Who will be at Base Camp?
Base Camp serves individual campers who register online and we
also have youth groups that will be joining us.
What does my camper need to bring to camp?
Stay tuned for the What To Bring List! If you have any further questions, please
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. It allows for fun, high energy games, and for campers to get to know their counselors and other campers. Thrift stores are a great place to pick up theme night attire! Theme nights for 2019 coming soon!
When and where is drop off and pick up?
Drop off will be at our Doane Valley campus between 3:30 – 5:30 pm on Sunday. Camper Awards will begin Saturday at 10:00 am outside of the campers’ dorms. Our Closing Ceremony will begin shortly after in our meeting room. Here is a Camp Map.
How do I get to camp!?
Please see our Directions. *Please do not take the Nate Harrison grade.
Can I send mail to my camper?
WE LOVE MAIL! We highly recommend prewriting letters/packages and bringing them with you Sunday when you drop off your camper. This saves on postage and time in transit. Please label mail: Camp Location (Doane Site), Camp Attending/Dates, Camper Name, and the DAY you would like them to receive it. *Please be wary of sending food, as campers will only be allowed to eat it during their free time at camp. Check out our Palomar Cookie Packages! You can get your camper a dozen chocolate chip cookies to eat during Free Time and share with their friends. All proceeds will go to our Camper Scholarship Fund!
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 medications while 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
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, give us a call and we will make sure they get it.
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. There is a section in the forms (sent to your email when you register) where you can request a roommate. Note: We split up the cabins by 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 our Safety 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.
If you have questions please contact Trish Guinn at email@example.com.