Q. I sent in my child’s camp registration and payment. How soon should I know if they are accepted or not?
A. We do our best to send out email or mail acceptance packages within 10 days of receiving the registration. If you do not receive an acceptance package within this time, please contact the camp. If your child is not accepted because the camp you have chosen is full, we will call you within 1-2 business days of receiving the registration and try to arrange an alternate date that would work for you. Winkler Bible Camp will not hold your child’s spot without registration and either deposit, full payment, or confirmation of alternate funding.
Q. What is Winkler Bible Camp’s cabin mate policy?
A. Every effort is made to honour up to two cabinmate requests per camper when they are within one grade year of each other and registering for the same camp session. Both friends MUST request each other, a maximum of three friends per cabin may be granted.
Q. I can’t afford to send my child(ren) to camp. What are my options?
A. Financial assistance is available through the Sunshine Fund managed by Manitoba Camping Association at 204-784-1130 or www.mbcamping.ca. Some funding assistance may also be available through Winkler Bible Camp if you are not approved through the Sunshine Fund.
Q. My child has special needs. Is he/she able to attend camp?
A. Yes, there are a limited number of spots available for campers with physical and/or intellectual disabilities in which Winkler Bible Camp could provide a one-on-one leader for your child’s stay at camp. Please contact the camp office to ensure that our facilities meet your child’s needs.
Q. I paid only the deposit when I registered my child. When is the balance due?
A. The balance of the camp fee is due two weeks before your child is scheduled to attend camp. You can find the remainder left owing for your child’s camp in their acceptance package. Please ensure that this is paid promptly.
Q. What should my child bring with him/her to camp?
A. When your child is accepted to camp you will receive an acceptance package either by email or mail. This package contains all the information you need. The following is a general list of what to bring, but please check the list that was sent to you, as there are small changes between the different camp sessions: Bible & pen or pencil, sleeping bag, pillow and pajamas, swimsuit, beach towel and hat, flashlight, insect repellent, sun screen, warm jacket or sweater, running shoes, suitable camp clothes including pants, long sleeves and several changes of underwear & socks, rain wear (boots recommended), towels, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste and laundry bag.
Q. What is Winkler Bible Camp’s camper homesick policy?
A. Our cabin leaders are trained to deal with homesick campers, and are usually able to distract the camper from being homesick. If this does not work, the child may be allowed to call home in an attempt for the parent(s) to encourage the child to stay. Typically the camper is not allowed to call home, but it will be allowed in situations in which the camper is very homesick. If this does not help and the parent and camper agree that the camper should go home, this will be allowed. However, the camper will not be able to return to camp that week, nor will any refund be given.
Q. Does Winkler Bible Camp have a camp store?
A. Yes, Winkler Bible Camp’s Camp Store sells many items, such as t-shirts, zip hoodies, etc. The store will be open at registration and pick-up only. Please do not send money with your child. We accept cash, credit card and debit card only; no cheques.
Q. Are pets allowed on site?
A. No, for the health and safety of our petting zoo, as well as your animals, no pets are allowed on site. Not even during registration or closing program.