Learn About Summer Camp
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 2021, all of our sessions are week-long or 1/2-week mini sessions spanning 8 weeks from June 6th-July 31st.
WHICH KIND OF CAMP SHOULD MY CHILD ATTEND?
In 2021, our Summer Camp Programs are designed to serve campers ages 5-17 years. Campers should choose a camp based on their age and/or rising grade level (K-12th). Click on the links below to learn more about dates, rates, and sessions available.
- Day Camp, Ages 5-9, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
- Mini Camp, Ages 6-8, Sun-Wed
- Elementary Resident Camp, Rising 3rd-6th Graders, Sun-Sat
- Middle School Resident Camp, Rising 6th-9th Graders, Sun-Sat
- High School Resident Camp, Rising 9th-12th Graders, Sun-Sat
- Barnabas Camp, Ambulatory Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Mon-Fri
- Tekoa Missions, Rising 6th-12th Graders, Sun-Sat
WHAT ARE THE 2021 DATES & RATES?
WHAT WILL CAMP LOOK LIKE DURING COVID-19?
The safety and health of campers and staff is of utmost importance! Please check out our FAQs and Summer Camp Operations Guide to see how camp might operate differently in 2021. Regarding Covid summer camp procedures, please read the information on Camp Tekoa's webpage.
WHAT SHOULD WE PACK?
Packing lists were crafted with each kind of camp in mind given the vareity and type of activities available during each session. Visit our different camp pages to find the packing list suitied 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 equiped 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-serve basis at check-in. Follow the links above to see pictures of our lodging.
WHAT'S THE CAMP MENU LIKE?
WHEN IS CHECK-IN/OUT?
Day Camp (Monday-Friday)
Daily Check-in: 8:00 am
Daily Check-out: 5:00 pm
Mini Resident Camp (Sunday-Wednesday)
Check-in: Sunday 4:00-4:30 pm
Check-out: Wednesday 9:00-9:30 am
Elementary, Middle School & High School Resident Camp (Sunday-Saturday)
Check-in: Sunday 4:00-4:30 pm
Check-out: Saturday 9:00-9:30 am
Barnabas Camp (Monday-Friday)
Check-in: Monday 4:00-4:30 pm
Check-out: Friday 9:00-9:30 am
WHAT WILL I NEED TO DROP OFF OR PICK UP MY CHILD?
Check-in and check-out is 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 Emails. 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 residental 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 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 after 7 days.
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 on 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 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.
All camps are subject to change based on registrations, program feature availability and public health.