Smarties, we have another fabulous giveaway as a part of our 2013 Smarty Camp Guide! Our Smarty friends at Camp Highlander are giving away one week of camp – Junior II session, June 16-21 (Sunday – Friday) for campers K-4th grade. This is a value of $1,150 – pick me, pick me!
Camp Highlander, located in Mills River, NC, near Asheville, provides a magical summer experience for girls and boys, ages 5-16. Year after year, campers return to build lasting memories at the 240 acre campus nestled in the heart of the North Carolina mountains.
Junior Camp is specifically geared toward younger campers (K to 4th grades), with lower camper to counselor ratios and special activities that peak the young campers’ interest. Campers get a taste of independence away from mom and dad, without the financial outlay of a multi-week experience. Summer camp allows children to grow through hands-on experience, unlike school or any other learning environment. Activities for this age group include canoeing, riflery, archery, horseback riding, climbing, theater, crafts, zip wire and swimming.
A distinguishing characteristic of Camp Highlander is its Cabin Unit philosophy. At first, I was a bit confused – don’t most camps have cabins? But it turns out that only 3% of camps across the nation create a cohesive Cabin Unit of same-age campers that stay together 24/7. At other camps, kids scatter after breakfast to try new activities. By contrast, the Cabin Unit, under the tutelage of dedicated, trained mentors, engage in all that Camp Highlander has to offer – together. This approach creates consistency, connection and a sense of belonging. As a parent, you know how important all that is! Camp Highlander campers do get to choose their own activities twice a week. However, the Cabin Unit helps campers learn to appreciate differences and to encourage one another, thereby fostering friendships that can 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. Smarties, this is the REAL DEAL! Do they take moms?:-)
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 are bringing the social leadership programs, Athena’s Path and Hero’s Pursuit, to their Intermediate Camp this 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 will teach Intermediate Campers 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!
The Smarty Giveaway
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*****THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED! OUR SMARTY WINNER IS JENNIFER HOYLE!*****
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Camp Highlander is such a beautiful place, when you drop-off your camper, you just might want to sign up for their spring father-son weekend, fall family camp or mother-daughter weekend! You’ll find newly built cabins, stables, a pristine lake, a renovated pool, ropes courses and a climbing wall, just to name a few highlights.
Karl and Shelley Alexander invite you to discover why Camp Highlander is A Place Like No Other! To check for openings at their 1-week, 2-week or 3-week sessions, or for more information, visit www.camphighlander.com , contact 828-891-7721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
My son would love the zip lining!
My daughter Sara would love any and all activities but her top might be horse-back riding! Please pick me so I can give this middle child a huge wonderful surprise!
my son would love everything…especially the zip line and archery!
I know my daughter would love the time with other campers and the bonding that goes on at camp!!:))
Wow, tough to pick just one! My daughter would love all of the activities but particularly the arts and crafts. Based on my own childhood camp experiences, I think what she’ll most remember is the bonding — that special love that builds from the shared experience of girls her age.
My oldest got a bow and arrow for Christmas and loves to practice. Archery would be his pick!
They would love everything! Being free from Mom and Dad!
My daughter would absolutely love the archery and climbing activities and would greatly benefit from the Athena’s Path leadership program, I would love for her to experience the peer bonding that you get from sleepaway camp!
Climbing. Definitely climbing. I am constantly telling my five year old .”that is not a jungle gym”. He is also very Mich into crafts. He is trying his hardest to learn to swim on his own so this would make a close third. Still climbing would be number one.
My daughter would love to zipline!!!
My daughter would love the cabin friendships that she would make!!! All of the fun outdoor activities would be a bonus!!
My daughter would LOVE the horseback riding.
The zip line would be tons of fun!
Yes, the zip line would be awesome for my son!
Thanks for the giveaways!!!
My daughter would love the zip-line!
Horseback riding and canoing
I know my daughter would be ALL about the horse back riding, the arts and crafts, and most of all the special frienddships and bonds she would create there!! Those are so special!!!
He would LOVE the horseback riding and zip-lining! Not to mention the opportunity to go to “big boy” sleepover camp! 🙂
My daughter would love the ropes course and the arts and crafts!
My 9 yr old would love Archery! Since the movie Brave, that’s the one thing she wants to do! 🙂
Tough to decide what would be the favorite, they all sound great! But I suspect for my daredevil, the zip lining would be the highlight!
My son would love anything that involves climbing.
My 1st grade son would love the archery and zip lining!
My girl would love the zipline! Such a great camp!