2020 WNC Overnight Summer Camps Guide

Camp Cedar Cliff, Asheville

This Christian based camp offers a variety of overnight camps for rising 2nd-10th graders. Depending on age, camps include whitewater rafting, zipline tours, archery, swimming, rope courses and more. 1-2 week sessions, June 13 - August 7, ages 5-16. Cost: $400-$1560

Camp Pinnacle, Flat Rock

This overnight summer camps offers swimming, boating, riflery, archery, tennis, disc golf, game room, crafts, drama, yoga, painting, nature program, field sports and more. 2 to 5-week sessions, June 7- August 7. Ages 7-15. Cost: Starts at $3,395

Camp Wayfarer, Flat Rock

Christian based camp that includes creative arts, horseback riding, swimming, sports, archery, and wilderness adventures. Sessions range from 5-day to 4 weeks with mini sessions for grades 1-6 and even an expedition out west for 8-11 graders. Ages 6-16. Cost: $1,500-$6,600

Eagle's Nest, Pisgah

Encourages boys and girls to live and grow simply, rooted by intentional experiences and connection to community. Activities promote self-expression, personal growth, skill building and fun. With wilderness activities, music and drama, athletics and more. 1 - 3 week sessions, June 13-August 16. Grades K-9. Cost: $1,695-$4,690

Camp Highlander, Mills River

Adventures and activities including canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, water skiing, arts and crafts, pottery, archery, riflery and more. 1-3 week sessions, June 7-July 31. Ages 5-16. Cost: $1,750-$5,050.

App Development Camp, Asheville

This app development camp for teens interested in learning how to make apps for the iPhone and iPad. Other activities include swimming, indoor basketball, coding workshops, app design labs, hiking. 2 week long sessions: July 14-19 and July 22-26. Ages 13-18. Cost is $1250/week.

COMPASS at Montreat College, Black Mountain

Choose among summer immersion programs in Cybersecurity, Exercise Science, Herpetology, Audio Production, Business Entrepreneurship, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Theatre, and Outdoor Education. 2 week long sessions: June 21-26 and June 28-July 3. Grades 9-12. Cost: $595-$795/week.

Camp Kanuga, Hendersonville

This inclusive Christian camp by Kanuga Lake offers adventure activities, sports, horseback riding, crafts, talent shows, overnight campouts, and more. 4-21 Day sessions, June 4-August 3. Ages 7-17. Cost: $695-$1575

Ridge Haven, Brevard

With access to hundreds of acres of trails, streams, and views, this Christian camp offers wilderness activities, lake activities, rope and obstacle courses, swimming, archery, games, and more. 5-day camp sessions: May 25-Aug 8. Rising 3-12 grades. Cost: $375-$575, with added cost of activity choices.

Gwynn Valley Camp, Brevard

This overnight summer camp for kids located on a working farm offers farm activities, nature lessons, hiking, sports, blacksmithing, climbing, archery, crafts and more. Programs focus on sustainability, community, outdoors, wilderness and leadership. 7-day to 3-week sessions, June 6-August 8, Completed grades: K-10th. Cost: $1,900-$5100/session

PARI Learning Center, Rosman

Kids can explore the universe and beyond at this 200-acre historic campus in Pisgah Forest. Offering campers an out of the world experience, the camp will focus on astronomy and planetary subjects like astrobiology. See a radio telescope and have fun with activities like building and launching model rockets. 6th-12th graders. 2-3 week sessions June 21-26 & June 28-July 3.

Teen Canoe Camp, Asheville Parks & Rec

During this 4-day overnight canoeing camp, campers will spend each night at a new campsite as they navigate down the New River. There’s plenty of time for swimming and camp games along the way. Participants must be able to swim 50 meters with a PFD. June 16-19 & June 23-26, ages 12-15. $320/session

Big Adventure Camp, Asheville Parks & Rec

Campers will spend 4 days adventuring in WNC & Eastern Tennessee with activities like tubing, caving, the chance to climb a ropes course, mountain biking and more. The trip concludes rafting the Ocoee River. Camp runs 9 AM-5 PM, Monday-Tuesday, with an overnight camp out Wed night, pick up at 5:30 PM Thurs. July 13-16, ages 12-15. $275/session

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