Bootcamp Q & A
No. We understand that situations could arise that could prevent a child from attending during the week. However, our weekly rate is priced to be affordable to all families. The weekly rate ($95) is the same regardless of the number of days your child attends during the week.
Q. What does the weekly camp cost of $95 cover
Cost for camp covers breakfast (5 days per wk) and lunch (4 days per wk). Academic lessons from certified teachers, weekly field trips, camp sports, activities and a camp t-shirt. Also, one week of Camp Tilikum day camp in Newberg. (1st – 8th grade students)
Q. Is there a discount for multiple children from the same household attending camp?
Only in regards to the registration fee ($100 for a family). Families needing assistance with the attendance of multiple children enrolled in camp may choose to apply for a partial community or church scholarship. Our goal is to not turn away any child based on financial need.
Q. I see that children can attend Camp Tilikum as part of their Mt. Olivet Summer Boot Camp. Is this camp overnight?
Mt. Olivet attends Tilikum’s day camp program the 2nd week of our camp, July 3 - 7. All 1st - 8th graders are bused daily to Newberg, Oregon for day camp and will return to Mt. Olivet every evening. NO CAMP ON JULY 4TH.
Kindergarten students will attend camp at the Mt. Olivet north campus July 3 - 7 and will go on a field trip Wednesday of that week!
Q. Do we have to register for all eight weeks of camp?
We’d love to have campers attend all eight weeks! However, we only require a four week minimum, 2 weeks must be consecutive. For example, you can sign up for four weeks and come the first and last two weeks of camp. You may also choose to do your four weeks consecutively anytime during the 8 weeks of camp.
Q. We completed the medical form last year, must we complete another one this year?
Yes! The Medical Release form is for Mt. Olivet and Camp Tilikum, the form must be completed by ALL attending campers K-8th grade annually!
Q. Is there early drop-off at camp?
Yes. Pre-camp is designed for early drop off at 7:45 am, supervision of your children is not provided prior to that time. We ask that parents sign in their children at 7:45 am. Children will participate in morning fitness, group games, and breakfast during the pre-camp time.
Q. What time does day camp start and end?
Camp hours are from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Morning Assembly begins at 8:30 am in the Multi-Purpose Room. The day camp day ends at 4:30 pm following group team time. We ask that parents please plan their schedule and arrange pick-up for their child between 4:30-4:45 pm daily. Supervision after that time is not provided and we will be subject to charge your account $5 for every 15 minutes you are late after 4:45 pm.
Q. Can I pick up my child early?
We encourage you to have your child at camp all day, however, we are willing to arrange early pick up with advance notice. Please note some afternoon activity rotations are held off campus and groups will not return to the campus until 4:30 pm. (Example: tennis lessons are held at Columbia park)
Q. Who is required to have a background check?
All of the Summer Boot Camp Staff and any Volunteers over the age of 18 are required to complete a background check. Teen Volunteers submit an application and must go through an interview process and training before they are allowed to assist at camp.