Camp Kanuga Residential Camp

Grow with friends as you share camp adventures

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One of the nation’s longest running programs accredited by the American Camp Association, we exceed the industry standards for camp program quality, youth development education and safety.

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Residential Camp

Since 1931, Camp Kanuga campers have been forming lifelong friendships, experiencing new adventures and exploring their faith in our welcoming Christian community. Our Residential Camp experience is for boys and girls ages 7–15, who join us in the mountains of Western North Carolina for 4-, 9- or 13-day sessions.

Amid mountain vistas, crisp streams and towering pines, campers cultivate teamwork and friendship, determination and goal setting, self-reliance and self-esteem, faith and spirituality, and healthy outdoor living.

Camp Activities

Our numerous activities are designed to provide safe, creative outlets for campers:

  • Naturalist hut
  • Mountain biking trails & pump track
  • High & low ropes courses
  • Climbing wall
  • Swimming
  • Archery
  • Sports
  • Co-op games
  • Canoeing & kayaking
  • Horseback riding
  • Rafting
  • Orienteering
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Water trampoline
  • Ridge runners
  • Overnight campouts
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Arts & crafts
  • Opening & closing ceremonies
  • County fairs
  • Talent shows
  • Sunday Shine
  • Eucharist
  • Archery tag
  • Color games for 13-day sessions

Camp staff ensures that all campers can participate in core camp activities with their cabin groups. Campers have the opportunity to choose their own activities either with their cabin mates or with campers in another cabin during two daily activity periods.

Stayover Camp

Campers can spend the two days between camp sessions taking special excursions. Open to Starter campers, Residential campers and Pioneers or Explorers participating in Expeditions.

CK Stayovers Residential Camp Kanuga

Whether you’ve decided just one camp session isn’t enough, or if you’re a parent that has a conflict with your camper’s pick-up date, Camp Kanuga’s Stayover sessions are the perfect resolution! Now with brand-spanking-new programming that offers fun day trips. Even though camp is no longer in session, campers can rest, prepare for what’s next and go on adventures with their counselors and camp friends!

Stayover is not only an awesome experience for campers, but it helps out mom or dad with pickup and Camp Kanuga staff takes care of washing your child’s laundry.

Starter Camp

Reserved for 7–9 year olds, this three-night session is designed to expose campers to new activities in a safe and fun way, with minor differences from our Traditional Camp:

  • 4-day, 3-night session
  • cabin groups always stay together
  • planned schedule includes age-appropriate activities with campers their own age
  • day hikes but no overnight hikes with full backpacks
  • challenge course and climbing wall are used but not the high elements course
  • cabins house 10 campers with 2 counselors.

For more information about Camp Kanuga, please contact Camp Kanuga Coordinator Patrice Suggs at psuggs@kanuga.org or 828-233-2744.