- What can we bring for the “Emergency Bags?”
- When should I arrive at Quaker Ridge to check in my child?
- When should I pick up my child from Quaker Ridge?
- What should my child pack for camp?
- How much money will my child need for camp?
- What is the mailing address for my child at camp?
- Is there an emergency number to call if I need to contact the camp staff?
- Who will be working with my child?
- What happens if my child is injured at camp?
- Are there rules that my camper should be aware of?
- How do I get a refund if my child can’t attend camp?
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:
- Soap or body wash
- Lip Gloss
- Socks (adult)
- First aid kit (bandages, cleaning wipes, etc)
- Facial tissues
- Women’s toiletries
- Shaving cream
- Cleaning cloths
- Hard Candy
We will pack these bags to be ready to hand out to the homeless and those in crisis.Back to Index
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.Back to Index
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.Back to Index
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.
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.)Back to Index
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.Back to Index
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???Back to Index
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.Back to Index
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.Back to Index
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.
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.Back to Index