Upstate Parent's Residential Camp Guide 2021
Schedules are subject to change this summer. Be flexible and be sure to check with program organizers for updates. At press time, some camp locations were still unsure if or when camps would be offered. Please inquire with camp locations directly as they develop in-person and virtual programs. Learn more about camps and COVID-19 at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/summer-camps.html.
Adventure Treks, adventuretreks.com, 888-954-5555, email@example.com, P.O. Box 1321, Flat Rock, NC. Ages 12-18, grades 6-12. Explore the scenery of the North American west through outdoor activities like mountain biking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, sea kayaking, canoeing, backpacking and more. firstname.lastname@example.org
Asbury Hills Camp & Retreat Center, asburyhills.org/summer-camp, 864-836-3711, email@example.com, 150 Asbury Drive, Cleveland, SC,. Ages 7-17. June 6-11, 13-18, 20-25; July 11-16, 16-18, 18-23, 25-30; Aug. 1-6. Camp offers sessions focused on mainly water activities, ropes activities or the classic core session with a little of both. For younger campers, a weekend family camp where there are no age limitations is offered. A nurse is on property for each camp session.
Blue Star Camps, bluestarcamps.com, 828-692-3591, firstname.lastname@example.org,
179 Blue Star Way, Hendersonville, NC. As part of a caring and inclusive Jewish camp community for campers ages 6-16, Blue Star offers six developmentally suited camp programs for boys and girls. Each camp has its own leadership, counseling staff and individual schedule of activities tailored to the interests and abilities of campers. See details online.
Camp Cedar Cliff , campcedarcliff.org
5 Porters Cove Road, Asheville, NC 28805
Day Camp and Overnight Camp for rising grades K-11. One- and 2-week sessions. Camp Cedar Cliff focuses on high adventure activities, friendship and connecting kids to nature and their Creator. Summer 2021 features the new "Big Bear" climbing structure debut.
Camps Chosatonga and Kahdalea, TwoFunCamps.com, 828-884-6834, email@example.com, 2500 Morgan Mill Road, Brevard, NC. Ages 7-18. Brother and sister camps in North Carolina, Kahdalea and Chosatonga have offered traditional and unplugged wilderness experiences in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains for more than 50 years. Campus includes open-air cabins, a dining hall, fields, lakes, a gym, equestrian facilities and more and is surrounded on three sides by Pisgah National Forest. Sessions range from 1 to 5 weeks and from $1,800 up.
Camp Glen Arden, campglenarden.com, 828-692-8362, 1261 Cabin Creek Road,
Zirconia, NC. Camp Glen Arden welcomes girls from grades 1-11 for 2-, 3- and 4-week sessions. Details are online.
Camp Green Cove, greencove.com, 828-692-6355, firstname.lastname@example.org, 617 Green Cove Road, Zirconia, NC. Founded in 1945, Camp Green Cove is a traditional and unique summer camp for girls, ages 6-17. Registration and session details are online.
Camp Greystone, campgreystone.com, 828-693-3182, 21 Camp Greystone Lane,
Zirconia, NC. Camp Greystone is a Christian camp for girls located in the mountains of North Carolina. Details and registration information are online.
Camp Grier, campgrier.org, 828-668-7793, email@example.com, 985 Camp Grier Road, Old Fort, NC. Ages 7-17. Camp Grier is a nonprofit, skills-based summer camp specializing in outdoor adventures. It is located on 650 acres bordering the Pisgah National Forest. Programs include Explorer (rising grades 2-3), Discoverer (rising grades 4-5), Adventurer (rising grades 7-9) and Navigator (rising grades 10-12). Specialty equestrian, mountain biking and farm camps are also offered for one-week sessions.
Camp Henry, lakelogan.org/camphenry, 828-646-0095, ext. 105, firstname.lastname@example.org, 25 Wormy Chestnut Lane, Canton, NC. K-12. Camp Henry is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina and located in Haywood County at Lake Logan, 40 minutes west of Asheville. The program is rooted in the Episcopal faith, but all are welcome. The 300-acre property includes a mile-long lake surrounded by the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of Pisgah National Forest. Scholarships are available.
Camp Highlander, camphighlander.com, 828-891-7721, email@example.com, 42 Dalton Road, Mills River, NC. Ages 5-16. Camp promotes the core values of courage, honesty, integrity and faith. Camps for girls and boys are offered. Details are online.
Camp Hollymont for Girls, hollymont.com, 828-686-5343, firstname.lastname@example.org, 339 Nacoochee Drive, Rabun Gap, GA. Ages 7-15, Camp Hollymont is a privately owned, Christian camp for girls ages 7–15. Each camper’s physical, social, and spiritual development is fostered in the context of a loving, Christian environment. Girls are invited to enjoy the wide range of outdoor wonders.
Camps Kahdalea and Chosatonga, TwoFunCamps.com, 828-884-6834, email@example.com, 2500 Morgan Mill Road, Brevard, NC. Ages 7-18. Brother and sister camps in North Carolina, Kahdalea and Chosatonga have offered traditional and unplugged wilderness experiences in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains for more than 50 years. Campus includes open-air cabins, a dining hall, fields, lakes, a gym, equestrian facilities and more and is surrounded on three sides by Pisgah National Forest. Sessions range from 1 to 5 weeks and from $1,800 up.
Camp Judaea, campjudaea.org, 404-634-7883, firstname.lastname@example.org, 48 Camp Judaea Lane, Hendersonville, NC. Ages 7-16. Traditional overnight summer camp with a wide variety of fun activities for Jewish youth. Full 25-day sessions available and 10-day sessions available for grades 2-4. Financial aid available.
Camp Kanuga, kanuga.org, 828-692-9136, 130 Kanuga Chapel Road, Hendersonville, NC. Camp Kanuga is an American Camp Association-accredited coed summer camp affiliated with The Episcopal Church, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Registration and session details are online.
Camp Mondamin, mondamin.com, 828-693-7446, email@example.com, 413 Mondamin Road, Zirconia, NC. Founded in 1922, Mondamin is a traditional and unique summer camp for boys, ages 6-17. Registration and session details are online.
Camp Pinewood, camppinewood.net, 828-692-6239, firstname.lastname@example.org, 300 Orrs Camp Road, Hendersonville, NC. Camp Pinewood is an independent, private camp located in Western North Carolina. Details and session information are online.
Camp Pinnacle, camppinnacle.com, 855-378-1928, info@Camppinnacle.com, P.O. Box 1339, Flat Rock, NC. Ages 7-15. Spend two or three weeks in the Blue Ridge mountains with over 40 exciting outdoor activities. Every camper will get the opportunity to raft a whitewater river, climb a rock, mountain bike a forest trail, camp out overnight and summit a mountain.
Camp Rockmont for Boys, rockmont.com, 828-686-3885, email@example.com, 375 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC. Ages 6-17. Camp Rockmont invites campers to experience the wildness of being a boy outside, the welcoming embrace of a loving community and the wonder of being alive.
Camp Tekoa, camptekoa.org, 828-692-6516, 211 Thomas Road, Hendersonville, NC. Tekoa offers a wide variety of summer resident and day camps for boys and girls, including elementary day camp, and resident camps for elementary, middle and high school students. Tekoa also offers Adventure Camps for middle and high school students. Details and registration information are online.
Camp Ton-A-Wandah, camptonawandah.com, 828-692-4251, 300 W. Ton-A-Wandah Road, Hendersonville, NC. Ages 5-16. Camp Ton-A-Wandah is a residential summer camp for girls on 365 acres of mountainous terrain including streams, trails and a cascading waterfall. Details and registration are online.
Camp WaBak, 36 Camp WaBak Road, Marietta. SC, 800-849-4475, firstname.lastname@example.org, gssc-mm.org/en/camp/summer-program.html. Girls ages 7-17. June 9-Aug. 6. Camp sessions provide girls the chance to explore weekly themes through a girl-led lens. Girls work together in their rising grade level grouping to plan their week and determine what activities they take part in. Themed activities are incorporated through badge work, individually chosen activities, and all camp activity sessions. Other summer camp opportunities include equestrian sessions, adventure tripping for older girls, and leadership programming.
Camp Wayfarer for Boys and Girls, campwayfarer.com, 828-696-9000, email@example.com, One Red Bird Song Road, Flat Rock, NC. Ages 6-16. Camp aims to teach children to be the best possible version of themselves through strengthening four main developmental areas: mental, physical, spiritual and social.
Camp Woodie, wildlifeedcenter.org/camp-woodie, 8444 Old River Road, Pinewood, SC. 803-452-6001, firstname.lastname@example.org. Ages 7-18. Sunday-Thursday, June 6-Aug. 13. This shooting sports camp is on a 960-acre campus with zip lines, shooting ranges, air conditioning, in-cabin bathrooms and more.
Converse College Athletic Camps, govalkyries.com/sports/2020/6/9/Camp1.aspx, 580 E Main St., Spartanburg, SC, 864-596-9000, email@example.com. All ages. Valkyries Athletics Camps at Converse College will be held June-July.
Falling Creek Camp, fallingcreek.com, 828-692-0262, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Zirconia, NC. Several camp options are available, including a junior camp. Father/son and family options are also offered. Details are online.
Green River Preserve, greenriverpreserve.org, 828-698-8828, email@example.com, 301 Green River Road, Cedar Mountain, NC. Green River Preserve is a non-competitive, coed summer camp connecting children with nature. The camp offers 1-, 2- and 3-week summer camp sessions for campers in the rising grades 2-9 and high school expedition programs for rising grades 9-college freshmen.
Holston Presbytery Camp and Retreat Center Summer Camp, HolstonCenter.org/Summer-Camp, 844-465-7866, info@HolstonCenter.org, 6993 Hickory Nut Gap Road, Banner Elk, NC. Ages 7-17. HPCRC specializes in small group camping that connects people to God and creation. Camp activities include hiking, rock-climbing, canoeing, crafts, zip-lines, archery, worship, field games and more. June 2-4 - Celebrate Summer - $199; June 6-11 - Night Owl - $499; June 13-18 - Water Chihuahua - $499; June 20-25 - Wheels & Heels - $499; June 27-July 2 - Girls Adventure Leadership Service (GALS) - $499; June 5-18 & June 19-July 2 - Counselors in Training (CITS) - $499.
MasterWorks Festival, masterworksfestival.org, 864-596-9724, firstname.lastname@example.org, 580 E Main St., Spartanburg, SC. Ages 14-26. June 20-July 18. The MasterWorks Festival is an intensive, four-week festival for advanced and passionate students of the classical performing arts. Together, world-class faculty and gifted students present brilliant performances in an atmosphere of dynamic Christian faith. Discounts apply for early registration and scholarships are available for some areas.
Tiger Golf Academy, tigergolfacademy.com, 864-637-8013, TigerGolfAcademy@gmail.com, Clemson University, 310 Lucas Glover Drive, Clemson. Ages 10-17, June 12-16, June 19-23. Overnight and day camps available. Skill levels range from beginner to advanced tournament players. The camp will stress the importance of fundamentals in all facets of the game while in a fun environment. Golfers will have their swings videotaped and given instruction using V1 Software and TrackMan from collegiate coaches.
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, Martian Frontier, Exoplanet Exploration, Above & Beyond, pari.edu/camps/summer-camps, 828-862-5554, email@example.com, 1 PARI Drive Rosman, NC. Grades 6-12. Residential summer camps on topics like astronomy, robotics, cryptography, and 3D modeling and printing, and more. PARI STEM and space camps run from June-August and are available in 2- or 3-week sessions.
UNC Asheville Summer Camps and Programs, camps.unca.edu, 828-251-6991, Conferences & Camps Office, 1 University Heights, Asheville, NC. UNC Asheville offers a variety of academic and athletic camps. Visit camps.unca.edu to learn about any in-person and virtual offerings planned for 2021.
YMCA Camp Greenville, campgreenville.org/summer-camp, 864-836-3291, ext. 0512, firstname.lastname@example.org, 4399 YMCA Camp Road, Cleveland, SC. Financial assistance is available.
· Base Camp: Rising grades 2-12, June 13-Aug. 7. Campers enjoy a balanced mix of adventure, fun and tradition, all in a beautiful mountaintop setting. The back-to-basics approach – screen-free, no phones, no internet – lets campers connect with nature and themselves.
· Adventure Trips: Rising grades 5-12, June 14-Aug. 8. Take camp on the road all over the Upstate of South Carolina, Western North Carolina and East Tennessee exploring white water rivers, caves, waterfalls, mountain peaks and hiking trails. Camp in tents and tarps at established campsites on state and national public lands. Campers spend the first few days learning skills, packing gear and coming together as a group before setting out on the road.
· Parent & Me Camps: Rising grades K5-1, June 20-26 and July 4-10. One parent/guardian is required to register per family. Either parent can bring daughters, sons or both to each session.
· Mini-Week Base Camp: Rising grades K5-2 (and no prior Camp Greenville experience), June 13-16. This half week is the perfect introduction to the overnight camp experience. Campers will participate in a variety of activities geared towards their age group in a safe and fun cabin environment.
· Mini-Week Adventure Camp: Rising grades 3-4, June 13-16. Try a sampler of YMCA Camp Greenville’s adventure program. Campers will enjoy adventure activities like rock climbing, paddle sports, hiking, one overnight and more.
YMCA Camp Watia, ymcacampwatia.org, 828-209-9600, email@example.com, 5030 Watia Road, Bryson City, NC. Grades 2-12. YMCA Camp Watia is a place for children to dare, discover, and dream. Choose from swimming, canoeing, nature studies, outdoor living skills, paddle boarding, mountain biking, hiking, climbing wall, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, counselor-in-training program and more. Cost is $788. Financial assistance is available.