Over the summer, we have an entire community of people to care for your child and ensure their well being while at camp. As a year-round facility, our full-time staff consists of camping professionals who together have decades of camping, leadership, and ministry experience. In the summer, we are joined by a summer staff consisting of young adults who are passionate about Christ and serving others through Christian camping. Our full-time staff and other experts provide two weeks of extensive training to our summer staff before campers arrive on grounds. Additionally, we have many experienced volunteers who serve alongside us each week of camp. Many of these volunteers are former campers, staff, and friends of Warner Camp who have been connected with our camp for years.
Each staff member and volunteer is carefully screened and background checked. WC practices policies and procedures such as “the buddy system” to ensure your child will never be alone in a private area with an adult or fellow camper. All of our summer camps are licensed and regulated by the State of Michigan Department of Human Services, Division of Child Welfare Licensing, Children’s and Adult Foster Care Camps. We are inspected annually in accordance with our licensing requirements and have an excellent track record of compliance with the licensing requirements.
A qualified health officer is on-site 24 hours a day to manage all medical issues for each camp. Upon registering your child, you will be required to complete a medical form, which supplies us with the necessary information to make sure your child receives the care he/she needs. Should serious injury or illness occur, every attempt will be made to contact you, as the responsible adult. The health officer will be available at check-in to collect medications and answer any questions you may have.
Mail may be sent to 60 55th St. Grand Junction, MI. 49056 and will be distributed to campers daily. We also offer one-way emailing. You are welcome to send your camper emails through your online registration account. Emails will be printed each morning Monday – Thursday and delivered to campers daily. Please remember to put your child’s first and last name on any mail so we can ensure proper delivery.
Keep up-to-date with your child by liking our Facebook page and viewing photos posted throughout the week by logging into our online registration account.
Warner Camp believes in the family unit as the most important influence in children’s lives, and the power of the camp experience towards the growth and development of children. A huge part of the power of the camp experience comes from campers being away from home in a safe christian environment where their needs are fully supported by a caring and trained staff. In order to balance these two beliefs, we have adopted the following policies:
VISITS – Visits from family members are not permitted due to our structured program, which purposely keeps campers active and engaged throughout the day.
PHONE CALLS – Phone calls to or from a camper are not permitted except in cases of emergency.
HOMESICKNESS – In the event that your camper is experiencing homesickness, you will be contacted to discuss next steps.
Teen campers with a valid driver’s license are permitted to drive themselves to Warner Camp. They will be required to park in the designated parking area near the Warner Lodge and turn their keys into the camp nurse for safekeeping. As their parent/guardian, you will need to list your child as a release person so they are able to sign themselves out at the end of the week. Please contact the office to verify their name is listed as a release person.
Warner Camp’s commitment is to inspire this generation to encounter God. Some of the ways that we strive to accomplish this as a ministry is to provide a space and programs that are out of people’s “normal.” We challenge campers to go without personal technology during their stay with us. Though it can be difficult, we have seen great impact in the depth of social connection, minimizing distractions to emphasize what is happening at camp. Technology no doubt has great value, but as a ministry, we have seen life-change happen when we all step back to be present in what God is doing in the now, allowing God’s Word be the “loudest voice” of the week. For those reasons, we request cell phones be left at home. In situations where parents/guardians feel the phone is needed for travel to or from camp, we ask that phones be turned in at check-in, and we will store them in a safe and secure location until check-out when they will be returned.