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  • Sunday AM: 8:30a & 11:15a
  • Community Hour: 10:00a
  • Sunday PM: 6:13p

Summer Camp FAQ's

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 15-21, 2018 it is the same week of camp for Middle School and High School students.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

$615 (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.

WHAT IS THE THEME FOR SUMMER CAMP 2018

Middle School & High School Summer Camp

Theme: Kujua

The most well-known verse in the Bible is John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." But has our familiarity with this verse caused us to lose sight of its significance? Do we fully understand God's love and purpose for humanity from the very beginning of time? This summer we will focus on God's redemptive plan throughout the grand narrative of scripture as He rescues His people from the curse of sin and will one day restore all things. Our hope is that as we seek to know God more, our love for Him will grow which result in a life fully surrendered to him.

Speaker: Chris Hilken

Band: To Be Announced

Spirit Day: Lions and Tigers and Jungle, OH MY! 

Colors: Neon Yellow & Neon Peach 

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.

Initial deposit of $100

25% Due April 1st

25% Due May 6th

25% Due June 3rd

Final Payment Due July 1st

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

If you sign up after April 1st your payment plan will be calculated as a percentage of the payment dates that are left.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Registration will begin March 4th, 2018 at 12:30. You can sign up online or if you are paying with cash or check we will be in the Port from 12:30pm2:00pm You can sign up online here. $100 deposit is required to sign up. Your child will not be on our list until the $100 has been paid. We are encouraging everyone to sign up online if they are paying by credit or debit card. We will be available in the port if you have any questions or need help, however, the wait time for you to get signed up may be longer than in years past.

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 AND we are NOT able to fill your spot then you are required to pay a $75 cancellation fee. If you cancel and we can fill your spot you can 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 2018 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?

Graduating seniors are NOT able to join us for ponderosa summer camp. However, we are hoping to take a bunch of graduating seniors to Wildwood.  Currently, we are first on the waitlist for Wildwood.  If your soon-to-be graduating senior would like to go to Wildwood, make sure to sign them up! The cost of Wildwood is $500

WHEN IS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP?

The last day to sign up is when we run out of spots. When we run out of spots we will have a waiting list available. It is very hard for us to get extra spots. The sooner you sign up or get on the waiting list the better your chances are to 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 23rd, 2018. 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 or rental vans/SUV's to Hume Lake. We usually take about 5 buses total.

HOW DOES PAINTBALL AND HIGH ADVENTURE WORK?

We collect payment for Paintball and/or High Adventure prior to our students leaving for camp. We do this to get the money in the counselor's hands before we head to 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 $40-$50. 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 15-21 2018
Camper Name - 3Crosses Castro Valley
64144 Hume Lake Road
Hume, CA 93628

FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPERS

Meadow Ranch July 15-21 2018
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 $30 for every box of candy sold your child will receive $12 towards to 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 add $18 to your camp balance 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 3rd, 2018 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 February 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 18th, 2018

April 15th, 2018

April 22nd, 2018

May 20th, 2018

June 3rd, 2018

June 10th, 2018