Experience Unforgettable - Camps & Retreats

    Lead 8/9

    Lead 8/9 Camps are centered around an exposure to vibrant Christian community and a first-time ministry immersion for young leaders.

    Lead 8/9 has been designed for emerging leaders going into Grades 8 - 9 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 8/9 is a 1-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. Being slightly different from our typical Grade Camp experience, Lead 8/9 campers will participate in group teaching sessions, personal devotions, team-building activities, rotating service projects, spiritual disciplines, worship times, plus fun and exciting summer camp activities! Check out Lead 8/9 Typical Camp Day in the FAQ for more details.

    Cost: $210 +GST 

    Camp A
    July 9-14

    Cost: $210 +GST 

    Camp B
    July 23-28

    Cost: $210 +GST 

    Camp C
    August 6-11


    Due to the popularity of our Lead 8/9 camps, and our desire to offer this leadership training experience to as many campers as possible, Lead 8/9 participants may only register for ONE session of Lead 8/9  However, campers are welcome to attend Lead 8/9 and one or more Grade 7/8/9 camp.


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

    Closing Program: Friday at 12:30pm

    Departure and Optional BBQ: Friday at 1:00pm

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How is Lead 8/9 different than a grade camp week?

    Lead 8/9 is a leadership camp where campers will participate in extended sessions, team-building, and focused service opportunities. Lead 8/9 still has aspects similar to our traditional grade camps however,  there will be times where Lead is going to be serving to help facilitate different activities for our grade campers. Please read "Typical day in the life" FAQ for more information.

    Typical day in the life of a Lead 8/9 Camper

    • 8:15 am - Group Prayer
    • 8:30 am - Breakfast 
    • 9:15  am - Solo Devotions
    • 10:30 am - Lead Session
    • 12:00 pm - Discussion
    • 12:30 pm - Lunch
    • 1:30 pm - Service Period
    • 3:30 pm - Canteen and Community Time
    • 4:00 pm - Activity
    • 5:30 pm - Supper
    • 6:30 pm - Evening Special (Lead Campers will be assisting in running the game)
    • 8:00 pm - Snack and Community Time
    • 8:30 pm - Worship
    • 9:15 pm - Campfire
    • 10:00 pm - Cabin Time
    • 10:30 pm Lights Out

    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)
      • Swimsuit/shorts
      • 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)
    • A watch
      • We will ask that cell-phones will be left at home or turned in at the beginning of the week
    • Bedding
      • You will be roomed in one of our 3 lodges
      • 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.

    Download Lead 8/9 "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, MasterCard or American Express 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. 

    *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 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.


    Forms

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

    E-sign Waiver Forms:

    All Campers - Parental Permission Form

    Medication Intake Form - (If Required)

    Print and Sign:

    All Campers - Parental Permission Form

    Medication Intake Form - (If Required)