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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We had a wonderful Summer at Camp MiVoden and plans are in motion for another safe and fun summer this coming year. Watch our website, social media or emails for any updated information. 

Operations

Q. What is the schedule for the summer program?

We are already planning for summer camp 2023. Our first camp, June 25-July 2, is our Adventurer Camp, as well as the kickoff of many of our Ultimate Camps including Abba's Child Camp, Extreme Teen Camp 1, Junior Survival Camp, Junior Equestrian Camp, and Teen Wakeboard Camp 1.  Starting the week of July 2 we will be beginning our 3 week DiscipleTrek Camp. Then the week of July 16, 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. What is the weekly schedule?

For two summers we ran 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. During summer camp 2022 we ran a 7 day camp week.  Campers showed up on Sunday in the afternoon and left camp the following 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 continued to work within the guidelines recommended by Panhandle Health Department to reduce the risk of infection while normalizing the camp experience.  We had very few cases of COVID-19! Currently we have no requirements pertaining to COVID-19. We are continuing to encourage good hygiene and continue to sanitize and clean well. If a camper would like to wear a mask they are welcome but we are not requiring people to wear a mask. We are also asking our campers to not come to camp if they are sick or have had COVID-19 in the last 5 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 5 days since the beginning of symptoms or take a COVID test prior to your arrival.

Youth Camp

We run 3 full weeks of kids camps during the summer (base camps: Adventure, Junior, and Teen Camps), while also continuing our many ultimate camp options. Ultimate camps (Extreme, Wakeboard, Survival) are very popular and we run each for at least 3 weeks! We will also be running our Ultimate Equestrian Camp for 4 weeks, our DiscipleTrek camp runs for 3 weeks and Abba's Child camps (Junior and Teen) for 1 week each.

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 2023 will be available October 4 at 9 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 16 with Family 1!

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 2023 we will continue working within the guidelines recommended by Panhandle Health Department to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection. Currently we are NOT requiring masks anywhere on camp property (if you would like to wear a mask you are welcome) most of our activities are currently outside and we continue to encourage 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 5 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. The true cost of camp is approximately $900 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 $900.00 to $2,700 per person for the week. 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. To see the camps, cost, and register click here.

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 $50 discount for all camps.

  • There is a $20 early payment discount if paid by January 20, 2023. This is for all campers.

  • We have a $10 sibling discount. After the first camper each following sibling receives a $10 discount. This is only for Youth and Ultimate camps

  • Multi-week discount: This discount is $10 for each additional week that a camper attends. This is only for Youth and Ultimate camps.

  • For Family Campers who RV they receive a $35 discount.

  • 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 $200.

      5. There is also a three way match for DiscipleTrek Camp.  The cost for each third is $342.

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

    • If you would like to give to help campers go to camp, this helps the camp cover our third cost and/or camps that need more help, please go to the "Shaun Lunt Campership Donation Fund". Thank you so much for donating!

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 $100 off your cost of a week of camp for each new person you refer who signs up for camp (up to 7 people or until your camp bill is paid for this year!). 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 $100 reduction per person you refer, and the $10 store credit for the first person you refer, must be used for Summer Camp 2023. 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, $75 deposit for all youth camps. 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, $300 deposit for Family 1,2, & Med/Dent Camps. $200 deposit for Family Camp 3. Final Payment Due March 15, 2023 – Unless payment arrangements have been made. After May 15, 2023 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 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 health 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

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 2023 are open. Also, watch for our recruitment team on your college or academy campus.

Q. Will camp in 2023 be different than past summers?

Camp should not look a lot different than summer 2022 depending on the evolving changes of COVID-19! We will continue to work with the Panhandle Health District, and general operations in order for us to comply with best practices for minimizing risk.  Like last year, 2023 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! 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 12, 2023, with regular staff training beginning on Sunday, June 18, 2023.