner time discussions, and healthy living. Activities like tag and paintball teach integrity, honesty, and sportsmanship. Crafts tell stories and teach life lessons found in scripture. Challenge by Choice adventures like ropes courses encourage campers to overcome trials, celebrate victories, and to encourage others.

At Impact 2818’s camps, we see the entire experience as an opportunity to encounter God who is still relevant in their lives and everyday moments.

Personal Responsibility

Our team of counselors will help to provide age-appropriate support as needed for camper hygiene and personal care. Campers also take responsibility for their belongings and learn how to be responsible for their words and actions at camp and home.

Challenge by Choice

Our “Challenge by Choice” approach encourages campers to experience adventure and obstacles that will put them outside of their comfort zones. This helps them discover how to persevere, overcome, encourage others and work in teams. These moments help them continue to seek out the positive challenges that will shape their lives.

Safety: Important to You and Us

Spiritual Safety

At our camps, an individual will never be or made to feel forced, coerced, or like an outsider based upon his/her beliefs.

We keep spiritual components simple to accommodate beliefs and values across the Christian spectrum. We will not baptize, require communion, or teach on speaking in tongues. As a ministry of the United Methodist Church, we uphold their practices, while recognizing and valuing that different denominations and churches have different concepts of what is right and beneficial. Those experiences and beliefs are best unpacked in a local church in deep relationship with your family.

In short, we “major on the majors and minor on the minors;” we focus on the things that unite Christians, not divide them.

Emotional Safety

No child should ever feel unsafe expressing or being themselves in appropriate ways, especially not while in a safe and inclusive environment like our camps. Our team has diligently chased out unacceptable interactions like hazing, bullying, threats, cliques, favoritism, and mockery.
Counselors will stand up for your child. It is our greatest joy to live out the gospel as we create environments where all are embraced and valued as children of God.

Physical Safety

All of our counselors are properly trained and prepared. The adventure features (waterfront, ropes courses, etc.) are effectively staffed and diligently checked to rigorous standards. Camp medics, along with all of our staff, are well prepared for everything from bumps and bruises to unexpected situations.

The welfare of our campers and guests is our utmost priority. Every staff and adult volunteer is screened through the National Sex Offender Public Registry and Area Records Criminal Background Check.

All Impact 2818 staff are CPR and First Aid Certified. Any medical treatment of campers is performed in accordance with our First Aid Protocol & Procedure book.

The Value Of Camp

Like so many families, you may be balancing tight activity budgets for your children: sports clubs, lessons, youth groups, vacations, and more. As you ponder church camp, consider that the experience you are looking at is something very different.

Making time and a commitment to attend church camp and be involved in a local church is about setting a priority for the faith development of your child, strengthening their spiritual identity, and helping them learn to be a Christian leader who stands for what is right in their world.

At Impact 2818, we work diligently to be good stewards of the money you spend on and give to camp. Our staff compare the registration fees of other camps and set our rates to a median range in order to maintain critical standards and quality points essential to giving your family the highest safety, best experience, and the great value our guests expect.

Connected with Churches

This is a place that encourages church leaders to attend camp with students. What better way to know that your students are in the right place than when you can know the leaders who are helping to plan it. A shared experience is more meaningful and powerful. When churches send their students to the same event, a common bond is developed as they all begin to understand what happened in the lives of each other strengthening the experience’s impact.

Camp Registration Information & Details

Financial Information, Camp Scholarships, Registration Policies, Packets, Forms, etc...

Registration Details

Registration Deadlines

Please note:

  • Registration is not complete until all payments have been made prior to the start of the event
  • Only a parent or guardians can legally register a camper for camp or make changes (such as a transfer) to a registration
  • Registration closes one week (7 days) prior to the start date of each camp and applies to transfers as well

 

Registration Cancellation

There is a non-refundable deposit of $35/person for events less than $150 and $75 for events that cost $150 or more. The remainder of the registration fee will be refunded as long as notification of cancellation is received by the Camp Registrar two weeks prior to the start date of the event. Within two weeks of the start of the event, per a family emergency, illness, or accident outside of the family’s control (excludes sports, tournaments, and social activities), a refund may be granted at the discretion of Impact 2818 Senior Leadership. No refunds or fee transfers will be made for those who fail to show up on Check-In Day without notice.

 

Transferring a Registration

In the event that a participant becomes unable to attend the camp they’ve registered for, the Registrar will transfer them to a different camp of the same price for a fee of $15. If there are no other programs for the same price scheduled for that calendar year, the participant may choose to attend a different priced camp and would either be refunded the difference, less the $15 transfer fee, or pay the additional balance in addition to the transfer fee. If no other event option is selected, the registration will be canceled. All transfers must be completed before registration for the event closes (One week prior to the start of the event). A registration may not be transferred from one camper to another. If no other event option is selected, the registration will be canceled, and no refund will be issued.

 

Registration Fees & Payments

Scholarships/iCash must be redeemed at initial registration. Late redemption will result in a $5 processing fee which will be deducted from any refunds made. You may pay in full when registering, or you can choose to use an automatic payment plan if registering at least 7 weeks before the event begins. Visit beacamper.com/go for details.

 

Medical Forms

Medical forms for all 2019 camps, excluding special needs camps, are available online. To access them, click on My Account. Once logged in, click on View Registrations. There, you’ll see where you can complete your camper’s med form online.

Paper forms are provided below if you choose; however we suggest utilizing the online format – it’s quick, easy, safe, and environmentally friendly! Even if you’ve registered by a paper registration form, you can still submit your medical forms online. All campers and volunteers MUST have a completed health form submitted to attend any Impact 2818 camp.

Camp Adventure Medical Form

Epworth Forest Medical Form (for That Thing Individual Tickets only – campus house)

Camp Indicoso Medical Form

Camp Lakewood Medical Form

       – Lakewood Family Camp Medical Form

Pine Creek Camp Medical Form

       – Pine Creek Horseback Riding Release Form

       – Pine Creek Family Camp Medical From

Camp Rivervale Medical Form

Volunteer Medical Form

 

Financial Details

Payment Plan Option

Full payment can be made at the time of registration, or you may choose to make payments wherein the following would apply:

To take advantage of a payment plan you must agree to have payments taken out automatically from the saved credit card or bank account information you have provided. An initial deposit is required in order to activate the registration and save your camper’s spot. After the initial deposit has been paid, auto-payments will occur monthly until the final balance due date: two (2) weeks before the start of the event. The amount of your automatic payments (and the date on which they occur) are determined by the date you register. The total balance remaining, after the initial deposit is paid, will be divided equally by the number of payments scheduled.

For example: If your event’s final balance is due June 2, and you register on February 20, your after-deposit balance will be divided into three payments, occurring automatically on March 20, April 20, and May 20.

If you have any questions, please call (888) 628-2818.

You may use a checking or savings account, or a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.

If an automatic payment fails, you will be contacted via email. You will have one (1) week to correct the error and make the payment. If the payment is not received within one week, the registration will be canceled. Our standard cancellation policy will apply. You may log in to your account at BeACamper.com 24/7 to correct a failed auto-payment, or give the Registration Team a call at (888) 628-2818 Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm.

 

Early Bird Pricing

PLEASE NOTE FOR 2019: Due to Bishop Tremble’s exciting challenge to churches to engage in camping, the 2019 early bird date has been extended this year only to May 15! Starting May 16, camps will go up per the schedule below.

Impact 2818 offers a registration discount for signing up early. Save money by helping us plan for your arrival. For June through August events, prices listed in the brochure and online are the early bird rate. Sign up by 11:59pm on April 15, before camp goes up to full price. Starting April 16, add the following for full prices:

  • $7 for camps under $150
  • $15 for camps between $151-$300
  • $20 for camps between $301-$400
  • $30 for camps $401+

 

Impact 2818 Scholarships

Apply for tuition assistance from Impact 2818. Scholarships are accepted on a rolling basis. Scholarships must be redeemed during registration. Late redemption of scholarships may result in a $5 processing fee (to be deducted from any refunds made after scholarships are applied). This fee goes to cover the merchant card service fees we are charged for each transaction.

 

Campership Church Scholarship Forms

iCash is a tool to help your campers use scholarships given by your church to assist in registration fees. This will give you a coupon code (or as many as you desire in varying percentage or dollar amounts) that can be used as many times as you would desire. iCash Agreement Form

Hand out the code to your families and let them register easily online and the church will receive a list of any students registering with your codes and the balance on those scholarships will be due following summer.

iCash must be redeemed during registration. Late redemption of iCash may result in a $5 processing fee. This fee goes to cover the merchant card service fees we are charged for each transaction.

Common Forms

Scholarship Form

+ 2019 Scholarship Application

Registration Forms

Click here to log in to your account and register online, make payments, update health forms, and more.

+ 2019 Paper Registration Form

+ 2019 Paper Family Camp Registration Form

+ 2019 REYOAD & Camp 139 Registration Form

 

Church Forms

+ iCash Agreement Form

+ Shepherd Program Form

 

Information Packets

Download information packets for any event by first finding the campsite you are looking for and then selecting the specific event you need. Each information packet is a resource guide for the event’s planning details, directions, check-in, closing celebration, mail, packing lists and more. Registered campers will receive these info packets in the mail in May.

2019 Information Packets will be posted in March 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions about church camp...

Who’s Going To Watch My Children?

Our events are led by volunteer directors from our local churches. These directors recruit counselors from within their church. All counselors receive a criminal history and sex offender background check. Standardized counselor to camper ratios are maintained at all of our camps; Primary through Middle School Campers are under the supervision of at least two counselors/staff at all times of the day, high school campers have some freedom but are still under adult supervision.

Ratios are:

  • Primary (grades K-2) – 2:10 (2 counselors for a group of 10 campers)
  • Elementary (grades 3-5) – 2:14
  • Middle School (grades 6-8) – 2:16
  • High School (grades 9-13) – 2:20

What About Special Dietary/Medical Needs?

In an effort to best serve you and your family, please feel free to contact us before signing up if you have concerns about the level of care your camper may need while at camp.

Impact 2818 offers a standard menu. We do not offer celiac or vegetarian menus at this time. If your camper has special doctor-directed dietary meal concerns, please contact the Camp Manager at the site your camper will be attending to make arrangements for sending food to supplement our menu. Any meals sent to the camp to be prepared by our staff for your camper will require a doctor’s note explaining the needs and allergy. We do not prepare raw foods from home; ready to warm meals only. Refer to allergen information online at impact2818.org/camps/faq.

Where Can I Find Scholarship Information?

Impact 2818 Scholarships has information about applying for and registering with a camp scholarship from Impact 2818.

What Should I Pack?

Sleeping Bag/Bedding, pillow, modest & weather-appropriate clothing, clothes for being outside at night (i.e. jeans and long-sleeve shirt), rain gear, tennis shoes, flip flops for showers, toiletries, towels (shower and beach), one-piece swimsuit, sunscreen, bug repellant, flashlight, Bible, pen & paper, money for merchandise, snacks, etc.

What Things Aren’t Allowed At Camp?

Do Not Bring: alcohol, tobacco, drugs, weapons of any kind, fireworks, explosives of any kind, pets, or food/snacks/beverages (see special dietary needs section above). Please, also refer to your information packet for the camp you’ve chosen for other specific items.

Camp Policy: No cell phones or communication devices are to be with campers or counselors.

In the digital age, we are immersed with constant contact and distractions through electronic devices.

We want campers to experience sanctuary…to be separated from the noise that is crowding our minds and attention, so as to best focus on the transforming message of the gospel. Time away from devices also encourages social conversations and relational engagement. Communication devices with photo and video also add the potential for increased safety risks that are difficult to effectively monitor.

Connect with your camper by sending USPS letters, camper emails, and notes in their luggage. Should any situation arise needing your attention, you will be immediately contacted by the camp staff. If you need us, all contact numbers can be found here and are monitored 24/7.

Cell Phone Policy Details

  • Cell phones and other communication devices are not permitted to be carried by campers, general volunteers or staff. Only Camp Management Staff and Directors are permitted to carry cell phones and communication devices on site to be used at appropriate times for camp business.
  • Camps will provide an alarm clock for each cabin and a wristwatch per each counselor bag/fanny pack to replace the use of a phone as a time telling device.
  • As a Conference Center, Epworth Forest permits campers and volunteers to carry cell phones at most of their events. Although limited use of cellular devices is encouraged to allow for a true retreat experience, devices are not prohibited unless otherwise noted in event materials.

Can We Check In Late Or Leave Early If It’s Absolutely Necessary?

There are no part-time registrations. The Spiritual Director must approve any instances of late arrival or early departure. We discourage late arrival and early departure for the benefit of the camper. The success of a camping experience is dependent upon full-time participation. In the event of an early departure or late arrival, no fee refund/pro-rating will be provided. In the event of any late arrival or early departure, transportation is the financial and physical responsibility of the camper’s family.

Can I Request A Roommate For My Camper?

We try our best to honor all roommate requests; however, we cannot guarantee requests. The volunteer leadership team makes cabin assignments for all Primary, Elementary, and Middle School camps, and High School camps at Camp Indicoso and Camp Rivervale. When a camper wishes to room with another camper(s), all campers must list each other as a roommate request on the registration form. Requests grouping more than 3 campers may not be carried out and a judgment call by the volunteer leader will decide who to pair together.

What If My Kids Have Problems?

The safety and well being of our campers is our highest priority. In the event of any situations necessitating your awareness, parents will be contacted. Please rest assured that your child is in safe hands, and we will contact you should there be any problems.

What If They Get Homesick?

Homesickness can occur at camp, even among experienced campers. At Impact 2818 camps, we encourage homesick campers to stay to the end of the event to allow them to truly experience camp. Our staff and volunteers are trained to help children through homesickness so that they have a great and positive camp experience. In the event that a camper becomes severely homesick, parents will be called by either the Spiritual Director or the Camp Manager so that the best decision can be made regarding your child.

Is There Any Way To Stay In Touch?

Photos and video will be taken of your camper while at camp and may be used for publicity purposes by Impact 2818. Additionally, many of those photos and video will be uploaded to our facebook sites. Directors and staff at each event will be posting updates throughout the day along with some photography and comments to help you know what is going on. You do not need to be a facebook user to access these sites. Your campers will not be able to see or respond to anything on these sites either. You can send your children mail and email. Information will be included in your information packet and a flyer is handed out during check-in which also contains more details.

Can My Camper Have Visitors?

To protect your children and to minimize homesickness, we have a very tight policy on visitors. Impact 2818 does not offer parent visitation days. Parents or guardians are discouraged from visiting and phoning a camper during their week of camp. Personal contacts from parents can have negative effects regarding homesickness and community building times. Remember, if there is a problem with your child, we will contact you. Pastors and youth/children workers are encouraged to visit campers during their week of camp. It is required that all visitors call ahead to schedule a visit date and time.  All other visitors are not allowed at camp for any reason.

Learn about Church Visitation Days…

Who Will Help My Child Take Their Medications?

Our camp staff will assist your child in keeping current on all medications.

  • All medication must be brought in its original labeled container and given to the Camp Medic at Check-In on the first day of camp.
  • All camper medication is stored and administered by the Camp Medic.
  • Inhalers, bee-sting kits and EpiPen’s are exceptions and are carried by the camper’s counselor (by them, if high school) and administered as needed.
  • Camp Adventure, Camp Indicoso, Camp Lakewood, Pine Creek Camp, and Camp Rivervale distribute first aid supply bags to each counselor to keep with him/her at ALL times throughout the week. This bag contains supplies for treating minor injuries.
  • At Epworth Forest, all supplies are stored and administered by the Camp Medic. During That Thing, campers should report to the First Aid Station for cuts, bruises, scrapes, or to receive any medical treatment. Medication is handled by the local church or can be administered by the Camp Medic.

What if My Camper Has a Food Allergy?

Impact 2818 only offers a standard menu. We do not offer celiac friendly or vegetarian menus. If you have special dietary doctor-directed meal concerns, please contact the Camp Manager at the site your camper is attending to make arrangements for sending food to supplement our menu. Menu selection and allergy information is available in the spring. Please be aware that much of what we prepare in the kitchen contains some of the most common top eight allergens: milk (dairy), eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy.

What About Head Lice?

Beyond being physically irritating, removing a lice infestation requires a multi-week processes of treatments and cleanings to purge the bugs and their eggs from a home. It is for this reason that we do lice checks at our elementary camps before campers are admitted. Campers with an active lice infestation will be sent home for treatment. They may return to camp 48 hours after beginning treatment, but must pass a lice inspection before being permitted to stay at camp. Campers may also transfer to a different week of camp at no charge. If a head lice infestation is discovered after check in, all campers in the cabin will be rechecked and a notification letter will be sent to all parents of campers at the event that head lice was found and their child may have been exposed.

Should I Be Worried About Weather?

Weather is monitored 24 hours a day. Camp Staff will alert leaders of possible severe weather approaching. All camp leaders are trained on where to take campers in the event of severe storms. During times of high heat, we often expand swim times and provide many additional hydration stops. During rainy days we modify the schedule to keep campers in buildings more.

What If Our Child Has Special Care Situations?

Our facilities are not yet designed for many with limited mobility and high medical needs campers. However, that should not rule out a camp experience for your child. Call us (888.628.2818) to explain the unique situations surrounding your camper so that we can discuss care situations (that may include caregiver attendance) to determine participation.

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