Cascade Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that parents have many questions and concerns when sending their child to camp, especially for the first time. We have answered our most common questions below. If there is a question we have not addressed, please feel free to send us a message.
Our site, named Camp Koinonia (meaning “fellowship”) is located near Cle Elum in central Washington. The camp is 1.5 hours from Seattle and 3 hours from Spokane. The camp address is: Cedarbrook at Camp Koinonia, 850 Camp Koinonia Lane, Cle Elum, WA 98922. Directions to Camp Koinonia can be found in the Cedarbrook Clue.
Our camp day begins with flag raising, breakfast, and our individual morning devotions. The middle of the day includes three activity periods (activities your camper has chosen at the beginning of the week), a cabin Bible study time, cabin clean up (capers), kickback time (rest period after lunch) and free time (during which your child can choose from a variety of active or restful choices such as swimming, crafts, boating or a visit to the camp store). After dinner the day concludes with an evening large group activity, a campfire program, and devotions before lights out.
As we live in a culture that is permeated with communication, we seldom have the time to fully listen to the companions we are with, to spend quiet time alone in thought, and to listen to the still, soft voice of God. At Cedarbrook, giving up our technology (including phone calls) for one week is our way to create a special space where listening, quiet time, and spiritual sensitivity are excitingly possible.
If you have concerns and want to check on how your child is doing, you may contact our registrar during the camp week and she can have the camper’s counselor or division director return your call with an update on your child. We also update our Facebook page regularly with daily camp information and photos. We encourage parents and friends to use our camper email system, Bunk1 to send frequent notes to your child at camp.
As each child is unique, our registrar and director would be happy to work with you to find out how we can best serve your family. We have a nurse on site that administers all camper medications and our kitchen can often accommodate some dietary restrictions.
Important considerations are: how the camp schedule is different than the schedule your child is accustomed to; if the camp menu includes the foods your child needs with alternatives to foods your child may be allergic to; if your child can reliably respond to verbal commands in safety situations; in some situations, if a parent or familiar caregiver can accompany your child at camp.
Camp begins with registration on Sunday between 2:00pm and 4:00pm. You will need to submit your health form, camper release form and waivers in advance. No camper can stay at camp without these forms completed and payment in full.
Camp ends on Saturday at 10:00am! Your child will be eager to see you and share the camp experience with you. Please be prompt. If your child was attending CILT, you are invited to arrive at 9:00am for our CILT graduation.
Yes! Please submit a scholarship application, which can be found on the forms page.
Interested campers must be in tenth grade or above and submit a CILT application with references in order to apply to this program. The application is found on the forms page.
A complete list of camp essentials is listed in the Cedarbrook Clue.
The health form can be found on the forms page.
Directions to Camp Koinonia can be found in the Cedarbrook Clue.
Cascade Camp Cedarbrook’s refund policy can be found on the forms page.