FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

WHERE IS CAMP?

Hume Lake Christian Camps which is in the Sequoia National Park. High School students attend Ponderosa and Middle School students attend Meadow Ranch.

WHEN IS CAMP?

July 14-20, 2019 it is the same week of camp for Middle School and High School students.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

$630* (we know it's a lot & we have ways to help you out).
Price includes transportation, meals, lodging, program, and recreation T-shirt. Extra activities such as paintball and high ropes course are available at an additional cost.

* on February 24th the cost will be $600 (one day ONLY)

WHAT IS THE THEME FOR SUMMER CAMP 2019

Middle School & High School Summer Camp

Theme: Let's Rock

High School Speaker: PJ Lewis
Band: To Be Announced
Spirit Day: Pompadours & Poodle, Sock Hops & Soda Shops
Colors: Red and Black

Middle School Speaker: TJ McDaniel
Band: To Be Announced
Spirit Day: Pompadours & Poodle, Sock Hops & Soda Shops
Colors: Strawberry and Charcoal

DO YOU HAVE A PAYMENT PLAN?

Yes, we will have a payment plan! The best way to utilize the payment plan is to sign up early and spread the payments out over the next 5 months (if signing up in February).

  • Initial deposit of $100
  • 25% Due March 18h
  • 25% Due April 22st
  • 25% Due May 20th
  • Final Payment Due June 24th

You can choose to have your card automatically charged on these pre-selected dates or you can choose Manual Monthly Payments. With manual payments, the installment dates and amounts due are the same as the Automatic Monthly Plan, however, you would need to log in to your account and with a debit, credit card or e-check. You can also bring in or mail in a check or cash into the office Attention Amy.

You can also choose to pay in full when you register.

If you sign up after March 18th your payment plan will be calculated as a percentage of the payment dates that are left.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Registration will begin February 24th, 2019. You can sign up online here or if you are paying with cash or check we will be in the Port from 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm. A $100 deposit is required to sign up and your child will not be on our list until the deposit has been paid. 

IF MY CHILD CAN'T GO CAN WE GET OUR MONEY BACK?

If you know you can't go it is better to cancel sooner than later. If you cancel after March 1st and we are NOT able to fill your spot then you are required to pay a $135 cancellation fee. If you cancel after May 15th and we are NOT able to fill your spot then you are required to pay a $235 cancelation fee. If you cancel 30 days before camp (June 14th), and we can NOT fill your spot you will be required to pay $630 If you cancel and we CAN fill your spot you will receive a full refund. 

MY CHILD IS ENTERING JR. HIGH OR HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME. WHICH CAMP DO THEY ATTEND?

Students ENTERING 6th through 8th grade by Fall 2019 will attend Middle School camp (Meadow Ranch). Students ENTERING 9th through 12th grade will attend High School camp (Ponderosa).

MY CHILD IS GRADUATING 12TH GRADE THIS YEAR. CAN THEY GO TO CAMP?

YES, graduating seniors CAN come to camp and will attend ponderosa summer camp. 

WHEN IS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP?

There is no official last day to sign up. However, there is a limited number of spots and it's very hard for us to get any more once we've run out.  If we run out of spots your child will be placed on a waiting list. The sooner you sign up or get on the waiting list the better chance your child can go.

I CAN'T AFFORD THE WHOLE COST OF CAMP. WHAT CAN I DO?

You can apply online for a campership. Campership applications will only be accepted through June 24th, 2019. If your application is approved we will adjust your balance for the amount you receive. You can also raise money by selling candy or participating in our fundraiser.

HOW DO WE GET TO CAMP?

We'll be taking buses to Hume Lake. We usually take about 5 buses in total.

HOW DOES PAINTBALL AND HIGH ADVENTURE WORK?

We collect payment for Paintball and/or High Adventure prior to the students leaving for camp. If you pay for Paintball and/or High Adventure in advance, your student's counselor will have their money and sign them up when we get to camp. The sign-up times are chosen by the counselor and are subject to the availability when he or she gets to the sign-up table. Once your student is signed up there is no refund policy also If your student decides not to show up for his or her allotted time, they will not get a refund.

HOW MUCH SPENDING MONEY WILL MY CHILD NEED TO BRING?

Hume Lake recommends $60. You will also need money for lunch on the ride to camp and lunch on the ride home.

HOW DO I SEND A LETTER OR PACKAGE TO MY CHILD?

Please send five days prior to the desired delivery date. Address the letter EXACTLY as follows:

FOR HIGH SCHOOL CAMPERS

Ponderosa July 14-20 2019
Camper Name - 3Crosses Castro Valley
64144 Hume Lake Road
Hume, CA 93628

FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPERS

Meadow Ranch July 14-20 2019
Camper Name - 3Crosses Castro Valley
64144 Hume Lake Road
Hume, CA 93628

FUNDRAISING

Students can raise money 3 ways...

1) SELLING CANDY

We encourage students to sell boxes of candy to help with the cost of camp. Students must check out a box of candy with Amy in the office or with a leader on Tuesday or Wednesday nights. Candy boxes have 30 pieces of candy in it. The cost for each piece of candy is $1, therefore, your student will turn in $30 for every box of candy sold. If $30 is turned in your child will receive $12 towards the cost of camp.

Please make sure that your child is turning in $30 for every box (we get a lot of boxes that don't have $30 in it)

Make sure your child's name is on the bag of money (no name no credit);
no more than 2 boxes of candy can be checked out at a time.

We will charge you $18 for every box that has not been turned in.

Feel free to contact amy@3crosses.org with any questions or if you wish to get a balance update

2) BEGINNING OF SUMMER FUNDRAISER

On Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 we will have a fundraiser, Students must be there that day in order to earn money to go towards camp.

3) PIZZA FUNDRAISERS

We will have several pizza fundraisers from early March to June. A student can earn $50 for helping with these events. Students MUST participate the entire time to receive the full $50. The pizza fundraisers are only available to students going into the 9th -12th grade.

Tentative Pizza Fundraiser Dates:
  • March 17th, 2019
  • April 7th, 2019
  • April 28th, 2019
  • May 19th, 2019
  • June 2nd, 2018
  • June 23rd, 2019 (camp Sunday)