Welcome to registration information for Montreat’s Summer 2024 Clubs & Childcare program. Much of the information you need is in the registration form.
There are 9 weeks of Clubs & Childcare this summer. Sessions begin on Monday, June 3 and continue until the last day of Clubs & Childcare on August 2, 2024. Pre-registration for ANY one of these weeks is STRONGLY encouraged.
As a result of difficulties finding staff to create the best quality experience for your children and grandchildren, Montreat has made the decision not to offer childcare for those under two years old. The two’s and three’s class will still be offered for children who are at least two by June 2, 2024, and we look forward to welcoming your children to the Clubs program once they turn two! Locating outstanding staff for our child care center is a challenge we are working hard to overcome. If you know people who are skilled in child care and might be interested in working this summer, please share our summer staff application!
|July 29–Aug. 2
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. College-age counselors supervise each group. They are trained to help 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. 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. Preschool-aged groups (“PreClubs”) 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 participate 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 they dress appropriately!
Daytime Child Care
Daytime Child Care Daytime child care for younger children is also available. The service is primarily for children of registered conferees and operates on the same schedule as the Clubs program. 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
Evening Childcare Evening child care is available to children of conferees who are at least one year old through completed second grade. Registration for daytime child care does NOT automatically enroll you in evening care. There is an additional cost for this program. Conferees must register their children for the entire conference week of evening childcare. Please make sure to select “evening care” when you pre-register your child for daytime Clubs or child care. You may also register for evening care On Sundays at on-site registration when you arrive in Montreat (see the schedule block for on-site registration hours and locations).