Pyro 2 Basics

Registration opens March 1.

 

 

NEW AGES: Pyro 2 is now for campers entering grades 6, 7 and 8 (incoming 9th graders will be included for 2017 only).

Dates: Saturday, August 5 – Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cost: The total cost is $430, which includes food, lodging, transportation, programming costs, and a t-shirt. Partial payment of $215 (half) is due at registration, $115 of which is non-refundable beginning at the time of registration. The remaining balance is due by July 15. You will receive payment reminder emails to make things easier for you.

(Additional payment link available at a later date.)

Waiting list: While we would love to take everyone to camp, we also want to provide a safe, meaningful camp experience. In the end, cabin space, based on gender and grade, determines how many campers we can take. If space is available, you will receive an email & link inviting you to officially register your camper and make a payment. We give preference to Colonial kids, their friends, and past Camp Pyro campers. Many kids on the waiting list come to Camp…so, if the waiting list is open, sign up!

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancellations must be submitted via email to Kristin, Administrative Assistant. Refunds will be given, minus the $115 non-refundable deposit, until July 15. No refunds will be given after July 15.

Scholarships: Colonial Church is committed to helping every child attend camp. If you have need for a scholarship, please contact Kristin for a confidential conversation.

Cabin mate Requests: Campers are encouraged to invite their friends to camp. We do seek to place friends in the same cabins, however the only way to guarantee your camper’s primary friend request is for both campers to list each other. There is NO guarantee that clusters of friends will be placed together (no matter how many friends are listed on the registration form!). However, we have been putting together camp cabins for decades, so please trust us and trust the process. We will make sure your camper is happy in their cabin! Also keep in mind, cabin assignments will NOT be revealed until the bus ride – no exceptions.

Medications or Allergies: We collect medical/emergency information for all campers and counselors. Among the information needed are emergency contact names & numbers, insurance information, allergies/special needs and a complete list of medications taken by your camper. This information will be shared with the camp nurse. Please let us know of any conditions your student may have – the more we know about your student the better we can equip our counselors to meet their needs! The day we leave for camp, the camp nurse will be available to receive medications and instructions. All medications must be turned into the nurse to be distributed each morning or evening (or as needed). Please place medications in a labeled plastic bag and write out detailed instructions for our camp nurse.

(Medical information form available at a later date.)

Preparing to Leave

Departure: Please be at Colonial Church at 12:00 pm on Saturday, August 5 for check in and to load the buses. Our departure time is 1:00 pm sharp! Our first meal at camp will be Saturday night dinner and we will NOT be making any stops along the way.



Return: 
We will return to Colonial Church on Thursday, August 10 at about 2:30pm. We will leave camp at about 11:30 am and the ride takes approximately three hours.

Alternate Transportation: Camp begins the minute they get on the bus! Getting to camp independently really does detract from the full camp experience so
late arrivals and early pick-ups are strongly discouraged. If alternative arrangements must be made, please email Kristin J, preferably by August 1. A confirmation of this request and directions to camp will be sent at that time. For the safety of the camper, please include the name of the driver who will be picking up your camper at Camp.



What To Bring: We have an easy to follow packing check list! Leave at home: nice clothes as many of our activities are outside and create a mess, and when we say messy, we mean messy!

(Pyro 2 packing list available at a later date.)

When sending snacks to your campers please keep in mind Pyro is NUT FREE. Any snacks with peanut butter, peanuts, walnuts, etc. will be thrown away. Please help us make camp safe for everyone and be mindful of those who have severe allergies.

No Devices Policy: Pyro 2 has a strict no devices policy for all campers and counselors. This includes but is not limited to phones, tablets, and laptops. Because we do not have the personnel to police device use, and because families have various stances toward device use, the Colonial Church Council has directed the camp staff to implement this policy.

There will be no warnings and no exceptions: any camper or counselor who brings a device to camp will be sent home immediately. We firmly believe that this policy is best for the health and safety of everyone at camp.

USPS Mail Call! Due to space concerns we will NOT be taking letters or packages with us to Pyro 2. Make sure you plan out a few days for delivery to camp when you send something. Yes, this often means mailing items before the campers leave for camp! There is no mail delivery on Thursday. Letters and packages should be mailed to the address below:

Camper Name – Pyro 2, Covenant Pines Bible Camp, 43696 245th Place, McGregor, MN 55760

Is there any way as a parent I can help? A lot of time, recruiting, and planning goes in to executing a successful week at camp! Please be in prayer for us as we create schedules, plan worship, and put all the pieces together to make these times be experiences your student will never forget. In addition, we incur a great deal of expense between counselor costs and scholarships. If you are in a position to donate just a bit more please do so as you register.



Life after Pyro 2

Is there a way for my camper to get involved at Colonial on a week-to-week basis? Absolutely. The weekly middle school ministry at Colonial is called CRASH, and is for students in grades 6-8. CRASH meets on Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm. 9th graders are invited to CURRENT, our high school youth group, which meets on Wednesdays 8-9:30 pm.

 

 

Here is what a few campers said about their time at Pyro 2.

“The thing I love most about camp is that it is so fun to learn about Jesus! I always have an awesome time!”
-8th grade girl
“I have been going to pyro my whole life and every year it has been the peak to my summer! I’ve always had a fun time and have always felt closer to God after the week at pyro. I will miss this camp but I hope you love it as much as I did! And I’ll be back to Counsel!”
-9th grade boy
“Pyro was a great way to grow in my faith with God and to do fun camp activities with friends. In other words Best week of my life.”
-9th grade girl
“The highlight of my week at Pyro 2 was dressing up each night for club and singing and praising together and listening to the talks and then going into cabin time to talk about it because I felt closest to God at those times.”
-7th grade boy
“I love pyro because it’s a place to be crazy and have a blast with all of your friends but also grow closer to God through praising The Lord in the most spectacular way ever! Pyro is the place where I feel most connected to God because you know everyone there is on the same journey as you!”
-9th grade girl