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SUMMER CAMPS

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Co-ed residential programs designed for rising 2nd graders to 12th graders that help teach lifelong social and outdoor skills. 

 
 
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Explorers

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Rising 2nd grade - Rising 3rd grade

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, art, canoeing, hiking, swimming, and games.

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Discoverers

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Rising 4th grade - Rising 6th grade

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 our 650-acre campus and enjoy a week of worship, art, canoeing, hiking, swimming, and games throughout the week. 

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Adventurers

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Rising 7th grade - Rising 9th grade

Use the confidence you built as an Explorer and Discoverer to step out of your comfort zone a little more. Paddle a river or rock climb in the Pisgah National Forest. 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 worship, hiking to the fire tower, sliding down the rock slide, or getting your groove on at the Rustic Dance. This camp is offered in one or two week sessions. Two week Adventurers will do a 2 night backpacking trip in the Pisgah National Forest surrounding camp.

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Navigators

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Rising 10th grade - Rising 12th grade

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. Count on finding adventure in amazing places both on and off camp. Navigators will use our beautiful 650-acre main campus as a base camp enjoying the camp activities that they have come to love like worship, hiking to the fire tower, sliding down the rock slide, or getting your groove on at the Rustic Dance. They will also venture off camp for a trip down the river or rock climbing in the surrounding Pisgah National Forest. This camp is offered in one and two week sessions. Two week campers will also go on a 3 night backpacking trip, develop leadership skills, and provide service to others and the community.

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Equestrian

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Rising 4th grade - Rising 9th grade

The equestrian camp is designed to give you the skills you need to be a competent rider. You’ll spend each day working with your horse and doing fun camp activities like worship, swimming, canoeing, and art. Campers will work on skills in the arena as well as enjoy guided rides on 3+ miles of private trails on camp property and 6+ brand new miles of trails in Pisgah National Forest built by The G5 Trail Collective. You’ll not only learn techniques that will make you a better rider you’ll learn what it takes to care for your horse. Our camp is inclusive, there are no try outs or requirements.  We work with beginning to advanced riders.

 
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Mountain Bike

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Rising 4th grade - Rising 12th grade

Camp Grier MTB camp focuses on becoming a great mountain biker, not just riding the bike. We'll work on riding skills, trail etiquette, being nice to the forest,  and creating an environment for progression. All Camp Grier MTB groups receive professional instruction from our PMBIA certified mountain bike instructor. Campers enjoy guided rides on 3+ miles of private trails on camp property and 6+ brand new miles of trails in Pisgah National Forest. Camp Grier also touts a pump track and skills area complete with jumps, drops, skinnies and more. Campers will also have time for traditional camp activities such as worship, art, canoeing, swimming, and games. Our camp is inclusive, there are no try outs or requirements. If you can ride a bike, come do it with us!

 
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Farm Camp

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Rising 4th grade - Rising 9th grade

Do you love animals and dirt? If so, then our farm camp is just right for you! You will learn about farm to table practices by spending time caring for the chickens, pigs, and bees at camp; helping in the garden planting, weeding, and harvesting the vegetables; and learning outdoor cooking skills. There will be time to do traditional camp activities as well like worship, swimming, canoeing, hiking, and art. 

 
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Leadership Training

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Leadership Training

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Rising 11th grade - Rising College Freshman

Leadership Training is for campers that are not quite ready to be on staff, but want to learn what it takes to do the job. Campers will be assigned to an Explorer/Discover group to assist our Cabin Leaders with daily programming activities as well as perform other support staff duties. As a Leader in Training, campers should possess the ability to use sound judgment and be able to relate to your peers and supervisors in a work setting. It is important that you have enthusiasm, maturity, and communication skills as well as interest in the development of children.