Next Steps

SUMMER 2022 at CAROLINA CREEK

Thank you so much for signing your camper up for camp!

We are ECSTATIC to have your camper join us for Summer 2022, and we want to make your experience absolutely seamless.

We have compiled some helpful information below that will make your seamless experience a reality!

Before Getting to Camp

  • We will be asking specific COVID-19 screening questions when you arrive at Carolina Creek before you and your camper will be allowed to check-in.  We are including a copy of those exact questions so that you will know what to expect. Some symptoms of COVID-19, or high probability of exposure, would make it unwise for your camper to attend. If this is your situation, call our registration team and we will be happy to make whatever changes are necessary.
  • Only one adult will be admitted to the Registration Area, and both the camper and the adult will undergo COVID-19 screening and have their temperature taken. Only if the camper passes that screening will we continue with registration, collect medications and luggage, etc.
  • Please take extra precautions for the 2 weeks prior to your child’s summer camp session. We ask that they limit their exposure to family/household unit, and that you are vigilant that they are not exposed to the virus so that they do not enter camp as an asymptomatic carrier.
  • Because this virus affects certain populations more than others, such as the elderly, those with significant underlying medical conditions, and those who are immuno-suppressed, we ask that you weigh your risk of sending your child to camp and make a decision that is best for your family.  Although we will be following the best practices this summer for keeping your children safe, we cannot eliminate all risk.  Anyone can catch the virus from an asymptomatic carrier and become an asymptomatic carrier themselves.
  • The American Camp Association recommends that campers should be quarantined from any vulnerable populations, such as grandparents or high-risk groups, for up to 2 weeks after they return home from camp. This is simply because they could be an asymptomatic carrier of the virus.  This will be at your own discretion, but it is recommended.
  • If your camper were to be diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days after attending camp, we would appreciate it if you would contact us and let us know.
  • Out of courtesy, we would like to inform families within your camper’s cabin group to be alert to watch for symptoms.

Packing for Camp

Here are some Pro Tips as you get ready for camp:

  • Pack your child’s clothes for each day in zip-lock bags labeled with the day the child is to wear them. Include t-shirts (Themed: if necessary), shorts, and undergarments for each day. 
  • Pack all toiletries in a gallon zip lock bag so your campers are not putting wet things back into their suitcase/trunk.
  • Pack a trash bag in your child’s suitcase so that all dirty clothes and wet clothes have a place to go instead of in the suitcase/trunk.
  • Send emails through the Carolina Creek App. This helps with homesickness! Click here to download the instructional pdf.  
  • Please leave candy and food at home. Any candy or food will be collected and returned at the end of the camp. We will have the store open where campers can purchase using their Store Account.

Creekside/Elevate Packing List

  • 2 Swim Suits (Girls: Modestly cut one piece swimsuit, Guys: Loose fitting swim trunks that secure at the waist)
  • 1 pair closed toe water shoes
  • 1 pair sturdy athletic shoes
  • ** Sturdy athletic sandals with secure heel straps are also allowed. (no flip flops except in housing units)
  • 5-6 comfortable active outfits – t-shirts/shorts/underwear/socks
  • Elevate: A pair of clothes that can get messy (Live VERY VERY messy!)
  • Pajamas
  • Beach Towel
  • Bath Towel
  • 1 pair of Jeans
  • 1 sweatshirt/light jacket
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Sleeping bag or fitted twin sheet and blanket
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Backpack or shoulder bag for day use
  • Water Bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen
 

CREEKSIDE 2022 Theme Info

Discover: The Truth Revealed

Deep in the jungles of the Amazon the Legend of the Metal Lion runs rampant. Adventurers for years have been coming to discover the truth of the legend and the treasures that are behind it.

Join our heroine Jade Durnham as she traverses the jungle to Discover: The Truth Revealed.

Friday
Wear a Hawaiian shirt for our Disco Ho-Down!
 

ELEVATE PARENT INFO

We are excited about the opportunity to minister to, and with, your student this summer. This summer Elevate Campers will be exploring what it looks like to experience community through participation in various activities, recreation, and team building opportunities. Campers will experience the fun of camp while learning what it means to serve those around them. This close-knit community will allow campers to be challenged in their faith and encouraged to embrace who Christ calls them to be. Here are a few events that we want to make you aware of so that way you come to camp prepared for what camp has in store.

LAKE LIVINGSTON DAY
Community is all about having fun together! It’s about getting to experience something in a fun and exciting way! One of the ways that we are going to do this is by having an entire afternoon spent at our lakefront property on Lake Livingston! At the lake, we will have some cool opportunities for your student to spend some time out on the boats tubing, banana boating, and wakeboarding. We will also have plenty of time to do other fun things near shore like hanging out in our free swim areas, Spikeball, GaGa Ball and Can Jam to name a few. After a fun-filled afternoon, we will picnic and watch the sunset together before we call it a day.

SERVICE PROJECTS
When we talk about community it’s always enjoyable to have fun with people, you are close too, but it’s also fun to serve alongside them. Come to camp prepared to spend some time participating in various service projects. These projects will require you to have some clothes to get messy and don’t mind ruining as well as having closed toed shoes.

BANQUET NIGHT
On Friday night, we are going to be having a banquet style dinner. This is because we want to celebrate what God has done throughout the week as well as create a cool experience in which the students can just spend some special time together. Now when we say banquet, we don’t mean bring a prom dress and full suit to camp. All we are asking is that you wear an “appropriate” outfit that is just a bit more classy than athletic clothing.


W!LD – W!ld Week Packing List

  • 2 Swim Suits (Girls: Modestly cut one piece swimsuit, Guys: Loose fitting swim trunks that secure at the waist)
  • 1 pair closed toe water shoes
  • 1 pair sturdy athletic shoes
  • ** Sturdy athletic sandals with secure heel straps are also allowed. (no flip flops except in housing units)
  • 5-6 comfortable active outfits – t-shirts/shorts/underwear/socks
  • Pajamas
  • Beach Towel
  • Bath Towel
  • 1 pair of Jeans
  • 1 sweatshirt/light jacket
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Sleeping bag or fitted twin sheet and blanket
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Backpack or shoulder bag for day use
  • Water Bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen

W!LD – Wild Session Packing List

  • 1 Swim Suit (Girls: Modestly cut one piece swimsuit, Guys: Loose fitting swim trunks that secure at the waist)
  • 1 pair closed toe water shoes
  • 1 pair sturdy athletic shoes
  • ** Sturdy athletic sandals with secure heel straps are also allowed. (no flip flops except in housing units)
  • 2-3 comfortable active outfits – t-shirts/shorts/underwear/socks
  • Pajamas
  • Beach Towel
  • Bath Towel
  • 1 pair of Jeans
  • 1 sweatshirt/light
  • jacket
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Sleeping bag or fitted twin sheet and blanket
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Backpack or shoulder bag for day use
  • Water Bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen

W!LD 2022 Theme Info

Submerge: Follow the One Worth Following 

Our intrepid explorers have uncovered the legendary caves of Dahul and have been commissioned by the Water Investigative Location Department to seek out and map the infamous Caves. The W.I.L.D isn’t the only organization interested in these caves and many claim they know the treasures within. Years of research will come up against local legends. Which of these will be the one worth following

Theme Dress Days

Session

Monday/Thursday

Ocean Bluesday

We will begin this week diving deep into the ocean, as campers wear their favorite shade of ocean blue from head to toe. 

Tuesday/Friday

Underwater Exploration

If it’s under the sea it’s what you can be! Campers will come to dinner dressed up as anything under the sea! (example: fish, shark, shell, kelp, sunken ship, treasure chest etc.)

Week

Tuesday

Ocean Bluesday

We’ve dove deep into the ocean,  and now it’s time to explore as campers wear their favorite shade of ocean blue from head to toe. 

Wednesday

Bioluminescent Night

Let your glow show! Campers will come to dinner dressed from head to toe in their favorite glow. Together we will explore the ocean after dark!

Thursday 

Sea Creature Hat Day

Show off your favorite sea creature all day long on your head! Join us in wearing your favorite sea creature hat or headband as we continue to investigate the infamous caves together. 

Friday

Underwater Exploration

If it’s under the sea it’s what you can be! Campers will come to dinner dressed up as anything under the sea! (example: fish, shark, shell, kelp, sunken ship, treasure chest etc.)

4- Day Week

Monday

Ocean Bluesday

We’ve dove deep into the ocean,  and now it’s time to explore as campers wear their favorite shade of ocean blue from head to toe. 

Tuesday

Sea Creature Hat Day

Show off your favorite sea creature all day long on your head! Join us in wearing your favorite sea creature hat or headband as we continue to investigate the infamous caves together. 

Wednesday

Underwater Exploration

If it’s under the sea it’s what you can be! Campers will come to dinner dressed up as anything under the sea! (example: fish, shark, shell, kelp, sunken ship, treasure chest etc.)

** NOTE: New process and times for the safety of all

  • Creek Weeks and Elevate always begin on Sunday and end on Saturday (exception – Week 5 will begin on Sunday and end on Thursday).

  • Put this address in your GPS: 84 Wimberly Lane, Huntsville, Texas (While we are located in Riverside, Texas, 20 minutes outside of Huntsville, our physical address is listed as Huntsville.)

  • When you turn into Carolina Creek, you will be greeted by staff and encouraged to drive slowly as you make your way into camp.

 

** SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIMES

The schedule is as follows:

  • 3:30 – 4:00 5th and 6th grades

  • 4:00 – 4:30 7th through 9th grades

  • 4:30 – 5:00 Elevate campers

  • If you have campers in more than one grade, should arrive at the later time slot.

 

CHECK-IN will take place in The Dining Hall.

Please have MEDICATION ready in its original packaging in a plastic bag labeled with your child’s name

  • Any medication not in its prescribed packages will NOT be accepted.


** STORE/SPENDING MONEY/MAI
L

  • The Carolina Creek Store is a cashless system. If you would like to use cash for the store card, it will need to be added at check-in.
  • The camp store will be available to parents on OPENING DAY. Campers will have access throughout the week.
  • Camper mail! If you would like to send notes for your camper, please visit the mail drop-off station during check-in.  (No packages with food items, please!) Of course you can also send BunkNotes, which we will distribute daily, through your parent portal or the Carolina Creek app. Click here to download the instructional pdf. 

** NOTE: New process and times for the safety of all

  • W!ld Weeks always begin on Sunday and end on Saturday (exception – Week 5 will begin on Sunday and end on Thursday).
  • W!ld Sessions begin on Sunday and end on Wednesday, OR begin on Wednesday and end on Saturday. 

 

GETTING TO CAMP

Put this address in your GPS: 3129 FM 980 Huntsville, TX 77320.

  • While we are located in Riverside, Texas, 20 minutes outside of Huntsville, our physical address is listed as Huntsville. We have two physical address: one for Creekside and Lakeview, and a different address for The W!LD. If you have campers coming to more than one camp, we recommend coming to The W!LD first. 
  • When you turn into Carolina Creek, you will be greeted by staff and encouraged to drive slowly as you make your way into camp.
 

SCHEDULED ARRIVAL TIMES

To protect all campers, staff and family members, we have scheduled a staggered arrival by grade. The schedule is as follows:

  • 3:00 – 3:30 Kindergarten and 1st grades
  • 3:30 – 4:00 2nd and 3rd grades
  • 4:00 – 4:30 4th and 5th grades
  • If you have campers in more than one grade, please come at the later time slot.
 

PARKING AND PROCESS

  • You will be greeted by staff at our gate and at the entrance to The W!LD, and will drive into camp to park temporarily while we determine that your child can be admitted to camp. 

 

CHECK-IN will take place in The Ark gymnasium (it’s a big boat, you can’t miss it!).

Please have MEDICATION ready in its original packaging in a plastic bag labeled with your child’s name

  • Any medication not in its prescribed packages will NOT be accepted.

 

STORE/SPENDING MONEY/MAIL

  • The Carolina Creek Store is a cashless system. If you would like to use cash for the store card, it will need to be added at check-in.
  • The camp store will be available to parents on OPENING DAY. Campers will have access throughout the week.
  • Camper mail!  If you would like to send notes for your camper, please visit the mail drop-off station during check-in.  (No packages with food items, please!) Of course you can also send BunkNotes, which we will distribute daily, through your parent portal or the Carolina Creek app. Click here to download the instructional pdf. 

GETTING TO CAMP

  • Put this address in your GPS: 84 Wimberly  HUNTSVILLE, TX 77320
  • When you turn into Carolina Creek, you will be greeted by staff and encouraged to drive slowly as you make your way into camp.
 

CLOSING CEREMONIES

9:30 am → Parents will arrive and be parked. Check out will be in the dining hall where check in took place. Please have your ID ready to receive the ticket to pick up your child. This ticket MUST be given to the counselor before we will release the camper to the parent(s).

10:00 am → Please join your camper at their cabin for Camper Awards.

10:30 am → Closing Ceremony will be in the Creekside Worship Center.

STORE

The store will be open starting at 10:00 am in 

GETTING TO CAMP

  • Put this address in your GPS: 3129 FM 980 Huntsville, TX 77320
  • While we are located in Riverside, Texas, 20 minutes outside of Huntsville, our physical address is listed as Huntsville. We have two physical addresses: one for Creekside and Lakeview, and a different address for The W!LD. If you have campers coming to more than one camp, we recommend coming to The W!LD first.
 

CLOSING CEREMONIES

8:30 am → Families arrive and will be checked out at the top of the S-curve in their cars.  Please have your ID ready to receive the ticket to pick up your child. This ticket MUST be given to the counselor before we can release a camper to their parent(s).

9:00 am → Please join your camper at their cabin for camper awards! At the close of Camper Awards, you will meet your camper back in The Ark for Closing Ceremonies. 

9:30 am → Join us for the Closing Ceremony in The Ark. 

STORE

The store will be open starting at 8:30 am in The Ark!

There’s an App for That!

We are super excited to continue using our new Carolina Creek app for all of our parents this year! The app is a great place for parents to stay connected to all that is happening at camp with videos, photos, updates and more right from your phone. Parents will now be able to see the videos that our Creative team produces during the week the same day campers see them. We are continuing our photo service this year with integrated facial recognition so that as soon as a photo of your specific camper is uploaded, you get real-time updates. No more sifting through hundreds of photos! (We understand if you still want to- camp is pretty exciting!) 

BunkNotes are one-way emails that will be downloaded straight from the app, printed, and given to your camper. You can include fun frames, games and notes that will be delivered to your camper daily! We’ve worked really hard to make camp a great experience not just for the camper, but for you as the parent as well!

To get started, just go to the App Store and download the Carolina Creek app and login with your existing account today! Click here to download the instructional pdf. 

Any support questions need to be directed to support@bunk1.com or 212-974-9112

THANK YOU for helping us to keep your camper, your family and our whole community healthy and safe.

Below you will find the exact questions that would disqualify your camper from attending camp.

Please “self-assess” to avoid a long drive to camp that might end in disappointment upon arrival. If you have any questions about whether or not it is wise for your child to attend camp, or if they might not be admitted, please call Nurse Karen at 936.435.5177 or send an email to nurse@carolinacreek.org

If you would like to read an overview of our protocols for keeping kids safe at camp, go to carolinacreek.org/health. Please be sure to read the opening and closing day procedures, as these processes will be significantly different this year to protect the health of our community.

 

HEALTH SCREENING QUESTIONS

  1. Has anyone in your household or yourself tested positive and/or recovered from COVID-19 or suspect you have had the illness within the last month? If yes, date of last symptoms. (Camper may attend camp if the last symptom was more than 3 days prior to arrival at camp.)

  2. Have you been in close contact with a person with a known diagnosis of COVID-19, influenza, or any other communicable disease in the past 10 days?

  3. Has the camper OR ANYONE ELSE IN THE HOUSEHOLD had any of the following symptoms within the past 10 days:

  • Fever or temp > 100.0F
  • Cough (dry or wet)
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Repeated shaking w/ chills
  • Significant fatigue
  • Headache or muscle pain
  • Nausea/vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Sore throat, runny nose, congestion

Parent Dashboard Guide

Your Parent Dashboard will house all of the important paperwork and help keep track of balance updates, medical forms and so on! There are just a few things we need to double check to ensure your camper has the BEST Carolina Creek experience ever!

  1. Go to carolinacreek.org
  2. Click Login (top right corner for desktop, very bottom of the screen on cell phone).
  3. Enter your email and click “Get Started”, then enter your password.
  4. Click “Registrations” (middle tab in grey bar) to view your child’s registration and update any of the steps that have a red triangle next to them.
  1. Please complete the questions including providing who will have permission to pick up your child at check out.  This will be verified at check in. 

Is there someone your camper wants to create lifelong memories with this week? We’ve got you covered! Follow these directions and let the memories begin!

  1. Click “Roommate Request” – This step is not required, but may show as a triangle if not completed for your camper.
  2.  If you are requesting a camper and have not received a roommate request email with a code,
    a) Fill out the top of the Roommate request (First name, last name, email to send request).
    b) Click “Send Request”
  3. If you have received an email with a code
    a) Copy the code from the email
    b) Paste the code in the “Request Code *” box
    c) Accept Request

 

You’re all set. Now, listen, we know your kiddo is so awesome that EVERYONE wants to be in a cabin with them. Understandable. We ask that you limit the awesome factor to only a few friends (no more than 5)

Why? Because being awesome is contagious and your child will want to meet others that are awesome, too.

Nervous about not having a roommate request? Don’t be. There are so many amazing people that will be in your camper’s cabin this week; they’ll make friends quick and fast!

  1. Click “Store Card”
  2. Choose the amount suggested or change to the amount desired.
  3. You can choose to donate the remaining balance, but you will be able to change at check-out. 
  4. Carolina Creek has gone cash-free for campers! You may bring cash to opening day and we will put it on their store account, but no cash will be accepted from campers throughout the week.**

 

If they run out of money during the week- no problem! Use this same portal to put money into your camper’s account.

If you would like to make a donation to Carolina Creek towards our Scholarship Fund, follow the instructions. This amount will be added to your cart to complete at the end of Step 6.

  1. Click on Medical History (If there is a red Triangle then this step needs to be completed)
  2. Complete all of the information required and scroll to the very bottom.
  3. Click the box “I have read and agree to the above medical release.”
  4. Click Save

 

***If you are unable to sign your child’s medical history/waiver form, please call the office.

  1. Download “Carolina Creek” App
  2. Log into the app using your registration email and password. You DO NOT need to create a new account and password.
  3. Choose a package
  4. While your child is at camp: 
    a) Sign into the app
    b) Click on BunkNotes to access the emails
    c) Click on  Gallery to access pictures

 

Any support questions need to be directed to support@bunk1.com or 212-974-9112

…and the crowd went W!LD!! You are an All-Star at this stuff. Good Job.

Now, to make it into the Hall of Fame, just remember to make all of your payments in full, one month prior to camp.