Summer Camps

Western North Carolina is tailor made for kids going to summer camp. You’ll find the traditional overnight camps, some which have been operating for over a century. You’ll swim, hike, canoe, craft and have sing-a-longs as you roast marshmallows around a bonfire. If traditional camps aren’t your child’s thing, you’ll find many camps that specialize in innovative summer programs, including sports, computer and service programs. There’s something for every fitness level, every interest, and every taste. Here are a few of the camps found in the Brevard, Asheville, and Hendersonville area:



  • Camp Carolina:
    Simplicity of life, self-reliance, respect for property and nature and the challenge of high adventure (boys, grades 1-12).
  • Camp Chosatonga:
    Rustic, tranquil adventure in the Pisgah National Forest includes challenging activities. The girls’ camp is Camp Kahdalea (boys, ages 8-17).
  • Camp Kahdalea:
    Rustic, tranquil adventure in the Pisgah National Forest includes challenging activities. The boys’ camp is Camp Chosatonga (girls, ages 8-17).
  • Camp Illahee:
    Tradition, confidence, faith in God, conviction, activity and integrity greet campers (girls, no age limits given).
  • Deep Woods Camp:
    Founded on the premise that summer camp should be a valuable and meaningful experience (boys, ages 10-17).
  • Gwynn Valley Camp:
    Concentrates on the values of simplicity and acceptance in a noncompetitive atmosphere (coed, ages 5-14).
  • Keystone Camp:
    The oldest summer girls’ camp in the Southeast with traditional camp programs (grades 1-9).
  • Rockbrook Camp:
    An overnight summer camp including recreation and creative experiences (girls, ages 6-16).


  • Asheville Area YMCA Summer Day Camps:
    Enjoy field trips, swimming, campouts, cookouts, competitions and our first trip to the resident Y property (coed, ages 6-12).
  • Camp Hollymont:
    Your daughter will challenge herself physically and spiritually while making memories with new friends that will last a lifetime (girls, ages 6-16).
  • Camp Pisgah:
    This summer Girl Scout camp helps teach young scouts to become positive agents of change in their communities (girls, ages 7-17).
  • Colburn Earth Science Museum Camp:
    Our afternoon sessions feature exciting science activities, themed crafts, games, field trips around town and healthy snacks (coed, grades K-5).
  • Outward Bound:
    Challenging wilderness adventures that help kids learn teamwork, leadership and inspiration (coed, ages 12 +).


  • Blue Star Camps:
    Jewish summer camp located in the Blue Ridge Mountains; family-owned for over 60 years.(coed. ages 6-16).
  • Camp Courtney:
    Coed Christian Retreat Center and summer camp destination for all ages.
  • Camp Kanuga:
    An Episcopalian traditional, residential camp. (coed, ages 8-15).
  • Camp Pinewood:
    Traditional boys and girls’ camping activities (coed, ages 6-16).
  • Camp Tekoa:
    Offers a variety of summer resident day camps for boys and girls (ages 5-17).
  • Camp Ton-A-Wandah:
    Summer retreat for girls who want to play and learn in a safe, supportive and spiritual environment (ages 6-15).
  • Henderson County YMCA Summer Day Camp:
    Enjoy field trips, swimming, campouts, cookouts and competitions (coed, ages 6-12).