ACAC Adventure Central

ACAC’s Sports Specific camps offer comprehensive instruction in all facets of the games combining specific skill development with agility, foot work and speed training. The sport-specific conditioning camps are ideal for those individuals of all ability levels who wish to increase performance for the upcoming season.

Directors: Randy Eppard

Address: 200 Four Seasons Drive, Charlottesville, VA

Phone: 434.978.PLAY (7529)

Email: randye@acac.com

Website: www.cville.acac.com/summercamp.php

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ADVENTURE TREKS

Join Adventure Treks for two, three and four week Adventures for teenagers 13 – 18 in the amazing scenery of the North American West. How many teenagers get to Climb Mt. St Helens, sea kayak with seals, rock climb famous cliffs, or raft big northwestern whitewater? Join students from all over the country and discover fun, friendships, adventure, community and growth.
Year Founded: 1993
Staff/Camper Ratio: 1:4
Director: John Dockendorf
Address: Programs in California, Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Alaska, Montana, Idaho
Phone: 888.954.5555
Email: info@adventuretreks.com
Website: www.adventuretreks.com

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CAMP BLUE RIDGE
With over 50 years of experience, Camp Blue Ridge has fine tuned the art of relaxation and Christian recreation. Join us for the 2008 summer camp season. We’ll be there to meet you when you arrive.
Year Founded: 1957
Staff/Camper Ratio: 1:9
Director: Denton Grady
Address: 529 Old Mill Rd, Montebello, VA 24464
Phone: 540-377-2413
mail: campcoordinator@cbrsda.com
Website: http://www.cbrsda.com

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CAMP CELO

A small farm camp in the North Carolina mountains. Under Quaker leadership for over 50 years. Boys and Girls ages 7-12. Farm chores, hiking and camping, riding, crafts, skits, nature study, games, swimming, tubing. Warm relaxed
atmosphere.

Year Founded: 1951

Staff/Camper Ratio: 1:3

Directors: Barbara Perrin and Gib and Annie Barrus

Address: 775 Hannah Branch Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714

Phone: 828-675-4323

Email: info@campcelo.com

Website: campcelo.com

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CAMP CAROLINA

WHAT A DAY!!! BOY AM I ENTHUSIASTIC!!! The overall purpose of Camp Carolina is to make a boy’s summer experience safe, fun, memorable and a valuable factor in his complete development. The key to camp is the staff. A counselor’s most important characteristic is being a positive role model.

We offer TRADITIONAL in camp activities and HIGH ADVENTURE in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Activities include: mountain boarding, mountain biking, caving, wakeboarding, paintball, rock climbing, skateboarding, horseback, rafting, kayaking, surfing, yoga, archery/Rifelry and many more fun and exciting activities. Check us out online or give us a call for more info. GO BIG!!!

Year Founded: 1924

Staff/Camper Ratio: 1:3

Directors: Alfred Thompson

Address: PO Box 919 Brevard,

NC 28712

Phone: 828-884-2414

Email: info@campcarolina.com

Website: campcarolina.com

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CAMP Chatuga

Camp Chatuga is a small independent camp for boys and girls ages 6-16. Our reputation is built on 50 years of quality programs for reasonable fees. Choose from one or two-week sessions beginning mid-June. Chatuga is accredited by the American Camping Association.

Year Founded: 1956

Staff/Camper Ratio: 4/1

Directors: Rick Moxley, Angela Sullivan, Lucy Barnett

Address: 291 Camp Chatuga Road Mountain Rest, SC 29664

Phone: 864-638-3728

Email: mail@campchatuga.com

Website: campchatuga.com

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CAMP JULIETTE LOW
Located in NW Georgia on Lookout Mountain and celebrating our 85th year of camping! A traditional girls camp which is ACA accredited and features swimming & diving, sailing & canoeing, ropes course & climbing wall, archery, tennis, outdoor living skills, horseback, crafts, singing, campfires, tent living and friendship!
Year Founded: 1922 – We are 85 this year!!
Staff/Camper Ratio: 1:4

Directors: Directors Nancy Brim and Sara Beth Hitt

Owned & Managed by a Board of Trustees
Address: Located In Cloudland, GA (Offseason Address: P.O. Box 5113, Marietta, GA 30061)
Phone: 770-428-1062
Email: info@CJL.org
Website: cjl.org

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CAMP MERRI_MAC FOR GIRLS & TIMBERLAKE FOR BOYS

Ages 6-16, two to five week sessions that include art, tennis, diving, dance, rock climbing, drama, gymnastics, cheerleading, swimming and an exceptionally strong horseback riding program.
Out-of-Camp activities include white-water kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, backpacking and rock climbing!
Year Founded: 1945
Staff/Camper Ratio: 1:3.5
Directors: Adam and Ann Boyd
Address: 1123 Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone: 828-669-8766
Email: mail@merri-mac.com
Website: merri-mac.com

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CAMP MONDAMIN FOR BOYS & CAMP GREEN COVE FOR GIRLS

Since 1922, these residential summer camps in North Carolina have emphasized horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, swimming, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and tennis. †Numerous wilderness trips are offered. The program is non-competitive and has an individualized focus. †Join the adventure!

Year Founded: 1922

Staff/Camper Ratio: 4:1

Directors: Frank Bell and Nancy Bell

Address: PO Box 8 Tuxedo,

NC 28784

Phone: 800 688-5789

Email: mondamin@mondamin.com or greencove@greencove.com

Website: mondamin.com or greencove.com

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CAMP ROCKMONT

Since 1956, Rockmont has provided an adventurous retreat for young men from all over the world. Campers from ages 7 to 16 become part of our unique Christian community for 2, 3, or 4 weeks. We also have a 6-day starter session in June for ages 6 to 10. Visit our website for complete details. Our carefully selected staff help us to fulfill our mission of GROWTH in an age where too many young people need help getting the virtual removed from reality!

Year Founded: 1956

Staff/Camper Ratio: 1:3.5

Directors: Dan M. Davis

Address: 375 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711

Phone: 828-686-3885

Email: info@rockmont.com

Website: rockmont.com

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CAMP TON-A-WANDAH

Family owned and operated since 1933, Camp Ton-A-Wandah offers a wide variety of activities including a renowned horseback riding program, land and water sports, backpacking, rock climbing, arts and crafts, dance and more! Come prepared to make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime!
Year Founded: 1933

Staff/Camper Ratio: 3:15
Directors: Billy and Judy Haynes

Address: 300 West Ton-A-Wandah Road; Hendersonville, NC 28739
Phone: (828) 692-4251
Email: info@camptonawandah.com
Website: camptonawandah.com

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CAMP CHEROKEE

Located on 100 acres of Lake Allatoona shoreline, Cherokee Retreat Center focuses on Christian community building through traditional resident camping activities including swimming, arts & crafts, campfires, canoeing, archery and more. 50 years of summer camping excellence! Traditional camp activities from June through the beginning of August.

Directors: Kelly Howington Address: 370 Wilderness Camp Road, White, GA 30184
Phone: (770) 382-6280
Email: cherokeeretreat@bellsouth.net
Website: cherokeeretreatcenter.com

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EAGLE’S NEST CAMP
Eagle’s Nest Camp is located in Western North Carolina and provides a strong, nurturing community for campers aged 6-17. Campers have the opportunity to participate in 1-3 week sessions, which emphasize the wilderness, arts, athletics and community. Teens can also participate in extended wilderness and adventure trips throughout the States and abroad.
Year Founded: 1927
Staff/Camper Ratio: 1:4
Directors: Paige Lester-Niles
Address: 43 Hart Road, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
Phone: (336) 761-1040
Email: info@enf.org
Website: enf.org

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KEYSTONE CAMP
Keystone Camp is a traditional all girls’ summer residential camp in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. At Keystone, we encourage girls to learn life-long skills and values in a very fun and nurturing environment through inspiration and teaching.
Year Founded:1916
Staff/Camper Ratio: 1/4
Directors: Page Ives Lemel
Address: P.O. Box 829
Brevard, NC 28712
Phone: 828-884-9125
Email: info@keystonecamp.com
Website: keystonecamp.com

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GREEN RIVER PRESERVE

The Green River Preserve is a non-profit, natural science wilderness camp located on a private 3400 acre wildlife preserve in western North Carolina. Small, non-competitive, co-ed rising 4th through 9th grade bright, motivated learners. One, two, three week sessions, June 6th through August 6th. Daily field trips with professional naturalists and an extensive selection of activities.  Expedition programs for rising 9th through 12th graders.
Year Founded: 1987
Staff/Camper Ratio: 3 to 1 Staff/Camper Ratio
Directors: Missy and Sandy Schenck
Address: 301 Green River Road
Cedar Mountain, NC 28718
Phone: (828)698-8828
Email: info@greenriverpreserve.org
Website: greenriverpreserve.org

GWYNN VALLEY

Established 1935, a farm, wilderness and traditional summer program, which nurtures the child while fostering a connection with the land and the simple joys of childhood. Well supervised non-competitive program led by mature staff. Adventure skills for younger campers, raising 70% of our food on the farm. 1, 2 & 3 week sessions. Coed, Ages 5-14.
Year Founded: 1935
Staff/Camper Ratio: 4:1
Directors: Anne & Grant Bullard
Address: 1080 Island Ford Rd. Brevard, NC 28712
Phone: 828-885-2900
Email: mail@gwynnvalley.com
Website: gwynvalley.com

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NATURE CAMP

Vesuvius, VA. Environmental education, hands-on learning in forests, fields, streams. “Where fingertips are taught to see.” Coeducational. Residential 2-week sessions, 5th -12th graders. Lifelong friendships. Applications: www.naturecamp.net or from Camp Director at 540-460-7897 or director@naturecamp.net.

Year Founded: 1942

Staff/Camper Ratio: 4 or 5 to 1

Directors: Philip P. Coulling

Address: 316 Nature Camp Trail, Vesuvius, VA 24483

Phone: 540-460-7897

Email: director@naturecamp.net

Website: naturecamp.net

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NORTH CAROLINA OUTWARD BOUND

Participants embark on a journey of adventure, challenge and discovery that provides the basis for developing life skills like decision-making, problem-solving, self-confidence, leadership and teamwork. Physically challenging and powerfully inspiring 1- to 3-week wilderness expeditions for teenagers and adults in Western North Carolina and Outer Banks.
Year Founded: 1967
Staff/Camper Ratio: 1:6
Directors: Whitney Montgomery
Address: 2582 Riceville Road, Asheville, NC 28805
Phone: 877-826-9702
Email: info@ncobs.org
Website: ncoutwardbound.org

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TALISMAN PROGRAMS

Talisman Summer Programs are outdoor adventure programs for children and adolescents with ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Asperger’s Syndrome. We help build physical and social competence in an atmosphere that encourages increased self-regulation and self-direction.

Year Founded: 1980

Staff/Camper Ratio: 1:2.5

Directors: Linda Tatsapaugh

Address: 64 Gap Creek Road, Zirconia, NC 28790

Phone: 888-458-8226

(888-I-LUV-CAMP)

Email: summer@talismancamps.com

Website: talismancamps.com

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WILDERNESS ADVENTURE AT EAGLE’S LANDING

ACA accredited adventure camp offering 1-4 weeks programs, coed ages from; 8-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17.
Activities include; climbing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, caving, ropes course, 900 ft zip line, white water rafting, backpacking, and more. 800-782-0779 www.wilderness-adventure.com
Year Founded: 1990
Staff/Camper Ratio: 6:1
Directors: Gene Nervo
Address: 11176 Peaceful Valley Rd New Castle VA 24127
Phone: 540-864-6792
Email: info@wilderness-adventure.com
Website: wilderness-adventure.com

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YMCA CAMP GREENVILLE

Established in 1912, YMCA Camp Greenville’s 1600-acre mountaintop setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Western Carolinas provides the ideal setting for a residential camping experience. YMCA Camp Greenville provides traditional, adventure, wilderness, travel, and leadership development camping experiences for young people ages 7-15.
Year Founded: 1912
Staff/Camper Ratio: 5:1, 4:1
Directors: Greg McKee
Address: P. O. Box 390, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718
Phone: (864) 242-4651 ext. 230
Email: gmckee@ymcagreenville.org
Website: campgreenville.org