Experience Unforgettable - Camps & Retreats
    Grades 7/8/9

     Cost: $525 +GST

    Camp A
    July 4-9

     Cost: $525 +GST

    Camp B
    July 18-23

     Cost: $525 +GST

    Camp C
    August 15-20


    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:


    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 (see list below) during registration which is added to their activity schedule for their camp week.




    Girl's Introductory Horsemanship  (+$130)

    For those with little to no horsemanship experience, this variation of our regular Horsemanship Program is for you! In this option we'll spend more time on the basics, and keep the trail rides at a slower pace. It has the same amount of time as our regular option, but splits the sessions into 4 bite-sized blocks.

     


     

    Girl's Horsemanship  (+$130)

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

     


     

    Classic Camp

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

    This option has no extra cost, and your camper will get extra time to experience our most popular onsite activities.


     


     

    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.

     


     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is Camp Caroline's health and safety plan for 2021?

    As we have been planning for the summer ministry season we are committed to maintaining the right balance between providing a fun and meaningful overnight camp experience and protecting campers and staff. The health and safety of our campers and staff is always of highest priority to us. 

    For more information please visit our Summer Healthcare Page

    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
    • Face Masks
    • Flashlight (optional)
    • Bag for dirty clothes (optional)
    • Camera (optional)
    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!

    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?

    A payment of at least $50.00 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. (After June 1st please pay/send payment immediately. Thanks!)

    Want to help camp save money? If possible, please pay by eCheck, Email Transfer, or paper cheque and help save camp the higher processing fees on Credit Cards. Thanks!

    Email Transfer(s): 

    • Email: office@campcaroline.ab.ca
    • Please Include Parent/Guardian full name and Camper(s) full name. Thanks!

    eCheck:

    An e-check is essentially an electronic payment from your checking account. In order to use an e-check you will need to have

    • the bank's routing number
    • your checking account number
    • and of course your name as listed on the account.
    • Monthly payment installments are processed the 1st of the month (or next business day) of each month ending June 1st.

    Credit Card Payments:

    • Registration fees can be paid by Visa or MasterCard (Sorry, No Discover or American Express) in full at the time of online registration or with a Payment Plan.
    • Monthly payment installments are processed the 1st of the month (or next business day) of each month ending June 1st.

    Pay by Cheque:

    • Cheque(s) 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 $50.00 per person must be cashable within two weeks of the initial online registration.
    • Make cheques or money orders payable to Camp Caroline.

    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
    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 seven days prior to the start of camp are asked to remain at home until 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 summer camp program 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.

    • If space is limited/reduced, campers will be accepted in the order they initially registered.
    • 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.

    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. KidSport: Apply for assistance through the KidSport program. (http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/apply-for-assistance/)
    6. 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.
    7. 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.



    7/8/9A - 2019 7/8/9B - 2019