How do I register my child for camp?

We use an online registration system, for instructions on this process click here.  If you would rather register with a paper form, please contact our office at 204-325-9519 or office@winklerbiblecamp.com

Do you have financial assistance available for sending children to camp?

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. Please contact our office if you have any further questions about this.

My child has special needs, are they able to attend camp?

Yes! We are able to host campers with physical or intellectual disabilities and provide a one-on-one leader for your child’s stay at camp. There are limited spots for this each week, please contact the camp office to inquire about registration.

What does a typical day at camp look like?

Schedules vary based on the length of camp session, age group, and specific site, but a general camper schedule is as follows.

  • 9:00 AM - Breakfast
  • 10:00 AM - Bible Break
  • 10:30 AM - Activity 1
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch
  • 1:00 PM - Mid-Day Chapel
  • 1:30 PM - Activity 2
  • 3:00 PM - Canteen
  • 4:00 PM - Activity 3​
  • 5:30 PM - Supper​
  • 6:30 PM - Activity 4​
  • 8:00 PM - Evening Chapel​
  • 8:30 PM - Evening Snack​
  • 9:15 PM - Cabin Devos​
  • 10:00 PM - Bed Time​

Do you have qualified medical staff on site?

A qualified medical officer is always on site during the weekdays in July and August and we are a 5 minute drive from Boundary Trails Health Centre. The health and care of your child are very important to us while they are here. If your child has any medical information please make the camp aware of this through the registration portal. 

Can my child request to be with a friend?

You may make up to two cabinmate requests. Please note that each cabinmate requested must be within two grade years of the camper being registered, and be registering for the same camp session. While every effort is made to honour cabinmate requests, it is not a guarantee. A maximum of three friends will be placed in the same cabin, to ensure a healthy cabin dynamic.

How does your pick up procedure work? Who can pick up my child?

Please reschedule all appointments and prior commitments that conflict with a camper’s registered camp session. If this is not possible, please contact the camp office to reschedule your camp session. Campers will not be allowed to return to camp if they are picked up early. In order to keep Winkler Bible Camp a safe place for your child, campers must be signed out at the end of their stay. The name of the pick-up person will be required during registration. If this changes during the week, please notify the camp office before pick-up time.

When will my child receive their acceptance letter?

We do our best to send out an acceptance package by email or mail within 10 business 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 alternative date that will work for you. Winkler Bible Camp will not hold your child’s spot without registration and either deposit, full payment, or confirmation of alternative funding.

When do I pay the outstanding balance?

 The balance for all camp sessions in July is due on June 15th. The balance for all camp sessions in August is due on July 15th. You can find the remaining balance owing when you login to your account on our online application portal here, or by contacting our office. You may use a credit card to pay your balance online or over the phone. To use cash or cheque, please stop by the office during office hours or send payment in the mail. Please ensure that the balance is paid promptly to avoid any complications at registration.

What are the waivers and conditions I sign off on when registering my child?

Click here to see the waivers and conditions you agree to when you register your child.

How do you care for campers who feel homesick?

Our cabin leaders are trained to deal with homesick campers, and are usually able to help them through it by distracting them with the many fun activities at camp. If this does not work, the child may be allowed to call home in an attempt for the parent to encourage the child to stay. If your child is struggling we may call you to see what you recommend, because sometimes having a camper call home makes it harder for them to stay. If this does not help and the parent and camper agree that the camper should go home, we would help line that up. In this case the camper will not be able to return to camp that week, nor will any refund be given.

How can I see what my child is doing while at camp?

Sign up to receive daily camp updates about your child’s camp session sent directly to your phone. This will include photos, videos, and information about your child’s week of camp, as it’s happening! This one-way communication will provide unique content specific to your child’s session of camp and will let you know what they’re doing each day. Sign up by logging into your account here and selecting the “Daily Text Updates – Add-on”
 

Other Methods:
During your child’s stay, we have a team dedicated to capturing the fun through photos and video. These can be seen on our social media platforms.

Can I communicate with my child while they’re at camp?

You sure can! Remember the feeling of getting a letter? Probably not, but why not give your child that vintage experience! We would love for you to send a message to your child that our camp mailperson can personally deliver to them at lunch. Send an email message to mailbag@winklerbiblecamp.com before Thursday and we’ll print it on our very own postcard template (see a sample here). The mailbag is available for 4 & 5 days camps.

Sample Mail

To provide the best experience and help prevent homesickness, we discourage direct contact with your child during their week of camp. If you have any concerns or a time-sensitive message for them, please contact the camp office at 204-325-9519 or office@winklerbiblecamp.com.

What should I pack for my child?

Click here for a printable list of what to bring and what not to bring for your child’s time at camp.

Where is Winkler Bible Camp?

We are located 90 minutes South-West of Winnipeg, and just 10 minutes outside of the city of Winkler.  Search for “Winkler Bible Camp” in Google Maps or click here for the Google Maps location. 

Are pets allowed on site?

For the health and safety of our petting zoo, as well as your animals, there are no pets allowed on site at any time.

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