Youth Camp

Youth Camp • July 1–5, 2024 • Camp Lee • Anniston, Alabama

Youth Camp Group Photo

Youth Camp Details

The Youth Camp session is programmed with an emphasis for youth (singing school lessons, full recreation schedule, some singing elective classes).

Young campers learn the rudiments at Youth Camp, 2013.
Learning the rudiments at Youth Camp.

Lodging

Youth Camp sleeping accommodations are open lodge style with camp bunk beds (up to 20 per room) and community bathrooms. All the sleeping and meeting areas are air conditioned. Separate lodges are allocated for females and males. Campers are responsible for providing linens (towels and bedroll/sleeping bag/sheets/blanket and pillow). If this provides a hardship, we will provide linens if you request in advance.

Meals

Meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the camp dining hall. We also provide snacks in the mid-morning and mid-afternoon. (If you would like to bring treats such as drinks, cookies, brownies, fruit, chips, or other food for the snack times, we would appreciate it.)

Recreation

Camp Fasola recreation for Youth Camp will be facilitated by Camp Lee staff. Camp Fasola recreation includes swimming, hiking, canoeing, fishing (bring your own gear), crafts, climbing wall, zipline (canopy), zipline (lake), low elements, and more. See CampLee.org for more information on recreation provided.

Lessons

We will have a good selection of lessons and electives, so you will have at least three hours of singing school lessons per day plus some electives plus class singing each night. We will have sessions for all levels of experience from beginners through experienced singers.

Counselors

Counselors will supervise camp activities for youth age 10–18. Parents/guardians or grandparents are responsible for accompanying and supervising children under age 10 at all times for all recreation, activities, meals, classes, and sleeping. Campers are asked to perform some area of service to support camp operation during the week.

All-Day Singings

All-day singings are held in the area on the weekends before and after Camp Fasola.

Transportation

Transportation to Camp Fasola is the responsibility of campers. The nearest airports are Atlanta and Birmingham.

Arrival

Campers gather around the campfire in the evening at Youth Camp, 2013.
Campers gather around the campfire in the evening at Youth Camp.

Check-in will be conducted between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. on Monday. We request that you let us know if you will be arriving later. You will be issued your room assignment, three Camp Fasola T-Shirts (for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday), and the final camp schedule of events. Our first camp meal will be at 6:00 p.m. Please note that Alabama is in the Central Time Zone.

Venue

Youth Camp will be held at Camp Lee, located at 70 Camp Lee Main Road, Anniston, AL 36207.

Directions

From I-20: Take Exit 188. From Atlanta, go right across the bridge. (From Birmingham, go left across bridge.) Continue straight to third red light. (Mapco on right corner, Chevron on opposite corner) Turn right onto Choccolocco Road. Camp Lee is 1.9 miles on the left.

From Gadsden and Jacksonville: Take Highway 431/21 and go south. Make left on Greenbrier Rd. There is a stop light for this turn. (Marie’s Pool store on corner.) At 2nd stop light, make left onto Coleman Rd. (Shell gas station on corner) Coleman Road turns into Choccolocco Road at the second stop light. A Chevron station will be on left and a Mapco station will be on right corner. Continue straight and go 1.9 miles and you will see the Camp Lee entrance.

Girls hang out during recreation time, Youth Camp, 2013.
Girls hang out during recreation time, Youth Camp.

Packing List

Here is a packing list of suggested items. Be sure to bring appropriate comfortable, casual clothing for summertime in Alabama. Campers will wear three provided Camp Fasola T-Shirts for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Do not bring pets, illegal drugs, fireworks, firearms, or any other dangerous or illegal item.

Comfortable and appropriate clothing for your stay at camp

  • T-shirts, Polo shirts (camp T-shirts will be provided for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
  • Shorts
  • Jeans, khakis, skirts
  • Lightweight long sleeve shirt (in case of a cool night)
  • Pajamas
  • Underwear and socks
  • Sneakers/walking shoes/shoes for hiking/sandals
  • Closed-toe shoes are required for Climbing Wall, Ropes Course, Hiking
  • Raincoat/slicker/umbrella
  • Appropriate swimwear – bring separate swimwear for pool and canoeing
  • Cap/hat

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Comb/hairbrush

Linens (for campers staying onsite at Camp Lee)

  • Sleeping bag or bedroll (sheets, blanket, pillow) for bunk bed
  • Towels, washcloth

(If providing your own linens is a hardship, we will provide if you request in advance.)

Other

  • Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition songbook
  • Throat lozenges
  • Medications
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Notebook and pen
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Bookbag/backpack
  • Beach towel (for swimming)
  • Water bottle (optional)
  • Seat cushion (optional)

Hotels

Hotels are available in Anniston and Oxford for stays before or after camp.

Camp Scholarships

Scholarship/work study support for camp fees may be available based on need. Our aim is for every camper who wishes to participate in Camp Fasola to have that opportunity. Priority for scholarship support is given to campers who have multiple family members attending; who have substantial travel expenses; or who otherwise would be unable to attend without financial support.

Please complete the camp scholarship form (also accessible on the camp PDF registration form) if you require scholarship support for camp fees. We also encourage campers to seek financial support from their local Sacred Harp community.

More Information

For additional information on Youth Camp, email camp@fasola.org.