Camp Ginger Cascades

Located in the beautiful foothills of western North Carolina, just outside Lenoir, Camp Ginger Cascades is one of three outdoor program properties operated by Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. During summer months, Ginger Cascades offers overnight resident and day camp programs for girls ages 5-17. Girls do not have to be a Girl Scout to attend programs.

In addition to summer camping opportunities for individual girls, Ginger Cascades also provides an excellent year-round location and facilities for outside rentals including band camps, church retreats, family gatherings, school groups and troop camping.

Founded in 1963, Camp Ginger Cascades is infused with a passion for the outdoors and is dedicated to helping young girls and women become confident and strong leaders! Being an ACA-accredited camp means parents can rest assured their child will be safe, as they develop their courage, confidence and character – without even realizing it!

Contact Us / Directions

Camp Ginger Cascades
2090 Scout Road
Lenoir, NC  28645
828-758-5321, phone
828-394-5080, fax

Meet the Staff

Elise Wiley, Camp Director

eliseElise’s summer camp journey began as a camper at Girl Scout camps in New York. As she got older, she worked her way from Junior Counselor to Waterfront Director with a Girl Scout residential summer camp in Vermont. Elise attended the University of Maine at Farmington, where she dual-majored in English and Psychology. Elise has worn many work hats, having been a Youth Advocate, Behavioral Health Professional, Education Technician, a Volunteer Coordinator and most recently the Executive Camp Director for non-traditional co-ed day and resident camps in Massachusetts. A former women’s rugby player and Zumba instructor, Elise currently spends her spare time moving and grooving outside, painting, playing with her animals (three dogs, two cats and a bird!) and watching reruns of Star Trek. Her favorite foods are campfire s’mores and mac and cheese.

 

RodWRod White, Ranger/Site Coordinator

Rod White came to work at Ginger Cascades in 2009 after working 37 years as a master stone mason. Rod grew up just down the road and his family has always lived in the area. He began hiking in this area as a boy and even occasionally helped out the camp rangers as a teenager and young man. Rod has a wealth of knowledge about the history of the area. Rod, his wife Tammy and their son Caleb live right by camp. Rod loves working and walking outside! He wants everyone who comes to enjoy the beauty of Ginger Cascades and he especially loves when campers hike on some of his favorite trails!

Wish List

Backpacking Tents

Campfire Pie Irons

Glue Sticks

Life Jackets

Markers

Misty Mountain Climbing Harness

Petzl Climbing Helmet

Purchase these items now or contact Camp Ginger Cascades directly concerning any additional items for donation.

 

Facebook Posts

Camp Sunshine 2018
Dear Girl Scout:
Camp Ginger Cascades would like to open its doors and welcome you to join in the fun of Camp Sunshine! Camp Sunshine is an opportunity for young girls, who may not otherwise have a chance to explore the outdoors, to visit Camp Ginger Cascades and take part in a camp experience. Girl Scouts entering 8th grade and above have the opportunity to work on their leadership skills while they plan, design and run Camp Sunshine.

We're looking for motivated and compassionate Girl Scouts like YOU who are in grades 8 and up to take the lead in planning and running this awesome event! That's right, Camp Sunshine is a program that is entirely girl-led! Adult volunteers are also needed to assist in mentoring and coaching girl leaders, but the girls take the spotlight.

We've had great success hosting Camp Sunshine in the past, and we are happy to continue to offer participation in Camp Sunshine free of cost to our girl and adult volunteers. Girls and adults volunteering for Camp Sunshine will only be asked for their time and dedication to the project.

Running camp is a lot of work, but it's also tons of fun, and the more girl leaders we can get, the more fun it will be! If you want to have a hand in running this weekend camp opportunity and want to see younger girls enjoy a fun weekend camp experience, then join us for our Camp Sunshine Informational Meeting on Saturday, September 23rd from 3-4pm at Camp Ginger Cascades. We will be going over changes to how the program runs, new ideas, positions available on the girl leadership team and sharing a timeline to make this program a success!

You bring your questions, curiosity and dedication, and we'll bring the snacks! We look forward to working with all of you to make this event a success!

Elise Wiley
Outdoor Experience Manager, Camp Ginger Cascades
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Come join us at Camp Ginger Cascades for our council's annual Camp-A-Palooza! This year we'll be Exploring the Night Sky with activities that challenge girls to grow, learn, and discover. We'll also have plenty of traditional Girl Scout Activities, crafts, and more! ... See MoreSee Less

Camp-a-Palooza!

October 6, 2017, 6:00pm - October 8, 2017, 8:00pm

Come join us at Camp Ginger Cascades for our council's annual Camp-A-Palooza! This year we'll be Exploring the Night Sky with activities that challenge girls to grow, learn, and discover. We'll also ...

Camp Ginger Cascades is super excited to be the host site for this year's Camp-a-Palooza council wide camporee! This Camp-a-Palooza theme is Exploring the Night Sky, so we'll have plenty of outdoor skills, challenge, and science programs as well as traditional camp activities, Girl Scout songs, crafts, games, and more!

Online registration for this event is now open, and we have limited spaces for day and overnight attendees so sign up today!
www.girlscoutsp2p.org/en/events-repository/2017/camp_a_palooza_weeke.html
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UPCOMING PROGRAM: Fairy Garden Party! Sunday Oct. 1. from 1pm-5pm.
Looking for something fun to do with your Daisies and Brownies on a Sunday afternoon? Come to Camp Ginger Cascades and play with us during our fairy garden party! We'll be making fairy crafts, enjoying fairy snacks and taking a hike out to our fairy garden.
For more information on this and other programs running at Camp Ginger Cascades visit www.girlscoutsp2p.org and click on the tab labeled "events."
We look forward to camping with you!
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This program is designed for girls and their significant male adults – dads, uncles, grandpas, etc. You and the rest of the group will spend the weekend at Camp Ginger Cascades on camp construction projects and sprucing up camp itself. You will enjoy great meals, a father/daughter craft, archery and even fishing! The Camp Ranger will lead your group in the camp project (roofing, painting, construction) and will provide the materials, training and direction as we all work together to improve camp property. So campers bring your favorite adult “guy” out to camp and show them how much fun Camp Ginger Cascades can be! By the end of the weekend, you will leave knowing you’ve left your mark on camp. All meals provided on Saturday and continental breakfast on Sunday.

Fee: $30 per girl/adult
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Do Dads

September 29, 2017, 6:00pm - September 29, 2017, 8:00pm

This program is designed for girls and their significant male adults – dads, uncles, grandpas, etc. You and the rest of the group will spend the weekend at Camp Ginger Cascades on camp construction ...


 

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