Experience Unforgettable - Camps & Retreats

    Summer Family Camp

     

    Camp A
    June 30-July 5

     

     

    Camp B
    August 4-9


    Filled with family recreation, relaxation, and relationship building. We offer age specific programming to facilitate some meaningful adult time for parents while still putting emphasis on FAMILY TIME with plenty of family events, activities, and campfires. Find out why families call this one of their most unforgettable experiences of the year!


    Arrive: Sunday from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
    Head Out: Friday at 2:00pm





    Family Camp Prices

    Primary Adult $473 + GST
    Additional Adult $473 + GST
    Youth (Grades 7-12) $338 + GST
    Child (Grades 1-6) $260 + GST
    Pre-School (Kindergarten and under) $52 + GST
    RV/Trailer/Tent Family (see details below)  $884 + GST
    Maximum Base Rate Per Family $1,500 + GST

    The maximum base rate for a family (immediate family members - two adults and their children) is $1,500. 

    All meals are included. Program Option fees (Crafts, Laser tag, White Water Rafting, etc.) are in addition to the base rate.  These can be pre-paid with your registration or paid for onsite. More details will follow your confirmation.

    Extended family or friends?
    You are welcome to register extended family or friends as part of your registration, but please be aware that you will all be roomed together. Pricing for extended family and friends is separate from the "immediate family" pricing package and will require a separate family rate.


    Check Accommodation Availability

    Activities

    Drop-In Activities

    Check out our onsite drop-in Activities! 
    Zipline, Climbing Wall, Giant Swing, Archery, Frisbee Golf, Swimming, Gym Time, and More!
    Available throughout the week!

    Sign-Up Activities


    For Summer 2019, we have made a change to our Activity Registration process. We will still be providing the opportunity to register your family for program activities prior to your arrival, but will now be opening pre-registration in the spring rather than as a part of your initial registration.

    Closer to summer, you will receive an email with all the information needed to pre-register your family for whichever exciting activities you prefer.  Activity signup will also continue to take place on the Sunday evening of your first day at camp should you decide not to pre-register.


    Archery Tag

    Recommended: Age 7-Adult
    Play a variety of organized games and challenges with bows and foam-tipped arrows. 

    Canoe Outtrip

    Recommended: Age 4 - Adult
    Spend an afternoon on the water!
    Capacity: Each canoe can hold 2 paddlers and 2 small passengers sitting in the bottom middle of the canoe.

    Crafts

    Recommended: Age 4 - Adult
    Ceramics, tie dye, beading, wood chip painting, button making, and more! Craft cost(s) depend on the craft completed/purchased at the Craft Shack.

    Horsemanship

    Age Restriction: Age 8 - Adult
    A trail ride is offered for families wishing to spend time with horses and see the camp property. 

    Laser Tag

    Recommended: Gr. 1 - Adult
    Laser Tag is an activity that involves the use of hand-held infrared-emitting targeting devices to tag opposing players via light.

    Offsite Hike

    Recommended: K - Adult
    Must be able to hike for 2 hours on moderate trails.

    Onsite Hike

    Recommended: K - Adult
    A light exploratory hike around our beautiful Camp property, designed to be kid friendly.

    Pony Rides

    Age Restriction: Age 4 - 12
    Each rider is given a short ride. Horses are led by our experienced Horsemanship Staff. 

    White Water Rafting

    Age Restrictions: Age 9 - Adult
    Whitewater Rafting on the Red Deer River about an hour and a half southwest of Camp Caroline. Our trip guide, Mukwah Tours,  has always taken our campers on amazing adventures while upholding the best standards in safety.

    More to Come!!

    Each summer new program activites are added. You'll receive more information on 2019 activies and activity registration prior to your arrival next summer.

    Lodging Options

    On-site Lodging


    Creek Side Lodge:

    Dormitory-style bathroom & showers, each room sleeps up to 9.

    Aspen Ridge Lodge:
    Bathroom & Shower in each room, each room sleeps up to 5 (families with more than 5 members are not eligible). Aspen rooms are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.

    Camping - RV/Trailer/Tent


    If bringing your RV, trailer or tent - The fee is $884 per family of 4 with a $50 fee per additional immediate family member. 

    We wanted to remind our RVers that we DO NOT have full services available at our RV sites. Please do not count on having power, water or sewer hook-ups. RVer's are welcome to use our shower facilities and washrooms to help cut down on their grey water usage at your RV. If you require a sewer dump while you are with us there is a Dump location 0.5 km East of the Town of Caroline (6km from us) at Caroline Municipal RV Park.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What should I bring?


    Belongings should be marked with Family's Name

    • Clothes for all types of weather
    • Pants, shorts, t-shirts, sweat shirts, etc.
    • 1-2 sets of grubby clothes for outdoor games
    • Socks and underwear for each day of camp (plus extra)
    • Pyjamas/sleep wear
    • Warm sweater/fleece top
    • At least 2 pairs of pants
    • Jacket (light to medium warmth)
    • Rain gear
    • Outdoor footwear: 1 pair thick-soled running shoes,
    • Outdoor footwear (optional): 1 extra pair shoes (to wear if others get wet), 1 pair rubber boots, 1 pair sandals
    • Indoor footwear: gym shoes with non-marking soles (required)
    • Indoor footwear (optional): slippers, sandals, etc. to be kept for indoor use only (bare feet are not allowed in the dining hall)
    • Swim wear (swim diapers for infants/toddlers)
    • Bedding/Warm sleeping bag
    • Pillow
    • Towel and personal toiletries
    • Bible, notebook, pencil/pen
    • Bug repellent
    • Sunscreen
    • Water bottle
    • Flashlight (optional)
    • Bag for dirty clothes (optional)
    • Camera (optional)

    Theme Meals: (optional)

    Our staff are planning some fun theme meals where they will be dressing up in costumes and decorating the dining area.  If your camper would like to bring costumes and join in we encourage them to do so! You may have old Halloween costumes or other dress-up items around the house that fit one or more of these themes, or your camper may enjoy raiding their craft cupboard and making a costume.  However, campers should not feel like they must dress up or that they need to run out and buy costumes. These events will be fun for everyone either way!

    1. Crazy Shirt and/or Hat
    2. Twins
    3. Sports Fans
    4. Medieval
    Additional "What to Bring" list, specific to Camp Option:  Click Here
    Download General List: Click Here

    What SHOULDN'T I bring?

    • Pocket knives
    • Alcohol
    • Peanuts, tree nuts, or products containing nuts – we are a NUT AWARE facility
    • Clothing with content or images that include profanity, sexual references, or derogatory comments

    How do I pay?

    Credit Card: Registration fees can be paid by Visa or MasterCard in full at the time of online registration or with a Payment Plan. A payment of at least $50 per person is required within two weeks of online registration in order to hold the camper's spot in his/her camp program. The balance of the fees are due no later than June 1st.

    Cheque: If you wish to pay by cheque or money order, a cheque for the full fee amount must be received within two weeks of online registration. Post-dated cheques are accepted; however, they may be dated no later than June 1st, and at least $50 per person must be cashable within two weeks of the initial online registration. Please make cheques or money orders payable to Camp Caroline.

    E-transfer: If you wish to pay by e-transfer, an email for at least the deposit amount, $50, must be received within two weeks of online registration. The balance of the fees are due no later than June 1st.

    • Email Transfer Password: campcaroline2019
    • Email: office@campcaroline.ab.ca
    • Please include parent/guardian full name and camper(s) full name. Thanks!

    Can I cancel and what will happen if I do?

    • Cancellations prior to June 15th will forfeit the $50 non-refundable deposit processed at time of registration.
    • Cancellations between June 15th and the Sunday two weeks prior to the first day of the camper's week will forfeit 50% of the base fee.
    • Cancellations later than two weeks prior to the first day of the camper's week will forfeit 100% of the base fee except in the case of illness or family emergency. Full refunds will be given for program options and t-shirts.

    Is there a scholarship fund for those who can’t afford a week of camp?

    We don’t want to see anyone miss out on the opportunity to experience a week at camp!  If you or your child would not be able to attend summer camp without financial assistance, you are welcome to apply to the Camp Caroline Scholarship Fund, a fund into which many generous Camp Caroline supporters have donated, helping to make the camp experience available to as many as possible.  

    Because we want to be good stewards of the funds God has entrusted to us through these generous donors, we have put the following Scholarship Fund guidelines in place:

    1. The Scholarship Fund is intended only to cover a portion of the camp fees for a camper.
    2. All campers are required to pay the minimum $50 deposit to hold their spot.
    3. Additional camp option costs (outtrips, craft supplies, t-shirts, etc.) are not covered by the Scholarship Fund.
    4. Campers who have received a scholarship may only attend one camp session per year.
    5. While we would love to provide continual scholarship funding for a camper year after year, priority will be given to first time applicants.  Returning campers are welcome to apply, but financial assistance is not guaranteed.
    6. All personal information gathered through the Camp Caroline Scholarship Fund Application will be governed by Camp Caroline’s Protection of Privacy Policy.  Scholarship Fund applicants can view this policy on our website, www.campcaroline.ab.ca/privacy-policy/.
    Application Deadline for 2019 Summer Camps: May 15, 2019

    For more information on how to apply, see the "Scholarship Fund" page of the “Camper Profile Form” during online registration. All requests will be carefully considered.

    What does a typical day look like?

    Mornings:
    After a shared family time of worship, children are dismissed for age-appropriate activities while parents spend part of the morning digging into God’s word with our top notch speakers. Children’s activities include playing wide games, climbing on the high ropes course, and swimming – all the while being taught faith principles through Christian example and Bible teaching. The remainder of the morning lends itself well to relaxing with a little free time.

    Afternoons:
    Experience our property to the fullest with your family! We have trained staff facilitating our program areas all afternoon, so now is your chance to make the most of our 320 acres! Swim in our indoor pool, climb our high ropes courses, fly on our giant swing, play in our gym, ride our quad zip line, hike our many trails, or just play board games in our dining hall or lounge. Our afternoons also include activity options you can sign up for, including horseback riding, crafts, canoeing, hiking, archery, whitewater rafting (nine years and older), laser tag, and paintball (nine years and older).

    Evenings: 
    A key staple of our great evenings are our classic Camp Caroline wide games. Track down staff and complete challenges in “Where’s Waldo?”, compete with other families in “Capture the Flag”, or enjoy the many talents of your fellow campers at our Talent Show.

    When can we sign-up for activity options?

    For Summer 2019, we have made a change to our Activity Registration process. We will still be providing the opportunity to register your family for program activities prior to your arrival, but will now be opening pre-registration in the spring rather than as a part of your initial registration.

    Closer to summer, you will receive an email with all the information needed to pre-register your family for whichever exciting activities you prefer.  Activity signup will also continue to take place on the Sunday evening of your first day at camp should you decide not to pre-register.

    Forms

    Use the links below to download any necessary permission forms or waivers required for your camp.

    E-sign Waiver Forms:
    Family Camp Waiver

    Print and Sign:
    Family Camp Waiver

    FYI: Additional Waivers may be required for some program options. They can be completed by adults (Age 18+) or a camper's parents/legal guardian (if under 18 years of age) while in attendance at camp. If you have campers who need these completed in advance please contact the camp office.

    Registration

    Helpful Hints:

    IMPORTANT: Read the header text on each screen. Careful review of the instructions in the header texts will help you navigate the registration system successfully.

    We expect your registration experience to go smoothly. If you encounter any problems or have any questions as you proceed through online registration, please call Camp Caroline at (403) 722-3939 or email summercamp@campcaroline.ab.ca.