Loy White Weekend

What is Loy White Weekend?

The inaugural Loy White Weekend will take place May 14-16, 2021 at Camp Tekoa Foothills. This is a weekend to honor and celebrate the life of Loy White as well as the supporters of Camp Loy White. Interested individuals/families are invited to stay on-site for the duration of the weekend. The main celebration will be on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 2:00-6:00pm. 

Who can participate?

This event is open to the community! Anyone who knew Loy White or who was involved in the ministry of Camp Loy White is invited to join this celebration. The aim of this event is to honor the past and provide a space for stories, photographs, and memories to be shared! 

Schedule of Events

The event will begin with a worship service at 2:00pm on Saturday. There will be a free hot dog dinner for the community following the worship service. This will be a fluid time to promote unity within guests; there will be a space to formally share stories and photographs. Please bring photos of Loy White or Camp Loy White- copies will be made to preserve the originals. If you would like to scan and email them ahead of time, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any photographs. There will be a scheduled adventure program as well as time to enjoy the lake, boats, and hiking trails. 

How do I register?

Contact us through email, by phone at (704) 538-3866, or by confirming attendance on the Facebook event page. Please provide the name of all guests that will be in attendance. 

Safety Concerns

Masks and closed toed shoes are required for adventure programming. Masks are required for entrance into buildings. Guests participating in adventure programming need a signed waiver on file. 

Additional Information

It is vital that during this time of transition we honor and integrate the inception and past of this beautiful space. We want to hear your stories! Many people were impacted by the life of Loy White while many others by the space created with his namesake. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any suggestions or additions to make to the program plan to help best utilize this space and show gratitude to all those involved. 

Barnabas Days

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What is a Barnabas Day?

Barnabas Days orginated as a shortened version of Tekoa's Barnabas summer camp. These days include all the favorite camp activities: arts and crafts, fishing, paddle boats, front porch chilling, and enjoying time together with new and old friends. Barnabas Days are specifically designed with the neuro-diverse community in mind. 

Who can participate?

These days were created to help build community within adults and children with developmental disabilities. All are welcome! Parents/guardians and caretakers are required to stay on site for the duration of the event.

When are these days of fun?

The first ever Barnabas Day was October 23, 2020! At the date of publishing, we have two more scheduled: February 26, 2021 and April 30, 2021! Each day is 12:00-4:00pm.

How do I register?

Registration is open for February 26- Follow this link!

Stay tuned for registration for April 30.

Safety Concerns

Tekoa Foothills recommends that all guests wear closed-toed shoes for outdoor programming. Masks are required for entrance into buildings. In the event of inclement weather, we will inform participants of any cancellations ahead of time if possible. As the activities are all outside, it is suggested that everyone bring a change of clothes, a raincoat, and an umbrella just in case!

Additional Information

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (704) 538-3866.

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Homeschool Field Trip Day

What is a Homeschool Day?

Homeschool Days are designed with kids in mind! These lessons are built around current teachings from the homeschool curriculum and from Tekoa Foothills Outdoor Education courses: Unplugged! In the morning, kids are invited to participate in Unplugged from 10:00-11:30. This is a time of fun learning while exploring nature! After a break for lunch, a mini lesson is taught centered around seasonal activities (gardening, seeds, leaf studies, tree identification, etc.). The field trip concludes with enjoying an adventure program- ziplining, archery, axe throwing, slingshots, low ropes course. Study velocity while racing across the zipline or learn about force while projecting an arrow towards the bullseye. Lessons are created based on the grade level of registrants. 

When are these awesome days of fun?

Homeschool Field Trip Days are the third Thursday of every month from 10:00am-3:00pm. You may choose to participate for the entire day, for the Unplugged session only (10:00-11:30am), or for the afternoon only (12:00-3:00pm). 

Who can participate?

Any homeschool students from Kindergarten to 8th grade are welcome to register! Only a short drive for residents of Cleveland County, Catawba County, and Lincoln County. This all-day event is perfect for families from further away as well. 

How do I register my child?

Use this link to register for a homeschool day! https://camptekoa.wufoo.com/forms/z47ojs90zgtp3u/ 

Please choose which Thursday you will be attending.

Safety Concerns

Homeschool Days are designed to educate, inspire, and captivate students regarding the components of the natural world. Be prepared for weather you may encounter- bring an extra change of clothes, wear layers and closed toed shoes, and consider bringing an umbrella and a raincoat just in case! All students should bring a water bottle and a mask for indoor use. As the lessons are taught exclusively outside, wearing masks is merely suggested rather than required. Masks are required inside buildings. In the case of inclement weather, you will be informed ahead of time if there are any changes or cancellations. 

Additional Information 

If you plan to stay for the entire day, please pack your lunch and snacks. Breaks are scheduled that allow for students to use the restroom and eat any food they may have brought. Parents and guardians are required to stay on-site for the duration of the field trip. Check-in is on the front steps of Loy White Lodge. All activities are led by trained Tekoa Foothills staff; parents are invited to enjoy free coffee and tea on the front steps of Loy White in the event of student-only activities. If you are interested in volunteering to assist with classes, please let us know! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (704) 538-3866. Let's have an awesome field trip!