Frequently Asked Questions
about Camp Marshall
Does my child or family members (attending family camp) need to be vaccinated to be at camp. YES
All Staff and participants at the resident camp need to be vaccinated against COVID 19 to attend camp on Flathead Lake.
What paperwork do I need to complete for my child to attend camp?
Paperwork to be completed includes the online health form, and a camper registration form, accessible here.
Is financial assistance available for my child to attend camp? Yes. Contact Jill Sallin at (406) 442-2230 x100 to request scholarship assistance.
What is your refund policy? Camp registration deposits are non refundable but transferable if arrangements are made 30 days prior to the start of a session. The balance of camp fees can be refunded only under exceptional circumstances. We cannot refund fees due to a change in plans.
Can I request that my child stay in a specific cabin? No. Camp Marshall’s sleeping assignments are determined by age, and we are not able to accommodate requests for specific cabins.
Can I request that my child be in a cabin with friends? Yes. Each camper may make one bunkmate request. (Requests must be made before June 10, 2020.) Please include the full name of the requested camper in the appropriate field during your online registration process. Bunkmate requests between camps several years apart in age cannot be honored.
PACKING WITH YOUR CAMPER:
Can my camper bring a cell phone? Campers may not have cell phones at Camp Marshall. Cell phones used as cameras may be stored in the camp office during your child’s camp session.
What should my child bring to camp? Camp Marshall’s suggested packing list may be found here.
LIFE AT CAMP:
Does my child need money at camp? No. Campers do not need spending money at camp and we work hard not to circulate cash.
What is a day at camp like?
While activities vary at camp, each day's rhythm is consistent. See a description of a typical day at camp here. We work hard to allow campers opportunities to choose (either individually, or within small groups) activities and challenges that they take on at camp.
What activities will my child participate in at camp? Your camper will be able to select activities to participate in each day; including archery, sailing, stand up paddleboarding, hiking, arts & crafts activities, nature study, photography, field games, challenge course activities, songwriting workshops, music lessons, and more!
Can I send mail to my camper? We encourage relatives and friends to send letters or postcards to campers and families. Please do not send candy or food of any kind. Please send mail to: Camper’s name c/o Camp Marshall 41524 Melita Island Rd. Polson, MT 59860.
(Please note that mail should be sent to “Polson” and not “Elmo.” Mail sent to Elmo is delayed in arriving to us.)
Can my child go fishing? We try to go fishing on the camp boat daily, as space and weather allow. Camp Marshall is located on the Flathead Indian Reservation and all anglers 12 years or older must buy a tribal use permit (Flathead Lake Use Fish Stamp), either at the Polson Walmart (36318 Memory Ln, Polson, MT 59860) or online here.
Will I be able to see pictures of my child at camp? Camp Marshall posts photos on our Facebook page throughout each camp session. While we work to post photos daily, our priority is to be sure that your child is learning, growing, and having fun at camp. Photos are meant to offer a glimpse into camp life, and not every child will be photographed every day.
What is worship like at camp? We gather daily for worship in our outdoor chapel . We receive communion daily, and campers partner with camp staff members to lead music, read scripture, and lead the assembly in prayer. Many of our campers do not regularly attend church, and worship at camp is designed to be accessible and participatory for everyone who is present.
What are your goals for each camper? Read about the goals we have for each camper here.
What if my camper becomes ill at camp? We have a healthcare attendant on staff with us during our summer camp sessions, and our health center is always open. If a camper needs to visit the doctor or stay for an extended period in our health center, or if have a concern about a camper’s health, we will immediately attempt to make phone contact with the camper’s parent or emergency contacts.
What if my camper needs to take medication while at camp? During registration, you will have the opportunity to give your child’s medications to our camp healthcare attendant. All medications are administered in the health center and stored in a locked cabinet under the control of the person responsible for administering them. Please include enough medication for the entirety of your camper’s stay. All medications must be in their original container.
What if my camper has significant health needs? At Camp Marshall, we are able to care for campers whose medical and health needs to not require special training or attendants. If you or your child has specific needs and are interested in participating in a camp session, please contact Jill Sallin, Administrative Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discern whether Camp Marshall is an appropriate setting.
What if my camper has a food allergy? The health and safety of your child are our highest priorities. If your child has a food allergy, be sure to note information about the allergy in our online health history form so that we can be prepared for your camper’s arrival. Our kitchen is happy to accommodate food allergies. Feel free to contact our office to discuss dietary issues before your child arrives.