CAMP BLUESKY FAQs
Where can I find the packing list for camp?Packing lists will be included in the Parent / Camper handbook, which will be emailed to you several weeks prior to your camper's session of camp. You can also read this year's packing list here:
How can I pay for camp?There are multiple ways to pay for camp: Cash Cheque (made out to Camp BlueSky) Direct bank deposit (CFC Bank, Waiyaki Way Branch, A/C No: 0100000340868, A/C Name: Camp BlueSky) MPESA (Paybill Number: 348950, Account Name: Name of Your Camper).
How can I reset my password on CampSite?When you log in to the Parent Dashboard, please click on My Account at the top right. The first option to click on the page is "change password." Type in your old password and what you would like the new one to be, and you should be good to go. Link to Parent Dashboard: https://campbluesky.campmanagement.com/campers
What is the daily schedule at Camp BlueSky?Here is an example of a day at camp!
Can I talk to my child while he/she is at camp?Camp BlueSky will only allow a camper to talk with his/her parent in the case or event of an emergency. An emergency number will sent to you after registering for camp.
Does Camp BlueSky offer fee assistance?Camp BlueSky does offer fee assistance. Please email email@example.com to inquire. We will send you a fee assistance form to complete and return back to us.
What is the spiritual emphasis for Camp BlueSky?At Camp BlueSky, we want to help build strong character in the lives of young people; so we focus on creating a positive, Christian environment where our campers have fun as they make friends and learn more about Jesus. We openly teach about who God is while sharing Biblical truths from His Word. We absolutely respect each individual camper’s right to make his/her own decisions regarding important spiritual matters.
CAMP BLUESKY TRADITIONS
New to Camp BlueSky? Here's a little explanation of some of our traditions!
Campers move through Mountain Groups as they grow up at camp, based on their grade/year at school. Each Mountain Group has its own cheers, colors, and activities together, which get increasingly adventurous as they moved up. They are each named for a peak in East Africa, smallest to largest!
These are the 10 Mountain Groups:
Girls - Suswa, Satima, Meru, Lenana, & Kenya
Boys - Logonot, Lengai, Elgon, Kibo, & Kili
Chumvi & Nuru Teams
These are the two big teams at camp that compete throughout the week. And it is FIERCE! Every camper becomes a part of one team on their first day at camp, and once a Chumvi (red team) or Nuru (blue team), always a Chumvi or Nuru - someday your children will be the same! The names come from Matthew 5:13-16 in Kiswahili, where Jesus describes his followers as the chumvi (salt) and nuru (light) of the world.
Every morning campers search for gold rocks around camp grounds - the cabin with the most at the end of the week wins a coveted bead for their necklace.
The Cheetah is a camp emblem, hidden daily. The cabin that solves the clue and finds the Cheetah gets a prize!
MAC & SWAG
MAC (Men After Christ) and SWAG (Strong Women After God) are camp programs that let the campers spend special time together as guys or girls. These are times to enjoy friendship and fun, celebrate who they are as people created in God's image, and learn how to support and honor one another - while at camp and beyond. There's a little competition involved (it's camp after all!) with cheers and games, but we always focus on respect and celebration!
Campers and staff get to add camp beads to their necklace year after year. Everyone gets their Mountain Group bead each week, but there are also beads to earn - Gold Rock, Chumvi/Nuru, Mountain Shield, Honor Camper, Lion's Pride, and more. A growing necklace is a badge of history at Camp BlueSky!
This is the grand finale of camp - a huge bonfire, cheers, songs, Say So (campers share what they learned that week), games, torches, and a dance party in the tent! It's an amazing time of reflection and celebration.
The Lion's Pride challenge can be attempted by our oldest campers, to challenge their bodies, minds, and hearts. Though there are many elements, the key pieces include fire-building, Scripture memory, silence, and a run. Few make it into the Lion's Pride but even the attempt is a thing of honor!