The Wilderness Department at Camp Highlander is a place for our campers to literally stretch to new heights!

In the process of discovering the great outdoors, our campers also discover a great deal about themselves, becoming more self-confident individuals and valuable team members.

Our Challenge Course offers team-building adventures where cabins of campers spend time working to accomplish the elements together, as a team. After lots of effort, communication and hard work, campers will soar down the zip line with a feeling of individual success, and new found trust in their camp family. We have an excellent water based wilderness program, which includes kayaking and canoeing. We practice our boating skills in our lake, and after proper evaluations hit the open whitewater all around Western North Carolina. Our climbing wall has just been updated and campers sharpen their abilities both on the wall and bouldering rock, before heading out to the Blue Ridge Mountains for hikes and climbs that they will never forget. Whether it is navigating the challenge course, scaling the rock walls, rolling a kayak, or going on your first Mountain Bike Trip this program is exciting, adventurous and the perfect place for our campers to grow!

The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.”
e.e. cummings

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