Summer Camp Western North CarolinaElementary Resident Camps

For Ages 8-11    

Be a part of the Tekoa Foothills experience! Tekoa Foothills has a progressive overnight camp program, which encourages campers to engage in age-appropriate activities, allowing them to be challenged physically, mentally, and spiritually year after year. Overnight campers learn parallel lessons between these activities and their own personal spiritual walk. It is easy to spend time learning and reflecting in God's natural world and to feel Christ's presence throughout the week here at Tekoa Foothills. 
Elementary Resident Camps offer the unique opportunity to develop a new skill over the course of the week according to thier interests.  Each week a vareity of skills or classes are offered to every elementary resident camper- from horsebackriding to pottery. No matter what class or skill a camper registers for,  all elementary resident campers will enjoy many of the same on-site activities including zipline, paddle boats, lake slide, arts and crafts, water games, swimming, hiking, low ropes course, campfires, talent show, and more! See below for a sample schedule of events. 


Resident camps are organized into cabin groups. For Elementary Camp, each cabin group typically consists of 6-9 boys or 6-9 girls with a male or female counselor. This type of structure promotes strong camper-to-camper and camper-to-staff relationships. Cabin groups participate in all activities and meals together and are housed in our lodges. Cabin groups are organized by camper age within the Elementary program to differentiate age appropriate activities and challanges. This ensures that all campers have the best experience possible, from rising 3rd graders to rising 6th graders! 

Faith formation is central to our residental camp programs. Campers are encouraged to participate in morning watch, evening vespers, weekly worship. Campers are nurtured throughout the week with access to a devotional guide which provides age-appropriate engagement with scripture and lessons based on our summer theme. Guided by our highly trained staff, campers will experience authentic Christian commiunity and transformation. 




  2021 Elementary Resident Camps by Date
Every Foothills camper, regardless of the camp and class they choose,  will have the opporutnity to swim in the pool and use the waterslide, traverse the 400' lake zipline, ride boats, plunge into the lake from the giant inflatable slide, and explore the magical bamboo forest all within the crafted community of thier family group.

Week 5: July 4-10

Camp and Class Offerings: Paddle Palooza, Bullseye Blitz, & Chopped: Cullinary Crafting 

Week 6: July 11-17

Camp and Class Offerings: Horseback Riding, Into The Wild, & Take Shape

Week 7: July 18-24

Camp and Class Offereings: Take Shape, Color-Full, & Picture It! 

Week 8: July 25-31

Camp and Class Offerings: Eco Adventures, Creation Station, & Into The Wild


Elementary Packing List

Please label your belongings

  • Bible, notebook, and pen/pencil
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Water bottle or canteen
  • Shorts 
  • Shirts 
  • Sweatshirt, sweater or jacket
  • Rain coat with hood or cap
  • Bathing suit (females: one piece)
  • Bath Towels and washcloths
  • Swimming Towel
  • Personal items (toothbrush/paste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, cup)
  • Pillow and sleeping bag (or twin size sheets and a blanket)
  • Insect repellent (optional)
  • Sunscreen
  • Good sturdy close-toed shoes for hiking & socks
  • Sandals or flip-flops for use at the waterfront
  • Bathing suit or clothing that can get stained

REMINDER: Please remember to keep electronic devices at home (including cell phones!)


Mock Daily Schedule and On-Site Adventures!



 All camps are subject to change based on registrations, program feature availability and public health. 


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