Out of Camp Trips
With over 100 waterfalls in our county the sound of falling water is never far away. Due to man’s influence on our natural waterways there are many manmade lakes and dam released rivers for our recreation.
The water-based sports we offer out of camp on local streams, creeks, rivers, lakes, sounds and oceans are: whitewater rafting, whitewater kayaking, fly fishing, tubing, surfing, wake boarding and sea kayaking. All boys who attend Camp Carolina will have the opportunity to go rafting. We have commercial permits on the Pigeon and French Broad rivers. We have our own fleet of Self-Bailing Rafts and we train all our own Raft Guides. We have the capacity of running twelve boat trips floating up to 80 children in one trip.
Boys will be required to learn self rescue on our lake before they go on moving water kayak trips. As their skills progress, they will be invited to attempt rivers that are more challenging. We continuously, throughout the session, work with boys on their flat, moving and whitewater skills to bring them up to the next level. Our Whitewater Instructors are all certified by American Canoe Association and Rescue 3 International.
We are in the heart of Southern Trophy Trout Water Fishing. We teach boys to fly fish in camp at our stocked trout pond. We only use artificial bait and catch and release where required, but we do love trout dinners on overnights!
We offer wake boarding and tubing to boys who have finished the fifth grade. We run these trips to Lake Jocassee, which is a beautiful body of water that provides excellent swimming and coves with calm, flat water for wake boarding.
We paddle our sea kayaks locally on fresh water lakes. We offer half-day, full-day and overnight trips. During our Main Session, we run a multi-night, mini TRACS trip to the coast for open ocean sea kayaking. We offer surfing to boys who have finished the fifth grade all summer long. It’s only a 4 hour drive to Charleston, where we can paddle in tidal creeks and sounds, camp out on barrier islands and surf at Folly Beach!