AT our overnight summer program, boys and girls can participate in separate week long sessions held at our private campsite in Four Oaks, NC. Sessions begin on Sunday afternoon and end the following Saturday. To be enrolled as a camper, a child must have completed the 3rd grade but not the 10th (i.e., a child should be approximately 9–15 years old).
Camp Flintlockis a family-run business and will not be hosting residential summer camps in 2020 due to a family situation. Children ages 7-12 are welcome to register for our day camp at Joel Lane Museum House in downtown Raleigh June 15th-19th. We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment, but we are looking forward to putting residential camps back on the calendar for 2021!
Dates and Costs
One Week Session: $415.00
- None in 2020. We look forward to putting residential camps back on the calendar for 2021!
CAMP Flintlock offers two types of scholarships for residential summer camp (one week sessions only). These scholarships are awarded on the basis of need to individuals with financial hardships. The deadline for applying for a scholarship is May 1st. Applicants will be notified by May 15th.
- Type 1: A 90% scholarship where Camp Flintlock will pay 90% of the tuition and the parent(s)/guardian(s) will pay 10% of the tuition.
- Type 2: A 50% scholarship where Camp Flintlock will pay 50% of the tuition and the parent(s)/guardian(s) will pay 50% of the tuition.
INDIVDUALS who want to apply for a CF scholarship: Please download the form and follow the instructions stated thereupon.
Each Session includes the following
- Wear Colonial Clothing
- Sleep in a Colonial Tent
- Split and Collect Firewood
- Prepare, Cook, Serve and Eat Meals Prepared Over an Open Fire
- Bathe in Primitive Showers
- Discuss the Proverbs of Solomon
- Listen to Historical Readings
- Shop in the Colonial Store
- Make New Friends
- Throw a Tomahawk
- Shoot a Black-powder Musket
- Sword Fight
- Practice Archery
- Play Rounders
- Play Colonial Games
- Make an Indian Necklace
- Write with Quill & Ink
- Sew an Authentic Leather Craft
- Listen to Live Colonial Music
- Talent Show
|Blue Team||Red Team|
|6:30 AM Wake Up|
|Split Wood and Collect Squaw Wood||Prep. and Cook Breakfast|
|Split Wood and Collect Squaw Wood||Clean Up and Prep. Dinner|
|Throw Tomahawks||Sword Fighting|
|Sword Fighting||Throw Tomahawks|
|Haul Water||Finish Cooking Dinner|
|Prep Log Cabin Area||Clean Up|
|Mail Call/Rest Time|
|Rounders (Colonial Baseball)|
|Capture the Flag|
|Free Time||1st Showers|
|2nd Showers||Finish Cooking Supper|
|Free Time||Clean Up and Brew Tea|
|Reading and Ant of the Day|
|Get Ready for Bed|
|9:00 PM Lights Out|
- Vanilla Wafers
- Sweet Raisins and Brown Sugar
- Creamy Butter
- Mixed Vegetables
- Cranberry Sauce
- Turkey Stew
- Salad and Dressings
Behavior Expectations and Discipline Policy
IT is important that the Camp Flintlock staff maintain good order and discipline. Top objectives are safety and a positive atmosphere for learning. The expectations listed below enable participants in the program to have a safe, enjoyable experience.
- Use appropriate language at all times.
- Cooperate with staff and follow directions.
- Respect equipment, facilities, other campers, staff, and their self.
- Maintain a positive attitude.
- Stay in program areas - running away is not acceptable.
Camp Flintlock does not condone and will not permit
- Corporal punishment.
- Ridiculing, threatening or using an inappropriately loud voice.
- Leaving children unsupervised.
- Use of profanity
- If a camper is unable to comply with the behavior expectations then they will be redirected.
- If, after being redirected, a camper continues to misbehave then they will be put in time out.
- If a camper still continues to misbehave then they will be required to dig up a tree stump selected by the director or assistant director.
- Behaviors that may result in immediate stump digging include but are not limited to:
- Any inappropriate language (crap, sucks, and worse words).
- Play fighting.
- Pretending to threaten others with sharp objects, fire, etc.
- Any action that could threaten or pose a direct threat to the physical/emotional safety of the camper, other campers, or staff.
- Vandalism or destruction of Camp Flintlock property or property of others.
- Sexual misconduct.
- Possession of or use of alcohol or controlled substances unless under the prescription of a doctor.
Ant of the Day
EACH day during camp, CF staff will select the camper who: was the best worker, worked well with others and showed the most initiative throughout the day. This camper will be named the "Ant of the Day" and will win a special prize.
Camper of the Week
AT the end of each week of camp, CF staff will select the camper to be the "Camper of the Week". This camper must have been "Ant of the Day" once.
Map of Four Oaks Campsite
Week Overview and Procedures
Prior to Check-in
- Be sure to plan ahead and write a letter or post card to your camper, as mail is one of the highlights of the day. Please do not emphasize how much you miss them. Instead, tell them how proud you are of them. Please do not send any food or candy or musical cards. We do not deliver e-mail or fax messages, except in case of emergencies.
- Mark all personal belongings with camper name. Camp Flintlock (C.F.) will not be responsible for any lost or damaged belongings.
- Pack all items, except money and prescriptions medication, into one (1) of their pillowcases.
- If your camper needs to bring a prescription medication then be sure to pack an eight (8) day supply in the original container. If your camper is attending two weeks then double the amount.
- If your camper plays the fife, drum, violin, viola, tin whistle, jaw harp or bagpipes then we strongly encourage them to bring their instruments. C.F. can ensure a safe place for them and music is another highlight. If they do not have their own drumsticks, fife, tin whistle or jaw harp and they are interested in learning how to play then they may purchase professional or student quality ones from the C.F. store.
- Read and discuss the expectations of behavior (see separate document) with your camper.
- Plan to enjoy your time apart from your camper!
UPON arrival to our headquarters (this is not the actual camp site), add your campers name to the check-in clipboard. One of our employees will be greeting people with it. Campers will be checked-in from 3:30–5:30 p.m. on a first-come, first serve basis. We do not encourage anyone to arrive any earlier than 3:00 p.m. If your campers scheduled time proves to be a hardship for your family then please contact us prior to that day and we can try to accommodate your wishes.
- Campers change into the C.F. Colonial-American clothing.
- Campers are given a colored kerchief/bandana to wear and keep. It corresponds with the team they have been assigned to.
- A number is assigned to each camper and a haversack (bag) containing a tin plate and a tin cup is provided. All three items will have the corresponding number on them. Note: Campers may be charged for excessive damage to clothing and equipment.
- Campers pillowcases are checked.
- Guardians discuss the following during check-in:
- Emergency contact information.
- Medications and health concerns (if any).
- Authorization for your camper to purchase/not purchase knives or tomahawks from the camp store.
- Optional purchase of a C.F. Photo Package. This is a set of photos which will be mailed out on or before September 1st. and costs $25.
- Optional C.F. Camp Store Money. All camper money is checked in and held by C.F. directors. C.F. ensures its safety and the return of any unspent money during checkout. A running receipt of all their purchases will be kept during their stay. Another money option is to establish a credit line. This must be paid in full by checkout.
- Parents depart.
- Campers are given a brief orientation and then shuttled to the campsite (approx. one mile away), along with the staff members. Families may visit the camp site on the day of checkout.
UPON arrival to our headquarters (not the actual camp site), add your campers name to the checkout clipboard. One of our employees will be greeting the families with it. Checkout is held from 9:30–11:30 a.m. on a first-come, first serve basis after campers are shuttled from the camp site (approx. one mile away) by C.F. staff. We do not encourage anyone to arrive any earlier than 9:00 a.m. for checkout. If your camper's scheduled time proves to be a hardship for your family then please contact us prior to that day and we can try to accommodate your wishes.
- Campers receive an informal report card and guardians receive a brief account of their campers stay at C.F. (with an emphasis on character).
- Medication (if any) will be returned.
- Campers receive back their crafts which may have been taken care of by C.F. directors.
- All monies will be settled (store, photo package, damages, etc.).
- Campers return their C.F. equipment and clothing, with the exception of kerchiefs (these they may keep).
CAMPERS, along with their families, are welcome to visit the camp site and the camp store.
PROMPT attention will be given to a camper who is ill or seriously injured and the C.F. staff will call the emergency contacts that are provided.
OVER-the-counter and prescription medications, brought by campers, will be dispensed by the C. F. staff. C.F. has a registered pharmacist on staff. First aid supplies will be provided by C.F.
NO visitation to the campsite is permitted during the sessions. You may visit the campsite by appointment prior to the summer or after your camper is through with the checkout process on the Saturday of their scheduled session.
BE sure to plan ahead and write a letter or post card to your camper, as mail is one of the highlights of the day. Please do not emphasize how much you miss them. Instead, tell them how proud you are of them. Please do not send any food or candy or musical greeting cards.
CAMPERS are not accessible by phone except in the case of an emergency. Nor is the C.F. telephone number and e-mail address to be used to check on the status of a camper; we are not able to reply to that kind of inquiry.
THERE is no food or postage stamps for sale. However, there are over 100 reproduction items (colonial period). Several of these items cost just $1 (i.e.: feathers, toy metal soldiers, and paper fans). A few items cost upwards of $100 (a sword for example) and the rest are in a price range that falls in between.
DEPOSITS are non-refundable. However, exceptions may be made at the discretion of camp directors.
NO funds will be reimbursed to the family of a camper who is sent home because of misconduct.
Things to Bring
IT is not necessary to buy lots of new items to take to C.F. Old sheets, towels and good fitting old leather boots or shoes (from places like Good Will) work great! We encourage you to save yourselves the expense and hassle. If your camper has any colonial style clothing then they are welcome to bring it with them. All of the campers belongings should be packed into one of the three (3) pillowcases that they bring. Please mark all camper items with the campers name. C.F. will not be responsible for any damaged or lost personal items.
All Campers Should Bring
- 1 Cotton Sheet (unfitted), solid or striped only; does not matter what size
- 3 Pillow Cases, solid or striped only (1 for packing, 1 for a makeshift pillow and 1 for dirty clothes)
- 1 Bath Towel, solid or striped only
- 2 Wash Clothes, solid or striped only
- 1 Soap Bar, in a Ziploc bag
- 1 Small Shampoo
- Hair Brush or Comb, if needed
- 1 Toothbrush & Toothpaste
- 1 Antiperspirant/deodorant, if needed
- 1 Small Flashlight with 1 set of new batteries inside
- 1 extra set of new batteries
- 1 Non-aerosol Bug Repellant
- 1 Sunscreen Lotion, if desired
- 1 Pair of Plain Leather Shoes
- 1 Pocket-size Rain Poncho
- 1 Handkerchief
- Spending Money ($30–$100 is recommended)
- 1 King James Version of the Bible
- Stamps, Stationary and Pencil, in Ziploc bag
All Male Campers Should Bring
- 2–4 Pairs Long Pants, 50% or more of cotton
- 1 Belt
- 3–5 Pairs Plain Socks, 50% or more of cotton
- 1–2 Pair Wool Socks*
- 6 Pair Underwear
- 2–6 Undershirts, if desired
CAMP Flintlock daily provides a clean Colonial-American shirt.
All Female Campers Should Bring
- 1 Plain Sweater, opening in the front, 50% or more of cotton or wool
- 3–5 Pairs Plain Knee High Socks, 50% or more of cotton
- 1–2 Pairs Wool Socks*
- 1 Plain Lightweight Bathrobe, knee length
- 6 Pairs Plain Underwear
- 2–6 Plain Bras, if needed
- Hair Bands and Barrettes, if needed
- Feminine Hygiene Products, if needed
- Hair conditioner, if desired
- 1 Small Stuffed Toy Animal, if desired
CAMP Flintlock daily provides a clean Colonial-American shift (nightgown-like undergarment) and petticoat (skirt). Every other day, C.F. provides a clean pinafore (apron).
* Wool socks will keep campers warm during those occasional damp and cool summer evenings or mornings (even if the socks get wet!). They also work great to protect feet against blisters and fatigue.
IF camper is staying two weeks, their personal clothing will be laundered over the weekend.
Campers Should NOT Bring
- Flipflops, crocs, or sneakers
- Clothes with a camo print
CAMPERS are not permitted, under any circumstances, to bring: Pants, sweaters or socks made primarily of synthetic materials (due to working around fires); Firearms; Fireworks; Food, candy, drinks or alcohol; Non-prescribed drugs; Tobacco products of any kind; Any and all electronic items (i.e.: electronic games, radios, iPods, video cameras, cell phones, etc.) with the exception of cameras.