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REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS (for all weeks but Family Camp... see below for Family Camp)

  1. Read the important information below concerning Upon Arrival, Agreement, Dress Standards, What to Pack, What NOT to Bring, Medication Policy, and Rooming Policy.
  2. DOWNLOAD or PRINT OUT a REGISTRATION FORM here. DO NOT COMPLETE THIS FORM IN YOUR WEB BROWSER (Explorer/Chrome/Firefox/etc.) as you cannot save or sign your completed form. The downloaded form can be saved and signed.
  3. Fill out the form completely (either by hand or using Acrobat Reader), specifying the week of camp desired, giving all medical information and health insurance information (if any), and free T-shirt size (if meeting the early-registration deadline).
  4. Be sure the form is signed (or e-signed in Acrobat Reader) by a parent or guardian! Also, note our medication policy below.
  5. E-mail the completed form as an attachment to rrbc@rrbiblecamp.org and use the "Pay Now" button below to pay your $20 non-refundable, partial payment via the secure PayPal website (credit cards accepted) or mail the completed form and the $20 non-refundable, partial payment to: RRBC, 875 B Avenue, Scranton, IA 51462. Pre-registration is not considered completed until both the completed registration form is received and the required partial payment is made.

Payment Amount
Week of Camp or payment purpose
Camper Name or "Other" info.


For FAMILY CAMP REGISTRATION, no pre-registration fee is required. Please fill out and mail or e-mail in the Family Camp Registration Form at least two weeks ahead of time. Do NOT fill in the form in your web browser. Download the form first and then fill that downloaded form in with Acrobat Reader or by hand. Lodging requests will be granted in the order that the registration forms arrive. Campers under 19 years of age must be attended by a responsible adult.

EARLY REGISTRATION
If your completed form and non-refundable partial payment of $20 is postmarked (or received as an e-mail pdf attachment and paid via PayPal) at least two weeks prior to your desired camp (early-registration), a $20 reduction in cost is granted along with a free camper t-shirt (select size on form). But even if missing this early-registration deadline, it helps us immensely in our planning for staffing and for food ordering if you can register just as soon as possible. Thank you! (Camper t-shirts are also sold in the bookstore while supplies last.)

AGREEMENT
In addition to registration, each camper agrees to obey all rules and regulations of the camp. Any malicious or repeated violation of these rules and regulations will result in the camper forfeiting all camp fees and being sent home at his (or her) sponsor’s expense. “Rules for acceptance and participation in the program are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, or national origin.”

STANDARDS
In seeking to honor Christ, encourage purity of thought, and observe modesty, we maintain high Christian standards on the grounds in conduct and dress. Tops must be modest, not low cut and not revealing any undergarments or any skin at the waist. Long-length, crew cut T-shirts are preferred. No shirts promoting alcohol, tobacco, secular music, or the occult are allowed. Shorts, dresses, and skirts are required to be within 3 inches of the knee. Revealing clothing such as spandex shorts, net shirts, loose-fitting muscle shirts cannot be worn alone. We also ask that all body piercing jewelry be removed before arriving, except in female ears. Conservative one-piece bathing suits are to be worn for swimming (two-piece suits are allowed only with a non-white t-shirt).

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP
  • Bible, pencil, small notebook
  • Sleeping bag or blankets
  • Sheets, pillow and case
  • Casual clothing (see STANDARDS)
  • A pair of old long pants, socks, and closed-toed shoes are required for some activities!
  • Swimming suit (see STANDARDS)
  • Two or three dress-up outfits (entirely optional)
  • Towels and personal hygiene articles
  • Warm sweater or jacket, rain wear
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent
  • Money for snacks, crafts, offerings and bookstore (optional)
  • Ball glove, camera (optional)
  • Extra pair of old socks and tennis shoes (closed-toed shoes required for some activities!)
  • Large garbage bag (for carrying out wet clothes the last day)
Label everything: Please mark everything with the camper’s name, especially towels, shirts, cameras, etc. Campers tend to lose unlabeled items.

WHAT NOT TO BRING
Do not bring these items to camp. Bringing such items may result in dismissal from camp without refund or the permanent loss of the article.
Radios CD Players iPods, iPads, (etc)
Cell Phones Electronic Games Knives
Fireworks Books (except devotionals) Magazines
Squirt Guns Body Rings (body piercings) Alcohol
Tobacco Products Laser pens/pointers Illegal drugs
Firearms Short shorts Crop tops
Spaghetti straps Loose-fitting muscle shirts Shirts promoting alcohol
tobacco, secular music
or the occult


MEDICATIONS POLICY
All medications must be administered by our camp nurse. If your camper needs to take medication at camp, you must turn them in to the camp nurse at the registration table upon arrival. All over-the-counter and non-prescription drugs must remain in the ORIGINAL CONTAINER. All prescription medications must be in a PHARMACY-LABELED container with the camper’s name on it. Loose pills will not be accepted.

UPON ARRIVAL
Upon arrival, the parent or guardian should bring the camper, any medications, and any spending money (for Junior High and younger) to the registration table in the R. T. Smith Memorial Chapel. Please take a number in the foyer (for larger camps) and take a seat in the air-conditioned chapel. The registration line will open at the scheduled time for that camp. The staff is not available prior to that time because of other commitments. It is essential to have the camper present at the registration time along with any medications (see Medications Policy above) and spending money. For the health of all campers, a discreet lice check will be performed for each camper. Any camper found to have lice cannot be allowed to stay. The swimming pool (weather permitting), miniature golf, recreation room, and playground will be available during the registration period.

ROOMING POLICY
We know that rooming with old friends at camp is fun; so is meeting new friends. Campers can select another camper (or counselor) that they would like to room with. RRBC allows no more than three close friends in the same room or cabin for the following reasons: Rooming with a room full of old friends discourages the making of new friends. Also, any remaining roommates may end up feeling isolated, not a part of the “group.” Maintaining cabin/room order can become more difficult. We do our best to grant rooming choices, but occasionally it is impossible to grant everyone’s desires. Even when that happens, there are still plenty of opportunities to spend time together throughout the day.

PHONING OR VISITING
We take our responsibility of caring for your camper very seriously. If there is an emergency of any kind for your camper (including severe homesickness), we will notify you promptly. But we do not allow personal phone calls, either incoming or outgoing, or personal visits during the camp session due to the interruption to the schedule and the effect on camper morale. If a serious concern arises, you may contact the camp director to discuss the situation.

HOMESICKNESS POLICY
The well-being of each camper is carefully monitored. In the few occasions when a camper is severely homesick, we will attempt to notify the parent or guardian to discuss the situation. We do not allow the camper to call home directly.


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