Surf City Info For Trip Leaders and Parents

WHERE IS SURF CITY?

  • PKF partners with Grace Adventures, a christian, nonprofit, campground in western Michigan. Surf City is held on Grace Adventures’ property. 2100 N Ridge Rd, Mears, MI 49436.

MY CHILD HAS FOOD ALLERGIES, CAN YOU CATER TO THEM?

  • Yes we can. Grace Adventures’ food service staff is highly trained and prepared for food allergy diets and restrictions.
  • Parents: Please communicate your child’s dietary needs to your organization’s trip leader and we’ll make sure your child receives a healthy and safe meal.
  • Trip Leaders: Please clearly indicate any dietary restrictions on your registration form and roster..

HOW DO I REGISTER?

  • Parents: Every organization does registration a little bit differently. Please talk to your church or organization’s youth director to secure your spot.
  • Trip Leaders: PKF requires a filled out registration form (available at www.pkfcamps.org) and a per-spot deposit to secure your spots.

HOW DO I MAKE A PAYMENT?

  • Parents: Every organization does registration differently. Please talk to your organization’s trip leader.
  • Trip Leaders: Checks for deposits and final payments can be made payable to Pittsburgh Kids Foundation and mailed to: Pittsburgh Kids Foundation, 116 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

SNACK BAR TABS

  • Parents: When registering your student with your church or organization, you can choose to include spending money on a tab to be used at the snack bar.

WHAT ARE THE AGES FOR SURF CITY?

  • Surf City caters to middle school and high school students. Ages during middle school camps are from a graduated 5th grader to a graduated 8th grader. Ages during high school camp are from a graduated 8th grader to a graduated 12th grader. We trust the leaders of the organizations we work with to know their kids best, and they may alter these ranges at their discretion.

PACKING LIST

  • Students should bring bedding (pillow, sleeping bag or sheets), a modest one piece bathing suit, sunscreen, a bath towel, a beach towel, toiletries, warm weather clothing, sandals, tennis shoes, at least one pair of long pants, a sweatshirt, a Bible, journal, and pen.

IS MY CHILD SAFE AT CAMP?

  • Yes. Our top priority at camp is creating fun and safe environments for students. All members of PKF Camps staff and Grace Adventures staff have the necessary clearances and background checks to work with children. All water based activities are staffed by certified lifeguards. PKF and Grace Adventures are committed to making sure camp is a fun and safe experience.

WHAT IF MY CHILD REQUIRES MEDICAL ATTENTION?

  • Grace Adventures staffs a full time medical officer to handle any medical issues. In the rare case that a camper requires more extensive medical care, a staff member will provide transportation to the 24/7 Emergency Room-equipped hospital in nearby Ludington.

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE DURING THE WEEK?

  • Numerous exciting activities are available throughout the week either in a scheduled block of time or during free time. These include: tubing, wave runners (driven by licensed staff or adult leaders), open beach and swimming, indoor and outdoor climbing walls, zip line, volleyball, open gym, paintball, horseback trail rides, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding, biking, open soccer fields, and more.

WHO ARE THE SPEAKERS?

  • Speakers will be announced here soon!

Laurelville Info For Trip Leaders and Parents

WHERE IS LAURELVILLE?

  • PKF partners with Laurelville Mennonite Retreat Center, a christian, nonprofit, campground in Mount Pleasant, PA. Laurelville Mud Weekends are held on Laurelville’s property at 941 Laurelville Ln, Mt Pleasant, PA 15666.

MY CHILD HAS FOOD ALLERGIES, CAN YOU CATER TO THEM?

  • Yes we can. Laurelville’s food service staff is highly trained and prepared for food allergy diets and restrictions.
  • Parents: Please communicate your child’s dietary needs to your organization’s trip leader and we’ll make sure your child receives a healthy and safe meal.
  • Trip Leaders: Please clearly indicate any dietary restrictions on your registration form and roster.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

  • Parents: Every organization does registration a little bit differently. Please talk to your church or organization’s youth director to secure your spot.
  • Trip Leaders: PKF requires a filled out registration form (available at www.pkfcamps.org) and a per-spot deposit to secure your spots.

HOW DO I MAKE A PAYMENT?

  • Parents: Every organization does registration differently. Please talk to your organization’s trip leader.
  • Trip Leaders: Checks for deposits and final payments can be made payable to Pittsburgh Kids Foundation and mailed to: Pittsburgh Kids Foundation, 116 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

WHAT ARE THE AGES FOR LAURELVILLE?

  • Laurelville caters to middle school and high school students. Ages for middle school camps are from a graduated 5th grader to a graduated 8th grader. Ages for high school camps are from a graduated 8th grader to a graduated 12th grader. We trust the leaders of the organizations we work with to know their kids best, and they may alter these ranges at their discretion.

PACKING LIST

  • Students should bring bedding (pillow, sleeping bag or sheets), a bath towel, toiletries, tennis shoes, cool weather clothing, clothes for the mud (probably best to throw these away at camp), some spending money for the snack bar, a Bible, journal, and pen.

IS MY CHILD SAFE AT CAMP?

  • Yes. Our top priority at camp is creating fun and safe environments for students. All members of PKF Camps staff and Laurelville staff have the necessary clearances and background checks to work with children. PKF and Laurelville are committed to making sure camp is a fun and safe experience.

WHAT DOES THE SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE?

  • One of our goals at Laurelville is to create environments where campers form lasting friendships. Laurelville takes a camp experience and condenses it to 48 short hours. The weekend includes numerous activities that groups can complete together which are intended to form connections between campers and leaders. As camp progresses, the focus switches to fewer activities, and more free time for campers to spend time with their friends and leaders.

WHAT IF MY CHILD REQUIRES MEDICAL ATTENTION?

  • Laurelville and PKF Camps staff are trained in basic First Aid to handle and unfortunate bumps or scrapes. In the rare instance that a camper requires more extensive medical care, a staff member provides transportation to a nearby 24/7 Emergency Room-equipped hospital in Mt. Pleasant.

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE DURING THE WEEKEND?

  • Numerous exciting activities are available throughout the week either in a scheduled block of time or during free time. These include: themed afternoon activity (mud), football tournament, mini golf, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, tailgate cookout, and plenty of hiking trails.

WHO ARE THE SPEAKERS?

  • Speakers will be announced here soon!