Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do I need to bring to camp?

A: Please label belongings – water bottle, t-shirts, shorts (no shorty shorts), t-shirts (no spaghetti straps, strapless, or shirts that show midriff/cleavage), long sleeved shirts, sweater, pants, socks, jacket, rain gear, sneakers, bible, notebook, pen/pencil, hat, sunscreen, one piece modest bathing suit (no bikinis/tankinis or speedos), insect repellent, sleeping bag/pillow, towel/facecloth, toothbrush/paste, flashlight, a positive attitude, respect, good appetite!

WHAT NOT TO BRING: electronics, game players, communication/entertainment devices – cell phones, ipods, MP3s, etc., knives, magazines, trading cards, valuable items, poor attitude or disrespect.

 

Q: What do I do with my child’s medications?

A: We have camp nurses who will administer your child’s medication. ALL medications (even over-the-counter and vitamins/supplements) must be given to the camp nurse during registration. This is for all campers’ safety and to avoid mistaken dosages and errors. Medications must be in their original labeled containers or sealed in blister packs from a pharmacy. These will all be returned at the end of camp.

 

Q: Is my child guaranteed to be placed with his/her requested room mate?

A: Though we cannot guarantee 100%, in the past it has not been a problem.

 

Q: Can my child attend camp even if we do not go to a church?

A: Yes please! Approximately 50% of our campers are not affiliated with a church. Our staff and speakers are well aware and equipped to minister to children of all backgrounds. We encourage campers to bring their friends for a life-changing experience.

 

Q: How much money does my child need for tuck (canteen)?

A: The recommendation is $10-$20 for a week-long camp and $5 for a mini camp.  Besides treats to snack on, there are other items for purchase (i.e. sweaters, t-shirts, bracelets, etc.).

 

Q: What about homesickness while at camp?

A: Our camp schedules are designed to keep campers busy and engaged all day to help avoid homesickness. The staff are well trained to deal with homesickness and rarely is there a camper sent home due to being homesick. (Usually, it’s parents who become ‘child-sick’!)

 

Q: What time do I pick-up and drop-off my child to and from camp?

A: Registration is from 3-5pm on all camps’ start date. We end our program early in the evening with a BBQ supper and ask that you pick your child up by 6 p.m.

 

Q: Can I call my child while at camp to see how he/she is doing?

A: We do not encourage phone calls to campers while at camp unless it is an urgent matter. This is to avoid interrupting the camp program, homesickness, and a large volume of phone calls. We do, however, suggest parents send the campers an encouraging note in the mail or e-mail throughout the week: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Q: What does a typical day look like?

A: From early-morning seal dips and flag pole roll call to lights out, the MBC experience is one that your child will not soon forget. Following breakfast we join together in interactive worship, drama and teaching with one of our special speakers. Daily electives such as canoeing, archery, drama, sports, or arts and crafts conclude the morning. After lunch, campers spend quality time with their bunk mates and cabin leaders, followed by group games, interest sessions, beach time and free time. Our Tuck Shop offers delicious ice cream and snacks during the afternoons. The day concludes with evening chapel, an evening activity and snack.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a question not addressed on this page. Call 902-257-2838 or e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.