How do I contact Camp Firwood if I have a question not answered here?
When does my camper sign up for Activity Classes?
Please read about Activity Class sign ups here.
What is Paintball?
For campers who seek adventure and strategy. Space is limited. Long pants and closed toe shoes are required, safety gear and markers are provided (camper gear not permitted). Weeklong activity class is $65 and the Single Session class is $25 (non-refundable and non-transferable). First come, first served. Paintball must be paid for by the end of Registration on Opening Day; we cannot add any campers after check-in on Opening Day. For more about paintball, click here.
What indoor activities are available?
We have a phenomenal Extreme Studio Arts for those who enjoy more than popsicle sticks and cotton ball crafts. You can also take advantage of our Climbing Wall featuring a daring rock wall that calls out to an adventurous heart.
How do I login to my camper’s account to register for camp or add information?
Click on register to access our online registration system. If you have forgotten your username or password, You can request them from the login page. Please do not create a new account if you are registering a returning camper, as this creates duplicates in our system. If you have multiple campers in separate accounts, we can merge them into one account for you. If you have difficulties, please contact the registrar.
How quickly do sessions fill up?
Registration begins in early January. Typically some sessions start to fill and wait list as early as April. Historically, boys fill first and girls follow in May or June. To avoid wait lists, register before April or choose a session that usually doesn’t fill. The sessions that don’t fill to capacity have the advantage of smaller cabins and smaller activity classes.
The following sessions historically have become wait listed:
- Junior Camp #102 / #103
- Middle School Camp #202 / #203 / #204
- High School Camp #301
Can I expect a receipt?
An automated email confirmation showing the session, balance paid and any Honey Hut deposits will be sent at the completion of registration. Mail-in registrations will be mailed a confirmation. Please keep this information in case you need to refer back to it before camp starts.
What kind of communication can I expect before camp starts?
All pre-camp communication will be sent via email including a packing list, Opening & Closing Day instructions and directions to camp. This information can be found at any time on our website as well.
What if I am not receiving any e-mails?
Make sure that you have added email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org on to your contacts list so that our informative emails do not go to your SPAM folder. Please contact us if you have not received any email confirmation concerning a camp session and we can work with you to figure it out. Please notify the registrar if an email needs to be changed in your camper’s profile.
How many kids attend Camp Firwood and how many kids to a cabin?
A full session at Camp Firwood serves 270 campers. One cabin can accommodate 9 campers. One counselor and one CIT are assigned to each cabin.
What is your Cabin Mate Policy?
Please refer to our Cabin Mate policy by clicking here.
What happens if my camper cancels?
For all cancellations prior to camp, you will be refunded by check, minus the $100 Application Fee (US Funds) and any Paintball fee. No Shows are non-refundable. Please cancel 2 days prior to Opening Day.
I have a 6th grade camper, which camp should they go to?
6th graders can choose between Junior Camp and Middle School Camp. For the dates of each camp, click here.
What is Camp Firwood / The Firs Tax ID number?
Our tax ID# is 91-0609820N; according to Washington State Law; we can’t offer tax advice.
Where should I drop off and pick up my camper?
Opening Day check-in is at Camp Firwood and Closing Day pick-up is at Fircreek Day Camp. Please read more about it here.
What if my camper will arrive late?
Please email the registrar at email@example.com with the date and time your camper will be arriving. We will alert the Lead Counselors so that they are available to meet your camper. When you arrive at camp, please wait at the basketball court to meet the Lead Counselors or ask a staff member for help. The Lead Counselors will assist your camper in finding their counselor and cabin. We do not pro-rate for late campers.
What if my camper needs to leave camp early?
If your camper needs to leave camp early or leave temporarily for an appointment, e-mail the Lead Counselors at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange and time and location for pick-up. A staff member will do their best to have your camper ready and wait to go upon your arrival. We do not pro-rate for campers who leave early.
Can I call or visit my camper?
We are fully conscious of our great responsibility to care for your camper. In the case of any emergency, either physical or otherwise, you will be notified promptly. Consequently, we do not allow personal phone calls, either incoming or outgoing, or personal visitation during the camp session due to the interruption to the schedule and the effect on camper morale. If a serious concern arises, you may contact the camp director to discuss the situation.
What if my camper takes medication?
All medication is given to the Health Aid on registration day. The Health Aid will notify campers on a daily basis so they won’t forget. The Health Aid will also notify their counselor about medications and allergies.
What if my camper gets sick?
We have a wonderful on-site Health Aid at camp, 24/7. The Health Aid has your camper’s health form and a cozy room to make everything better. You will be notified if necessary.
What if my camper has a peanut allergy?
We remove all peanut products from the Honey Hut (camp store) as well as all peanut products from the kitchen and menus. Unfortunately we can’t eliminate the possibility of other campers getting care packages that may contain peanuts, but we enforce that the counselor must inspect all care packages that come into the cabin. The counselor will also meet with the Health Aid to discuss use of an Epi-pen (you may also meet the counselor). We ask that you send two Epi-pens to camp. The camp has central locations in which your son/daughter will never be too far from the infirmary and the Sudden Valley Fire Department/EMTs are only 1.5 miles from camp.
What if my camper has a food allergy?
When creating our Firwood menus, we incorporate fruit and vegetables at each meal as well as carbohydrates and protein. Depending on your child’s specific allergy, there should be enough food items to choose from, so they can avoid their allergy and still be well fed. Although we try our best, we can’t always accommodate each allergy with substitute meals and recommend that the parent provides some foods to implement their diet.
What type of food is served at Camp Firwood?
We serve family-style kid friendly food during our sessions. To look at a sample menu, please click here.
What type of camp is Firwood
Camp Firwood is a non-denominational Christian summer camp that is a part of The Firs Bible and Missionary Conference. You can read our Statement of Faith by clicking here or read more about us. Also, there is more information on The Firs website.
What is the Honey Hut [Camp Store]?
What is the typical daily schedule?
Check out the Daily Schedule in the Info To Know section of the Parent page.