Mark your calendars, Smarties! It’s time to get cozy with our friends at Camp Highlander, one of our favorite resident camps located just outside of Asheville! Camp Highlander is hosting a fun social that you and your kiddos will want to attend:
About Camp Highlander:
Camp Highlander, located in Mills River, NC, near Asheville, provides a magical summer experience for girls and boys, ages 5-16. The South Mills River runs through the gorgeous 240 acre campus. The well-maintained facilities include a post and beam rec hall, a pristine lake with slide, an Olympic-size outdoor pool, a rifle range, a ropes course and climbing wall, extensive trails and a top-of-the-line horse stable and ring.
Junior Camp, for boys and girls, K to 4th grade, is the best of the best at Camp Highlander! With lower camper to counselor ratios, Junior Camp is a great introduction to camp life for new campers and their families. The six-day session is designed to foster independence and build confidence while away from home. Campers can try the most popular adventures and activities, such as canoeing, riflery, archery, horseback riding, climbing, sports, crafts, the zip wire and swimming.
Campers will have a blast experiencing the wonders of camp with the encouraging spirit and support of Camp Highlander’s qualified staff. They will learn teamwork and discover how good it feels to do something on their own. This is what Highlander is all about – creating amazing memories that will last a lifetime.
For over 50 years, Camp Highlander has changed the lives of campers through outstanding role-model staff and high-caliber programs. Older campers enjoy adventures like Nantahala whitewater rafting, canoeing on the Green River, camping at Dupont Forest and even a horseback overnight at the Biltmore Estate.
Long-term owners, Karl and Shelley Alexander, are dedicated to giving campers life skills that build character and leadership. In fact, the Alexanders take this commitment so seriously, they brought the social leadership programs, Athena’s Path and Hero’s Pursuit, to their Intermediate Camp last summer.
You are probably familiar with these leadership programs as they were designed by our very own CSP middle school expert, Michelle Icard. Michelle in the Middle leadership curriculum teaches Intermediate Campers (Ages 5th-8th grade) skills to help them make their own decisions, lead their own lives and navigate the tricky social scene of middle school, using their unique leadership styles and personalities. Here at CSP, we can’t believe what a great opportunity middle schoolers have to combine a high quality sleep away camp with these valuable life lessons!
See you on 10/28!