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GENERAL CAMP INFORMATION

 

APPLICATIONS

Campers who apply before June 1 have a greater chance to get their choice of activities while at camp. They will also get a $15.00 discount. Applications must be completely filled in and accompanied with either full camp fee or ½ of camp fee as a deposit.

 

REGISTRATION

Registration is from 1:30-4 pm. on the Sunday your camp begins. Please plan to arrive between these times. Camp staff needs time to see previous campers off and prepare for your arrival. Only those with processed applications received early enough to for return confirmation are guaranteed a place at camp.

 

Each camper must be accompanied by an adult until the registration process is complete. Those riding the bus will confirm with the bus attendant that all is in order. Each camper must be accompanied by maintenance medications given to the nurse at camp or to the bus attendant.

 

Any refunds due (except “camp bank”) will be processed at the end of the camp season. Unused “camp bank” funds will be returned to the camper on the Sunday morning they leave camp.

 

CAMPER CHECK-OUT

Campers may check out between 9:00 and 11:00 am. the last day of camp. Parents will check campers out with a staff member stationed near the camp office. All campers must be signed out by a staff member. You are allowed to leave only with a parent or authorized pick-up person as designated on their application.

 

LETTERS AND PHONE CALLLS

Campers love to get letters and packages (no sweets, please). Please send them early so they will be sure to arrive while the camper is still at camp.  Due to the nature of our program, it is best for all incoming calls to be limited to emergencies only. This keeps our phone available for business and emergency use. Our staff will assist campers in making any emergency calls home if necessary. We encourage you to write rather than call; kids love to hear their name during mail call. 

 

CAMP STORE

Camp Yavapines has a trading post for souvenirs and camp items for purchase. We recommend that any store money be placed in the “camp bank” for safe keeping ($20 to $30 is adequate). You may include store money with the application for speedier check-in at camp on Sunday.

 

CAMPER FEE

Includes lodging, meals, activity instruction, secondary accident insurance (not health insurance), and 24 hour supervision. Store, spending money, offerings, and donations are not included in the camp fee. We are committed to making camp available to all children that desire to attend. Please call the summer camp director if you need help with financial arrangements.

 

Donations: All offerings collected at Arizona Adventist Youth Camps go into our fund to help sponsor a financially challenged camper. It you have a desire to sponsor a camper please mark it appropriately in the financial section of the application.  

 

THE FACILITY and PROGRAM

 

Arizona Adventist Youth Camps. . .

Nestled in the cool pines of of Prescott, AZ, Camp Yavapines shares 55 years of Camping experience with boys and girls, ages 7-16.  Campers choose from a list of over a dozen activities that are not only fun but are also designed to encourage learning, teach independence, build self esteem and stimulate mind and hand creativity.

 

Camp Yavapines received 2005 annual Camp of the Year award from the Association of Adventist Camp Professionals. The Association is made up of all the camps in the North American Division and recognizes one camp in each Union annually. The award is based on progress, what is happening at the camp, advancement of Adventist camp objectives, and dedication to camp ministries.

 The first Arizona Junior Camp was held in 1934 with Elder E.W. Dunbar as director.


Mission Statement: To guide campers to cement a relationship with Jesus their Lord, enjoy and learn of God’s creation, and to share His love with others

 

Arizona Adventist Youth Camps hold their camps in this facility each summer. Summer camp activities include: Lake Front activities of canoeing and kayaking on a nearby lake.

Swimming in the Jr Olympic pool includes lessons in beginning swimming, intermediate swimming, diving, and aerobic exercise.

Rappelling is a special course during Teen camp taught by a certified instructor.

 

Plus there is Archery, Horseback riding, Outdoor Living Skills, BMX Biking, Tumbling, Gymnastics, and Creative Crafts that lead to receiving an honor badge when requirements are met.  Go Karts were added in the summer of 2007. Each Saturday night a Talent Hour is presented by the campers.

 

Facilities:

The camp has dining and sleeping facilities. The cabins sleep 6 to 10 campers with a counselor in each one. For summer youth camps we have staff to meet the needs of 100 campers per week.

A modern sanitary kitchen serves delicious vegetarian, kid friendly meals in the Howard Nash Dining Room.

The infirmary, where a camp doctor or nurse is on duty, offers a retreat if first aid or bed rest for minor indisposition is needed.

A baseball field has area for ball games and other large group activities.

A large open dome provides shelter for open air activities if it rains.

An air-conditioned gymnasium provides an area for basketball or volleyball.

There are covered wagons where cabin units can take turns sleeping out.

Wagon Camp is a campfire bowl seating up to 225 for evening programs. It has a stage and lighting for drama presentations.

 

Martin Murray Museum

See Harry Javelina at the Martin Murray Museum located right here at Camp. Museum hours are arranged at special times for each group. Some of the "must see" items to enjoy are the fabulous rock, art, and Native American artifact collections.

 

A Typical Day at Summer Camp

Rise and Shine

Morning Devotions– campers spend time alone reading God’s Word or other devotional material and praying.

Flag Raising-demonstrating respect for the freedoms we enjoy

Cabin Capers – cabins are cleaned and chores are dome around the camp

Bible Exploration – counselors lead their cabin in group discussions and devotions

Skill Building Activities – camper select various activities for each day - see activities section of brochure

Free Time – campers have time to relax with friends and visit the camp store (always under the guidance of a counselor)

Evening Programs – special evening program relating to weekly themes provide campers with lots of fun and enjoyment.

Singing and Campfires – most days end with a special time singing around the campfire.

Cabin Devotions – counselors spend time with their campers before bed

Lights Out