Youth Winter Camps 2018
Jr. & Sr. High COMBO Winter Camp:                      January 12-15, 2018
Junior High Winter Camp:                                          January 19-21, 2018
The Lord is with you,
This winter we will discover what it takes to answer the call of a mighty warrior and the challenges that will occur. Never fear, you have the Lord on your side! (Judges 6:12)
Warriors will arise with adventure as you can challenge one another at the “Gauntlet”, compete in fierce games, and brave the winter fun at Sugar Pine. We look forward to seeing you at 2018 Winter Camps this year!
Meet our COMBO Camp Speaker, Micah Rice.
Micah was born and raised in Visalia, CA and just this last year transplanted, along with his wife, Hannah, to the beautiful beach city of Santa Cruz, CA. Micah has been working in Youth Ministry for the last 6 years, and absolutely loves building relationships with middle school and high school students. He is passionate about speaking into the lives of students and starting conversations that lead to a deeper relationship with Jesus, and a deeper understanding of who Jesus really is. Micah also loves art, weird music, tea, Indian food, rock wall climbing and reading as much as possible. He is currently on staff at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz as the Director of Youth Ministry.
Meet our Junior High Camp Speaker, Jesse Stedman.
Jesse Stedman is the Student Pastor at Neighborhood Church in Visalia, California. When Jesse is not studying and teaching the Bible (nerd), you can find him disc golfing, at Taco Bell, cycling, in the mountains (not to mention cycling in the mountains) or woodworking. He finds God most in his relationship with his wife Kelle, slow hipster music and the wonderful tastes of Taco Bell. Jesse's life mission is to love others one at a time (and eat Taco Bell at least twice a week).
Pricing and Registration
What To Bring To Camp
What Not To Bring To Camp
- Sleeping bag/bedding, pillow and towel
- Bible, notebook and pen
- Personal items: soap, deodorant, shampoo, etc.
- Warm winter clothing: jacket, extra socks, pants, hat and gloves
- Sunglasses and sunscreen (yeah, sunscreen)
- Snow boots / Hiking shoes, tennis shoes (2 pairs of shoes is wise)
- Flashlight with fresh batteries
- Spending money (The Cafe, snacks, Paintball $15 (6th grade or higher) free time options
- There are no payphones at Sugar Pine but there is limited cell service
- Any necessary medications—please clearly label all medicines (prescriptions/vitamins, etc.). Do not send prescription medications not prescribed to the camper.
- Tobacco, controlled substances, alcohol
- Stereos, IPods, IPads, MP3 players, personal video game systems
- Any inappropriate reading materials or pictures
- Fireworks, matches, lighters
- Weapons (knives, air-soft guns, etc.)
Any camper caught with these items will have the items immediately confiscated and may be sent home if the Program Director deems necessary.
Thank you for allowing Sugar Pine to be a part of creating lasting camp memories for your sons and daughters! Please review the following information to help make their camp experience truly exceptional.
REGISTRATION: Your Youth Pastor will be providing an online link to register your child(ren) for camp. All registrations must be completed online. The Medical Release and Liability Waiver must be signed electronically.
INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATIONS: Registrations must be received by Sugar Pine 20 days prior to camp. Late registrations will be charged a $15 late fee and are subject to availability. Campers coming with a youth group will register with the Youth Ministry Department of the church.
REGISTRATION TIMES: Registration starts Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please notify us if you will be arriving later than 7:30 p.m. Dinner will not be served on Friday night.
DEPARTURE TIME: Camp ends immediately following lunch on Sunday by 12:30 p.m.
MEDICATIONS: The Camp Health Supervisor will collect all medications during check-in. The exception would be an inhaler or EpiPen. All medications and dosages must be clearly labeled in their original container. If parents are sending over-the-counter medications, directions and dosage must be in writing and signed by the parent.
PRE-CAMP HEALTH SCREENING: The State of California requires that a health screening must be completed within 24 hours of camp by the parent and/or group leader. If a camper has a fever, head lice, flu-like symptoms, vomiting, diarrhea, pink eye, open wounds or sores they cannot attend camp until all of the symptoms have passed.
PARENT HEALTH CARE NOTIFICATION: In the event a camper becomes ill or suffers an injury during their stay at camp, parents will be notified by phone from the Camp’s Health Supervisor, their supervising pastor or a designated camp employee. Supervising group leaders will be notified in person.
CAMP ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE: All campers and/or group supervisors must check-in at the Welcome Center located near the main parking lot. The main parking lot is the designated drop-off and pick-up location for buses, vans and privately owned vehicles. Once campers/groups are registered and luggage is unloaded, vehicles will be redirected to the appropriate long-term parking location.
MESSAGES: Campers cannot be reached by phone. Emergency messages may be communicated by calling (559) 683-4938. If there is no answer, please leave a voice message. Pay phones are no longer available at Sugar Pine.
CAMP PICTURE: Included at no additional cost.
SPENDING MONEY: for crafts, The Café and other optional activities like Paintball* ($15). *Paintball will be offered during the afternoon free time (weather permitting). The cost includes all equipment and 100 paintballs (additional paintballs are available for purchase). Your child will be responsible for his/her own money.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: You can see all current weather conditions and driving directions on our website at: www.sugarpine.org. We advise that you carry TIRE CHAINS as the weather conditions are subject to change.
FACEBOOK: Pictures and/or videos will be uploaded at the end of each winter weekend. “Like” us on Facebook to see your child’s weekend experiences. Click here to go to Sugar Pine's Facebook.