Highland Summer Camps

All current Highland Summer Camp programs are listed below, sorted by camper age. If you'd prefer to view the camps by date, a full 2024 summer camp schedule follows the camp listings. You'll also find information about this year's summer theme, and any other updates about the coming summer.

Resident Camp A, for ages 9-11

June 16-21, 2024 (5 nights and 5 full days)

Check-in: 4pm Sunday; Departure: 4pm Friday

First child $445, siblings $395

10+ spots available for girls, <10 spots available for boys

Resident Camp B, for ages 11-13

June 23-28, 2024 (5 nights and 5 full days)

Check-in: 4pm Sunday; Departure: 4pm Friday

First child $460, siblings $410

<10 spots available for girls, <10 spots available for boys

Wilderness Camp A, for ages 13-15

June 23-28, 2024 (5 nights and 5 full days)

Check-in: 4pm Sunday; Departure: 4pm Friday

First child $490, siblings $440

<5 spots open for girls, FULL for boys

Resident Camp C, for ages 8-10

June 30-July 5, 2024 (5 nights and 5 full days)

Check-in: 4pm Sunday; Departure: 4pm Friday

First child $445, siblings $395

<5 spots available for girls, 10+ spots available for boys

Resident Camp D, for ages 10-12

July 7-12, 2024 (5 nights and 5 full days)

Check-in: 4pm Sunday; Departure: 4pm Friday

First child $445, siblings $395

<5 spots available for girls, FULL for boys

Wilderness Camp B, for ages 14-16

July 7-12, 2024 (5 nights and 5 full days)

Check-in: 4pm Sunday; Departure: 4pm Friday

First child $490, siblings $440

1 or 2 spots open for girls, FULL for boys

Resident Camp E, for ages 12-15

July 14-19, 2024 (5 nights and 5 full days)

Check-in: 4pm Sunday; Departure: 4pm Friday

First child $475, siblings $425

1 or 2 spots available for girls, FULL for boys

Day Camp, for ages 5-12

July 22-26, 2024 (5 days)

Daily Drop-off: 8-9am; Daily Pick-up: 5pm

First child $235, siblings $185

All age groups are FULL

Mini Camp, for ages 7-10

July 28-30, 2024 (2 nights and 3 days)

Check-in: 4pm Sunday; Departure: 4pm Tuesday

First child $245, siblings $195

FULL for girls, FULL for boys

Leaders in Training (LIT) Program, for those who have completed 10th or 11th grade

June 30-July 5, 2024 (LIT orientation -- required) July 21-26, 2024 (LIT service week A -- Day Camp) July 28-30, 2024 (LIT service week B -- Mini Camp)

LIT participants may choose service week A or B, or both; Participation is based on application and acceptance

$200 (covers food and lodging during orientation week)

Highland Summer Camps physical location:

Lower Highland Drive, Bergton, VA 22811

Mailing address:

Highland Summer Camps, 14783 Upper Highland Drive, Bergton, VA 22811

To reach the Youth Office by phone or fax dial:

540-705-0512

2024 Highland Summer Camp sessions:

CampDates and ages
Resident Camp AJune 16-21, 2024, for ages 9-11
Resident Camp BJune 23-28, 2024, for ages 11-13
Wilderness Camp AJune 23-28, 2024, for ages 13-15
Resident Camp CJune 30-July 5, 2024, for ages 8-10
Resident Camp DJuly 7-12, 2024, for ages 10-12
Wilderness Camp BJuly 7-12, 2024, for ages 14-16
Resident Camp EJuly 14-19, 2024, for ages 12-15
Day CampJuly 22-26, 2024, for ages 5-12
Mini CampJuly 28-30, 2024, for ages 7-10
Leaders in Training (LIT) ProgramUp to 3 weeks, for those who have completed 10th or 11th grade

2024 Summer Theme: My Feet Are on the Rock

This year's camp theme is drawn from the parable of the wise and foolish builders in Matthew 7:24-27. We'll look at what it means to stand securely on the Rock (Jesus Christ) instead of on shifting sand.

 

What will camp be like in 2024?

As far as healthcare, in 2023 we were more or less back to pre-COVID "normal." We have no reason to expect 2024 to be any different, but if that changes we will place updates here AND will contact the families of all registered campers.

Questions about what to pack, arrival and departure procedures, or general healthcare at camp?

Please consult the Parent Information page for additional helpful info!

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Some details about activities

Assigned activities – Includes things like nature studies, the climbing tower, and other challenge course activities.

Camper choice activities – In the resident camps for our older campers, there will be times when each individual camper will select from various planned activities. Options may be related to the arts (like crafts, dance, or drama), outdoor living (like slingshots, firebuilding, or funyaks), or sports (like soccer, kickball, or disc golf).

Cabin action time – Cabin groups will choose a simple activity like playing gaga, making friendship bracelets, or playing in the stream.

Evening Rec – When the whole camp assembles for various games on the rec field.

Swimming – Campers will have swim time each day, weather permitting.

Devotional time and worship time – Worship services are all-camp activities, and they will include singing and Bible-based teaching. The Bible study topic will be introduced during morning devotional time, and during the evening worship time, a speaker will present a message.

Meals – Most meals will be served on the kitchen deck, with food prepared and served by our kitchen staff. Campers will sit with their cabin group during these meals. Weather permitting, some meals (breakfast or supper) will also be prepared over the campfire at each cabin. Counselors will supervise the food preparation of those meals, using food and equipment supplied by the camp kitchen.

Arrival/Check-In and DepartureView information about times and procedures