All-Church Family Camp
at Cascades Camp & Conference Center
Join West Hills as we participate in our annual tradition of attending Independence Day Family Camp at Cascades Camp and Conference Center.
Questions? Scroll down to read the FAQ.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Register either online or by mailing in the form from the Cascades Camp brochure.
To register online, do the following:
1. Login and select "Family Camp and Retreats 2019." Click Continue.
2. Fill out or confirm the info about your party and select age range.
3. For the first adult, select “Independence Day Family Camp” under Family Camps and click Add to cart.
4. Under Independence Day Lodging, select your lodging option. If you are staying on the ball field, select “Ballfield Dry Site” (indicates you are with West Hills).
5. Under Independence Day Meals, select your meal option and click Add to cart.
If you are staying on the ball field, select either “Independence Program + BBQs” (provide your own meals except for two BBQ dinners) -OR- “Independence Program + Dinners” (provide your own breakfast and lunch with all dinners provided by Cascades.
If you are staying in the lodge or cabins, you must select “Independence Program + All Meals.”
6. Scroll to bottom of webpage, and select another member of your party. Repeat steps 3 and 5 for the rest of the members of your party. You do not need to select a lodging option of “Shared Lodging” for the rest of the members.
**After registering with Cascades Camp & Conference Center, you will receive an email from West Hills asking you to fill out more information. This email will not be immediate, but keep an eye out for it.
You do NOT have to do the double registration we have done previously as we will request any extra info needed in that email.**
WHAT ARE THE DATES THIS YEAR?
Wednesday, July 3rd-Sunday, July 7th.
WHAT'S GOING ON THIS YEAR?
This year’s family camp features Taylor Mason (entertainer) and Tammy Swanson-Draheim (Superintendent of the Midwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church). In addition, we’ll be treated to worship led by West Hills’ own Brian Borin!
WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE THERE?
There are all sorts of activities for both adults and separate activities just for kids. Some of them include, swimming, boating, horseback riding, zip lines and more. Most activities are included in your program fee, but a few such as paintball require an additional fee. Go to cascades.org for more.
DO I HAVE TO GO THE FOR ALL THE NIGHTS?
Many people only go for 3 nights, skipping the first night. You are welcome to decide how long you want to stay. Regardless, the price remains the same.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
The base price for the first adult (staying on the ball field and doing their own meals) is $183 ($80 for the campsite on the ballfield + $103 for programming, which includes two BBQ meals). Additional adults (12 and over) are $103 and additional children 11 and under are $52.
For example, the total price for a group with 2 adults and 2 kids (11 and under) is $380.
CAN I GO FOR THE DAY?
Yes, you are welcome to go for the day. You'll need to purchase an $11 single day program fee at the Canteen.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
You should bring what you would bring if you were going tent camping (if staying on the ball field). If you're staying in a lodge/cabin check out the list from Cascades.
Do not let lack of equipment or experience in camping be an issue. Many families are life-long campers and have equipment to loan. Also, there is also help in actually setting up and using the equipment at camp. Contact John or Edith for details.
Be sure to check the weather before you go, as it can vary greatly. It will cool off at nights, so be sure to bring a something for cooler weather.
Bring money as you may want to purchase coffee from the espresso bar, extra activities, treats, or something from the gift store. Also, many people bring their bikes.
Do NOT bring: firearms, fireworks/crackers, any open flame or alcohol.
IS THERE ELECTRICITY?
Yes, there is electricity. If you're staying on the ball field and want electricity, please notify John and Edith. You will need to bring you own extension cord to access the electrical system (which runs along the back side of the campsite).
WHAT'S THE RESTROOM SITUATION?
There are bathrooms and showers with electricity on the ball field for those who are staying in tents to use. If you stay in a lodge/cabin the options vary whether the bathroom is private or shared.
IS THERE A MAP OF CASCADES CAMP?
Yep. You can download a pdf map.
WHERE DO I PARK?
For those on the ball field, you will be able to park there also.
IS THERE COFFEE?
Yes, there is an espresso bar, so you can get not only coffee but lattes, americanos and much more!
I STILL HAVE SOME QUESTIONS.
If you have questions about camping on the ball field (aka “Prouty Prairie”) contact “Sheriff” John or “Mayor” Edith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have general questions, contact Greg or Maggie Englund (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dave or Joan Carlson (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org).