Things to Know

New to Camp Carolina? Check out the information below to answer your questions.

Additional questions? PLease email info@campcarolina.com or call 828-884-2414

  • OPENING AND CLOSING DAY

    Opening Day of every session is of major importance in the settling in and adjustment of the campers. All boys should plan on arriving at 10:00 am. Lunch will be at 12:00 pm. (We can not accommodate parents at lunch on opening day). If your son is arriving late, please let us know. 

    Closing Day begins at 10AM/Parents go directly to see your son/sons and counselor at their cabin. The traditional Olympic ceremonies begin at 10:30 am followed by 11:30 am cookout lunch. Boys who are flying home should fly out before noon on Closing Day.

    Keeping with our tradition of respect for the environment, sensitivity to others, and safety of the children, there are a few things to keep in mind while at Camp Carolina: • Camp Carolina is "SMOKE FREE". • Please leave your PETS at home because even the nicest pet is unpredictable in an unfamiliar setting.

  • TRANSPORTATION

    If your son is flying to or from camp by scheduled airline you need to make a reservation. Please advise the camp by completing the Travel Form on your camp in touch account.

    We will pick up and drop campers at Asheville Regional Airport in Arden NC, Greensville Spartanburg Airport in Greenville SC or Charlotte International Airport. There is a $10 fee to or from Asheville Airport, $65 fee for Greenville and $100 fee for Charlotte each way charged to the camper’s Camp Bank Account.

    BAGGAGE: You may check a footlocker or camp trunk and duffel bag and carry on a bag that will go into the overhead lockers. All paddles must be checked. Please write your son’s name on the enclosed ID tag and attach one to each piece of baggage. You may also ship your sons baggage and trunk to camp prior to his arrival and it will be waiting in his cabin. UPS delivers to camp and comes to Brevard every working day.

  • MAILING ADDRESSES

    Address for ANYTHING going through the United States Post Office is:

    Camp Carolina
    P.O.Box 919,
    Brevard, NC, 28712

    Address for ANYTHING going through FedEx or UPS is:
    Camp Carolina
    1 Lambs Creek Road,
    Brevard, NC, 28712

    IMPORTANT: Fireworks are against the law in North Carolina. It is against Federal Aviation Administration laws to have any kind of fireworks, matches or lighter fluid in carry-on or checked baggage. It is also against Camp rules to have any tobacco, fireworks, matches, lighters, alcohol or illegal drugs.

  • SPENDING MONEY

    We recommend $35 per week. Please do not send cash to campers. Send a check to the camp office where it will be deposited into the camper’s bank account.

    Expenditures at the Camp Store and Canteen will be debited against the camper’s account and any money left over will be refunded; or you will be billed for any overdraft.

    NO CAMPERS SHOULD HAVE CASH!

  • PACKAGES OF FOOD

    Because we serve plenty of good food and daily snacks, we ask that no food, drinks, candy or gum be brought or sent to camp. Packages containing these items will not be given to your son which can be unpleasant for him and us.

    Food in the cabins is a health problem because it attracts insects and rodents.

    Packages containing books and non-electronic games are welcome. Please put your son’s cabin # on his address. Mail is delivered daily.

    PLEASE INFORM GRANDPARENTS AND OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.

    Camp Gift Packs are available through Camp Pacs in Brevard.

    Call toll free 1-800-248-CAMP Website: http://camppacs.com/

  • PLACES TO STAY IN BREVARD / ASHEVILLE

    Mention promotion ‘camp’ at the Grand Bohemian Asheville for 15% discount.

    GRAND BOHEMIAN ASHEVILLE
    11 Boston Way
    Asheville NC 28803
    Phone: 828.505.2949
    Fax: 828.505.4042
    Website: www.bohemianasheville.com

    Mention promotion ‘CAROLINA’ at Campbell House when making a reservation to automatically receive a 10% discount.

    CAMPBELL HOUSE
    Scott & Becky Wood
    Elaine Wood
    Campbell House – A Bed & Breakfast
    Phone: 800.553.2853
    Website: www.campbellhousebrevard.com

    22 TIMES ARCADE
    Vacation Rental in Downtown Brevard
    22 Times Arcade
    Brevard NC 28712
    Phone: 828.553.5070
    Email: 22timesarcade@gmail.com

    TROUT HOUSE FALLS
    Luxury Vacation Rentals
    Brevard NC 28712
    Phone 704.691.2131
    Email: jimsloan1@carolina.rr.cm www
    TrouthouseFalls.com

    SEVEN FOXES
    Lake Toxaway NC 28747
    Phone: 828.877.6333
    Website: www.sevenfoxes.com/

    COPPER CREST RESORT
    159 Osceola Road
    Hendersonville NC 28739
    Phone: 828.692.2544
    Fax: (828) 692 2519
    Website: www.coppercrestresort.com

    RED HOUSE INN
    266 West Probart Street
    Brevard NC 28712
    Phone: 828.884.9349
    Website: www.brevardbreadandbreakfast.com

    EARTHSHINE MOUNTAIN LODGE
    Lake Toxaway NC 28747
    Phone: 828.862.4207
    Website: www.earthshinemtnlodge.com

    GREYSTONE INN
    Lake Toxaway NC 28747
    Phone: 828.966.4700
    Website: www.greystoneinn.com

    HAMPTON INN
    US 64 & US 276
    Pisgah Forest NC 28768
    Phone: 828.883.4800

    HIGH HAMPTON INN & CC
    Cashiers NC 28717
    Phone: 828.743.2411
    Website: www.highhamptoninn.com

    CLARION INN- AIRPORT
    I-26 & Airport Rd,
    Asheville NC 28732
    Phone: 828.684.1213
    Website: www.clarioninn.com

    HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS*
    1570 Asheville Hwy,
    Brevard NC 28712
    Phone: 828.862.8900
    Website: www.hiexpress.com

    RODEWAY INN*
    210 Asheville Hwy,
    Brevard NC 28712
    Phone: 828.862.4200
    Website: www.rodeway1.com

    WAVERLY INN
    783 N. Main St.
    Hendersonville, NC
    Phone: 828.693.9193

    THE PINES COUNTRY INN
    Off US 64,
    Pisgah Forest NC 28768
    Phone: 828.877.3131

    PISGAH INN
    Blue Ridge Parkway,
    Canton NC 28716
    Phone: 828.235.8228
    Open only: April 1 – October 31
    Website: www.pisgahinn.com

    DOWN TO EARTH COTTAGES
    1125 Island Ford Rd.
    Brevard, NC 28712
    Phone: 828.884.7572

    BED AND BREAKFAST ON TIFFANY HILL
    400 Ray Hill Rd.
    Mills River, NC 28759
    Phone: 828.290.6080
    Website: www.bbontiffanyhill.com

  • HEALTH AND MEDICAL

    As nurses, we want to make sure that your camper enjoys his experience! Most of us are parents as well, and know the importance of feeling secure when your child is in someone else’s care. 

    HEALTH FORM: Our HEALTH FORM is available on your camper in touch account. We require campers to have had a physical within one year of the date of their arrival. Please indicate any physical injuries your son has had since their last physical. If you son has been exposed to any disease within a period of time before opening date of camp making his presence in camp an endangerment to other campers, he must delay his arrival here until the danger of contagion has passed. The camper Health Form will be due by May 1st. We will do a camper health screening with your child on opening day. This is your opportunity to talk to the nurses and give them any prescription medication.

    CAMP DOCTOR: The Camp Infirmary coordinates a camp doctor visit twice weekly and a skin inspection by the nurses for each age group once a week. Some of the most common skin referrals to the infirmary are blisters, bug bites, and poison ivy. Campers needing emergency treatment will be taken to Transylvania Community Hospital. Parents will be billed for these services. Health & Accidental Insurance is required for your son while attending camp. We have 3 nurses living at our camp infirmary, with at least one on duty at all times.

    CLOSED TOE SHOES: The American Camp Nurse Association suggests closed toed shoes which have been proven to decrease slips, trips, toe injury, and falls. Sandals, even though acceptable for some activities, do not give adequate support on uneven terrain and may facilitate ankle and foot injury. The boys have daily activities in wet and dry environments. If their shoes and socks are wet and worn, they breed athlete’s foot and cause blisters. We encourage wet shoes to be dried thoroughly in the sun before use.

    MEDICATION: Our policy at Camp Carolina is that medication or over the counter remedies brought to camp will be distributed through the infirmary. None will be allowed to be kept in the cabins. We will collect all medications on Opening Day during your child’s health screening. For safety reasons, medications are required to be in the original containers labeled by the pharmacy reflecting the campers name, medication, and dosage instructions as ordered by the physician.

    LICE: On Opening Day there will be screenings in order to catch head lice cases on campers before it becomes a cabin-wide problem. We have partnered with The Asheville Lice Treatment Center to assist with Opening Day screenings and to provide effective and professional lice treatment. If we find lice on your child on Opening Day, you will be billed $225.00 for treatment costs, which includes follow-up rechecks and an additional treatment, if required. In order to avoid these costs and your child having to miss out on any camp activities, please take the time to carefully check your camper’s hair or have their hair checked by a professional during the week prior to arriving at camp. Please visit http://www.ashevillelice.com to see a demonstration video on how to properly conduct a head check should you have any questions or concerns. If your camper has been exposed or treated for lice in his or her school or at home, in the past 3 months, it is very important that you let us know at the Opening Day infirmary lice screening.

    COMMUNICATION: It is our policy to contact parents by phone if one of the following occurs while your child is at camp: your child spends the night in the infirmary, sees the camp doctor, goes to a local doctors office, goes to the Emergency Room, goes to the infirmary for the same reason multiple times. A few packing reminders: • We encourage you to send 2 pairs of closed toed, breathable shoes to camp. This way the shoes can be alternated, if wet. • Double the amount of socks you feel necessary -- preferably sports socks that wick away moisture. • Cut toe and finger nails as short as possible before arrival. • Disinfect old shoes with antifungal powders. • Laundry is done once a week for each cabin. • Lightweight long sleeves shirts and pants deter bug bites, sunburn, and contact with poison ivy. Our days begin cool and trips out of camp, in the mountain environment, may require skin cover. • Pack Bug spray and remind your child how important it is to use it. Remember, the infirmary staff are a mother or dad to all campers! Please feel free to contact the infirmary, or the office, if you have any questions regarding the care we provide at camp to keep your kids healthy and safe.

  • UNHAPPY CAMPER?

    If letters reaching you from your son are unsatisfactory, please realize that it takes some boys longer than others to make the adjustment. Your son is not going to stop what he’s doing when he’s having fun to write a letter. Boys only opportunity to write is during downtime when they are likely to think about home. Some of these letters will be classic and worth keeping to read at their weddings or graduation. Others could possibly be of a more serious nature.

    Alfred keeps three lists that are updated twice daily.

    • One is Homesick
    • The second is Wildman
    • The third is Infirmary

    If you call because you’ve received an Unhappy Camper Letter we will check these lists.

    If your son is on one of the lists we will fill you in.

    If your son is not on any of our lists – “no news is good news”. In either case we can have his counselor or head counselor call you and give you a report.

    If your son is experiencing serious problems here whether it is social, medical or with homesickness you will hear from us. Together we can turn most boys around so that everybody here has a positive experience.

  • MARKING CLOTHES

    PLEASE DON'T FORGET

    Label everything your son brings to camp!

    During the session, all lost and found items are sorted daily and delivered to the appropriate cabins. Labeling each item clearly with your son's first and last name ensures that your son(s) clothing, accessories, sports gear, toys, books etc. come back home! Labeling options: • Write clearly with a permanent marker •

    Personal possession labels are available for purchase through Camp In Touch:

    To access this feature log in to your Camp In Touch Account. On the welcome page you will find the various colored icons. Under "Camper Application" is a green icon for "Camper Clothing Labels." Selecting this will bring up a range of labels available for purchase. 

    Purchase labels from an independent supplier, many are available through a quick google search!

    These items and clothing may be lost, mildewed or borrowed and not returned. Therefore, we urge you not to go out and buy a lot of new clothing and equipment.

     

     

  • FEES AND REFUNDS

    There is a $700 registration fee, $250 of which is non refundable.

    There is a $500 October 1 payment, a $500 December 1 payment, a $500 February 1 payment and the balance is due by April 1.

    If cancellation occurs before February 1st by written notice (mail, email or fax) all but $250 will be refunded. If cancellation occurs after February 1st, there will be no refund. There is no reduction for campers arriving late or leaving early.

    A statement for each payment will be mailed to you ten days prior to due date.

    Please make checks payable to:
    Camp Carolina, PO Box 919, Brevard NC 28712.

    Our fee is all inclusive, except for incidentals and camp store charges. Spending money may be sent with the final payment to establish a camp bank account for each camper. We suggest $35/wk for each session. We will refund excess in camp bank or will bill you if your son is overdrawn.

  • CABIN ASSIGNMENTS

    Attending camp provides an extraordinary opportunity for the camper to gain the self-reliance, self-confidence and independence important to a young boy’s development. Therefore, we do not allow visitation by parents and relatives. We highly recommend that parents visit camp on opening and closing day of the camp session. At these times parents are encouraged to meet the staff and view the camp facility.

    We do not recommend requesting that close friends be assigned to the same cabin. We believe in campers experiencing Camp Carolina with independence and living with new friends encourages and supports this philosophy. However, we will put together two boys of the same school grade if requested by the parents of both boys.

    We reserve the right of final decision. Request must be made in writing four weeks prior to arrival.

  • TELEPHONE

    Parents should not call their son except in an emergency or on a special occasion such as their son’s birthday.

    If you have messages for or concerns about your son, please call:

    Office — 828.884.2414;
    Infirmary — 828.884.2428;
    or Fax — 828.884.2454

    2016 CCB Promo Video from Camp Carolina on Vimeo.

  • Communication While at Camp

    Emailing your camper, seeing daily photos and videos, checking news from camp, buying photos/photo gifts, and sprucing up emails with fun stationery or words games are found in Camp In Touch. Log In to your Camp In Touch account where you will have several menu options available to you:

    • EMAIL o To send emails you must have CampStamps (see below) o Stationery, word games, photo attachments, and eLetters each cost one extra camp stamp. If you add a stationery and/or word game, they will not show up until you preview your email. o All emails are limited to 50 lines. Stationery and word games further limit the amount of lines you can type as well. Please make sure to add any stationery or word games BEFORE you start writing your email as if you do so after, your email letter may be cut off. o It's important to note that including stationery won't guarantee an immediate response from your camper because it is dependent on him sitting down and hand writing a letter back.

    • VIDEOS o To see videos from the summer, please click on the Videos section. The most recent video will always automatically load.

    • PHOTOS o In the photo section, please click on the “About Photos” section to find out more about all the options available to you. You are able to mark your favorite pictures, email any photo for free to your friends/family, download a hi-res copy and purchase prints. o Please note that if you choose to buy a hi-res photo, it will download to whatever your download folder is on your computer. o As an alternative, you have the opportunity on or before Opening Day to purchase Camp Carolina's Photo Flash Drive which includes 5 high quality professional photos of your camper along with the best photos of his session

     • GUEST ACCOUNTS o You are able to invite your own guests, so they too can have the ability to view photos and videos and email your child.

    • CAMPSTAMPS o CampStamps are used to send emails to your child. 1 CampStamp = 1 email. You can also use your CampStamps for stationery and word games, if you so choose. o Different CampStamp packages are available for purchase with a credit card. The packages are available in USD. Stamps rollover from year to year. We hope this summer feature gives you the feeling of being a part of the Camp Carolina camping experience! If you still have any questions after looking thru all the options and playing around with it, go to the “Help” section in the top right corner or contact Camp Minder support 1-303-444-2267 x3.

  • Food at Camp

    Here at Camp Carolina we love meal times! We serve three big meals a day. We have hot and cold breakfast and traditional lunch and dinner served family style by the CA’s. There are also two huge salad bars, peanut butter and jelly bars and can cater for all dietary requirements. We source local produce wherever possible-with our meat coming from Hickory Nut Gap Farm and our milk from Mills River Creamery . We also have our own organic vegetable garden to provide our campers with fresh vegetables and fresh vegetabl juices at breakfast!

"When someone asks me what we like about CCB or why we send our boys there I find it very hard to put into words how profoundly blessed we are to send our children there. Only to walk the grounds of CCB and to witness your son's love for the camp can one really understand how very special CCB is. Our boys are better, kinder, nicer children because of their 4 week camp experience. We will be eternally grateful to CCB for their dedication and enthusiasm they give to all the kids at CCB. #SpecialplaceinourheartsCCB"

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