Challenge Course Programs: Ropes Course Programs and summer camps with a Challenge Course as a major activity

Challenge Course Summer Camps in the Southeast US

Smoky Mountain Adventure Camp

Coed Adventure Camp

Cosby, TN

Established in 2002

Smoky Mountain Adventure Camp

Smoky Mountain Adventure Camp, situated adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the Cherokee National Forest, is only a short distance from the popular resort town of Gatlinburg. Campers enjoy a full adventure experience as we cave, hike, backpack, tube, canoe, rappel, rock climb, ride horses, white-water raft, and participate in outdoor and naturalist programs.

We also participate in challenge activities and we stress ...read more

Coed Camp

Green River Preserve

Residential, coed environmental summer camp

Hendersonville-Brevard area, North Carolina

Established in 1988

Green River Preserve

Green River Preserve (GRP) is a non-competitive, co-ed summer camp connecting children with nature. Located in the mountains of North Carolina, GRP offers 1,2, and 3 week sessions for rising 2nd - 9th graders. Rising 9th graders - college freshmen participate in leadership, adventure, or service expedition trips.

GRP's unique program is a safe and comfortable place, both physically and emotionally. Staff are carefully selected ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Ridgecrest

Residential boys' summer camp

Ridgecrest, North Carolina

Established in 1929

Camp Ridgecrest

Boys of all ages are looking for two things. They're looking for adventure and for someone to follow into that adventure. For over 90 summers, Camp Ridgecrest for Boys has been a place where campers follow role models into the adventure of following Jesus and stepping outside of what is ordinary and familiar to grow in every way. Our mission of "impacting lives for God's glory through discipleship and adventure" emphasizes our ...read more

Member of the Christian Camp and Conference AssociationAccredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys Camp

Camp Cheerio YMCA

Residential camp with separate girls' and coed sessions

High Point, North Carolina

Established in 1960

Camp Cheerio YMCA

Located high atop the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwest North Carolina, YMCA Camp Cheerio is the ideal place for persons of all ages to enjoy a camping or retreat experience. Camp Cheerio offers many challenging programs, from summer resident (sleepover) and coed adventure camps. With over 20 activities to choose from there is something for everyone.

Founded in 1960 by the YMCA of High Point, North Carolina, Camp Cheerio seeks to provide ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp High Rocks

Residential boys' summer camp, ages 7-16

Cedar Mountain, North Carolina

Established in 1958

Camp High Rocks

Camp High Rocks is a small camp for boys in the mountains of Western North Carolina. High Rocks is a place for fun and learning, for challenge and adventure, and for living in an environment that is geared to a camper's needs and interests.

Aided by a well-trained staff we seek to teach and inspire lasting skills and values. We offer ongoing opportunities for success, a freedom from inhibiting competitive pressure, and an environment ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationBoys Camp

Rockbrook Camp for Girls

Residential girls' summer camp, ages 6-15

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1921

Rockbrook Camp for  Girls

Rockbrook Camp is an overnight summer camp for girls located in the mountains of North Carolina. Rockbrook was established in 1921 and currently is welcoming fourth-generation campers. It offers 2, 3 and 4 week sessions to girls, ages 6 to 16.

Campers choose from a wide variety of activities including horseback riding, arts and crafts, sports and outdoor adventure. Activities include: pottery, weaving, painting and drawing, sewing, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Camp Merrie-Woode

Residential girls' summer camp

Sapphire, North Carolina

Established in 1919

Camp Merrie-Woode

Camp Merrie-Woode is a well established girls' camp which fosters growth and self-confidence in its campers through outdoor adventures and camp activities. Counselors are excited about working with children in a positive way, while focusing on traditional camping in a beautiful mountain setting ideal for outdoor high adventure activities.

Traditional camp activities as well as many adventure experiences in backpacking, caving, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Keystone Camp for Girls

Residential girls' summer camp

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1916

Keystone Camp for Girls

At Keystone Camp, our girls can be heard laughing, singing, talking, splashing, jumping, and dancing throughout the summer. For 100 years we've been offering campers the opportunity to explore new interests and forge long-term friendships in a safe, fun, nurturing environment.

We offer a celebrated horseback riding program and a wide variety of other outdoor activities that empower young women, including hiking, swimming, ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp Association

Green River Preserve Expeditions

Wilderness adventure - United States

Western NC, NC Outer Banks, San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Established in 1988

Green River Preserve Expeditions

Green River Preserve Expeditions are teen adventure expeditions offering transformational, life learning experiences for rising ninth grade to college freshmen. Purposely small, groups with up to twelve participants and three leaders journey together in a two, three, and four week adventure trips. Green River Preserve's teen adventure camps are community building programs designed to develop outdoor skills, teamwork, and leadership opportunities. ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Woodmont

Residential coed summer camp

Cloudland, Georgia

Established in 1981

Camp Woodmont

Camp Woodmont is a smaller-sized, traditional overnight summer camp for boys and girls. Founded by college teachers' Jane and Jim Bennett in 1981, Camp Woodmont is now in its 2nd generation of operation. Our family-type atmosphere means we can get to know every camper; giving younger campers a feeling of reassurance and belonging and older campers a chance to grow and contribute.

We are traditional in every sense of the word. ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Gwynn Valley Camp

Coed Residential and Day Summer Camp

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1935

Gwynn Valley Camp

Gwynn Valley has been a summer camp for boys and girls since 1935 and is situated on 400 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Brevard, NC. We offer a farm, wilderness, and traditional program where we foster community building, lifelong friendships, and a connection with the land. Our founder, Mary Gwynn created a camp based on the values of simplicity, acceptance, a non-competitive program, and an appreciation of the natural world and these core ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Crestridge

Residential girls' summer camp, ages 7-17

Ridgecrest, North Carolina

Established in 1955

Camp Crestridge

Girls of all ages are looking for two things. They're looking for adventure and for someone to follow into that adventure. For over 65 summers, Camp Crestridge for Girls has been a place where campers follow role models into the adventure of following Jesus and stepping outside of what is ordinary and familiar to grow in every way. Our mission of "impacting lives for God's glory through discipleship and adventure" emphasizes ...read more

Member of the Christian Camp and Conference AssociationAccredited by the American Camp Association

Camp Kahdalea

Residential girls' summer camp

Brevard, North Carolina

Established in 1962

Camp Kahdalea

Camp Kahdalea for Girls (ages 8-17) and Camp Chosatonga for Boys are wilderness camps located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, both camps are surrounded on three sides by the Pisgah National Forest, ensuring a wild and natural setting free from encroachment.

Activities include rock climbing, white water canoeing, mountain biking, backpacking, horseback riding, and more! ...read more

SOAR, Inc.

Residential Coed Summer Camp, ages 8-22

North Carolina, Wyoming, Florida, California, and New York

Established in 1977

SOAR, Inc.

SOAR offers high adventure summer camps designed specifically for youth and young adults between the ages of 8 and 25 diagnosed with ADHD and LD. Each of our summer camp programs promotes making friends, increasing self-confidence, and developing life skills. Created in 1977 by an adult with learning disabilities, SOAR provides fun and successful experiences so that participants may gain greater awareness of their own strengths and improve self-esteem ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp

Camp Coleman

Residential coed summer camp

Cleveland, Georgia

Established in 1964

L'Dor v' Dor- From generation to generation enriching Jewish lives since 1964. UAHC Camp Coleman allows our children to live a wholly Jewish life while at camp. Campers can experience Jewish culture and tradition while in a safe, challenging and fun environment. In a natural setting, campers are given the opportunity to explore their Judaism.

Coleman provides a creative setting for Jewish living and learning, through camp ...read more

Accredited by the American Camp AssociationCoed Camp