WORKING AT THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH
The philosophy of Camp Carolina centers around simplicity of life, importance of self-reliance, value of human relations, wonders of nature, respect for property and resources, and the challenge of high adventure. Our purpose is to make a boy’s summer a valuable factor in his complete development. This can be accomplished through recruiting the right staff who have plenty of enthusiasm, determination and strong moral values. We need counselors who can rise to the challenge of ‘PUTTING THE KIDS FIRST’. The counselor’s task is to be a warm friend, a willing guide and a director of positive energies.
Our goals are to promote self-confidence and develop character, to create community living skills, independence, lasting friendships and competency and sportsmanship. We achieve this by providing campers with challenging experiences, adventure and on-going social interaction in a safe camp community. We have a commitment to parents for their sons, physical & emotional development, welfare and safety. We achieve this by offering qualified staff and ensuring safe facilities. Each staff member plays an active role in the camp administration by understanding his/her responsibilities and demonstrating respect for all. This ensures the maximum experience for campers. Successful counselors are open to suggestions while striving for a common goal. At Carolina the most important job and the principle responsibility of a camp counselor is to be a good role model.
Camp Carolina is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, consists of 220 acres and is bordered on 3 sides by the 450,000 acres of Pisgah National Forest. We have full access to this wonderful forest under a special use permit. We have a large lake and mountain biking/horse riding trails on site.
CCB was founded in 1924. Our capacity is 260 campers and 120 staff members comprised of program staff, support staff, admin staff and medical staff. We are an all boys, high adventure camp offering opportunities to camper’s aged Kindergarten-11th grade. We offer sessions ranging from 1 week up to 10 weeks with most campers attending either 3 or 4 weeks each summer. Campers sign up for activities and trips independently and all counselors work on a specific activity daily. In order to provide safe and professional programs our staff receives training at Backcountry Institute, held at Camp Carolina each spring. We offer courses by American Canoe Association, American Red Cross, National Archery Association, National Rifle Association and Wilderness Medical Association, to name a few.