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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

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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!”

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Tajar Ball

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We awoke this morning to the Tajar’s folly with all kinds of pranks in downtown GV.  There were so many things moved and out of place we hardly knew what day it was and where we were.  There were boats in the dining room with staff sleeping in them.  Tubes from the lake were all […]


Do Something Difficult Everyday

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What a great start  to our last week of camp for our new campers who arrived yesterday for E session and for our…

The Simple Joys Abound

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What a great day here with beautiful breezy weather starting our morning.  Today we were starting our week with…

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

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It’s hard to believe we are halfway through D session. Time has really flown by here at camp, and we hope it…

Developing Strong Friendships

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As I write, my window captures our mountain’s silhouette of 5000 and 6000’ peaks, darkened by the vanishing…

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