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Programs designed for rising 2nd graders to 12th graders that help teach lifelong social and outdoor skills.


Let the Journey begin! Explorer Programs form the foundation of the Summer Journey Series.  Explorers develop curiosity, calculate risk, and learn to trust themselves and others. The result is self-confidence and a strong identity. Explorers will investigate and become comfortable in nature and learn the skills they will need to be ready for the Discoverer, Adventurer, and Navigator Programs.  All Explorers will stay at our beautiful 650-acre main campus and enjoy a week of worship, arts and crafts, canoeing, hiking, swimming, and games.

Explorers - Rising 2nd-Rising 3rd Graders

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You're learning your place in the world. Who are you? What are your limits? What are you really made of? It's time to DISCOVER that YOU can do INCREDIBLE things! Use the confidence you built as an Explorer and step out of your comfort zone a little bit. Designed as a transition program between Explorers and Adventurers, the Discoverer program targets young people who are ready to begin their Journey outside of Camp Grier. Discoverers will camp one night away from their cabin on campus and go on outings off-site to explore the amazing waterfalls and beautiful summits that surround Camp Grier during the day. 

Discoverers - Rising 4th-Rising 6th Graders


Use the confidence you built as an Explorer and Discoverer to step out of your comfort zone a little more. Backpack into Pisgah National Forest, paddle the Tuckaseegee or rock climb at Table Rock. We promise you'll learn some amazing things about yourself and the world as an Adventurer. Our Adventurer Programs use Camp Grier as a base camp to explore the abundant natural resources located nearby while still leaving time for traditional Camp Grier activities like hiking to the fire tower, sliding down the rock slide, or getting your groove on at the Rustic Dance.  We offer one week Adventure programs as well as two week Adventure programs. 

Adventurers - Rising 7th-Rising 9th Graders


You're confident in who you are, and you've pushed your limits to find out what you're made of. It's time to draw from that strong identity and navigate your world! Designed for older campers who are ready to explore new places, while developing their leadership styles. Count on finding adventure in amazing places, developing leadership skills and providing service to others and the community. The focus of our Navigator program is leadership development and our goal is to prepare young people to be future leaders! This unique experience is offered in one and two week sessions. 

Navigators - Rising 10th-Rising 12th Graders

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The equestrian camp is designed to give you the skills you need to be a competent rider. You'll spend half your day working with your horse and the other half doing fun camp activities like swimming, canoeing, and arts and crafts. You'll not only learn techniques that will make you a better rider you'll learn what it takes to care for your horse. 


After a week riding mountain bikes at Camp Grier you will be a better rider! The combination of excellent instructors and challenging terrain make camp an ideal place to build your skills.  We have a pump track on campus as well as our very own mountain bike trail. Camp Grier is in riding distance to the Kistuma Mountain Bike Trail and Heartbreak Ridge Trail. 


Do you love animals? If so, then our farm camp may be right for you! Half your time will be filled caring for all chickens, pigs, bees, and horses at camp. You'll also help in the garden and harvest the vegetables. The other half will be spent doing traditional camp activities like swimming, canoeing, hiking, and arts and crafts. You'll sleep at our more remote cabins and prepare some meals over an open fire all as part of your farm experience. 


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(828) 668-7793

(828) 668-9096

985 Camp Grier Rd. Old Fort, NC 28762, USA / PO Box 490 Old Fort, NC 28762

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Camp Grier is an outdoor ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Camp Grier is a 501-c(3) non-profit and operates under a special use permit from the US Forest Service. 


Photography by Bren Photography