Traditional Camp (Grades 2-10)

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Summer Camp 2021 Dates & Rates

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In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have capped our enrollment as a precaution. We are currently 75% full for 2021 and have a waitlist available for interested families. We hope to reopen enrollment in the spring. This decision gives us the flexibility to make any necessary changes to our summer programming in the future. If you have any questions, please call the camp office at 828-209-9600. 

Please note that we have made the transition to grade based programming versus age-based. This will allow us to more accurately place campers in cabins and programs. 

Campers Grades 2nd- 10th

  • Session 1: June 13- June 18

  • Session 2: June 20-June 25

  • Session 3: June 27-July 9 * Two-week session* (stayover weekend included)

  • Session 5: July 11-July 16

  • Session 6: July 18-July 23

  • Session 7: July 25-July 30

  • Session 8: August 1- August 6

  • Session 9: August 8-August 13

Cost per session

  • Return Camper Rate (8/1/2020-8/31/2020): $630 (Session 3: $1,310)
  • General Public Rate: (9/1/2020-Summer 2021): $788 (Session 3: $1,626)

"(There is) no way to express our joy to see both our children so happy to be at Watia every year with these counselors and friends! They have been with them since the inaugural year and are always so ready to get back up the mountain to Watia."

- Camp Parent

Session Add-ons: 

Stay-over Weekends

Are you looking to extend your camper’s Watia experience? Campers staying for consecutive weeks can take advantage of our Super Stay-over Weekends! For just $50, campers can take advantage of all that camp has the offer in a smaller community.

Important Notes:

  • The stay-over weekend is included in Session 3 (Two-week session).
  • There is not a stay-over weekend available between Sessions 4 and 5. 

Horseback Riding

Is your camper interested in the adventure of a trail ride? Our horseback riding program offers the opportunity to explore the Nantahala National Forest under the supervision of our trusty trail guides and camp staff. Campers will participate in two one-hour trail rides and one hour of "barn lessons." We partner with Nantahala Village Riding Stables for our horseback riding trips. All ages.

Cost: $90.

Whitewater Rafting

Campers and staff will experience the rush of Class II and Class III whitewater rapids on two half-day trips down the Nantahala River. On the first trip, your child will be in a guided raft. The next day they have the option of a guided raft or a two-person inflatable kayak.  Grades: 5th grades and up.

Cost: $105


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Have questions about our programs? Drop us an email or schedule a call with one of our directors to learn more and get your questions answered.