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.

    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!

    Cost: $725 +GST 

    July 3-8 & July 10-15

    Wk1
    Drop Off: Sunday from 4:30 pm to 5:30pm
    Pick Up: Friday at 2:00pm

    Wk2
    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. 


    Wk 3 Jr. Counseling: The third and final week of Lead 12 will invite Lead participants to return to Camp Caroline during a week of camp of their choosing 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.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Flashlight (optional)
    • Bible, Pens, journal, etc.

    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.

    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 Lead 11/12 "What to Bring" List: Click Here
    Medication Protocol (how to pack medications): Click Here

    What SHOULDN'T I 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

    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.  

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

    Application Deadline: May 15th

    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.


    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 .