Brevard, North Carolina

Steeped in a long family tradition, Keystone Camp encourages girls to learn life-long skills and values in a fun and nurturing environment. Best known for our daily program of horseback riding and wide variety of activities that appeal to all interests.

Keystone Camp, founded in 1916, is a private, family-owned residential girls' camp located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Brevard, NC. Steeped in a long family tradition, Keystone strives to develop the total girl on an individual basis. In a beautiful mountain setting, a Keystone girl learns life-long skills and values in a fun and nurturing environment through inspiration, modeling, and teaching by our staff. We offer excellent programs in horseback riding, tennis, land sports, water sports, gymnastics, art, dramatics, rock climbing, and camping & hiking in Pisgah National Forest. Our 18 different activities appeal to a wide variety of skills and interests. Join us for our 96th season!

Brevard, North Carolina

Rockbrook is a residential summer camp for girls in the mountains of North Carolina offering horseback riding, pottery, outdoor adventure activities, and more.

Since 1921, Rockbrook Camp has been a place where girls ages 6-16 can experience the wonder and excitement of a summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Here, in a noncompetitive environment, campers gain self confidence and experience in making their own decisions. Each week girls choose from many activities including riding, gymnastics, tennis, drama, dance, pottery, arts and crafts, backpacking, rock climbing, whitewater paddling and more. Campers live with other girls their age under the supervision of skilled instructors and cabin counselors. 1:4 staff/camper ratio. Accredited by the American Camp Association. Come join us and "play outside this summer."

3. Gwynn Valley Camp
Brevard, North Carolina

A traditional, farm and wilderness program for younger boys and girls that nurtures the child while fostering a connection with land and the simple joys of childhood. Established in 1935.

At Gwynn Valley Camp we strive to create a sense of community for the younger child in a structured and safe environment away from the daily concerns of modern society. Children are free to develop at their own pace and are never without supervision. Competition is minimized so that individual, creative expression is maximized.

The camp property is 320 acres, mostly wooded, with a lake, swimming pool and several streams. Camp also leases an additional 75 acres which borders the French Broad River and is an excellent exploration site and used for a variety of activities. With a working farm and grist mill, the children are involved in the raising and preparing of their own food in addition to many other group and individual experiential activities that appropriately challenge children based on their ages. Gwynn Valley Camp is an educational experience of lasting value to your child.

We have a large, diverse staff which is chosen on the basis of individual maturity, experience, skill, and a desire to work with children. An international flavor is added by the presence of counselors from many parts of the world. Our overall camper/staff ratio is 4:1. We have a medical team on site which consists of a physician and two nurses.

We are accredited by The American Camping Association.

4. Camp Pisgah
Brevard, North Carolina
5. Camp Kahdalea for Girls
Brevard, North Carolina

An awesome experience in a traditional North Carolina camp with Christian Ideals. In the Blue Ridge Mountains we offer lifetime friendships, adventure and quality teaching. Brother camp, Chosatonga for boys, is a mile away. Email us for info & we'll e-mail back. Video on request by phone or letter.

6. Camp Illahee
Brevard, North Carolina

Camp Illahee strives to develop self-esteem, friendships, strength of character, and a love for nature. A strong, enthusiastic staff and a top notch facility offer campers the chance of a lifetime!

Camp Illahee is set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains thirty minutes southeast of Asheville North Carolina. Celebrating 84 years of excellence in summer camping for girls, Illahee offers a full range of traditional camp programs for girls ages 7 to 17. Our high return rate (80%)reflects a program that emphasizes fun and personal growth in a gorgeous setting. A Christian camp, we work to find counselors who will be wonderful role models for campers. Illahee is unique in its individual care given to each camper and in the quality of leadership. We maintain a 3:1 camper to counselor ratio with a qualified staff of college students and graduates, many of whom are former campers who want to give back to Illahee what they gained as campers themselves.

Illahee's programs are enhanced by our beautiful grounds and facility. The wide variety of activities offered helps campers develop many areas of skill. Activities include studio arts - watercolor, weaving, woodworking, needlecraft, ceramics; sports such as tennis, soccer, field hockey and basketball; riflery and archery; swimming, diving and synchronized swimming; horseback riding and vaulting; rock climbing, canoeing and kayaking; drama, dance and gymnastics. Day hikes and overnights also provide the opportunity to enjoy the mountains near the camp.

Many campers look forward to evening programs as well as community time in the dining hall where delicious family style meals are served. Enduring friendships often begin in the cabin where each camper lives with 6 or 7 campers and a senior counselor. The Junior Counselor and CIT programs offer leadership opportunities for older campers.Illahee means "Heavenly World" in the Cherokee language. Those who share in the Camp Illahee experience come to know the full meaning of the word. We invite you to learn more about Camp Illahee and to share in that experience with us.

7. Camp Chosatonga for Boys
Brevard, North Carolina

An awesome experience in a traditional North Carolina camp with Christian Ideals. In the Blue Ridge Mountains we offer lifetime friendships, adventure and quality teaching. Incredible Quality Staff & 3:1 ratio. Sister camp, Camp Kahdalea for Girls, is a mile away. Email us for info & we'll email back. Video on request by phone or letter.