Overnight Camps

Camp Gray Rock

When: One Week Sessions, June to Augustand July

Where: Camp Rock, 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: $300 – 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 campgrayrock@gmail.com

Girl Scout Camps

When: June, July, and August (Virtual with in-person family day each Saturday)

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

Buffalo Cove Outdoor Education Center Camps


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

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

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!

4-H Summer Camp


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!  Residential Camp runs from the 14th of June until the 31st of July for ages 5-13 from 8:30 to 4:30. The residential camps are Sunday to Friday afternoon 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.

Day camp runs from the 14th of June until the 14th of August.

Fee: Prices vary, please see website.

More Information: Register online at http://www.holstoncamp.org/summer-camp , or call 828-898-6611

Lutherock Summer Camp


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.

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