Registration for 2023 residential camps opens Saturday January 14th
Monday, June 19th - Friday, June 23rd
Sunday, June 25th - Saturday, July 1st
Sunday, July 9th - Saturday, July 15th
The original Camp Flintlock program, our Residential Summer Camps teach children ages 9-15 about life in the American Colonies.
At Camp Flintlock residential camps, campers learn about our nation’s history, as well as outdoor skills like cooking over a fire! Campers gain a “better grasp of American History and a lot more respect for their hardworking ancestors.”
And our campers have a lot of fun, too! Popular activities include Colonial Games, Tomahawk Throw, and Capture the Flag. Campers also make crafts and perform in a talent show.
With no access to the internet and social media, campers even learn to enjoy the timeless art of letter-writing. Mail call is a favorite part of every day!
Our residential camps are divided into two weeks: one for boys and one for girls. Both sessions take place at Camp Flintlock's primitive campground in Four Oaks, North Carolina.
It costs $465 to register for one week of residential camp, $50 of which is a refundable security deposit. If there is more damage than the usual wear and tear to your camper's equipment by the end of camp session, you will receive the deposit back minus the cost of any repairs.
Half the total fee ($230) is required as a deposit to secure your camper's slot, with the total amount being due by Tuesday, May 31st.
Click the button to register and see below for more details on what to pack, check-in procedures, etc.
Preparing for Residential Camp
There are a number of things you, the parent will want to do to prepare for your camper's session:
What to Pack (and what not to pack)
Campers are not permitted, under any circumstances, to bring:
Campers are permitted to bring the following items:
Certain items will be collected and held by Camp Flintlock staff at check-in:
It isn’t necessary to buy lots of new items for Camp Flintlock. Old sheets, towels, and well-fitting old leather boots or shoes (from Good Will, etc.) work great! We encourage you to save yourself the expense.
As colonial-style luggage is a rare thing, our campers simply use pillowcases to pack their belongings. Each camper will need three pillowcases: one for personal items, one to stuff with straw for a pillow, and one for dirty clothes. Please bear in mind that, barring all but a few bulky items such as tomahawks or musical instruments, all items brought must fit into a single pillowcase.
Please note that, while we do not specify exact colors, in order to maintain the colonial atmosphere, we do request that cloth items such as towels, sheets, and clothing be kept to muted tones and in solid colors or stripes, if at all possible. Some items may also need to be of a certain material for reasons of comfort and/or safety.
Camp Flintlock requests that you label all personal items to avoid confusion. Camp Flintlock is not responsible for lost or damaged items.
|1||Cotton Flat Sheet (solid/striped, any size)|
|1||Bath Towel (solid/striped)|
|2||Wash Cloths (solid/striped)|
|1||Bar of Soap (in a Ziploc bag)|
|1||Shampoo & Conditioner (in small containers)|
|1||Hairbrush/Comb (if desired)|
|1||Hairbands, Barrettes, Etc. (if desired)|
|If needed||Feminine Hygiene Products|
|1||Toothbrush & Toothpaste|
|1||Small Flashlight (with new batteries)|
|1||Extra Set of New Batteries|
|1||Non-aerosol Bug Repellant|
|1||Sunscreen Lotion (if desired)|
|1||Pocket-Sized Rain Poncho|
|1||Small Stuffed Animal (if desired)|
|1||Bible (King James version)|
|$30-$100 recommended||Spending Money (staff will hold money for campers)|
|As much as desired||Stamps, Stationary, & Pencil (in a Ziploc bag)|
|8-day supply||Any Medications (prescriptions must be in original packaging; staff will hold all medications for campers)|
|Clothing (see below)|
Camp Flintlock provides colonial shirts for the boys and colonial shifts, petticoats, bodices, and pinafores for the girls. Camp Flintlock also provides colored kerchiefs corresponding to the campers' team colors.
Please note that what is required varies by gender, though everyone must bring their own shoes, undergarments, and cloth face covering (which only needs to be worn under certain circumstances and when doing so poses no other health risk--eg heat exhaustion). Campers may opt to wear their team kerchiefs as face coverings.
Many outerwear items must be at least 50% cotton, as synthetics are easily damaged by sparks from campfires and cookfires.
Campers are encouraged to bring any colonial style clothing they may own (again, synthetics may be easily damaged when working around a fire).
|3-5 pairs||Plain Socks (at least 50% cotton; we ask that girls bring knee-highs)|
|1-2 pairs||Wool Socks (optional, but recommended)|
|1 pair||Plain, Well-Fitting, Close-Toed Shoes (solid, muted color; leather, if possible)|
|Long Pants (at least 50% cotton, solid, muted color; preferably not jeans)|
|Old, Plain White T-Shirts (for capture the flag)|
|Belt (solid, muted color)|
|Undershirts (if desired)|
|Plain, Front-Opening Sweater (at least 50% cotton)|
|Plain, Light-Weight Bathrobe (knee-length)|
|Plain Bras (if needed)|
At Joel Lane Museum House
Our day camp, like our residential camps, focuses on day-to-day life in colonial times as experienced by a child. Campers do period and age-appropriate crafts and chores, as well as play games, sing songs, and act out children's stories.
One of the highlights of day camp is the parade to Nash Square, where campers play more active games such as kick the can.
The Camp Flintlock day camp is done in partnership with the Joel Lane Museum House, the residence of Raleigh's founder. The Museum House staff teach campers about the history of our capitol city and give them a private guided tour of the Joel Lane residence.
It costs $265 to register for one week of residential camp, $25 of which is a refundable security deposit. If there is more damage than the usual wear and tear to your camper's equipment by the end of camp session, you will receive the deposit back minus the cost of any repairs.
Half the total fee ($130) is required as a deposit to secure your camper's slot, with the total amount being due by Tuesday, May 31st.
Click the button to register and see below for more details on check-in procedures, etc.