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Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference & Retreat Center
Laurel Springs, North Carolina

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124 Pendry Drive
Laurel Springs, North Carolina 28644

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CAMPER AGES: 8 to 18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Summer Camp, Mission Camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. Owned and operated by the Moravian Church in America, Southern Province.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Laurel Ridge offers week-long residential summer camps for youth age 8 to 18 and who have completed grade 3 up to grade 12 within the same calendar year. Each week campers are able to explore and strengthen their faith in a community that is supportive and nurturing. They are also able to connect with their environment as they participate in outdoor activities such as hands-on environmental education, swimming, hiking, caving, and canoeing.

An introductory 3 day camp is offered to youth who have completed grades 1 and 2

Science, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

TOP NORTH CAROLINA SCIENCE CAMP: Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference & Retreat Center is a Top Science Summer Camp located in Laurel Springs North Carolina offering many fun and enriching Science and other camp programs.

CAMP LOCATION: Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, only two minutes away from the Blue Ridge Parkway; Laurel Ridge is located about 30 minutes North of North Wilkesboro, West of Sparta, and East of West Jefferson, NC. We are situated on over 600 acres of beautiful wilderness at the apex of a mountain ridge with spectacular vistas from overviews in every direction! It's a sight you must see to believe!

CAMP FACILITIES: Laurel Ridge Summer Camp has 4 Lodge units, each with 4 sleeping cabins. The Lodges house a meeting space with a fireplace, a small kitchen, and bathroom facilities including showers. The sleeping cabins have bunk beds and single beds and can sleep 12 people in each unit. There is a commercial kitchen with a Dining Hall, an Activity Center for basketball and other games, a 3 acre lake for swimming and canoeing, and miles of hiking trails with breathtaking views. We also have a sports slab for outdoor games like basketball, dodge-ball, volleyball, and square dancing! There is a Group Interactive Course that is excellent for team building and confidence boosting exercises. For adult groups or business organizations, Laurel Ridge has a 48 room hotel and conference center with small to large meeting spaces and a full service kitchen and staff to host your next leadership conference or retreat! Visit our website for more information!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Laurel Ridge is associated with the PCCCA ( and ACA ( and complies with all safety regulations to ensure that every parent can rest assured their camper will have the best possible camping experience! All of our volunteer counselors and paid staff undergo background and drug testing before they can be accepted as part of summer staff. Our kitchen staff is led by ServSafe certified cooks and food handlers. We are a Moravian Christian Camp and our mission is to be"...a mountain place set apart for forming disciples of Jesus Christ who live and learn in community to serve in the world."

In 2018 we offer 4 Mission Camp opportunities - a chance to reach into the community with a caring touch and help families in need with physical labor and repair on homes and landscaping. We also offer an Arts Camp that will explore various media of art such as drawing/painting, audio/video, music, poetry, dance, etc. Every Summer Camp offers an ecological education piece to help connect campers to the nature surrounding them. Laurel Ridge is the place to be in 2018!

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Many Moravian Churches offer partial financial assistance to campers interested in attending Laurel Ridge. We also have funds available to help families have the opportunity to send one or multiple students to a week of Summer Camp at Laurel Ridge! Visit our website for contact information.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): 2018 Family Camp
April 27-29 and September 21-23, 2018

So many families are finding Family Camp a rewarding experience every year at Laurel Ridge! Don't miss out on the fun-filled weekend that may prove to be life changing for you, your kids, and your family! Please visit: Our Camp Website Link:

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Laurel Ridge hosts many church and business retreats and conferences throughout the year. We can accommodate almost any size event from school leadership retreats, church group getaways, non-profit board retreats, and business conferences. Visit our website for events and planning details.

Laurel Ridge, offers campers a chance to explore & strengthen their faith in a setting that allows them to connect with the outdoors through activities such as swimming, hiking, canoeing, & environmental education.There is only ONE Laurel Ridge Experience!!

Week long camps for Junior age to Adults are $450 per camper and weekend camp for Pre-Junior is $225 per camper. Visit Our Camp Website Link: for all the details!

Have you dreamed about serving God in the most beautiful place in the world? Now is your chance! Laurel Ridge is currently accepting applications for the Laurel Ridge 2018 M-Staff through March 2, 2018. M-Staff are summer maintenance staff that help keep Laurel Ridge in operating order while interacting with campers and counselors to enhance their summer camp experience. Interested applicants can find out more by contacting the camp office and watching the website for details - Our Camp Website Link:

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