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This is a research based, hands-on herpetology camp. Students will perform actual scientific field work alongside some university professors and field experts to learn about the local ecosystem at Chestnut Ridge and how to properly collect and record data.

Dates: June 16-21  $910



Campers will spend the week in the bunk houses at camp with their fellow high schoolers.They will enjoy all of the classic camp favorites such as zipline, gaga, lake toys, and the challenge course - amped up with high schoolers in mind.

  • Price: $910

Week 1: June 9-14 (Waitlist for Girls)

Week 4: June 31-July 5

Week 7: July 21-26 (Waitlist)

Week 8: July 28 - August 2 (Waitlist for Girls)



Come have fun at camp while being a role model. Learn about being a leader in this introductory leadership development and training program. Campers will enjoy all of the classic camp favorites such as zipline, gaga, lake toys, and the challenge course amped up with high schoolers in mind. This camp will focus on leadership development, growing in your faith, service, and team building.

Week 3: June23-28  $910



For campers who have completed 10th grade and desire to learn leadership skills you can use in your community, at school or as counselor at Chestnut Ridge. This two week intensive leadership development and training program will guide campers to grow in their faith, gain new skills, and take on new leadership challenges. This camp includes a beautifully scenic backpacking weekend in Grayson Highlands State Park, and the opportunity to certify in Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguard, a chance to plan your own camp program, a service project, lots of your favorite traditional camp activities, and more! When at camp, campers will stay in the air-conditioned bunk houses.  Completion of LIT 1 is not a prerequisite.

  1. Please fill out and submit the Application

  2. Wait for Acceptance 

  3. Upon acceptance, please Register Online​

Please submit an application to join the waitlist
Dates: July 7 - July 19  $1750 (Waitlist for Girls)


This is Rock and Raft high school style. Campers will embark on a 4 day adventure to the mountains of West Virginia to raft down the Lower New River and spend a full day climbing in the New River Gorge. These activities are lead by trained guides who provide all specialized equipment. No experience is necessary.  

See the Rock and Raft section on our Packing List 



Week 6: July 14-19 (One spot remaining)

  • Price: $1150



Campers will head to the mountains of NC to experience a new adventure each day. Rock climbing, white water rafting, caving, and day hiking trips. No experience is necessary. Specialized gear will be provided. 

Price: $1150

See the UMA section on our Packing List 


Week 3: June 23-28


Saddle Up! Riders of intermediate or advanced skill levels will enjoy a horseback adventure in the beautiful Yadkin River Valley. Riders will spend Sunday night at Chestnut Ridge and the other nights off-site in a bunkhouse, with bathrooms, at a working ranch. They will spend their days receiving lessons in western riding in the arena, playing mounted games, learning general horsemanship, caring for the horses and trail riding around the ranch. Campers will also get the chance to explore the surrounding area with trips to the Dan river and Pilot Mountain State Park.

Wrangler Camp is for girls only this year


Week 1: June 9-14 (Waitlist)

Week 2: June 16-21 (Waitlist)

Week 8: July 29-Aug 2 (Waitlist)

  • Packing List 

  • Price: $1355


Join our Staff

Work at camp! We are looking for energetic, creative, hardworking, community builders, who want to make the world a better place by making the Love of Christ visible. We do this by welcoming each and every person who comes to camp, through our care for creation and by building relationships with the people around us.

Staff must be 16 and have finished their junior year of high school. 

Under 18  Staff Training: May 12-13 & June 1-2 (required for most under 18 staff). Alternate staff trainings are available.

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For added flexibility, there is some overlap in grade groups

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