Camp Life

Weekly Schedule

Camper Arrival: Sunday, 2-3:30 p.m.

Camper Departure: Friday, 7:00 p.m. Checkout begins immediately following the Family Closing Ceremony.  

*To arrange an early pick-up, please contact the camp office at 828.209.9600. 

Daily Schedule

Each day at Watia is filled with opportunities for adventure, trying new things, and making positive friendships. You can read more about our daily schedule and what your camper expects on our Daily Schedule page. 


We offer a wide variety of activities throughout each session. Below are some of our most popular.

  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Canoeing
  • Corcling
  • Capture the Flag
  • Climbing Wall
  • Fire Building
  • Fishing
  • Fort Building
  • Giant Slide (ages 9 and up)
  • Horseback riding (program add-on fee: $90)
  • Hiking
  • Land Sports
  • Mountain Biking (ages 10 and up)
  • Nature Studies
  • Low Ropes
  • Paddleboarding
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater rafting (program add-on fee: $105)
  • AND Much more!

Food and Meals

The Glass Lodge (Dining Hall) is where souls and bodies are fed. It is filled with laughter, singing, and great conversations. Campers and staff enjoy 3 meals per day and an evening snack. We strive to serve healthy kid-friendly food. In addition to the main course, there is always a full cereal/oatmeal bar at breakfast and a full salad bar at every lunch and dinner, along with side dishes.

Campers who have food allergies or special dietary needs are welcome. Our kitchen staff works hard to ensure all campers’ needs are met. Just give us a call so we can learn more about your camper prior to arrival. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are all available. Food allergies are handled on an individual basis. Dietary restrictions and allergies should be noted on your camper’s health form.