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


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

SPECIAL FEATURE: Today's featured program is "Arrows Away!" for young archers in grades 5-7. This awesome adventure will be taking place the week of July 2-8.

These girls know that true archers like Artemis, Katniss, and Merida honed their skills through practice and training. When you aren't keep your eyes on target at our archery range or practicing for the dynamic archery challenge, you will be enjoying all the campfires, crafts and adventures that camp has to offer. You will even spend the night under the stars using your keen eyes to spot legendary archers in the constellations. Some archery experience required.

There is still space in this and other programs at Camp Ginger Cascades! Register online today at
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Today's featured program is "Daughters of Legend" running June 25-July 1 for girls in grades 4-5.

Uncover ancient secrets, learn myths and legends from around the world and be the heroine of your own epic quest! Study the ways of the heroine (courage, confidence, and character) and build your skills with swords, arrows, climbing and more. Create your own heroine's medallion and test your mettle against the monsters of myth.

Register today at!
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Check out the Facebook live video on day camp! If you missed the live version and have questions feel free to leave your comments below and we will get them answered. ... See MoreSee Less

Meet our three camp directors, and find out more about day camp and overnight camp! Transportation is available to these beautiful camps in Central and Western North Carolina. ...

At 5:00PM TOMORROW you will have an opportunity to speak with all three summer camp directors from the Peaks to Piedmont Council in order to ask your questions about our upcoming Day Camp season.
If you can't make it tomorrow at 5:00pm, feel free to leave your questions as comments on this post and we'll be sure to answer them tomorrow.
Even if you don't have questions and just want to pop online and say "hi" while we are recording we'd love to see you on facebook tomorrow showing your support for our P2P camps!
You can sign up for day camp at any of our three camp locations at
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Sending your daughter to camp is an amazing experience that will make a difference for the rest of her life. Give her the gift of camp this summer. ... See MoreSee Less

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