Day Camps

Western Youth Network Summer Day Camps

TBD depending on when school lets out

Highlights: WYN’s 5-week summer day camp encourages participants to challenge themselves through adventure-based activities in a supportive and supervised environment. While interacting with students from all across the county, WYN summer program participants strengthen leadership skills and social skills. WYN Summer Camp keeps students active, provides them with healthy food, and encourages them to step outside of their comfort zone. Students who are rising 6th – 9th graders are eligible to participate and the program runs for five weeks Monday–Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Campers can sign up for one week or for all sessions. Transportation will be provided for those who qualify.

Fee: The camp is $125 per week, but WYN also offers payments based on a sliding scale, as well as scholarships. Registration begins April 15.

More Information: Visit their website or contact:
Heather Canipe, MSW
Director of Student Programs
Western Youth Network, Inc.
(828) 264-5174


Watauga Parks and Rec Fun in the Sun Camp

When: TBD depending on when school lets out

Where: Hardin Park Elementary School

Who: rising 1-7 graders, ages 5-13

Highlights: The Watauga Parks and Recreation Fun in the Sun Camp takes place at Hardin Park School, is open to rising first- through seventh-graders and will take place for seven weeks this summer. Campers can attend one week or as many weeks as they want. The camp features many different recreational activities, games and sports.

Fee: The cost is $85 per week. Registration is $127.50 per week for non-county residents.

More Information: 828-264-9511, registration begins first Monday of April.


Watauga Parks and Rec Summer Adventure Camp

When: TBD depending on when school lets out

Where: Watauga High School

Who: rising 1-7 graders, ages 5-13

Highlights: The Watauga County Parks and Recreation Summer Adventure Camp will take place for seven weeks this summer at Watauga High School. Campers can attend one week or as many weeks as they want. Each week has a different theme. The camp includes physical activity, arts and crafts, swimming and a field trip every week.

Fee: The cost is $95 per week. Registration for non-county residents is $142.50 per week.

More Information: 828-264-9511, registration begins first Monday of April.


Blowing Rock Parks and Rec Summer Camp

When: Camp Dates:

Week 1: June 18-22
Week 2: June 25-29
Week 3: July 2-6 *Closed July 4th
Week 4: July 9-13
Week 5: July 16-20
Week 6: July 23-27
Week 7: July 30- August 3
Week 8: August 6-10

Where: Blowing Rock

Who: rising kindergarten-rising 6th grader, ages 5-13

Highlights: The Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp is open to rising kindergarteners (at least 5 years old with daycare experience) through 6th graders. Camp hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Children swim, hike, play sports, fish and go on field trips. Registration started March 1 for Blowing Rock taxpayers, and open registration starts on March 20.

Fee: $70 per week for taxpayers and $120 per week for non-taxpayers.

More Information: 828-295-5223, click here to register and more info.

Junior Counselors – The Junior Counselor Program is open to anyone rising 7th grade – high school (under 18 years old). The Junior Counselor will be working under direction of the camp counselors, interns, and summer camp coordinator and supervisor.


Center 45 Climbing Camp

When: 7 weeks starting in June after school lets out

Where: Center 45

Who: Ages 8-14 (all skill levels welcome)

Highlights: Youth will have an opportunity to explore and expand their climbing at Center 45 Climbing Gym with lessons, instruction, games, group activities, hiking, arts and crafts, and field trips to climb outside. Youth will have an opportunity to explore and expand their climbing in the gym and hang out in a fun and safe space.

Fee: $125.00/weekly


Lutherock Summer Camp

When: June and July

Where: Lutherock Camp and Conference Center
84 Camp Luther Road
Newland, NC 28657

Who: 3rd grade through 12th grade

Camp is made for kids! Onsite activities include swimming, crafts, active games, stories, songs, campfires, engaging Bible lessons, creative worship – and more. Fantastic college-age counselors are excellent role models who keep kids safe and help them make friends.



Where: ASU Campus

Who: The general day camp is open to rising 2nd- 9th graders. The older campers (7th -9th) are also eligible to participate in the Counselor-In-Training program & Adventure week.

Located on the ASU campus. Camp UREC explores all aspects of recreation through sports, fitness, outdoors and traditional camp activities. Camp is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Each week has a theme. Call or click to the website for cost information. Discounts are available for multi-week signups.

Fee: Click here for pricing sheet.


Mountain Pathways Montessori

When: June and July

Where: Mountain Pathways Montessori School

Who: Ages 4-12

Programs are available for Pre-Primary (1-3 yo), Primary (3-6 yo), Lower Elementary (6-8 yo), and Farm Camp (8-12 yo).

For 3-8 year olds, Montessori-trained teachers use hands-on learning activities to expose children to art, science, practical life skills, music and sensorial explorations. The outdoors like exploring nature around Howard’s Creek is part of every day that weather permits.

Toddlers get to experience our rich, engaging (and slightly quieter) 3 and under program, and they have a play area of their own.

For 8-12 year olds, children focus on basic gardening skills as well as harvesting, processing, and marketing farm products during their weeklong Farm Camp.

Camp Rates

More Information: Visit,  or call 262-5787



Beech Mountain Day Camp

When: June 18-July 27

Where: Buckeye Recreation Center in Beech Mountain

Who: ages 5-12

There isn’t a better way to spend summer on Beech Mountain if you are a kid than attending our Summer Day Camp. Camp runs from the end of June to the beginning of August for ages 5-12. Make life-long friendships and memories while gaining knowledge of the outdoor world on Beech Mountain. Try different sports, explore trails and creeks, visit State parks, get wet and wild on our slip-n slide and learn there is nothing like having summer fun on Beech Mountain at the Buckeye Recreation Center.

Fee: $125 or $50 for ages 13 – 16

More Information: Registration Form, or call 828-387-3003



Holston Camp

When: June – August

Where: Holston Camp in Banner Elk

Who: ages 6-13 (Day), 8-17 (Residential)

Are you looking for adventure? Then Holston is the place for you this summer!  Camp runs from the 14th of June until the 31st of July for ages 5-13 from 8:30 to 4:30. Our residential camps are Sunday to Fridayafternoon for ages 8-17.  Make new friends and memories while growing faith with daily Bible studies and worship. You can choose from zip-lines, paintball, rock-climbing, swimming, rafting, archery, arts & crafts, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, obstacle courses, sports, Bible study, and more at Holston.

Fee: Prices vary, please see website.

More Information: Register online at , or call 828-898-6611