Camp Albemarle Summer Camps

 

June 24, 2020

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”  Romans 12:12

Dear Parents,

As you have probably heard, Governor Cooper has just issued an Executive Order (147) mandating the wearing of face coverings in public places.  The order addresses camps specifically as follows:

 In Child Care Facilities, Day Camps, and Overnight Camps. Child care facilities, day camps, and overnight camps must have workers, all other adults, and children eleven (11) years or older on site wear Face Coverings when they are or may be within six (6) feet of another person.

If you have a child 11 years old or older coming to camp this summer, please include a face covering for them as a part of your packing. You may wish to pack one for each day or at least a couple of coverings in case one gets lost or dirty.  Our staff will be wearing masks when appropriate and any visitors will be asked to wear masks while on site.  We will be seeking guidance regarding wearing them in and around the water, and during mealtime.  We will continue to do our best to keep folks at appropriate distances so that covering use is minimal, but we are finding that camp is not conducive to being apart.

We hope that you will speak positively with your child about the need to wear a covering.  I believe that by now, most children are used to seeing people wearing coverings, so we hope that they will not be uncomfortable with doing so, or for those under 11, being around staff and others who are required to wear coverings.  For children under 11, the decision to wear or not wear a mask while at camp is at your discretion and we will make certain that no issues are made over who is or isn’t wearing one.

We also ask that you wear face coverings during check in and pick up.

We will continue our other steps for prevention – taking daily temperatures, extra cleaning, disposables whenever possible/practical…

This is certainly not the way we would like for summer to occur for our campers, but we still believe that we can offer your child a safe, and meaningful experience here at camp.   We have already served over 400 campers this summer, and we are so thankful that kids are getting a chance to be kids and spend a little time in this amazing place and we hope, to grow in their faith.  We have heard from many parents already how much their child’s time at camp has meant to them after months of isolation.  As one parent told me: “it was good for her soul.”

We know that sometimes God uses the challenges in our lives to teach us and to draw us closer to Him.   We are trusting that the God who loves us will keep us in His care.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  As always, if you decide to not have your child attend this summer, we will refund your fees without penalty, or be happy to hold it for next summer.

Hope to see you soon!

Tom Hussmann

Executive Director

Rising 1st – 5th Graders 2020 Sessions

Summer 2020 registration is now open!

 

Day Camps

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Day Camp

Rising 1st – 5th Grades

  • Session 1: June 8-12
  • Session 2: June 15-19
  • Session 3: June 22-26
  • Session 4: July 6-10
  • Session 5: July 13-17
  • Session 6: July 20-24
  • Session 7: July 27-31
  • Tuition: $315.00
  • Day camp experience is a great way to introduce children to summer camp.
  • Activities include: Bible study, swimming, challenge, waterfront (sailing or kayaking), creative arts, games, and more!
  • No need to pack a lunch. Lunch and snack are provided.
  • Day Camp runs from 9-4pm with early drop off (8:00) am and late pick up (5:00pm) options available. Please note there is no Early Drop off on Monday or Late Pickup on Friday. The price for early or late pickup is $5 each time. You must sign up for this option at least one week prior to the start of the session.


Register NowSuper Day Camp

Rising 1st – 5th Grades

 

  • Dates: August 3-7
  • Tuition: $345.00
  • Can’t get enough of day camp? Then this camp is specifically designed for you! This is the week when Day Camp takes over Camp Albemarle!
  • All of the traditional camp activities such as Bible study, swimming, challenge, and waterfront will occur, but this week they are on a supersized scale with many camp wide activities.
  • No need to pack a lunch. Lunch and snack are provided.
  • Day Camp runs from 9-4pm with early drop off (8:00) am and late pick up (5:00pm) options available.
  • Optional Thursday night camp out! After a week of building friendships can you think of a better way to send off summer than a sleepover at camp? Campers that choose to stay get the opportunity to worship around a campfire while enjoying s‘mores, sleeping in a cabin, and other extraordinary night activities.

Overnight Camps


Register NowJunior Camp

Rising 2nd – 5th Graders

  • Session 1: June 7-12
  • Session 2: June 21-26
  • Session 3: July 12-17
  • Session 4: July 19-24
  • Tuition: $685.00
  • Make new friends, try new things, and continue growing in God.
  • Experience living in community with other great campers and staff.
  • Fly through the air on our giant swing, set sail on Bogue Sound, and play in the trees during tree climbing.
  • Enjoy the traditional summer camp experiences such as swimming, Bible study, creative arts, staying in our cabins, and experiencing God’s Creation first hand.

                                 

                                 Saddles and Paddles

Register NowRising 2nd – 5th Graders

 

  • Session 1: June 21-26
  • Session 2: July 19-24
  • Tuition: $825.00
  • This is the camp for children who want to learn the basics of horseback riding and horse care.
    • Campers will spend half of each day at the barn and then have the opportunity to hone their waterfront skills along with all the other great camp activities!
    • The camp will be held at Hearts Desire Equine Rescue in Hubert, NC with all activities lead and supervised by their trained staff


Register NowMini Camp

Rising 1st – 5th Graders

  • Session 1: June 28-30
  • Session 2: July 19-21
  • Session 3: July 22-24
  • Tuition: $345.00
  • Perfect for the first-time camper. 3 days 2 nights.
  • Experience all the fun activities camp has to offer. From flying through the air on our giant swing, to splashing, swimming and sailing in the water. It is a great opportunity to learn about living in community and worshiping around a campfire. Camp has something to offer to everyone.
  • Plenty of love and special attention from staff and the opportunity to grow closer to God.

 

Register NowNew!  Mega Mini 

Rising 1st – 5th Graders

  • Dates: June 28-July 1
  • Tuition: $400.00
  • Perfect for the middle of the road camper.  3 nights 4 days.
  • Experience all the fun activities camp has to offer. From flying through the air on our giant swing, to splashing, swimming and sailing in the water. It is a great opportunity to learn about living in community and worshiping around a campfire. Camp has something to offer to everyone.
  • Plenty of love and special attention from staff and the opportunity to grow closer to God.


Register NowPathfinders (Adventure Camp)

 Rising 2nd – 5th Graders

 

  • Session 1: June 7-12
  • Session 2: June 21-26
  • Tuition: $700.00
  • A week with team building, Bible study, kayaking, sailing, tree climbing, and much more.
  • Make lasting friendships and spend the night under the stars and cook meals over an open fire.
  • Challenge yourself all week learning how to create a fire, build shelters, and other outdoor skills to help you learn how to enjoy God’s creation.
  • If you are interested in wilderness survival and outdoor skills, you will love this camp.


Register NowCadet Sailing Camp

Rising 2nd – 5th Graders

  • Session 1: June 7-12
  • Session 2: July 12-17
  • Tuition: $700.00
  • During this camp, campers will spend a lot of time sailing, but they will also get to experience all the other great activities Camp Albemarle has to offer such as: team building, Bible study, swimming, the giant swing, tree climbing, and much more.
  • Campers will learn the basics of sailing our Sunfish Sail Boats with daily instruction from our best sailing staff! In Addition to the Sunfish campers can learn on our Topaz Uno Plus Sailboats.
  • If you have saltwater in your veins, this is the camp for you!

Additional Information

Residential Welcome Packet

Pictures

Each summer, we hire a photographer to take pictures of the campers throughout the day at their daily activities. These pictures will be posted each night. The Email & Photo Service is a part of your registration. This service provides the ability to send one way e-mail to your camper while they are at camp, and also provides access to these pictures.

Any other questions?

Please feel free to call the camp office at 252-726-4848. We are looking forward to seeing your camper this summer – please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help you in any way.

Homesickness

One of the best ways to deal with homesickness is to help make it manageable before your child comes to camp. You may reassure your child that it is perfectly normal to feel a little bit homesick when staying the night at a new place. But to help prepare them for a fun and successful camp experience, try the following:

  • Before leaving for camp share some of the goals you have for your camper or set some together. These may include new skills they will learn at the fun activities they get to try, a great opportunity to learn to succeed on their own for a few days (or to trust God to help!) or the new friends they will make.
  • Also before leaving for camp or when settling in, ensure that your child knows how to get to certain places they will need (where is the bathroom, where will they eat dinner, etc.) and who to go to if they have problems or need something (their Counselor, the Spiritual Development Coordinator, and Health Officer). Reassure them that even though you won’t be there, there are lots of people to help them and who also care about them very much!
  • Set up realistic expectations. If you want your child to stay for their entire session, do not offer to come pick them up if they aren’t enjoying themselves – generally, they won’t enjoy themselves. Additionally, campers, except in unusual circumstances, are not allowed to use the phone during the week, so don’t promise phone calls. If your child is really struggling with homesickness, the camp administration will call you before allowing your child to call so that we can come up with a game plan together.
  • If you do receive a letter from an upset camper or a teary phone call – trust us! We want to work with you to make this a positive experience and will not force your child to do things they do not want to do, or that you do not want them to do. We will, however, encourage campers to stick it out! Overcoming homesickness can be a major triumph and a great confidence builder. It is also amazing to know what a difference a day can make – whether because of a good meal, a fun activity or a great conversation, by the time a letter reaches you, your camper has usually settled in. Remember, if you are unsure about “letting go” of your camper and are struggling with “childsickness”, they will know. Young campers unsure of what to make of a new experience will often mimic your emotions and can feed off of either your excitement or anxiety. By being enthusiastic during registration and check in, you can help set them up with a positive outlook.

If you have specific concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Camp Albemarle – we are partners with you in this process and strive to minister to families, not just campers. If we can help you, let us know!

Financial Aid

Camp Albemarle has a limited amount of campership money available each year. In all but extreme cases we are not able to award full camperships, but are very willing to work with families on the cost of camp including partial camperships and payment plans. In considering how much your family may be able to contribute, please consider all sources you may have available including church or community groups, or extended family members, such as grandparents, who may consider a payment towards camp as a holiday or birthday gift.

We are committed to giving all children the opportunity to have a great camp experience, please contact Camp Albemarle for a campership application if you are concerned about your family’s ability to pay or would like to donate to the campership program.

252.726.4848
office@campalbemarle.org
156 Albemarle Dr
Newport, NC 28570