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Camp Highlander

Camp Highlander


What we're all about...

Camp Highlander is a residential summer camp in Mills River, North Carolina, devoted to the growing and nurturing of boys and girls, ages 6-16, in a safe, fun-filled, and electronics-free environment. Since 1957, we have partnered with parents and families to build character and confidence in the lives of children.

Our cabin unit intentionally fosters an inclusive environment. Ten campers and two counselors find acceptance and belonging without having to prove themselves, or fit a certain mold, or meet a list of superficial qualifications. Each camper is valued, loved and accepted into the cabin unit from the moment they arrive.

At Highlander, we believe God has instilled in each of us a desire to love and be loved. This is the motivation behind our mission. Through this love, we seek to build boys and girls of courage, honesty, integrity and faith, and to help them become all that God intends them to be. In all we do, from opening day to closing day, we seek to uphold, promote, teach and exemplify these four core values: COURAGE – Dare to be brave. HONESTY – Speak truth in love to your neighbor. INTEGRITY – Respect Yourself, Other and Nature & FAITH - Seek Truth and Believe

From opening day to final farewells, our campers enjoy so many exciting activities with their cabin unit that it’s hard for them to choose a favorite. Whether they are playing soccer, conquering the high ropes course, or hitting the bulls eye at archery, each day is an adventure at Camp Highlander.

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Camp Highlander

Beth Lynch




Our camp address

Camp Highlander

42 Dalton Road

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What we offer...


Archery, Arts & Crafts,,Basketball, Canoeing, Climbing Wall, Drama, Evening Program, Flint Knapping, Glass Works, High Ropes Course, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Lacrosse,
Lake Blob, Mountain Biking/Pump Track, Overnight Camping Trip, Pool, Pottery, Riflery, River Ball, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Weight Lifting, Wet Willie Slide, Wilderness Adventure, Woodworking, Yoga, Zip Line

Cost & Sessions

KICK OFF CAMP (GRADES K-8TH) – 8 Days $2,825 – June 7-14, 2024
SESSION A or B (GRADES K-10TH) 13 Days $4,550 – June 16-28 or June 30-July 12, 2024
SESSION C – 16 Days (8 YEARS OLD THROUGH 10TH GRADE) – July 14-30, 2024 – $5,600
FAMILY CAMP WEEKEND – All Ages – May 24-27, 2024 – $825 per adult, $650 per child ages 5-11. Ages 4 and under FREE
FATHER SON WEEKEND – Fathers and Son ages 4-13 – May 17-19, 2024 – $825 and $350 for each additional son
MOTHER DAUGHTER WEEKEND – Mothers and Daughters ages 4-13 – Sept. 6-8, 2024 -$825 and $350 for each additional daughter

Camp Q&A

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Can parents visit camp?

How do campers communicate with parents?

Are references available?

What's our policy regarding phones and digital devices?

Is tuition assistance available?

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