BP YTH Summer Camp FAQ
Important Dates and Deadlines:
Sunday, June 6: Last day to register, ALL camp final payments due
Monday, July 5: Student Drop-Off - 6:00am sharp ( Tyrone Campus)
Friday, July 9: Student Pickup - approximately 9:30pm ( Tyrone Campus)
Packing, Food, Travel
Where is my student going, and how is he/she getting there?
Along with adult leaders and BP YTH staff, students travel via chartered buses to Camp Anderson, which is located approximately 5 1/2 hours north in Marianna, Florida.
Does my student need to bring any money?
The camp has a canteen that sells merch and snacks. We suggest you send your student with no more than $35 for the week.
What should I pack for my student?
We have put together a detailed packing list to ensure your student is appropriately prepared for camp. Please make sure that the size of your luggage is only what would be considered a "carry on" for a commercial flight. In addition to the carry on, students will need one sleeping bag and one pillow. Remember: if you could not carry your luggage on a plane you will not be permitted to bring your luggage to camp.
Can my student have their medicine with them?
All medications and instructions must be checked in at Camp Anderson check-in on Monday, July 5th. Students will give the medication to Camp Anderson staff to be delivered to the camp nurse. If your student needs to take medication during hours of travel, please let us know ahead of time. Otherwise, medication must stay in the student's luggage. Note: EpiPens/inhalers do not need to be submitted. Our staff will ensure your student receives the medication at the appropriate time(s) per the instructions you provide.
Can my student bring their own food?
Your student may bring their own food on the bus trip only, and must abide by the bus driver's rules regarding food and beverage while on the bus.
What if my student has a dietary restriction or allergy?
Accommodations are available for those with dietary restrictions or allergies. Please email
with your specific concern.
Can my student take an alternative mode of transportation to or from camp?
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate students that are unable to travel with us from St. Petersburg.
Devices & Contact Information
Can my student have their phones/tablets?
Phones will be collected at BridgePoint Tyrone prior to boarding the bus July 5th and will be given back to students during our return home on July 9th.
The use of cell phones and electronics of any kind will not be permitted for students at any point during camp. Our first priority is to ensure that your student is safe, so staff and leadership will have access to their cell phones throughout the week in the case of emergencies and other needs for contact. Going to camp provides an amazing opportunity for students to connect deeply with God, as well as other students and leaders in living out our value of “Relationships over Everything.” The use of cell phones and other electronics has the potential to distract students from the life-changing experience of camp. There is also a risk of phones being lost or stolen if brought to camp.
Our staff will be sure to take TONS of pictures, and your student is more than welcome to bring their own camera to camp! We’ll be posting pictures on Facebook (BP YTH) and Instagram (
Can I call my student during the week? Can my student call me? What if there’s an emergency?
Our primary means of communication will be through a parent group text via the Remind App.
If you have a true emergency during the week, you may call the emergency contact number(s) provided to parents/guardians prior to departure. Please understand that students are so busy having a great time that they will not have time to check in back home. We ask that parents only call the number(s) for emergency situations.
How do you handle medical emergencies while at camp?
Camp Anderson has medical professionals onsite to treat injuries or other medical emergencies, and are knowledgeable about nearby hospitals and treatment facilities should an emergency occur that is beyond their expertise. In the unlikely occasion that something serious happens to your student, we will immediately contact the parent/guardian via the emergency numbers you provide.
Who will be with my student while at camp?
Screened and trained leaders from BP YTH will be attending camp with your student. We strive to maintain a ratio of 5:1 students to leader. Your student will be assigned to a cabin consisting of a proper ratio of students in close age range and leaders. Students share the same bunk-style cabins and spend the entire week together building lifelong friendships and making incredible memories.
What are Camp Anderson's COVID-19 Protocols?
Upon check-in at Camp Anderson, there will be a temperature check and screening questions. There are no mask mandates or social distancing required. If students are more comfortable wearing masks and maintaining social distance, there is plenty of space at camp, and Camp Anderson will provide bandanas as a facial covering.
Can I make a specific request for a bunkmate for my student?
Bunkmate requests are included in the registration form. Specific questions can be directed to