Getaway together as a family this summer.
Something extraordinary happens when people slip away from the regular rhythm and routine of life to visit camp. While difficult to describe, it’s impossible to forget the difference even the shortest stay at camp can have as they discover the story of God’s amazing love and incredible hope.
Getting away does not produce transformational ministry. It does however cultivate moments. Moments created to encourage faith. Moments full of redemptive potential. And in these moments people encounter God’s presence and purpose for their lives and relationships.
At Camp Caroline, we are uniquely able to serve people by creating environments designed to encourage life-changing experiences. Through the ministry of hospitality, we strive to serve people with such excellence that their time at camp is free of any distractions or hassles, allowing them to focus on connecting with family and with God.
These getaways will be different than our regular family camps or retreats. Families will set their own daily schedules. There will not be childcare or programming for just children/youth. Everything will be based on families remaining in their household group and participating together. We expect many families will spend their days around camp, while others will go on day adventures (exploring, hiking, swimming, rafting, etc....).
Families will be able to book either a 4-night getaway (Wednesday to Sunday) or a 2-night getaway (Friday to Sunday). During their getaway they will stay in either Aspen or Hillside Lodge. Families will also have the option of purchasing meals, and we will offer limited activities. Should public health measures allow, we may plan family firesides for worship and/or additional activities for families. The health and safety of families and staff will be of the highest priority to us. We are committed to following public health guidelines and working with Alberta Health to protect families and staff.
Your getaway is truly a "choose your own adventure"! Camp Caroline has a beautiful wooded property and a family could spend a good deal of time enjoying and exploring the natural spaces of camp; walking trails, splashing in the creek, shooting hoops, playing gaga ball, or tossing a ball or frisbee around. After some practice tosses, one might even be ready to tackle our frisbee golf course!
Additional onsite activities including the pool, quad zipline, giant swing, axe throwing, archery tag, and archery will be available at different times throughout your getaway.
On Friday and Saturday evenings we host family firesides, and on Sunday morning we have a family worship time.
|Local Tourism Websites
- Clearwater County Activities
- Village of Caroline
- Caroline Business Information
- Town of Sundre
- Sundre Recreation & Culture
- Rocky Mountain House
- David Thompson Country
- Visit Central Alberta
Museums & Historic Sites
- Sundre & District Museum
- Clearwater County Museum & Historic Sites
- Raven Union Church & Cemetery
- Historic Markerville Creamery Museum
- Mukwah Rafting Tours
- Sunsport Recreation
- Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash
Local Fishing Information
- Alberta Fishing Regulations ES2
- Fishing (Search Districts: Sundre &/or Rocky Mountain House)
- Caroline Supplies (Bait Shop)
|Animal Parks / Farms
- Bear Valley Rescue
- Discovery Wildlife Park
- Yak Ranch
- Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
- Wild Horses of Alberta Society
- Wild Horses
- Sundre Golf Courses
- Caroline Golf Course
- Gleniffer Lake Resort & Country Club
- Pine Hills Golf Club
- Ya Ha Tinda Ranch
- Ram Falls
- Hummingbird Area/Falls
- Clearwater County Trails
- Explore Nordegg
- Rocky to Nordegg Trails
In an effort to keep our camper families and staff happy and healthy, Camp Caroline has introduced a contagious illness protocol. The communal living environment of camp brings an increased risk for spread of contagious illnesses (e.g. influenza, chicken pox, pink eye, COVID-19, etc.). Staff and camper families 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. Individuals who reveal symptoms of contagious illness upon arrival at camp or who develop these symptoms while at camp will be isolated from other camper families and staff, and asked to leave for home. Camp fees or a pro-rated portion thereof will be refunded in the case of cancellation or early departure due to illness.COVID-19
The province has provided us with a number of guidelines and best practices to follow. These best practices will be very similar to those you and your children already experience at work and school, e.g., physical distancing, cohorting, regular cleaning and disinfecting, using PPE when needed, and strong hygiene expectations.
TRAINING TO PROTECT CAMPER FAMILIES AND COUNSELORS
Our staff will participate in training designed to protect camper families and counselors during their stay. This training will include proper hand hygiene, proper techniques for cleaning and sanitizing, instructions regarding new gathering limits and physical distancing, and proper use of PPE.
CLEANING PROTOCOLS AT CAMP
We have developed cleaning protocols to thoroughly clean and sanitize cabins and common areas regularly. As part of our protocols, special care is taken to clean and sanitize high touch surfaces and any shared equipment.
A favorite part of Camp Caroline for families is the FOOD! For this reason we encourage guests to choose the All-In meal package. If you choose the Bed & Breakfast package only, you will need to procure your own lunches and dinners.
To ensure the safety of our guests, we ask that you do not invite any visitors on site during your stay. Please invite friends and family to book a Getaway as well if they would like to be at camp!
Camp Caroline will be collecting vehicle information as part of your booking. Families are asked to refrain from driving around the site during their stay.
Households may be able to book an evening campfire time in accordance with Alberta Health Service guidelines for gatherings, as well as in consideration of current fire hazard conditions or restrictions. Campfire locations are limited (10). Please pack lawn chairs as not all locations will have seating.
Camp Caroline is an alcohol and cannabis free site. We do however have a designated outdoor area for guests who smoke cigarettes.
Yes, Camp Caroline is a Christian camp. The ministry of Camp Caroline exists to encourage first steps in a life-long journey with Jesus; next steps that follow him faithfully; and servant-leadership that exemplifies his compassion and concern for others.
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WHAT TO BRING
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Please DO NOT BRING
*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 camper families 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. Individuals who reveal symptoms of contagious illness upon arrival at camp or who develop these symptoms while at camp will be isolated from other camper families and staff, and asked to go home. Camp fees or a pro-rated portion thereof will be refunded in the case of cancellation or early departure due to illness.
1. Enroll in a newly offered program that meets increased COVID-19 restrictions if one is possible/available.
a. If space is limited/reduced, families will be accepted in the order they initially booked.
b. 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.