Check-in: 4pm Sunday; Check-in: 4pm Sunday
First child $430, siblings $380
Check-in: 4pm Sunday; Departure: 4pm Friday
1st Edge: First child $455, siblings $405 --- 2nd Edge: First child $525, siblings $475
Highland Summer Camps physical location:
Lower Highland Drive, Bergton, VA 22811
Highland Summer Camps, 14783 Upper Highland Drive, Bergton, VA 22811
To reach the Youth Office by phone or fax dial:
Highland Summer Camp sessions:
|1st Ridge||10-12||June 18-23, 2023||https://highlandretreat.org/summer-camp/youth-camps/ridgeline|
|The Peak||13-16||June 25-30, 2023||https://highlandretreat.org/summer-camp/youth-camps/peak|
|1st Edge||13-15||June 25-30, 2023||https://highlandretreat.org/summer-camp/youth-camps/edge|
|The Ascent||8-10||July 2-7, 2023||https://highlandretreat.org/summer-camp/youth-camps/ascent|
|2nd Ridge||10-12||July 9-14, 2023||https://highlandretreat.org/summer-camp/youth-camps/ridgeline|
|2nd Edge||14-16||July 9-14, 2023||https://highlandretreat.org/summer-camp/youth-camps/edge|
|The Summit||12-14||July 16-21, 2023||https://highlandretreat.org/summer-camp/youth-camps/summit|
|Day Camp||5-12||July 24-28, 2023||https://highlandretreat.org/summer-camp/youth-camps/day-camp|
|The Lookout||7-10||July 30-Aug 1, 2023||https://highlandretreat.org/summer-camp/youth-camps/lookout|
|Leaders in Training||those who have completed 10th or 11th grade||June 18-23, 2023 (orientation) PLUS service week(s) during Ascent, 2nd Ridge, Day Camp, and/or Lookout||https://highlandretreat.org/summer-camp/leaders-in-training|
2023 Summer Theme: Let Your Light Shine!
This year's camps will have Matthew 5:16 as a theme verse: "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."
What will camp be like in 2023?
Highland Summer Camps will comply with any relevant guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health during the 2023 camp season. We aren't likely to know what those guidelines will actually be until April or May, but we can guess that requirements are likely to be similar to, or more relaxed than, 2022 requirements (summarized below).
In 2022, pre-camp health screenings were required, with three options to choose from:
- Show proof of a negative at-home COVID test 24-72 hours prior to camp and complete the tracking chart for each day after the negative COVID test.
- Show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and complete the tracking chart for the 7 days prior to camp.
- Complete the tracking chart for the 14 days prior to camp.
In 2022, face masks were optional for campers since the vast majority of the Highland Summer Camp experience is outdoors. Campers may have been asked to wear a mask in certain situations, such as if they started displaying COVID-type symptoms.
In 2022, family members were strongly encouraged to wear a face mask when dropping off or picking up their camper to help avoid introducing extra germs to the summer campers and staff.
Questions about what to pack, arrival and departure procedures, or general healthcare at camp?
Please consult the Parent Information page for additional helpful info!
Some details about activities
Assigned Skill Groups – Includes planned activities like nature studies, the climbing tower, and other challenge course activities.
Elective Skill Group – Cabin groups (younger campers) or individuals (older campers) will select from various planned activities related to the arts (like crafts, dance, or drama), outdoor living (like slingshots, firebuilding, or funyaks), or sports (like street hockey, kickball, or disc golf).
Cabin Action – Cabin groups will choose a simple activity like playing gaga, making friendship bracelets, or playing in the stream.
Evening Rec – Each evening, the whole camp will assemble for various games on the rec field.
Swimming – Campers will have swim time each day, weather permitting.
Jumpstart and Fireside – Worship services are all-camp activities, and they will include singing and Bible-based teaching. The “Adventures with God” Bible study topic will be introduced during morning Jumpstart services, and during the evening services, the Fireside 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.
Campfire Breakfasts – Breakfasts will often be prepared over the campfire at your cabin. Counselors will supervise the food preparation.
Arrival/Check-In and Departure – View information about times and procedures