INFO FOR PARENTS
This page offers a guide for parents as they prepare for the 2020 camp season. Check our FAQ page if there are additional questions, or contact us directly if you still need information. The following information is also available in PDF format if you wish to download a print copy.
Camper Check-in: Our staff will be ready to begin registration at 4:00 PM. When you arrive at camp you will:
Be welcomed by Camp MiVoden Staff.
Your luggage will be transported to the cabin area.
You will be directed to your first check where you will be given your registration card that will be Green, Yellow or Red based on what registration stations you will need to stop by.
Next you will get your registration summary sheet. You will be asked some medical questions, then you will stop at the stations that would apply to you, for example: payment, nurse, and store deposit.
Green means you have completed all of your registration before your arrival.
Yellow means you must stop by the Nurses Station to complete paperwork or drop off medications.
Red means you have money due and possible other documents that need your signature.
COVID19: We will continue to give updates with the changing situation for COVID19 on the homepage of our website. Please visit www.mivoden.com for the latest information. Camp MiVoden wants to make you aware that we have people coming to stay at camp from all different locations and not just within the local area of Hayden Lake.
Please plan to pick up your child at 1:00 PM Friday afternoon. When arriving to pick up your child please sign him or her out with their individual counselor. If you arrive after 2:00pm, proceed to Maple Auditorium to check out your child from the staff on duty. Childcare is available until 3:00PM for those who are not able to pick up their campers on time. To better assist us in planning, we request that arrangements be made in advance by calling our office at 509-242-0506. Children not picked up by 2:00 PM will go into childcare. Childcare is $10 per hour for early arrival or late departure.
We will not be able to get the camp photos printed by the end of the week this year due to the week being shortened. We will be sending out a digital copy of the youth camps via email after your child has attended camp.
Cell Phone & Emergency Communication
Camp MiVoden desires to partner with parents in providing a safe atmosphere for campers. To avoid inappropriate use of cell phones with recording devices, we ask that cell phones be left with parents. Cell phones can be a distraction and detract from the overall camp experience. We ask for your support in helping us preserve our unique camp atmosphere. Campers found in possession of a cell phone will be asked to turn it into the office where it can be picked up at the end of the week by the parents. Emergency communication needs can be arranged by contacting the Parent Liaison.
Well-balanced, delicious vegetarian meals are served three times daily in the Melvin Oss Dining Hall. We ask that you keep the candy you send with your child to a minimum because excess sugar can bring down a child’s resistance to sickness and in some children, it affects their behavior negatively.
Campers love letters and packages! Send them early in the week, stating which camp they’re attending. Mailing address: Camp MiVoden, 17415 E. Hayden Lake Rd., Hayden Lake, ID 83835. E-mails are delivered with daily mail. Send correspondence to with your camper’s name and camp in the “Subject” area.
Send medications and vitamins in original bottles along with dosage instructions. All medications and vitamins must be given to the Camp Nurse upon Check In. Make sure to list all your medications on your medical release.
MiVoden Camp Store:
Visit our Camp Store for shirts, souvenirs and toys plus so much more. We recommend that your child deposit their spending money in the camp bank for safekeeping. Adequate spending money amount is usually $25-$50.
Swimsuit (modest 1-piece)
Sneakers (closed-toe shoes)
Soap & Comb
Everyday Clothes (no short shorts)
Nice clothes for Friday night
Flip Flops (for shower and beach)
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Towels & Washcloth
We want to work with you in helping your child have a successful camp experience. If you would like further information, contact our Parent Liaison and they will be happy to help you in any way they can. More info available at registration.
We are not able to have visitors this year due to the restrictions to prevent COVI19. Thank you for your understanding.
What Not to Bring:
Electronic tablets, electronic games, audio/visual devices, personal sports equipment, cars, pets, foods or snacks, tobacco products, fireworks, matches, weapons, alcoholic drinks, drugs (other than prescribed by a physician) or illegal substances. (This includes cannabis.) If you bring these items, they will be confiscated and maybe returned to you at the end of the week! Please note: we will ask that you not swim if you are wearing a two-piece swimsuit. For safety and simplicity, we ask that you leave any jewelry at home. Thank you for your cooperation!
Youth Camp Refund Policy:
Any cancelations should be reported immediately by phone in order to give other campers an opportunity to attend. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you cancel within two weeks of the camp you wanted to attend, you will be refunded 50% of the camp fee. There are no refunds for “no shows.”
Directions to Camp
NORTH SIDE OF THE LAKE
From Spokane, take I-90 east to US Highway 95 north (Sandpoint exit 12). Go north on 95 for about 6.2 miles to Lancaster Rd. (There is the Huckleberry Nursery on the right just before Lancaster Rd). Turn east (right) at Lancaster Road. Cross N. Government Way staying on Lancaster Rd. for about 3.8 miles at which point it becomes E. Hayden Lake Rd. Stay with this paved road for about 7.5 more miles as it winds around the lake to the camp entrance which is on the right just after the Mokins Bay forest service campground and N. Mokins Bay Road. There is a large stone sign at the entrance to camp, on E. Hayden Lake Rd.
SOUTH SIDE OF THE LAKE DIRECTIONS
From I-90 Take US 95 N. (Exit 12) toward Sandpoint/Canada and go approximately 3.7 miles to W. Honeysuckle Ave. - turn Right. Proceed .7 miles to E. Honeysuckle Ave and turn left. Proceed .3 miles on E. Honeysuckle Ave to E. Hayden Lake Rd and turn right. Continue on E. Hayden Lake Rd. for about 11.5 miles to the camp entrance on your left (there will be a large stone sign at the bottom of a hill when the road is right next to the lake that says Camp MiVoden.
Address: 17415 E Hayden Lake Road, Hayden Lake, ID 83835-8509
Please note that the GPS directions to this address will not take you to the main entrance.
Camp MiVoden Bus Schedule
Schedule for Sunday July 12
Campers Heading to Camp Pick-Up Schedule
2:10 PM - Bus Arrives at Walla Walla Valley Academy - 300 SW Academy Way, College Place WA
2:40 PM - Bus Departs Walla Walla Valley Academy
3:40 PM - Bus Arrives at the King City Truck Stop Restaurant on Hwy. 395 - 2100 East Hillsboro Street, Pasco WA
3:55 PM - Bus Departs King City Truck Stop Restaurant
5:00 PM – Bus Arrives at Love’s Travel Stop - Exit 221, I90 (1370 N, WA-261, Ritzville, WA)
5:15 PM – Bus Departs Love’s Travel Stop at Ritzville
6:05 PM - Bus Arrives at Upper Columbia Conference Office - 3715 S. Grove Rd, Spokane WA
6:20 PM - Bus Departs Upper Columbia Conference Office
7:35 PM - Bus Arrives back at Camp MiVoden
Schedule for Friday July 17
Campers Returning from Camp Drop-Off Schedule
1:30 PM - Bus Departs Camp MiVoden
2:45 PM - Bus Arrives at Upper Columbia Conference Office - 3715 S. Grove Rd, Spokane WA
3:00 PM - Bus Departs Upper Columbia Conference Office
3:50 PM - Bus Arrives at Love’s Travel Stop – Exit 221, I90 (1370 N WA-261, Ritzville, WA)
4:05 PM - Bus Departs Love’s Travel Stop at Ritzville
5:10 PM - Bus Arrives at the King City Truck Stop on Hwy. 395 - 2100 East Hillsboro Street, Pasco WA
5:25 PM - Bus Departs King City Truck Stop
6:25 PM - Bus Arrives at Walla Walla Valley Academy - 300 SW Academy Way, College Place WA
Please arrive early to pick-up and drop-off your child, as the driver will not wait for late arrivals. All fares are round-trip. Sorry, no one-way discounts. Any questions or needing assistance for the bus please call 509.242.0506 Camp Office. In case of an emergency that effects the pick-up or drop-off times, you will be notified by email from the Camp Office.
Walla Walla -Walla Walla Valley Academy (300 SW Academy Way, College Place). It departs at 2:40 PM for the Tri-Cities area. Cost: $50.
Tri-Cities –King City Truck Stop (Restaurant) on Hwy. 395. Cost: $50.
Ritzville Love’s Travel Stop (1320 N, WA-261, Ritzville, WA) Cost $30
Spokane UCC office (3715 S. Grove Road, Spokane WA). Cost: $30.
Camp MiVoden Transportation Safety Rules:
There will always be at least two staff members (male, female, if both genders are represented among the campers) on each trip. Campers should not load or unload a vehicle, until they have been advised by a staff member.
Noise level should be such as to not distract the driver. There should be no throwing of objects or other disruptive behavior.
During refueling, everyone will be required to exit the vehicle and will not be allowed to re-board until directed to do so by the driver.
In the event of a breakdown, no one will be evacuated from the vehicle unless staying in the vehicle poses a threat to the safety of the passengers.
Campers and staff should be seated safely within the proper limits and design of the vehicle, and asked to wear safety belts when provided.
Before each trip, passengers will be alerted to the location and use of the emergency exits and how to sit and behave properly in the vehicle.
All trash is to be disposed of properly.