As we settle into new school routines (and navigate all the challenges that come with school in the midst of a pandemic!), we want to share this reminder of camp. If your lives are like ours, we bet most of you are spending hours and hours each week in front of screens for virtual school, […]
Simple joys of childhood
a program for every age
playing outside, growing inside
Do something difficult everyday
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
Please contact our office to schedule a visit. We would love to show you camp!
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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!”
Meet us in your town!
Please contact our office to speak to a Director.
We love meeting and talking to new, and prospective camper families to share information about Gwynn Valley. Due to COVID-19, we will not be traveling to individual homes this fall but hope to connect with you in other ways to talk about camp, answer any questions you have, and share some of the magic of Gwynn Valley. Please feel free to contact our office to speak to a Director or to schedule a visit to tour camp. We have camp families who live in many different cities, states, and countries who would also be happy to speak with you about their child’s camp experience and share their perspective. We look forward to hearing from you!