Overnight Camps

Buffalo Cove Outdoor Education Center Camps

June 30 – July 14 Ages 12-17. Enrollment limit 20. Tuition $1,650.

EARTH Camp is a two week experience of exceptional outdoor experiential learning. Our focus is on individual growth through community support and accountability, developing tools to navigate the dynamic teenage world. We dive into all types of skills and lessons: survival skills, nature crafts, woodslore, fundamental earth skills, plant knowledge, etc. We also incorporate an adventure aspect into EARTH Camp where we leave base camp for a few days to apply our knowledge and learn more about backpacking and canoeing.

Woods Runners
July 19-26. Ages 11-14. Enrollment limit 20. Tuition $900.

Have you been to Explorers Camp (or another similar experience), but aren’t quite sure you are ready for two weeks of EARTH Camp? Then this is for you! This is an intermediate step for those “bridging” the gap. We will increase our learning experiences, building upon the basics that were introduced to in Explorers Camp. These subjects will include intermediate fire and knife use, wilderness survival, wildcrafting, nature awareness, and much more! We will incorporate an overnight adventure to introduce some trail-craft and backcountry basics.

Explorers Camp
July 30 – August 4. Ages 8-12. Enrollment limit 18. Tuition $650

During Explorers Camp, we build a foundation for a life of self-awareness, nature appreciation and outdoor adventure. We focus on building community and the wonderful aspects of friendships and fun! A solid skill set is introduced around the basic earth skills: Fire, Fiber and Flint (the use of sharp edges). We also dive into “earthy” arts and crafts, traditional archery, woodworking and lots more!

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

Stay up late and enjoy the magic of night life in the mountains!

Onsite campout, night hike, stargazing,
Night climb on the Alpine Tower and Giant Swing
Caving at Worley’s Cave
Wildlife education on nocturnal animals.

4-H Summer Camp

When: June – August

Where: Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center, above Greensboro in Rockingham County, near Reidsville.

Who: Watauga County 8-14 year-old’s

Highlights: Placed in coed activity groups according to age, campers participate in horseback riding, canoeing, archery, climbing, swimming, arts & crafts, cookouts, campfires, nature exploration, teambuilding, high ropes, and much more. Adventure programs offer older youth opportunities to gain compass, GPS and other outdoor living skills, plus participate in rock climbing, swiftwater canoeing and more. Watauga County 4-H will escort a group of 8-14 year old campers to Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center. The center is located above Greensboro in Rockingham County, near Reidsville.

More Information: visit the website, or contact the 4H office at 264-3061.

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 http://www.holstoncamp.org/summer-camp , or call 828-898-6611


Camp Lutherock

When: A Variety of Camps Run June through August check the website for a full listing!

Where: Camp Lutherock, Newland, NC

Who: Grades 3-12

Highlights: One-week sessions are offered for youth in grades 3 through 12 at Camp Lutherock in Newland. Outdoor activities, Bible study and worship are a part of each day’s schedule.

Fee: Varies, according to session and age. Click here to see all the information.

Camp Rainbow

When: One Week Sessions, June to August

Where: Camp Rainbow, between Boone and Banner Elk

Who: ages 9-17

Highlights: Outings have included Tweetsie Railroad, Grandfather Mountain, Gem Mining, Water Tubing and Horn in the West.  Activities at camp include crafts, field games, swimming, putt-putt, tennis, shuffleboard, basketball and our certified “outward Bound” ropes course.  All of our activities are geared towards building Team Spirit!

Fee: $280 – This includes all activities, meals, lodging, Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park, and a t-shirt.

More Information: Visit Camp Gray Rock call 828-963-4680, or email donnamcgrath@camprainbow.biz

Girl Scout Camps

When: June and July

Where: Various Locations

Who: 1st grade through 12th grade

Highlights: Each summer thousands of girls across North Carolina attend summer camp to meet new friends and explore the great outdoors. This summer, your girl could have the opportunity to explore and learn valuable leadership skills at one of the three summer camps operated by Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont.

Fee: Varies

More Information: Visit Camp Like a Girl