We have come to believe that camp is one of the most spiritually significant weeks of a students life each year.  As a parent, it is one of the greatest investments you can make into the spiritual development of your student!


1.  It is time away from the busy routine and the distractions of every day life that often make it difficult to hear God’s voice.
2.  It is a time away that provides moments of discussion around faith, doubts and struggles with trusted and equipped adults.
3.  It is a time away that allows a student to worship God and focus on who He is.
4.  It is a time away that allows a student to create community with other students who are seeking to connect with God and discover the extraordinary life He has planned for them.

We know that you may have questions about how we run camp, so we took some time to answer some of the most common questions we receive.  If your question is not answered below please feel free to contact me at sasha@jesusistruehope.com.


FAQ's for Jr. High and Sr. High camps

(Kids camp FAQ's are located on the Kids Camp page)


How are they going to be getting up to camp? Who will be driving?

The students will be transported up to camp in one of your church’s vehicles or church approved vehicles. All drivers have been background checked and placed on the church’s insurance. For more information on the transportation details that pertain to your specific church, contact your youth pastor.

What is your stance on cell phones? Why?

Please contact your individual youth pastor to find out your church's specific policies. We ask that cell phones will not be a distraction up at camp. As a camp we would like the students to have the opportunity to get away and engage the relationships that are there, and we believe that limiting cell phone distractions will help us accomplish that. Students will have the opportunity to use their cell phones to connect with you as a parents and take a selfie for Insta halfway through the week. The rest of time the cellphones will be kept by the counselors unless their is a pressing need for the student to contact you.

What is the rooming situation? Can my student request a friend to be with? Are the boys near the girls?

We will be rooming in cabins filled with bunk beds. Students will need to bring their own bedding (sheets and blankets, or sleeping bags). There will be designated guy and girls cabins. We do the best we can to accommodate all requests for rooming.

Do I need to send any extra money? How much?

Sending extra money is at the discretion of the parent.  The only extra costs at camp are the snack shop that is open two times a day, optional merchandise to buy and rafting ($40). The rafting cost will be collected at registration.

Will they be going off campus?

We don’t typically take students off campus unless we a going White Water Rafting in Riggins.  All off campus activities abide by our two adult rule, which simply states that two adults must be present at each event.

What is the student to adult ratio?

Typically, the student to adult ratio ranges between 8:1 to 12:1 depending on the age of campers and size of the room they are sleeping in. For more information on how many leaders or which leaders will be present for your church, contact your youth pastor.   

What is your stance on PDA?

We request no public displays of affection while at camp.

Swimming Suit Attire

Please dress appropriate for all water-sport activities (jet skis, tubing, slip-n-slide, rafting).  We encourage a swim shirt/rash-guard for some water activities to ensure appropriateness and modesty. We ask both guys and girls to bring modest swimwear, guys nothing to high or low, and girls either tankini’s or one-piece swimsuits. Keep in mind most of the water activities are more for sport than leisure.

Rafting?  Who is providing this service? What is the cost?

We are providing one day of rafting through Mountain River Outfitters out of Riggins, ID.  This is an additional cost of $40 which will be collected at registration. This will require an additional release form provided by Mountain River Outfitters.

Is there a nurse? Can my child take his or her own medicine or do I need to give it to the nurse?

We do have a certified nurse who attends all of our camping events. If your child is on any kind of medication or has a medical issue we encourage you to note that on their registration form. High school students may take their own medicine with parent permission. We just ask that you notify us at check-in so the nurse is aware of any prescription medication.

Who do I pay? When is my money due?
Payments can be given to your church. Double check with your youth pastor, but generally money will be accepted up until the day we leave - however paying prior to registration will speed up the process. If there are any other issues or questions regarding money contact your youth pastor. 

What should I Bring?

  • Bible, Notebook, Pen

  • Toiletries (Shampoo, Conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant,

    feminine products etc)

  • Clothes (Keep in mind it gets colder at night in McCall: jeans/long pants,

    sweatshirt, shorts & tee shirts)

  • Sleeping Bag or sheets & a pillow

  • Bathing suit (and optional dark shirt, see above re: swimming suit attire)

  • Towel (beach towel & shower towel)

  • Spending Money for snacks, band merch, and paintball (Parents, we suggest no more than $50, but its at your discretion)

  • Bug spray & sunscreen

    What not to bring: Air soft guns, fire works, alcohol, drugs, cell phones, inappropriate music (if you have to ask don’t bring it), portable DVD players/kindles/iPads, items for pranks, anything expensive you don’t want stolen or broken

What to bring at registration?

  • Rafting Waiver and additional $40

  • Medication

  • Money if you haven't paid your registration fee