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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!”


Registration for Summer 2022 has begun!

We are excited to gear up for another amazing summer here at Gwynn Valley!  We are so grateful that we were able to run a successful summer program in 2021.  Our campers and staff enjoyed our luscious green valley here in the mountains, made new friends, and had an unplugged respite from their lives back […]

Tajar Ball E Session

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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…

Playing and Learning Outdoors

We had a cool and misty day today with some light showers but we continued to have fun at all of our activities…

Opening Day of E - Final Week for Older Programs

Great opening for E Session today; thanks so much for giving us a chance to host all the wonderful children who…

Tajar Ball!

What a day!  Tajar Ball has just ended and the sun has just gone behind our beautiful mountains.  On nights like…

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