Middle School Winter camp

MSM Winter camp: February 18-21, 2022

Winter camp FAQ

Every winter we have the opportunity to take students up to Hume Lake for winter camp. All students stay in comfortable lodge rooms with 9 other students and one trained, screened, background-checked adult leader who helps guide their group through the week and process what they are learning. Click here to learn more about our host for the week- Hume Lake Christian Camps.

We will meet at 8am on Friday, February 18.

We will return around 4-6pm on Monday, February 21.

Winter Camp registration is open to current Middle School Students in the 6-8th grades.

The cost for camp is $331, or $320 if you pay by check or cash.

Yes! There is space on the registration to put one friend request down.  We cannot guarantee multiple friends will be in the same cabin, but can at least accommodate one friend request.

Yes! We will meet at Calvary and take charter buses to and from camp.

We will be following whatever the current protocols dictate at the time of camp in February.  Our best guess is that masks will be required in situations that students are inside and unable to socially distance.  The two environments this may affect is the bus ride to and from camp, and chapel services.  We hope by the end of January to have more solid information regarding masks.
 
We never want a student to not attend because they cannot afford it. Scholarships are available!  
 

If camp cannot happen because of covid-19 all camp costs will be refunded or can be applied to camp at Calvary.

The short answer is no! While this camp is unapologetically a bible-based, Christian experience, we welcome all students to join us to ask serious question about faith and consider who Jesus is. Each year dozens of students who do not attend church come with us and find the experience fun, informative, and helpful in their own understanding of faith!

We focus on recreation, worship, and teaching, and we this platform to encourage students to take their next steps with Jesus.

Free time activities include sledding, ice-skating, broom hockey, mechanical bull, snowboard run, and the box-sled blitz.

Click here to give to our scholarship fund! Your generosity helps make sure every student gets the opportunity to experience a life-changing weekend of camp!

To have your child attend camp Hume Lake is asking that everyone attending camp gets covid tested. Your student cannot attend camp without being tested and bringing a copy to camp check-in on Friday morning February 18th.

Everyone attending Winter Camp will:

  • Strive to minimize exposure to anyone with possible COVID exposure.
  • Have a negative PCR COVID test 72 hours (Tuesday 2/15 or later) prior to camp or a negative Antigen COVID test 24 hours (Thursday 2/17) prior to camp. This is needed regardless of vaccination status.
  • Complete a pre-arrival health screening.

Pre-arrival testing allows for minimal changes to the experience at camp.

  • The chapel will be at normal capacity without extra spacing or mask requirements.
  • Dining will be at normal capacity without extra spacing at tables or mask requirements.
  • Masking will be encouraged for indoor spaces but not required.
  • A high-tech Thermo scan will check everyone’s temperature as they go to breakfast on Saturday mornings. It’s a mid-camp check.

One of the hardest parts of camp is when we have a guest test positive for COVID. Hume Lake’s Health team has some great protocols to minimize the spread of any sickness during Winter Camp. If a student or leader tests positive the following steps will happen:

  • The camper’s parent/guardian will be contacted by phone.
  • The youth pastor or counselor will be notified by a lead counselor.
  • Close contact cabin/roommates will be isolated.
  • The entire cabin will be asked to return home.
  • In some cases, everyone that rode in the same vehicle (car, van, or bus) may be asked to return home.

You can read the details of our Health Practices at hume.org/health-practices.

We strongly recommend making your testing appointment as early as possible, as testing availability may be limited. Most of the free testing options will fill up fast. There are options to get free PCR tests through insurance but rapid tests cost $99-$221 depending on where you get tested.

Testing Resources (we are exploring an option of getting tested Tuesday or Thursday at Calvary for a discounted price)

Examples of Valid Tests
PCR or Rapid Antigen Tests administered at a doctor’s office, clinic, hospital, urgent care, CVS or pharmacy, county or public health departments, etc. Hume will not accept a self-administered test at home.
 

Questions? Email our middle ministry administrative assistant Courtney Lopez at courtney.lopez@calvarywestlake.org.