What to bring each day

  • Backpack (with childs name on it)
  • Appropriate clothing for outside play
  • Hiking shoes
  • Insect repellant
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Chap stick / Lip Balm
  • Medication/Inhalers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Cap/sun visor (optional)
  • If shorts, make them mid-length shorts (no short shorts please; shorts should hit mid to lower thigh in length)
  • Water bottle (put your child’s name on the water bottle in permanent marker)
  • Fannie pack with water bottle holder

Valuables:  Please do not bring valuables.  The camp is responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Medication:  All medication will be collected at registration and stored with the camp medical office to be distributed by our medical team.  Please bring any medicine in original packages.

Important Phone Numbers:

  • Camp Director: Tobe Johnson: 406-439-5986 / 406-458-8604
  • Assistant Camp Director: Barb Johnson – 406-458-8604 / 406-439-4753

Other Useful Information

Food:  Food will be provided for the duration of camp by the kitchen staff for all attendees.  This includes a daily lunch in addition to a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack.

Lodging:  Hope Day Camp is not an overnight camp, so no lodging will be provided at day camp.

Pets:  No pets are allowed.

Drop off / Pick up:  Parents should arrange to drop off their children at Living Hope Fellowship (4954 Arrowhead Drive) between 7:30-8:00 AM each morning and pick them up between 5:00-6:00 PM each evening.  If you are not able to drop off/pick up your children during allocated time frames, please make alternate arrangements BEFORE camp starts.  Children will only be released to a parent/legal guardian or authorized party.

Scholarships:  A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.

Camp Rules:

There are a variety of camp rules we abide by in order to allow everyone to have a good time, and remain safe.  We will go over these during opening camper orientation so that everyone understands.  

  • No swearing, bullying or picking on others.
  • No being alone with members of opposite sex.
  • No leaving camp area without permission.
  • No getting into other people’s property.
  • No bikinis, speedos or short shorts.
  • Campers always travel by dorm when going to/from activity areas.
  • Within the ‘base camp’ area (which is defined during opening orientation), campers may travel via the ‘buddy system’.
  • Side hugs.  We love one another, but to help keep things platonic, we ask that you hug via ‘side hugs’ while at camp.  Certain exceptions are sometimes made for siblings, dorm parents with homesick kids, etc.

Electronic Devices: Please do NOT bring walkmans, ipods, phones, laptop computers, or other electronic devices or items of value. All electronic devices, medications, etc. will be collected at registration and stored for campers in the office. Campers who would like to call home during camp will be able to use the camp phone to call. Parents needing to call their child may call the camp phone at 458-8604 or 439-4753.

Camp Store:  There will be a camp store in which you may wish to set up an account for your child to purchase snacks or souvenirs.  At the end of camp, if your child has not used up their fund, the remainder will be refunded to you.  If you do not collect any remaining moneys, the balance will donated to the scholarship fund to help other campers attend camp.

Camp Shirts: Camp shirts will be provided for all staff to be worn by staff and campers for the duration of camp. If you have youth camp shirts from previous years, you may bring these as acceptable alternative wear.

There will be special themed shirts you can purchase at registration (online) or from the camp store while at camp.