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Registration for Summer Camp Registration can be handled by completing the attached application and depositing a non-refundable $50.00. Cost of camp is $145.00. Applications and deposits recieved before April 30, 1997 will receive a $15.00 discount. Costs of Camp If Deposit (50.00) received before April 30, 1997:$130.00 If Deposit (5(I.(1(I) received alter April 30, 1997: $145.00 The $50 deposit is credited towards the cost of camp and is non-refundable. It is, how- ever, transferable to another camper. All fees after April 30 are $145.00; including trans- fers made after 4/30/97. l)eposits & Payments: A deposit of $50.00 is due April 30, 1997. The balance is due to the Catholic Center (with paperwork) two weeks prior to arriwd in camp. Payment in full may be made at any time at the Catholic Center. Please, do not send cash. Checks may be made out to "The Catholic Diocese of Evansville" and addressed to the attention of "'The Outpost2' P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724-0169. Campers may apply for camp after April 30, 1997 with a $50.00 deposit and balance due by two weeks prior to arrival in camp. Fees after April 30, 1997 are $145.00. Refund Policy: Campers who leave camp forfeit the $50.00 deposit. The refund sched- ule below is in effect for 1997. If the camper leaves belbre: Monday Noon = $47.00 Tuesday Noon = $20.00 After Tuesdo, Noon= No refunds will be granted. Families with more than One (Child) Camper: The lblowing lee schedule applies to Families (youth living under the same roof): First Child = $145.00 (or $130.00 before 4/30/97) 2nd ChiM = $85.00 for 2nd child after the first full fee (regardless of registration date) 3rd + Children = $70.00 per child after the first full fee (regardless of registration date) Campers from one family do not have to attend camp on the same dates to receive this discount. The Catholic Diocese of Evansville believes that all.children should have access to a Catholic youth formation program regardless of race, economic status, gender, creed, national origin, or handicap. Camperships and Price Discounts may be available on an individual basis. Contact the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for more informa- tion. At time of Application and Deposit of $50.00, Marcella Meredith, Secretary for the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, will mail you a Health Form, Permission Slip, and Release Forms for camp. This paperwork is due with the balance for camp no later than two weeks bejbre your chiM's scheduled arrival in camp. ArrivaL: Camp will begin on Sunday. Campers and their families may arrive as early 5:00 PM (CDT) but it is recommended that all campers arrive no later than 6:00 PM (CDT). Families and groups from parishes are encouraged to arrange for transportation for their campers. Marcella Meredith, the Secretary for the Youth Office, can be especially helpful in letting families know who is attending camp from their area ( 1-800-637-1731 ). Departure: Friday night is Family Night! The Outpost will conclude the camp session with dinner, campfire, and awards ceremony on Friday evening. Families are encouraged to come together lbr an evening of fun, friendship, and faith. Family Night begins at 6:00 PM (CDT). Family Night will end around 9:30 PM. Campers will leave with their families or guardians at the end of the evening. The cost of family night is built into the camper's fees; however, the Camp Office will need to know the number of family members partici- pating. Reservations will be handled during arrival in camp. What should your camper bring to camp? Packing for camp is probably the second most difficult task a parent and camper have to go through. (The most difficult is deciding what to leave behind!)The staff recommends a sample clothing list for camp based on some of the activities and possibilities your young person may encounter at the Outpost: Required: bible towel 3-4 T-shirts 2-3 pair walking shorts light jacket hiking boots bug repellant Toiletries: toothbrush comb/brush Optional: El fishing rod & tackle El sleeping bag _'5"! washcloth 3-4 pair underwear blue jeans sim suit extra pair shoes flashlight El toothpaste El deodorant El nature books El flat (not fittedl sheet El pillow with cover El 3-4 pair socks El sweatshirt/sweater El long sleeve shirt El rain gear (poncho) El soap El hair dryer, if needed Housing Assignments: Campers are assigned to a cabin during the registration process. All participants are assigned to live in common areas and work together during the entire session. Cabin Living and Working Together: There is a Value in the cabin living processes. By living, praying, and working together, campers develop a sense of community. Cabin living is also an experience in developing leadership qualities and understanding democra- tic processes. Groups have a great deal of latitude in deciding the day's activities. By working together towards building consensus, campers have a unique opportunity to develop lifelong skills in Christian living. Mealtime: cabin groups will eat together in the dining hall during mealtime. Mealtime responsibilities will be shared and rotated among the cabin groups. Requesting a friend in your cabin: First time campers may be somewhat apprehen- sive about cabin assignments. Young people are encouraged to bring a friend to camp. Make sure that friends get a cabin together by placing the names of those that want to bunk together on the application. The staff reserves the right to house campers based on needs and numbers of campers. Visitors in Camp: The Outpost welcomes visitors to camp who are on camp business or who have arrived to pick up a child for a specific reason. Visitors, otht.r than parcnts, who arrive to pick up a child, must have written permission from the child's parents or guardians before the child will be released. The Camp Office will also call the legal guardian who signed the medical release fonn and continn the visitor whq is picking the ch'if{f riO." ........................................... Application for The Outpost -- 1997; First Name: Last Name: Address:. City: State: Home Phone: ... Age: Parish or Church: Custodial parent's/guardian's First and Last Name: ZIP+4: Last Home Phone: Work Phc Name of Employer (Emergencies Only): Relationship to Youth:_. Is there anyone who is legally restrained from being near your child? If Yes, who? (it is the guardian's responsibility to indicate any restraining ordeJ'i Does your child take medications? If so, what? Does your child have dietary restrictions? If so, what? Does your child have an allergy? If so, please describe: Please tell us if your child prefers a cabin partner for his/her session. Pie parish, and home phone of preferred 3artner: Please note: The Staff reserves all rights n assigning cabins and housing.