Clubs and Child Care

Summer Day Camp Program

The Clubs program is a recreation and fellowship experience for the children of conferees, local residents, vacationers, and visitors.

A Montreat Conference Center Program
June 8–August 7, 2020

Clubs Program

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 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 for younger children is also available (ages six months through three years). 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 child care is available to children of conferees who are six months 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 (exception: only Worship & Music conferees may register on a nightly basis). 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 at on-site registration when you arrive in Montreat (see the schedule block for on-site registration hours and locations).

Medical Form & Immunization Records

NEW THIS YEAR! For all ages, we will be asking about medical information and immunizations. There is no separate form, but you will need to input the information before you can register. Click here for a sample of the medical questions you will be asked when you register online.

Food Allergies

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.

Permission to Photo

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.

Contact the Registrar

Questions about our program? Please contact the Clubs Registrar at clubsreg@montreat.org or call 828.419.9837.

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