FAQ

Is there a health form?
Yes! The health form can be found at this link. You will have to create an account (separate from the account you may have for YL payments) and then can fill out the form online. Our area name and number is Grand Rapids Southwest - MI225.

Do I have to do the online health form or can I fill out a paper one?
The health form must be filled out online.

Is a physician's signature required for my trip?
A physician's signature is required for the following:
  • Anyone attending camp in Colorado or Minnesota (RMR Backcountry & Castaway)
  • Any teen who is pregnant or has given birth within 12 weeks of the camp date.

Where can I find the physician's signature form? 

There is a specific form that will be created for you once you finish the online health form. If you do not save it when you initially finish the health form, you can log back in to your account and find it.

Can I just turn in a sports physical form?

No. There is a specific form that will be created for you once you finish the online health form that says the camper has completed a physical in the past 12 months. The only option for getting a physician's signature is bringing or sending this specific form to the doctor and having them fax it directly to the number on the sheet, 866-381-4156. The form can be signed by a doctor, physician's assistant, or nurse practitioner.

What is the refund policy if my camper can no longer go on a trip?

Deposit will be fully refunded until March 25. After March 25, there will be no refund for a deposit unless you find somebody to take your place.

What do I need to pack for the trip?
A specific packing list will be emailed to you during the month leading up to the trip. Here is a generic packing list for most Young Life summer camp trips to give an idea of what to bring. Packing List.pdfPacking List.pdf

Do you take cell phones away? Is there a way for me to contact my child?
Yes, we take all cell phones and store them in a safe place once we get to camp in order to free campers from that distraction for the week. Specific contact information for camp will be emailed to you during the month leading up to the trip, but here is a letter explaining why we take phones for the week and how you can get in touch with camp. Parent Phone Letter.pdfParent Phone Letter.pdf

Are there fundraisers available for camp?
Yes! We will do area-wide fundraisers during the spring, and some schools also offer fundraisers for their specific students going to camp. Talk to a leader at your high school about fundraising options, and visit the fundraising page on this website.
Address

Young Life Grand Rapids SouthWest | PO Box 503 Grandville, MI 49468-0503

Phone: 616-965-1568

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