Mail & Store - NEW 2020 MAIL POLICY
What do I need to know about the camp store?
The camp store is located in our cafe. Espresso, ice cream, candy and drinks are available in addition to clothing, merchandise, and souvenirs. Cafe/store hours are determined by the size of staff and the camp directors. Read on to see how campers can make purchases.
Summer Camps: Store money may be deposited during registration or at check-in. Money may be added while camp is in session by calling or sending an e-mail to the office. Any left over money is refunded in the envelope that is delivered during the check-out process. If store refund money is not picked up at check-out, it will treated as a donation to camp.
Retreats: During retreats and weekend camps, campers are responsible for their own store money.
The LBC store/cafe sells candy, drinks, healthy snacks, clothing items, and souvenirs. On average, parents designate approximately $20 for food/drink purchases, plus additional money for clothing and other non-perishable items if needed.
NEW MAIL POLICY STARTING THE SUMMER OF 2020!
Lakeside is asking parents to send no more than ONE letter per week to your camper and reconsider the sending of any oversized mail or packages. If you would like to bring a letter or package to the camp for delivery during the week, you may still drop it off on Sunday during check-in; however, WE WILL HAND OUT ONLY ONE PACKAGE PER CAMPER, PER WEEK. This will help us keep cabins de-cluttered, unwanted critters out of cabins, and, most important, help our campers focus on CAMP!
LBC is adopting this mail policy for the following reasons:
* The amount of daily camper packages have been steadily increasing each summer and has created an unnecessary burden on staff and volunteers, campers, and storage capacity.
* Each summer, we have received feedback from program leaders that "mail call" has cut into their program schedule due to the exorbitant amount of time it was taking.
* We want our parents to remember that one of the best things about sending their kids to camp is the opportunity it gives them to disconnect from everyday life. Camp provides space for campers to focus on the building of relationships with friends, old and new, and, of course, their Lord and Savior!
* Our campers have plenty of meals and snacks provided to them while at LBC. Our store/cafe also offers additional snacks for consumption during the day. Bringing packages containing food to the cabins has created several problems.
When sending a letter or package, please keep the following in mind:
- Please do not send perishable items or items that generate strong smells. Food items, especially, attract unwanted critters to cabins, can be hard to clean up after, and, if spilled, may leave odors or hard to get rid of stains.
- Please consider other campers when sending mail. We host campers who may have severe allergies to common snacks being sent to campers. There are also campers who do not receive any mail for a variety of reasons including financial hardship.
- ANY ITEMS RECEIVED IN EXCESS OF THE "ONE PACKAGE" LIMIT, whether via U.S. Mail or Hand Delivery, WILL BE HELD AT THE OFFICE AND RETURNED TO THE CHILD AT TIME OF CHECK-OUT.
To ensure accurate and timely delivery of letters:
Please put the camper's name and the name of camp attending (Jr. Boys, Staff, TCL) on the envelope, along with the address below.
C/O Lakeside Bible Camp
PO Box 310
Clinton, WA 98236
During summer camps, mail will be returned to sender if it arrives after the camper has returned home. LBC does not go to the post office on Saturdays, due to check-in obligations, so if mail is not received by Friday, it will not be delivered to the camper, but returned to sender.
Mail is not accepted for distribution during weekend retreats.