Backpacking and Hiking

Backpacking and hiking is a special signup activity. We offer trips of various lengths from half-day to five-day adventures. You will hear announcements for trips each day at morning assembly.


Backpacking and hiking gives you the opportunity to experience the rugged beauty of Western North Carolina and see waterfalls, open vistas, rhododendron tunnels, and hardwood stands dating back hundreds of years firsthand.

On these trips campers gain self-reliance as they learn to safely build a fire, cook outdoors, how to find and purify water in the wilderness, and read a map. Each member of the backpacking and hiking staff possesses valuable knowledge of the local area, advanced first aid certifications, and years of trip leading know how.

Where We Backpack & Hike: