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Summer Camp Western North Carolina

Be a part of the Tekoa Foothills experience!

Tekoas Foothills progressive overnight program allows campers to engage in age-appropriate activities which challenge them physically, mentally, and spiritually year after year. Overnight campers will 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.

For Ages 11-14

The Foothills adventure expands for Middle School Campers. A combination of on and off site activities bring new challenges and new experiences. In addition to the kayaks, epic slip n' slide, axe throwing, archery, and zipline, campers get to visit South Mountains State Park and campout under the stars all within the community of their Family Group. All campers will experience Christian discipleship and community through the family group model. Middle School campers have the option to learn a new skill set during their camp experience for an additional fee. Local experts are recruited each week to instruct campers in their area of expertise: Horseback Riding, Paddling, Creative Arts, and Archery are just a few options available during select weeks through the summer.

Middle School camp is a fun and challenging combination of on and off-site activities. Campers have the opportunity to take adventure to the next level while they are at Tekoa Foothills by challenging themselves to try their luck in archery or zipline across our zipline. Campers will also experience the low ropes courses, canoeing, swimming, hiking at South Mountains State Park, campfires, a talent show, and more. Campers have the opportunity to develop a particular skill throughout the week. Options include survival skills, eco adventures, horseback riding, pottery, photography, culinary cooking, archery, mixed media, and painting. See below a sample schedule of activities and weekly camp and class sessions.

Tekoa Foothills campers are organized into family groups. For Middle School Resident Camp, each family group typically consists of 6-9 boys and 6-9 girls with a male and female counselor. This type of structure promotes strong camper-to-camper and camper-to-staff relationships. Family groups participate in all activities and meals together and are housed in bunk style lodges. Family groups are organized by camper age within the Middle School program.



Suggested Packing List

Please label your belongings

  • Bible, notebook & pen/pencil
  • Flashlight & batteries
  • Water bottle or canteen
  • Shorts
  • Shirts
  • Sweatshirt, sweater or jacket
  • Rain coat with hood or cap
  • Bathing suit (females: 1-piece)
  • Bath towels & washcloths
  • Swimming Towel
  • Personal Items (toothbrush/paste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, cup)
  • Pillow & sleeping bag (or twin size sheets and a blanket)
  • Insect repellent (if desired)
  • 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 - this includes cell phones



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

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