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PARENTS

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MONDAYS AT FIRCREEK

Step 1 – Parking & Welcome

Upon heading to Fircreek, there will be signs on Cable St. to help guide you to our parking lot as well as a "Welcome Committee" at the top of our main hill to greet you on Monday mornings. You may need a cup of joe to match their energy (teehee). Take a short walk down the hill where you will find a tent with staff ready to check your camper in. 

Step 2 - Check In

There will be a tent partway down the hill with staff ready to check your child's name off the list and confirm they are registered for the week of camp. This will also be the time to add money to your camper's candy store account if you have not already done so during online registration. Our main registrar will be there to manage any remaining charges needing to be settled and to answer questions.

 

Step 3 – Health Aid (Optional)

If your child has medications, allergies, or other health concerns, our Health Aid will be available at the tent as you come into camp. This is only required if your child has specific health related needs, but our Health Aide is open for all questions and concerns.

 

Step 4 - Locate the Restroom & Hang Up Your Personal Belongings

After you have checked in, continue down the hill into our main camp area, we call this 'The Corral'. Please note our main restroom area to the right before you go through the fence. When you enter The Corral, there will be a covered area to the left. Please find a hook and hang up your camper's personal belongings.

 

Step 5 – Play

It’s time to play! We will have games and stations set up in The Corral so kids can get right into the swing of things. Camp begins promptly at 9 AM, when we will go over our "Creek Code" (rules & regulations) and introduce kids to their counselors. You are more than welcome to stay for the opening proceedings of camp, until your child meets their counselor.

NERVOUSNESS/HOMESICKNESS

Many children have a difficult time making the transition to a full day without their parents/adults. We understand this and do everything we can to help your child get comfortable with our camp setting.

If your child is having a hard time before camp starts on Monday, please find a staff member and we will introduce your child to their counselor early so that they have a buddy right from the start.

WHAT
TO BRING

  • Sack Lunch

  • Swimsuit

  • Towel

  • Water Bottle

  • Sunscreen

  • Shoes Fit for Outdoor Activities

Please label everything with your child’s name.

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CHECK IN/CHECK OUT

For the safety of your child, we do require that you check your camper in for the day when dropping them off, and out for the day when picking them up. This is our protocol everyday they come to camp.

To check your camper in/out, you will be required to provide the name(s) of the camper(s) you are checking out at our check-in/out tent where Fircreek Leadership staff will be there to monitor the safety and comings and goings of campers.

Check-In/Drop-Off

Drop-Off at camp is between 8:00-9:00 AM each morning.

Camp activities begin at 9:00 AM every day.

Check-Out/Pick-Up

Pick-Up at camp is between 4:30-5:00 PM each evening.*

 

 

*Camp activities end at 4:30 PM every day. Please be prompt in picking up your campers by 5:00 PM. An additional charge will incur for pick up after 5:00 PM.

POLICIES

PAYMENT POLICY

A non-refundable deposit of $25 per session must be made to hold your spot. Final payment is due on, or before, the Thursday before your child’s week of camp. Unless prior arrangements have been made with the Fircreek Registrar, any remaining balances will automatically be charged to the card used during registration.

BOUNCED CHECKS

If we receive a returned check from our bank for a payment you made, you will be invoiced for the original amount of the check, plus a $25 bank fee. The payment of the invoiced amount will be due within 30 days of the invoice date. We will re-submit the original check once before sending the invoice and fee. We will not accept another check for the re- payment; you must pay with cash, money order, or a credit card.

CANDY STORE

Candy store money can be added to your child’s account at the time of registration or you can bring cash or a check on opening day. Our Candy Store accepts $3 a day.

CAMP BUDDIES

You may request for your camper to be placed in the same group as a friend. Camp buddy requests must be same-gender and within one grade level of each other.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

Cancellations must be made prior to the start of a session. A cancellation made on Monday will be considered a “no-show” and will be non-refundable. Your non-refundable $25 deposit will be held for all cancellations, including transfers. Any additional payments made will be refunded back to you. Refund requests for cancelled sessions must be made to the Fircreek Registrar register@thefirs.org or 360-733-6840, ext. 210. Refunds of camp fees are not made for any campers departing early from camp for any reason, including health related reasons.

 

CAMPER PERSONAL DEVICES POLICY

In order to maintain an incredible experience for all children in our program, camper personal electronic devices (such as cell phones, tablets, game systems, etc.) are not permitted at camp for any reason. Should you and your child need to communicate, we’d be happy to connect you via our camp cell phone. Call or text: (360) 296-8671, phone is active during camp weeks only.

WAITLIST

To be added to a waitlist for a full session, we must have your registration form on file. If a spot becomes available, you will be notified that your child has been moved off of the waitlist. Once your child has been moved from the waitlist, all payment policies are in effect.

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