The goal of PBC is to share the love of Jesus Christ, and challenge campers to a life honoring their Savior. The best way to start an incredible Christ-centered week of camp is to read and follow these important rules!
As an adventure Bible camp, we encourage staff and campers to wear comfortable shorts, t-shirts, and athletic shoes. There is no need for expensive clothing.
- Shoes are required at all times
- Clothing shall be free from offensive print
- Modest clothing is required
- Shirts or dresses must have shoulder straps
- No midriff or cleavage showing
- No underclothing (bras and underwear) should be revealed
- Legging-type pants or shorts must be covered by shorts or a skirt
- Swimwear must be covered unless swimming
- Ladies suits must have straps and show no midriff or cleavage
- Gentlemens suits must be shorts
If staff or camper’s clothing is immodest, they will be asked to change. If they do not have proper clothing, PBC will attempt to provide proper clothing for them.
What To Bring (Packing List)
- Sleeping Bag
- Sheets (Twin or Full)
- 1-2 Outfits Per Day: In case your camper gets sweaty/dirty and wants to change
- Casual/Athletic Clothes: T-shirts, shorts, etc
- Long Sleeve Shirt / Jacket / Sweathshirt: Mornings and evenings can get chilly
- Socks and Underwear
- Athletic Shoes: For hiking and sports/games
- Sandals / Water Shoes: For swimming and showering
- Sometimes the campers decide to dress-up for an evening meal. You may choose to bring a nice outfit to wear, but remember it must follow the dress code.
- At Least 2 Towels: One for swimming and one for showering
- Bible (and journal/notepad if desired)
- Pens / Pencils
- Bug Spray
- Water Bottle/Pack (put your camper’s name on it to keep from losing it)
- Extra money for trip to/from camp, and snacks and souvenirs from the canteen (or add it during your registration)
- Personal Toiletries:
NO Electronic devices allowed during camp! This includes cell phones, iPods, tablets, ereaders, electronic games, etc. The devices will be allowed on the bus, but will be collected and locked away at the beginning of camp, and returned for the trip home. There is no cell phone service at or near the camp. Please bring actual alarm clocks, campers will not be allowed to have cell phones for this purpose.
Do not bring food to camp. Campers are not allowed to have food in their cabins in effort to keep away rodents and animals. Alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, illegal drugs, fireworks, knives, weapons and inappropriate reading material are prohibited and will be cause for possible dismissal. PBC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
ALL Medications (prescription and over-the-counter) are turned in to the First-Aid Attendant at the start of camp. Medications MUST be in their original packaging/bottles, with all labels attached.
A bus from Whitewater, KS and Sedalia, MO will leave each Sunday morning for camp and return the following Saturday afternoon, except Week 6, which returns Friday.
* Please bring cash (or include in the Fees section of the Registration form) for a meal for both trips to and from camp.
Kansas Bus Information
Arrive for the Kansas bus by 8:00am and leave at 8:30am.
* Kansas Bus riders are asked to make a $25 gas donation at the time of boarding the bus.
* For more info call (316)-799-2180
Missouri Bus Information (Including Kansas City area)
The Missouri bus will load at Maplewood Church at 9:15am on Sunday mornings and leave at 9:45am. Maplewood Church is just north of Highway 50 on Highway 0, about 3.5 miles east of Sedalia (map).
The bus returns to the same spot on Saturday morning (Week 6 is Friday morning). Usually around 11:30am-12:00pm. We will do our best to call you during the trip (usually about 2 hours before arrival) to give you a more accurate ETA, but please plan to be at the church around 11am.
* For more info call (660) 287-0678
Kansas City Area Riders
If you plan on taking the Maplewood bus, please choose that option on the registration form. Also, please consider adding a donation while filling out the fees part of the registration.
Mail / Contact
PBC is remote, please allow 4 days for postal delivery. Please do not mail food. As an alternative to using the Postal Service, you can send your mail with the Bus Driver, and we will make sure it gets to your camper (If you would like it to be “delivered” on a particular day, just let us know)!
Personal visits to camp are not recommended. This is to ensure fairness for all campers, to help keep camp schedules, and to avoid home-sickness. Campers may only receive phone calls in case of an emergency. Ponca Bible Camp has only one phone line which rings in the kitchen, office, and first-aid room. Please, no calls after 10:00 p.m.
Information For Parents
- In the case of an accident, PBC carries a limited accidental insurance policy, which is secondary coverage to the parent’s insurance on their child. Parents will be contacted for non-emergency medical decisions.
- Please ensure your child has recently received a tetanus shot, the more recent, the better!
- Sorry, no laundry facilities available to campers.
Early Registration Discount
Register by the deadline and receive $25.00 off the registration fee.
Church Sponsorship / Scholarships
Please refer to the Camp Fees page for more information.
A camper is registered once PBC receives both:
1) Completed Registration and
2) Entire Registration Fee
PBC will only contact you if there are questions about the registration or if your child is placed on a waiting list. Ponca Bible Camp serves approximately 75 kids per week. Some weeks fill up very quickly, so please send your registration in early!