FAQ

Camp St. Andrews FAQ

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When is camp?

Camp St. Andrews – San Bruno always take place during the last full week of July (Sunday through Saturday). Specific dates for this year’s camp and the preceding mandatory staff training can be found on the Who, Where, When page, but here’s a list of CSA dates for the next few years:

  • 2019: July 21-27
  • 2020: July 19-25
  • 2021: July 25-31
When does registration open?

Registration for Camp St. Andrews San Bruno typically opens for both campers and staff in the second or third week of January. Campers registered by the end of February receive the discounted Early Registration Fee (see Price Lists).

Join the CSA email list and follow us on Facebook to be reminded about registration, other special camp events throughout the year. Our Facebook page is also where we post daily photos during the week of camp!

What are the age limits for Camp St. Andrews San Bruno?

CSA welcomes campers age 8-13, Leader Trainees (LTs) age 14-15, Counselors-in-Training (CITs) age 16-17, and counseling and program staff age 18+.

What is the due date for [thing]?

All of the due dates for the current year’s forms, payments, etc. can be found on the Who, Where, When page. 

What not to bring?

A full list of what to (and what not to) pack can be found in the Camper Parent Handbook and the Camp Packing List on the Forms page. In general, leave home all electronics, phones, money, weapons, tobacco/nicotine, drugs, alcohol, pets, explosives, and rare stamp collections.

Can my camper make/receive phone calls at camp?

While there is a landline phone present in the facility director’s cabin, it’s reserved for the facility management’s use and emergencies. Should you have an emergency need to speak with CSA leadership during camp, you can reach the Camp Jack Hazard land-line at 209-965-4365. CJH staff will generally have to take a message, and a CSA director will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Does CSA accommodate campers or staff with special dietary needs?

At each meal, CSA and our camp facility, Camp Jack Hazard, offer tasty alternative meal options for attendees who specify in their forms packet vegetarian, vegan, lactose-free, or gluten-free diets. Unfortunately, for those with severe food allergies, insurance and our facility’s distance from definitive care prevent us from being able to accommodate them.

Where can I get one of those cool [things] with the [design] on it?

Each year, CSA orders/makes pretty much the exact number of t-shirts and hoodies for registered attendees. However, many of the designs you see on assorted apparel, drinkware, etc. either came from our Custom Merchandise Shop, or have been added there after camp for folks to order directly (in whatever color, size, shape they like!).

How religious is Camp St. Andrews San Bruno?

We are a Christian camp informally affiliated with Saints Elizabeth and Andrew Episcopal Church in San Bruno. While campers are encouraged to participate in our daily chapel service to the level they feel comfortable, CSA attendees do not need to identify as Christian for them to have a fulfilling camp experience. Our morning chapel services include fun songs, along with short stories, skits, and/or parables related to God and the life of Jesus. On Friday, our final chapel includes an optional Eucharist ceremony.

Camp’s leadership team and counseling staff are comprised of individuals from a variety of denominational backgrounds, as well as semi- and non-spiritual backgrounds.

In general, we emphasize the importance of community, caring for our friends and family, and treating all people with respect and kindness.

What's the cancellation policy?

If you cannot go to camp due to illness, please let the registrar know as soon as possible, as we normally have other campers on our waiting list. The Camper Registration Fee is non-refundable. Camper Fee is refunded as outlined in the refund policy on the Refunds page.

Does Camp St. Andrews offer any financial aid?

Select Financial Aid during the registration process, and also submit the application for Financial Aid found in the Supplemental Documents once registration is complete. This application is for a request for a reduction in camp fees. Initial registration or staff application (and application acceptance) must be completed with associated registration/applications fees paid in full before financial aid can be considered. Any discount to camp fees will be reviewed and applied to the outstanding camp fees balance. It will not be distributed as funds to individual participants. Applying for financial aid does not guarantee any aid. Several factors are used in the assessment process, including, but not limited to, available funding and verified need.