Frequently Asked Questions

What can we bring for the “Emergency Bags?”

Each summer, we add a special activity. Some summers, this is rafting, rappelling, or rock climbing. This summer, the focus is on serving others. The elementary campers will be packing “Emergency Bags.” Middle School and High School will be volunteering at CrossFire Ministries in Colorado Springs. You can find more information at https://www.crossfireministries.org/ Regardless of what group your camper is in, we would like you to send items for the Emergency Bags. (See the attached list) Our goal is to pack 50 bags.

Items for the Emergency Bags:

  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap or body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Lip Gloss
  • Socks (adult)
  • Sunscreen
  • First aid kit (bandages, cleaning wipes, etc)
  • Facial tissues
  • Women’s toiletries
  • Shaving cream
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Gum
  • Hard Candy

We will pack these bags to be ready to hand out to the homeless and those in crisis.

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When should I arrive at Quaker Ridge to check in my child?

Registration will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 16. We cannot begin checking in campers until the Quaker Ridge Medical Staff is ready, therefore we will not be able to check in your camper before 3:00 p.m. If you arrive earlier, please feel free to walk around the camp. Please note, PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON CAMP PROPERTY. If you brink a pet, please leave them in your car until you leave camp property. (This is a Quaker Ridge rule, not an ABCRM rule.) Quaker Ridge Camp is located at 30150 N. Hwy 67, Woodland Park, CO  80863. It is about two miles up a dirt road from highway 67.

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When should I pick up my child from Quaker Ridge?

Camp ends on Saturday, July 22.  Campers can be picked up beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.  All campers must be picked up by 11:00 a.m. We must be off the Quaker Ridge Camp property by 12:00 noon so that the next group can begin setting up for their camp.

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What should my child pack for camp?

WHAT TO BRING

  • Sleeping bag, pillow and/or blankets and sheets for assigned bed. Quaker Ridge does not supply any bedding!
  • Towel, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, bag for dirty clothes, plastic bag for wet clothes, etc.
  • Water bottle, flashlight, extra batteries. (Seriously, bring a water bottle!)
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Bible, notebook, pens/pencils
  • Camper’s clothing needs to be modest. For girls, this includes a minimum inseam on shorts of at least three inches, midriffs covered, and shoulder straps at least two finger widths.  Boys pants will be expected to cover the top boxers/underwear (i.e. no droops).
  • Modest swimsuit (1 piece only for girls) and towel (guys please leave your “Speedo” at home)
  • Long pants and closed toe shoes for riding horses – no sandals, flip-flops, or slippers
  • Sweatshirt, fleece hoodie and long pants for campfire time at night
  • A cap, extra towel and extra pair of shoes are recommended
  • At least 6 changes of clothing
  • Rain poncho
  • Money for Snack Shack – soft drinks, t-shirts, candy, ice-cream, popcorn, etc.
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications. All medications must be in their original packaging with instructions.  All medications will be turned over to the camp nurse.
  • Campers with long hair should bring hair ties that securely hold hair back to keep it out of ropes and carabineers.
  • Did we mention that you should bring a water bottle?

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • Loop earrings (and other facial rings) should not be worn because of the potential of serious injury during many camp activities.
  • We recommend not wearing flip flops and open toed sandals at camp. It really hurts when you jam a tree root or branch into a toe when walking around camp!
  • Clothing that has “questionable” logos or words
  • Guns, explosives, wild animals, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs (Use common sense)
  • Your camper may bring their mobile phone, but they will be limited as to when and how they can use them. Remember that at camp, the signal can be pretty weak.
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How much money will my child need for camp?

That is the million dollar question.

Your camper will not be able to purchase unlimited quantities of snack items. (We do not get a kickback from their dentist, so no.) For snack items, $20 is usually adequate. The Quaker Ridge snack shack also sells T-shirts, water bottles, hoodies, etc. So if your child will want to purchase these items, they will need more money. (It would be great if you sent your camper with $1 bills instead of a $20.) 

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What is the mailing address for my child at camp?

Your child’s name, c/o Quaker Ridge Camp, 30150 N. Hwy 67, Woodland Park, CO  80863. Your camper would love to get a note from you.

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Is there an emergency number to call if I need to contact the camp staff?

The Quaker Ridge Camp phone number is (719) 687-9012.

We will also have a card available at each registration desk that gives the mobile number for the age group coordinator and Bill and Sylvia Hale, Camp Directors. For some reason they don’t want their mobile number published on this FAQ page???

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Who will be working with my child?

We recruit a great staff of volunteers each summer. Each volunteer has a background check done and must have letters of reference. Each age group has a camp coordinator, camp pastor, and cabin leaders.

Campers are expected to participate in all camp activities unless specifically excused by a doctor or the parent in writing.  The ultimate result of non-participation and/or consistent problem behavior may be the expulsion of the camper from camp and return to home.

Campers are expected to abide by the rules of Quaker Ridge Camp and the American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains (ABCRM) at all times.

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What happens if my child is injured at camp?

Yes, it happens. We do not wrap your child in bubble wrap for the week. We will do everything possible to keep your child safe, but accidents happen.

If your child is injured, the camp medical staff (nurse, CNA, or EMT) will assess the injury as soon as possible. Antibiotic ointment and ice are the camp nurse’s best friends!

If the injury is more serious, they will be taken to the Emergency Room in Woodland Park. On your registration form, you completed a section for your insurance. Please double check that everything is correct. Your insurance company will be billed for the ER visit.

If the injury is a minor scrape or bruise, we probably won’t call you. For more serious injuries, we will contact you as soon as the situation has been assessed.

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Are there rules that my camper should be aware of?

We try to keep the rules pretty simple at camp. We want to spend time building relationships not enforcing rules.

  • Love  God  with  your  whole  heart,  mind,  and  spirt  and  your  neighbor  as  yourself.  In  other words  .  .  .
  • Have  fun,  learn  as  much  as  possible,  spend  time  with  God,  worship  with  abandon,  make new  friends  and  connect  with  old  friends,  and  enjoy  the  beauty  of  God’s  creation.
  • Respect  your  fellow  campers  and  staff  (no  temporary  or  permanent  tattoos,  no  weapons, no  profanity,  no  bullying,  or  fighting)
  • Respect  the  space  of  other  campers:  stay  with  your  age  group  and  don’t  enter  cabins  or rooms  of  the  opposite  gender.  If  it  doesn’t  belong  to  you,  leave  it  alone.
  • Respect  and  care  for  camp  property  (no  fireworks,  matches,  lighters,  vandalism,  littering, don’t  climb  on  roof  or  try  to  catch  fish  in  the  pond,  etc.)
  • Use  common  sense  (don’t  bring  your  pets,  play  with  bears, mountain lions, or  other  wild  animals,  don’t bring  your  4-wheeler,  if  you  bring  your  car  leave  it  parked  until  the  end  of  camp,  use caution  when  driving  on  camp  property)
  • Camp  staff  will  discuss  how  and  when  you  can  use  your  cell  phone.  Remember,  camp  is a  time  to  get  away,  not  to  text  every  ten  seconds.
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How do I get a refund if my child can’t attend camp?

NEW!!  CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY.  Cancellations received by June 15, 2017 will receive a 90% refund.  Cancellations received by June 30, 2017 will receive a 75% refund.  Cancellations received July 1-11, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.

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