The one-day trip to Lake James has long been one of camp’s most popular optional trips. All levels of watersports enthusiasts are welcome to participate. Our trained and experienced staff knows how to coach, encourage, and promote fun in a safe environment for beginners wanting to learn to ski, kneeboard, or wake board to seasoned veterans alike.
Horseback Trail Ride
The 1-day trail ride experience begins with campers preparing the meal for their adventure. Next, they head out to the barn and riding ring where they meet their horse and learn the basics of horsemanship. During the trail ride, campers will enjoy the beautiful terrain of camp as they ford creeks and negotiate hills to arrive at the trail shelter. Here, the trail chef, “Cookie,” will have a meal ready to eat, just off the chuck wagon. Campers will eat and play games before riding back to the barn. After saying goodbye to their horses, campers head back to main camp, perhaps walking a bit more like cowboys from their time in the saddle!
*Please note: Participating in the one-day trail ride experience does require an additional fee of $100.
Whitewater Raft Trip
Discover the excitement of whitewater, the grandeur of forested mountain bluffs, the tranquility of isolated pools, and the constantly varying currents of a mountain stream. This one-day trip offers a thrilling ride down some of Appalachia’s most scenic and exciting rivers. Participants will talk about this one for a long time to come!
Mountain Biking Trip
Western North Carolina is home to some of the best mountain biking in the country. The experience of cruising down single-track trails through tunnels of lush rhododendron is not soon forgotten. Our one-day trip includes personalized instruction and is open to riders of all levels.
Rock Climbing Trip
Climbing provides a great opportunity to build confidence and learn perseverance. Our ‘pilgrims of the vertical’ master the fundamentals before reaching new heights on rock walls in Western North Carolina.
*Please note: These trips are optional and require additional fees. See the Dates & Rates page for more information.