Your week at Carolina Cross Connection will include laughter, meeting new people, exercising your home repair skills, worship, and experiences you will never forget. You will be impacting people’s lives for the Gospel and learning along the way!
A usual week includes serving 3-4 families with home repair projects.
During a CCC Home Repair Week, both adults and youth will have the opportunity to show Christ-like service to families in need. We offer the structure of a planned trip, with the location, tools, supplies provided for you. You and your group then join us in being the hands, heart and soul of Christ’s love as we accomplish the project.
Along with helping out with physical needs, we hope to meet the spiritual, emotional, and social needs of those we work for. You are encouraged to pray with the families you serve, eat with them, and share the love of Christ. We also want to see your students grow in service, learn leadership, and enjoy acceptance and spiritual growth as they help throughout the week. We are serious about having fun while serving the Lord and others!
Groups should arrive on the Sunday afternoon of their camp week, between 1:00 and 3:30 PM. We will be finished the following Saturday around 10:00 AM. The first day, everyone will be placed in a smaller group of 1-2 adults and 4-5 youth, that will be together the rest of the week. These “Christian Mission Groups (CMGs) are made in order to have a mix of church backgrounds, ages, genders, and construction experience in each group. CMGs leave camp for their projects by 9:15 AM and return between 4:00 and 5:00 PM. In the evenings the entire camp participates in activities planned by our staff, including worship, games, small groups, and other activities that bring us together in fellowship and fun.
We try to offer a reasonable price. The cost to attend our Home Repair ministry at a camp location is $365 and the cost to attend at a school location is $315. The first payment is required at the beginning of registration and is non-refundable.
by Dec. 15, 2017
after Dec. 15, 2017
by March 1, 2018
after March 1, 2018
by May 15, 2018
after May 15, 2018
Camper fees are all-inclusive, covering meals from Sunday dinner to Saturday breakfast, lodging, staffing, programming, and camp rental. Campers may wish to bring some extra spending money for CCC merchandise and snacks sold in the evenings.
Carolina Cross Connection uses multiple campsites in Western North Carolina. Each location has slightly different amenities. Camp assignments are made when your group registers for camp. You can customize your week of service by choosing to serve certain counties, or by serving out of a camp or school location. Each site has something special to offer, all of them helping the surrounding counties.
Our South Location serves Cleveland, Lincoln, and Gaston Counties. We run our programming out of South Mountain Family Camp, which is located in northern Cleveland County between N.C. Highway 18 and N.C. Highway 10 in the small town of Casar (pronounced K-zer. Lodging is in cabins, each offering bunk beds and private bathrooms. Males and females are housed in different cabins. Meeting areas include a large dining area/kitchen, large Pavilion overlooking the mountains, and plenty of outdoor activities.
Carolina Cross Connection
c/o (Camper’s Name)
142 Mace Road
Casar, NC 28020
Our West Location serves Burke, Mcdowell, and Rutherford Counties. Our programming is run out of Camp McCall, which is located in the northeast corner of Rutherford County off of Hwy 226 just minutes from the McDowell County border. It is a few miles southeast of Marion, NC. It is a district camp of the United Methodist Church, Western NC conference. There are two lodge houses, one for men and one for women, each with their own bathrooms. There are also extra bathhouses. One lodge holds the kitchen and has a large front porch. Meeting areas include an outdoor covered picnic shelter, an outdoor worship area, and a campfire. Recreational areas include fields, a volleyball court, and a large pond for swimming and canoeing (when a lifeguard is available).
CAMP MAILING ADDRESS:
Carolina Cross Connection
c/o (Camper’s Name)
1040 Camp McCall Rd
Bostic, NC 28018
Our East Location serves Alexander, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties. Our programming is run out of Central Wilkes Middle School is in Moravian Falls NC, just south of Wilkesboro, off of N.C. Highway 16. The cafeteria serves as a multi-purpose room, we use the dining hall, and classrooms are used for sleeping. Campers can also use the gym, soccer fields, and other spaces. There are separate bathrooms and shower facilities for males and females.
Carolina Cross Connection
c/o (Camper’s Name)
PO Box 353
Moravian Falls, NC 28654
Our North Location serves Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties. Our programming is run out of West Wilkes Middle School is right outside Wilkesboro, NC. The cafeteria serves as a multi-purpose room, we use the dining hall, and classrooms are used for sleeping. Campers can also use the gym, soccer fields, and other spaces. Bathrooms have separate showers for males and females.
Carolina Cross Connection
c/o (Camper’s Name)
PO Box 1292
Millers Creek, NC 28651
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3|
|June 17 – 23||June 24 – June 30||July 1 – 7|
|Week 4||Week 5||Week 6|
|July 8 – 14||July 15 – 21||July 22 – 28|
The Typical Service Week
1:30–3 p.m. Show up at camp, check in & get settled (please arrive during the times listed!)
3–5 p.m. Orientation, community building activities, form CMGs
6-10 p.m. Dinner, free time, games, testimonies, worship & small groups
7 a.m. Wake up, breakfast, morning devotions
9 a.m. CMGs get projects assigned head out to serve!
12 p.m. Lunch on the job with the people you are helping
4:30–6 p.m. Regroup at camp
6–10 p.m. Dinner, free time, games, testimonies, worship & small group time
7 a.m. Wake up, breakfast, devotions & camp clean-up
10 a.m. Closing Circle then head home!
CCC Service Week participants must at least have completed the sixth grade. We encourage you to bring a variety of people, as bringing a good balance of ages, genders and experience helps us achieve the balances we seek in our camp community. Groups of any size are welcome, but please call if looking to bring 30 people or more to our Home Repair Program. By registering, your group is committing to make any changes to your group size by March 1, 2018. You will receive an opportunity to confirm your group make-up and these changes should be made before March 1, 2018 and in conjunction with making your second payment. Your confirmation of your group size AND your payment will “lock-in” the number of persons for whom you have registered as of March 1, and you are responsible to pay the appropriate fees for each space reserved from then on. Bear in mind that members from your church will be divided into different Christian Mission Groups (small work teams) with members from other churches.
CCC takes the safety and spiritual development of our youth and adults in camp very seriously. As a group leader, we are counting on you and your church to also take these seriously and ask that you carefully recruit and prepare the adults coming to all CCC programs. There is no limit to the number of adults you can bring but note that you must bring 1 Adult for every 8 participants. CCC prefers at least one adult of each gender if your group is co-ed. All adults should be:
Driving Adults must be 25 or older. CCC requires one DRIVING (over the age of 25) adult for every 8 students and non-driving adults in your group. Driving adults are responsible for driving their work teams to their worksite every day.
In order to provide a safe environment for all participants, and to provide flexibility to Church groups, Carolina Cross Connection has amended its transportation policy..
If group size allows, CCC will make every effort to put two adults, one of each gender, in each group. Please know that this is not guaranteed, and group size does not always allow for this. These numbers are necessary to ensure a safe, positive and impactful experience for campers and the folks we serve. Not having enough driving adults and proper vehicles results in lessening the number of families served and CCC’s overall impact in the community.
Vehicles will be used during the week to transport work teams to and from worksites. For Service Weeks, your group must commit to bring suitable vehicles for every 8 total members of your group (number should be equal to the number of Driving Adults). CCC cannot provide vehicles for groups. Your group is responsible for all vehicle expenses at CCC, including gas. Drivers are welcome to haul trailers for carrying tools, at their own risk.
Registration should be reviewed and completed by the entire group to encourage total group understanding for the commitments being made. We strongly encourage you make accurate estimates and obtain non-refundable deposits from your participants as you make payments to CCC. Once registration is received, we will send you a confirmation letter, notifying you of your camp week assignment (please list your group’s top three week preferences on the registration form). You will receive other correspondence through the year, including payment reminders and preparation materials. If you are registering after March 1, 2018, please contact the CCC office first, as space may be limited.
Space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis, therefore we urge you to register as soon as possible. It is to your advantage to complete and submit registrations/deposits early to help ensure your group gets to participate and to increase the chance of receiving your first preference of week and camp location. If your registration is not accepted for any reason, your deposit will be returned to you. If your registration is accepted, then your deposit and all following payments are considered NON-REFUNDABLE and non-transferable.
For those registering for CCC Home Repair: you will receive a camp location assignment upon your completed registration. Submitting a registration form and deposit acknowledges your willingness to attend any of our Home Repair camp locations, understanding it is a first come, first served situation.
CHANGES OR CANCELLATIONS
CCC prefers that your group not decrease in number after the initial deposit. If members drop out before March 1, their deposit will be forfeited, but you will not be responsible for paying the balance due for the members who drop. A confirmation of your group size is required at the time of your second payment. Your group size is locked in at the time of the second payment or on March 1, if payment has not been received by then.
You will receive timely correspondence from CCC, reminding you to submit your second payment and group size confirmation prior to the March 1 deadline. In the event that we have made multiple and unsuccessful attempts to communicate AND your second payment is not made by March 1, 2018, Carolina Cross Connection Administration reserves the right to cancel your group’s registration completely. If this occurs, and you still want to participate in our summer program, Group Leaders must re-register their group and re-pay the initial deposit at the Regular Rate. This protects CCC from holding camp spaces that will not be paid for and used.
Adding members to your group after the initial registration may be possible but should never be assumed. Please call first, and keep in mind that we cannot exceed our camp capacities.
Any group cancelling after March 1 forfeits all payments made and is still responsible for paying the balance due for the number of persons who were registered to come with their group as of March 1, 2018. Group cancellations must be submitted in writing.
All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
See the following downloads for more information about registration and our policies.
One of our administrators will get in touch with your group’s leader once we have received your registration in order to prepare you for your week at camp. In the meantime if you have questions contact the following:
Service Weeks: Taylor Whitley, firstname.lastname@example.org
HOME: Laura Brown, email@example.com
Overseas: Brittany Bethel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call the office at 704-721-0033
• Students over 13 are welcome.
Please fully read our Registration & Policy Form before registering, but below is a quick overview:
Adults: A minimum of 1 DRIVING adult (25 years or older) for every 6 people in your group.
Vehicles: 1 vehicle for every 6 people, large enough to hold large tools, supplies, and lunch/drink coolers.
Supplies: Supplies vary by group size but can include paper towels, paint rollers, garbage bags, and more.
Stuff: Work clothes, toiletries, bedding, a Bible and journal. More details are in our Camper Prep Packet.
Good attitudes: Be prepared to learn, lead, serve and work hard!
Groups & individuals are welcome!
Click here to go to our online registration portal.
For Group Registrations: We ask that one person serve as our contact point and send us all information and payment. Multiple groups can come from one church, but please fill out multiple registrations in that case.
For Individual Registrations: Please contact our main office to receive individual registration information at 704-721-0033.
Ready to help us serve? Register today!