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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of healthcare is provided at Cedarbrook Camp?

Safety is our prime concern.  A healthy, injury free experience is our goal for the week. There is a nursing station which  parents/guardians and campers will visit on opening day during registration. A Registered Nurse is in camp and available for any arising needs 24 hours a day. We are equipped to give first aid care and administer prescribed medications, with emergency care  less than 30 minutes away. 

What if my camper has special health needs?

If your camper has a special health need, please contact Cedarbrook Camp before registering to be sure our camp is appropriate for your camper. The healthcare provider will supervise  all treatments and medication administration that is required for special needs, but your camper should be fairly knowledgeable and independent in their own care. 

What if my child gets sick or is injured?

Parent(s)/guardian(s) will be contacted when  the Healthcare Provider believes an injury is severe enough to require transport to a hospital.  Parent(s)/guardian(s) will be contacted when the Healthcare Provider believes an illness is such that the Camper needs to be isolated from other Campers or sent  home.  

My child is on medications. How will he/she receive them?

Our camp has a camp nurse who dispenses any required medications. Parents will have an opportunity to review any medications and procedures with the camp nurse on the first day of camp. 

What is the camp's philosophy and program emphasis?

Cedarbrook camp exists to help bring everyone into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Our program utilizes the natural beauty of the mountains to show off God’s handiwork. It is easier for campers to understand God’s magnificence when they are out in nature every day. We encourage campers to learn new skills and become more proficient in ones they already have. We also encourage the development of leadership skills among the campers and staff. Our CILT (Camper in Leadership Training) program is used as a natural progression from camper to leader. 

Do you require a physical examination?

A physical exam by a physician is recommended, but not required. Parents are required to fill out a medical health form during online registration. It is very important to be honest and open about any special needs your child might have. 

Do you have a camp store?

Yes, we call it the Tuck Shop. We offer camp t-shirts, small stuffed animals, candy, ice cream and a lot more! Any monies left in the camper’s Tuck Shop account at the end of the camp session will be considered a donation to Cedarbrook Camp Southern California. 

What is the counselor-to-camper ratio?

ACA standards require different ratios for varying ages. We generally have lower ratios than the ACA guidelines, keeping our cabin groups small. Our ratios are: One counselor for every six campers in grades 3 and 4; one to seven for grades 5 and 6; one to eight for grades 7 to 9; and one to ten for grades 10 to 12. 

What training to counselors receive?

We follow the American Camping Association (ACA) guidelines of training for our staff. Every counselor and staff person is required to attend the Pre-Camp training. This training is usually scheduled about six weeks before camp starts. Training continues the weekend before campers arrive and continues throughout the week with supervision.

What are the ages of the counselors?

We require our counselors to be at least 18 years old. The only exception to this rule are the campers that have gone through the CILT program, which is a two-year training program. 

How are behavioral and disciplinary problems handled?

There is a planned procedure we follow when a camper is a disciplinary problem. We sit down with the camper (or campers) to hear their side of the event. We talk about what happened, what went wrong, and then look at ways to make better decisions. Then we let them choose what they are going to do to correct their behavior. If this doesn’t resolve the problem, we meet with the Director to help with other ideas. Rarely do we need to call home; however, we will if the behavior problem continues.

  • Campers are required during registration, to sign a policy agreeing to refrain from the use of tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, profanity and abusive language or actions while at camp.
  • The camper further agrees to respect the authority of the camp staff and the rights of others.
  • Permission to be photographed with photos being used for camp promotions is provided during registration.
  • A parent’s signature is required stating that they give permission for the camper to participate in camp activities and to receive emergency treatment if necessary.