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ACA Camping on Safe Sanctuaries - Camp Facilities - Health & Safety

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IGRC Safe Sanctuaries Policy - Camp Facilities - Health & Safety

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Where is East Bay Camp? - Camp Facilities

East Bay Camp is located conveniently near the Bloomington-Normal, IL, intersections of I-39, I-74, and I-55 Learn more: Directions to East Bay

Are you able to accommodate special diets? - Food Service

The camp is well-equipped to handle any dietary needs of campers and guests if requested in advance of the retreat.  If you are a camper registering for summer sessions, be sure to include that ...

How are children and vulnerable adults protected? - Health & Safety

The safety of campers, young and old, is a very high priority for the Illinois Great Rivers Conference camping and children's ministry.   Background Checks: Every adult (persons 18 and older) who is ...

How are summer camper accidents and illnesses handled? - Health & Safety

When a summer camper gets sick, parents/guardians will be notified of: An illness that persists longer than 24 hours; including fevers, coughs, excess expulsion of bodily fluids, allergic reactions, ...

How do you handle homesickness at summer camp? - Health & Safety - Preparing for Camp

Summer camp is a unique respite from the pressures of everyday life. Attending Camp is an incredible opportunity for your child to learn new skills, learn more about our amazing God, and develop ...

Is my child or teen insured while at camp? - Health & Safety

The Illinois Great Rivers Conference offers insurance coverage for medical claims arising from registered attendance at IGRC-sponsored camps or retreat events. This insurance is provided on an excess ...

Is there financial assistance for summer campers? - Preparing for Camp - Registration & Fees

IGRC Camping and Retreat Ministries does not want financial need to prevent any camper from attending summer programs.  In cases where Tier One: Assisted Prices (see FAQ on tiered pricing) is still ...

What does it mean to have ACA Accreditation? - Camp Facilities - Health & Safety

ACA (American Camp Association) accreditation is earned when camp sites maintain certain high standards for health and safety on site and in programming, as well as staff vetting, ongoing training, ...

What is "tiered pricing" all about? - Preparing for Camp - Registration & Fees

When registering for summer programs sponsored by the Illinois Great Rivers Conference, most campers will have three prices to choose from.  The reason for this tiered pricing is three-fold:  1) it ...

What kinds of things do campers generally need to bring to camp? - Preparing for Camp

In general, campers need to bring bedding, toiletries, linens, and clothing suitable for changing weather and outdoor activities.  There are things not to bring, too. To Bring: Clothing A daily ...