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Summer Camp

Laurel Ridge summer camp provides a life-changing experience that nurtures belonging, exploration and spiritual growth, with an emphasis on fun! Our friendly and compassionate staff and counselors strive to create a safe environment and a community where faith, love, and hope prevail. Our goal is to send campers home as beloved children of God, feeling confident in their own identity and gifts, and with a renewed appreciation and care for God’s amazing creation and the deep friendship of their fellow campers.

We offer several summer camp experiences for kids ages 6-18, as well as a camp for the whole family! Our summer camp experience helps campers grow in their Christian faith while creating lasting friendships amid the beauty of God’s creation. Each week of camp explores a different theme, which campers experience through hands-on activities, group conversations, worship, and song.

Traditional, Summer Camp at Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference, and Retreat Center

Pre-Junior Camp

1st and 2nd graders (or rising 2nd and 3rd graders) are introduced to overnight camp with this two-night, abbreviated experience, which has the added benefit of giving parents an opportunity to adjust to the idea of their camper being away from home! Pre-Junior camp will participate in activities like nature exploration, arts and crafts, group games, and singing. This camp is small in numbers and big in safe, fun activities. We increase the ratio of staff-to-campers for this camp.

Week 1- June 26- 28, 2021
Week 2- July 31- August 2, 2021

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Junior Camp

For 3rd to 5th graders (or rising 4th-6th graders), our 6-night summer camp offers loads of fun ways to explore the great outdoors, learn how to work with others, master new challenges, and make new friends. Many activities are done in cabin groups, as part of a close-knit, safe community.

Week 1: June 13- 19, 2021
Week 2: August 2- 8, 2021

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Middle High Camp

Middle school is a time of many changes and adjustment, and this camp for 6th-8th graders (or rising 7th to 9th graders) will allow time for campers to grow in innate skills and abilities. It’s a safe space for campers to explore while making friendships that will last a lifetime.

Week 1: June 20-26, 2021
Week 2: July 18- 24, 2021

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Senior High Camp

For 9-12th graders, the Laurel Ridge summer camp experience provides an off-the-grid playground to discover both the natural world and their own innate skills and abilities. It’s a safe space for imagination and possibility, a supportive environment for kids to challenge themselves and expand their comfort zones. While making friendships that will last a lifetime.

Week 1: July 11- 17, 2021
Week 2: July 25- 31, 2021

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College Age Camp

Reminiscing on summer camp at Laurel Ridge while at college? This camp for young adults (ages 19- 23) is designed to give college-age students the chance to reconnect with the spirit and with old camp friends! Time for reflection, discussion, and renewal in the natural world, away from the distractions of everyday life.

August 8- 11, 2020

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Mission Camp

Laurel Ridge Mission Camp coordinates Moravians and others as they engage in service and ministry and raise awareness of the Gospel message. Moravians have always celebrated their faith through service and mission work locally, regionally and globally. Each year, many individuals visit the mountain, stay at Higgins Lodge, and head out into the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains to make life better for their neighbors. There’s no question that our service to others results in a sense of common unity and identity from serving together and with others. Youth groups from a variety of denominations, mission and outreach committees, families, and others come together each summer to serve the larger surrounding community.

Mission Camp 2021

Mission Camp offers an intensive, one week trip that help people grow in Christian faith through service. Adults and youth will spend their time in the Blue Ridge Mountain community performing hands-on repair for elderly, low income, and disabled families. Since Laurel Ridge began to offer Mission Camp in 2004, projects completed include:

  • Porch Repair or Construction
  • Step Repair
  • Exterior or Interior painting
  • Weatherization
  • Wheel Chair Ramp Construction
  • Roof Repair

Mission Camp 1: June 13 – 19, 2021
Mission Camp 2: June 27 – July 3, 2021
Mission Camp 3: July 4 – 10, 2021
Mission Camp 4: July 11- 17, 2021
Mission Camp 5: July 18- 24, 2021
Mission Camp 6: August 1 – 7, 2021

 

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Specialty Camp

There is never a bad time to come to Laurel Ridge! Whether it’s creative arts, fellowship with friends, time with family, or more, check back here frequently to discover more ways to be on the mountain!

Family Camp

Need a break from the hustle and bustle of busy weekly schedules? Missing the “top of the mountain” feeling? Experience camp your way, with a flexible schedule of activities designed to be exciting for kids and relaxing for adults. This intergenerational camp is perfect for large and small families, alike!

 

Fall: September 17-19, 2021

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Creative Arts Camp

Engage your creative side as you work on a variety of art projects and camp crafts – together and individually. You’ll also have plenty of time for building community with new friends, growing closer to God, exploring nature, and experiencing lots of camp activities, games, and worship!

June 20- 26, 2021

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College Age Camp

Reminiscing on summer camp at Laurel Ridge while at college? This camp for young adults (ages 19- 23) is designed to give college-age students the chance to reconnect with the spirit and with old camp friends! Time for reflection, discussion, and renewal in the natural world, away from the distractions of everyday life.

August 8- 11, 2020

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Winter Camp

Camp… in the winter? Yes, you read that right! Winter Camp is a great chance for youth to enjoy some outdoor fun and faith development during their holiday break from school. Campers will spend four nights at Higgins enjoying all their favorite camp activities, plus a few new Wintery ones as well!

December 28- 31, 2020

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Questions?

Have a specific question about one of the many wonderful camps at Laurel Ridge? Please reach out to Scarlett Dowdy!