Organized Camps & Youth Programs Guides

These professional outfitters and guides make it easy to try out new forest adventures. All the outfitter/guides listed here hold a Forest Service permit to operate on national forest land. Permits are issued for recreation uses that serve the public, promote health and safety, and protect the environment.

This is a complete list of all providers offering organized camps and youth programs. If you hold a permit with the National Forests in North Carolina and would like your business included, contact us with your information and we can add your company. Also, we try our best to keep this list updated, but if information has changed or you hit a dead link, please let us know.  Send your comments to   To ensure a quick response, please be sure to include the word "Information" in the subject line of your e-mail. 




Back Country at Montreat College

MC Box 800, Montreat, NC  28757


Organized camp

Hiking, Rock climbing, Mountain biking,

Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking

Appalachian & Pisgah RDs

Mountain Adventure Guides

13490 US 25/70, Marshall, NC  28752


Organized camp

Rock climbing, Rafting

Appalachian and Pisgah RDs

Rockbrook Camp

P.O. Box 792, Brevard, NC 28712


Organized camp

Pisgah RD

Cheerio Adventures

1430 Camp Cheerio Rd, Glade Valley, NC  28627


Organized camp

Hiking, Rock climbing, Mountain biking,


Grandfather & Cheoah RDs

Eagle’s Nest Foundation

43 Hart Road, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768


Organized camp with the mission to provide experiential education for young people, promoting the natural world and the betterment of human character.

Hiking, Rafting, Horse riding, and Rock climbing.

Pisgah & Nantahala NFs

Camp Highlander

42 Dalton Rd, Horse Shoe, NC  28742


Organized camp

Hiking, Rock climbing, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Rafting

Pisgah RD

Blue Star Camps for Boys & Girls

P.O. Box 1029, Henderson, NC 28793


Summer camp opportunities for Jewish boys and girls ages 6-17. Camp program includes hiking, mountain biking, rafting, and rock climbing.

Grandfather & Pisgah Districts, Pisgah NF

Euchella Mountain and Lake Cabins

P.O. Box 177, Almond, NC 28702


Organized camp and cabins with hiking, fishing, mountain biking and rafting.

Checotah & Wayah Districts, Nantahala NF

Camp Carolina

P.O. Box 919, Brevard, NC 28712


Private summer camp for boys.

Pisgah & Nantahala NFs

Camp Tonawandah

300 West Ton-A-Wandah Rd

Hendersonville, NC  28739


Organized camp

Hiking, Fishing, Rock climbing, Rafting

Pisgah District, Pisgah NF

Camp Kahdalea , for Girls

2500 Morgan Mill Rd

Brevard, NC  28712, 828-889-6834

Organized camp

Hiking, Rock climbing, Mountain biking, White-water canoeing and kayaking

Pisgah RD

Camp Chosatonga for Boys

2500 Morgan Hill Road, Brevard,NC28712


Organized camp

Hiking, Rock climbing, Mountain biking,

Whiewater canoeing & rafting

Pisgah RD

Success Oriented Achievement Realized

SPO Box 388, 226 Soar Lane, Balsam, NC  28707


Organized camp

Hiking, Fishing, Rock climbing, Mountain biking, Rafting, Horse riding

Appalachian/Hot Springs,

Pisgah & Cheoah RDs

Camp Pinewood

300 Orrs Camp Rd, Hendersonville, NC  28792


Organized camp

Pisgah RD

East Cobb YMCA

1055  East Piedmont Road, Marietta, GA   30062


Youth program

Wayah RD

Keystone Camp

PO Box 829, Brevard, NC  28712


Organized camp

Since 1916, serving ages 7-17.  Strong horseback riding program & 17 other instructed activities.

Pisgah RD

Camp High Rocks

PO Box 210, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718

Organized camp

Hiking, Rock climbing, Mountain biking,

Rafting, Horse riding

Wayah, Grandfather, & Pisgah RDs

Falling Creek Camp for Boys

PO Box 98, Tuxedo, NC  28784


Organized camp

Traditional  camp activities

Westward Ho!  Christ School Summer Prog

500 Christ School Rd,  Arden, NC  28704


Youth Program

Hiking, Mountain biking, Rafting, Rock climbing

Pisgah RD

Camp Grier

PO Box 490, Old Fort, NC  28762


Organized camp

Hiking/ backpacking, rafting/canoeing/kayaking

Pisgah RD, and Wayah RD

Available for special groups on weekends

Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School

951 Crab Creek Road
Hendersonville, NC 28739


Organized camp

Teen Rock Climbing co-ed 'pro camp'

Grandfather, Pisgah and Highlands RDs

God's Country Outfitters


Camping, backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking and canoeing, horseback riding

Uwharrie RD

Camp Merri-mac

1123 Montreat Rd,  Black Mountain, NC  28711; 828-669-8766

Organized camp.

Grandfather & Pisgah Ranger Districts of Pisgah NF