Welcome to Twinlow Summer Camp! We are excited that you will be a part of our community this summer. Our theme this year is “The Water of Life,” which means we will spend each day exploring and celebrating God’s blessings of water and life. Get ready for an exciting week of praising God, swimming in the lake, playing games, making new friends, and singing great songs. We have been praying for you, and we can’t wait to welcome you to the best week of your summer.
Our Program Goals at Twinlow Are:
- Provide experiences of community built around Christian values
- Know the love and acceptance of God as revealed in Jesus through the Holy Spirit, the scripture, and the history of God’s people
- Heighten an appreciation of Creation and reinforce a sense of human responsibility as stewards of that Creation
- Know and act upon the meaning of God’s call to discipleship
- Give our campers new life skills to better themselves to who they were created to be
Preparing Your Child For Camp
Success at camp and how to avoid homesickness:
We want to help you as a parent prepare your child for success at camp. While homesickness is very rare at Twinlow where we play hard all day, we want to give you some tried-and-true tips and techniques to help your child prepare for a week away from their normal routine. Please visit this link for an excellent article published by the American Camp Association.
For additional information on preparing your child for camp, we recommend reading this article published in HuffPost.
Prescription Medications (if needed)
Reusable water bottle
Swimwear (no bikinis or speedos)
Jackets or sweatshirts for evenings
Towel for showering and waterfront
Shorts and/or Pants
Socks and Underwear
Closed-toe shoes (tennis shoes)
Sandals (No Flip-Flops please)
Sleeping bag and pillow
Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, and other toiletries
Sunglasses, hat, or visor
Book to read during rest time
Small stuffed animal for bedtime
Camera (junior high and high school only)
Money for camp store
Non-aerosol bug repellent
Water sport toys if enrolled in Water Sports Camps
Please Do Not Bring:
iPods, cell phones, or any other electronic device
Alcoholic beverages, tobacco products or non-prescription drugs
Anything that would hurt someone, weapons such as a knife or fireworks
Personal sports equipment
How to get here:
Twinlow is located five minutes from Rathdrum, Idaho, just off of Highway 41.
You can find us by typing Twinlow Camp & Retreat Center into Google Maps or Apple Maps on your smartphone.
Or, if you want more traditional instructions, here is how to find us:
- Head north on Highway 41 out of Rathdrum for about 5 minutes.
- Turn LEFT on Par 3 Golf Course Rd.
- Then turn RIGHT on Twinlow Rd. We are about ¼ mile down the road. You’ll see the Twinlow sign.
- Don’t worry if you miss the first turn. There is a second chance to turn LEFT on Twin Lakes Rd.
- If you turn on Twin Lakes Rd., take a LEFT on Twinlow Rd. We are about a quarter of a mile down the road on the right. You’ll see the Twinlow sign.
- Pull in and say hello! We like it when people say hello.
Twinlow Camp and Retreat Center
22787 N Twinlow Rd.
Rathdrum, ID 83858
If you have any questions, we would love to help and chat:
Click below for a printable camper registration form PDF:
Check In & Out
Check-in begins at 3:00 pm and ends at 4:30 pm on Sunday, the first day of camp. Feel free to arrive after 3:00 pm to avoid standing in line. Please have the remaining balance of your payment and medications with you.
High school campers who drive themselves will be asked to turn in their keys to the camp office for the week of camp.
We invite all parents/guardians to a closing program and ice cream social that begins at 11:00 am Friday in our outdoor chapel. Check-out has four easy steps:
- Check-out with the Pill Patrol and make sure you have your camper’s medications.
- Check-out with the Camp Store. Use any remaining funds to grab camp swag or a snack for the road. You also can take home any remaining funds. OR donate the remainder to camp! Thank you very much.
- Check-out with your camper’s counselor. They will have your name to confirm that you are the one taking the child home.
- Enjoy some ice cream!
At Check-Out, we will have our $50 for $50 deal. If you register for a Summer 2021 camp and put down the $50 deposit, you will get $50 off next summer’s camp!
Emergencies: In case of family emergency where you might need to contact the camp,
please call our office, which rings to the Director’s cell phone. If after hours, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. The phone number is:
Injury/Illness: It is your right as a parent/guardian to know about and be involved with healthcare administered to your child. You will be informed and consulted in cases of illness or injury to your camper which is outside the scope of care of our Health Care Provider.
Medications: Please send only enough medication for your child for the week of camp. Medications must be in original packaging/bottle that identifies:
Name of medication
Frequency of administration
Medications will be turned into the Camp Healthcare Provider and will be kept under lock for the duration of the week. You will have a chance to visit with the Camp Healthcare Provider upon check in at the camp for any information that needs to get passed along.
Special Needs: If your child has any special needs, such as diet, facilities, safety issues or other concerns, please contact us prior to the beginning of camp. A great place to list these is on the Health and History Form, which you completed when you register, but you can let us know by emailing, calling, or when you check in. Dietary needs are especially helpful a week before.
Food: Your camper will be provided with three nutritionally balanced meals and 1-2 snacks per day. We prefer that you do not send additional snacks since there is no food allowed in the cabins due to critters. Please make sure you have listed any special dietary needs on your registration form. We do everything we can to make sure their needs are met. Extra special diets, we appreciate you bring any special food and our cooks can store them in the kitchen.
Photos: We will be uploading photos to the Twinlow Facebook page after each week of camp. We ask that our campers do not bring digital cameras with them to camp. Cell phones are NOT ALLOWED during the week of camp.
Electronics: Here at Twinlow we are proud to be an electronic device free environment. We encourage campers to put their screens down and experience God’s creation and the in person community. For this reason, we ask that all electronics, including cell phones, stay at home. Please note that we will collect phones from campers that bring them and return them on Friday.
Mail: We encourage you to send mail to your camper during the week! You can use the address listed or send it electronically. Receiving mail is a highlight for most campers. (Please do not send food!) You may email your camper at [email protected]. Please limit your message to one a day. We will print them once a day and distribute them with regular mail.
Visiting Camp: We ask that you do not visit or telephone your camper during the camp week. For safety reasons, persons not registered at camp are not allowed on site during camp sessions. If for any reason your camper is having a difficult time, our camp program director will contact you.
Twinlow has a camp store and campers have the option of purchasing additional snacks and drinks during free time. $10-20 is plenty of money for the week outside of clothing purchases. To see what we offer in the camp store, visit our Camp Store page.