Important Parent Information

Our staff at Twin Peaks Bible Camp considers it a rich privilege and a serious responsibility to have your child with us in our camping program. Competent counselors and staff are carefully selected and supervised to provide a positive contribution to each camper. We accept the trust you place in us with a commitment to provide each camper with an experience that will be significant for years to come.

Utmost care is taken to protect the health of your child. A nurse is on hand at all times, and a medical facility is nearby in case of emergencies or illness. We are licensed by the State of Colorado and take great pride in meeting each requirement set by the State. Our heart’s desire is for every child to experience our summer camp, however, Twin Peaks Bible Camp is not set up to meet all medical or behavioral needs. If your child has a significant need, please contact us at info@tpbc-co.org or by calling 970.523.9077 prior to registering your child for camp.


FAQs

What Paper Work or forms do I need to submit?

All campers must have their own registration form, either online or paper form, filled out and signed (every year) by their parent or guardian. Each camper is also required to have a health form and immunization form filled out and signed by their parent or guardian as well as their physician after receiving a physical* every two years according to state laws and regulations(unless there have been changes to medication- in which case it must be updated by a physician every year). A physical* and a signature from a physician is required for the full completion of the health form. It is highly recommended that all health forms be submitted at least four weeks in advance of the start of camp to aid in the registration process.  In accordance with the Colorado Department of Public Health, camper health forms are required to be received by the camp two weeks prior for the camper to attend.

Registration/Health Form Information

Twin Peaks Bible Camp is making every effort to comply with the state’s regulations for the health and well-being of our campers. Please use the following checklist to help us make sure that all campers and staff are ready for a great time at camp. 

1. Fill out all parts of Registration Form.

 2. Fill out Health Certificate completely, including ALL required parent and physician signatures. The Physician’s Statement of Health is good for 24 months. That means a physical exam and doctor’s signature is necessary every other year. (But we do need a parent signature to provide care each year- this is the first section of the Health Form). We need this form sent in 2 weeks prior to the first day of camp. 

MEDICATIONS INFORMATION * ALL medications/supplements to be taken by your child at camp MUST be listed by name and include the dose, the route, and the time to be taken (E.g. Tylenol 160mg/5ml PO once daily at breakfast). The doctor must sign this list EVERY year. *Over-the counter medications/supplements must be in their original container and be on the signed list of medications/supplements in order for the camp to administer them. *Prescription medication must be in the ORIGINAL box or bottle/container from a licensed pharmacy, and include the pharmacy’s label with the camper’s name, directions for use, and the name of the prescribing practitioner.

 *This includes inhalers and epinephrine devices (Epi-Pens). If you have two Epi-Pens and do not want to lose the second one, remove one from the box and send one to camp in the original box from the pharmacy. You can also ask the pharmacy to put labels on the box as well as each Epi-Pens device when picking up the original prescription. The same goes for inhalers: pharmacies can label the box as well as the device at the time of filling the prescription. *Campers may self-carry their inhalers and Epi-Pens IF the physician has signed for him/her to do so, and if the parent has signed the same. Don’t forget to have these listed on the med list. (Hint: you both need to check-mark a box: “may/may not self-carry…” on the medication statements.) 

CHANGES TO VACCINE INFORMATION

 *Vaccine records must be updated to comply with Colorado State law. Please submit a new record every year that you turn in a new Physician’s Statement of Health (even if you’ve turned in a record previously). A standard print-out from a doctor’s office (such as All-Scripts) CANNOT BE ACCEPTED. Per CDPHE, records must be turned in on one of the following CDPHE-approved form: 

• Colorado Immunization Information System (C.I.I.S.) print-out

 • Colorado Department of Health and Environment (C.D.P.H.E.) print-out

 • A public (government) school print-out • YOU NEED TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR OR SCHOOL TO PRINT OUT ONE OF THESE FORMATS!! 

*If a camper/staff has received a new vaccine, an updated print-out must be turned in. 

*If your child is on a delayed vaccine schedule, please include a vaccine plan.

OR

* If he/she is considered partially vaccinated per the CDC schedule due to being exempted from certain vaccines, please turn in a signed, annual exemption for those vaccines which are included in the exemption. Per Colorado statute, a parent needs to use a state-provided form signed by a physician. For more in-depth information please follow this link: (https://cdphe.colorado.gov/vaccine-exemptions)

What is the Check-in/Check-out process? 

Check-In Process:

  • Check-in is on the Monday of your week at camp from 1:00-4:00pm (unless otherwise advertised). Upon arrival please look for a parking assistant to direct you to a parking spot. Due to State and County regulations pets need to remain at home or if you have a special circumstance and they need to accompany you please keep them in your vehicle. 
  • Upon exiting your vehicle please bring all medications, camp money and extra snacks to be checked in. Please leave all other luggage in your vehicle until after you have checked in. 
  • Please follow signs or directions from the parking assistant to begin the check-in process.
  • You will be given a number for your turn to see the Camp Nurse. Please understand that all campers will be seen by the nurse regardless if they have any medications to check in or not. 
  • After the nurse, campers will finish check-in with the Camp Registrar and pay any balance due, deposit store money and receive their cabin assignments. 
  • Parents/guardians are welcome to help their campers find and carry camper’s luggage to their cabin. (Cars must be left in the parking area so please be prepared to carry luggage to cabins.) 
  • Counselors will be awaiting your arrival in the cabins. They will help you find a bunk and get settled.
  • Your check-in is completed! We know it can be a lengthy process but it is necessary to insure we are following State guidelines and to ensure safety and a great week for your child!

Check-Out Process:

We invite Parents to join camp for breakfast at 8:00am. Following breakfast there will be a devotional and awards.  We would love to have you there to cheer for your camper and get a feel for the week of camp!

Check-out will immediately follow from 9:30-10:30am. All parents/guardians are required to check-out their camper with camp registrar. This will include collecting any remaining store money and medications that were checked-in with the nurse. Then check-out with camper’s counselor to collect their belongings. 

Please Note: Check-out can be a lengthy process. Please allow enough time in your schedule to ensure that we are able to meet all the necessary requirements.  

Will my child with Food allergies or dietary restrictions be able to attend camp?

We will make every effort to accommodate your camper’s food allergy and dietary needs.  If you would like to discuss your child’s diet or our camp menus, you can contact us by calling 970-523-9077(office) or 970-487-3891(camp) at least two weeks before your child’s camp. If we are not contacted beforehand, it may not be possible to accommodate any special requests.

Can my child with special needs attend?

Our heart’s desire is for every child to experience our summer camp, however, Twin Peaks Bible Camp is not set up to meet all medical or behavioral needs. If your child has a significant need, please contact us at info@tpbc-co.org or by calling 970.523.9077 prior to registering your child for camp.

WHAT TO BRING

Make sure to send campers with clothing you are okay with them possibly losing or getting dirty. Please label everything, and go through your child’s things with them so that they will recognize what belongs in their bag

Items needed for a great camping experience:

  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pencil/ Pen
  • Toiletries
  • Towels & Wash Cloths
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Flashligh
  • Sleeping Bag / Sheets & Blanket (twin size)
  • Pillow / Pillow Case
  • Waterproof Flip-flops
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Hiking Boots
  • Backpack
  • Light Jacket
  • Sweatshirt

DRESSING FOR CAMP

Bring clothes appropriate for the activities, weather, and modesty for camp.

Clothes appropriate for camping are imperative for a fun and comfortable experience. This means good shoes for running & hiking, waterproof flip flops for the showers, warmer clothes for cool evenings, rain jacket, shorts, jeans, comfortable t-shirts, and pajamas. Remember modesty is important in keeping with a Christian testimony. Shorts are expected to be an appropriate length and no tank tops or midriffs.

EXTRA MONEY

Crafts, Offerings, Snacks and Souvenirs.

Campers are encouraged to bring money ($20 – $60) for snack shop, crafts, souvenirs, and offerings. While campers are responsible for their possessions, extra money is not permitted in the campers cabins. All monies will be deposited in the Camp Bank where the campers will be able to access it throughout the week, and at the end of the week refunds will be returned to the campers. Campers will be able to purchase soft drinks, candy and souvenirs at the snack shop, and a variety of craft projects during camp.

WHAT TO NOT BRING

Items that will detract from the camp experience:

  • iPods / MP3 Players
  • Comic Books / Magazines
  • Pocket Knives
  • Any Electronic Devices*
  • Radios / CD Players
  • Guns / Weapons**
  • Snacks***
  • Cell Phones / Smart Phones

* Alarm clocks only are permitted, but the counselor must approve campers wishing to wake up earlier than the morning bell.
** Bow & arrows are permitted, but will be held by the director for the duration of camp and used only during archery hours.
*** Unless needed for dietary restrictions

What safeguards do you use to protect children in an overnight camp setting?

Our staff at Twin Peaks Bible Camp considers it a rich privilege and a serious responsibility to have your child with us in our camping program. Competent counselors and staff are carefully selected and supervised to provide a positive contribution to each camper. We accept the trust you place in us with a commitment to provide each camper with an experience that will be significant for years to come.

Counselors Undergo the Following Screenings:

  • Applicants submit multiple personal references 
  • Counselors are screened with two forms of background checks from the State of Colorado

Counselors meet with and are accountable to Camp Director/Staff all throughout each and every day. It is a team effort!

How do you train your Counselors/Staff?

Counselors Undergo the Following Trainings: 

  • State and County Health Department Standard Precautions, which deal with protection against infectious diseases and sanitary practices
  • CPR training 
  • Training on multiple safety, emergency and evacuation protocols
  • Where safety and health equipment and medical professionals are located at the Camp
  • Identification and reporting of abuse and neglect to appropriate Camp Staff and the State of Colorado Professionals according to Colorado State Laws 
  • How to identify and address various critical incidents
  • Who and what Camp leaders are responsible for the various activities and programs at the Camp 
  • The Camp’s schedule and activities and how to lead campers in them. 
  • The Gospel ministry of instructing and leading campers in how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • How to lead Bible devotional studies with campers and then how to help the campers in having their own personal devotional Bible studies

Tips for first time parents and campers:

Many parents are concerned about their first-time campers getting homesick. Our Camp Nurse is trained to help campers who may have a natural tendency to feel homesick. If a child is showing signs of homesickness for more than 24 hours, parents will be contacted to create an action plan which may include the child going home. Here are things you can do to help before they come:

  • Have your child spend a night or two away from home to prepare for his or her first camp experience.
  • Practice doing daily routines independently with younger campers like dressing, self-care, showering and applying sunscreen.
  • Send a special stuffed animal along.
  • Tell them how proud you are of them.
  • Make sure to have letters and a care package for them throughout the week.
  • Have your child sign-up and bunk with a close friend.
  • Stay positive! Children often sense other’s insecurities.

How can I send letters or care packages to my child?

Care packages and letters from home may be sent to:

*Camper’s Name*
C/O Twin Peaks Bible Camp
General Delivery
Collbran, CO 81624

This address is only for the week(s) of camp. DO NOT send registration/ health forms to this address!

Please do not send snacks or extra money in letters/packages as campers are not allowed to have them in their cabins. Letters should be mailed out no later than Wednesday for your camper to receive them. 

How does spending money work at camp?

Campers are encouraged to bring money ($20 – $60) for snack shop, crafts, souvenirs, and offerings. While campers are responsible for their possessions, extra money is not permitted in the campers cabins. All monies will be deposited in the Camp Bank where the campers will be able to access throughout the week, and at the end of the week refunds will be returned to the campers. The camp uses a punch card system, which remains in the store, to keep track of amount spent.  Campers will be able to purchase soft drinks, candy and souvenirs at the snack shop, and a variety of craft projects during camp.

May my child request to be placed in the same cabin as a friend?

While registering for camp there is a place on the registration form to indicate who your child would like to be a cabin buddy with. We do our best to assign your child to a cabin that has someone they know. Please understand that if your child has more than one friend at camp we cannot guarantee that they will all be placed together. But please don’t worry! There are many opportunities for friends to socialize outside of their cabin groups. 

Sample Schedule

A TYPICAL DAY

7:00AM | MORNING WAKE UP BELL RINGS

7:45AM | FLAG RAISING
Every morning the campers and staff will gather around the flag pole to pledge allegiance to the American flag, the Christian flag, and pray to bless the day and breakfast.

8:00AM | BREAKFAST

8:45AM | MORNING CHORES
Each cabin is assigned a different chore for each day to keep the grounds and facilities looking great. After breakfast is a chance for the campers to complete their daily chore and make sure their cabins are clean to earn the most points in the Merit Contest.

9:00AM | MORNING CHAPEL

11:00AM | MORNING ACTIVITY TIME
After morning chapel the craft cabin opens for the campers to create something memorable during their free time. They also have some scheduled games against other cabins to participate in the Sports Contest.

12:15PM | LUNCH AND MAIL CALL

12:45PM | REST HOUR

1:45PM | FREE TIME AND AFTERNOON GAMES BEGIN
After lunch and a time of rest in their cabins, the campers have more free time and scheduled games. During the afternoon free time the snack cabin, the craft cabin, and the archery range is open for the campers to enjoy.

5:00PM | DINNER

6:30PM | SURPRISE HOUR
A surprise activity is planned for every evening after dinner- the activity can range from capture the flag, relay races, scavenger hunts, or a range of other games.

8:00PM | EVENING CHAPEL

9:30PM | CABIN DEVOTIONS
After evening chapel, all the campers gather back at their cabins with counselors and take some time to get ready for bed and read from God’s Word together.

10:00PM | BED TIME – LIGHTS OUT