Experience Unforgettable - Camps & Retreats
    Grades 10/11/12

    Cost: $565 +GST 

    August 21-26


    The last hurrah for summer fun and you’re not going to want to miss a minute! Something extraordinary happens at camp; something memorable; something life-changing. Experience everything that makes Camp Caroline unforgettable this summer.

     

    Drop Off: Sunday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm

    Pick Up: Friday at 2:00pm

    BBQ & Closing Program: Camper parents are invited to a BBQ at 12:30 pm on Friday followed by the closing program at 1:30 pm; before camper departure at 2:00 pm. 

     

    Choose from the following types of camp:


    All campers get an opportunity to participate in our regular onsite activities. These include: crafts, archery tag, target archery, axe throwing, swimming, giant swing, climbing wall, high ropes, zipline, etc.  Each camper selects one special option or day trip (see list below) during registration which is added to their activity schedule for their camp week.

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    Classic Camp

    Classic Camp for Grades 10 thru 12 is designed for those who want to experience as many of the activities as possible right on the camp property.

    This option is free, and your camper will get extra time to experience our most popular onsite activities.

     

     


     

    Girl's Horsemanship  (+$136.50)

    We partner with Beaver Creek Trail Rides and their fantastic horses for this great introduction to horsemanship. Three interactive sessions with your horse both in the corrals and along our trails makes this one of our most popular options.

     


     

    Offsite Hike

    Don’t miss out on this offsite day trip hike in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Each year we search out the best hikes in our area, and tailor them to the age and ability of our campers.

     


     

    Paintball  (+$85)

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

     


     

    Power Tubing  (+$110)

    How about an afternoon on the lake, slung back and forth over the wake with a bunch of friends? If that sounds like a blast, then this is the option for you! Getting soaked guaranteed.

     


     

    White Water Rafting  (+$120.75)

    Our White Water Rafting trips take place 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, providing the exciting outdoor experience you are looking for while employing nothing but the top safety standards. Cliff jumping optional, but recommended.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What should I bring?


    Belongings should be marked with Camper'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 
    • 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)

    Additional "What to Bring" list, specific to Camp Option:  Click Here
    Download General List: Click Here
    Medication Protocol (how to pack medications)Click Here


    What SHOULDN'T I bring?

    • Pocket knives
    • Cell phones, MP3 players, iPods/iPads, game consoles, etc.
    • Cigarettes, alcohol, extra candy
    • 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

    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 "Sounds awesome, I'm in!" then enter their name on the "Bring a Friend" contest page during online registration, or email us at summercamp@campcaroline.ab.ca.
    • Once we see your friend's registration we will enter you in a draw to win one of our great summer prizes! Prize draws will take place during your summer camp week and will be awarded during that week's Closing Ceremonies.

    Prize List:

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

    Rooming Requests:

    • ALL grade campers must be in the same program option in order to be roomed together. Please, only 2 cabin mate requests per camper. Thanks!

    How do I determine if I am the right age for a particular camp?

    Camps are based on the grade the camper will be entering in the fall following this summer.

    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: 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

    • 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.

    *Contagious Illness Protocol:

    In an effort to keep our campers and staff happy and healthy, Camp Caroline has a contagious illness protocol. The communal living environment of summer camp brings an increased risk for spread of contagious illnesses (e.g. influenza, chicken pox, pink eye, COVID-19, etc.). Staff and campers who have experienced symptoms of contagious illness in the days prior to the start of camp are asked to remain at home until any mandatory isolation requirements are complete (if any required by Alberta Health), and/or they are no longer contagious.  Campers who reveal symptoms of contagious illness upon arrival at camp or who develop these symptoms while at camp will be isolated from other campers and staff, and parents will be asked to take them home. Camp fees or a pro-rated portion thereof will be refunded in the case of cancellation or early departure due to illness.

    Forced Closure Plan

    If Camp Caroline is forced to close/cancel your stay due to changes in local or provincial COVID-19 restrictions, camper families will be given these options:

    1. Enroll in a newly offered program that meets increased COVID-19 restrictions if one is possible/available.
      1. If space is limited/reduced, campers will be accepted in the order they initially applied.
      2. Any over payment due to fee changes will be eligible for a refund as appropriate. (if applicable)
    2. Receive a full refund.
    3. Donate your fees on account, in full or part, to support the future ministries of Camp Caroline.

    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.  Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of Camp Caroline, scholarship funds for 2022 are limited.

    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 (up to $200).
    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. 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/.

    For more information on how to apply, see the Scholarship Application form during online registration. All requests will be carefully considered.

    Need further help in paying for camp?


    Here are our best hints to help pay for camp:

    1. Your Camper: Have your child think of some creative ideas to earn money for camp. Set a specific, realistic goal, perhaps $50 or $100. Ideas could include having a garage sale, making and selling homemade jewelry and/or crafts. Let your camper get creative! Send us your success stories of ways your camper has earned money for camp!
    2. Extended Family: Probably one our best tips. For birthdays and/or holidays, ask grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc to give money for your child to put in their camp fund.  Coming up with new gift ideas can sometimes be tough, so ask for the gift of camp! (It may also be helpful to have your child share with them the value of camp and what it means to them.)
    3. Your Home Church: Talk to your church about possibly contributing to your child’s camp costs.  Chances are, your church has seen the huge positive effect camp has had on other children within the church. Let them know that you are trying to come up with creative ways to pay for camp, tell them about your plan to come up with money, and see if they would like to be involved.
    4. JumpStart: Apply for assistance through the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program. (https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/)
    5. Camp Scholarship: The Camp Caroline scholarship application is available as part of your online registration. All applications will be prayerfully considered. Please see our Scholarship Fund Policy for more information.
    6. Pray for God to provide the funds needed for your family to attend camp.


    What does a typical day look like?

    This is an example of a typical day at Camp Caroline. Slight adjustments are made to the times depending on the week to facilitate age appropriate bedtimes.

    8:00 AM Wake up, get ready for the day!

    8:30 AM Breakfast - Could be pancakes and sausages, waffles with bacon and eggs, french toast, and more!

    Morning: Worship and Teaching from our fantastic guest speakers, and discussion time with your cabin. Then off to a morning event with the whole camp or an adventure time with your cabin; depending on the day.

    12:30 PM Lunch - Could be chicken burgers, tacos, grilled cheese, and many more great camp classics!

    Afternoon: Three blocks of Activity Time with your cabin. During a week of camp all our campers get an opportunity to participate in our great onsite activities (crafts, swimming, archery tag, ziplining, and more!) as well as their one pre-selected program option or outtrip (Lasertag, Paintball, Horsemanship, White Water Rafting, etc.).  

    5:30 PM Supper - Could be spaghetti and meatballs, chicken fingers and fries, stir fry and rice, and many more options!

    6:15 PM - Camp Wide Evening Special: Including game classics such as Styx (Capture the Flag), Underground Church, and of course, Kingdom’s Quest.

    Evening: Another time of Worship and Teaching, and discussion time with your cabin. Then a chance to grab some cookies and fruit as you hang out on the deck during “Crunchtime”. We end off the day all together at Campfire up on the ridge overlooking the camp. Then head to our rooms for a good night's sleep.

    Do campers have to be vaccinated in order to attend camp this summer?

    Under the current AHS guidelines for overnight camps, we are not required to collect proof of vaccination in order for campers to attend/participate in camp programs. Therefore, as things sit presently, we do not anticipate asking for proof of vaccination as a condition of enrollment. 

    In the months ahead we will continue to work with Alberta Health to make sure we have the most recent health care plans in place for this summer.

    What is your COVID response plan for this upcoming summer?

    Like many Albertan’s we are looking forward to the prospect of resuming regular operations.  Regular operations at Camp Caroline have always made the health and safety of our campers a top priority.  Health and Safety was a priority before the pandemic and will continue to be so as we move forward.

    With summer still months away we cannot be certain of what it will be like. However, we know a few things that will remain true as we anticipate summer and move forward. 

    Camp Caroline will:

    • follow any Alberta Health guidelines for overnight camps instituted for Summer 2022 (if any)
    • follow our contagious illness protocols*
    • encourage and facilitate good hygiene amongst our campers and staff
      • handwashing – especially before meals
      • hand sanitizer stations available throughout the facilities and before food service
    • continue proper food handling practices
    • continue our cleaning and disinfecting protocols
    • communicate via email any critical updates/requirements to camper families as we get closer to your camp session
    • continue to make the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and safety of our campers and staff a top priority

    *Contagious Illness Protocol:

    In an effort to keep our campers and staff happy and healthy, Camp Caroline has a contagious illness protocol. The communal living environment of summer camp brings an increased risk for spread of contagious illnesses (e.g. influenza, chicken pox, pink eye, COVID-19, etc.). Staff and campers who have experienced symptoms of contagious illness in the days prior to the start of camp are asked to remain at home until any mandatory isolation requirements are complete (if any required by Alberta Health), and/or they are no longer contagious.  Campers who reveal symptoms of contagious illness upon arrival at camp or who develop these symptoms while at camp will be isolated from other campers and staff, and parents will be asked to take them home. Camp fees or a pro-rated portion thereof will be refunded in the case of cancellation or early departure due to illness.


    For more information on Camp Caroline's COVID Response:  Click Here .