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Each day, more program titles below will be linked to their registration pages.  Meanwhile, check the camp schedule for what interests you and what fits your summer schedule.  Complete 2015 Summer Camp Information Coming SOON!


2015 Summer Camp Registration Form (to print) in PDF


Camp Bethel 2015 Summer Camps Brochure  (18 MB)    Camp Bethel 2015 Health Form & Medication Form or On-Line Health Form


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1. BEFORE YOU REGISTER: Check how many boys/girls slots are available for your chosen camp(s) at: www.campbethelvirginia.org/summer.htm. See the complete summer camp schedule and age-group offerings on page 16 of this brochure. For Camp Too Sweet registration, read this information.


2. Thoroughly complete both sides of the enclosed Registration Form and return it via post-mail or in-person with a minimum $50.00 non-refundable deposit to: Camp Bethel Registrar, 328 Bethel Road, Fincastle, VA 24090. Make checks payable to Camp Bethel. Full payment in advance is encouraged, but the $50 deposit is non-refundable unless Camp Bethel cancels your program. A $20 processing fee must be added if you choose to switch or reschedule your camp date.


3. If you are coming with a friend, be sure to coordinate which date and program to attend.


4. Parent/Guardian signature is required in the Parent/Guardian Authorization box on page 2 of the Registration Form.


5. Use only one Registration Form per camper, per camp program. You may register for multiple programs by photocopying the blank form for extras, or printing extra Registration Forms. Phone-in or e-mail reservations are not accepted; camper spaces are not reserved until we receive your $50 deposit with your form. Register early to guarantee your chosen program. Tiered price choices are available until May 1, and we accept registrations up until the first day of camp as long as that camp is available.


6. Why 3 Prices for Summer Camp?  The Choice is Yours!  Realizing that families have different abilities to pay, Camp Bethel offers a voluntary fee program.  You know your family's finances better than we do, so choose the tier most suitable for your family and knowing that all campers receive the same Camp Bethel quality experience, no matter what amount you choose to pay or contribute.  The Supporters Fee is what it actually costs Camp Bethel to provide a summer camp experience for one camper, including counselor and lifeguard pay, utilities, insurance, meals, building and grounds maintenance, vehicle upkeep, replacing outdated equipment, accreditation and permits, program supplies and curriculum.  Choosing the Sustainers Fee (actual cost + $50 gift) gives you the opportunity to help us do more with the mission funding we receive.  You help us stretch our limited campership funds to help more children experience the power of camp.  You help Camp Bethel make needed improvements and foster future growth in all we do.  The Subsidized Fee is available only through May 1.  You may be surprised to learn that this fee does not reflect what it costs to offer summer camp programs.  This reduced (subsidized) rate is made possible through the mission funding dollars we receive from our District congregations, our annual fund-raising events, and gifts from individuals who value the impact the summer camp experience at Camp Bethel has on children, youth, individuals and families.


7. The balance of your fee (or signed Good-As-Gold certificates) must be received 14 days before your camp week. If your complete camp fee is not received at least 14 days prior to your camp date, you will forfeit your reserved spot. No refunds for (1) cancellation within 14 days of your camp date, (2) partial camp attendance, or (3) early departure for any reason unless Camp Bethel cancels the program.


8. For your deposit and/or full payment, send a check or money order payable to Camp Bethel. A 4% surcharge is added to payments and deposits made by credit card (Visa/MC only).


9. Complete the “Calculate your fees” chart (including if you’d like to order your Photo DVD; see DVD information below) AND the “How are you paying?” box.


10. YES, we accept pre-payment-in-full and personal delivery of registrations and fees to our camp office.


11. Scholarship funding (“campership”) is available. See instructions on page 5 of the 2015 Summer Camps Brochure.


12. Virlina CoB congregations help campers with “Good-As-Gold Certificates” which may be used for deposit, partial-payment, or full-payment. Ask your pastor or camp rep about Good-As-Gold Certificates.


13. Upon receiving your registration, we will send you a confirmation packet (indicating balance due, if any), including a camper gear list, camper and parent information, check-in procedures, policy guides, a Health History Form to complete and return and any adventure waivers. If you do not receive your confirmation packet within 2 weeks, contact us at 540-992-2940 or CampBethelOffice@gmail.com.


Mail/deliver completed Registration Form with minimum $50 deposit (or full payment) to:



    FINCASTLE, VA 24090-4276


Photo DVDs of your camp week have over 500 photos of each camp week for only $15 per DVD. At week’s end, we gather all our staff cameras and compile all the photos from your week. Photo DVDs provide an extraordinary record by which to remember your time at camp, and proceeds from sales of DVDs directly fund food and staffing costs for the summer program, so please support camp in this way. DVDs will be mailed to you 2 weeks after your camp week. 3 ways to order: 1. The “Payment Information” section of the Registration Form; 2. At camp’s Trading Post before check-in OR after pick-up; 3. After camp by sending us a check for $15/DVD and a note with the camper’s name & dates.


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