Thank you so much for your interest in summer camp at Tekoa Foothills!
Our aim is to answer any questions you may have and help guide you through deciding which camp is best suited for you!
Tekoa Foothills is a Summer Camp and Retreat Center located in Casar, North Carolina. Our mission statement is "Touching hearts, Changing Lives, Sharing the Light of Christ." During the summer months, we offer several Summer Camp Programs for children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities.
WHAT KIND OF CAMPS DOES FOOTHILLS OFFER?
We offer three different kinds of camps: Day Camps, Resident Camps, & Tekoa Missions. In Summer 2023, all of our sessions are week-long spanning 8 weeks from June 4th-July 31st.
Are you already prepared to register for summer camp? Way to go! Click the link above to be directed to the registration website! PLEASE LIMIT TO 2 WEEKS PER CAMPER TO ALLOW OTHER CAMPERS TO ENJOY THE FOOTHILLS EXPERIENCE.
WHICH KIND OF CAMP SHOULD MY CHILD ATTEND?
In 2023, our Summer Camp Programs are designed to serve campers ages 5-14 years. Campers should choose a camp based on their age and/or rising grade level (K-9th). Click on the links below to learn more about the dates, rates, and sessions available.
If you have questions about which camp to register for or what is being offered at Tekoa Foothills this summer, scroll through the options listed below to find out more about the details and specifics of each summer camp offering. Summer camps are organized by two things: age and skill interest. Depending on the age of your camper, the type of camp available will change. Each program is created intentionally with campers in mind.
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Elementary and Middle School residential campers have the option to register for an unique skill to learn during their time at Tekoa Foothills. Skill groups are organized based on camper interest and will be comprised of elementary and middle schoolers with an expert in the area leading the class. Learn more about each of the skills offered by following the link to the Skill Guide. Registration for skill weeks are available to rising 3rd-9th graders.
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Early Elementary Camp
The best experience for a young camper eager about trying out summer camp! This camp is offered to campers aged 6-7, and allows them to enjoy the a fun. energy filled week at camp! Early Elementary camp does not offer skill based camps.
More About Early Elementary Camp
Elementary School Resident Camp
Age 8-11, Sun-Fri
If your child is a rising 3rd-6th grader, they are ready to sign up for one of our elementary resident camps! This is a week long overnight camp. In order to register for an elementary resident camp, each camper must first decide on a skill that interests them. If you want to sign up for Bullseye Blitz or Horseback Riding specify the elementary offering of that camp.
More About Elementary School Resident Camp
Middle School Resident Camp
Age 11-14, Sun-Fri
If your child is a rising 6th-9th grader, they are ready to sign up for one of our middle school resident camps! This is a week long overnight camp. Sign up for your week of camp, and then select the skill they desire.
More About Middle School Resident Camp
Ages 5-9, Mon-Thur, 8am-5pm
Is your child 5-9 years old? Are they excited for four jam-packed days at camp? Are they super excited about camp but feel more comfortable being droped off and picked up every day? They are ready to sign up for day camp at Tekoa Foothills! Day camp is perfect for local families or churches who want to offer a glimpse into the wonderful world of camp for their kids. Click on the link to learn more about day camp!
More Aout Day Camp
Rising 6th-12th Graders, Sun-Sat
Is your youth group looking for a new type of adventure? Are they excited to serve the local community while building lasting bonds and friendships? They are ready to sign up for a week of missions camp! Groups will spend their mornings and afternoons facilitating home repair projests while enjoying the high energy camp atmosphere in the evenings. Click on the link to learn more about missions at Tekoa Foothills.
More About Missions
Ambulatory Adults (18+) with Developmental Disabilities, Mon-Fri
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT SHOULD WE PACK?
Packing lists were crafted with each kind of camp in mind given the variety and type of activities available during each session. Visit our different camp pages to find the packing list suited for your child's camp by selecting one of the links above.
WHAT ARE THE SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS?
Resident campers are housed in the bunk rooms of Asbury Lodge or Loy White Lodge depending on age and camp session. Each bunk room is equipped with bunk beds, quality mattresses, air conditioning, and direct access to restrooms and hot-water showers. Campers may choose their own bunk on a first-come, first-served basis at check-in. Follow the links above to see pictures of our lodging.
WHAT'S THE CAMP MENU LIKE?
Tekoa Foothills prides itself in providing kid-approved and healthy food options at each meal, including a fruit/salad bar and vegetarian offerings. Our trained Kitchen Staff consults with the Director weekly on the dietary considerations, restrictions, and allergies of each registered camper to create a new menu each week. Please let us know when you register if you have any special dietary concerns for your camper or email our Director anytime.
WHEN IS CHECK-IN/OUT?
Day Camp (Monday-Thursday)
Daily Check-in: 8:00 am
Daily Check-out: 5:00 pm
Elementary and Middle School Resident Camp (Sunday-Friday)
Check-in: Sunday 4:00-4:30 pm
Check-out: Friday 10:00-10:30 am
Camp Gemma (Monday-Friday)
Check-in: Monday 4:00-4:30 pm
Check-out: Friday 10:00-10:30 am
WHAT WILL I NEED TO DROP OFF OR PICK UP MY CHILD?
Check-in and check-out are in the Loy White Lodge area. During check-in, leave all luggage in your vehicle and keep campers, visitors, and minors in your presence at all times. Please follow signs and verbal instructions at check-in.
During check-out, you will be asked to present a photo ID at the check-out table located at the Loy White Lodge. Be sure you and your camper collect all of their belongings, including necessary medication from the nurse’s table. There is a $15/hour charge for campers not picked up on time.
HOW CAN I CONTACT MY CHILD DURING THEIR CAMP SESSION?
Campers may receive letters by mail or through Email. Mail letters and packages one week prior to camp so they will arrive timely. NO food, candy, or gum. These items will be disposed of if they are sent. Label all mail and packages with camper name, event name, and camp week. You may also leave packages in the large green mailboxes during check-in. On any mailings, write your camper's name and the date you want it delivered to them.
Any mail received at Tekoa Foothills after the camper's week of camp will be shredded. We are unable to forward any mail or packages to our campers.
WHAT ABOUT MEDICATIONS AND MEDICAL ISSUES?
During residential camp check-in, ALL MEDICATIONS must be checked in with the nurse. Prescription medication(s) should be in the original container in a Ziploc bag clearly marked with the camper’s name, dose amount, and frequency along with any other instructions. Bring ONLY the amount necessary for your camper’s stay. Tekoa Foothills wellness center is stocked with a variety of generic medications including pain relievers, antacids, etc. therefore it is NOT necessary to send this medication with your camper. If sent, OTC meds will not be returned. Campers are not allowed to keep medication with them. Any medications left at camp will be disposed of after 7 days.
Non-emergency prescription medications will not be distributed to Day Campers. If your child is registered for Day Camp and requires non-emergency prescription medications during the hours of 8:00 am-5:00 pm, please make arrangements with our Director. Day Campers with emergency prescription medications (epi-pens, inhalers, etc.), must check in all medications with the Nurse daily. Day Campers will have access to OTC meds at our wellness center if needed.
What happens in an emergency? Our registered nurse is on duty 24 hours a day. In the event your camper is sick for more than 6 hours, you will be contacted by phone. Minor injuries and illnesses are documented in the Nurse Log Book. For any major injuries and illnesses when your camper has to be transported to the hospital or doctor’s office, you will be contacted immediately.
Insurance: Tekoa Foothills does not carry health insurance for campers. Campers must be covered under a policy provided from home. If your camper requires medical treatment, your insurance information will be provided to the hospital and/or physician. Any unpaid medical bills incurred at camp will be sent home and/or collected at the time of check-out.
Nondiscrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
WHERE CAN I FIND A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF POLICIES?
Our Parent Information Kit is emailed to the parent/guardian contact at the time of registration.
Now that you are well-versed in all the exciting camps and skills, YOU are ready for camp!
Please contact Tekoa Foothills if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
All camps are subject to change based on registrations, program feature availability and public health.