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 12-18, 2020 it is the same week of camp for Middle School and High School students.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

$660* (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 9th - 12th the cost will be $630 (4 days only!)

WHAT IS THE THEME FOR SUMMER CAMP 2020

Middle School & High School Summer Camp

Theme: To Be Announced

High School Speaker: Eric Thoennes
Band: To Be Announced
Spirit Day: To Be Announced
Colors: To Be Announced

Middle School Speaker: Brian Holland
Band: To Be Announced
Spirit Day: To Be Announced
Colors: To Be Announced

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
  • 20% Due March 2nd
  • 20% Due April 6th
  • 20% Due May 4th
  • 20% Due June 8th
  • Final Payment Due June 29th

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 2nd your payment plan will be calculated as a percentage of the payment dates that are left.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Registration will begin on February 9th, 2020. You can sign up online or if you are paying with cash or check we will be in the Port from 12:15 pm - 1:00 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 12th and we are NOT able to fill your spot then you are required to pay a $135 cancellation fee. If you cancel after May 12th 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 12th), and we can NOT fill your spot you will be required to pay $660 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 2020 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 when you register and pay your initial deposit. Campership applications will only be accepted through June 21st, 2020. 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 a 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?

Sometime in May, you'll receive an email from Hume asking you to complete your registration. When you hit the link in that email you'll have the chance to sign up your student for paintball or high adventure.  Please note that there are no refunds issued once you pay Hume for those activities. 

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 12-18 2020
Camper Name - 3Crosses Castro Valley
64144 Hume Lake Road
Hume, CA 93628

FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPERS

Meadow Ranch July 12-18 2020
Camper Name - 3Crosses Castro Valley
64144 Hume Lake Road
Hume, CA 93628

FUNDRAISING

Students can raise money in 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) Camp Sunday SUMMER FUNDRAISER
There is one fundraiser everyone can participate in, we call it Camp Sunday!
  • Camp Sunday is June 7th
  • Your student will receive $50 off for participating
  • Your student MUST be there the entire time to receive credit
  • Students will be ushers, greeters, and pizza makers
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:
  • February 9th, 2020
  • March 1st, 2020
  • March 29th, 2020
  • April 19th, 2020
  • May 17th, 2020
  • June 14th, 2020 (Celebration of Life Service)