Camp Hazelnut 2016

Oct 21 - 23

The first Camp Hazelnut event in 2015 was fantastic. The impact was so powerful on the kids and families navigating the overwhelming challenges of a cancer diagnosis—for them and us—that we made them the main focus of the 2016 event, with some lucky Hazelnuts joining in. We tripled the available spots for these area kids and families this year (to about 150).  Very special thanks to Wyc Grousbeck — CEO and co-owner of the Boston Celtics — and the entire Celtics organization for sponsoring the Camp this year and partnering with us to make the event even more special!

 

Think you might want to join us for one of the limited Hazelnut spots available in the future? Here are the details from the 2016 event ... (stay tuned for 2017 event details) ...

 

Schedule

 

Friday, Oct 21

Saturday, Oct 22 *

3 pm

3 pm - 6 pm

6:30 pm

7:30 pm

8:30 pm

10 pm - midnight

Gates open

Move-in & orientation tours 

Dinner

Famous "Great Spirit" campfire ceremony

"Pajama Jam!" Ball w/ Sister Hazel (Don't forget your jammies!)

S'mores at campfire

Sunday, Oct 23

8 am - 9:30 am

10 am - 11:30 am

11:30 am - 12:30pm

1 pm - 2:30 pm

3 pm - 4:30 pm

4:30 pm - 6 pm

 

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

7:30 pm

9 pm

Breakfast

Group Activity 1 

Lunch

Group Activity 2

Group Activity 3

Happy Fun Drum Time ** / free time / individual activity choice

Lyrics For Life Luau on the Beach

Sister Hazel "Sunset Acoustic" on the Beach

Hayrides / Dance at the Rec Hall

8:30 - 9:30 pm

10 am - 11:30 am

Noon - 1 pm

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Breakfast

"All For Fun" songwriting workshop w/ band 

Lunch

Packing time and closing ceremonies

* Saturday, campers will be assigned a group to participate in three activities: high ropes, archery, and waterfront. Band members will help guide and participate in the excitement of each of the three activity areas. Campers can opt out of any of these activities and, instead, go for a walk on the trails, make a masterpiece in the arts and crafts room, go for a dip in the swim area, or any of the fun options the camp has to offer.

** Join our Happy Fun Drum Time to learn the fun and healing powers of playing hand-drums with a group. Design your own personal "cajon" hand-drum to play and take home. Very cool! Click here to view flier.

Activities

 

In addition to the concerts and campfire music with Sister Hazel, the songwriting workshops, Happy Fun Drum Time, the camp ceremonies and hiking trails and arts and crafts and breakfasts and lunches and dinners and s'mores and more ... on Saturday, campers will be assigned a group to participate in three activities (if they like): high ropes, archery, and waterfront. Band members will help guide and participate in the excitement of each of the three activity areas.

HIGH ROPES

Conquer the course at the challenge village by climbing to the top of the Alpine Tower or the Carolina Rock Wall. Whether you're new to climbing or a seasoned pro, there's a climb that you will love. Camp counselors will belay you to the top and ensure your safety while Sister Hazel ensures the fun and entertainment. If heights aren't for uoi, there are plenty of low ropes challenges to participate in at the ropes course. Get ready for a great time.

ARCHERY

Knock an arrow and fire when ready at the archery range. Learn to shoot a bow and arrow for the first time or perfect your skills during this fun-filled activity. Sister Hazel will be hanging out at the archery range as well, ready to celebrate with you when you hit the bull's eye.

WATERFRONT

Venture down to Little Crystal Lake to paddle a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddle board with a friend (or member of the band!). Experienced paddlers and newbies will have fun crossing the lake in their boat to make it all the way to a classic camp spot, Pebble Beach. Grab a paddle, a lifejacket, and some sunshine, and enjoy your time on the lake.

pricing

 

The all-inclusive weekend experience package includes meals, cabin lodging, and activities for all campers. Here are the basic registration fees and discount packages for registrants:

Adults - $295

Children - $195

Family of 4 (or more) - $795 total

Group of 4 adults (limited to 4) - $995 total

Tent and Yurt camping (for additional privacy) is also available. Contact us for details and pricing.

Accommodations

 

One ADULT cabin (coed) and one FAMILY cabin (coed), holding 20 campers each, are available for registration. The other eight traditional cabins are set aside for Camp Hazelnut's invited children patients and their families. Tent and Yurt camping (for additional privacy) is also available. Contact us for details and pricing.

 

CABINS

Each of the camp's ten traditional cabins has eight sets of bunk beds and three twin beds for a total of about 20 campers. Each cabin has two bathrooms with at least two showers with hot water. The cabins are not air-conditioned, but they do get a cool breeze off the lake at night.

TENTS

Bring your own tent (or RV) and set up on the grounds.

YURTS

Camp Hazelnut has five Yurts with the ability to house your entire family or group in each. These unique, circular cabins have different features and they all provide an extra private setting.

Packing List

 

Bathing suit

Bedding (sheets, pillow, blanket)

Bug spray

Clothing for 3 days

Clip-on fan

Close-toed shoes

Extension cord

Flashlight / headlamp

Laundry bag

Rain jacket / poncho

Sandals

Sunscreen

Toiletries

Towel

Please do not bring alcohol, tobacco, or firearms

faqs

 

WHERE IS CAMP HAZELNUT LOCATED?

Camp Crystal Lake is located outside Gainesville, FL at 6724 Camp Crystal Road, Starke, FL 32091.

WHO WILL BE AT CAMP HAZELNUT?

Sister Hazel will be there, of course, along with our camp counselors. We've invited about 150 area kids and their families navigating the challenge of a cancer diagnosis. We also have limited cabin, tent/RV, and Yurt accommodations for some lucky Hazelnuts to regsiter and join us.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY REGISTRATION PACKAGE?

Each Camp Hazelnut package includes living accommodations for two nights, three days worth of camp activities, all meals, lots of live music from Sister Hazel, and your very own Camp Hazelnut gift.

CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN?

Absolutely. Camp Hazelnut is a family-friendly event and children are encouraged. Everyone is welcome, even if you're flying solo or attending with friends.

DO I NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GROUP ACTIVITIES?

On Saturday, groups are assigned to three different activities — high ropes, archery, and waterfront. These activities are voluntary, and we have plenty of other options if you'd like more self-directed activities or if you'd just like to relax with a good book under a tree by the lake.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Please review the packing list (above) when deciding what to bring for the weekend. Please do not bring alcohol, tobacco, or firearms.

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS?

Yes! Read about our general pricing and family and friend discounts (above), or contact us about tent and Yurt camping discounts. 

CAN I BRING MY TENT OR RV TO STAY IN?

Yes you can. Read more here.

CAN I STAY IN A CABIN WITH MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS?

One ADULT cabin (coed) and one FAMILY cabin (coed), holding 20 campers each, are available for registration. The other eight traditional cabins are set aside for Camp Hazelnut's invited children patients and their families. When registering, you will be able to indicate the cabin(s) you'd like for your group. We will do our best to honor all request, given the available space in each cabin.

WHAT ARE THE CABINS LIKE?

Each of the camp's ten traditional cabins has eight sets of bunk beds and three twin beds for a total of about 20 campers. Each cabin has two bathrooms with at least two showers with hot water. The cabins are not air-conditioned, but they do get a cool breeze off the lake at night.

ARE MORE PRIVACY OPTIONS AVAILABLE?

Yes. We have tent camping and private Yurts available. Contact us for details and pricing.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Register online or contact us for other regsitration and payment options.

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