The Daily World Camp Profile

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 360 581-9798. April fields all questions about Summer Camp registration and employment.

2015 Camp Brochure


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Preview our Summer Resident Camp programs.


YMCA Summer Resident Camp Programs 2015

Camper Forms are available in our Download Center.

Overnight Resident Camp is designed to allow each camper a safe and funb experience in a beautifl natural setting. Campers are grouped by age and gender in comfortable cabins supervised by two counselors. All cabins have electricity and community bath houses, equipped with private showers.

Each day campers have opportunities for structured and unstructured play, skill development, and social bonding with peers. The traditional camp experience includes activities such as campfires, archery, arts & crafts, swimming, boating, climbing, soccer, basketball, drama, low ropes initiatives, and much more. Each day, all of camp comes together for games such as Capture the Flag or other ACEs (All Camp Events). Days end with campfire and with cabin groups having a Values Session, designed to encourage reflection and personal growth.

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

New this year: All weeks are open to all grades, K-9
July 19-24
July 26-31
August 2-7
August 9-14

Register your campers online
You will be redirected to the YMCA of Grays Harbor site. Select the "Browse by Location" button and "Camp Bishop" links to choose your camper's age group, gender, and session dates. For registration questions, email April Heikkila.

Pioneer Mini Camp: Grades K-1
(The grade your child will be entering into next school year)
Tier A: $185 B: $155 C: $125 (Through May 31st, 2015)
Tier A: $209 B: $179 C: $149 (Starting June 1st, 2015)

Pioneer Mini Camp is a great introduction to the overnight camp experience. This is the perfect overnight camp experience for the first time camper. Campers will participate in daily activities and have that great camp experience without staying away from home too long. Pioneer Mini Camp is a two night, three day mini version of our resident camp experience. Mini Camps run Sunday-Tuesday and Tuesday-Thursday. You may combine two mini camp sessions within the same week without a mid week check out.

Voyagers: Grades 2-4
(The grade your child will be entering into next school year)
Tier A: $291 B: $261 C: $231 (Through May 31st)
Tier A: $339 B: $309 C: $279 (Starting June 1st)

Voyagers get to experience everything that Pioneers experience plus so much more. This is campers first experience at a weeklong resident camp.

Explorers: Grades 5-6
(The grade your child will be entering into next school year)
Tier A: $291 B: $261 C: $231 (Through May 31st)
Tier A: $339 B: $309 C: $279 (Starting June 1st)

Explorers are Camp's emerging leaders. Whether this is the first experience at camp or they have attended multiple times, explorers develop lasting friendships.

Adventurers: Grades 7-9
(The grade your child will be entering into next school year)
Tier A: $301 B: $271 C: $241 (Through May 31st)
Tier A: $349 B: $319 C: $289 (Starting June 1st)

Adventurers are the oldest of the weeklong resident campers, and focus on skills such as role modeling, making positive choices, and taking personal responsibility. Campers engage in a team building day with their cabin mates on the challenge course, develop skills through their specialty, and enjoy traditional camp activities.

Choose your daily activities when you register.

You will learn the activities your child will participate in when you check in at camp. Simply complete the checklist on the Camper Registration Form including their favorite programs and we will enroll them in their top choices according their registration date. Please mail or drop off your form to the YMCA of Grays Harbor if registering online.

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


Day Camp Grades K-6
(The grade your child will be entering into next school year)
Day Camp is a great way for kids to make new friends, have fun, and try new things in a natural environment under the guidance of positive counselor role models. Whether you are looking for an introduction to Overnight Resident Camp, or a summer child care option with a twist Day Camp is for you.

Day Camp runs Monday through Friday and includes a value-based program with resident campers each day, daily camp activities that work on a progression of skills, programs geared towards weekly themes, and multiple waterfront activities. Lunch and afternoon snack will be provided daily.

Theme: Around the World
Session 1: July 20th - 24th
Tier A: $141 B: $111 C: $81 (Through May 31st, 2015)
Tier A: $189 B: $159 C: $129 (Starting June 1st, 2015)

At Camp Bishop, we value diversity and education. This theme allows for creativity and learning. With programs like the Olympics, The Amazing Race, and Where in the World is Carmen San Diego, the storyline possibilities are endless. The goal is to add a diversity of cultures to help bring creative twists to already awesome programs.

Theme: Summer Camp the Musical
Session 2: July 27th - 31st
Tier A: $141 B: $111 C: $81 (Through May 31st, 2015)
Tier A: $189 B: $159 C: $129 (Starting June 1st, 2015)
It's time to break into song and experience camp through music! Music has always been a part of Camp Bishop, but you haven't seen anything yet. Expand your imagination by leaving your "Own Little Corner" and venturing "Into the Woods". "Defy Gravity" on the bouldering wall and discover that at camp you can say, "I won't grow up" and everyone will understand.

Theme: Splash and Dash
Session 3: August 3rd - 7th

Tier A: $141 B: $111 C: $81 (Through May 31st, 2015)
Tier A: $189 B: $159 C: $129 (Starting June 1st, 2015)

Take a break from summer heat! Join us for wacky and wild camp filled with water games. This week is all about the water from exploring the natural streams and waterways around camp to jumping in with new friends with a splash. Water Skiing and water tubing are extra perks for this week!

Theme: All-idays
Session 4: August 10th - 14th

Tier A: $141 B: $111 C: $81 (Through May 31st, 2015)
Tier A: $189 B: $159 C: $129 (Starting June 1st, 2015)

We all have our favorite Holidays, so why not celebrate them all? This week brings together holidays from around the globe and across the calendar. If that isn't enough, campers are also charged with creating their own unique holiday for everyone to enjoy. Come and join us in celebration, appreciation, and cheer.


Camp Rates
Camp Bishop offers a flexible rate plan that allows families to choose between three rates to best meet their household budget. Please take a moment to look at the Flexible Fee descriptions below and consider the rate that your family is willing and able to pay for your child's camp experience. The camp experience is the same whether you choose Tier A, B, or C.
This year Camp Bishop will offer an Early Bird Special that runs through May 31st. This special provides a discount off of the normal camp fees.

This year you have the option to choose which Tier of pricing you would like to pay.
Tier A: Based on the actual cost of camp for one child to participate. Includes expenses for staff, maintenance, food and supplies.
Tier B: Our partially subsidized fee for those families who can pay a little more, but still can't afford the actual cost of camp.
Tier C: Our standard subsidized fee. This rate does not reflect the true cost of operating camp programs.

Campers must be a YMCA of Grays Harbor program member. Cost: $5 youth, $10 adult

Additional Financial Assistance is available to those who qualify (forms available in the Download Center).


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

Camp Bishop Summer Staff 2014

Camp Staff 2014

Summer Resident Camp Employment - Applications now open for boys counselors!

Do you want your summer to make a difference in the life of a child? Are you looking for summer employment?
We hire enthusiastic, kid-friendly role models to serve our campers each summer! Interested applicants should model honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility daily in their own lives and plan to continue with this trend with our campers in an encouraging and patient manner.
We interview and accept volunteers to serve in our seasonal overnighters, kitchen staff, and a variety of program activities at summer resident camps.

As a Counselor, your ability to teach new skills and model the four-core-values, will encourage and inspire as you impact the lives of countless children each day.

Employment forms are available now in our Download Center.

  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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