Waitlist

Thank you for your interest in registering for summer camp at Tekoa Foothills!

 

Due to an increased demand and reduced capacity for Covid safety, some of our camp sessions are already full.

 

If you are having trouble finding the camp you are looking for, please complete the attached form and a Foothills staff member will be in contact with you soon to confirm your placement on the waitlist.

 

Waitlist Form

 

Again, thank you so much for your interest and support in the mission at Foothills. We hope to see you soon!

 

Special Event

For anyone looking to rent space at Tekoa Foothills for day use only, please complete this Reservation Request form.

 

Open year-round, the property boasts miles of hiking trails, a peaceful lake, adventure programs, an expansive field, a swimming pool, kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats (pool and boats are open seasonally). Groups may use the picnic shelter or the field to gather, play games, and share meals. Cars may be parked along the field to create a tailgate style area. This is perfect for birthday parties, church picnics, youth group outings, and family reunions!

 

If you are seeking a place for your retreat or special event, look no further! Tekoa Foothills might be just what you're looking for.

Volunteer Opportunities

What volunteer opportunities are available?

Service Sunday

On the second Sunday of every month from 3:00-6:00pm, there are volunteer opportunities for the community to be involved in Service Sunday. Volunteers help out with a variety of projects around the property of Tekoa Foothills. All the tools will be provided. If any extra materials are needed, volunteers will be informed ahead of time. Please visit the Service Sunday page to learn more. 

 

Pastor of the Week

During each week of summer camp,  a pastor of the week stays on site at Tekoa Foothills and performs a variety of faith-based activities. The pastor of the week will help launch the opening to an exciting week by leading campers in a brief worship service during Opening Campfire. Throughout the week, each family group will have a scheduled Pastor Time in which the volunteer will lead a planned activity or discussion pertinent to the theme of the summer. Please contact Director Jennifer Hampton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to sign up as the Pastor of the Week.

 

Nurse of the Week

To help out with scraped knees, tummy aches, and any other bumps and bruises a camper may encounter during their week at camp,  the nurse of the week stays on site at Tekoa Foothills. This volunteer position also includes administering prescribed medication to campers at scheduled times throughout the day. The nurse of the week is invited to stay in Lakeside Lodge during the duration of their week at camp. If you are a registered nurse and are interested in volunteering your time or learning more about this opportunity, please contact Director Jennifer Hampton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office at (704) 538-3866.

 

Artist of the Week

Throughout the summer, campers have the chance to register for different skill sets within a field of interest to them. The skill groups meet for three hours on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning totaling nine hours for the week. The aim of the skill groups is to equip campers with a comprehensive knowledge and inspired passion for them to continue practicing this skill beyond their week at camp. To learn more about the skills offered, check out the Skill Guide Page. If you are an expert in one of these fields and would like to volunteer your time for a week this summer, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office at (704) 538-3866. Local artists are invited to commute for the classes or stay on site during the week in Lakeside Lodge. Non-local artists are invited to stay in Lakeside Lodge. 

 

Maintenance Projects

Current projects that are ongoing at Tekoa Foothills: developing a plan and constructing a greenhouse, building a stage for the Chapel area, renovating the Maker's Space, and installing a new playground on site. If you are interested in assisting any of these projects, please contact the Maintenance Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. As the seasons change, we are looking for regular volunteers to help out with mowing the grass at camp. If there is a specific day you are available to help, please contact the Maintenance Director to express interest. There is always work to be done, and your help would be more than appreciated! If you want to volunteer to clean trails, chop firewood, paint a building, pressure wash the sidewalk, blow leaves, plant flowers, build a campsite, etc... please let us know! Individuals or groups are welcome. 

How can I get involved?

 There are always exciting opportunities and projects going on at Tekoa  Foothills! Check out the What's New? section or head over to our Facebook page to learn about other events not listed here. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office at (704) 538-3866 to learn more or get involved! 

Safety Concerns

For any maintenance projects, please wear closed-toed shoes and a mask, and bring a water bottle and work gloves. Trained staff will lead these projects and ensure that participants are comfortable using any equipment. Face masks are required while working closer than six feet to other participants and while inside any buildings or restrooms. Tekoa Foothills follows any Covid guidelines set in place by North Carolina and the American Camp Association to ensure the safety of all staff and guests. As these guidelines morph and change, our practices will shift as well. Contact us for the latest updates on Covid safety at Tekoa Foothills. 

Upcoming Events

March 2021

Camping Shelby, North Carolina

March 1-March 14: Playground Reassembly- Seeking volunteers!

March 14: Service Sunday

March 15: Staff Applications Due

March 18: Homeschool Field Trip Day 

April 2021

Summer Camp Cleveland County

April 1: End of $1.00 deposit period

April 11: Service Sunday

April 15: Homeschool Field Trip Day

April 30: Barnabas Day

May 2021

Hiking Shelby North Carolina

May 1: Payment in full due for summer camp

May 14-May 16: Loy White Weekend- main event May 15!

June 2021

Camping Shelby, North Carolina

June 6-June 12: High School Camp

June 13-June 19: Missions Camp

June 20-June 26: Missions Camp

July 2021 

Hiking Cleveland County North Carolina

July 4-July 10: Day Camp, Mini Camp, Resident Camp

July 11-July 17: Day Camp, Mini Camp, Resident Camp

July 18-July 24: Day Camp, Mini Camp, Resident Camp

July 25-July 31: Day Camp, Mini Camp, Resident Camp

August 2021

Summer Camp Cleveland County North Carolina

August 1-August 7: Barnabas Camp

 

Stay tuned for all the new, exciting events planned at Tekoa Foothills! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call the office at (704) 538-3866 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Missions Registration Guide

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