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Camp Planning Information

Access Your Impact 2818 Camp Registration Account Online

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 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. See below for 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 Impact2818.org/myaccount  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
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 20, before camp goes up to full price.
  • Due to COVID-19, the Early Bird Discount is extended for all of 2020 and will not be removed at any point this year.
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.
 
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.
Camp Adventure
Coming soon.
Epworth Forest Conference Center
Coming soon.
Camp Indicoso
Coming soon.
Camp Lakewood
Coming soon.
Moneto Camp & Retreat Center
Coming soon.
Pine Creek Camp
Coming soon.
Camp Rivervale Coming soon.

 

Behavior Agreement

All campers are required to sign the Camp Behavior Agreement.  It will be included in the info packet that is mailed mid-May, or you may download it here.  We encourage parents to go over this agreement with their camper before arrival.  The agreement can be turned in on-site at Check-In.  Or, if you are sending in a paper medical form directly to the campsite by mail, email, or fax, you may include the agreement form at that time.

 

Medical Forms

Medical forms for all 2020 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 (required for all Pine Creek events)

       – Pine Creek Family Camp Medical From

Camp Rivervale Medical Form

Volunteer Medical Form

 

Common Forms

Scholarship Form

+ 2020 Scholarship Application

Registration Forms

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

+ 2020 Paper Registration Form

+ 2020 Paper Family Camp Registration Form

+ 2020 REYOAD & Camp 139 Registration Form

 

Church Forms

+ iCash Agreement Form

+ Shepherd Program Form

 

 

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?

 

Camper Mail & Email

Send your campers emails, care packages, and letters during camp...

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