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

Time is running out to sign up for a weekend of "Under the Sea" fun at Camp Ginger Cascades!

Students from Appalachian State University will be providing Brownies and Juniors with awesome programming to get them moving, thinking, and loving the outdoors. This is a great opportunity for girls to get a taste of summer camp, while adults enjoy their own onsite programming.

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Today's featured program is "Amazing Amazons" running June 18-24 for girls going into grades 8-10.

For teen girls who aren't afraid of a challenge, this program will rock your world! Rock climbing, cardio kickboxing, and a mountain side obstacle course are in store in this high intensity week. Re-fuel with a nutritious meal you cook yourself over a campfire and reward yourself with a refreshing slide down the Cascades after a day hiking camp's many trails.

At camp we make more than strong connections, we also make strong girls!
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Perfect night for a campfire! Thanks for sharing the Smores troop 456! ... See MoreSee Less

Spring has sprung, and it is a great time to be a toad out at Camp Ginger Cascades! ... See MoreSee Less

There is plenty to enjoy at Camp Ginger Cascades even when summer camp isn't in session. This troop took advantage of our awesome climbing cave! Look at those girls go! ... See MoreSee Less


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