SUMMER CAMP

PARENTS INFO

We can't wait till you get here and want to make sure you feel prepared upon your arrival.  Check out the details below to know when you're arriving, what to bring and more!

Opening Day - Drop off

Drop off is from 9:00-10:30 a.m. on Mondays. Please arrive during that time. WE CANNOT REGISTER CAMPERS BEFORE THAT TIME! We can register them later only if it’s absolutely necessary and if you advise us ahead of time. Final payment for camper fees is taken by cash, cheque, VISA or Mastercard.​

CLOSING DAY - PICK UP

Camp always seems to fly by but the fun won't stop yet.  Join us for our closing service with all three camps to hear your camper sing some songs and a message from our director.  After this service, you will have the chance to go see your child in action at their favourite skill!  Then enjoy lunch at the Ranch House to end your morning.

 

Closing service 10:00 a.m.

Skill time 10:45 a.m. - 12p.m.

Lunch 11:30 p.m.

 

Family and friends are welcome to attend. Please stay for the closing session. Campers love the chance to be together one last time and to say goodbye to friends and leaders. There will be an offering taken during the service for the operating fund of the camp. Please note that camper fees only cover about 3/4 of the actual cost.

Health Matters

  • During online registration, you will be required to give the camp a "health update" on the camper(s) you are registering.

  • All campers bringing medications or with allergies will need to see the nurse on opening day. Those without medications and allergies will be able to skip this station.

  • All prescription medications brought by campers must be turned in to the nurse on opening day. We do have basic over-the-counter medications on-site and you will get a list of these during online registration to select which you will allow our nurse to administer during your child's stay. Please do not send over-the-counter medications with your camper.

  • Emergency Inhalers and EpiPen's can be kept by campers after notifying the nurse that your child has this item.​

Packing List

WHAT TO BRING:  It is recommended to label all your child's belongings to ensure nothing is lost.

  • Bible (if you have one), pen and note pad

  • Sleeping bag and pillow

  • Towel, toiletries

  • Several changes of clothes, long pants for riding

  • Running shoes

  • Rain gear

  • Hat

  • Water bottle

  • Bathing suit (if modesty is in question the camper may be asked to wear a shirt over the swimsuit)

  • Warm jacket or sweater

  • Insect repellant and sunscreen

  • Flashlight​
     

DO NOT BRING:

  • Any electronic gadgets, music players, video game players

  • Cell phones (PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD’S CELL PHONE AT HOME FOR THE WEEK)

  • Liquor, tobacco, e-cigarettes/vapes and other "drugs" are not allowed.

  • Knives 

Poison Ivy notice

Dallas Valley is located in a natural environment, where Poison Ivy occurs in our valley.  Poison Ivy is normally low to the ground with three leaves coming out of one stem, the outside two leaves have jagged thumbs. Please show this to your camper and remind them that they may come in contact with it. Don’t be scared, on average about 1 camper a week comes to the nurse with symptoms, that’s only 0.5% of our campers. Sticking to the main paths and out of the bushes will greatly reduce their chances of getting Poison Ivy. If your child is, unfortunately, one of the 0.5%, these are the steps that they need to take. 

  1. Immediately wash your skin with lukewarm, soapy water. Wash your hands and take a shower making sure you soap your whole body. 

  2. Put on fresh clean clothes and shoes, keep contaminated clothes separate from clean ones.

  3. See the nurse for inspection, they will be able to keep an eye on you and may give you a lotion or send you to a clinic for treatment. Make sure if anything in your symptoms changes to go see the nurse right away. 

  4. Don’t wear any clothing or footwear that you were wearing when you came in contact with the Poison Ivy until after it is washed. If you notice your symptoms in the morning we’ll need to wash your sleeping bag and pillowcase as well.  If necessary we can wash contaminated articles at camp.

  5. Do not scratch it!  Scratching increases the chances of spreading poison ivy to other parts of your body.  Not touching it is the best way to help get rid of it.  Remember to see the nurse if anything changes in your symptoms.

Finances

CANCELLATION POLICY:

In case of cancellation, $25.00 of the $100.00 registration deposit will be refunded IF we are notified by Monday noon one week prior to your first day of camp. Otherwise, we will retain the entire $100.00 deposit. 

In order to accommodate the concerns of families, we have updated our refund policy.  A full refund will be issued to any camper who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been exposed to others who have.  In addition, if a week of camp has to be cancelled due to a directive of the local health authorities, a full refund will be issued. For more information on our response to COVID-19 Click Here​.

TUCK SHOP

The Dallas Valley "CANTEEN" is open Monday through Saturday. Ice cream products, pop, chips, chocolate bars and candy will be sold, as well as other camp paraphernalia. Campers will be asked to deposit their tuck money during check-in on Monday. $40.00 is recommended for the week.

Any unused funds will be refunded on Saturday morning before they leave.  All campers pick up their extra money at the Main Camp tuck shop.  DVRC clothing such as t-shirts and bunny-hugs will be sold on registration day, through the tuck shop during the week and on the closing day of camp.

FAMILY DISCOUNT

Family discounts are available for those with more than 2 children. Each registration after the first two at regular price will receive $35 off. You must notify the office if you qualify for this discount.

Specialty CAmps info

Horse Camps

Advanced Horsemanship: You must bring your own horse to this camp.

Western Riding: If you are bringing your own horse you must inform the office.

 

We require the following before you can unload your horse on our site:

  • 3 and 1 shots or 4 and 1 shots

  • West Nile Shot

  • Be Dewormed

We will gladly feed your horse with oats and hay but if it has a special diet you must bring your own feed.

Xtreme

  • All needed equipment is provided by camp(Bikes, helmets, masks, paintball guns, etc.), if you would like to bring your own you may do so, all equipment will be locked up in a shed when not in use during a skill.

Special NOTE

TO PARENTS

  • We will be issuing receipts by email to speed up our registration lines. Please ensure your email on file with us is accurate when filling out your registration form.

  • Some parents have been using camp receipts at income tax time. If you intend to do this, please keep the receipt issued to you by email.

  • We do the camper and cabin placements a few days before each camp session. We will do our best to honour their cabin mate preference indicated on the registration form.

  • Phone calls and visits to camp during the week are not permitted. Please call us only in case of an emergency and we will do the same for you. Please keep your child’s cell phone at home for the week. Thank you.

More Questions?

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