What to Bring to Camp/FAQ

  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, etc.)
  • Clothing for all weather (jeans, t-shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, hat, pajamas, underwear, swimsuit)
  • Hat/head-covering for sunny days; raincoat for rainy days
  • Running shoes, and rubber boots or cowboy boots (no flip-flops or sandals)
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Bible (if you have one)

Optional Items:

  • Camera
  • Flashlight

Please DO NOT Bring:

  • Cell phones, electronic games, iPods, etc.
  • Flip flops
  • Pocket knives
  • Candy, pop, or any other food
  • Cigarettes, alcohol or drugs

When do I arrive?

Please plan to arrive at camp on Sunday between 4:30-5:30pm. Our camp program officially begins at 6:00pm and all goodbyes will need to be said by that time. Please do not arrive early as we will be in staff meetings and we are unable to provide supervision before 4:30pm.

Where do I go when I arrive?

When you arrive at Birch Bay Ranch, a staff member will greet you and ask the name of the camper. You will be directed to your child's cabin. At the cabin you will meet their cabin leader and will choose a bed. You will have to sign in your camper. All other forms and releases have already been filled in online.

Is there supper on Sunday?

There is supper is provided for the campers. 

What about medication for the week?

ALL medication - whether prescription or over-the-counter, MUST be taken to the nurse and logged in. The cabin leader will direct you to the nurses station.

Do we need to bring any money for candy, etc?

No, your camper will not require any additional money. You have already paid for their "tuck" (candy store) in your camp fee. On Friday the souvenir store will be open (cash or credit card) if you want to buy souvenirs or if you want pop, ice cream, choc bars during the finale.

When is pick up at the end of the week?

Pick up is on Friday at 6:00pm. You will require your child's ID number and will need to sign your child out. When you arrive at the Ranch you will be greeted and given a program. You will be directed to pick up your child and all their belongings. (You may then want to park up by the horse arena so you can leave easier at the end of the evening). There is a BBQ for all campers and their guests beginning at 6:00pm. At 7:00pm we will all meet in the grandstands by the horse arena for our FRIDAY FINALE.

What if I need to reach my child during the week?

If you want to reach your child during the week, please call the Ranch office 780-922-2883 and we will ensure a message is delivered to your child.