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).