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Frequently Asked Questions
What makes your camp the right choice for my child?
At Camp Sequoia Lake, we know how to make learning fun and rewarding. We know the world is full of challenges. We believe that Camp Sequoia Lake will help your child develop the skills necessary to face those challenges head-on. Whether it is the importance of teamwork, honesty, communication, or setting achievable goals, Camp Sequoia Lake will invest the best skills into your child's heart and mind.
How do you deal with homesickness?
We take the time to talk with each camper about their homesickness. The first time away from family or familiar faces can be a little scary ( for the parents and the camper). Very rarely do any campers go home from camp due to homesickness. On the whole, our campers are acclimated within 72 hours of arrival.
Is there a limit to how much my kid can bring with them?
While we provide a packing guide as a recommendation, our general thought is "Pack only what is necessary." Space is limited on each bus, so pack as lightly as possible.
How do I Contact You in case of Emergency?
Will my child be able to call me or use social media while at camp?
Camp Sequoia is in a mountainous region with extremely limited cell phone service. Further, we expressly ask that you do not send cell phones to camp. To foster interpersonal communication while at camp, we need the campers to feel comfortable interacting with their peers. Cell phones prohibit this type of interaction.
Can you accommodate Special dietary restrictions at Camp?
We offer a vegetarian option at every meal. However, if your child is severely allergic to particular types of food (for example, peanuts), we cannot guarantee the kitchen preparation will not come in contact with certain items. In extreme cases, you can send food with your camper for the week. Please contact us for further information.
How Do I Know My Child Will Be Safe at Camp?
Safety is our highest priority during camp. Our Directing staff has well over 100 combined years of experience with outdoor camps.
1.) We have a full-time Certified Registered Nurse
2.) We have three professional Firefighter/Paramedics who serve in our camp medical clinic.
3.) We have a professional Law enforcement member and ex-law enforcement member as staff.
3.) All waterfront activities have nationally accredited Life Guards on duty.
4.) All counselors are in contact via portable two-way radios
5.) We have safety plans for evacuations and shelter for medical events and emergencies.
6.) The Camp has a satellite phone for emergencies.
7.) The staff-to-camper ratio is maintained low to ensure 24-hour supervision.
What Activities are offered at Camp?
Hiking, Canoe, paddleboards, High and low ropes course, climbing wall, arts, crafts, theater, archery, zip lines, campfires, swimming, and fishing.
Deposits for summer camps are nonrefundable.
Refund Policy Program fees will be returned if one of the following conditions are met:
There is a medical reason that the member can no longer attend. A doctor’s note will be needed to confirm.
The member’s family has moved out of the District supported by the Club;
If BGC/GCV determines a credit card has been charged in error, BGCGCV will refund the amount charged in error within 3 business days of identifying the error.