Registration Information

Registration for 2018 will be open soon!

Online Registration:

  1. Click “Register Now” at the left. This will take you to an online registration form. You will be asked to sign in or create an account. *Please do not create multiple accounts*
  2. Complete the registration process for your first camper. When you are finished, you have the options to add this camper to additional camps, add a new camper, or continue to make your payment.
  3. Make your deposit online or elect to pay with a check. Checks can be made payable to Big Sky Bible Camp and mailed to:
    Big Sky Bible Camp
    501 McCaffery Rd
    Bigfork, MT 59911
    Remember that you are not registered until your registration and payment have been received and processed by the camp.
  4. Check your email the next day for confirmation of your camp dates and an invoice.
  5. After your payment has been processed, you will receive a second email confirming that you are registered. This email also contains important information about your week of camp and packing list.

 

Paper Registration:

  1. Click here for a printable registration form. If you don’t have a printer, give us a call and we would be happy to mail you a form. For Trails Camp, please fill out both the registration form, and the Trails Camp Application.
  2. Print and fill out the form(s) completely.
  3. Mail your form and $50 deposit to:
    Big Sky Bible Camp
    501 McCaffery Rd
    Bigfork, MT 59911
    Remember that you are not registered until your registration and payment have been received and processed by the camp.
  4. Check your email for a personalized confirmation from Big Sky Bible Camp. This email confirms that your registration has been processed and that your child has a spot in that camp. It also includes important information about your week of camp and a packing list.
We never want finances to keep a child from the opportunity to attend camp. Thanks to generous donors, Big Sky Bible Camp is able to offer limited scholarships for campers who are not able to afford camp.  To apply for a Campership, please follow these steps:

  1. Click here to download and print the Campership form.
  2. Fill out the form completely.
  3. Return the complete Campership form to us. You may scan and email the form to info@bigskybiblecamp.org (please make sure the scan is clear; forms that cannot be read will not be considered), or mail the form to:
    Big Sky Bible Camp
    501 McCaffery Rd
    Bigfork, MT 59911
  4. We will review your application and respond via email or phone within one week of receiving your application.

**A Campership form does not register your child for camp. A completed registration form is necessary to guarantee your child a spot at camp. For Registration information, see the Registration Basics tab.**

Upon arriving at camp, you will be directed to a parking place near our camp office and then to a couple of locations around camp before leaving your camper in our care.

  1. The Registration Area: This is where you can take care of any remaining balances and get your camper’s dorm assignment for the week.
  2. The Camp Nurse: All prescription and OTC allergy medication must be checked into the camp nurse. For more information on bringing medications to camp, view our Camper Medication Policy under Camp Policies.
  3. The Camp Store: Here you can add money to your camper’s store account and make any up front purchases. If you would like to purchase a care package without your camper present, feel free to return to the store after you have left your camper in their cabin.
  4. The Cabin: Finally, you and your camper can head to the cabin where you will meet your camper’s counselor. At the cabin, you will sign the camper in and leave names of anyone who has permission to pick the camper up. Once the camper is signed in at the cabin, we consider them to be under our care and supervision for the week. This is your opportunity to say your goodbyes to your camper and wish them a great week.

Camp Policies

Big Sky Bible Camp does allow camper visitors; however, visitors must comply with our visitor policies. We are not able to complete background checks on every visitor that comes onto camp property; therefore, for the protection of your children, all visits will take place at the camp office. Visitors must call ahead to inform camp of their visit. If you are interested in seeing more of the camp property, drop-off and pick-up times are great opportunities to walk around and take a look a camp!

  • ALL visitors must check in at the office.
  • Visiting hours at camp will be anytime from 12pm-4pm.
  • A camp counselor will be informed of the visit and make sure the camper is at the office for the visit.
  • Visitors must stay at the office location for the duration of the visit for the protection of our other campers and to avoid increased homesickness, which is oftentimes made worse when a camper sees another parent visit.
  • Underage visitors must be accompanied by an adult.

Swimsuits:

Modest swimsuits for girls include a complete one-piece or a two-piece tankini that covers the entire stomach at all times. If you do not have a swimsuit that fits these guidelines, you may wear a dark colored t-shirt and shorts.

Shirts:

Girls should not bring backless shirts, halter-tops, tank tops that are low cut, tight, or expose the stomach. Straps on tank tops must be at least two fingers in width.

Shorts & Pants:

Shorts should be loose fitting and follow the “finger tip” rule: while standing, place arms by side – the shorts hem must fall below your finger tips. Wearing leggings as pants is not acceptable. Please bring appropriate shorts to wear over the top of them.

Inappropriate Content:

Clothing should not display inappropriate content including: profanity, drug, alcohol, tobacco, or satanic references.

*If a counselor or staff member finds that a camper’s outfit does not follow our guidelines, they may be asked to change.

Footwear:

Footwear must be worn at all times at camp (with the exception of inside the cabins). Closed-toed shoes are necessary for participation in electives and field games.

Cell phones are not allowed to be brought to camp. If a counselor comes across a cell phone in the cabin, the camper will be asked to place it in the care of the office until the camp session is finished. There is a phone located in the camp office for emergency calls. If you are curious as to how your child is doing here at camp, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 406-837-4864! We’d be happy to get with your child’s counselor and tell you how they are doing.
No medications, prescription or OTC, are allowed in cabins.  Prescription medication and OTC allergy medication must be checked into the camp nurse at registration. The nurse will disperse these medications as necessary throughout the week. Other OTC medications are not to be brought to camp. The camp nurse keeps a supply of OTC medications available for use if deemed appropriate. Any prescriptions or OTC allergy medication brought to camp must:

  • Be in the original container.
  • Include the name of the camper and the physician prescribing the medication.
  • Include physician’s instructions for dosage. If a dosage other than the printed dosage is necessary, a signed doctor’s note is required.
  • Include only the number of doses necessary for the camper’s stay at camp.

The camp nurse will be available during camper registration for any additional concerns or instructions.

Packing Lists

Download and print a Traditional Camp Packing List here.

Clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Modest swimsuit (See dress code)
  • Pajamas
  • Jacket or sweatshirt
  • Jeans
  • T-shirts/tank-tops (See dress code)
  • Socks and undergarments
  • Shorts (See dress code)
  • Tie-dye clothes for Tie-dye Tuesday (optional)
  • Nice clothes for banquet (All-girls junior high camp only)
Toiletries
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap
  • Washcloth and towel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Deodorant
Bedding
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Twin fitted sheet (optional)
  • Blankets (optional)
Footwear
  • Athletic closed-toed shoes
  • Flip flops or sandals
Miscellaneous
  • Bible
  • Pen or pencil
  • Notebook
  • Laundry bag
  • Water bottle
  • Stationary + stamps (optional)
  • Flashlight or headlamp (optional)
  • Book to read during R&R (optional)
Download and print a Day Camp Packing List here.

Day Camp Packing List
  • See Dress Code
  • Bible
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Jacket or sweatshirt
  • Pillow and blanket in a bag (this can be left at camp for the week)

* Each camper will have a designated area to leave their belongings for the week if you choose to do so.

Download and print a Wilderness Packing List here.

Food, cook gear, and tents are provided by the camp.
Major Equipment
  • Well-fitted backpack with padded hip belt (camp has backpacks if you don’t own one)
  • Lightweight sleeping bag with a rating of 20 degrees or below
  • Sleeping pad (camp has sleeping pads if you don’t own one).
Clothing

*It is best to stay away from clothing made from 100% cotton*

See Dress Code

  • Hiking shoes or boots that are comfortable and give good support (preferably not tennis shoes)
  • Extra underwear, socks, and T-shirts (boys, please no muscle shirts) for each night out
  • Swimsuit (girls, bring a one-piece and shorts)
  • One pair of long pants such as sweats, insulated wind pants or wool pants, etc. (jeans are difficult to dry if wet)
  • Long-sleeved top such as a flannel shirt, sweatshirt, or wool sweater.
  • Insulated jacket or fleece
  • Rain jacket (camp has rain jackets if you don’t own one)
  • Rain pants
  • Warm hat that covers the ears
  • Sturdy sandals or water shoes – not flip flops (we will change into these for stream crossings to keep boots dry)
Other Essentials
  • Bible and pencil
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Toothbrush
  • Plastic bowl, spoon, and mug
  • Two water bottles, or one water bottle and water bladder system
  • Small tube of sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Spending money for camp store
Optional Items
  • Journal
  • Pocket knife
  • Crazy creek chair (this can double as a sleeping pad)
  • Fishing pole
  • Flower book
  • Large zip-lock bags for clothing and gear
  • Camera
  • Small insect repellent
  • Compass
  • Whistle