The Clubs program is a recreation and fellowship experience for the children of conferees, local residents, vacationers and visitors. It groups children and youth according to age and school level. Collegiate counselors supervise each group. They are trained to help the young people feel comfortable as they create new interpersonal relationships and develop social and outdoor living skills. The program also makes effective use of Montreat’s recreational facilities set in beautiful outdoor surroundings. Montreat’s Environmental Education program includes hands-on learning experiences in wilderness and environmental science. Events are planned with each group’s age and interests in mind.
A typical week in Clubs (4 year olds to senior highs) consists of swimming, paddle-boating, music, water games, devotions, arts and crafts, and wilderness education. Pre-School groups will additionally have playground time, snack time, dress up games, as well as a designated nap/rest time. School Aged groups will play lots of active outdoor games (such as scavenger hunts, tag, and other high-energy creative games) and indoor games (such as pool and table tennis), as well as participating in music, dancing, tennis (bring non-marking tennis shoes), hikes, and rock-hopping (bring old closed-toe shoes). YOUR CHILD WILL GET MESSY! Please make sure she or he dresses appropriately!
Daytime child care for younger children is also available (ages six months through three years). Operating on the same schedule as the day camp, the service is primarily for children of registered conferees. A typical day consists of centers, group time, devotions, snack, and outside play in the morning, plus nap time, snack, and outside play in the afternoon.
Evening child care is available to children of conferees, who are 6 months old through completed second grade. You must register for the entire conference week. Conferees may register on a nightly basis at an additional charge.
For more information about weekly rates and sessions available, click on the “RATES & REGISTRATION” tab above.
Session Dates for Summer 2015
Session B – June 8-12
Session C – June 15-19
Session D – June 22-26
Session E – June 29-July 4
Session F – July 6-10
Session G – July 13-17
Session H – July 20-24
Session I – July 27-31
Session J – August 3-7
Clubs & Child Care Groupings for Summer 2015
Child Care – Born after Aug 31, 2011 and at least 6 months old (LIMIT 40)
PreClubs Red – Born between Sept 1, 2010 and Aug 31, 2011 (LIMIT 26)
PreClubs Blue – Born between Sept 1, 2009 and Aug 31, 2010 (LIMIT 30)
Kindies – Completed Kindergarten and entering 1st grade (LIMIT 40)
Primaries – Completed 1st and 2nd grade (LIMIT 45)
Primary Juniors – Completed 3rd and 4th grade (LIMIT 50)
Juniors 5th – Completed 5th grade (LIMIT 40)
Juniors 6th – Completed 6th grade (LIMIT 40)
Junior Highs – Completed 7th and 8th grade (LIMIT 45)
Senior Highs – Completed 9th thru 12th grade (LIMIT 45)
WE WILL NOT MOVE A CHILD INTO AN OLDER GROUP. However, a child may be moved into the next younger group at the parent’s request to accommodate special needs or to be with a relative or friend.
Rates for Summer 2015
For Children of Residents & Visitors:
Clubs (Kindies thru Senior Highs) – $165 per child per week
Child Care & Pre-Clubs – $180 per child per week
For Children of Conferees:
See “Registration Form for Conference Guests” below
Registration Information for Summer 2015
We encourage you to take advantage of our simple online registration process. You will need to create an account using your email address and must have a valid credit card to complete your registration.
Early pre-registration is strongly advised and affords your best chance for admission to our program. All groups have limited capacities and fill up quickly. You may pre-register for full sessions only. If you wish to register on a daily basis, you must register on-site.
Pre-registration is required for all conferees. SPACE IS LIMITED. You must register at least 30 days in advance to guarantee enrollment in the program. Enrollment is not guaranteed for walk-in registrations.
Online registration is not available after 12:00 noon on Thursdays for the upcoming Clubs session. You must wait and register on-site either Sunday afternoon from 3:00-5:30 pm or Monday morning from 8:15-9:15 am in the lobby of Anderson Auditorium. There will be no Clubs registration the morning of July 4th.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel a registration please let us know as soon as possible. If you cancel less than one week prior to your session, no refund will be given. Please be aware that failing to cancel a session of Child Care, Pre-Clubs or Kindies may prevent another child from being able to register. No refunds will be given for days your child was absent, and we cannot allow children to make up days not used by attending during times when he/she is not registered.
Register Online (coming March 2015)
Download Registration Form for Residents/Visitors (coming March 2015)
Download Registration Form for Conference Guests
Contact the Registrar
Questions about our program? Please contact the Clubs Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828.419.9837.
Medical Form & Immunization Records
Montreat Conference Center requires all parents of children in Child Care & PreClubs groups to submit a copy of the child’s current immunization records and a medical form signed by the child’s doctor in order for the child to participate in the program. These documents must be received prior to the first session that your child is attending. The medical form is included with the registration information below, or you may download the Medical Form for Child Care & PreClubs Children separately. Please attach copy of immunization records to the signed medical form and mail to Montreat Conference Center, Attn: Clubs Registrar, PO Box 969, Montreat, NC 28757 or fax to 828.669.7152. (School-age children are not required to submit this information.)
Clubs Program and Food
As we have witnessed increasing numbers and varieties of food allergies in children, the Clubs and Child Care program at Montreat has fielded growing numbers of questions from parents and grandparents about the use of food in our program. Our experience has taught us that the needs of individual children vary depending on which foods cause reactions and the severity of those reactions, so we always encourage individual communication about the specific needs of your child or grandchild. The Clubs and Food document will attempt to answer some of your initial questions about the Clubs Program and food.
3-Day Campout Dates for 2015
Juniors: July 29-31, 2015
Junior Highs: July 22-24, 2015
Senior Highs: July 15-17, 2015
To attend a 3-day campout, your child should be registered for the entire week of Clubs in advance. We reserve the right to limit the number of participants if safety requires it. Download a Sample 3-Day Personal Gear List. More detailed information will be provided at the MANDATORY Parent Meeting on Monday evening prior to the campout.
When a club group is scheduled for one of these trips, the next youngest Clubs groups is always ready to accept those who cannot or do not wish to participate for any reason.
Permission to Photo
Please note: Periodically, Montreat Conference Center will have photographers or videographers on campus to capture the Montreat experience. By enrolling your child(ren) in the Montreat Conference Center Clubs and Child Care program, you acknowledge your child may be photographed or videotaped for publicity purposes. Learn more…