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Plan Your Trip2020-10-21T18:41:52-07:00
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First time attending camp? Please consider the following:

Map and Directions

Once you’re up in the forest you may not have cell connection, so download these helpful directions/map:

Directions to Camp Prime Time

Road Map to Camp Prime Time

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We don’t want you to get lost on your way to a FUN camp experience for your family!

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Packing List

We suggest you bring:

  • sleeping bags or blankets (each cabin has bunks)
  • pillows
  • toiletries
  • towels
  • bug spray
  • sunscreen
  • medications
  • flashlights

The camp has 3 Pack-N-Plays and high chairs for little ones.

Please bring protection for the mattresses if incontinence is a concern.

Bring warm clothing and rain clothes as the weather could change.

Long sleeve shirts and long pants may be a good idea when the mosquitoes are out.

Any don’t forget fishing gear, swimwear, and water play toys.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the directions to camp?2020-10-21T17:59:04-07:00

Go to Google Maps link or download the directions, print and bring it with you to camp.

Why not use a navigation system?2020-09-23T17:34:48-07:00

Since camp does not have a street address, most navigation systems will not recognize the camp. Download directions to camp. Do not enter 6 So 2nd St, Yakima into your navigation system – it will lead you to the camp office rather than to the camp location near White Pass.

Why aren’t there signs directing us to camp?2020-09-23T17:35:13-07:00

The Wenatchee Forest Service does not allow additional direction signage.

When do campers arrive and depart?2020-09-23T17:35:39-07:00

Arrive after 4pm the first day of camp and depart by noon the last day.

What time should volunteers be at camp?2020-09-23T17:36:04-07:00

Volunteers arrive between 1pm and 4pm the first day of camp.  The evening meal has easy preparation, and it’s nice to settle in before meal preparation.  Campers especially appreciate it when all the volunteers are there to greet them as they arrive at camp.

If I’m late, will my cabin be kept for me?2020-09-23T17:36:31-07:00

Yes, your cabin is reserved all weekend. If going to be late, contact the camp asap and let the volunteers know when to expect you – 509-672-2430.

How late will you keep dinner for me on the first night?2020-09-23T17:36:58-07:00

We are as flexible as possible on the first evening, knowing campers will arrive at different times.  Generally, supper is served from 6:30-8pm. If you expect to be a little later, please call the camp and let the volunteers know – 509-672-2430. If significantly late, plan supper on your way to camp.

Is there medical care at camp?2020-09-23T17:37:36-07:00

No.  We have no trained medical personnel at camp. Please come prepared to care for your family as needed.

Where is the closest medical facility?2020-09-23T17:38:04-07:00

Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital is the nearest hospital, an hour away in Yakima. It takes 30 min. for an ambulance to meet at a prearranged location on Highway 12.

What if I have special dietary needs?2020-09-23T17:38:30-07:00

Enter your needs on the on-line registration form. The camp menu is set, yet modifications can be discussed. Please contact office@campprimetime.org (509-248-2854) ahead of time. Camp Menu.

Are there dangerous animals?2020-09-23T17:38:59-07:00

There is a wide variety of wildlife in the forest with its open range status. Though bear and cougar have not been seen in camp; elk, deer, and cows have. Please be alert but don’t be fearful.

What are the cabins like?2020-09-23T17:39:19-07:00

Most are comfortably rustic two-room cabins with bunkbeds, furniture, table/chairs, and a propane fireplace.

How far are the bathrooms from the cabins?2020-09-23T17:39:43-07:00

Less than 50 yards.

Do you have laundry facilities?2020-09-23T17:40:03-07:00

For emergency use only.

Do you have a telephone?2020-09-23T17:40:24-07:00

For emergency use only.

Is there cell phone coverage at camp?2020-09-23T17:40:50-07:00

There is limited coverage in certain areas of camp.

Where’s the nearest gas station?2020-09-23T17:41:20-07:00

Nine (9) miles to White Pass, Hwy 12 (West) or Thirty-Three (33) miles to Naches, Hwy 12 (East).

Do you have souvenirs for sale?2020-09-23T17:41:46-07:00

Yes, T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, water bottles, hats, and shopping bags are available.

Can we fish anywhere we want?2020-09-23T17:42:11-07:00

Clear Lake: Camp has a group fishing permit agreement.

Rimrock Lake: Personal fishing license required.

Why can’t you keep mice and chipmunks out of the cabins?2020-09-23T17:42:48-07:00

These critters live in the mountains, and love being indoors where it’s warm, comfortable, and there may be offers of food. As hard as we try to minimize them indoors, it may happen.  Keeping doors closed and food cleaned up helps. Notify us if you see any holes or weakened areas in your cabin.

How many paid staff are there?2020-09-23T17:43:32-07:00

There is a full-time Executive Director, Office Manager, and seasonal camp/site manager. There are many enthusiastic volunteers.

How old do you have to be to be a volunteer?2020-09-23T17:43:52-07:00

Camp Prime Time’s focus is on families (Guests and Volunteers). Children can help with light duties (sweeping, activity support, grounds care, etc.). Children age 12 and under cannot work in the kitchen. All children must have parental supervision.

How much does it cost to run camp?2020-09-23T17:44:14-07:00

It costs approximately $180/person each camp session.

How do you raise funds to support camp?2020-09-23T17:44:53-07:00

We work hard all year to raise funds in support of camp activities.  It includes financial and in-kind donations by businesses/individuals, family memberships, corporate sponsorships, fundraisers, and grant writing.

 

What things can I donate to Camp Prime Time?2020-09-23T17:45:26-07:00

Examples – Small, gently used or new stuffed animals, useable toys, kitchen utensils, tools, industrial mops and buckets.  Check the camp website for more items.  If you are interested in donating a specific item, please contact the camp office.

When does camp clean-up start in the spring?2020-10-21T18:00:24-07:00

Spring clean-up occurs the first three Saturdays of May, weather permitting.  Contact the camp office to sign up and/or to schedule an additional work party event.

Is the camp for rent?2020-09-23T17:46:07-07:00

Not usually, yet open to possibilities.  Please contact the camp office.

How do I become a ‘Member’ of Camp Prime Time?2020-09-23T17:46:29-07:00

A membership program started shortly after the camps formation. Its $25 annual fee is meant to be affordable to all. Many memberships contribute far more than the base amount. Please join our team!

Who attends camp?2020-10-19T13:48:53-07:00

Camp Prime Time serves the whole family with a seriously ill or developmentally disabled child. Our guest families enjoy the ‘get-a-way’ opportunity each session offers. Guest families are served by volunteers that cook, clean, help, facilitate, and share of themselves. All guest families have to do is relax and enjoy.

What are some highlight activities at camp?2020-10-19T13:49:00-07:00
  • Family bonding
  • Pontoon boat ride
  • Antique wagon ride
  • Handicapped accessible tree house
  • Campfire and sing-a-long
  • Relationship/network building
How do families sign-up for camp?2020-10-19T13:49:09-07:00

Generally, families sign-up through a group/agency they participate in, i.e. Autism Support, Arc of King County, Parent to Parent groups. The camp office communicates with the group leader, scheduling a weekend for the group to attend every other year. New groups should contact the camp office (509-248-2854). Families not associated with a group/agency can sign-up individually and placed on a waiting list.

How many will the camp hold?2020-10-19T13:49:16-07:00

There are 14 family cabins (occupancy: 6-10) available each session (approximately 100 total).

How much does it cost to attend camp?2020-10-19T13:49:23-07:00

Camp is free for our guest families. A refundable $25 deposit is required when registering. Many families donate it as a gift.

Do you accept credit cards?2020-10-19T13:49:38-07:00

Yes, VISA and MasterCard.

What do I need to bring to camp?2020-10-19T13:49:51-07:00

Personal toiletries, Personal First-Aid Kit, bedding (sheets and blankets or a sleeping bag), towels and wash clothes, bug spray, sunscreen, medications, flashlights, and anything else you need for your personal comfort. In the spring and fall bring warm jackets and sweatshirts. It gets chilly at night. Bring extra clothes in case you get wet or dirty.  Also, bring any special dietary foods you may need for the weekend.

What about Pets?2020-10-19T13:50:01-07:00

Because of the special needs of families (allergies, illnesses, etc.), do not bring any pets. Only registered service/emotional support animals are allowed. Please submit their license. Companion/comfort animals do not qualify.

When volunteering at camp, what should I bring?2020-10-19T13:50:46-07:00

Most importantly, an enthusiastic spirit and a willingness to work hard. You will experience a most meaningful/moving/rewarding exhaustion. In addition to the same items as guest families, consider items that may make it more memorable to guest families.

What if I forget …?2020-10-19T13:47:12-07:00

Available:

  • Basic Toiletries: Toothpaste, brushes, soap, shampoo, etc.
  • Fishing Equipment

Not Available:

  • Sleeping: pillows. bedding, sleeping bags
  • Bath Towels
  • Tents
  • Video/TV
  • RV Hookups- Self-contained units allowed if pre-approved

Camp Merchandise

During your stay at camp, you can purchase camp merchandise to support the camp’s operations and bring home a memory of your family weekend.

Sweatshirts, Mugs,  T-Shirts, Water Bottles, Hats, Shopping Bags and small Flashlights with the Camp Prime Time logo can be purchased by cash or credit card.

T-Shirts, Coats, and other Camp Merchandise
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