Swannanoa 2

Swannanoa 2 is our five-night camp for rising 4th-6th graders!

Camp Details


Jul 19, 2020 4:00 PM


Jul 24, 2020 10:00 AM

Price: $


For Current Grades:




Guest Speaker:

Kris Decker

Registration Info

New Family Registration Opens:

Jan 15, 2020 6:00 AM



About 15 miles from Camp Lurecrest lies the Swannanoa Gap, which, along with the Hickory Nut Gap, served as the primary passes through which early settlers and Indians traveled to reach the Asheville Plateau – the dividing line between the waters that flow to the Atlantic and those that flow to the Mississippi River and into the Gulf of Mexico. Because of its strategic location and landscape, it played a significant role in both the Revolutionary and Civil wars.

Guest Speaker

Kris Decker

Kris and his wife Carolyn have been married for 26 years, and they have three children: Will, Janie, & Anna.  

Kris is the Executive Director for Camp Lurecrest Ministries and he has over 30 years of ministry, camping, and teaching experience. He has invested the last nineteen years in the Charlotte area where he has been involved with students and their families, most recently as Associate Head of Co-Curricular Activities and Discipleship at Carmel Christian School (Matthews, NC) and then fifteen years prior as Pastor of Student Families at Christ Covenant Church (Matthews, NC). He served at two other churches in Brandon, MS (during seminary) and Memphis, TN (where Kris met Carolyn), taught elementary school in Hutchinson, KS, and served four summers at Kanakuk Kamps in Branson, MO.

Kris grew up on a farm in Kansas and is an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing and all sports. His undergraduate degree is from Emporia State University (B.S.E. Elementary Education) and he earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary.  He has been an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America since 2000.

Weekend Camp Theme

EXODUS: Drawn Out to be Drawn In

Are you ready for the 2020 summer theme?

Bus and Car Schedules

Charlotte Bus-Riders Drop-off:

July 19, 2020 1:15 PM

Charlotte Bus-Riders Pickup:

July 24, 2020 11:45 AM

Bus Stop:

10800 Sikes Place, Charlotte, NC, 28277

Lake Lure Car-Riders Drop-off

Jul 19, 2020 3:45 PM

Lake Lure Car-Riders Pickup:

Jul 24, 2020 9:00 AM

Camp Address:

207 Charlotte Drive, Lake Lure, NC, 28746

What to Bring to Camp

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  • Bible, journal, and writing utensil
  • Sunscreen
  • Twin sheets and blanket or sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Towels (2) – Shower towel & pool/lake towel
  • Toiletries
  • Bug spray
  • Battery-powered or electric fan
  • Small, light backpack or drawstring bag for treks to the lake and around camp
  • Flashlight
  • Jacket or sweater
  • Rain jacket
  • Lace-up shoes: High ropes activities require closed-toe shoes
  • Flip-flops, sandals, or Crocs for water-based activities
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Modest bathing suit: One-piece or tankini for girls, trunks for guys
  • Reusable water bottle

What Not to Bring to Camp

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  • Mobile phones or smart watches
  • Laptops or computers
  • iPods, CD players, etc
  • Video game devices
  • Any electronic entertainment
  • Jewelry and other valuables

Modest clothing only please. No midriff tops, spaghetti strap tank tops, ultra-low low rise pants, or bikinis. Furthermore, please be mindful of content on t-shirts that might be inappropriate or distasteful. We understand that one-piece bathing suits for girls are not as easy to find as they used to be; therefore, it is also allowable for girls to wear tankinis or swim-shirt bathing suits.

Theme Days

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‘Merica Monday: Red, white, and blue all over!

Tropical Tuesday: Hawaiian shirts, leis, grass skirts galore!

Lurecrest Wednesday: Don your favorite Lurecrest gear!

Tacky Thursday: Not a day to match! Crazy socks with mismatched colors and patterns are the goal!

Tie-Dye Fri-dye: It's a Lurecrest staple celebrated at the end of the week!

Payment & Cancellation Policy

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$75 deposit per camper is required at registration.

Full tuition is due May 15 through credit card or eCheck.

Before May 15: 100% Tuition, 100% Ranch House, & 100% Bus Fare refunded minus $75 non-refundable deposit

After May 15: 50% Tuition, 100% Ranch House & 100% Bus Fare refunded minus $75 non-refundable deposit

14 days or less before camper dates: None, unless a medical or family emergency cancellation

During camper's session: No refunds

Medical Cancellation: If a doctor’s written verification is provided prior to the start of the camper’s camp session, a full refund will be given, minus the $75 non-refundable deposit. All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Please do so here. All cancellations have to be approved by the Executive Director.

Family Emergency Cancellation: In the event of a family emergency (death or severe sickness), please contact us immediately. All cancellations must be submitted in writing. All cancellations have to be approved by the Executive Director.

My child is registered and paid for camp, but cannot attend. Can I use this payment for the next summer?

Our costs are fixed each year, so campers who do not attend may request a refund, if eligible, but we cannot hold funds for the next year.

If you have questions about monthly payment options or automatic billing, you can always contact us.


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Paintball is offered at all sessions except Swannanoa 1, Swannanoa 2, and Pioneer. Paintball is a "Challenge by Choice" activity at Camp Lurecrest, which means your camper will have the choice to play if they desire to. If you do not want your camper to have the choice to play paintball, send an email to admin@camplurecrest.org

Our Medication Policy

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All About Meds at Camp

Your camper's medical safety is of utmost importance to us. Two Registered Nurses are on site each week, in addition to the two EMTs we have on full-time staff. All medications are distributed by an RN. Summer staff are CPR and First Aid Certified. Our camp has an infirmary on site and is in within 30 minutes of a hospital.

If you have additional questions or concerns about your camper’s medical care, email us at nurse@camplurecrest.org.

Camper Health Form

The most important place to communicate about your camper’s medical needs is the camper’s health form. This form is due March 15th and is available on your Campintouch account.

Med Storage

To protect the safety of all campers from having access to meds, all medications must be kept in the infirmary. This applies not just to campers, but also to our staff, so there’s no possibility of a camper getting into a staffer’s luggage and accessing medication.

Exceptions are made for rescue inhalers, diabetic supplies, and epi-pens. These will be carried with your camper's counselor at all times.

Meds to Bring

Please leave all non-prescription medications other than allergy medicine at home for the week. We’re well stocked with everything else they might need! See a full list of the medication we keep on hand at the bottom of this guide. However, if your camper is on an over-the-counter med daily, we need a prescription from the doctor stating how to give the medication, along with the dosage.

Med Distribution Times

Medication is given out in the mornings and evenings before and after mealtimes.

Packing Camper Meds

Make sure you keep all prescription medication in its original container. State regulations require all medication to be in their original containers so we cannot make exceptions.

Other Important Med Info

Speaking of state regulations, we also cannot administer prescription meds that are:

  • Expired. All medication must be currently valid.
  • Prescribed to other people. Medication must be prescribed to the camper only and not other family members. If dispensing instructions have changed, please ensure the label is updated by the pharmacy.
  • Compounded or mixed at home. We can administer medicines that have been compounded or mixed by a pharmacy, but we cannot administer medicines that have been mixed or compounded together at home. Our nurses at camp are also unable to mix or compound medicines together. If you need this, work with your pharmacy ahead of time to bring a pharmacy mixed medicine with you.
  • Broken in half. We cannot administer medicines that are cut or broken into smaller doses than prescribed.

Regulations require us to follow the directions on all medicines unless we have a note from a physician authorizing something different. So if a bottle says it is for adult use only and it is checked in for a ten-year-old, we cannot administer it. This is often a problem for Melatonin. Or if you request a higher dosage than what is listed on the medication directions, you’ll need a doctor’s note for that.

Essential Oils

We do not administer essential oils to campers; please do not send them in your camper’s luggage.


We do not administer CBD oil to campers; please do not pack it in your camper’s luggage.


By law we must follow the directions on all medicines. It’s common for melatonin bottles to say they are for adult use only, which means we cannot administer it to a camper. Regulations require us to follow the directions on all medicines unless we have a note from a physician authorizing something different. Or if you request a higher dosage than what is listed on the medication directions, you’ll need a doctor’s note for that.

Returning Medication

On your departure day, you can pick up your meds when checking out at camp or at the bus stop. Please don’t forget! Bring your photo ID so we can verify we are giving the meds back to the right person.

Fax & Pharmacy

If you need to fax us your doctor's prescription, send it to 704.841.2016. You can also call in a prescription for pickup at our local pharmacy: Ingles Pharmacy, 276 NC Highway 9, Lake Lure, NC 28746. Phone: 828.625.0748.

Medications in Our Infirmary


  • Acetaminophen 325mg
  • Extra Strength Tylenol 500mg
  • Aleve (Naproxen) 220mg
  • Ibuprofen 200mg
  • Jr Strength Ibuprofen 100mg

Children’s Pain

  • Children’s Ibuprofen Oral Suspension
  • Children’s Tylenol Oral Suspension
  • Children’s Acetaminophen chews 80mg, 160mg

Cold & Allergy

  • Benadryl 25mg
  • Children’s Benadry Elixir
  • Chloraspetic Spray
  • Cough Drops
  • Dayquil Cold & Flu gel caps
  • Nyquil Cold & Flu Elixir
  • OTC Claritin, tabs & liquid
  • OTC Xyzal, tabs & liquid
  • OTC Zyrtec, tabs & liquid


  • Antacid Tablets (Tums)
  • Imodium AD
  • Imodium Anti Diarrhea     Elixir
  • Kids Tums Chewable
  • Meclizine 25mg (Dramamine)
  • Miralax
  • Pepto Bismol Chewable
  • Pepto Bismol Oral     Suspension
  • Pepto Children’s     Chewable

Eye, Ear, Nose, & Throat

  • Afrin Nasal Spray
  • Earache Relief Ear drops Homeopathic
  • Eye analgesic
  • Eyewash sterile irrigating solution
  • Lubricating Eye drops
  • Swim-EAR
  • Visine


  • Anti-chaffing and rash powder
  • Bactine
  • Calamine Topical clear gel
  • Clotrimazole Anti-fungal cream
  • Nix Lice Treatment
  • Ting Antifungal Spray (Athlete’s foot)

Wound Care

  • Antiseptic Solution Povidone Iodine 10%
  • Betadine
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Quick Clot Emergency Hemostatic Gauze
  • Wound Wash Saline Spray


  • After Bite Cream
  • Bacitracin Zinc
  • Hydrocortisone Cream 1%
  • Neosporin
  • PDI Povidone Iodine Prep pads
  • Sting Relief Swabs
  • Triple Antibiotic Ointment

Our Dedication to Safety

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We are committed to maintaining a safe camp environment, creating the opportunity to transform lives into the image of Christ.

Safe Staff

We search college campuses all over the southeast for capable and qualified summer staff. Upon applying, summer staff are interviewed to see if their character matches the ministry of Camp Lurecrest. In addition, we run background checks, check multiple references, and pray over each candidate we hire. We are thorough in our staff hiring process so that our campers experience the very best of camp.

Medical Safety

Two Registered Nurses are on site each week, in addition to the two EMTs we have on full-time staff. All medications are given by an RN. Summer staff are CPR and First Aid Certified. Our camp has an infirmary on site and is in within 30 minutes of a hospital. Your camper's medical safety is of utmost importance to us.

Ministry Safe Abuse Prevention

Every summer staff member, full-time staff member, and volunteer is required to take Ministry Safe, a camp-specific sexual abuse training and pass a skillful screening process, along with a background check prior to stepping foot on campus. In addition, our summer staff are continuously trained throughout the summer to reduce the risk of abuse at camp.

Activity Safety Lifeguards

Certified by the American Red Cross in pool and waterfront training, as well as CPR and First Aid Outdoor Adventure Team: Trained by ACCT-Level 2 Challenge Course Practitioner, as well as CPR and First Aid certified Ministry Safe Accreditation Seal and Paragraph

Weather Safety

We train staff to protect campers in all weather. In cases of inclement weather, staff instruct campers to take shelter.

Pest Prevention

We have partnered with Ivy Oaks Analytics, a public health company that specializes in the control of ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers/ mites and poison ivy at large campgrounds, parks and summer camps. Ivy Oaks works with over 150 top summer camps.
We feel an obligation to our camp community to do everything in our power to reduce the risks associated with ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers/ mites and poison ivy.
Their process includes ongoing tick population measurements, landscape modification, natural control methods and more. Camp Lurecrest is proud to be one of the few camps nationally with an advanced public health standards certification by implementing this program.

Is there an Open House?

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Each year, Camp Lurecrest host an open house called Camper Parent Day when campers and their families can visit camp, meet staff, participate in various activities, and enjoy a free meal! It is especially a helpful and fun time for new campers, or for campers who are considering attending the following year. All are welcome!

The 2020 Camper Parent Day will take place on Saturday, June 6th from 10am-3pm.

RSVP for this year's Camper Parent Day by clicking here !

How to Register?

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Camper registration happens through a secure online portal. You will create an account that will allow you to register your camper(s), make payments, and update information.

If you have sent a camper to Lurecrest in prior years, please use your existing account, rather than creating a new account.

Food at Camp

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Over 50,000 meals served each summer!

Our food service staff love to care for campers through delicious food and a delightful dining experience. Each Camp Lurecrest camper is provided with a safe and enjoyable dining experience by accommodating for various dietary needs. Meals are served to our 224 campers and 100 staff three times each day.

Family-style community is a Lurecrest core value that spreads to the Barn. Campers and counselors sit family-style around tables, engaging in conversation and laughter centered around food.

FOOD CHOICES From fruit and veggies at each meal to sunflower butter sandwiches and desserts each night, your campers will be in food heaven! In addition to three hot meals each day, campers can head to our Ranch House for snacks throughout the day.

FOOD ALLERGIES Prior to each camp session, the food service director will review camper allergies. Each week, the kitchen staff take special care to prevent cross-contamination through a special prep area in the kitchen.

SAMPLE MENU Breakfast Bacon, Eggs, Biscuits, and Fruit; What more could you want to start the day? Snack Time! Head to the Ranch House for a healthy morning snack. Lunch Chicken sandwiches to your heart's content! Snack Time! Popsicles to cool off in the afternoon? Yes, please! Dinner Pizza, spaghetti, kid-friendly food galore! Ranch House Snack Grab something sweet or savory before evening chapel begins!

The Barn = Our Dining Hall

The Ranch House = Our Camp Store

Discounts Available

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Sibling Discount Pay full price for the oldest child, and receive $50 off registration for all other children in the same household; the discount will be applied upon application submission.

Bring a Friend Discount Invite a friend to come to Camp Lurecrest and receive a $25 Referral Credit to your camper's Ranch House fund to purchase merchandise and snacks. Just have the friend enter your camper's name in the "How did you hear about us?" box when registering. A $25 Referral Credit will be rewarded to your camper's Ranch House account around May 1 for EACH new camper who registers. The referral does not apply to family members, previous camper families, or campers receiving sponsorship assistance. There is no limit on the number of people you can refer!

Camper Sponsorships

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The purpose of our camper sponsorship program is to enable children to come to camp who normally would not be able to because of financial need.

As you determine how much you can contribute, please check with friends, family members, your church, and any other organization you feel may be able to financially help you send your child to camp. Your diligence in this area will help us give the funds we have to as many children as possible.

Camp tuition sponsorships are available for those needing financial assistance and are granted on an “as-need” basis at the discretion of our Executive Director. Each sponsorship request is given consideration in the order it is received.

Family circumstances and the available sponsorship funds will determine the amount of sponsorship granted. If anything less than a full sponsorship is granted, the remaining camper tuition, the camper’s Ranch House spending money, and the bus fare, if applicable, are the responsibility of the registering party. We are aware that some families are facing financial difficulties and it is our desire that no child is prevented from attending camp for financial reasons.

To apply for camper sponsorships, first register your camper, which requires a $75 deposit, so that a bed is held for your camper. Our camps fill up quickly; this will ensure that your camper does not end up on the waitlist during the sponsorship inquiry process.

After your camper is registered, fill out the Camp Lurecrest Sponsorship Request Form. Each sponsorship request is given consideration in the order it is received. All sponsorships will be considered after registration opens in January.