Information for Parents
ABOUT BIBLE CAMP
Our camp is simply known as ‘Bible Camp.’ Bible Camp is located on the North River, roughly ten miles from Unalakleet. Bible Camp serves over four hundred campers each summer ages nine to twenty-five. Campers come from over 30 different villages all over rural Alaska, though most campers hail from the Norton Sound, Yukon Delta, NANA region, and Kobuk area.
Bible Camp exists to serve the young people of Western Alaska through four ways:
A lot of other things happen at camp too. We eat great food, go on adventures, have free time and enjoy different activities. Campers hear and often respond to the Gospel and experience a loving and safe family of believers who serve as staff.
Every year, we are excited to meet new campers - we look forward to meeting yours!
CAMPS AND REGISTRATION
Campers may register for the camp based on the grade they have just completed. Campers during June have worship twice a day, three square meals (plus a snack!), and tons of fun activities. Everyone is welcome at these Camps. Click here to register.
WHEN CAMPERS ARRIVE
When campers arrive in Unalakleet by air they are picked up by our staff at the airport. All campers then check-in at the Covenant Church Auditorium before leading for camp. The drive to Bible Camp is about ten miles, covering hills and valleys.
CAMP OPENING AND CLOSING DATES
The dates posted for each camp include dates of travel. The first date listed on the registration form, campers fly to Unalakleet, check-in, and travel up to Bible Camp in the afternoon. Check in for Unalakleet Campers is at 3 PM on the first day of camp.
The final day on the registration form is also a travel day. Due to the nature of travel in rural Alaska, the large number of campers flying, and the remote location of the Camp, campers return to Unalakleet the evening before the travel day to ensure everyone is present for their flight.
Campers from out of town, who do not have written permission from their parent or guardian to stay with relatives or family friends, are supervised in the Covenant Church's Youth Facility by Bible Camp staff until their departing flights. This time typically includes meals, movies, snacks, and games. When flight cancellations occur, campers may return to camp for an additional night subject to the discretion of the camp staff.
Unalakleet campers check-out and complete camp on evening prior to travel day. We include the travel days on the camp forms and website so parents from out of town book travel for their children on the correct dates and understand that their children are supervised from the time they land in Unalakleet until their departure.
CAMPERS LAST DAY
On the last day at camp, campers receive their camp t-shirt, enjoy a BBQ and closing service with the community of Unalakleet at camp before heading into town. Out-of-town campers either fly out that night, or lodge at the auditorium with camp staff if they do not have written parental permission to stay with family or friends in Unalakleet.
Campers traveling on MARC: (Mission Aviation Repair Center)
MARC Pilots have been flying for Bible Camps around the state of Alaska for over 30 years (www.marcalaska.org). There is a camp contact for MARC in each village who will contact you the day of the flight to notify you of the time to go to the airport. Flight schedules are subject to change due to weather and routing as MARC planes transport campers to and from several villages.
Campers traveling commercial:
When a camper registers for camp, there is a place to include their travel details. Camp staff will pick students up at the airport, and bring them back for their flight home at the end of the week! Learn more about camper travel on specific camp pages.
INFORMATION ABOUT SPECIFIC CAMPS
Pathfinders (3rd-4th Grade)
Trailblazers (5th-6th Grade)
Junior High Camp (7th-8th Grade)
High School Camp (9th-12th Grade)