Experience Unforgettable - 2017 Camps & Retreats

    Overnight Grades 7/8/9


    At Camp Caroline, we understand that growing relationships (with friends and with God) and high energy outlets are exactly what teens are looking for. So that’s exactly what we’ve designed! As you participate in a week filled with swimming, archery, high ropes challenges, crafts, zip-lining and much, much more, we’ll make sure your experience is simply unforgettable by filling it with people and activities you will remember for the rest of your life.


    Drop Off
    : Sunday from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
    Pick Up: Friday at 6:00pm

    Choose from the following types of camp: 


     

    Classic Camp

    Classic Camp for Grades 7 thru 9 is designed for those who want to experience as much as possible in a short period of time. Packed with loads of fun, always combining the physical, mental and spiritual, this week will provide a completely unforgettable experience. Activities include crafts, archery, swimming, wall climbing, high ropes, goliath swing, group initiatives, zip-lining, beach volleyball, basketball, frisbee golf and more.

     


     

    Horsemanship Program (+$110)

    Our experienced staff and horses are perfect tutors in learning the skills of horsemanship. Whether beginner or intermediate, we will take your level of knowledge and build on it, teaching you how to better ride and treat a horse so you can experience what if feels like to work hand in hand with one of God's beautiful creatures (your horse). The program starts in our arena, but soon ventures out on an amazing trail ride and times of interactive games on your horse.

     


     

    Lake Canoe Program

    If being outdoors on the water is your thing, participate in this off-site day trip to one of the beautiful lakes close to Camp Caroline. You will learn how to canoe and, of course, combine that with loads of fun on the water.

     


     

    Off-site Hike Program

    Don’t miss out on this off-site, day trip hike in the foothills of the mountains. You will be challenged on a number of levels – most importantly, your view of God’s incredible creation.

     


     

    Paintball Program (+$85)

    Three hours of high energy, adrenaline-pumping paintball action worked into your already great week of camp. Our onsite forest course provides a challenge for all skill levels and is the perfect setting for an all-out unforgettable experience.

     


     

    Power Tubing Program (+$105)

    How about an afternoon on the lake, slung back and forth over the wake behind a boat with a bunch of friends? If that sounds like your style, then this is the program for you! Unforgettable experience guaranteed.

     


     

    White Water Rafting Program (+$115)

    We do our white water rafting on the Red Deer River, which is only 90 minutes away from camp. The Mukwah Tours group has been our rafting partner for years and are complete pros, giving all campers the adrenaline pumping experience you are looking for while employing nothing but the top safety standards. If you enjoy excitement in the great outdoors, you’ll love this unforgettable adventure.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What Should I Bring?

    • ALL belongings should be marked with Camper's Name.
    • ALL campers should bring gym shoes.
    • 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 1 extra).
    • Pyjamas/sleep wear.
    • Warm sweater/fleece top.
    • At least 2 pairs of pants.
    • Jacket (light to medium warmth).
    • Rain gear.
    • Jacket with hood (rain pants are great but optional).
    • Hat.
    • Outdoor footwear: 1 pair thick-soled running shoes, 1 extra pair shoes (to wear if others get wet), 1 pair rubber boots, 1 pair sandals (optional).
    • 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.
    • Warm sleeping bag.
    • Pillow.
    • Towel and personal toiletries.
    • Bible, notebook, pencil or pen.
    • Crazy hat and/or crazy shirt (for a theme meal).
    • Bug repellent.
    • Sunscreen.
    • Water bottle.
    • Flashlight.
    • Bag for dirty clothes (optional).
    • Camera (optional).


    What SHOULDN'T I Bring?

    • Cell phones, MP3 players, iPods, computer games, etc.
    • Cigarettes, extra candy, and extra cash are not allowed.
    • Clothing with content or images that include profanity, sexual references, or derogatory comments.
    • String bikini's or Speedos.

    Should I bring a friend?

    Absolutely!

    Invite a friend to camp and get a chance to win a cool prize! Here's how:

    • Simply invite a friend who has NEVER BEEN TO CAMP CAROLINE BEFORE!
    • If they say "Sound awesome, I'm in!" then put their name in on the "Bring a Friend" contest page during online registration, or email summercamp@campcaroline.ab.ca.
    • Once we see their registration we will enter you BOTH in a draw to win one of 20 great prizes!

    Prize List:

    • iPad Mini.
    • Free Week at Camp Caroline! (applies to summer grade camps only).
    • Sweet Camp Caroline Swag.

    How do I determine if I am the right age?

    Camps are based on the grade the camper is entering in fall 2017.

    How do I pay?

    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 15th.

    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 15th, 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.

    Can I cancel and what will happen if I do?

    Cancellations prior to June 15th will forfeit the $50/camper nonrefundable deposit processed at the 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. 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 a child miss out on the camp opportunity simply because of finances. In order to help campers with financial needs, we have designed what we call a "Camp Caroline Scholarship Fund," into which many generous Camp Caroline supporters donate time and money. The Scholarship Fund is available for you if your child would not be able to attend summer camp without partial financial aid.

    We also want to be good stewards of the funds God has entrusted us with and so 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 child.
      2. T-shirts and DVDs are not covered by the Scholarship Fund.
      3. Campers who have been granted Scholarship Funds may only attend ONE week/session of camp.
      4. Funding is not guaranteed! We want to make sure everyone has a chance to experience summer camp at least once. Therefore, funding priority will be given to first time applicants. Returning campers are welcome to apply, but we may or may not be able to provide assistance.

    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.

    Forms

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

    E-sign Waiver Forms:

    All Camps - Parental Permission Form

    Horsemanship Program - Waiver

    Paintball Program - Waiver

    White Water Rafting Program - Waiver ***

    Print and Sign:

    All Camps - Parental Permission Form

    Horsemanship Program - Waiver

    Paintball Program - Waiver

    White Water Rafting Program - Waiver ***

     

    *** Due to some changes in the White Water Rafting Program waiver it can't be completed until we know which date/trip the camper is going on. We will send the appropriate waiver closer to camp when we have the needed details to complete it properly. If you have a camper in this option please expect an email closer to camp with White Water Rafting waiver instructions. Thanks!

    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.

    Devotionals

    As much as God loves you and wants to be with you, he actually loves you so much that he won’t go where you don’t want him. He’s so gracious and loving that he gave you a will, and with that will, he gave you the freedom to reject him. Right now it may feel like that’s impossible, camp tends to be a place where we feel so much closer to God, and it would be amazing if that didn’t go away, but camp is also a place where you’re surrounded by people who love God and are excited by his work in your life. When you get home it’s suddenly up to you to have that intentional time with him, and it can be hard. We created this devotional for that “post camp” transition, it covers several ways you can continue to develop your friendship with God outside of camp. I hope that it encourages you to keep growing deeper with God, so that when you come back next year you’ll be able to speak to all the amazing things the Lord has done in your life.

    Grades 7/8/9 Devotionals