Plan a visit

There is no better way to learn about Camp Highlander than to visit our beautiful mountain.

We would love nothing more than to meet you, show you camp, answer your questions and tell you all about why Camp Highlander is “A Place Like No Other.”

We invite future campers and their families to visit throughout the year, but if you can visit during the summer you can see camp in full swing! A picture is worth a thousand words!

Please call the camp office to schedule your tour (828) 891-7721.

Directions to Highlander from I-26

*Exit the WNC Agricultural Center/ Asheville Airport exit 40. Go West on Highway 280 towards Brevard. You will pass the Asheville Airport on your right hand side.

*Travel approximately 4 miles and look for Valley-Agri Feed & Seed. At this stop-light, turn right onto South Mills River Road.

*Continue on South Mills River Road for 3.5 miles and you will see a Camp Highlander sign on your left after the Mills River Baptist Church.

*Take the next left, which is Dalton Road. Continue on Dalton road for 1⁄2 mile, which will take you directly onto camp.

Visiting your child at camp

Attending camp provides a unique opportunity for campers to gain independence and self-reliance. It can be challenging for campers to readjust after a family visit for both the camper and friends or cabin mates whose parents cannot visit, so we discourage frequent visitation.

If parents are in the area visiting, visitation is only allowed on Sundays between 10am and Campfire at 6pm. Parents must take their campers off campus to spend time together. Campers are only allowed to leave with their parents.

We strongly encourage visits and tours of camp on opening and closing days of the sessions to meet Camp Highlander staff and see the camp facility.

Area Accommodations

If you need accommodations for your visit to camp, we highly recommend the Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill. Conveniently located within a few miles of Camp Highlander, this newly-constructed, purpose-built B & B is best known for its’ casual elegance and Southern hospitality.

Reservations can be made online at or by calling 828.290.6080. Create your own getaway while your children are at camp with the exclusive Camp Highlander Special from Tiffany Hill. Stay 5 consecutive nights & receive a 25% discount on your accommodations.

Other Places to Stay:

Stunning Two Bedroom Condo (in historic Downtown Asheville) –
Mountain Cabins for Rent – (828) 553-0938 or VRBO Listig #583637
Cabins & Houses on Lake Toxaway – or call 866-966-402
The Residences at Biltmore (15 miles): (828) 350-8000 – Discount Code: Camp15
Grove Park Inn Asheville (24 miles): (828) 252-2711
The Inn on Biltmore Estate I-40, Exit 50 Asheville (20 mi.): (828) 225-1600
Holiday Inn Airport, Asheville (7 miles): (828) 684-1213
Fairfield Inn Airport, Asheville (7 miles): (828) 684-1144
Hampton Inn Airport, Asheville (8 miles): (828) 687-0806

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