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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For the last two years, 2020 and 2021, we have had the opportunity to run camp the last few years despite COVID and are looking forward to another summer with our awesome campers and staff in 2022! We are taking all we learned from the last few years and are setting plans into motion for another safe and fun summer. Watch our website, social media accounts, and emails for updated information.

Operations

Q. Is MiVoden offering camps summer 2022?

Great news folks! We will be hosting both kid’s camps and family camps this summer and have returned to our usual 7 day summer camping week for the calendar year of 2022.

Q. What is the schedule for the summer program?

As of now, we plan to run a full summer camp schedule in 2022. Our first camp, June 26-July 3, will be our Adventurer Camp, as well as the kickoff of our ultimate camps including DiscipleTrek, Extreme Teen Camp 1, Junior Survival Camp 1, Junior Equestrian Camp, and Teen Wakeboard Camp 1.  Starting the week of July 17, we will be running our regularly scheduled family camps with simultaneous kid’s camps continuing at some of our outpost locations. See our Summer Camps page for more info.

Q. Are there changes to the weekly schedule?

For the last two summer we have been running a 5-day week summer camp.  At the end of summer 2021 the Camp MiVoden board made a decision after listening to campers to return to a 7-day week for summer camp 2022.   We will continue to work with the Panhandle Health District and maintain the necessary precautions and sanitization procedures. Campers will show up Sunday afternoon and leave on Sunday morning.

Q. What is MiVoden doing about COVID-19?

Camp MiVoden was blessed to be able to run our summer program in 2020 with no positive tests for COVID-19. In 2021 we did have some positive COVID-19 cases while working within the guidelines of Panhandle Health Department. In 2022 we will continue to work within the guidelines recommended by Panhandle Health Department to reduce the risk of infection while normalizing the camp experience as much as possible. Currently we are only requiring masks inside and are focusing on moving many of our activities outside and encouraging appropriate hygiene and sanitizing. We are also asking our campers to not come to camp if they are sick or have had COVID-19 in the last 10 days and to complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire during summer registration.

Q. What if I’ve been sick or have been in contact with someone who has?

If you are currently exhibiting COVID-19 like symptoms (loss of taste or smell, body aches, fatigue, etc.) we ask that you remain at home. If you have been sick with COVID-19 like symptoms but are now symptom free, we ask that you wait either 10 days since the beginning of symptoms or take a COVID test prior to your arrival.

Youth Camp

We are planning to run our usual 3 full weeks of kids camps this summer, while also continuing our many ultimate camp options.  Ultimate camps (Extreme, Wakeboard, and Survival) are so popular that we have decided to run each for 4 weeks so that more of our kids campers get the chance to participate!  We will also be running our Equestrian Camp for 3 weeks and our DiscipleTrek and Abba's Child camps.

Q. I have registered already but how do I pay?

To pay for a prior registration or make any changes to your account you will need to log into your Ultracamp account. Follow the link to the login page.

Q. What if I haven't registered for camp yet?

Registration for camp in 2022 will be available October 5 at 9:00 am. It will be on a first come, first served basis. We are doing everything we can to allow the maximum number of kids to have the camp experience at MiVoden this summer.

Q. What dietary restrictions can the MiVoden Kitchen accommodate?

Good food makes happy guests.  Our cooks prepare well-balanced vegetarian meals made from fresh ingredients.  We also have gluten free options for those with gluten-sensitive conditions.  In addition, we offer vegan choices.  During all camps, we do not serve peanuts due to many campers being allergic with the potential for severe reactions such as Anaphylactic Shock.  We also ask that peanuts not be brought to camp as they may affect others without your knowledge.  Due to our kitchen design and the constraints of our working space, there is always the possibility of cross contamination, and we are limited in our ability to accommodate other types of allergies. Therefore, while we take reasonable care in our food preparation, we cannot guarantee that any single menu item is completely free of any other given allergen.

Family Camp

Family camps, will be starting on July 17 with Family 1. Many of the changes that were made last 2 years such as the longer activity periods and the opportunity to eat outside will continue to be in effect this summer.  However, we are moving back to a 7-day week camp.  Camp will start on Sunday evening and finish on the following Sunday morning.

Q. I have registered already but how do I pay?

To pay for a prior registration or make any changes to your account you will need to log in to your Ultracamp account. Follow the link to the login page.

Q. What changes should I expect to family camp operations?

In 2022 we will continue working within the guidelines recommended by Panhandle Health Department to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection while normalizing the camp experience as much as possible. Currently we are only requiring masks inside and are focusing on moving many of our activities outside and encouraging appropriate hygiene and sanitizing. We are also asking our campers to not come to camp if they are sick or have had COVID-19 in the last 10 days and to complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire during summer registration.

Q. What dietary restrictions can the MiVoden Kitchen accommodate?

Good food makes happy guests.  Our cooks prepare well-balanced vegetarian meals made from fresh ingredients.  We also have gluten free options for those with gluten-sensitive conditions.  In addition, we offer vegan choices.  During all camps, we do not serve peanuts due to many campers being allergic with the potential for severe reactions such as Anaphylactic Shock.  We also ask that peanuts not be brought to camp as they may affect others without your knowledge.  Due to our kitchen design and the constraints of our working space, there is always the possibility of cross contamination, and we are limited in our ability to accommodate other types of allergies. Therefore, while we take reasonable care in our food preparation, we cannot guarantee that any single menu item is completely free of any other given allergen.

Summer Camp Finances

Q. What is the cost of summer camp for youth and/or families?

Camp MiVoden and the Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventist is dedicated to helping each person who would like to be at Camp MiVoden for a week of camp.  The true cost of camp is approximately $700.00 per person unless they are 6 years old or younger or are attending an Ultimate Camp.  The true cost of Summer Ultimate Camps ranges from $700.00 to $1,100.00 per person for a week of camp.  Thanks to the Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventist the amount that each camper pays is much less.  "Your Cost" is what each camper pays, if you can afford to pay more that is appreciated. 

Q. Are their discounts?  If so what are they?  Which camp do they apply to?

  • If you are a member of the Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventist then you receive a $30.00 discount for all camps.

  • Their is a $20.00 early payment discount if paid by January 21, 2022.  This is for all campers.

  • We have a $10.00 sibling discount.  After the first camper each following sibling recieves a $10.00 discount.  This is only for Youth and Ultimate camps

  • Multi-week discount: This discount is $10.00 for each additional week that a camper attends.  This is only for Youth and Ultimate camps.

  • If you need more help financially we have three-way matching Camperships. 

    • The three way match is made up of 3 entities:

      1. A third paid by your family.

      2. A third paid by a local Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventist.

      3. A third covered by Camp MiVoden.

      4. This Campership financial help only apply's to Adventurer, Junior and Teen Camps.  The cost for each third is $142.00.

      5. Their is also a three way match for DiscipleTrek Camp.  The cost for each third is $317.00.

    • You must have a document filled out which includes the local Adventist church approving this the Campership.  To get the document go to this link.

Q. What is the Camp MiVoden Referral Program?

We want to fill camp this summer and we are asking for the help of our MiVoden campers and families! If you are a returning camper you can earn $50 off your cost of a week of camp for each new person you refer who signs up for camp (up to 5 people). You will also get a $10 credit in the camp store for the first new person you refer who signs up for camp. Referrals are only for Youth Camps and Ultimate Camps. The $50 reduction per person you refer, and the $10 store credit for the first person you refer, must be used for Summer Camp 2022. In order to get the referral credit, the person who you referred must mention your name on their application. The first person mentioned is the one who receives the credit.

Q. What is the Camp MiVoden Refund Policy for Youth and Family Camps

 

Youth Camp Refund Policy:

Any cancellations should be reported immediately by phone in order to give other campers an opportunity to attend. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. All payments are due 3 weeks before all Youth Camps unless payment arrangements have been made.  There will be no refunds, after three weeks before the camp date. There are no refunds for “no shows.”

Family Camp Refund Policy:

Any cancellation's should be reported immediately by phone to give other campers an opportunity to attend. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Final Payment Due March 15, 2022 –  Unless payment arrangements have been made. After May 12, 2022 no refunds. All rooms rented during the summer must pay for a minimum of 2 people per room for family camp.  If a family is taking a second room they also must pay for a minimum of two people per room. This is only used when necessary with a family of 5 or more. (Note: standard dorm rooms have 2 sets of bunks - 4 beds.) Larger housing for 8-12 campers need to a have a minimum of 6 or more family members. (Housing includes Spruce 401 and 404 and Moose A and B.) There are no refunds for “no shows.” If cancelling, please call 509-242-0506.

Retreats

Q. Will MiVoden be hosting retreats following the summer camp season?

Absolutely. We are excited about continuing our ministry to rental and retreat groups in the fall. We will continue to maintain contact with the groups that are currently scheduled and are actively seeking to fill openings through the end of the year. We have developed an email campaign to maintain contact with our rental groups, through which we will notify them of availability and keep them up to date on the MiVoden Story.

Q. Are there any available dates for our retreat/rental group?

Yes, we are actively seeking larger groups of up to 150-250 for some select weeks/weekends in 2022 for our main camp area. Groups of a smaller size will be added to our waiting list and will be contacted 8 weeks in advance if larger reservations are not secured. Contact our retreat department to find out more.

 

Q. What are the High and Low seasons for Retreat Rentals of main camp?

 

High season refers to registrations made for the months of August, September, October in the fall and April, May, June in the Spring. Because these dates tend to be in higher demand for retreats, preference will be given to the larger groups (150+) to reserve the main camp area. Smaller groups will be added to a waiting list and will be contacted 8 weeks in advance if no larger reservations are secured.

Q. What precautions are being put in place for the rental/retreat season?

We take the health and safety of our guests very seriously. We also understand that the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. Our response to the pandemic is based on guidelines set forth by our local Panhandle Health Department. We will continue to maintain contact with our rental/retreat groups through email, social media and our website with more direct correspondence as we draw closer to their individual reservation dates.

Q. What dietary restrictions can the MiVoden Kitchen accommodate?

Good food makes happy guests.  Our cooks prepare well-balanced meals made from fresh ingredients.  We generally provide vegetarian meals but can also provide meat-based options if that is your preference.  We also have gluten free options for those with gluten-sensitive conditions.  In addition, we also offer vegan choices.  During all camps, we do not serve peanuts due to many campers being allergic with the potential for severe reactions such as Anaphylactic Shock.  We also ask that peanuts not be brought to camp as they may affect others without your knowledge.  Due to our kitchen design and the constraints of our working space, there is always the possibility of cross contamination, and we are limited in our ability to accommodate other types of allergies. Therefore, while we take reasonable care in our food preparation, we cannot guarantee that any single menu item is completely free of any other given allergen.

Employment

Summer camp is a go for this season, and we are so excited you are considering being a part of the MiVoden story. Camp ministry is now more vital than ever, and it doesn’t happen without quality staff. Watch this website, our social media pages, and our email for updates on when staff applications for Summer 2022 are open. Also, watch for our recruitment team on your college or academy campus.

Q. Will camp in 2022 be different than past summers?

This summer will look different from past years, depending on the evolving changes of COVID-19. We will continue many of the changes to dinning, lodging, and general operations in order for us to comply with best practices for minimizing risk. However, one big change from the last 2 years is going to be having camp for 7 days verses 5.  The Camp MiVoden board made a decision to have move back to a 7 day week camp, Sunday to Sunday.  We aren’t going to lie, like the last 2 years, 2022 will require flexibility from our staff and there will be challenges. However, we also believe that those who choose to be a part of our story will have an amazing summer that they will never forget. Our leadership is committed to supporting our staff as they carry on the ministry of connecting campers to Christ.

Q. Can I still apply?

Absolutely! Soon, we will be opening up the application process through this website. We’d love to have the opportunity to hear your story and why you’d like to join ours. We will be announcing details regarding the application process through email, social media, and on the website so check back for additional details.

Q. What is the new camp schedule like?

Certification week will be starting June 13, 2022, with regular staff training beginning on Sunday, June 19, 2022.