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Gwynn Valley

A Children’s Summer Camp for Boys and Girls

Gwynn Valley nurtures each child by building character and relationships in a community that fosters personal challenge, a connection to nature, and the simple joys of childhood.

Situated on 400 acres in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Brevard, NC, Gwynn Valley has been a summer camp for boys and girls since 1935.  We offer a farm, wilderness, and traditional program where we foster community building, lifelong friendships, and a connection with the land. Our founder, Mary Gwynn created a camp based on the values of simplicity, acceptance, a non-competitive program, and an appreciation of the natural world. These core values continue to be embraced at Gwynn Valley today. Through community, new adventures, and fun and engaging program participation, we strive to help our campers develop resilience, responsibility, cooperative skills, confidence, and personal independence. Throughout camp’s history, the philosophy, values, and traditions have remained constant. The strength of Gwynn Valley is its nurturing environment in a child centered world where each camper will learn and grow under the guidance of a mature and caring staff. Gwynn Valley is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. It tells you, the caring and careful parent, that we have taken the time to ensure that our camp program undergoes a thorough review of our operations and meets the strict standards required for accreditation. Learn More about our Values

Enjoy our new 2019 "Favorite Things" video!

“Gwynn Valley stories creep into conversation when we least expect it. Our daughter was so connected to the group and I know this was accomplished by a caring and committed staff!”

LATEST NEWS

Mary Gwynn: Female Leader, Visionary, and Pioneer

In honor of Women’s history month, we want to share an article about our fearless leader, Miss Mary Gwynn, who founded Gwynn Valley as a single woman back in 1935. She was a pioneer on so many fronts. Her values and vision 85 years ago remain the foundation of our camp culture and program today. […]

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“Gwynn Valley stories creep into conversation when we least expect it. Our daughter was so connected to the group and I know this was accomplished by a caring and committed staff!”

Decatur, GA

Oct.9-6:30 PM
HOST: HILL

Darien, CT

Oct.13-4:00 PM
HOST: RABEN+ANDREWS

Summit, NJ

Oct. 14-5:30 PM
HOST: GARVEY

Charlotte, NC

Oct. 21-6:00 PM
HOST: JESSE

Raleigh, NC

Oct. 26-6:00 PM
HOST: HOLCOMBE

Hilton Head, SC

Nov. 16-12:00 PM
HOST: CIVICI

Atlanta, GA

Nov. 17-6:00 OM
HOST: BROWN

Neptune Beach, FL

Oct. 11-6:00 PM
HOST: KOWKABANY

Orlando, FL

OCt. 13-6:00 PM
HOST: CASH

St. Pete Beach, FL

Oct. 16-6:30 PM
HOST: NORDMANN

Wilmington, NC

Oct. 23-6:00 PM
HOST: KELLER+WELLS

Mt. Pleasant, SC

Nov. 13-7:00 PM
HOST: CRAIG/BRYAN

Columbia, SC

Nov. 17-5:00 PM
HOST: Varner

Nashville, TN

Jan. 11-5:30 PM
HOST: Goff
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