Click on links above to download applications.
You can then fax, mail or email applications to
Family Counseling Service at:
(775) 322-6930 (fax)
or 1475 Terminal Way, Suite D
Reno, NV 89502
(remember, email may not be secure)
or call us with any questions at:
(775) 329-0623 (phone)
Summer of Healing Treatment camp is a camp that helps children recover from the detrimental effects of being a victim of abuse and neglect. This camp provides a healing environment for children while also allowing them to experience the joys of fun camp activities.
Summer of Healing Treatment camp consists of a camp-style atmosphere coupled with a counseling component, which is essential for healing. Campers will attend group therapy daily and have access to individual counseling if needed. Campers swim, hike, bike, do arts and crafts, and engage in other fun camp activities, including cabin games and full camp activities. Campers interact with all other campers during the day, as well as Camp Ronald McDonald Camp staff and Safe Families staff. Please note, there is not a lot of downtime during the day.
Most camp activities are done with a camper's cabin, but there are several activities that the whole camp is involved with. Cabin assignments are made by the camp coordinator based on the camper's age, any previous camp experience, and other provided information. Cabin assignments are not negotiable, though staff meet nightly to go over cabin issues and may make changes to benefit the whole of the cabin. Because campers do everything with their cabin, it is hard to switch cabins midweek or allow campers to come up midweek. Please, no bunking requests.
Eagle Lake is geographically close to Susanville, but a mountain range separates the two. This means phone service is spotty at best. In our experience, track phones and pay-as-you-go phones don't get reception at camp. The big carriers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile) only have limited reception. It is possible your camper may not be able to reach you during camp. If you prefer, you can send a calling card, but due to time constraints and there only being one landline, calling card calls are limited to 5 minutes. Campers have access to phones only during the start of their free time.
Family Counseling Service has a nurse on-site to hand out medications and treat minor illnesses and injuries, bug bites, and scrapes. If a major illness or injury occurs, campers may be transported to the nearest hospital and parents will be notified. Please make sure to note on the application any medical concerns your camper has.
You can mail your completed application to the address at the bottom of our website, or fax your application to 775-322-6930. If you are local, feel free to bring it in person. You can scan and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org, but please note our e-mail is not encrypted. We are taking applications until camp is full, and have opened up the waitlist. Campers will only be considered for one camp this year. If your child has experienced sexual abuse, please apply for our Summer of Healing camp, happening July 9th-15th.
Volunteering for Camp:
We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to help us with our camp. Volunteers mentor attending youth, provide 24/7 supervision, and participate in family fun activities. They help engage kids and provide direct support to the kids and the onsite therapists. Volunteers participate in activities with the children at the beautiful Eagle Lake. Volunteers must be able to pass a CANS registry check as well as a full background check. Please complete the entire application and provide a copy of your ID. If you are in Vegas or Henderson, please contact our office for details on how to get your background check. If you are in Reno, please come into the office to pick up your fingerprint card and get additional information. Thank you!