Entering grades 11-12
Application process required
Cost: varies (depending on week; see below)
Open to 11th and 12th graders with an interview process.
The Omega level provides awesome opportunities to impact kids’ lives, develop leadership skills, and be a part of SAMBICA in a big way. Omegas spend three consecutive weeks serving alongside SAMBICA staff who know Jesus, have a growing faith and like to have fun. They spend time specifically focused on learning about working in camping ministry and how to work with children. Overnight stays will stretch these future leaders and grow them in powerful ways.
Some Omega ELITEs are assigned to work alongside a counselor each week. They will assist the counselor and work with campers during each activity including, bible studies, campfire, and overnight on Carnival nights. Omegas learn what it takes to be a camp counselor and will build relationships with younger campers
Omega ELITEs are mentored and work with the activities staff. Omega participants are trained in recreation activities and put their new skills to work leading campers in activities such as: archery, kayaking, canoeing, bouldering, group games, low ropes, and team-building challenges.
Please note: Omega participants will not be able stay at SAMBICA over the weekends. They will be required to leave on Friday evening and return Sunday afternoon. 60 hours of volunteer credit for school is available per session.
|7:00 - 7:30 am
|7:30 - 8:00 am
|8:00 - 9:00 am
||Worship & Bible Study
|9:00 - 9:30 am
|9:30 - 11:30 am
|11:30 - 12:30 pm
|12:30 - 6:00 pm
|6:00 - 7:00 pm
|7:00 - 10:30 pm
Times to Know
||1st Sunday of session in Forum
||6:30 - 7:30 PM
||2nd & 3rd Sunday of session on Upper Field
||8:00 - 8:30 PM
||1st & 2nd Friday of session on Upper Field
||5:30 - 6:00 PM
||Last Friday of session in Forum
||5:30 - 6:15 PM
What to Bring
All items should be clearly marked with ELITE’s name:
What Not to Bring
SAMBICA may not be held responsible for lost or damaged property.
Step 1: Registration - Please complete the ELITE registration process before submitting an application. Applicants that have not registered for an ELITE session will not be accepted into the program until registration has been completed.
Step 2: Application - Fill out the online application form for consideration in the program. Please take your time. Once you have completed the application, it may be submitted through email. This form can not be saved, so be sure to print a copy for your own records.
Step 3: Interview - A SAMBICA staff member will call you to schedule an interview once your application has been received. Interviews will be conducted in person or by phone.
Dates and Costs
|June 23 - July 12*
|July 14 - Aug 2
|Aug 4 - 30 (4 weeks)
*No camp on July 4th & 5th.
*Early Bird Special: All campers that register and pay in full by June 1st receive $20.00 off the cost of registration for each camp they register for. Registration and final payment must be postmarked no later than June 1st to receive the discount. This special may be applied along with another discount. Discounts and Scholarships are available!
Expectations and Important Information
Being an ELITE means accepting certain responsibilities and expectations. If any ELITE chooses not to honor SAMBICA’s expectations and responsibilities, they may be asked to leave and will not be given a refund. Attendance in more then one ELITE session per summer is a privilege based on participation, behavior and attitude displayed during an ELITE's first session at camp.
Any known personal schedule conflicts should be reported during registration or Check-In so that SAMBICA staff can be aware and prepare accordingly. We appreciate notification of all schedule changes. If an ELITE must miss a portion of the day due to sports practices, doctor appointments, etc. please let our office know as soon as possible. All late arrivals and early departures will take place in the main office. All ELITES must be signed out by an adult or an authorized carpool member when leaving campus.
Driving and Carpooling
Due to SAMBICA’s current insurance policy, no ELITE participant is permitted to ride in a staff member’s personal vehicle. Due to the limited parking spaces at SAMBICA, ELITEs will not be allowed to bring cars to camp. Please arrange transportation for drop off and pick up. Only those listed on authorized carpool lists will be able to pick up ELITEs. Carpool authorizations may be given at the time of registration, added during Check-In or by calling our main office at (425) 746-9110. Photo ID is required for all pick ups.
Sign In and Sign Out
Each time an ELITE arrives or leaves SAMBICA’s grounds they must be signed in by a parent or adult guardian with carpool pick up authorization. ELITEs are not permitted to sign themselves in or out.
Each night at 11:00 PM, two staff members (one male and one female) check to make sure that everyone is safe and sound in their beds. Only one warning is given for blatant violation of curfew. Further failure to take this guideline seriously will result in early dismissal.
When staying overnight at SAMBICA, ELITEs will be housed with summer staff. At no time should an ELITE or staff member be in the housing of the opposite gender. Members of the SIT and LIT programs will not be staying overnight on SAMBICA’s grounds with the exception of Thursday Carnival nights.
Camp Rules & Guidelines
Please read the following information. ELITEs will be held accountable to these guidelines. These rules help our staff to assure safety and enjoyment for all campers and ELITEs while at SAMBICA.
Dress Code and Guidelines
All staff and ELITEs are expected to adhere to the following dress code and guidelines. Please dress with modesty and integrity.
Guys must wear a shirt unless swimming or playing sports.
Brief-style speedos are not allowed for men.
One-piece bathing suits only. Bikinis and tankinis are not allowed unless covered with an opaque (non-transparent) shirt.
Shirts should be of modest length (no cleavage or belly showing).
No words written across your butt.
No halter tops, spaghetti straps, visible bra straps or tube tops.
Garments should have appropriate designs and logos on them (i.e. sexually suggestive, beer logos, etc. are not okay).
No cross dressing will be permitted.
Shorts must be at least halfway to the knee in length. Wearing tight leggings underneath does not change the rule. Those found wearing shorts that do not fit this description will be asked to change immediately and to not wear the shorts again. If they do not have other shorts – they will have to call home to have some appropriate shorts brought to camp.
There should be no visible cleavage, underwear or midriff.