Frequently Asked Questions
When do we need to arrive?
Check in is between 12:30pm and 1:30pm on August 3rd, 2020
When do youth need to be picked up?
Youth need to be picked up at 3:00pm on Friday August 7th - Closing Mass is at 2:00pm and families are invited and encouraged to attend.
Does my child need spending money?
We do have a camp store where we sell snacks, drinks, cd's, t-shirts. We suggest $60 for camp store for the week.
Can I send cards to my kids during camp?
Yes! You are welcome to send an encouraging note to your campers while they are away for the week. Feel free to include a little gifty or an additional $5 for the store:) Mail can be send to:
c/o (insert child's name)
19651 NW Old Railroad Grade Rd.
Yamhill, OR 97148
Is there going to be a camp video this year?
Yes! Once again we will have a team at camp taking videos and pictures through out the week. Cost of the video/photos links is included in your registration fee this year and well worth every penny.
Is the cell phone service?
No. In case of Emergency you can call the Camp Yamhill land line, 503-662-3710, and a staff member can get a message to your child. This should be for emergencies only!
What do I pack?
Please see the Forms and Information page for the full packing list!
What are the sleeping accommodations?
Youth sleep in cabins with bunk beds. They are separated by grades. There are 3-4 female cabins and 3 male cabins with Youth Ministers/chaperones in each of them (in a separate room). Youth sleep up to 6 per room, each cabin has 6 rooms. Youth choose their room and bunk after checking in at camp, we do not reserve rooms or roommates for campers.
Can my child be in the same group with his or her friend?
Youth can sleep in the same rooms with their friends as long as they are in the same age group. Youth can sit with who they choose during meals, Mass, and presentations. Youth can go to the swimming hole, canoe, play field games and spend their free time with who they choose. However the 4 1/2 hours they are on the ropes courses during the day we cannot guarantee that they will be in the same groups as their friends. Groups are broken up to make sure they have a chance to get to meet new people from other parishes and experience different ropes courses each year.
What makes this camp Catholic?
The short answer would be everything! We have daily Mass, Catholic prayers and blessings, evening talks with Catholic themes and a night set aside for Reconciliation and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The staff is made up of Catholic Priests, Youth Ministers and Catholic Speakers/Musicians.
Can my non-Catholic friend attend camp?
Yes! We have youth who are not Catholic attend camp every year, however they should know that we are a Catholic camp and we do celebrate Mass every day and we also have teachings on the Catholic church, along with Reconciliation Services and Catholic prayers. All though non Catholic’s cannot receive the Sacraments they will be expected to attend Mass, and everything we do with the other youth attending camp.
Are there scholarships available?
Higher Calling Ropes Camp cannot offer scholarships, however many of the parishes offer opportunities to fundraise to help offset the cost of the camp. Contact your youth minister to see if they will be doing anything.