New Challenges

A coed program for campers finishing 8th & 9th grade.
Riverside is a good opportunity for young people who have finished the eighth and ninth grade to continue their Gwynn Valley experiences. The community living, physical challenges, responsibility, and peer interactions provided in Mountainside continue in development and are expanded upon in Riverside.

The Program

A large portion of the time on Riverside will be spent on three separate four-day wilderness adventures off of camp property.
Each trip will focus on one of the following skills: backpacking, white water canoeing, and rock climbing.

As a Riversider, campers will not only be involved in participating in the trips, but will also be active in the many aspects of getting ready for multi-day excursions. Our days at camp will be spent preparing for the adventures, building skills for each outdoor component, participating in a service project, and building a strong Riverside community.

Availability and Living Arrangements

There are 12 campers in each session.
Riverside campers live in “Indian Paintbrush” and “Joe Pye” along with one counselor for each cabin. The Head Counselor and Logistics Coordinator will also help with cabin responsibilities. These cabins are close to the “Center”, which will act as our dining room, community meeting space and shower house.

Campers take an active role in maintaining a cooperative spirit by assisting with meal preparation, setting tables, doing dishes and maintaining our Riverside community. Riverside is not for everyone. Young people with a keen interest in the outdoors, a strong desire to develop skills in adventure recreation activities, and a concern for building a positive, responsible community will get the most out of their experience on Riverside.  Most activities that leave camp will take place in Pisgah National Forest, Nantahala National Forest  or DuPont State Forest.  Pisgah and Nantahala National Forest activities are authorized by US Forest Service special permits.

Day Camp

301 Gwynn Valley Trail, Brevard, NC 28712 | (828) 885-2900