1Who are the summer staff?
Every season, God sends us a dynamic staff from near and far to fill the 15+ summer staff positions such as Program Director, Outdoor Skills Leader, Waterfront Director, facilities staff and counselors. We spend a great deal of time interviewing, checking references and running background checks. All staff members must agree to abide by the Bingle Camp polices and procedures as well as submit a sexual propriety statement. Prior to the start of our camping programs, all staff members participate in a week long training session. Please refer to our working for Bingle web page and view the staff policies document.
2Where is Bingle?
Bingle Camp is located on beautiful Harding Lake, 45 miles south of Fairbanks via the Richardson Hwy. See the web page for map. Bingle Camp is situated on 66 acres, which offers your camper the opportunity to experience God’s Great Outdoors, gain new skills and challenge their Faith in Christ. On camp premises there is a Lodge, Chapel, two shower houses with flushing toilets, 6 log cabins that each accommodate up to 12 campers plus a wonderful waterfront, home of the Iceberg, and supervised by a certified lifeguard and staff. Bingle Camp has provided inter-denominational Christian camping experiences in Interior Alaska since 1953. Bingle Camp is operated by Bingle Camp Ministries and an independent Board of Directors, and is owned by the Yukon Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, USA.
3What if our family is not affiliated with a Church?
Bingle Camp welcomes ALL from all denominations. Some of our campers do not regularly attend a particular church. Bingle Camp provides diverse programs and desires to bring the camper to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. It is our hope that the camper will go home excited about their relationship with Jesus.
4What is the attendance policy?
Each parent or guardian sending a camper to Bingle Camp must clearly intend that the camper will remain on camp premises for the duration of the camp. For the sake of campers and staff, it is the policy of Bingle Camp that campers not be removed from the group by a parent or guardian during a camp and returned later to complete the camp.
5What is the refund policy?
All camp prices include a non-refundable deposit. Refunds (less deposit) will be given if cancellation is made at least 14 days prior to the first day of camp.
6How soon must I pay for camp?
A $50 deposit is required to reserve your spot at camp. If you choose to submit only the deposit to reserve your space at camp the balance is due at Day of Camp Registration Upon receipt of your registration you will be sent an email confirmation. If you are taking advantage of our van transportation from town ALL fees must be prepaid.
7When should I arrive at Bingle Camp?
Arrival time for camps is usually 4:30 – 5:30 pm on Sundays, but click on Camps--> "the name of your camp" at the top of this page for the latest information on your particular camp. PLEASE DO NOT drop your students off early as we are often working hard to get the camp ready for you! If you are taking advantage of our van transportation from town we will pick up at University Presbyterian, First Presbyterian, North Pole Worship Center, Moose Creek Baptist in that order starting at 2 PM. ALL fees must be prepaid.
8When should I pick my camper up?
Most camps end on Friday at 5.00 pm. Please click Camps-->"the name of your camp" at the top of this page for the latest info on your camp.
9Are there Camp Scholarships?
We have a limited scholarship fund. If you are in need of assistance please call or e-mail the office at 479-0562 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a scholarship form. You will be required to submit a scholarship form with completed registration form along with the $50 deposit. Scholarship forms are obtained by calling or e-mailing the Bingle Camp office. Please apply early.
10Can I contribute to the Scholarship Fund?
Yes! Scholarship contributions are always welcome. Additionally, we invite campers to make a small contribution to the scholarship fund as part of the registration payment or you can click the "donate" button on the homepage.