Our team members are college-aged adults who are responsible, faithful leaders. We hold extensive application, interview, and background check processes on all employees.
High School students enrolled in our High School programs work in various roles around the camp and may assist counselors in various capacities.
SAMBICA is a non-denominational Christian Camp with a vision to inspire youth to a relationship with Jesus Christ. We want every camper to know how much God loves them. Because of this, campers participate in daily Bible studies and get to hear from a special speaker daily. Bible studies are prepared by full-time staff and consist of basic Bible stories and truths. Speakers are typically youth pastors from local churches or trained SAMBICA staff. Please contact us directly if you have any questions.
Safety is taken very seriously at SAMBICA. In all areas, staff are trained to keep your camper safe as they enjoy activities.
During the summer we employ Medics who oversee the distribution of medications and provide First Aid for campers. Our Camp Medic is typically an EMT or Nursing Student with advanced training.
Challenge Course: SAMBICA hires certified ropes course facilitators to run all ropes course elements.
Waterfront: Each camper must pass a SAMBICA swim test to swim in the deep end. The test consists of a 30-yard swim, including stopping and change of direction with lifeguards at arms reach at all times. Campers that do not pass or do not wish to take the swim test may swim in the shallower end of the lake and are required to wear a PFD when in the water. Campers may retake the test each day until they pass.
Certified lifeguards are on duty during all swim times. Counselors are also in the water with their campers during all swim times. Our boat drivers are trained and have Washington Boating Licenses. Campers always wear a PFD when on a boat, Seadoo, or water toy. Helmets are mandatory for all campers when riding on tubes or banana boats.
We were blessed to have an amazing, adventurous, and COVID-free (!!!) summer in 2020. Summer 2021 will build on that experience but also be not quite what we used to call “normal” as we anticipate COVID still having an impact on our world at that time. SAMBICA is committed to providing a safe, fun, and faith-building experience for all of our campers and staff. Take a look at our Summer 2021 COVID Response Plan and our Summer 2021 FAQ's related specifically to this coming summer.
Summer 2021 registration opens on January 18th.
Registration is accepted online with a Visa or MasterCard.
Every child is eligible for a scholarship because very child deserves to experience summer camp. Given on a first-come, first-served basis, scholarships will generally make up 50% or less of camp fees. Please complete the SAMBICA Scholarship Application to be considered.
We do our best to accommodate special diets including gluten-free, dairy-free and other common food sensitivities. Email our Registrar, Chelsea, to discuss special diets for your camper.
You can add funds into your camper's store account through the parent portal for registration. During the session, submit money during morning drop-off or by calling the Office at (425) 746 - 9110.
We invite you to write, drop off a care package, or e-mail your camper at firstname.lastname@example.org during their stay. We do not permit parental visits during camp. If there is an emergency or camper need we will contact you immediately.
Here are the three options:
1. Pay in full at time of registration
2. Pay the $100.00 deposit at registration and pay the remaining balance on May 1st.
3. Pay the $100.00 deposit and join the Monthly Payment Schedule. Payments will be divided equally for each date and are processed on February 1st, March 1st, April 1st, and May 1st.
You can login to your registration account and make payments through the financial tab at any time.
We are not offering Extended Care for Summer 2021. Please see the web page for your camp type for specific drop off and pick up times.