Beacon Overnight Camp

Following is a general list of items staff members will want to bring for Beacon Overnight Camp.  There may be additional items you may need based based upon your area of work.

  • HEAVY Sleeping bag  (it gets COLD at night)
  • Pillow
  • Change of clothes
  • Long pants
  • Pajamas
  • Towel
  • Jacket
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water shoes or Sandals (for water activities)
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight
  • Chap stick / Lip Balm
  • Medication/Inhalers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Modest swimwear (NO bikini’s or speedos – one piece bathing suits only)
  • Life jacket (optional)
  • Cap/sun visor (optional)
  • Toiletries (deodorant, toothbrush/paste, etc.)
  • Hairbrush/Comb
  • Shorts
  • Sweatpants/Sweatshirt
  • Extra underwear/socks
  • Towel
  • Water bottle
  • Fannie pack with water bottle holder (optional)
  • Waterproof watch

Other Things To Know

Children of Staff:  If you are an official staff member, you are eligible to have one child per full time staff member attend camp at no charge.  This ONLY applies to your direct family members of which you are legal guardian of the child.

Staff children under the age of 7 will attend ‘kiddie camp’ or ‘nursery’ from breakfast until dinner so that staff members can work in a service area.  At dinner time, staff children not assigned to a dorm will return to their parents.

Pets:  No pets are allowed.  Please don’t bring your pets to camp during setup or camp.

On-Site:  Once you are on-site, we anticipate you to be on-site and dedicated to the camp experience.  Unless there is a specific reason to leave camp which has been approved by the camp director, staff is expected to be at the camp facilities the entire time of camp.

Lodging:  Unmarried/single adult lodging will be provided in tent facilities.  We have a limited number of camping spots reserved for married staff to bring in RV’s, campers, trailers or tents for lodging..

Electronic Devices:  Please do not bring ipads, ipods, laptop computers, or other electronic devices or items of value unless it is necessary in your area of work.  Cell phones are permitted, but there is limited cell phone reception.

Food:  Food will be provided for the duration of camp by the kitchen staff for all attendees.  While our kitchen attempts to accommodate health dietary needs, personal preferences will not be accommodated.  The kitchen does not have resources to store personal food items unless it has been pre-approved by the Food Services Director.

Setup / Take Down:  Staff sets up and takes down camp.  It is expected that all staff counselors, assistant counselors, staff and activity leaders will be on-site before camp starts and after camp ends for required training and set up/take down.

Faith:  Beacon of Montana camps are faith based camps based upon the historic Christian faith credes.  While it is not a requirement that all staff be Christian, it is expected that staff be supportive to the movement, and that all attendees (staff and campers) will attend the scheduled church service(s) and/or chapel service(s).