What does LWBC cost?
Overnight Camp=$380 Day Camp=$245
High School Retreat=$125
High School Service Team=$50
An early bird discount of $25 is available for campers who register before April 15th, 2022 (doesn’t apply to high school retreat or high school service team).
Each additional sibling who registers for camp receives a discount of $25.
Are there scholarships available to help my child attend LWBC?
Lake Waubesa Bible Camp strives to make camp experiences affordable and available to all. Generous friends of LWBC provide funds for a limited number of partial camp scholarships based on financial needs. Funds are awarded as available and range from $50 to up to half a week of camp. The scholarship application is available within the registration process. The registration must be completed, including paid deposit, to complete the scholarship request. (Deposit will be refunded if scholarship funds are not available and camper will therefore not attend camp.) Campers are eligible to receive a scholarship for ONE week of camp.
What will my camper do at LWBC?
Campers are divided into cabin groups, led by a counselor, and spend much of their week with that group. There are opportunities for all-camp activities and free time for campers to spend with other cabins. Our main activities include: zipline/climbing wall, archery, slingshot, crafts, boating, paddleboarding, swimming, escape rooms, low ropes, and teambuilding. Campers also enjoy a variety of large group games and outdoor activities, such as volleyball, playground, trampoline, and lawn games. Each day includes a morning chapel followed by a Bible study and an evening chapel. These also include songs of worship and a daily skit.
How should I prepare my camper for camp?
For more information on how to prepare your camper for his or her week once you’ve registered, check out the confirmation forms found in the “Forms and Documents” section of your parent dashboard. Or find them here:
- Preparing for Day Camp
- Preparing for Overnight Camp (Crew & Voyager)
- Preparing for High School Retreat
- Preparing for High School Service Team: Day Camp
- Preparing for High School Service Team: Voyager
Don’t hesitate to reach out with specific questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
What is LWBC doing in response to COVID-19?
We will continue to follow protocols to ensure safety of all campers and staff. This includes cleaning procedures, adjustments of some activities, as well as, increasing number of outdoor meals and activities. We have also made adjustments to our drop-off and pick-up procedures, and protocols for leaving overnight camp during week of attendance. Vaccinations and covid testing are NOT required to participate in camp programs. At this time we are not expecting any face masking to be required.
More information on LWBC’s general COVID-19 protocols can be found here.
Who are the staff who will be caring for my camper?
All year-round staff have served at LWBC for 5-30+ years, are background-checked, and are integrally involved in all aspects of the summer program. Our summer staff, both counselors and support staff, is comprised of young adults who have been through a thorough application and interview process, complete with a background check. Once hired, each summer staffer undergoes training (both virtually and in-person) in all areas of the camp program, including first aid, activity rules and oversight, emergency procedures, and more.
What if my child has food allergies and/or a special diet?
LWBC holds camper safety as a priority. We can make accommodations for most allergies and special diets (including gluten-free and vegetarian). Please indicate all food allergies in your health history form. The camp healthcare staff will clarify food allergies at registration. If you have additional questions or concerns regarding your child’s food allergy or special diet, please email our healthcare supervisor Becca Kregness at email@example.com
What if my child has medications he/she needs to bring to camp or other healthcare needs?
Parents are required to complete a thorough medical history form for each camper attending camp, giving information on health history, immunizations, food allergies, medications, mental health, and other health needs. Camp staff will keep and dispense all medications (prescription and over-the-counter) for campers while they are attending camp. Our desire is that every camper has a safe, healthy experience at camp. LWBC healthcare staff will ask follow-up questions on medications, food allergies, and other needs at registration. If you would like to ask specific questions regarding accommodations your camper needs, please email our healthcare supervisor Becca Kregness at firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens in extreme weather?
Year-round staff closely monitor weather patterns and potential situations and respond quickly and calmly. In the event of extreme weather situations, LWBC is equipped with several locations for campers and staff to shelter safely.
Please note that all camps are held rain or shine, including day camp.
What denomination is LWBC affiliated with?
LWBC is an independent evangelical Christian camp. We welcome all camper and families to attend camp. All spiritual teaching comes from the recognition of the inspiration, authority, and reliability of the Scriptures. Learn more about our mission, values, and statement of faith here.
How can I support LWBC?
LWBC is able to continue its ministry through the awesome help of our extended camp family. We would love for you to support this mission as we seek to create opportunities for life change through the love of Christ.
You can pray be:
- Praying! Prayer has a powerful role in sharing the gospel. Check out our current prayer requests here.
- Donate stuff. You can find our wish list here.
- Financially support our missionary staff, camper scholarship fund, or general camp fund. Donate online here.
- Volunteer. Right now we are limited for our on-site volunteer opportunities. But…
How can I contact my camper while he/she is away?
Letters and packages can be sent to camp using the following format:
Name of Your Camper
Lake Waubesa Bible Camp
2851 Crescent Dr.
McFarland, WI 53558
You may drop off packages in the designated package drop-off bin at camp. If you would like to send an email to your camper, please send it to email@example.com. Make sure you include the camper’s first and last name in the subject line. Campers will be able to purchase postcards, envelopes, and stamps in the camp store should they desire to send a letter home.
For the safety of all, campers are not permitted to have cell phones during their week of camp. Should you need to contact camp at any time, please call 608-838-3335. Please remind your camper to leave cell phones, I-pods, e-readers, watch/other devices that connect to wifi, and other electronic devices at home.
What if my camper is waitlisted?
All waitlisted campers will receive an email update in early June regarding their status. Campers will not be moved from the waitlist to enrollment without confirmation from parents/guardians.
No payment is needed to add a camper to a waitlist. If a space opens up for your camper, no charge will be made without contact.