What is Winter Camp?
BCA’s True Life Winter Camp is an annual winter youth retreat that happens each year in the middle of February. It is an amazing opportunity for students (grades 6-12) to get away for a weekend and have a blast together participating in activities, games and building friendships with one another. Most importantly it is an opportunity for our students to take a weekend to focus on their relationship with Jesus.
The experiences students have at winter and summer camps are invaluable and deepen their relationships with Jesus in a powerful way. If you are a parent, we hope you will not only commit to sending your student(s) to camp, but will also join us in helping to sponsor students in need by donating to our scholarship fund. If you are a student, we encourage you to do WHATEVER it takes to make sure you can be a part of this amazing weekend. We hope to see you at this year’s Winter Camp!
When is Winter Camp?
FEBRUARY 15 – 17, 2019
Registration opens December 12, 2018
Who Can Participate?
All students in grades 6-12 during the 2018-2019 school year.
Early Bird Registration [December 12 – January 27] | $215
Standard Registration [January 28 – February 10] | $230
2019 Winter Camp will be held at Black Lake Bible Camp in Olympia, WA.
What to Bring/Not Bring
What to Bring:
A set (or two!) of clothes that can get messy!
Extra athletic shoes
Toiletries and towel
Shower flip flops
What NOT to Bring:
Electronic devices (iPod, gaming devices, tablets etc.), weapons (knives, handguns, lighters, etc.), explosives, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, bad attitude, inappropriate clothing (FOR LADIES: spaghetti strap tank tops, halter tops, sheer tops/bottoms, tops or bottoms that reveal the stomach, mini skirts, etc.; FOR GUYS: low rise jeans, spandex without shorts over the top; FOR BOTH: clothing with inappropriate images/sayings.).
For student safety, medication of any kind is not to be kept in the possession of students or leaders. All medication will be turned in to our camp nurse at check in. Please bring medication and any special instructions in a Ziplock bag labeled with your student’s name. This includes, but is not limited to: prescription medication, over the counter medication, vitamins/supplements, ibuprofen, allergy medication etc.
Cell Phone Policy:
We believe cell phones can be both a distraction and a tool. Students are permitted to bring phones if they choose and if parents allow it. True Life, BCA, and Double K Ranch are not responsible for lost or damaged cell phones. Phones are welcome and invited to be used for photos and to share with friends, families, social media etc. what’s going on at Winter Camp. However, if phones become a DISTRACTION from what is happening at camp, Life Leaders have been instructed to confiscate them until camp is over. It is our hope that cell phones will be utilized in a healthy way.
Winter Camp 2019: ALL THINGS NEW
Timeline & Information:
> ONLINE REGISTRATION: Dec 12 – Feb 10. Scholarship forms will be available Dec 12. Please check with True Life leadership for a scholarship form.
> CAMP CHECKIN: Students check in at BCA Friday, Feb 15 @ 3 PM.
> CAMP DEPARTURE: The bus will depart BCA Friday, Feb 15 @ 4 PM.
> CAMP RETURN: Students will be back at BCA Sun, Feb 17 @ 6 PM.
> CLOSING SERVICE: Parents and families are welcome to join us for our closing party in the BCA Activity Center on Sun, Feb 17 @ 6 PM.