Why Camp Buc?
Camp is a safe place where campers can explore their faith through Bible study, worship, fun and fellowship with the supportive guidance of caring staff. Camp staff strives to create this safe place by building healthy relationships. Each camper becomes a part of a family group (usually two cabins form a family unit — one girl and one boy cabin with their cabin counselors). In these family groups, campers grow together, play together, and learn new skills as they work and play, worship and pray, and live together in Christian community.
Throughout the week, each camp family group joins in opportunities for service, learning, playing, sharing and growing through Christian fellowship and cooperation. Together, they will face challenges and overcome obstacles, learning that together they are strong and that their trust in one another reflects their faith in Christ. Each camper also becomes a part of the larger camp community by eating meals together in the dining hall, through “all-camp” programs and activities, and in “all-camp” Bible study and worship. Supported by the community of faith at camp and by the extended community of faith that includes our partner presbyteries, individual churches, and all those who support and pray for camp, each camper has the opportunity to grow and learn through a unique experience in the outdoors.
TIERED PRICING FOR SUMMER CAMP: WHY THREE PRICES?
In all of our printed and online media, you will see three prices listed for most camp programs. Camp Buc’s voluntary tiered pricing structure is intended to help families recognize how much a week at camp really costs and then select the level of payment most appropriate for their circumstances. This gives you the ability to choose the tier that is most affordable for your family. No matter which price is selected, all campers receive the same camp experience. In the past, Camp Buc has always offered a subsidized rate, which is lower than the actual cost associated with running summer camp. We have been able to do this due to the funding we receive from the Foothills Presbytery, individuals, organizations, and churches committed to the Camp Buc ministry and the impact it has on the lives of countless children, youth, and families. Our goal in introducing tiered pricing is simple: we want to continue to provide a safe, active, and inclusive Christian community at Camp Buc for all who attend, while offering opportunities for partnership for those who value this ministry and whish to help preserve Camp Buc for generations to come. Tiered pricing offers the opportunity for you to take an active role in supporting more closely the true cost of the camp experience if your financial situation allows.
TIER I is Camp Buc’s historically subsidized rate and does not reflect the full per-camper cost associated with providing summer camp programs.
TIER II is a midpoint between the historically published camper rate and the full cost of providing a program for each camper.
TIER III closely accounts for the full cost of providing Camp Buc’s summer camp programs for each camper.
What should I bring to camp? (And what should I not bring?)
Our Camper Handbook has the answers to these questions, and so much more!
What forms do I need?
How can I work at such an awesome place?
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