Camp Partners

Our program is made stronger by the extraordinary camps with which we partner to provide our students with positive life experiences both in nature and on a college campus. We are fortunate to partner with the following high-quality camps*:

Duke Pre-College Programs provide rigorous learning experiences to academically motivated, intellectually curious high school students. A diverse selection of enrichment courses brings the Duke experience to 9th-12th graders through trailblazing topics featuring Duke guest speakers, researchers, and resources. Visit the website: https://learnmore.duke.edu/precollege/all-programs

Eagle’s Nest (EN) is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains and overlooks the Little River Valley in the Pisgah National Forest. The mission at Eagle’s Nest is to help kids discover their identities. All of the activities offered at EN promote community awareness, a connection with nature, and a healthy lifestyle. Campers build self-esteem by participating in every activity of camp including rock climbing, horseback riding, learning about art, forest survival, or whitewater paddling! Visit their website: http://www.enf.org/camp.

Camp Celo is located in the NC mountains surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest. The camp’s mission is to teach children an appreciation of the natural world, and instill values of compassion, cooperation, integrity, responsibility and service. Campers care for animals or harvest the garden at the Celo farm. They also participate in rewarding hikes, skits, arts and crafts, woodshop, tubing in the South Toe River, and group games! Visit their website: http://www.campcelo.com/.

Camp Grier is located in Old Fort, NC and is a co-ed residential summer camp designed for rising 2nd graders to 12th graders that help teach lifelong social and outdoor skills. Camp Grier believes that all children should have positive outdoor experiences and with the advent of technology, kids need these experiences more than ever. Visit their website: https://www.campgrier.org/

Camp Hanes is located just north of Winston-Salem, nestled on the hillside of Sauratown Mountain which provides the backdrop for the many activities they provide. The camp’s goal is for each child to increase their own sense of accomplishment and belonging while they learn about the positive character traits of a hero. Campers learn accomplishment through developing skills and trying new activities such as horseback riding, archery, swimming, the Blob and Zip Line. Campers learn a sense of belonging by making friends and being a friend. Living in a cabin with ten other children and two counselors gives each child a lesson in teamwork and relationship building. And the camp teaches character traits of a hero, specifically Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith. Camp Hanes places an emphasis on learning from mistakes and always trying your hardest. Visit their website:   https://camphanes.org/summer-camp/resident-camp/.

Gwynn Valley is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Brevard, NC. The camp offers a farm, wilderness, and traditional program to nurture children while fostering a connection with the land and the simple joys of childhood. The camp is based on the values of simplicity and acceptance, where children thrive in a noncompetitive atmosphere that emphasizes individual achievement. Campers enjoy helping out at the farm, horseback riding, canoeing at the lake, swimming at the pool, arts and crafts, playing sports, and so much more! Visit their website: http://www.gwynnvalley.com/.

Green River Preserve (GRP) is located on a 3,400 acre private wildlife preserve in Cedar Mountain, NC. GRP’s mission is to provide a challenging and nurturing learning experience and inspire a deep appreciation of interconnectedness, ecological respect and the joy of living. Campers experience mentor hikes with naturalists, well-supervised campouts, and a plethora of non-competitive activities to build life skills and independence. Creative expression is encouraged through art, music, theater, and storytelling, and a sense of community is fostered. Visit their website: http://www.greenriverpreserve.org/.

Keystone Camp is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Brevard, NC. Keystone camp is both an all-girls’ camp and staffed by all women. Your daughter will learn new skills and grow their confidence at Keystone Camp. They believe in a community and a culture of support, encouragement, and strength and want girls to know that there is no limit on what they can achieve. Visit their website: https://keystonecamp.com/

ROC (Rebuilding Opportunities in Construction) Program provides students with hands on construction experience to build college and career pathways. Visit their website: https://www.roccharlotte.org/

Wake Forest Pre-College Programs partners middle- and high-school students with WFU staff to design and implement an engaging and challenging STEM curriculum. The curriculum includes hands-on STEM activities and simulations that allow students to dive deeper into topics that interest them. Topics include medicine, finance, entrepreneurship, coding, and more! Visit their websites: https://exploration.summer.wfu.edu/ and https://immersion.summer.wfu.edu/

Central Piedmont Community College provides elementary through high school students with hands on experiences in technology and engineering, cosmetology, forensics and law, and arts and expression in week-long day camps. Visit their website:  https://youth.cpcc.edu/files/38bba7e3-07fc-44af-8f3b-ddd66d9b5b30–3aeac98b-d4e5-4d21-a453-b6ac964490fa/summer-camp-brochure-2021.pdf

Chef Alyssa’s Culinary Camp provides award-winning, hands-on classes using local and organic ingredients and actual techniques. Participants learn valuable skills while discovering just how much fun they can have in the kitchen. Plus, an added benefit of their hard work each day is when they get to enjoy a full meal they made themselves—from scratch. Visit the website:  https://chefalyssaskitchen.com/classes/kids-teens/

*List as of summer 2021 and subject to change/additions.