Our camp kitchen can accommodate several different kinds of special diets, including most food allergies. As with any kind of special need your camper might have, communication is the key! Please note any allergies or special dietary needs on your child’s health form. If your camper’s allergy is severe, or she has a limited diet, please contact Sarah Betts a minimum of one week prior to arriving at camp. We want your camper to be safe, healthy and satisfied…and to enjoy meals with her camp friends.
Contacting us early can help us make her experience a positive one. If you would like to supplement our menu with food products for your camper’s needs, please contact us to discuss transporting and storing your food. Please provide information regarding a special diet at least two weeks prior to camp, by contacting Sarah Betts.
You are our first source for information about your camper’s diet or allergy. Please feel free to offer lists, recipes, menu suggestions, etc. We love it when parents write things down for us! We won’t think you are over-protective or “The Weird Parent” when you arrive with all kinds of information about your camper’s needs. We’ll be celebrating the partnership we’ve created together that will help us all give your camper a fun and successful experience at camp.
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At Camp Four Echoes, girls may stay in cabins, chalets, teepees, gazebos or tree houses! Each shelter houses 3-6 girls, depending on the structure. According to guidelines set by Girl Scouts of the USA, camp staff do not sleep in the same cabins as the campers. Staff are aiding the girls in becoming more self sufficient and confident in themselves and their surroundings. They are also allowing the girls to bond together and enjoy the late-night talks and giggling that we all remember from our childhood. Rest assured though, each unit has multiple staff sleeping on site. Your campers are never far from the eyes and ears of staff. MORE INFO
Mail is sent and delivered daily at camp, but we cannot guarantee that the mail you send will arrive on time. To ensure that your camper has mail while she’s at camp, you can either mail letters to camp prior to arrival or pre-write several letters and bring them to check in. There will be a box available for depositing in-coming mail. Cheerful, upbeat letters add extra fun to the adventure of going to camp...and they are great keepsakes for the coming years! Address as follows:
Camp Four Echoes
22177 S. C4E Road
Worly, ID 83876
Those driving their girls to camp are welcome to tour their camper’s unit, meet her counselors, shop at the Trading Post (Camp Store) and walk their camper through the check-in and checkout process, including health checks with the Camp Health Supervisor and meeting the Head Cook. Feel free to take advantage of a “Kodak Moment” next to the lake! Arrival and departure times will be staggered to accommodate our limited parking. Please do your best to arrive on time to help us ensure a smooth check-in and check-out. Parking close to main camp is limited and will be reserved for those with mobility challenges, so please plan to park your car and walk around camp and to the units. We will transport luggage to and from the front gate after the buses have arrived.
On closing days, camp staff will greet you at the gate. Please remember that we cannot open the gate until all the campers have finished their programs and everything is put away and all the staff are in place. If your camper’s luggage has been dropped off at the gate, you are welcome to put it in your car. Campers often have creative packing techniques, so make sure you check with your camper before leaving to make sure you have all her belongings! Staff will give directions about where to park and pick up your camper. Ensure you have your picture ID before you walk down the hill!
If campers of driving age bring a personal vehicle to camp, it must be pre-approved by the Camp Director and the camper must follow rules for vehicle use.
We want to make sure each camper is healthy enough to safely participate in camp activities. Toward that end, each girl attending camp must have a current health history and physical exam. This 2 page form can be found under forms in the camp section of this website. The Health History must be filled out and signed each year by her parent/guardian. This lets us know if anything has changed with your camper from year to year. The Physical Exam must be done by a physician, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner and must be dated within the preceding 24 months. If your child had a physical and attended camp last year, notify us that you would like us to use that form for this year. It’s important that you check the date of the physical. If a girl attended camp in June 2010 and attends camp again in July 2013, her physical form is probably out of date.
We understand that the cost of having a physical exam for camp can be prohibitive for some families. Here are some ideas to help make physicals more affordable for our camp families:
What is the difference between a buddy and a cabin mate?
Cabin mates are girls that have come to camp together that would like to stay in the same cabin. In order for girls to be cabin mates, they must:
Buddies are girls that come to camp together when one girl is a returning camper and the other camper is new to Camp Four Echoes (link to Discounts description). Please see information on DISCOUNTS to learn details about this discount.