Camp Attendee Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What is a Kicking Bear Camp?
Kicking Bear is a free camp where kids and adults come to have fun, fellow ship, enjoy the outdoors, expand outdoor skills and experience, and hear the message of Kicking Bear. Kicking Bear camp was formed over a decade ago through a vision that was given to Ray Howell. Ray had a troubled youth and by the grace of God, was invited by a probation officer to go hunting with his family. From this experience, Ray feels his life was changed from a definite path of destruction to being a community minded adult. Later in life Ray was guided to a leap of faith to sell his business and promote this type of mentorship experience to other youth in need of guidance.
Each camp has opportunities such as but not limited to: huge water slides, dunk tanks, archery, axe throwing, paintball/bb guns, field games, and free food to those that attend. Safety is our biggest concern, all measures will be taken to keep kids safe at all times, yet we will need a liability waiver signed for each attendee to the camp before participating.
2. Who should come to the camps?
Kicking Bear encourages kids of all ages to come to the camp. With the focus being on kids that need mentorship, parents and group leaders, please invite at least one kid from outside of your family to enjoy this day with you. We ask that all adults not have more than 3 kids attend the camp with them, this give the adults to become more involved in the lives of those kids that attend the camp. Adult volunteers are encouraged to come to the camp to stand beside our youth that do not have active adults in their lives.
3. What do I need to bring to the camp?
A parent or mentor- Each attendee will need to have someone at the camp that is acting as a mentor. No drop offs allowed. If you have a child that would like to/needs to get to the camp and will not have a mentor present, please contact your local director to see if there is an opportunity to pair up with a volunteer mentor.
Registration- If registering online- a liability waiver needs to be signed by a parent or guardian and brought to the event, or there cannot be participation for this individual. Registration is available at the event, which would require a parent or guardian to be present.
4. What to bring to Kicking Bear Camp - THE LIST official list?
--MUST BRING ITEMS--
Dry Clean Clothes
Plastic Bag for wet clothes
Light Sweater or Jacket
Plastic baggy for dry items
Baby wipes or washcloth
Cell phones - emergency use only (not permitted otherwise)
Extra Snacks - all other food provided
Please thank our corporate sponsors.
Please fill out these forms and bring them to the event you are attending: