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:
We don’t want you to get lost on your way to a FUN camp experience for your family!
National Park Access passes are available to permanently disabled. Learn more at National Park Access Pass.
We suggest you bring:
- sleeping bags or blankets (each cabin has bunks)
- bug spray
- hand sanitizer
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
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.
The Wenatchee Forest Service does not allow additional direction signage.
Arrive after 4pm the first day of camp and depart by noon the last day.
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.
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.
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.
No. We have no trained medical personnel at camp. Please come prepared to care for your family as needed.
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.
Enter your needs on the on-line registration form. The camp menu is set, yet modifications can be discussed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (509-248-2854) ahead of time. Camp Menu.
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.
Most are comfortably rustic two-room cabins with bunkbeds, furniture, table/chairs, and a propane fireplace.
Less than 50 yards.
For emergency use only.
For emergency use only.
There is limited coverage in certain areas of camp.
Nine (9) miles to White Pass, Hwy 12 (West) or Thirty-Three (33) miles to Naches, Hwy 12 (East).
Yes, T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, water bottles, hats, and shopping bags are available.
Clear Lake: Camp has a group fishing permit agreement.
Rimrock Lake: Personal fishing license required.
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.
There is a full-time Executive Director, Office Manager, and seasonal camp/site manager. There are many enthusiastic volunteers.
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.
It costs approximately $180/person each camp session.
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.
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.
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.
Not usually, yet open to possibilities. Please contact the camp office.
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!
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.
- Family bonding
- Pontoon boat ride
- Antique wagon ride
- Handicapped accessible tree house
- Campfire and sing-a-long
- Relationship/network building
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.
There are 14 family cabins, 2 of which are duplexes, (occupancy: 6-10) available each session (approximately 16 families or 100 people total).
Camp is free for our guest families. A refundable $25 deposit is required when registering. Many families donate it as a gift.
Yes, VISA and MasterCard.
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.
Because of the special needs of families (allergies, illnesses, etc.), do not bring any pets. Only registered service/emotional support animals are allowed. Companion/comfort animals do not qualify.
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.
- Basic Toiletries: Toothpaste, brushes, soap, shampoo, etc.
- Fishing Equipment
- Sleeping: pillows. bedding, sleeping bags
- Bath Towels
- RV Hookups- Self-contained units allowed if pre-approved
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.