Camp Flintlock ® logo in a colonial font

Hand-drawn image of an 18th-century flintlock musket

Residential Camp

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).

Dates and Costs

One Week Sessions: $415.00

Scholarship Information

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.

INDIVDUALS who want to apply for a CF scholarship: Please download the form and follow the instructions stated thereupon.


Each Session includes the following


Sample Schedule

Blue Team Red Team
6:30 AM Wake Up
Split Wood and Collect Squaw Wood Prep. and Cook Breakfast
Breakfast Served
Split Wood and Collect Squaw Wood Clean Up and Prep. Dinner
Proverbs Discussion
Throw Tomahawks Sword Fighting
Snack Break
Sword Fighting Throw Tomahawks
Rebuild Monkey Bridge Finish Cooking Dinner
Dinner Served
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
Supper Served
Free Time Clean Up and Brew Tea
Reading and Ant of the Day
Get Ready for Bed
9:00 PM Lights Out

Sample Menu

Morning Cookie

Breakfast

Snack

Dinner

Supper

Special Treat


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.

Camp Flintlock does not condone and will not permit

Discipline Policy

  1. If a camper is unable to comply with the behavior expectations then they will be redirected.
  2. If, after being redirected, a camper continues to misbehave then they will be put in time out.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Repeat offenders are required to dig up bigger stumps or may be sent home.
  6. Behaviors that may result in immediate dismissal include but are not limited to:
    • Any action that could threaten or pose a direct threat to the physical/emotional safety of the camper, other campers, or staff.
    • Fighting.
    • 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.

CF Awards

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

A map of Camp Flintlock's main campsite in Four Oaks, NC

Week Overview and Procedures

Prior to Check-in

Check-in

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 4:00–6:00 p.m. on a first-come, first serve basis. We do not encourage anyone to arrive any earlier than 3:30 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.

During Check-in

After Check-in

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.

During Checkout

After Checkout

CAMPERS, along with their families, are welcome to visit the camp site and the camp store.


Miscellaneous Policies

Illness/Injury

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.

Medicine

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.

Visitation

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.

Mail

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.

Telephone/E-mail Accessibility

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.

Camp Store

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.

Refunds

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

All Male Campers Should Bring

CAMP Flintlock daily provides a clean Colonial-American shirt.

All Female Campers Should Bring

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

Contraband

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.