FAQ

Q. Are YOU AFFILIATED WITH A DENOMINATION OR A CHURCH?

A. Coldstream is an independent, non-denominational camp. 

 

Q. DO your staff undergo background checks?

A.  Staff who are 18+ (the legal minimum for background checks) and spending time with the campers in cabins all undergo criminal background checks during the hiring process. 

 

Q. When is pickup/drop-off time for camps?

A. Drop-off times for for each overnight camp begin at 10 am. Closing ceremonies, which parents are welcome to attend, begin at 11 am each Friday. Closing ceremonies end at 12 pm and campers are released at that time. 

Day camp begins at 9 am each regularly scheduled day. Pickup time is 5 pm that same day; closing ceremonies for day camp begin at 5 pm on the last day of camp (parents are welcome to attend).

ALL PARENTS & GUARDIANS MUST BE ON THE APPROVED DRIVING LIST AND PRESENT ID TO PICK UP THEIR CHILD. 

 

Q. WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS AN ALLERGY OR A DIETARY RESTRICTION?

A. Coldstream is well-equipped to handle your child's special needs! Our kitchen staff is both experienced and conscientious when it comes to food allergies or dietary restrictions; food is kept separate during prep/service to ensure no cross-contamination. Families who need to bring their child's own meals are welcome to, as well. 

Coldstream has a certified nurse on campus 24 hours a day to administer medication, treat minor injuries, and assess emergencies. Each senior staff member is also First-Aid/CPR certified and holds a list of all allergies/dietary restrictions. Both senior and junior staff are taught during training how to handle medical emergencies and where to go. 

If you have any additional questions regarding your child's specific needs, please feel free to contact abigail@coldstreamchristiancamp.org. 

Q: MY CHILD HAS COMPLETED second GRADE/FIFTH GRADE/EIGHTH GRADE. What camp do i sign them up for?

A: We enroll for our camps based on the grade your camper will be in next fall. Therefore, if you have an eighth grader who will be a freshman in the fall, they will register for high school camp. Students who have completed second grade will be eligible for elementary camp. Those who have finished fifth grade will be eligible for middle school camp.

Seniors who have recently graduated may attend high school camp.

Q. HOW DO YOUR CO-ED CAMPS WORK? WHAT does HOUSING LOOK LIKE? Showering?

A. Boys and girls are separated into boys and girls cabins. Each cabin is strictly male OR female and has a minimum of 2 male OR female staff. No cabins are mixed gender. Male and female bathrooms are all separate with privacy curtains and frosted windows. Boys and girls (staff and campers) are all required to follow the 'rule of three' and all mixed-gender groups are supervised by adults at all times. Counselors spend the night in the cabins and are with their campers 24 hours a day. 

 

Q. MY QUESTION ISN'T LISTED HERE. 

A. We want to provide as much peace of mind as possible for the parents trusting us with their children for a week of camp! Please email abigail@coldstreamchristiancamp.org with your questions.