Check out what our current and past families are saying about Camp Carolina!

"Camp Carolina was truly the best summer experience I had growing up. It's a child's paradise and a growing man's canvas, in the heart of blue mountains which give life to those in it. Every second of the day, the staff bring life as well. One of my counselors once told me that the reason the staff work so hard is because some kids (and adults) live their whole year for those 3-4 weeks at camp. He was right on both ends. I, at many points, lived and dreamed for those 3-4 weeks, and those staff worked until they dropped to make that time special. Looking at the many years I spent as a camper, as a counselor, and the transition years in between, I can see how being at camp changed me into the man I am today. They don't kid when they talk about the True Gentleman, so don't be surprised when your little man returns with an adventurous loving attitude, a firm handshake, and selfless principles. Don't be surprised when he returns with friends that he won't stop talking about until the next year he returns, the type of friends that pick up right where they left off, and cry when they say goodbye for the last time. I am so thankful to have had camp, I wish I could relive my days there, and I know I will be sending my boys there one day."

Alston McCaslin , Savannah, GA -

"What is great about camp? Camp is my home away from home. The name of my second home is Camp Carolina. At camp, I have found friends so close, I gladly call them family. You will find that at Camp Carolina, no one is judged for what they wear, what they like to do, and what they believe in. The wide variety of trips they do every day is truly amazing. The amount of activities you can do is even more amazing. Everywhere you look, from the lake to the horse back stables, you can see the outstanding amount of effort put into the camp. Everywhere you go you can feel the love given by the counselors and staff. These are only some of the many reasons that prove how great camp is."

Jayden Cudd , Six Mile, SC -

“Mac had an ABSOLUTE BALL!!! As a mom, I was nervous for him to be starting as a new camper at an 'older' age. I was worried about him not being able to make friends since so many campers could have been to camp together in the past. That doesn't seem to have been an issue at all thanks to the counselors and the kids in his cabin. The high-fiving and cheering as we left camp seemed genuine and sincere ... several of the counselors mentioned specific events/activities where they really seemed to KNOW my kid. I loved that!! 

Merritt family , Columbia, SC -

“My son's cabin counselor's Dyl and Dante were great. Whichever one wrote to me did a great job. A lot of parents say that counselors tend to write only good things no matter what, but I truly think they wrote what they felt. I know my son, and they told me exactly who he was from their perspective and it was right on. They really loved counseling my son, and he loved being with them all the time!”

Bonnie Gudelauski , Bridgehampton, NY -

“There are so many things about CCB that are special, wonderful and worth endless praise, but one thing overall that I would like to highlight is the sense of “family, collaboration, brotherhood” that is woven into every fabric of the experience. Boys are so often not allowed to express their emotions, physicality or their enthusiasm, but Camp Carolina allows them to be expressive and also respectful. I think it is a lifelong gift for any boy to experience CCB during childhood. Congratulations on generations of helping boys become confident and adventurous.”

Rian Orso-Brown , Oberlin, OH -

"A belated thank you for another wonderful summer! Sam had an awesome three weeks at Session 3. He reunited with old friends, made many new friends, loved his counselors (Jouree and Max), and enjoyed every activity, trip and new experience. Once again, he returned home a more independent, aware, and thoughtful young man. I look forward to Will, our youngest, attending next summer, too!"

Cate Davis , Concord, NC -

"The letters we got from Macca were the best mommy letters we have ever received. He definitely took that responsibility seriously and did a great job filling us in on Stuart's activities. This was especially important since Stuart only sent us one very very short letter about 3 weeks in to the session! Another thing that I liked was that Macca told us some of ways he was trying to help Stuart grow and take on some ownership in his cabin. It sounded like he really tried to make an impact on Stuart by talking about leadership and responsibility. That kind of mentoring is really important. It can't be easy for a young man who is not a father yet to help train up the younger guys...but it is super impactful when it does happen."   

Ann Pittman , Tampa, FL -

"I was blown away from the very first time we watched the promo video. I was so happy to be able to sign my son up for this opportunity. I am so quick to have reservations about the people I let care for my son. I want to protect him, but after a few conversations with the staff via telephone I felt 100% confident that my son would be cared for by the counselors and administrative staff. Drop off was such an amazing emotional experience for all of us. The camp goes above and beyond to make your camper feel special when arriving, and I can say beyond a doubt, that this put me at ease leaving him at camp. I knew that he was going to have a blast, and be safe. I so looked forward to looking at the pictures each day to get a glimpse of my son. He was typically smiling or concentrating on the task at hand. I can't say enough about Camp Carolina. The staff, the facility, the acitivities...worth every single penny. What a life changing experience. I thought Cash would return home and immediately just binge watch his Ipad, but he actually got right on his skateboard and then asked to go fishing. Here's to teaching the kids to be independent, responsible, happy little campers."

Amanda L. Ramirez -

“Dec and "Tay-Tay" were awesome. They were kind and smiley at drop-off and from our son's reports they stayed that way throughout camp. When Spencer said he felt homesick the counselors reportedly offered comfort. They were really terrific and we so appreciated them!

Cindy Suveg , Macon, GA -

"I can not thank you enough for taking such good care of my boy.  You get an A+, 2 thumbs up, and a top score for your welcoming approach, kind and supportive team, and great service.  The opening day was awesome.  It made my son feel good and me feel comfortable leaving him. Lofty and Chris (counselors) were wonderful! My son liked them both so much.  They had a wonderful patience for him and found ways to connect with him.  I think these two men really helped and supported him a lot. I feel blessed I found a good place for my little man." 

The Lelivelds , Charlottesville, VA -

"Mitch was outstanding on all levels! We could not have been more pleased with Mitch as a counselor. He really seemed to make the effort to get to know Hayden and was a pleasure to get to know. The amount of time and thought he put in to his weekly letters to us was very much appreciated and frankly was quite impressive. It went a long way to easing Gretchen's nerves and putting her at ease that H was in good hands. I really can not think of a single thing Mitch should work on as a counselor. I know that's not much help, but all I can say is keep up the good work."  

Pearson Family , Canton, GA -

"Sam was great - he kept us informed of what Austin was doing since Austin was very busy being a kid have the time of his life. Loved the updates from him and he wrote a card after letting Austin know how much fun he had with him. Also - Tom Akers, WE LOVE TOM! Tom was Austin's first counselor and he made a huge connection with Austin and he looks forward to seeing him each year. Also Jacob from Cabin 29 - he was a lifeguard and was cool."

Conrad Family , Huntersville, NC -

"I was extremely pleased with Minott's counselor's - Particularly Cecil. He wrote excellent reports. He gave my son terrific guidance. He has my son fully engaged in campus activities. I have no recommendation for what he could have done better." 

Rivers Family , Charleston, SC -

"Your camp is outstanding! The counselors and staff are so impressive. Thank you for providing this time for Ra. He will always remember it and be a better man for it."

Kestenbaum Family , Tallahassee, FL -

"Riko and Niko did a fabulous job of fostering independence and encouraging Carter to try new things. They wrote the nicest, detailed letters... way nicer than I ever did as a camp counselor! They praised Carter's talents and really encouraged him to join in group sports and be adventurous. Carter really enjoyed camp this year and I can tell you how much he benefits from the experience each year." 

Martin Family , Atlanta, GA -

"CCB was an AMAZING experience for Jack!! He has been to a 1 week sleep away camp for the past three years, and had a fine experience - but Jacks CCB experience was in a different caliber, this was head and shoulders a better experience all around. Here are a few more specific observations: *I didn't realize this about Jack until CCB. Jack tends to get homesick at the week 1 mark. In the past, he came home a little 'homesick' and had to warm up to the idea of doing camp again. At CCB, he felt homesick at the 1 week mark too, but he had time to work through it over the remainder of the session #1 and get over it completely! *I was really impressed (and frankly surprised) that neither of my boys, and none of the of the campers that I observed at pick up, were sick at the end of the session. At camps in the past, my experience has been that everyone seems to come home with a cold or worse from getting run down. I suspect that part of the reason no one seemed sick has to do with CCB being diligent in making sure the boys get enough sleep. Regardless of 'why', the result is a HUGE positive in my book - thank you!! Jack is registered for next summer already. I would like him to consider Main Session for next summer to gain another week at CCB, and will talk to him about that. Thanks, CCB!"

Gill Family , Atlanta, GA -

"Whatever you all are doing, keep doing it. Fin's exact words when i picked him up were "this was the best thing i've ever done in my entire life." And Fin is a somewhat privileged kid. So you all are AMAZING!! Thank you!!"

Matheson Family , St Petersburg, FL -

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