Camper Information 2017

Today, people from across the country and around the world regard Camps Kahdalea and Chosatonga as the BEST in SUMMER CAMPING!

2017 FORMS

2017 Camper Application and a 2017 Camper Information Sheet are available here as PDFs  (portable document files). If you have Adobe Reader you can click on the links above and open copies.  If you can't, we will be glad to mail them to you or you can download a free copy of Adobe Reader...Just click HERE!

 

        Some sessions for certain ages have waiting lists.

2017 Camp Sessions

THE JUNE SESSION

Saturday, June 3 -- Monday, June 26

$4850.00

THE MAIN  SESSION

Friday, June 30 -- Tuesday, August 1

$5850.00

THE FULL SUMMER SESSION

Saturday, June 3 -- Tuesday, August 1

$8700.00

Introductory Camp Sessions - Very Limited Enrollment

MINI Camp 1

Very Limited for ages 7-9

June 3 -- June 8  6 Days during June Camp

$1525.00

MINI Camp 2 - Girls Only Very Limited for ages 7-9

July 13 -- July 18  6 Days during Main Camp

$1525.00

Junior Camp 1 (J1)

for girls ages 7-12 & boys ages 8-12

June 13 -- June 26  2 Weeks during June Camp

$3200.00

Junior Camp 2 (J2)

for girls ages 7-12 & boys ages 8-12

June 30 -- July 13  2 Weeks during Main Camp

$3200.00

Junior Camp 3 (J3)

for girls ages 7-12 & boys ages 8-12

July 19 -- Aug 1  2 Weeks during Main Camp

$3200.00

Junior Counselors (JCs) Rising Junior, Senior, College Freshman

THE MAIN SESSION for JC-1s  

Friday, June 30 -- Tuesday, August 1

 $3900.00

THE MAIN SESSION for JC-2s

Friday, June 30 -- Tuesday, August 1

 $2925.00

THE JUNE SESSION for JC-1s

Saturday, June 3 -- Monday, June 26

 $3234.00

THE JUNE SESSION for JC-2s  

Saturday, June 3 -- Monday, June 26

 $2425.00

*Summer Staff

June or Main Session

 $1000.00

FAMILY CAMP!   (More Info)

Friday, Aug 5 -- Tuesday, Aug 9

$350-1st 3persons/ $150 for the others.  Age 3 & under - free.

We recommend the Main Session for a maximum camp experience - first time or anytime.

MAKING RESERVATIONS FOR YOUR CAMPER

To reserve a place for your child at camp, please send a $500.00 reservation fee which applies toward tuition with your application (Balance due May 15).

Family Discount -$100 off the 2nd camper from the same household and family.  20% off of the 3rd, 40% of the 4thor more... etc.

JC Discounts, for rising 11th & 12th graders, are 1/3 off the 1st year and 1/2 off the 2nd year.  So good that other discounts do not apply.

Earlybird Discount - Less $50-June Session or $100-Main Session for applications and deposits postmarked by the Early Bird Deadline.

Early Earlybird Discount - Same as Earlybird, but LAST summer's tuition price! Postmarked by 3 days after the Main Session end.

Please don't give up if a session is "Full." Join the waitlist. Sometimes there are dropouts and occasionally we can find a space in certain age groups.

These are our discounted prices when payment is by check or cash.  Our list prices apply when payment is by credit card.

 

       Download a Camper Application (is no longer available, the 2017 application will be available in September.  To be an Early Early Bird, simply send in your deposit.) and a Camper Information Sheet.

GENERAL INFORMATION

THE KAHDALEA & CHOSATONGA SPIRIT

Kahdalea and Chosatonga provide ideal settings for each camper to grow to his or her fullest potential in the areas of spiritual, physical, mental and social development in our beautiful wilderness settings. The resources of nature and personalities enrich a balanced program of fun, adventure, education and inspiration.  Emphasis is placed on Christian character building as well as development of social graces, good attitudes, self confidence, resourcefulness and a sound philosophy of life.

Our program includes child-centered and wilderness oriented activities.  Our goal is to offer a wide range of activities to stimulate, delight and challenge each child; and to provide an opportunity for young people to develop lifetime skills and interests in a Christian setting.

 

WHERE ARE CAMPS KAHDALEA & CHOSATONGA?

Both camps lie in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.  Our 210 acres are bordered on three sides by the Pisgah National Forest, which provides unlimited acres of beautiful mountain woodlands.  Each camp has its own separate campus with its own lake, clear bubbling streams, and hiking trails.  The camps are a mile apart.  At an elevation of 2800 feet, the

 summer climate is lovely!

Camp Kahdalea is located just off Highway 64, seven miles west of Brevard, N.C. and Camp Chosatonga is located just off Highway 215, inside Pisgah National Forest.

 

WHAT PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED AT CKC?

Activities offered include backpacking, tennis, horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, high ropes challenge course, nature study, mountain biking, drama, sign language, arts and crafts, riflery, rock climbing, archery, fishing, dance (girls), team sports, guitar and more. Chosatonga shares tennis and riding facilities with its sister camp, Kahdalea.

 

CAMPER ENROLLMENT

We encourage parents to register early.  We recommend our Main Session for a maximum camp experience.  Our program is geared to meet the needs of campers 8-17.  We maintain at least a  4:1 camper-staff ratio.  Kahdalea's enrollment is 150,  Chosatonga's is 80.

 

TRANSPORTATION TO CAMP

Campers arriving by plane will be met at the Asheville NC Airport.  The airport pick-up and return is provided by the camps.  No luggage larger than a standard footlocker should be brought to camp.  For those traveling by air, baggage may be checked with the camper.  Auto travelers may bring their luggage with them.  An alternative is to ship your luggage by UPS or RPS.   The camp assumes no responsibility for travel to or from camp.  Arrangements should be made by parents well in advance of opening and closing dates of the chosen session.  Complete information regarding travel and baggage will be sent prior to the opening day of camp.

 

VISITING YOUR CAMPER

Camp offers children such a wonderful opportunity to develop independence and increase self-confidence.  It is one of camp's greatest benefits and an advantage for your child.  Therefore, we ask that parents limit visits to one after the first two weeks of camp are past.  Please visit on opening day and during our closing activities, too.

 

FOOD & CAREPACKAGE REQUESTS

Please do not send candy, chewing gum, or cookies to campers.  Food is not allowed in cabins.  We provide fresh fruit for our campers every day.

 

MEDICAL INFORMATION

Our infirmary is staffed by our camp nurse who is on call 24 hours a day.  In addition, our on-call physician visits camp weekly and the modern Transylvania Community Hospital is a short drive from camp. In light of the fact that the majority of parents have their own medical insurance, the camp does not provide health insurance. It is the parent's responsibility to pay for all medical treatment which is beyond the scope of our infirmary (emergency room fees, doctor’s fees, X-rays, prescription drugs, and special medications). Each camper and counselor is required to have a medical examination within a few weeks before arrival at camp. A form to be signed by the examining physician will be sent to the parents before camp.

 

CAMP LAUNDRY

Laundry service is provided by camp at no charge. Camp cannot be responsible for lost articles of clothing or other personal property. Campers must mark all personal possessions plainly with their names. Do not bring non-essential articles or expensive clothing to camp.

 

THE CAMP STORE

Toilet articles, stationary, batteries, camp shirts and the like are available at the Camp Store. Some craft supplies (i.e., tie-dye T-shirts) will also be charged to the store account.  A suggested amount of spending money is about $35 to $40 per week.  This spending money will be deposited in the camper's store account and any unused portion will be refunded to the parents shortly after the close of the camp season.

 

REPORTS TO THE PARENTS

A weekly letter furnishing information regarding a camper’s routine camp life, health, special interests and participation in the camp program is sent  to parents. These weekly letters from cabin counselors keep parents well informed of their child’s life, health, and activities while at camp.

 

JUNIOR COUNSELOR PROGRAM

Campers who will be at least 16 years old and going into their junior or senior year in high school or new at camp & a freshman in college are eligible for this leadership training program.  They will be given extra duties and responsibilities and will be expected to model high standards.  Emphasis is placed on development of good attitudes, self confidence, resourcefulness, social graces, a sense of values, moral convictions, religious faith and Christian living.  Junior Counselors (JCs)  receive discounted tuition of a third off for their first year and a half off their second year.  They are also eligible to be invited to join the staff after high school rather than after a year of college.  This service is also a good fit for college applications.

Additionally, we have what we call "Summer Staff".  These are JCs who do additional work at camp, usually some service in the kitchen, and receive additional tuition discounts that often make the difference that allow these junior counselors to attend camp.

 

OFF-SEASON PROGRAMS

Kahdalea and Chosatonga are used in the spring and fall for various retreats, school wilderness experiences, meetings, reunions, etc.  We provide staff and program or just the facilities.  Call for information.

 

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP

Here is a typical list of what to bring to camp.

 

FOOTWEAR

2 pairs of tennis shoes

1 pair of hiking boots (for older campers and active hikers)

1 pair of riding boots or lace-up shoes/boots with heel (for riders)

1 pair of old lace-up tennis shoes for out of camp water activities or canoe trips in rocky streams (Do not use sandals or “Aqua-sox”)

 

CLOTHING

1 set of “school” clothes for special occasions & travel

12 pairs of underwear

3-5 pairs of long pants

10 pairs of socks (sport or hiking) 9 shirts (Tee or sport)

8 pairs of shorts or cut-offs 2 bathing suits

1 warm sweater

1 very warm  (winter) jacket

1 long-sleeved sweatshirt (available in camp store)

2 pairs pajamas or gowns (girls)

1 poncho or raincoat

1 bathrobe (girls)

1 leotard  (girls - for dance and gymnastics)

2 pairs of khaki shorts

 

EQUIPMENT AND PERSONAL GEAR

2 warm blankets 1 pillow

2 pillow cases

1 day pack for day excursions

1 large laundry bag 1 soap box and soap

1 toothbrush 1 comb or hairbrush

2 pens or pencils 1 tennis racket and balls

1 guitar/musical inst. (if desired)

1 Bible

 

WILDERNESS GEAR

    The girls are encouraged to camp out often but their trips are optional.     The boys go out at least once each week and require this equipment.

 

1 quality backpack* 1 trailpad 1 cup, spoon, non-breakable bowl

1 quart-size water bottle 1 tent (optional) 1 lightweight flashlight

1 compact synthetic backpacker's type sleeping bag with stuff sack

(Please do not bring a bag with any cotton in it.)  We offer a great one through our store.

*A limited number of rental backpacks are available.

 

UNIFORMS

Uniforms are worn on Sundays and for special programs. Two shirts must be ordered through the camp.     Order blanks will be sent prior to camp, along with other information.

 

Please do not bring the following to camp.

radios

cell phones

mp3 players

electronic games & other electronics

fireworks

comics

candy

hatchets

large knives, etc.

 

NOTE:  Pack linen, blankets, footwear, etc. in a duffle bag.  Pack clothing and other items in a standard-size footlocker.  Bring a day pack with "carry on" or other items.

 

EVERYTHING, yes EVERYTHING including luggage, shoes & equipment, should be plainly marked with the camper’s name.

 

2017 FORMS

2017 Camper Application and a 2017 Camper Information Sheet are available here as PDFs  (portable document files). If you have Adobe Reader you can click on the links above and open copies.  If you can't, we will be glad to mail them to you or you can download a free copy of Adobe Reader...Just click HERE!

 

 

 

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Brevard, North Carolina  28712

(828) 884-6834

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