What does the cost cover?
Cost is all inclusive: housing, food, all activities, seminars by world thought
leaders, curriculum (books, workbooks, etc.), webinars, books, transportation,
supplies for service projects, t-shirt, camp photos and video.
Who will be teaching the seminars?
What will they be learning during their time at camp?
How can I communicate with my camper?
Our goal is that parents will see their students on the daily uploaded pictures. Communication will be facilitated with letters delivered by mail. This is great because of the benefit of hand writing and the development of mindfulness required for organizing thoughts and then writing them down. At Camp Unplugged we don’t wish to deny communication between a parent and their teen. However, the teen will gain independence and develop communication skills through good old fashioned letter writing . Also, phone calls typically cause home sickness more often than decreasing it. That is why at Camp Unplugged we will make sure you see your student at least every few days if not every day on the uploaded photos. Students will always be allowed to call home in a case of illness or family emergency.
Will campers get a chance to do laundry?
Yes, they will do laundry once a week during their stay. We suggest bringing a week's worth of clothes.
What is a theme night?
One of our favorite traditions here at Palomar are our theme nights. Theme nights are a chance for campers to dress up for particular themed activities. This 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! Stay tuned for 2019 theme nights!
Where will camp be located?
Camp Unplugged is located at Doane Valley, a 1/2 mile from main camp. Instead of turning left off of State Park Rd into our main camp property, keep going straight and follow the signs to "School Camp". Please call us if you have questions about Doane Valley.
When and where is drop off and pick up?
Drop off time will be between 3:30pm – 5:30pm on Sunday. Camper Awards will begin Saturday at 10:00am outside of the campers’ dorms, and our Closing Ceremony will begin shortly after.
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: Camper Name, Camp Attending/Dates, 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 Care Packages!
How much money should I send with my camper?
We have a gift shop that includes candy and apparel. Usually $100 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 be accepted.
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, but phone calls home are discouraged.
Can I make a roommate request?
Yes. There is a section in the forms (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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.