Frequently Asked Questions
What should I Pack?
A complete packing list for overnight camping can be found on our FORMS page or by clicking HERE. For day campers, please consider weather conditions when preparing to come to camp. We make some big messes at Rockhaven and don’t appolgize for it… a change of cloths and cloths that can get muddy and wet is a good idea.
Is there financial assistance ?
Yes absolutely! Camp is for everyone and we believe that every child or youth should have the opportunity to attend camp. The generous giving of supporters and First Presbyterian Church members subsidizes the ever growing cost of operating a camping ministry. However, if you need assistance with the fee for camp, please find and complete the campership request form found HERE and we will contact you.
Can I send packages or letters to the camp?
Sure… just make sure you send them early so they will arrive while your campers is still at camp! You can address all letters to your camper with the address 66850 Gallatin Rd. Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730. If your letter is for the Rockhaven Director or board please then address to PO Box 1150 Bozeman, MT 59771 to assure delivery.
I'm not presbyterian. Can I attend camp at Rockhaven?
Of course! Campers come from many different faiths, including some who do not have a faith tradition. Rockhaven welcomes every camper. Our summer staff members are all Christian, but not all are Presbyterian, either. We do have a daily worship time where we sing songs, discuss the theme of the day and hear a brief message. If you would like to speak with the Director to discuss these themes please call Scott at 406.586.9194 Ext. 267 or find the full theme description on this website.
What training does the staff have ?
Many of our Rockhaven staff have been campers at Rockhaven for many years, then counselors in training, Jr. Counselors and finally counselors. We like it that way because it helps create a camp community with history. However, regardless of whether a counselor has been around since they were 6 or just hired, all staff complete a week long staff training before camp. Here they learn about Rockhaven operations, programming, child care, safety and emergency protocols, and take a full First Aid, Child and Adult CPR certification course. In addition, all Rockhaven staff complete a comprehensive high ropes / challenge course training for the Rockhaven course.
What is the camper to counselor ratio?
Typically, for overnight camp a camper will be in a group of 5-6 campers to 1 counselor. We aim to keep day camp groups between 1:6 and 1:8 counselor to camper ratio. We often will create family groups which is a girl group and a boy group with two counselors to rotate through various activities during the camp day. Day camp maximum attendance is typically no more than 40 campers and overnight camps maximum is around 30.