Our unique Boys and Girls Camps offer a totally natural living experience and exceptional education. All campers and instructors live in tipis and rustic shelters. Campers learn to make what they need for wilderness comfort. We are here to provide Basic Living and Environmental Education experiences which help boys and girls become balanced people.
All of our Summer Boys and Girls Camps activities promote positive growth through fun and exciting learning opportunities. We also provide quiet time for reflection where youth can gain a dee per understanding of themselves and their relationships with others. Turtle Island Preserve offers an excellent outdoor classroom where hands on activities breathe life into Native American and Colonial history, as well as the natural sciences. We believe learning should be fun.
Our Summer Camps provide youth with a strong experiential foundation and motivation for cultural and scientific studies. Summer camp is "our gift to the world". Over 15 professional educators-not just college students as is standard in summer camps, but a clan of extraordinary, unique individuals are chosen for their excellence in their field. These professionals come together to create a phenomenal community with a staff to student ratio of better than 1:2.
Turtle Island Boys and Girls Camp offers a totally unique living experience and exceptional education. All campers and instructors live in tipis or Adirondack style shelters. Each camper will be under the guidance of professional staff who have the integrity, personality and outdoor living skills necessary to make a lasting, positive impression on every camper's life. Living close to nature brings understanding, appreciation and love for our environment. We explore our essential needs and learn to fulfill them together.
Activities and Features
Accommodating Special Needs Asthma
Religious Emphasis None Non Denominational
Outdoor Activities General Outdoors Backpacking Hiking
Performing Arts Drama Music
Horseback Riding General Horseback Riding
Arts and Crafts General Arts and Crafts Fabric Design Jewelry Design Woodworking
Other Activities Hiking Horse drawn carriage rides Morning Watch ceremony Goat milking Blacksmithing Spinning weaving felting Bark craft Solo vigil Cooking on a fire Edible plants Tracking Trapping Fishing Hunting Natural dying Storytelling Blowgun making Bow and arrow making Spoon and spatula carving Burning out a bowl Stone working Tanning skins Making container s Responsibility awareness Tipi pitching Journal writing One match and no match fires Basket weaving Communication exercises Pottery Gardening Preserving food Campfire programs Group initiatives Swimming hole dip s Night walking Bird study Natural material gathering Gourd crafts Making music Making musical instruments Harnessing a horse Leather work First aid and safety Heightened consciousness games Building primitive shelters Medicinal plants Sled rides Visiting elders Reptile study Gathering safe water Log house construction
Location & Contact Information
Camp Address 2683 Little Laurel Rd
Boone NC, 28607 United States
(828) 265-2267 (tel.)
Winter Address 2683 Little Laurel Rd
Boone, NC, 28607 United States
(828) 265-2267 (tel.)