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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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Help your child get ready for overnight camp

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Congratulations! We are so excited you have chosen to send your child to Gwynn Valley and recognize the significance of the decision you made to enroll your child in overnight camp. Our hope is that each camper will expand their confidence, curiosity and compassion for others. To prepare for a successful camp experience, here are […]


Wishing You Joy This Holiday Season

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Giving Tuesday is Tomorrow!

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Dale Robertson Retires

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After more than four decades, Dale Robertson has decided to hang up his tool belt and retire.  Dale first…

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