What does my camper need to bring to camp?
Here is our What To Bring List. If you have any further questions
please email Camps@palomar.camp.
What is a theme night?
One of our favorite traditions here at Palomar is our theme nights.
Theme nights are a chance for campers to dress up for particular themed activities.
When and where is drop off and pick up time?
Drop off time will be between 4 – 6 pm on Friday. Pick up will be at 1 pm Sunday afternoon.
How do I get to camp?
Please see our Directions. *Please do not take the Nate Harrison grade.
Can I pay my balance when I come to camp?
Yes, however, we strongly suggest doing it online through your camp account or over the phone beforehand.
How much money should I send with my camper?
We have a gift shop that includes candy and apparel. Usually, $50 covers more than enough. When you come and pick your camper up, the gift shop will be open to make last-minute purchases.
What if my camper takes medication? All medications must be administered
by our trained staff. If your camper needs to take medication at camp, you must turn
them in when you arrive on Sunday in a plastic bag with the Medication Form.
All over-the-counter and non-prescription drugs must remain in the ORIGINAL
CONTAINER. All prescription medications must be in a PHARMACY-LABELED
container with the camper’s name on it. Loose pills will not be accepted.
Can I call my camper or can my camper call home?
To discourage homesickness, our policy is that campers will only call home in an
emergency. If you need us to get a message to your camper, we will make sure they
receive it during mail call.
What if my camper gets homesick?
PCCC counselors are trained on how to deal with homesickness. If the counselor
needs extra help, leadership will have a conversation with the camper and we will call the parents as a last resort.
Can I make a roommate request?
Yes, when you register your camper you can let us know who they would like to room with and we will accommodate as best we can. Note: We split up the cabins by gender and ages and usually we only have a 1-2 year difference in each.
What is the camper/counselor ratio?
1 counselor to 7 campers.
How do you select your counselors? Do you do background checks?
PCCC understands that the counselors have the largest impact on the campers and take hiring very seriously. All counselors have a strong relationship with the Lord and desire to serve Him by loving on campers this summer! Every full time and seasonal staff member gets background checked and they go through an intense interviewing process. Check out ourSafety page or call us if you have more specific questions about your child’s safety at camp.
What if there is a medical emergency?
All of our counselors and staff are CPR and First Aid Certified. If there was a life-threatening emergency, our first responder is a fire department that is eight minutes away. Please check our Facebook Page and we will update you with the information we have about emergencies.
Can dietary needs be accommodated?
Yes they can. When you register, please let us know your needs and we will accommodate appropriately.