Most camp meetings provide separate adult and children’s meetings. SHINE has been structured to allow the entire family to participate, learn, and grow together during activities and meetings.
SHINE has been carefully and prayerfully designed with the entire family in mind. Every child participating will need to be accompanied by at least one parent or legal guardian experiencing the week with them.
Except for a few designated times, children and parents will be participating together in meetings, activities, meals, and recreation. You will be responsible for your child’s supervision during all these times. During the few times that children will be separated from parents, we will ensure that adequate supervision is provided.
Yes! Please be aware, however, that only one dorm room can be reserved per registered family. Additional family members requiring their own dorm room must register separately for SHINE.
In addition to the regular items and personal effects necessary for any trip, your family will want to bring clothes and simple toys for recreation (such as Frisbees, etc.).
SHINE is a spiritual retreat with a focus on drawing nearer to God. Please do not bring any reading materials, electronic devices, games, or other items that would be a distraction for you or your children.
A limited number of dorm rooms are available on campus. Other options include area motels and RV parks.
Dorm room suites with a shared restroom are available at Fletcher Academy. Families will need to be prepared to share the restroom with another family.
Fletcher Academy does not have hookups for motor homes, RVs, or trailers. However, there are several RV parks within about 15 minutes of Fletcher Academy.
Delicious! SHINE will provide three vegan meals per day for all participants who have purchased meals.
Please let us know if your family has special dietary restrictions or requirements, such as gluten-free food, While we cannot guarantee accommodation in every case, we will do our best to meet those needs.
The Asheville Regional Airport is within 20 minutes of Fletcher. The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is about one and a half hours away. The Charlotte Douglass International Airport is about two and a half hours away.
Each day will begin with time for private family exercise and worship, followed by morning meetings and activities. The afternoons will contain a mix of free time, recreation, and special activities. An evening program will conclude each day’s activities. Please note that all families will be requested to help clean up after meals on a rotating schedule.