Info To Know
Please read through this information as you prepare to send your camper to Camp Firwood this summer. If you have any questions please go to FAQ’s or contact us here.
Activity Class Sign Up
Choose your activity classes online during registration. If you would like to make any changes in the future, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Things to Bring
The following is a list of recommended items to bring to camp. Make sure that you label all of your camper’s clothing. Not responsible for lost or stolen items.
- Swimsuit – (NO two piece or bikinis)
- Sleeping bag and pillow
- Rain Jacket
- Extra shoes and Long Pants (Rock Climbing and Paintball)
- Towel and toiletries
- Flashlight and batteries
- Sunscreen and bug repellent
- Camp appropriate clothes
- Water bottle
- Sheet for mattress
If you are registered for Paintball
- Please pack clothes that can get dirty (or even stained) and that provide extra padding
- Long pants and closed toed shoes are required to play
- A heavy hooded sweatshirt is recommended
Things Not To Bring
- Electronic Devices – iPod, MP3 Player, Cell Phone
- Illegal Drugs, Alcohol or Tobacco
- Valuable Items
Any electronics that a camper bring must be turned into the Lead Counselors and returned at the end of the session.
Cell Phone Policy
- Camp Firwood has a strict “No Cell Phone” policy due to the safety of staff and campers. If brought to camp, cell phones will be confiscated for the week and returned on Closing Day. Please leave cell phones at home.
- Please contact the Firwood Office at (360) 733-0959 in case of an emergency.
The Honey Hut is Camp Firwood’s Store. It is opened daily during Free Time (2-3 hours) and has a variety of candy and beverage options as well as t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, critters, water bottles and other merchandise.
- A typical deposit in the Honey Hut is between $35 and $50.
- If you need to add funds during the week, login to the Parent Portal. You can also Pre-Order items in the Parent Portal for pick up when they arrive at camp.
- Payments on Opening Day can be made by check, cash, Visa or Mastercard.
- There are no emergency items at the Honey Hut, such as toothbrushes, sunscreen or bug repellent. Please pack accordingly.
It is Camp Firwood tradition that on the last day of camp, there is no limit to what can be purchased. If you do not want your camper to purchase lots of candy, please budget accordingly. Our staff is not responsible to limit their spending on the last day of camp. Please do not send cash to camp.
Care Packages and Mail
Campers love to receive mail! This is also a good way for campers to feel connected to home while they are away at camp. Ideas: letters (inside or instead of the care package), homemade cookies, candy and snacks, small cabin favors/treats, small and inexpensive toy items (no electronics, please).
- Please bring your care packages with you on Opening Day and drop them off at the appropriate care package station.
- Limit care packages to one per camper per week and make sure they are no bigger than shoe box size.
- Due to concern for campers with peanut allergies, please do not send foods containing any peanut/tree nut products in care packages. Any peanut products found in care packages will be disposed of.
- Camper mail will be distributed each morning [excluding Mondays].
- Please do not send or drop off any perishable or items that need refrigeration, we do not have a place to store them.
- Camp Firwood reserves the right to check the contents of any care packages.
- Please label all of your campers clothing items. We cannon assume responsibility for lost or stolen possessions. Please do not bring items of value to camp.
- Lost and Found is shown before campers leave on the last day of camp and is also at the field on Closing Day.
- Please contact Barb at The Firs with a detailed description at 360-733-6840 ext. 213 or 360-319-9030 if your item cannot be found.
- All items unclaimed by October 1st will be donated to a local thrift store.
Lost and Found
The following is an example of a typical schedule of activities at Camp Firwood. For Junior Camp, the 15 minutes before each meal is reserved for hand washing.
8:00 – Wake Up
9:00 – Breakfast
9:30 – Cabin Cleanup
10:00 – First Hour – Activity Class
11:00 – Break
11:15 – Second Hour – Activity Class
12:15 – Break
12:45 – Lunch
1:15 – Third Hour – Free Time
3:00 – Fourth Hour – Free Time
4:45 – Cleanup
5:00 – Bible Study
6:00 – Dinner
6:15 – Evening Program
8:30 – Centerstage
9:30 – 10:30 – Bed Time [dependent on age group]
All meals at Firwood are served Family Style. Our kid friendly meals are served with a balanced diet in mind. Due to the prevalence of nut allergies, we do not serve peanut products during any of our meals. We also ask that you do not send nuts in any care packages. If your camper has any dietary restrictions, please inform us and we will discuss some potential options. We may ask that you provide substitutions to compliment your camper’s nutritional needs.
All medications need to be checked into the Health Aid on Opening Day. Each camper will be notified daily to take their medications. Counselors will be notified of each of their campers medications and allergies. Medications must be in the original prescription bottle; medications in baggies or other containers will not be accepted.
Phoning or Visiting
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.
Camp Firwood reserves the right to send campers home for inappropriate behavior at the parent(s) or guardian(s) cost, and without refund. The safety and security of our guests is always of the highest priority.
Parents will be notified if there camper is sick or hurt and needs further medical attention.