Preparing For Camp

Before Camp

Camper Forms

For the safety of your camper, there are a few forms that are required to attend camp. Every camper, once enrolled, has an online account and all camper forms must be accessed through this online account.

To access your account, simply click here. After you enter your login information, click on ‘Forms and Documents’ under the Forms Dashboard and there you will see which forms are needed for your camper. You can find more information about forms here.

Packing for Camp

You can find the packing list for a one-week session here. Laundry is available for campers staying longer than two weeks.

Preparing for Camp

Sometimes campers and families alike can feel a little nervous about heading to camp. You can find resources for first-time campers here and also attend a camper webinar to ask any questions you may have about camp.

At Camp

Opening Day

All Sessions: Sun. Afternoon. . . .

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Your camper will be greeted and have the chance to meet their counselors, add funds to their store account with cash or check and meet the Mountain Camp healthcare team. Please make sure to pack medications (in their original containers) and store money separate, as you won’t bring luggage through check-in. You can also add store money to your account with your credit card online by selecting “View Camp Store” in their Mountain Camp account.

Once check-in is complete, campers will bring their luggage to the cabin and start bonding with their cabin mates!

Driving time, on average, is 3.5 hours from the Bay Area. You can find driving directions to camp here. If you will be arriving later than 4pm, please give us a call so we can have someone ready to greet your camper!

Staying in Touch

We strongly encourage you to keep in touch with your camper either by sending letters or using our one-way email system “camp stamps”. 

New this summer,  no more care packages! While letters and encouraging words from home are vital to a camper’s experience, we have found that care packages can often be distracting. For these reasons, Mountain Camp will not allow care packages and encourage you to instead write letters to your camper. Care packages will be confiscated and not returned. 

If you camper has forgotten something essential, please email to make arrangements. 

Mail is distributed a minimum of three times a week, please keep in mind that it can take 3-5 days for mail to arrive.

Mailing Address:
Camper’s name and cabin (if known)
Mountain Camp
P.O. Box 1348
Pollock Pines, CA 95726

Camp Stamps: One-Way Email Communications

Using your account, you are able to stay in touch with your camper(s) by sending one-way e-mails that we print and deliver on a daily basis. Every camp family has been credited with 5 emails per camper, per week that you may use to send while your camper is at Mountain Camp.

  1. Simply visit our website and click on the ‘Login button on the home page:
  2. Type in your email address and your password and click log in.
  3. Follow the ‘E-mail’ link at the top of the page to send an e-mail to your camper

Emails are printed at 11am every day and passed out to campers with the daily mail call after lunch.

Please keep in mind that campers can respond via written letters mailed home and cannot respond via email. 

To make it easier for your camper to write back to you, please send along postcards and envelopes that are pre-addressed. We also provide postcard and letter writing materials to campers as needed.

Closing Day

All Sessions: Sat. Morning . . . . . . 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Please call the camp if you will not be on time, a late pick-up can be upsetting to your camper.

Lost and Found

Lost and found items will be stored for at least one session throughout the summer. Please check with the Camp Directors if you believe an item of yours was left behind at camp. We are unable to store lost and found items for a significant amount of time and we will donate any unclaimed items mid-way through the summer and at the end of the summer.

Cell Phones and Electronics Policy

Campers may not bring electronic devices to camp. We believe camp is a great opportunity for children to be independent of their parents, in a safe and supportive environment, for a short period of time.This includes Music Players (iPods, MP3s, etc.), Hand Held Games (DS, PSP, etc.), Cell Phones, Electronic Readers (Kindles, iPads, etc.), Laptops and Radios. As electronic devices have grown increasingly more complex (with features like video, internet access, etc.), we believe they disrupt the camp environment and have the potential to negatively impact the camper’s experience. Phones and electronic devices are also not permitted on the bus to or from camp. Cameras are allowed and we recommend a disposable camera

Not Allowed At Camp

We do not allow pets, weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco or other banned substances at camp.

You can download our Parent Pack here.

You can download our Packing List here.

Please click here for a link to our first time camper webinar.