Summer Resident Camp and Retreat Facility
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    Camp Bishop is a popular outdoor destination for families, schools, churches and businesses. Located on beautiful Lost Lake, Camp Bishop’s natural beauty, recreational assets and spacious accommodations are well suited for a number of activities including seminars, retreats and family reunions. Relax with friends and family while you recline in our comfortable Lodge. Prices are reasonable and reservation dates are very limited, so make your reservation now. For more information contact April Heikkila at (360) 482-5930, director@campbishop.org. April fields all questions about Summer Camp registration.

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YMCA Summer Resident Camp Programs 2014

YMCA Camp Bishop is a traditional YMCA summer camp program committed to ensuring a positive and safe camping experience for each child.  Our mature, well-trained counselors are outstanding role models.  They are trained as mentors who put campers first, helping our campers to grow in independence, confidence, and self esteem. 

Our Facilities foster the friend-making emphasis of our mission and programs. The beautiful waterfront setting and attractive cabins and lodges blend well into what we do best. In a relaxed, beautiful wooded setting, on the edge of the lake, we don’t only enjoy recreation; we aim to “re-create” in the Great Outdoors. Our Legacy extends beyond a summer. The values learned in such a fun and friendly place live even beyond the memories.

Email questions about our summer camp programs, activities, and life at camp to Tim Webb.

Choose your programmable activities when you register.

Plan to learn which programmable activities your child will participate in when you check in at camp. We call them programmable because they will change according to campers' skill levels and interests. Simply write numbers 1-6 on the Camper Registration form next to their favorite programs and we will enroll them in their top choices according their registration date. Please mail your form to the YMCA of Grays Harbor if registering online.

Programmable Activities include:
Archery
Arts & Crafts
Bouldering & Slacklining
Canoeing (including a fully restored large canoe)
Field & Court Sports
Fishing
Kayaking
Low Ropes Course
Orienteering & Hiking
Performing Arts
Sailing
Water Skiing/Wakeboarding

New this summer! Alternative Daily Programs

July 20-25, Cheer Camp
Join graduated members of the Montesano High Drill Team for Cheer Camp. Participants with little or lots of experience will learn techniques including hand position, toe touch, stretching, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle through games, cheers, and learning and performing the Camp Dance, 90 minutes daily, Monday through Thursday. Camp participants will also enjoy a host of other supervised activities, and build friendships in an atmosphere that only resident camp can offer. Campers will have opportunity to choose different evening programs along with other campers.
Check out their fantastic performance after a week with Bubbles!

July 27-August 1 and August 3-8, Triathlon Camp
Campers join our dedicated staff, including certified lifeguards and coaches with years of experience, for 90 minutes of daily training and a practice biathlon/triathlon on Thursday. Campers can choose events they would like to compete in for a timed 1/4 mile swim, run, and bike legs (course will be longer during Jr. High Week). Campers must supply their own swim goggles, bike (with tires appropriate for gravel and pavement) and helmet if they wish to participate in the biking leg. Campers will have opportunity to choose different evening programs along with other campers.

August 10-15, Sports Camp
Sports Camp participants will have 90 minutes of daily sports action including baseball, basketball, (flag) football, soccer, and volleyball. Staff, coaches, and community volunteers will highlight sportsmanship and fair play along with technique and competition to help campers learn and improve skills and confidence on the field and court. Participants are encouraged to bring personal protective and other gear for sports they participate in. Campers will have opportunity to choose different evening programs along with other campers.

Pioneer Mini Camp: Grades 1-3

A great introduction to resident camp! Pioneers enjoy all the magic of camp participating in traditional camp activities: canoeing, swimming, inner tube rides, campfires, and fun in the great outdoors.

Pioneer Mini Camp 1: July 20 - 22 register boys online, register girls online
Pioneer Mini Camp 2: July 22 - 24 register boys online, register girls online

Register in person at the YMCA of Grays Harbor, or register online, and complete the registration packet available in the download center.

Cost: $125 YMCA of Grays Harbor members, $145 program members*

Resident Camp: Grades 2-6

The YMCA Resident Camping Program encourages friendship, cooperation, tolerance and teamwork with a group living environment. Campers are assigned cabins according to their age, gender, and friend request preferences. The values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility are at the core of every activity. Camp duties and activities are scheduled and undertaken as a cabin group. However, campers also have the option of signing up for programs independent of their cabin. Sign up today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime at Camp Bishop this summer!

Resident Camp 1 July 20 - 25 register boys online, register girls online
Resident Camp 2 July 27 – August 1 register boys online, register girls online
Resident Camp 3 August 10 - 15 register boys online, register girls online
Register in person at the YMCA of Grays Harbor, or register online, and complete the registration packet available in the download center.

Cost: $240 YMCA of Grays Harbor members, $275 program members*

Jr. High Camp: Entering Grades 7-9

All of the fun and excitement of resident camp at an age appropriate level and pace!

Jr. High Camp August 3 - 8 register boys online, register girls online
Register in person at the YMCA of Grays Harbor, or register online, and complete the registration packet available in the download center.

Cost: $240 YMCA of Grays Harbor members, $275 program members*

*Program members pay a $5/year Program Membership fee for YMCA of Grays Harbor program registrations.

Y Camp Fund-raising

Campers can earn their way to camp by participating in the YMCA Camp Bishop “Slide-A-Thon”.

Here’s how it works: 

·       Once camper is registered for camp, they pick up a form from the YMCA desk staff or print from the website. 
·       Camper chooses a convenient day & time (must be during recreation swim with open slide hours) to complete their trips down the slide.
·       Camper then gets sponsors to pledge an amount per slide and/or total pledge for number of slides completed.
·       Camper brings their form to the YMCA pool deck supervisor on the day of their fund-raiser, completes their activity and has their form signed by YMCA staff.
·       Camper contacts sponsors and collects pledges.  All money turned in goes towards the cost of camp.
The Slide-A-Thon form is available in our Download Center.

YMCA Summer Resident Camp Access Grant

YMCA Camp Bishop is one of 93 Y camps receiving funds to bring first time youth and teens to overnight camp this summer. Grant funds will go to provide campers with amazing summer growth experiences. Interested parents should print our Access Grant Form, from the Download Center, have their child write why they want to come to camp, and turn into the YMCA of Grays Harbor along with applicable registration and financial aid forms.

Financial Assistance
Thinking about sending your child to YMCA Camp Bishop, but not sure you can afford it? Financial assistance (supported by our Strong Kids Campaign) is available according to family income and size to help those who might otherwise not be able to attend camp. Information on our financial assistance program is available at our Download Center. We also offer a fundraising option. Call or email to learn how to start.

Times are Tough. Time to Take Action. Time for the Y.
At the YMCA we are committed to helping our members, their families and our community. That's why we are here and that's why financial assistance is available. Your family is "Y."

YMCA of Grays Harbor members receive our member rate.
Other YMCA members receive our program member rate.
Non-members pay a $5 yearly fee and receive our program member rate.
Get started on your YMCA membership today!

This fun preview of our camp rules will help prepare your camper for arrival.

Camp Bishop Summer Staff 2014

Camp Staff 2014

  Camp Bishop
1476 West Lost Lake Road
Shelton, WA  98584
Telephone: (360) 482-5930

YMCA of Grays Harbor
2500 Simpson Avenue
Hoquiam, WA 98550
Telephone: (360) 537-9622


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