FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN MY SON/DAUGHTER REQUEST TO BE IN A CABIN WITH SPECIFIC FRIENDS AND/OR COUNSELORS?
Yes! There is space on the registration form for friend and leader requests. We will do our very best to assure each student gets at least one of their requests.
WHO ARE THE COUNSELORS? CAN PARENTS COME AS COUNSELORS?
Our counselors are all adult volunteers who have gone through the extensive Saddleback Student Ministries volunteer onboarding process, which includes an FBI background check, fingerprinting, staff interview, orientation, and training. Any parent interested in coming as a counselor can contact Jessica Gulino - email@example.com
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE STAYING IN EACH CABIN?
Depending on the size of the cabin, capacities will be from about 6-15 people. Individual cabins will only be accessible to the campers and counselors staying in them.
WHAT IS THE STUDENT TO LEADER RATIO?
There will be one adult leader for every five students at camp. Each cabin will have at least two adult counselors.
HOW DOES TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM CAMP WORK?
We will be taking charter busses to and from camp. The busses will depart from and return to Saddleback Church Lake Forest.
MY SON/DAUGHTER HAS DIETARY RESTRICTIONS – WHO DO I CONTACT ABOUT THAT?
The Thousand Pines dining staff is very accommodating with dietary restrictions and allergies. Please list any restrictions and/or allergies your son/daughter has on their registration and we will pass these along. You are also more than welcome to call the camp yourself! Their number is: 909-338-2705.
WHAT IF MY SON/DAUGHTER GETS HOMESICK WHILE AT CAMP?
It happens! Our counselors and support staff will do our best to help your son/daughter get through their homesickness and will keep you in the loop when necessary. If, however, they are not able to bounce back after 24 hours, we will call you to come pick them up.
I’M NOT SURE IF I CAN AFFORD THE COST FOR CAMP – WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
We don’t want finances to stand in the way of your son/daughter coming to camp. We have payment plans and scholarships available based upon need. If you would like more information about these options, you can contact Nikki Campagna on the JHM Lake Forest staff – firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's the difference between the two weeks of camp?
Nothing! Both weeks are exactly the same. Because of Saddleback’s size, we can't all fit in one week at Thousand Pines. We love Thousand Pines so much that we would rather do two weeks of the same camp than one week with less students able to attend.
If you have any additional questions, please email Nikki Campagna at email@example.com