Parent Corner

Welcome Kirby Parents!

 

General Camp Information:

CONSENT FORMS: The Health and Transportation Form needs to be completed one month before your child attends camp. Please also upload a picture (school picture or snapshot) of your child with the Health form. This is required by ACA and helps the nurse identify your child. Health and Transportation Forms can be found here.

CAMPERSHIPS:  Campership funds are finite and will be funded on a first come, first served basis. Please e-mail me at kathryn@campfiresamish.org or call the Camp Fire Office at 360-733-5710 to request an application.

OPEN HOUSE: Please come and join us for the Kirby Open House on Sunday, April 23 2:00-5:00 pm. Get to know some of the staff that will be working this summer and tour Camp Kirby. Everyone is welcome, and there will also be a Spaghetti Dinner beginning at 5:00 admission to benefit Camp Kirby!

LEAVE AT HOME: Please leave all iPods, cell phones, tablets/laptops, video games and other electronic items at home. Personal sports and camping equipment, including pocket knives, are not needed as we supply these items.

EMERGENCIES: All staff members are carefully trained in emergency procedures, first aid and CPR. In the event that your child becomes ill or injured to the point where they are no longer able to fully enjoy their time at camp we will make every effort to contact you and seek advanced medical help. If you need to get a hold of us in case of an emergency, our Emergency Only phone number is (360) 389-3542. Please keep in mind that we are mostly outside monitoring camp activities, so this line is reserved for emergencies only. In a non-emergent situation you may e-mail the Camp Director at Kathryn@campfiresamish.org OR call our office at (360)733-5710.

EXPULSION: For the safety of all campers, anyone in possession of or using any form of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or weapons at camp will be sent home immediately. We do not tolerate violence or bullying.

NAMETAGS: We encourage you to mark your child’s clothes and personal items, as we donate several boxes of lost clothing each year! For photos of “found” items please click here.

DIRECTIONS TO CAMP: Here is a map, and directions to Camp Kirby.

Printable Map to Camp Kirby

Printable Directions to Camp Kirby

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Camp Director & Registrar, KitKat (Kathryn), at kathryn@campfiresamish.org or (360)733-5710.

Resident Camp

FINANCIAL INFORMATION: All forms and full payment must be in the Camp Fire Office one month prior to your child’s first session. You may pay with a credit card via your online account, or with cash or check via our office. Cancellation or session transfers (subject to a $25 transfer fee) must be made one month prior to the camp session to receive a refund of anything beyond the non-refundable $50 deposit. If your child leaves camp early due to illness or injury, the child may be able to attend a later session. If there is not a later season that will work, we will issue a non-transferable prorated voucher that can be used in future years. If your child leaves camp early or arrives late due to homesickness, behavior problems, or for any other reason, there will be no refunds or prorated fees.

CHECK-IN AND PICK-UP TIMES: Camp check-in/drop-off is 3-4 p.m. on Sunday for 1-week sessions. Camper pick up is 10-11 a.m. on Saturday. Shorter sessions check-in is from 3-4 p.m. on the specified day and pick up is 10-11 a.m. on the specified day. A wellness check is part of the check-in protocol.  Please do not arrive early for check-in or pick-up! If you do arrive early, a line will form at the gate at the top of the hill. The gate opens promptly at 3:00PM for check-in, and 10:00AM for pick-up. The speed limit on Camp property is 5 MPH. Please no pets at camp.

MAIL AT CAMP: Mail at camp is very important! Campers are encouraged to write home, and the happiest campers are the ones that receive  mail during their session. Mail can be addressed to Camper’s name, Camp Kirby, 4734 Samish Point Rd, Bow, WA 98232.  Please do NOT send food/candy as this brings critters into the cabins and creates many extra problems. Allow at least 4-7 days for your mail to reach Camp Kirby. If a camper’s mail arrives at Camp before they do, it WILL be held and delivered once they arrive. Any mail received after a child has left Camp Kirby will be marked “Return to Sender”.

PACKING:

Please leave all iPods, cell phones, tablets, laptops, video games and other electronic items at home. Personal sports and camping equipment, including pocket knives, are not needed as we supply these items. All bags will be checked for the above items and snack food, and if found will then be returned to the parents.

POLICY ON HOMESICKNESS AND CALLS HOME: Our staff is trained to handle homesickness; however, should a camper persist in homesickness we will call you for advice on how you would like us to handle the situation. Our director is happy to talk to parents who want to “check” on their campers, but campers will not be called to the phone unless it is an emergency.  In a non-emergent situation you may e-mail the Camp Director at Kathryn@campfiresamish.org OR call our office at (360)733-5710.

CAMP STORE: The camp store will be open on opening and closing days and a few days during the week for the campers. All money brought to camp must be checked in at the camp store during the check-in process, and an account will be kept for these campers. The store sells Kirby sweatshirts and t-shirts, camp souvenirs, postcards and stamps, flashlights and batteries, and so much more. The Kirby store does not stock any food or candy. All account balances over $5.00 will be refunded by check from the Administrative Office unless you check the donation box. Any account balance of $5.00 or less will NOT be refunded, and will instead be donated to benefit Camp Kirby.

Day Camp

FINANCIAL INFORMATION: All forms and full payment must be in the Camp Fire Office one month prior to Day Camp. You may pay with a credit card via your online account, or with cash or check via our office. Cancellations must be made one month prior to the camp session to receive a refund of anything beyond the non-refundable $50 deposit. If your child leaves camp early due to illness or injury, the child may be able to attend a later session. If there is not a later season that will work, we will issue a non-transferrable prorated voucher that can be used in future years. If your child leaves camp early or arrives late due to homesickness, behavior problems, or for any other reason, there will be no refund or prorated fees.

CHECK-IN AND PICK-UP TIMES: Day Camp Drop-off is from 9:15-9:30AM, and pick-up is at 3:00. There is an optional overnight on Thursday night, and a family program at 1:00 on Friday afternoon. Monday through Thursday, drop-off and pick-up will be organized at the top of the hill in an attempt to keep 2-way traffic off of hill. On Friday, families will be invited to drive down into camp to attend our afternoon program and tour camp. See information below about our open house in April as well.

MEALS: You are responsible for packing a lunch for your camper Monday-Thursday. We will provide a snack each day as well as dinner on Thursday, and breakfast and lunch on Friday.

CAMP STORE: The camp store will be open Friday, the final day of camp, after the parent program. The store sells Kirby sweatshirts and t-shirts, Kirby water bottles, hats, Frisbees, and so much more. The Kirby store does not stock any food or candy. The camp store accepts cash, check, or Visa/Mastercard.

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