HIGH SCHOOL CAMPS
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 19 - 24
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.
LEADERS IN TRAINING 2
Please fill out and submit the Application
Wait for Acceptance
Upon acceptance, please Register Online
Please submit an application to join the waitlist
Dates: June 26 - July 8 $1540
Cowgirl 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.
Week 1 is for guys only. Weeks 2,6,8 are available for girls only.
Week 1: June 12 - 17
Week 2: June 19 - 24 (Waitlist)
Week 4: July 3 - 8 (Waitlist)
Week 8: July 31 - August 5
Week 1: June 12-17 (Waitlist for Girls)
Week 6: July 17-22 (Waitlist for Girls)
Week 7: July 24-29 (Waitlist for Girls)
Week 8: July 31- August 5*
*All girls week
HIGH SCHOOL CAMP
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.
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.
ROCK & RAFT
Week 3: June 26 - July 1 (FULL)
Week 6: July 17-22 (FULL)
Week 7: July 24 - 29 (FULL)
Waitlist available through registration portal
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.
See the UMA section on our Packing List
Dates: July 10 - 15 $985 (FULL)
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.
LEADERS IN TRAINING 1
Week 5: July 10-15 $780 (Full)
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.
Junior Staff must be 16 and have finished their junior year of high school.
Junior Staff Training: May 14-15 (required for all junior staff)