A Light on the Lake for All

SAMBICA believes that every child should have the opportunity for a life changing experience at camp. Scholarships are available to those who qualify, on a first-come first-served basis. Please complete our
scholarship application online.

Jr High Overnight Camp (grades 6 – 9)

A COOL way to spend the summer!
Campers will enjoy their days in and on the lake with lots of swimming and time on our ski boats. With a variety of water activities like kayaking, tubing, the Action Tower, splash pad, and more, campers will stay cool in the summer heat, develop new skills, and have time to hang out with friends. They will also gain the experience of camp life with evening activities, camp-wide games, Bible studies, and a special youth speaker.

Age/Grade Level: Entering Grades 6 – 9
Schedule: Sunday – Friday


2019 Jr High Overnight Camps

As of January 1, 2019, we have launched a brand new user friendly registration system! If your camper is new to SAMBICA or has attended SAMBICA prior to January 2019, you must create a new account by clicking on “REGISTER” below.

Camp Name Age/Grade Level Camp Dates Cost Availability Register
Jr High Overnight Camp Session 1 6 – 9 July 7 – 12 $652 BOY SPOTS ONLY REGISTER
Jr High Overnight Camp Session 2 6 – 9 July 14 – 19 $695 BOY SPOTS ONLY REGISTER
Jr High Overnight Camp Session 3 6 – 9 July 21 – 26 $695 BOY SPOTS ONLY REGISTER

Registration opens on January 21, 2019

Information About Overnight Camp

Sample Schedule

Time Activity
8:00 – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 am Forum
9:30 – 10:30 am Cabin Activity 1
10:30 – 11:30 am Cabin Activity 2
12:00 – 12:45 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Cabin Activity 3
2:00 – 3:30 pm Waterfront Free Time
4:30 – 5:30 pm Cabin Chill Time
5:30 – 6:00 pm Clean Up
6:00 – 6:30 pm Dinner
7:00 – 8:30 pm All Camp Activity
8:30 – 10:00 pm Cabin Time
10:30 pm Return to Cabin/Ready for Bed
  • Tubing and Banana Boating
  • Boat Sports (Wakeboard, Water skii, and Knee Board)
  • Paddle Sports (Kayaks, Canoes, Stand-up Paddleboards)
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Archery
  • Challenge Course (Flying Squirrel and Tree Climb)
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Community Games
  • Game Room
  • Archery Tag
  • Free Swim

    What to Bring

    All items should be clearly marked with camper’s name.

    • Bible (if available)
    • Jacket/raincoat and sweatshirt
    • Chapstick and sunscreen
    • Swimsuit (one piece or tankini)
    • Comfortable shoes
    • T-shirts and long sleeved shirts
    • Shorts and pants
    • Underwear
    • Towels and washcloths
    • Sleeping bag, pillow, and laundry bag
    • Toiletries (soap, toothbrush, brush, etc.)
    • Flashlight
    • Paper, envelopes, stamps for letters home

    What NOT to Bring

    • Spaghetti strap tank tops
    • Cell phones & other electronics
    • Clothing or items that you could not stand to lose or ruin

    SAMBICA may not be held responsible for lost or damaged property.

    Pick Up / Drop Off

    Times to Know

    Event Information Time
    Check In & Drop Off Sunday 6:00 – 7:30 PM
    Pick Up Friday 4:30 – 5:30

    Sunday Check In

    Overnight camp Check In is from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM on Sunday on upper camp. No early Check In is permitted. Check In will end promptly at 7:30 PM. Check in includes a family BBQ (hamburgers and hot dogs served)!

    At Check-In you will have the opportunity to:

    • Meet your child’s counselor
    • See your child’s cabin
    • Add money to your child’s store account
    • Shop with your child at the camp store
    • Purchase a camp picture, photo CD, Care Package and more
    • Finalize any missing paperwork
    • Make additions to your carpool list
    • Turn in any medications your child may need while at camp

    Friday Pick-Up

    Friday pick-up is from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Early pick-up is available if advance arrangements are made. If you need to pick up your camper early, please call the main office (425) 746-9110 no later than 10:00 AM on Friday morning.

    Special Schedules

    If your child needs to miss any portion of their camp session, please notify the main office of your schedule as soon as possible. Notifying your child’s counselor of early pick up times will not ensure your child will be ready when you arrive; please call the main office at (425) 746-9110. Campers that miss a portion of the camp program will not be able to make up missed activities. Should you schedule a pick up for your child in the middle of an activity, they may need to miss the entire activity. In fairness to other campers, boats will not be brought back before the scheduled end time of each activity block. Please check with our office manager concerning the best time to pick up your child if they must leave early.

    Communication With Your Camper

    Since we are developing a community atmosphere among campers and staff at SAMBICA, there are no visiting times for family and friends. Exceptions may be made for emergencies or major unforeseen circumstances but must be cleared through our main office. All visitors must check in at the main office to maintain security on the grounds.

    We invite you to write to your camper at the following address:

    Camper’s Name
    Counselor’s Name
    C/O SAMBICA Camp
    4114 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy S
    Bellevue, WA 98008

    Letters may also be dropped off in the main office. Mail is delivered daily during lunch. Any mail dropped off after 12:00 PM will be delivered the following day.

    Care Packages
    Care packages may be mailed to the address above or dropped off in the main office to be delivered to your child daily. Some suggested items for care packages include pre-packaged/non-perishable food items, books, puzzle books, magazines, or small stuffed animals. Pre-made care packages are available for purchase through our main office.

    We invite you to email your camper at . Please include the following information in the subject line of your email:

    Camper’s Name
    Counselor’s Name
    Overnight Camp

    Campers will not be able to reply to your email. Emails are printed daily and delivered during lunch. All emails received after 12:00 PM will be delivered the following day.

    SAMBICA will contact you if we have any questions or concerns regarding your camper or in the event of an emergency. Your camper and their counselor will not be near a phone during the day. Campers will be taken to the office to call home in the case of homesickness or other concerns. No cell phones are allowed at camp.


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