Winter Camp 2019 Dates
Camp 1. 4th - 6th Grade January 18-20th
Camp 2. 7th - 9th Grade February 1-3rd
Camp 3. 7th - 9th Grade February 15-17th
Camp 4. 10th - 12th Grade March 1-3rd
Camp 5. 10th - 12th Grade March 15-17th
Requirements for Campers
WINTER CAMP IS FOR RETURNING CAMPERS ONLY
County of Origin: We accept children who have been placed from Orange County for immediate registration. We also accept registrations from children placed in Riverside County for a limited amount of registrations, as well as, to be put on our waiting list. We do not accept children from other counties at this time.
Behavior Issues: Children who attend camp need to be able to function in a group setting. There are no individual activities and the camp schedule is jam-packed. There is no down time or free time. If a child has difficulty functioning in a group setting, then this camp program is not for them. If this may be a concern, please call the office to discuss this issue on an individual basis.
Grade Levels: Please register campers for programs based on the grade level they will be going into for the fall. We use grade rather than age so the child will be in the group that they are used to functioning with. However, a child must be at least 9 years old to attend camp.
Medications: We accept children who are taking medication. However, all medications must be in the original prescription container. Instructions for the dispensing of medications needs to be clearly written. If the instructions differ from the prescription container, please explain. If medications differ from what was written on the registration form, please explain.
Physical Disabilities: Children with physical disabilities can be registered for camp if they are able to function in a normal camp setting with no special facilities. Please call before registering to discuss this on an individual basis.
Mental Disabilities: Children with mental disabilities can be registered for camp if they can function with their normal grade group. We prefer that the child come to camp with the age group that they can best function with. Please call before registering to discuss this on an individual basis.
Cost of Camp & Sponsorship
There is no cost to attend camp. We just want to make sure that your child will come to camp if you are going to reserve a space.
Sponsorship: All campers who come to camp are sponsored through Camp Alandale's financial support. Camp Alandale is a non-profit organization supported by churches, businesses, and individuals wanting to give abused and neglected children an opportunity to experience the love of Jesus Christ at a Christian camp. Although there is no cost for camp, we ask that all children who register for camp are committed to coming. Please do not reserve a space for a child who is unable to attend camp. If your child is unable to attend camp, please contact us immediately so we can fill your child's space.
Social Worker Information
Contact Person: TYLER BERNHEISEL, Director
Office: (951) 659-5253
Fax: (951) 659-2353
Office Physical Address: 54159 S. Circle dr., Idyllwild, CA 92549
Camp Physical Address: 42193 Santa Ana River Rd, Angelus Oaks, CA 92305
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 35, Idyllwild, CA 92549-0035
Description: Camp Alandale is a Christian camp exclusively for foster children. During the summer, camp activities include: hiking, swimming, crafts, campfire songs, Bible studies, Scripture memorization, sleeping in cabins, cooking, non-competitive games, a low ropes course, guitar lessons, archery, and other activities. During the winter, camp activities include: sledding, snow games, indoor group games, Bible studies, Scripture memorization, crafts, songs, cooking, and other activities. All of our activities are intended to build character and self-esteem. There are 20-26 campers/week for summer camp and 10-12 campers/weekend for winter camp.
Counselors: The minimum age to counsel at Camp Alandale is 21 years old. All counselors have all been through our counselor training program and have had background checks completed, including state and national criminal and sex offender databases. We have a 2:1 camper-to-counselor ratio in the summer and a 1:1 ratio in the winter. Campers are supervised 100% of the time by our counselors and camp staff.
Insurance: The camp is covered by liability insurance, sickness and accident insurance, and auto insurance:
- Liability Insurance: Church & Casualty Insurance Agency Inc. Policy No. 0315938-81
- Auto Insurance: Church & Casualty Insurance Agency Inc. Policy No. 0315938-09
Medical Needs & Emergencies
CPR & First Aid: All Camp Directors and Summer Staff are CPR/AED/First Aid certified.
Medications: Our staff are trained in the administration of prescription medications. Camp Directors supervise the administration of prescription medications.
Emergency: SB County Fire Station 98 in Angelus Oaks - 11 miles from camp
Hospital: Redlands Community Hospital or Bear Valley Community Hospital
Sheriff: SB Sheriff Dispatch - 909-387-8313
Transportation To-From Camp
There are two pickup locations for camp:
- THE BREA MALL - From the 57 freeway take exit 9 for CA-90/Imperial Hwy - West toward Brea, Turn right onto S State College Blvd, Turn LEFT into the Brea Mall, Make an immediate right into the bus drop off.
- CARL'S JR. in Ontario - 15 Fwy between 10 Fwy and 60 Fwy - Take Jurupa exit west to Woodruff
Winters (Big Blue Bus):
- THE BREA MALL
- Pickup Time: Friday at 6:30 pm
- Return Time: Sunday at 5:15 pm
- CARL'S JR ONTARIO
- Pickup Time: Friday at 7:15 pm
- Return Time: Sunday at 4:15 pm
Winter 2018 Camper Brochure
Click HERE to download the Winter 2019 camp brochure.
Download Registration Forms
Be sure to download the registration form for each child's current grade.
4th-6th Grade: registration forms will be available October 2019 for Winter 2020.
7th-9th Grade: registration forms will be available October 2019 for Winter 2020.
10th-12th Grade: registration forms will be available October 2019 for Winter 2020.
Standing Orders Form: Download Standing Orders form (for all grade levels).
All forms should be completed and mailed to: Camp Alandale, P.O. Box 35, Idyllwild, CA 92549-0035
Confirmation of Camper Registration
Confirmations: A registration confirmation will be sent within 10 days of registering. If there are any problems with your child's registration a notice will be sent immediately. If the session(s) you have asked for are already full, you will receive a notice that your child has been placed on the waiting list. Please call if you do not receive one of these notices.
Boarding the Bus: Only campers who have received a confirmation will be allowed to board the bus to camp.
What to Bring to Camp
Because Camp Alandale is located up in the mountains, temperatures vary depending on the time of day. During the summer, the weather might be as cool as 65 degrees in the morning and rise to 90 degrees in the middle of the day, only to cool back off to 65 degrees once the sun goes down. In the winter, there could be 12 inches of snow on the ground and freezing or it might be 70 degrees and sunny. Only God knows! Check out the What to Bring to Camp list to be prepared.
If you have any further questions, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 951-659-5715.