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Experiential Learning

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Experiential Learning

We had another fantastic day at Highlander. It was our last day of cabin activities, so everyone was soaking up every minute of cabin bonding time. I ...

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Shout Out for Sundays...And Mondays

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Shout Out for Sundays...And Mondays

Sundays are AWESOME at camp! I love that they have a balance of simply restful and wildly energetic. We have spent years trying to perfect Sundays to ...

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So Much Fun

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So Much Fun

Today was just SO MUCH FUN at Camp Highlander. After a much appreciated late wake-up for our sleep in Saturday, campers and staff were so excited to s...

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The Sound of Summer

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The Sound of Summer

It’s hard to believe, but today is officially the first day of summer! Crazy for me to think because summer started for me the first day that we opene...

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Can't Stop The Feeling

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Can't Stop The Feeling

Today was a totally awesome, super fun, unbelievably fantastic, really great day! The sun was shining and everywhere I looked I saw smiling faces and ...

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Attitude Is A Choice

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Attitude Is A Choice

Making decisions is one of the biggest things I do all day as a camp director. What are we going to put on the menu? Who is going to teach tennis beca...

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All You Need To Be Is You

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All You Need To Be Is You

Imagine a place where you are loved just for being you. Imagine being in a community where you didn’t have to prove yourself to be valued, respected a...

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The Little Things

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The Little Things

I love the start of the camp session. Though I have been here for 18 years, there is a newness at the start of each session that inspires me to learn ...

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Session A Opening Day!

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Session A Opening Day!

It was a beautiful Opening Day on Old Forge Mountain, and I was so happy to see all of our Session A campers when they arrived today. The excitement o...

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Wonderful World of Highlander

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Wonderful World of Highlander

What a fantastic day! The rain is over, the sun is shining and all is right in our world at Highlander! Days like today, I find myself overwhelmed by ...

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The Highlander Way

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The Highlander Way

Traditions are a wonderful part of what makes camp special. They have the beautiful way of connecting past, present and future, and at camp there is s...

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Opening Day! Campers Bring the Sunshine!

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Opening Day! Campers Bring the Sunshine!

At 7:58 this morning I stood in front of the staff in the dining hall with the biggest smile as the rain came pouring down. “This is it! This is the m...

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Ma(y)king the Most of Your Time at Camp!

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Ma(y)king the Most of Your Time at Camp!

Believe it or not, May is already halfway over! Depending on which session(s) you’re attending, that means you have between 25 days (for Kick Off Camp...

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Big News for CH Alumni!

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Big News for CH Alumni!

Since 1957, the Camp Highlander family has been growing. Campers and counselors from all over the country (and across the world) have come to call our...

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March Into Summer!

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March Into Summer!

Every off-season, as the days grow colder and shorter, we get right to work making updates all throughout camp. Some years we build brand new cabins o...

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Push Yourself (Get Embarrassed!)

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Push Yourself (Get Embarrassed!)

It may sound strange to hear, but the one thing missing from my childhood experience at summer camp wasn’t unforgettable experiences, incredible activ...

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So You Wanna Ride the Bus?

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So You Wanna Ride the Bus?

We know that preparing for summer camp requires a LOT of planning. With that planning comes a myriad of questions - what to pack, what not to pack, wh...

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The Legacy Project

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The Legacy Project

In all we do, we seek to provide a way for our campers, counselors and alumni to be a part of this mountain home and the ‘One Love’ of our camp family...

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One Love: Grace + Truth

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One Love: Grace + Truth

It’s simply impossible to escape it this time of year – “love” is everywhere. It’s celebrated on billboards and television advertisements. It’s featur...

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Bryan + Melissa

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Bryan + Melissa

Since 1957, Camp Highlander has sought to build boys and girls of courage, honesty, integrity and faith. Through the years, we’ve been blessed with an...

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Tongue Twister Day: 2018

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Tongue Twister Day: 2018

In honor of Tongue Twister Day, you submitted your favorite tongue twisters via Facebook and Instagram. And although we absolutely butchered them, we ...

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Autumn On Old Forge

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Autumn On Old Forge

It’s that marvelous time of year once again - a time of transformation and change. The bright blue Carolina sky of summer is stained grey as the days ...

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Home Shows 101

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Home Shows 101

Every fall, just as the leaves begin to change color on Old Forge Mountain, our camp directors hit the road for our annual Home Show Tour. Traveling a...

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