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Royal Ambassadors

 
 
Royal Ambassadors
 
Royal Ambassadors (RA's) is a missions discipleship organization for boys in grades 1-6 that helps them develop a Biblical worldview with an emphasis on missions learning and missional living. RA's utilizes activities that are designed to help boys learn about missions and get them personally involved in practical missions experiences while having fun. Click HERE for frequently asked questions about the RA program. For more information on the transition of RA's to WMU National, please click here.
 
The RA Motto, "We are Ambassadors for Christ," not only gives the organization its name, but also gives the boys and leaders a lifestyle goal.  This Motto is taken from Scripture, specifically 2 Corinthians 5:20.
 
The Scripture passage 2 Cornithians 5:17-20 describes the prupose of Royal Ambassadors:
"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come.  Now everything is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:  that is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us.  Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ; certain that God is appealing through us, we plead on Christ's behalf, 'Be reconciled to God.'"  2 Corinithians 5:17-20 HCSB
 
What are the parts of the RA emblem and their purposes?
 
Organization name and Scripture:  An ambassador is a representative in a court or nation other than his own.  Royal Ambassadors are representatives of Christ the King bringing good news of salvation to people everywhere.  The RA Motto reads, "We are Ambassadors for Christ" (2 Cor. 5:20, HCSB)
 
The shield stands for faith in Christ (see Eph. 6:16).  This symbol represents the journey of faith and a commitment to having faith in Christ.
 
The crown stands for Christ the King and what He represents (see Jas. 1:12).  As a follower and ambassador of Christ, we are to stay focused on Jesus and His message to the world.
 
The branch is for achievement and victory in the work of being an Ambassador for Christ (see Matt. 25:21).  Combining skills and actions help accomplish the goal of carrying the gospel to people needing to hear it.
 
Blue repersents the boy's loyalty to Christ, His church, and each other.
Gold represents the worth of the boy to God's mission.
White represents purity of living, which makes him an effective ambassador.
 
The Purpose of Royal Ambassadors
The Purpose of Royal Ambassadors is to involve boys in missions. Involvement in missions is living one's faith daily: personal experience in witness and ministry, and giving and praying to support persons involved in missions. The Royal Ambassador program helps boys to become aware of the needs of people around the world and to respond to those needs. The organization seeks to lead boys to a personal commitment to Christ and assist them in their Christian growth experience. Through Royal Ambassadors, boys are led to an awareness of their responsibility to Christ and encouraged to become His ambassador. This purpose is outlined in the Royal Ambassador Pledge.
 
RA Pledge
As a Royal Ambassador I will do my best:
 
To become a well-informed, responsible follower of Christ
To have a Christ-like concern for all people
To learn how to carry the message of Christ around the world
To work with others in sharing Christ
To keep myself clean and healthy in mind and body
 
Royal Ambassadors accomplish the points of the pledge through:
 
Participation in chapter meetings. Each boy is given opportunities to use his talents and abilities in chapter activities. The chapter also provides fellowship with Christian boys which helps them feel their worth as they work or play together.
 
Participation in mission projects. The use of interest activities can provide fun teaching avenues and learning situations, enhancing Christian relationships and the total program. Royal Ambassadors is a well-balanced mission program which helpos boys with spiritual, social, mental and physical needs. Royal Ambassadors provides an increased understanding of the true values in life, a respect for other people, an increased desire to help other people, experience in working with others, leads to improvements in personal habits, and provides an outlet for many fun and energetic activities that boys need. See the list of state-wide activities listed below.
 
Mark Moore, NC RA Director
336-629-2374 x 107
 
RESOURCES
 
For information about RA trainings, events, and personal consultations in your state, contact your state WMU office or state RA office.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Camp Caraway for Boys
Welcome to Camp Caraway!  Camp Caraway is a summer camp for boys, sponsored by North Carolina Baptists on Mission, and is accredited by the American Camp Association.  All boys are welcome and do not have to be active in a particular church to attend.  Our camp is located in the beautiful Uwharrie Mountains, seven miles west of Asheboro, North Carolina.  Since 1963 more than 65,000 boys have been challenged toward strengthening their Christian walk at Caraway.  We'd love to have your son or group of boys join us!
 
Camp Caraway bases its program on the Christian idea that each boy is a person of worth, created in the image of God.  Each boy is important and each has something unique and significant to contribute to the camp.  This idea is applied to every activity and to every aspect of the camp program.  The key to North Carolina's future lies with the campers of today.  Our goal is to instill within each camper the desire to be all that God created him to be.  We hope to see you at Camp Caraway this summer!
 
Week Long Camp
Week long camp is for boys and young men who are ages 9-17 or who have completed 3rd grade.  Campers arrive on Monday at 10 am and depart after lunch on Friday.
 
Camp Caraway has four units which are divided by ages:
Westwoods Unit                         9-10 year old boys
For boys who have completed 3rd or 4th grade.  This unit resides in the Westwoods Lodge.  This cabin has four separate wings joined together by a large commons area.  Westwoods Lodge is modern, air-conditioned and includes restrooms and showers in each cabin.  This unit is designed to meet the needs of younger boys and help them transition to a fun camp environment away from home.  Recreation may include:  water fights, pedal race cars, crafts, low ropes challenge course, zip line, swimming in the lake, water slides, swimming pool, kayaks, archery, air rifles, sling shots, group games, cookouts, hiking and more.
 
Mountain View Unit:                  10-11 year old boys
For boys who have completed 4th or 5th grade.  The Mountain View Unit is separated into individual cabins that are modern with air condition and indoor restrooms and showers.  Recreation may include:  overnight campout, swimming in the lake and pool, water slides, kayaks, archery, air rifles, paint ball target shooting, group games, cookout, hiking, and more.
 
Rocks Unit:                                 12-13 year old boys
The young men of Rocks are ages 12-13.  The Uwharrie Mountain breeze cools these summer cabins through their screened windows.  The bath house is a short walk away.  Recreation may include:  paintball, rappelling, swimming in the lake and pool, kayaks, archery with compound and recurve bows, air rifles, group games, campout, cookout, hiking, and more.
 
Northwoods Unit:                       14-17 year old boys
The young men of Northwoods includes ages 14-17 who camp in Caraway's three walled Adirondack cabins.  Falling asleep with a campfire crackling nearby is normal in this rustic campsite.  Campers have the option to hang out in a hammock or sleep in the cabin.  This unit is designed to reach high school students by providing exciting recreation and encourage them to get out of their comfort zones.  Recreation may include:  high ropes challenge course, climbing tower, zip line, paintball, the blob, water slides, swimming in the lake, dunking in the pool, pellet rifles, archery with compound bows, camping, cooking over fires, hiking, group games, team building, and more.
 
Father/Son Camps
This exciting camp is for any adult father, grandfather or male mentor to bring up to three boys who have completed kindergarten through 6th grade.  One night camps are available in the spring, summer, and fall.  We will give you some free time to spend with your boys along with organized fun recreation and programming.  These camps include challenging Christian speakers, worship, skits, and recreation.  Keep in mind that due to the nature of the father/son camp schedule campers will not be able to do all of the advertised recreation.  Father/son camps make a great birthday gift for a dad or a son.
 
Camp Angel Tree
Camp Angel Tree is for boys ages 9-14 who have a parent in prison.  Campers arrive Sunday afternoon and depart Wednesday morning.  This camp is designed to introduce boys to a relationship with Jesus Christ in a fun, safe environment.
 
Angel Tree campers only pay a small registration fee to hold their spot.  The rest of their camp fee is scholarshipped through kind donations from individuals and churches.  Transportation to and from camp is also provided by local volunteers all over our state.  If you are interested in donating or volunteering to support Camp Angel Tree, please contact Kecia Morgan at 1-800-395-5102 ext. 5613 or kmorgan@ncbaptist.org
 
Recreation time may include activities such as:  swimming in the lake and pool, water slides, the blob, pedal race cars, basketball, group games, canoeing, kayaking, archery, air rifles, sling shots, zip lines, rapelling tower, the challenge course and many other activities boys love.
 
Sample Daily Schedule
Camp Caraway's daily schedule is active and fun, focusing on the total person; physically, mentally, and spiritually.  The program at Caraway is balanced to be full of activity, full of interest, and full of meaning.  Cabin schedules vary each day according to the age of the participants.
 
          7:00 am          Rise and Shine                                   2:00 pm               Recreation
          7:40 am          Flag Raising                                       3:00 pm                Canteen
          8:00 am          Breakfast                                            3:30 pm                Recreation
          8:45 am          Quiet Time                                          5:00 pm                Overnight camp out or cook out
          9:00 am          Worship                                               5:30 pm               Supper
          9:45 am          Recreation                                          6:15 pm                Cabin Time
        11:15 am          Missions Time                                   7:00 pm                Recreation
        11:45 am          Games                                               8:00 pm                 Night Swim
        12:30 pm          Lunch                                                 9:00 pm                 Canteen
          1:15 pm          Cabin Time                                       9:30 pm                 Showers/Devotion
                                                                                           10:30 pm                 Lights Out
 
Recreation time may include activities such as:  swimming in the lake and pool, water slides, the blob, bazooka ball, pedal race cars, hiking, group games, canoeing, kayaking, archery, air rifles, sling shots, zip lines, high ropes, rapelling tower, the challenge course, hammock camp outs, and many other activities boys love.
 
Dates and Rates
 
2013 Father/Son Camps (1st-6th grade boys + Dads)
Rate:  $74 per adult; $64 per child
          October 11-12
 
 
Registration Information
Camp deposits are due upon registration and the balance is due 3 weeks before your camp session starts.  The registration fee can be refunded or applied to another boy's camp fee if the request is made before the balance due date (or three weeks before your camp week begins).  No fees are refundable after the balance due date, except in event of illness, injury or death in the immediate family.  We recommend early registration to reserve your spot.  If after registration deadline (see registration form), please call for space availability before registering.
 
You may register via mail or online below.  After registration and payment is processed you will receive additional camp information such as a packing list, medical & waiver forms, what to expect information, etc. via e-mail.
 
Mail-In Registration
To register via mail or fax, download and print the forms below and return to the address on the form.
          (PDF files/requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
 
Online Registration
To register online, click on one of the upcoming event links below.  Create an account and then submit your registration and pay by credit card online.
 
 
10/11/2013-10/12/2013                      2013 Fall Father Son
 
Directions
Camp Caraway Physical Address:    4756 Caraway Mountain Road, Sophia, NC  27350
 
From Charlotte:
Take I-85 North to Exit 96-Asheboro, NC Zoo, Hwy. 64.  Take Hwy. 64 East.  Go 17 miles to caution light at Spencer Mountain Road.  Turn left, go 2 miles to stop sign; turn right.  Go 100 yards, turn left onto Green Farm Road.  Go 2 miles to flashing stop light.  Turn left onto Caraway Mountain Road.  Go 2 miles; Caraway entrance is on the right.  Turn right onto Conference Center Drive.
 
 
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