How do I get to Camp Tulahead?
We are located just north of Princeton, BC.
From Vancouver, take Hwy #1 to the junction of Hwy 3 (at Hope), then take Hwy 3 east to Princeton. Once in Princeton, take Hwy 5A North (towards Merritt), and follow it for 20km. You’ll see our sign on the left hand side of the Hwy!
What time is check-in/check-out?
Camper check-in begins at 4:00PM on Sunday; parents are welcome to stay until after our official welcome at 5:00PM. Check-out is Saturday at 10:30AM. If you anticipate you will be late or early for either of these times, please let us know.
What kind of activities do you have?
We’ve got a little bit of everything! Check out our list of activities .
Can my child be in a cabin with their friends?
Yes, your child will get to be with one of the cabin pals they write down on their form. On your child’s registration form, there is a space to write in requests for cabin pals. We will try our best to accommodate. Please make sure all requests are made on the registration form prior to camp. We cannot always accommodate last minute requests.
What kind of meals do the kids eat?
Not to brag, but our food is awesome! We eat our meals family-style, and we serve well-balanced meals with a good mix of fun (for the kids) and health (for their well-being). If your child has particular dietary needs, please notify us in advance and we will do our best to work out a plan with you.
How safe is it to send my child to your camp?
Our staff to camper ratio is 3:1, and our summer staff members are all trained in basic first aid and emergency procedures. All of our activities follow legal safety standards, and we take extra precautions to be redundant in our safety policies. We also have a first aid attendant, with level 2 occupational first aid (OFA), on site.
Can I contact my child, or can my child contact me while at camp?
Due to the way it causes homesickness in some campers, and how it detracts from the camp program, we generally discourage phone contact between campers and their families during the week. However, there is a payphone available for extenuating circumstances, and you can leave messages with the office assistant if you need your child to contact you. We strongly encourage sending letters to your child – it is exciting to get mail from the “outside world”, and it certainly adds to your child’s week.
How does your registration process work?
Once we receive your registration form, we ensure that all mail is sorted into postal dates before processing, to ensure fairness for everyone. If there is space available in the camp you are requesting, we will go ahead and process your registration, and we will confirm by email or telephone right away.
What if my child is wait listed?
If your child is wait listed, we can tell you what number they are on the wait list so that you have an idea of the probability of a space becoming available to them. Anytime a space becomes available, your child will move up a space on the wait list, and we will inform you right away if they are able to get a spot in the requested camp. Sometimes the other camp date for the same age group has availability while the other is full, so check to see if the other date is a possibility for your child.
How many children are in a cabin? What kind of accommodations are they?
There are 7 campers to a cabin, with one cabin leader that stays in the cabin with them. But our cabin buildings are actually made up of 2 cabins – side by side – so another staff member is right next door with their own cabin of 7. Our cabins are quaint and rustic, are insulated, and contain 4 bunks (that is, 8 beds) each.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations must be made 3 weeks prior to camp in order to receive a partial refund (please bear in mind that the $60 deposit is non-refundable). Any cancellations made after that cannot be refunded.
Are the children supervised at all times?
Yes. Our staff to camper ratio is 3:1, and there are always staff members present at all activities and stations during the day (activity blocks and free time). We brief the campers on safety issues at the beginning of the week so that they are aware of the rules and guidelines. The day is planned in such a way that there is not much opportunity for a child to not be accounted for – with activities and cabin time, your child is constantly under the care of at least one staff member.
How much “religion” is there?
We are a non-denominational Christian camp, which is to say that we are not affiliated with any one particular church. Any child, from any religious (or non-religious) background is welcome. We have different speakers each week who share with the campers at chapel and campfire. The cabin leaders do a short devotional with their campers before bed.