CAMP ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
For camper security, we do not post arrival and departure times on the website. We send emails detailing this information prior to camp. Please refer to your email for exact drop-off and pick-up times for your campers.
If there are any changes or emergencies affecting the procedures or times for drop-off or pick-up, parents will be informed by email at least 24 hours prior to the beginning of camp. If there are any changes within 24 hours, you will be informed by phone.
Leaders in Training Weekend Arrival and Departure
LIT weekend begins Friday evening and goes through through Sunday after lunch. We kindly ask that parents transport their teens to the program.
Camp Leo's policy is that participants of the Leaders in Training program (including CITs) are not permitted to drive themselves or others to camp. We understand and are sensitive to the fact that driving kids to camp who could otherwise drive themselves represents an inconvenience. We understand that most young drivers are careful, safety conscious, and considerate when driving. However, they are one of the most vulnerable road-user groups because of their inexperience, relatively undeveloped driving skills, and their level of fatigue after a long weekend at camp. Furthermore, research shows that traveling with teenage passengers constitutes an increased risk for young drivers. If you have any questions about this policy, please reach out to our Leadership Training Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Camp Arrival and Departure
Our 2019 Family Camp will be held at Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center in Stanwood, WA. For more information visit our Family Camp page here. As a reminder, at least one adult is required to be present for each family throughout event. All families are required to sign out before departing.
Summer Camp Check-in Procedure
When dropping off your camper, you may drop off their bags up at the main lodge, then immediately bring your car down to the lower parking lot. There is no parking in front of the lodge during drop-off times. Check-in for registration is located at the top of the main staircase; after checking in with the registrar, you will meet one-on-one with your child’s medical staff. During this time we will take down the information for who we will release your child to at the end of the week. Please come prepared with this information. There is no smoking or pets allowed on the premises.
Summer Camp Check-out Procedure
Please park in the lower parking lot and walk up to the main lodge for check-out. We would love for you to join us for the Parent Group and Family BBQ, but these events are optional. We have a Closing Campfire, and it is important that you arrive promptly to hear necessary announcements. You will meet with your child's medical staff member after the campfire for medical review, then do the final check-out with the registrar at the top of the stairs and proceed to the Family BBQ! Please note that we will only release your child to parents/guardians or the person(s) you have indicated at the beginning of the week.
PACKING LISTS AND TIPS
- Leaders in Training Weekend Packing List
- Family Camp Packing List
- Volunteer Packing List
- Summer Camp Packing List - Campers & CITs
CIT Application and Job Description
Family Camp Medical Policies and Procedures
Diabetes Supplies At Summer Camp
- All insulin, glucose meters, and test strips are provided.
- Any other prescription or non-prescription medications in original bottles with clearly labeled name and instructions
- CAMPERS ON INSULIN PUMPS OR CGMs NEED TO BRING A 2-WEEK SUPPLY OF INFUSION SETS, INJECTORS, PUMP RESERVOIRS, AND SENSORS (EXTRAS JUST IN CASE).
- Please label all the extra supplies, pump, and CGM with your camper's full name.
While we provide all diabetes supplies at camp, please remember to bring a meter and supplies with you for the ride to and from camp.
As part of the camp spirit, we have themes for every night of summer camp. Your child is welcome to participate in this by dressing up for dinner or the evening activity, though we discourage buying costumes for this purpose. Instead, we encourage our staff and campers to creatively think about how they can repurpose costumes or clothing they already own to fit the theme. We also have lots of costumes available in our dress up bin to supplement what they bring with them.
HIGH SCHOOL CAMP
World Cup Day
Color Team Colors / Tux n’ Tails
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL CAMP
Twins / Tux n’ Tails
MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMP
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAMP
Backwards / Twin Day
Cell Phone Policy
We want your child to fully experience the beautiful surroundings at camp and participate in all activities. In order to achieve this, we have a strict NO CELLS PHONES OUTSIDE OF THE CABIN AND ALWAYS IN AIRPLANE MODE (few phones have reception at camp) policy for campers. We suggest campers leave their phones at home. If they do bring their phone to camp to use as an alarm clock or to listen to music with headphones before bed, it will be kept in their cabin and in airplane mode. If a camper has their phone outside of the cabin, or in a manner that is distracting to them or other campers, for taking photographs or for other uses (like playing games or messaging) it will be confiscated and they will not be able to use it for the remainder of camp. If your child uses their phone as a CGM receiver, please discuss this with the camp medical team and cabin counselor during check-in.
What not to bring
- Food, beverages, or snacks. All food and snacks - including low blood glucose treatments - are provided. Food in the cabins tends to attract unwanted critters. DO NOT BRING IT!
- Jewelry or other valuables
- Electronics, including laptops, iPods, tablets, portable CD or DVD players, gaming systems, etc.
CAMP LEO ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE OR LOSS OF CAMPER POSSESSIONS
LIT Weekend and Summer Camp - Black Diamond Camps at Rainier (formerly Camp Berachah at Buck Creek)
67404 State Route 410 East, Greenwater, WA 98022
Leaders in Training Weekend and our summer camp sessions are held at Black Diamond Camps at Rainier (formerly Camp Berachah at Buck Creek), located approximately 45 miles east of Enumclaw, WA on Highway 410. THERE IS NO CELL SIGNAL NEAR THE LOCATION. Please keep this in mind and print or write down your directions to camp; you will not be able to access this website or emails on your way up the mountain. Please note that Black Diamond Camps has TWO locations in our area; our LIT Weekend and summer camps are located at Black Diamond Camps at Rainier off of Highway 410 near Crystal Mountain - not at their Auburn campus.
Family Camp - Black Diamond Camps (Auburn Campus)
19830 SE 328th Pl, Auburn, WA 98092
Family Camp will be held at Black Diamond Camps' main campus in Auburn. Also please note that Black Diamond Camps has TWO locations in our area; Family Camp is held at their Auburn campus - not at their location near Crystal Mountain.
Mail and Packages
Here are some of the care package items that have been sent in the past by other parents and have been enjoyed by all the campers. This list contains more ideas than can possibly be used by one camper - it is not a checklist! One of the many amazing things about our campers is their generosity and kinship with each other. Many of the items on the list can be shared between bunkmates, and sharing such treasures provides additional joy for those who receive them and those they share them with.
- Mad Libs
- Card games such as Uno or decks of cards
- Glow sticks
- Fingernail polish and maybe the fingernail polish remover cloths
- Drawing pad and writing utensils (colored pencils, markers, fun pens)
- Bouncy balls, light-up balls
- Small games like Jacks or Pick-up Sticks
- Temporary tattoos
- Set of fake mustaches
- Small action hero or Lego set
- Funny wig or hat
- Superhero cape
- Small stuffed animal
- Silly socks
- Joke book (age appropriate)
- Face paint
- Plain pillowcase, t-shirt, or small cloth canvas with Sharpies for your child to decorate as a memento with his/her bunkmates and friends.
- Rainbow band looms
While Camp Leo provides endless opportunities for kids to explore nature, make new friends, find inner peace, and laugh uncontrollably - all while learning about how to best care for themselves - there is always room for more fun. Many parents enjoy sending letters or care packages for their kiddos while they are at camp.
We have a Camp Leo "post office" where you can drop off your mail during registration to save on postage (and make sure that it actually gets there - the Greenwater post office is notoriously slow and camp is short!). Please send any mail and/or packages at least 4 days before you expect them to arrive. Letters or packages should have your child's name and cabin number printed on it (given to you at registration), along with what day you would like the mail delivered.
PLEASE NOTE: this is definitely not a requirement and no parents should feel obligated to leave mail at drop off. Many campers do not receive letters or care packages and their camp experience is not any less awesome than those who do get something.
Also, please remember that these items are NOT allowed: Weapons or items that resemble weapons, including water guns and dart guns; Any food, treats, gum, or candy - sugar free or otherwise; * Electronics
Camp Leo is trying to make it easier for campers to get mail every night by printing and handing out emails at camp. This guarantees that your camper will get the letters you send. You can email your camper once camp is in session at camper @ campleo.org. Please make sure to include your camper's FULL NAME and CABIN NUMBER in the subject line.
We urge you to leave any letters, cards, and/or packages at camp during drop-off, as mail service at camp can be unreliable. If you would like to send snail mail, please send it to the following address:
CAMP LEO Your Camper's Name and Cabin #
67404 State Route 410 East
Greenwater, WA 98022
CAMP LEO PHONE NUMBER: 206-486-8486
We have a very busy schedule at camp and may not be able to answer right away. Please leave a message, and we will return your call as promptly as possible.
SUMMER CAMP EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER: 360-663-2251 Please use only if you urgently need to get in touch with us.
CAMP LEO OFFICE EMAIL
admin @ campleo.org