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Summer Camp Western North Carolina


What's your favorite camp activity? Singing songs by the campfire while you roast marshmallows? Maybe it's seeking thrilling adventures like riding the zipline across the lake or shooting a bow and arrow! Going for a refreshing swim in the pool on a hot summer's day? Or creating a unique memento during arts and crafts? Whatever your favorite activities are, Tekoa Foothills offers all of them and more! 


In addition to participating in these awesome, exciting programs, each resident camper will have the opportunity to learn a new skill over the course of three days (9 hours total) during their week at Tekoa Foothills. Each camper will be organized into a Family Group as well as a Skill Group. Family Groups are formed by placing campers together based on age while Skill Groups are established based on camper registration and interest. This offers opportunities for meaningful connections with other campers outside of their assigned Family Group while learning a new skill in an safe setting.


If you would like to know more about Family Groups, the functionality and importance of this structure, or any other details please click here to learn more about elementary school camps or here for middle school camps. 


The idea to have campers register for a specifc skill was born from a desire to share in-depth knowledge pertinent to their interests. We aim to equip campers with excitement, education, and confidence that will extend beyond their time at Tekoa Foothills. Experts in that particular field will lead each class period to ensure accurate and thorough information is taught to campers. 


Some of the Skill Groups will travel off-site on the final day of classes (Friday). Space is limited for these sessions due to transportation availability. 


Information regarding each offered skill set is listed below, so please take a few minutes to read each description before registering for summer camp. If you have any questions or know someone who would be interested in sharing their talents relevant to a specific skill, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office at (704) 538-3866 to contact a Foothills staff member. 


Archery and aiming sports will be the target of this camp experience. Perfect your draw, sharpen your techniques, build your own target, and hit the bullseye to win the golden arrow.

July 4-10, 2021



Get your hands dirty exploring the methods of clay creation through the art of pottery. Coiling, stamping, pinching, and glazing techniques are taught to equip and inspire new potters and curious creatives.

July 11-17, 2021 and July 18-24, 2021



Learn paddling skills to help you navigate offsite river adventures in the foothills. Experience kayaking and conoeing on the Catawaba, Jacob's Fork, and First Broad Rivers if Western North Carolina.

July 4-10, 2021



See Tekoa Foothills through your own lens and capture photography skills. Build your own pinhole camera, learn terminology and techniques of both digital and film photography, and conclude the week exploring the darkroom.

July 18-24, 2021



Fill your mind with painting skills to create a more colorful world. Learn how to build your own canvas and use acrylics to create your own masterpiece. 

July 18-24, 2021



Discover the diversity of life in the foothills and learn methods of creation care and eco-preservation of this beautiful place. Trek to South Mountains State Park to observe natural habitats and put your knowledge to the test.

July 25-31, 2021



Saddle up for a week of horsing around at a local farm. Learn the joys of equestrian riding, racing, and competing as well as caring for these magestic animals.

July 11-17, 2021



Outdoor cooking skills, foraging fun, and a friendly culinary competition make for the tastiest camp experience Foothills has to offer. Make everyday delicious and win the Golden Cleaver!

July 4-10, 2021



Switch it up with a mixed media camp and explore all the Foothills Maker Space has to offer. Create and re-create using a variety of mediums to construct arts and crafts including collaging, wire wrapping, and up-cycling. 

July 25-31, 2021



Ready for more than backyard camping? Head with us into the wild. The wilderness will be no match for you after receiving rustic camping and survival skills. Learn shelter building, knife safety, outdoor cooking, fire building, and plant identification. 

July 11-17, 2021 and July 25-31, 2021 


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