Parent Information, Forms, and Resources
Are you a parent sending your child to camp this summer? Everything you need to make your child's week at camp the best week ever is right here. Health forms, camp guides, packing lists, technology policies, directions to camp, and even instructions on how to follow your camper's program on facebook are found here on this page!
CONFIRMATION CAMP PARENTS: Please contact your congregation leader for health forms, departure forms, and confirmation camp parent guides. These documents are different than our regular youth/family camp documents and contain information specific to your congregation/confirmation camp session!
Forms, Camp Guides, and Directions to Camp
Health Forms for Youth & Adult Campers
Original copies of your child's/your health form(s) must be sent no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of your/your child's camping session to the site you/they will attend. (Imago Dei Village, Pine Lake Camp, or Waypost). Camp addresses are printed at the top of the health form. Please do not send health forms to our administrative office.
Please make a copy of the health form for your records before sending to your camp. If you/your child will be attending more than one session (even at the same site) with Crossways this summer, one health form for each session attended is required. The health form contains information about dietary needs as well as health and social/emotional needs that help our staff adequately prepare to serve you/your child's needs to the best of our ability.
For Pioneers, Pathfinders, Mavericks, Settlers, LIT Campers, and all child/youth Family and/or GrandparentKID Campers:
For Adult Family and/or GrandparentKID Campers:
Immunization Exemption Form - Because any camp has the potential for communicable diseases, we recommend that program participants are appropriately immunized for, at minimum, the following diseases: tetanus, mumps, measles, rubella, polio, smallpox, pertussis (whooping cough), and diphtheria. We recognize that some individuals may not be fully immunized for reasons that are biophysical (e.g., the individual is allergic to a serum component) or of personal choice (e.g., faith belief). This form is intended to gather information about individuals who are not fully immunized and is required for all campers who are missing immunizations required on our Summer Camper Health Form.
Camper Departure Forms
Every camper must have a departure form on file, signed by a parent/guardian, stating the names of adults authorized to pick the camper up from camp. We will not release any camper to any adult not listed on this form. Departure forms must be completed & signed by a parent/guardian and brought to camp to be turned in upon arrival/check-in.
Summer Camp Parent Guides - coming in spring 2018!
The parent guide includes our summer Bible study theme, packing lists, information on where to find directions to camp, as well as camp policies on technology, contacting your camper during the week, homesickness, and more. Be sure to read this document thoroughly at least two weeks before your child's week at camp!
Directions to Our Camps
We do not allow campers to have electronic devices with them while they are at camp. This includes, but is not limited to:
Follow your child's camp on Facebook while they're away!
Our camps post pictures and updates (severe weather updates, too) throughout the week. This is a great way to stay informed and connected! Click your camp below to find them on Facebook, and "like" to follow!
Why send your child to summer camp?
Here are some great resources that share all about why summer camp helps youth develop socially, mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually!
Good Book Alert:
Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow
Click the title above to check out this fabulous book about the benefits of summer camp for kids.