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'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 rec- ommends a sample clothing list for camp based on some of the activities and possibilities your young per- son may encounter at the Outpost: Sleeping Bag Flat (not Fitted) Sheet Pillow w/case 2 towels Washcloth Tolletrle Toothbrush Toothpaste Deodorant Soap Comb/Brush Hair dryer, if needed 3-4 T-shirts 4-5 pair underwear 5-6 pair socks 2-3 pair walking shorts Blue jeans Sweatshirt/sweater light jacket Flashlight Swim suit Long sleeve shirt Hiking Boots/sturdy shoes Extra pair shoes Rain Gear (poncho) Place your child's last name in all articles of clothing and on all other items. Rshing rod & tack Nature books + ,  (not moreman, StS.OO. please) Work gloves +. PcX: knife (see requirements for use) +:, + : + + - ;, ,,+: :., +; + JL,-- .i0000brlng to camp? in order for us to maintain an environment that supports our: mission, DO NOT, bring the following items, please: Pets ' ' ++" " Jam Boxes Waikma FdPOs ................ Video games - : .... +. - Firearms  +' ' " +_- ; Fireworks Expensive Items Lightem Cii]arettes megaIOr. ' ++ " ..... - AlcOlolic beverages Jewelry Food, particularly snack items or items which would attract unwanted visiting animals. Large amounts of money should be left at home. Spending money should be around $10 -- $15 dollars. Campers may bring pocket knives to camp; however, all people in camp who wish to use woods tools MUST complete and pass a woods tools safety course, before they will be permitted to use them. Frequently Asked Questions P O. What hould I complete on the Health Form? /L Complete everything on the forms as thoroughly as possible. If youi" child has not had a examination in the last three years, you will need to have this arranged and signed on the form. child has had a physical in the last three years, photocopy the examination form and Green Health form. In either case, you still have to sign and complete the other aspects of form. O. My ohildjmt completed the eighth grade, i9 9he eligible to go to camp? A, Yes. Age is determined by the COMPLETION of a grade level. For example, fifth grade those youth who have completed the fifth grade. Age groupings are determined to best chological, emotional, and physical maturity levels of your young person. O. I camp co-ed? /L Yes & No. Camp Sessions are specifically for either all girls or all boys, respectively, time for the regular sessions. Only the special 5th grade sessions are co-ed. O. My child wan1 to go to camp, but I am really finding it difficult to meet the What can I do? /L Every child deserves an opportunity to attend a summer camping experience. As a camp tration, we want every child that wants to attend camp to come. There are a variety can be accomplished. Please call the Office of Youth and Young Adult Formation at 1 and ask for Mike Eppler. He will be happy to discuss camp finances or opportunities with yoU. O. My child has been to the Outpost for the last three years. What' o differenl year? /L Campers who have attended the Outpost in the past several years will be happily sur changes and additions which have been incorporated into this year's program. Campers to develop friendships, skills, and abilities. In addition to our renovated dining hall and neW campers will discover new canoes, and 21-speed mountain bikes await them. O. My child like9 to go to Camp Onde9onk (in the Belleville Diocese). Why should I child to The Outpost? /L Camp Ondessonk, a high caliber camp of distinction, offers many opportunities and Catholic young people. The Outpost is unique in that it offers contact and connection from the parishes of the Diocese of Evansville. When we designed the program, we had your mind. The Outpost offers Mass celebrated by priests of the Diocese of Evansville and will have religious communities who are based in the Diocese of Evansville visiting on a regul that the local connection is very important. The Outpost is OUR Diocesan Youth Camp. Other benefits of choosing the Outpost are our low staff-to-camper ratio (1:6) and our week. Our cost is substantially lower than many other resident camps offering the services. O. Wam't thl= the "Vocation'= Camp"?. Aren't you talking about A, Yes, we are still very interested in Roman Catholic Vocations. And the Outpost is stiff "Vocations Camp" (see the "Outpost Mission Statement" ). The Outpost encourages all _., tions: Married life, Religious Community life, Single life, and the Priesthood. We enc ourag=. through contact with those who live these vocations, through the celebration of the prayer opportunities. The beginning point of any vocation is a relationship with God. The tinues in its long legacy of offering young Catholics a chance to pause and "listen" to store for them. l[.ir, ' May 28 ................. Staff Training ............... 0000S-II. ............. t4- ....... .. 6th-9th Grad  11-2tl.. : ......... t,' | ............ 5th Grade BOYS July -|0 ................ 5th Grade iy - ............... 6th-9th Grade GIRLS Session July t-b} ............... 6th-9th Grade BOYS Jldy t-31 ............... 6th-gth Grade BOYS Sess -' ............... 6th-9th Grade BOYS 1"0 I: $50.00 non-refundable Deposit and application due to TWO  befm'e lp: Health Form, Permission Slip, and all Carolyn Mueller.  IIfenl Cal: Balance of fees paid to "Catholic O Iii 11: 6 PM on the Sunday Night of your selected Session++ fnlclt . 6+ PM on Friday Night of your+ selected t