Join Us for Summer Camp at High Desert Church!

Get ready for an unforgettable summer experience. Join us from July 1st to July 5th  for a week of fun, friendship, and faith-building activities. Enjoy games, bonfires, inspiring worship sessions, and more. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to connect with others and grow in your faith. Register now and make this summer one to remember!

Who: Current 6th-7th graders

When: July 1-5

Cost: $599



Sibling Discount: $50 dollars off per camper for families sending multiple children to camp!

Early Bird: $50 off final payment for the first 250 kids signed up for camp!

Junior High Camp FAQ

How do I register?

 Go HERE and complete the registration! $99 deposit will be due at time of registration.

How much does camp cost?

Kids Camp (current 4th & 5th graders) costs $649, JRH Camp (current 6th & 7th graders) costs $599, HS Camp (current 8th-12th graders) $699

How do I request financial assistance?

Financial assistance is available based upon need. During the registration process, check “Yes” when asked if you need financial aid. An email questionnaire will be sent to you. Financial assistance will be awarded after the 2nd payment is made (May 1). We are unable to offer 100% scholarships for camp.

How do I make payments on my camp account?

You can read more about how to make a camp payment here.

Updated Payment Pdf

When are camp payments due?

There is a $99 deposit due at time of registration. Half of your balance is due on May 1. The remaining balance is due June 1.

Do you have any fundraising ideas?

We know the cost of camp can be daunting, especially if you have more than one child.  We strongly encourage you to involve the whole family and especially the camper to help fundraise for camp.  This increases a sense of appreciation and ownership in their spiritual development.  Recycling, yard work, housework, and notably sponsor letters have all proven helpful in raising money for camp. 

Are there any discounts available for camp?

Yes! The first 250 campers to register will receive $50 off their final balance for camp. If you are sending multiple kids to camp, we also offer a sibling discount of $50 per camper.

What is your cancellation policy?

If, after signing up, your camper is unable to attend camp, please contact us as soon as you are aware at Refunds are dependent on the dates outlined on our camp refund policy.

How do kids get to and from camp?

Campers will meet at HDC Victorville, where will take buses to and from camp. You will get more details about check in day as we get closer to camp!

When is drop off and pick up?

High School will check in to camp on Sunday, June 30 at HDC Victorville at 2pm. We will arrive home on Friday, July 5 around 12pm. We will update parents via text once we have a more accurate arrival ETA.

Who are the counselors?

Our camp counselors are volunteer leaders who are background checked, trained on safety, equipped to care for students, and share the gospel. Our ratios are roughly two adult counselors to ten student campers.

Can I make friend requests?

Yes! We will do our best to accommodate your request, but we cannot make guarantees. Please provide friend requests when you register your child.

When will I find out my child’s team color and cabin assignment?

We will notify parents/students of team colors prior to camp. Cabin assignments will be given at check-in.

Can my kid bring their phone or other electronics to camp?

CELL PHONES: Campers are NOT ALLOWED to bring cell phones, smart watches, or tablets with them to camp. Any campers who do so will be sent home from camp and no refunds for camp will be given. Our goal and desire is for students to experience a distraction-free week at camp. If there is an emergency, please contact Forest Home directly at (909) 389-2300.

Can campers call home or can parents call campers during camp?

Forest Home does not make phone services available for campers. If there is an extreme case involving your child at camp that warrants parental contact (i.e. discipline, sickness, injury, etc.) you will be contacted by our staff.

Are visitors allowed at camp?

For the safety of all campers, Forest Home DOES NOT allow visits by anyone other than church staff during camp.  Early arrival or pick-up of campers by parents is permitted in certain cases – they must be arranged in advance with church and camp staff.

Is there a packing list?

Yes! Please make sure to label all of your camper’s items. Check out the packing list here!

Packing List Pdf Pdf

How do I send mail to my camper?

To ensure mail reaches your camper while they are at camp, please either:

  1. Pack any letters, cards, or packages in your camper’s suitcase for them to find once they arrive at camp.
  2. Give camper mail to HDC team on departure day. Please ensure that each piece of camper mail is labeled with the camper’s first and last name and the desired delivery day.
Does the camp accommodate dietary needs?

Yes, please indicate your child’s dietary needs on their Forest Home registration.

How does the camp handle medications?

All medications must be checked in on check-in day. Forest Home staff will be in charge of handling and administering all medications while we are at camp. There is a nurse on staff at Wild Rock and an entire health team on staff at Forest Home. Please make sure medications are in original packing with the prescription on them with written instructions.

Does my camper need spending money?

Spending money is not a necessity at camp, but most students will purchase camp swag, snacks, milkshakes, etc. during th week. Student will have access to a camp store at Forest Home. Forest Home is Cashless, and all retail purchases must be made by credit card, debit card, Forest Home giftcard, or eGiftcard. The best way for campers at Wild Rock to purchase retail items is via eGiftcard.

Can I see pictures of my camper while they are at camp?

Yes! Be sure to follow @hdcstudents on Instagram to see pictures and updates from the week at camp. Please know we do our best to show as many pictures from the week as we can, but with several hundred students at camp, it is impossible to promise to get a picture of every student.