Campers arrive Sunday, July 2, and depart Sunday, July 9. A fun-filled week of activities and social time awaits you, all in a godly environment. Last year, 116 campers and 45 staff gathered from around the country to make new friends and be reunited with teens from previous years’ camps, and we’re anticipating these numbers again this year. Dorms are grouped by age.
Activities are varied, ranging from many indoor activities (Christian Living, foods class, dance, escape room and strength training) to the more active outdoor activities (basketball, gaga ball, archery, speedaway and volleyball). Carter offers riflery and a brand-new archery range. In addition, everyone enjoys the ropes course (high and low elements) and a half-day lakefront activity on nearby Eagle Mountain Lake. The afternoon of water-skiing, tubing, swimming, beach volleyball, and lounging on the shore or under a pavilion with a brother or sister dorm is a popular activity.
“Open Activities” are offered on three evenings of camp. We offer many of the daily activities at this time, but some evenings we offer specialty activities, such as capture the flag, kickball, table games, and “camper/staff mixer” sporting activities. Also, campers may choose to seek proficiency awards throughout the week in basketball, pamper pole, climbing wall, archery, riflery biathlon, strength and fitness, one-mile swim, volleyball and water-skiing. We also have a Bible proficiency award for campers who can name the books of the Bible in order, recite the 10 Commandments (short form) in order and list the holy days and their meanings in order.
Camp Carter offers many opportunities to visit with fellow campers: at meals, during joint swimming sessions and dance classes, at the lakefront activity, during evening activities (including dorm team-building games on some nights) and snack time, as well as on the Sabbath and during our two all-camp dances—one early in the week and the other the final night. On Friday night the camp enjoys a special dinner. All lunches and dinners include a full salad bar.
Christian Living classes, daily Compass Checks, Bible Q&A sessions, and group Bible games and activities—facilitated by the ministerial staff—help give a solid base of biblical instruction as well as discussion of the annual camp theme. Additionally, campers and staff are given the opportunity to sing in the choir during Sabbath services.
All of this takes place in Fort Worth, Texas, on a beautiful 300-plus-acre country property amid the rolling North Texas hills. Large oaks and sycamore trees provide lots of shade, which is nice to have even though we schedule most of the active outdoor activities in the morning and the indoor and water activities in the afternoon
Dates and times for transportation arrival and departure:
Camper arrival by private vehicle: If you are traveling by private vehicle, plan to arrive between 3 and 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, and depart at or shortly before 10 a.m. on July 9. Please note that we will not be able to accept campers over the weekend and before 3 p.m. on July 2, since we need the time on both Saturday night and Sunday to finish our staff training before campers arrive. We want to provide the best quality staff team to care for our campers, so thank you in advance for your cooperation in this regard.
Camper arrival by air: If you plan to fly to camp, transportation to and from DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field will be provided free of charge. Please schedule your camper’s flight’s arrival between noon and 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 2. This will allow us time to schedule our airport runs, so we can get campers to camp near the beginning of check-in, which runs from 3 to 5 p.m. Please schedule your camper’s airport departure between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 9.
Staff arrival: Precamp staff training is an important factor in making sure we serve the campers effectively at our youth camps, so we’re asking all staff members to arrive in time for afternoon services in Fort Worth on the Sabbath of July 1 at 3 p.m. The Fort Worth brethren have been wonderful in providing a meal for us each year, after which we’ll move into the facility and undergo training sessions Saturday night after sunset and Sunday morning and afternoon before campers arrive.
Specific staff needs:
We are looking for staff members who hold current certifications in the following areas: lifeguarding, nursing (RNs), riflery, archery.
Andy Burnett, CYC – Carter
203 Applewood Ct
McKinney, TX 75071-3429
12 to 19
Campers: $290 ($300 after June 1)
Staff: No charge
July 2-9, 2017
(staff arrives July 1)
June 1, 2017 (Staff deadline is May 15, 2017)