How do I register?
1) Choose the program for which you would like to register
2) Register online HERE!
You may also register by printing a registration form HERE
getting one from your church (if they are one of our member
churches.) Once you have completed the form, send it by mail
along with your deposit, to the camp at the address below.
8241 Carnation Rd. SE
Bergholz, OH 43908
Register early to take advantage of our lowest rates!
3) Watch your mailbox for a follow-up confirmation letter.
How do I know if my child is old enough for a specific program?
Program ages are determined by the year of school your child will be entering into in the fall.
How can I pay?
We accept Cash, Checks, Money Orders and Credit Cards. If you are pre-paying with a credit card, you will need to complete your registration process through our online system here: REGISTER ONLINE.
What if my church is paying all or part of the camp tuition?
The camp will bill your church only if an authorized person at your church has signed the registration form and filled in the amount they are willing to pay. Otherwise, full payment will be due at the time of registration.
Are your staff/faculty members screened?
All full-time staff, and program faculty undergo a background check prior to working at the camp.
When/Where is drop off and pick up?
For directions to the camp, click HERE
The following programs take place on Main Side (check-in at
Day Camp - 9-10am PICKUP: 4:00pm
1st-2nd Grade Camp - 6-7pm PICKUP: 6:00pm
Icebreakers Camp - 6-7pm PICKUP: 10:00am
4th-6th Grade Camps - 6-7pm PICKUP: 10:00am
Middle School Elective Camp - 6-7pm PICKUP: 10:00am
The following programs take place at the Retreat Center (check-
in at Retreat Center Porch:
Middle School Camp - 6-7pm PICKUP: 10:00am
High School Camp - 6-7pm PICKUP: 10:00am
Mother/Daughter Camp 6-7pm PICKUP: 10:00am
The following programs take place at our Wilderness Camp
(check-in at Wilderness pavilion):
4th-6th Wilderness - 3-4pm PICKUP: 10:00am
Wilderness 1-3: 3-4pm PICKUP: 10:00am
Father/Son - 6-7pm PICKUP: 10:00am
Middle School Expedition 3-4pm PICKUP: 10:00am
What do we do upon arrival at the camp?
Those who have paid in full at least 3 days prior to the start of camp may get in the Express Line to check-in.
Those who still owe money (or paid the balance less than 3 days prior to the start of their program) will need to go through the regular registration line.
Can my child room with a friend?
There are no assigned bunks/dorms. If your camper wishes to room with a friend, please arrange this with the friend before the day of registration, and both plan to arrive early to ensure an early choice at bed location.
What do I pack/Is there a dress code/what items are prohibited?
See our Packing List (Dress Code included).
What if the weather is really hot?
Camper safety is of utmost importance here. We ensure that the campers have access to water. Additionally, the Chapel, Dining Hall, Retreat Center, and Girls Dorms 3 and 4 are air-conditioned.
Can I send over-the-counter or prescription medications with my child?
Yes, but note that any medication must be in it’s original container and will be turned into the camp Medical Aide along with a completed Medication Permission Form at registration, and will be distributed as instructed throughout the week.
Does my child need to bring money?
Your child will need money for missions offering, as well as for purchasing snacks and souvenirs from the camp store. “Elk Bucks” may be purchased at the store during registration, and can be used in the store. These cards include a space for the campers name so that it can be returned to the proper camper if found. Items in the store include snacks, candy bars, drinks, shirts, stuffed animals, jewelry and other toys and souvenirs
Mission tokens may be purchased at the store and used for offering.
What is camp food like?
We do our best to offer fun and nutritious meals. Typical Breakfasts have cereal, milk, and juice along with hot items like eggs, and bacon or sausage, or biscuits and gravy. Lunches generally include a salad bar, sandwich, a side, a drink, and a dessert. Dinners are more substantial and include meals such as spaghetti, veggies, salad, a dessert and drinks. There will also be a couple of snacks offered during the week.
Can I send mail to my child?
Absolutely! Campers love getting mail from home. You can write letters ahead of time & drop them in the mailbox in the store, or mail them using the following format:
C/O Elkhorn Valley
8200 Carnation Rd. SE
Bergholz, OH 43908
You can also purchase items from the store and arrange to have them delivered throughout the week – see store for details.
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