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Our Mission and Core Values

Our mission is simple

To love and be loved at Camp Highlander — one love.

At Camp Highlander, we believe God has instilled in each one of us a desire to love and be loved. This is the motivation behind our mission — we love because God first loved us.

Our Creed

Through this love, we seek to build boys and girls of courage, honesty, integrity and faith, and to help them become all that God intends them to be. In all we do, from the social structure of camp to our programming, from opening day to closing day, we seek to uphold, promote, teach and exemplify these four core values.

Courage: Dare to be Brave

Courage is found within you and is realized through the support and love of those around you. Dare to be brave. Try new things. Stand by your friends.

Honesty: Speak Truth in Love

Be yourself. Honesty builds trust. Trust is the foundation of our family. Be kind to others; honesty is shown in our actions, not just our words. Speak truth in love to your neighbor.

Integrity: Respect Yourself, Others and Nature

Be strong. Integrity builds confidence. Lead by example. Win with integrity. Lose with integrity. Live a life of moral conviction, worthy of modeling.

Faith: Seek Truth and Believe

Never stop dreaming. Faith is the ability to receive, find and make meaning in our lives. Faith is being certain of what is not seen and sure of what we hope for.

Our Impact

Since 1957

For over sixty years, our Camp Highlander family has grown as campers and counselors have traveled from 20 different countries and 32 US states to experience the magic of our mountain home. Each and every one of these individuals, whether they come from just down the road or across the globe, impact and influence our camp legacy with their own unique contributions. Over 50,000 campers and staff have impacted this mountain and their legacy lives on for generations to come.