The atmosphere at all of the camps is casual all week. Please bring a Bible, a servant heart, and a desire to build up others. We look forward to sharing the camp with you, and we will try to make sure you are blessed during your stay.
We hope that, after your stay, you can join us in calling YBC one of the most beautiful places this side of heaven.
Bedding and Toiletries
Please plan to bring toiletries, towels, and bedding. Most of the beds are twin or full. You will probably want either warm blankets or sleeping bags, as nights can be cool.
Medications (including supplements)
Medications can be locked in the med cabinet in a central location, and accessed by the camp medical staff or camp manager, or can be kept safe by adult members of a family unit.
Care should be taken that meds cannot be accessed accidentally by children (yours or others) and that medications also do not attract animals.
Please treat all supplements, whether prescription or not, with the same care as prescription medications.
If you are leaving medications or supplements with the camp medic to be taken by your youth camper(s), please bring a typed sheet listing all items with written instructions for how they are to be taken. Youth campers are not permitted to keep medications or supplements of any kind in their cabin. All medications and supplements must be checked in, by a parent or guardian, with the camp medic.
Clothing on campus should be casual and comfortable but modest. If there is any question about whether some item of clothing is modest, please consider suffering a little discomfort by refraining from wearing it. Shorts are not allowed on campus, though you may want them if you travel into nearby Yellowstone National Park.
Days can be warm and nights are usually cool, so jackets and layered clothes are a good idea, particularly for those who may be used to warmer climates. Rain is always a possibility. Snow is not likely for most of the camp sessions, but is a possibility early and late in the season. Sunscreen and hats are good to have on hand.
Comfortable shoes are recommended. Campers will generally do quite a bit of walking from cabin to lodge to campfire to activities. If you don’t frequently hike in sandals, closed toed shoes may be a better choice for some of the rougher terrain that can be experienced on local hiking paths.
Any food you bring should be kept sealed in vehicles and generally should not be in cabins. Animals, both rodent-sized and bear-sized, can be and are attracted to foodstuffs.
Pets are not allowed. If you travel with a certified service animal, please make arrangements well in advance with the Camp Director and your camp manager.
Internet and Phone
Internet service by land-line is not available to the campsite, according to the local internet provider. A satellite internet provider is being trialed in 2023. The service will be reserved primarily for use by speakers and teachers, though your camp manager may be able to make arrangements for others who require access. There is a single land-line telephone service to the camp. Mobile phone connectivity is usually very unreliable. Cabins have limited electrical outlets.
Each camp session may have other needs/wants. If this is your first time as a camper, or if you have other questions about the camp you plan to attend, please contact your camp manager.
Activities during the week may be varied, as each camp has its own “flavor”. There is usually plenty of opportunity for socializing under the trees near the lodge or the river. If you have a favorite family-friendly table game, feel free to bring it. Replacement card sets and dominoes are usually appreciated. Mill Creek offers fly fishing opportunity with appropriate Montana-issued license. Other outdoor activities include hiking, walking the grounds, lawn games, kickball, volleyball, horseshoes, etc.
What not to bring
Tobacco, vaping products, alcohol, illegal or recreational drugs, firearms, and fireworks are not permitted on the campgrounds.