General Camping Information
CHECK-IN / OUT
Arrive: Sunday* 3:00-4:30 pm
Depart: Saturday 9:00-10:30 am
* Barnabas Camp (7/1-7/6)
Arrive: Monday 3:30-4:30 pm
Arrive: Sunday 3:00-4:30 pm
Depart: Wednesday 9:30-10:00 am
Mini-Camp B Arrive: Wednesday 4:00-4:30 pm
Depart: Saturday 9:00-10:30 am
Check-in & check-out takes place in the Dining Hall/Pavilion 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 on the Dining Hall porch. Be sure you and your camper collect all of their belongings, including necessary medication from the nurse’s table. There is a $15/hr charge for campers not picked up on time.
END OF SUMMER CHECK-OUT
*Week 9 check out for first half mini campers is on Wednesday between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.
*Week 9 check out for full-week campers is on Friday between 9 and 10:30 a.m.
*Week 9 Day Campers will only attend Monday through Thursday of this week.
Parents are requested to pre-pay store money as it expedites the check-in process. The camp store sells snacks/drinks ($1.50), t-shirts ($15+) and other clothing items, animals ($2 to $14+), hats, Nalgenes ($15), jewelry ($1.50 to $5), and many other items. Unused store money will be available for return at check-out. Balances under $1.00 will automatically be transferred to the Tekoa Scholarship Fund.
LETTERS AND PACKAGES FROM PARENTS POLICY:
Rather than sending packages we encourage you and your family to write letters to your child. PLEASE LIMIT PACKAGES TO ONE PER CAMP SESSION. Do not send candy, baked goods, or packaged food of any kind. Food and sweets are magnets to all kinds of critters! In an effort to discourage the sending of food or candy, any received will be disposed of. Campers are offered dessert daily and special treats on occasion. Please mail all letters to PO Box 1793, Flat Rock, NC 28731. If you do not drop your package off on Sunday you may mail it to 211 Thomas Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739. All UPS and Fed-Ex shipments need to come the the Thomas Road address.
LETTERS FROM CAMPERS POLICY:
If you wish for your campers to write home be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope with them. Each summer we receive letters back that are addressed incorrectly by our campers. These letters are precious but due to time, cost and the inability to determine who to send them to we have to throw them away. This can be avoided and you can receive these letters by helping your campers out with stamps, self-addressed envelopes and stationary.
MEDICATION / MEDICAL ISSUES
During 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, and any other instructions. Bring ONLY the amount necessary for your camper’s stay. Tekoa’s wellness center is stocked with a variety of generic over-the-counter 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 meds with them. Any medications left at camp will be disposed of 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/illnesses are documented in the Nurse Log Book. For any major injuries/illnesses when your camper has to be transported to the hospital or doctor’s office, you will be contacted immediately.
Insurance: Camp Tekoa 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 orgin, sex, age, or disability.