Experience Unforgettable - Camps & Retreats

    Lead 12

    This camp is designed to put a focus and emphasis on establishing a consistent faith journey with permanent and growing impact on the world around the students.

    Learn to Lead from a God-centered life. Explore Biblical foundations to build a life focused on God while gaining hands-on experience as a servant leader.
    The Lead 12 Program has been designed for emerging leaders going into Grade 12 who are growing in their Christian faith and want to take it to the next level. Lead Camps are focused on working
    with students and journeying with them as they seek to lead a God-centered life.

    Lead 12 is a 3-week leadership camp that focuses on developing a life of faith in Jesus Christ through the
    study of servant leadership as laid out in God's Word. 
    During the first two weeks of Lead 12, Lead campers
    will experience a 'hands-on' curriculum in servant leadership, including: group teaching sessions, personal
    devotions, team building activities, service projects, spiritual disciplines, worship times, and time
    spent leading campers alongside Camp Caroline's Grade Camp Counselors!

    Week 1
    Drop Off: Sunday from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
    Pick Up: Friday at 6:00pm

    Week 2
    Drop Off: Sunday from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
    Pick Up: Friday at 6:00pm

    Wk 3 Jr. Counseling: The optional third week of Lead 12 will invite Lead participants to return to Camp Caroline during an available grade camp to serve as a full-time summer camp staff member for that week. Most Lead 12's will be placed in cabins as Jr. Counselors, but other staff positions may be considered as available.

     Cost $650 +GST

    July 4-9
    July 11-16

    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 a week suitable for all types of weather
    • 2-3 sets of grubby clothes for outdoor games
    • 1 set of clothes you are comfortable getting covered in paint
    • 1 Set of "Fancy" Clothes for a Lead Banquet
    • Sleep wear
    • Socks
    • Shorts
    • An appropriate length for physical activity
    • Warm hoodie/sweater/fleece
    • 2 Pairs of Pants
    • 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
    • Indoor footwear (optional): slippers, sandals, etc. to be kept for indoor use only (bare feet are not allowed in the dining hall)
    • Swimsuit/shorts
      • Girls, please bring a one-piece or at least a dark colored t-shirt to cover up a two-piece
      • Guys, no speedos
    • A watch
      • We will ask that cell-phones will be left at home or turned in at the beginning of the week
    • Warm sleeping bag
    • You will be sleeping in an outdoor cabin and spending 1 night in a tent
    • Bed sheet for a twin-size mattress
    • Pillow
    • Towel and personal toiletries
    • Bug spray
    • Sunscreen
    • Water Bottle
    • Face Masks
    • Flashlight (optional)
    • Bible, Pens, journal, etc.

    Although you will not be at camp over the weekend, you are welcome to leave some belongings here if you are coming back for another week of Lead.

    Download General List: 
    Click Here
    Medication Protocol (how to pack medications): Click Here

    What SHOULDN'T I bring?

    Please do not bring:

    • Camp Caroline is a nut AWARE facility and we ask that you please leave any snacks with nuts in them at home
    • Clothing with content or images that include profanity, sexual references, or derogatory comments
    • Electronics, pocket knives, cigarettes, alcohol, or vapes 

    We will be asking you to turn your cell phones in at the beginning of the week. They will be returned to you on Friday during the weekly wrap-up.

    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!


    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 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.